Seminar Costs

Unless otherwise noted, there is no cost to attend an MBEC educational seminar event for members.  The cost for a non-member to attend however is $20.  

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Upcoming events

    • September 24, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Manitoba Hydro building – 360 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0G8
    • 18

    Presentation Overview:

    Built in 1882 -1883, in the High Victorian Italianate style, the Fortune Block is a quintessential Winnipeg example commercial buildings of the late 19th century. Designated a heritage building by the City of Winnipeg because of its historical, cultural and aesthetic value, the Fortune Block is a rare tangible reminder and important example of the economic and real estate boom from around the turn of the century in Winnipeg, caused initially by the expansion of immigration and CPR to the West. 

    The three storey building was purchased in 2016 by it current owner, and was extensively renovated, returning it to its original function with commercial units on the ground floor and two storeys of office space above.  

    Unit 7 Architecture from Winnipeg led the restoration project. Rehabilitation goals  for the work  (in-conjunction with conservation/ heritage values), included:

    • Ensuring integrity of the building envelope (foundation, walls, roof)
    • Enhancing the building’s appeal to the street along the main floor facade
    • Enhancing the function of the building for commercial tenants, including requirements for code.
    • Improving energy efficiency

    Speaker Bio:

    Originally from Alberta, Dean came to Winnipeg in 1984 to study architecture at the University of Manitoba.  He received his Master of Architecture Degree in 1989, and has been a member of the Manitoba Association of Architects since 1991.  He was a founding partner of Syverson Monteyne Architecture in 1994, and went on to establish Unit 7 Architecture in 2015.  The firm is highly respected in the architectural community and has won a number of design awards and competitions.

    In addition to running an architectural practice for the past 25 years,  Dean served as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba from 1995 through to 2007, and has taught Professional Practice in the faculty up until this year.  He was active  with the Manitoba Association of Architects Council from 2001 to 2007, including serving as President in 2005/16. 

    He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and is also a registered architect in Ontario and Saskatchewan.  

    He has been involved with numerous and varied studies dealing with important issues affecting the built environment. He maintains a keen interest in the relationship between “theory” and “practice,” with a view towards employing existing technology, accepting economic constraints, addressing social need, and providing response specific to location.

    He is fond of all things prairie, and of wide opens spaces.

    Tuesday September 24th, 2019

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (registration starts 2:30)

    Members $0 / Future Members $20

    Event Location: Manitoba Hydro 360 Portage Ave

    *Note: Security will escort you to the room after signing in

Past events

June 19, 2019 The MBEC Spring Wrap Up
May 16, 2019 Radon and what you need to know - with Heather Swail
March 19, 2019 Cast in Place Balcony Thermal Breaks - with Sarah Boila
January 16, 2019 ASTM Air Tightness - with Kevin Knight
December 04, 2018 MBEC Annual General Meeting
December 04, 2018 RAINO - 385 St. Mary Ave. – Reflecting on the comprehensive renovation of a mid-century modernist gem and AGM
October 30, 2018 Introduction to the Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Industry
May 16, 2018 Roofing Design and System Considerations
February 13, 2018 Roof Assemblies - Problems in the Field
January 17, 2018 Thermal Comfort
November 21, 2017 Moisture-Safe High-R Walls: A Half-Day Seminar with John Straube
October 26, 2017 Building Enclosures for 5 & 6 Storey Mid-Rise Wood Buildings - Graham Finch
September 27, 2017 High Performance Glazing: Technologies, Applications & Resulting Performance
May 16, 2017 Pt. 2 - Building Performance: Maximizing Energy Saving through an Integrated Design Approach
April 05, 2017 Pt. 1 - Building Performance: Maximizing Energy Saving through an Integrated Design Approach
February 28, 2017 Building Envelope Testing Tools of the Trade (Afternoon Session)
February 28, 2017 Building Envelope Testing Tools of the Trade (Morning Session)
November 24, 2016 MECB - What it is and Where we are now... - Seminar
October 20, 2016 Alloway Hall Renewal & Expansion
September 22, 2016 Registration Open! Basic Building Science - MBEC Full Day Event
May 19, 2016 Manitoba Schools: Building Envelope Longevity and Failures - MBEC Seminar
March 31, 2016 Air Leakage Testing of Occupied Buildings - MBEC Seminar
December 09, 2015 MECB Part 1 - Navigating Building Envelope Requirements: It's Really Not That Painful
November 26, 2015 Recreational Centres as a Building Type - MBEC Seminar
November 18, 2015 The Challenge of High Performance Wood Framed Enclosures - Residential, Commercial, and Mid-Rise Seminar with Dr. John Straube - Winnipeg
October 28, 2015 Manitoba Hydro Place - Lessons Learned
December 11, 2014 Net Zero Buildings with Peter Amerongen SOLD OUT
November 18, 2014 Sustainable Schools: How Manitoba Schools are Reaping the Benefits of LEED
September 25, 2014 One Evergreen Place: Exterior Wall Systems Remediation and Monitoring
May 28, 2014 Holey Moley - Air Leakage in Manitoba's Commercial Building Sector
March 24, 2014 Past, Present, Future: Manitoba's Green Building Program
February 27, 2014 Passive House Design Fundamentals
January 23, 2014 The U of M Alternative Village Honduras Project
December 18, 2013 "Ask the Experts" Mix and Mingle
December 03, 2013 NAFS and the Building Code: What Architects and Builders Need to Know
November 25, 2013 THERM Training for Modeling Building Enclosure Assemblies
August 20, 2013 Building Science 101 Workshop - Tuesday August 20, 2013
June 11, 2013 Building Science Myths & Lies
May 08, 2013 Keeping Radon Out
March 13, 2013 Make it Tight, Vent it Right
February 20, 2013 Residential Rating Programs for Energy and Environmental Performance
January 31, 2013 Building Better Buildings
January 16, 2013 Architectural Glass - The Right Choice
November 29, 2012 SOLD OUT - The National Energy Code - Hope and Peril
October 30, 2012 Building Monitoring - Structure Monitoring Technology
September 27, 2012 Planning for the Unexpected - How to Ensure Mould Does not Spoil Your Envelope Replacement Project
May 09, 2012 The High Performance Wall
April 12, 2012 Building Envelope Research at the Alternative Village
March 22, 2012 The Building Enclosure and its Impact on the Real Energy Performance of Buildings
March 06, 2012 March Lunch Event: New Building Commissioning Standards & the 2012 Air Barrier Rodeo Results
February 08, 2012 Special Air Barrier Rodeo
January 26, 2012 Energy Dollars and Cents of Building Envelopes
November 17, 2011 Red River College Patterson Retrofit Project
October 20, 2011 Whole Building Airtightness
May 10, 2011 Green Building Envelopes 101 Workshop
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