Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

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 |