Alberta’s new Building Envelope Course now available

The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) is offering their new online Building Envelope Course to any professional or intern in Canada.

The 11-module course —now mandatory in Alberta —has four practical learning objectives:

  • Improve the learning ability of architects to competently and effectively design appropriate building envelopes;
  • Improve the ability of architects to understand their responsibilities and limitations regarding the provision of design, detailing, specification and field review services for building envelopes;
  • Improve the ability of architects to utilize good building envelope practices and recognize sources for ongoing technical support;
  • Understand the National Energy Code for Buildings 2011 pertinent to building envelope design.

The course is comprised of videos, downloadable documents,and quizzes presented by:

  • Dr. John Straube, P. Eng., Ph.D.
  • Mark Chambers, Architect, AAA
  • Robert Passmore, Architect, AAA


  • AAA member rate: $275 plus GST.
  • Discounted member rate: $100 plus GST. (The discounted member rate is only available to those AAA members who have previously completed the in-person, classroom version of the AAA's Building Envelope Course. The discount will be applied at the time of purchase.)
  • Non-member rate: $350 plus GST (non-members are required to create an account on our login page).
  • An optional Building Envelope Course book containing supplemental reference material is also available to purchase for $55 plus GST.


More information:

Kathy Saunderson, Professional Development Officer

Alberta Association of Architects

780.432.0619 |