The RAIC is pleased to announce the launch of its new Heritage Conservation series of limited-edition workshop experiences. These workshops will explore topics related to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, emerging technologies and digital tools, and adaptive reuse design strategies. The workshops will also give exclusive access to nationally significant sites, world-class resources, and leading experts in these fields.
All RAIC workshops are eligible for continuing education certificates of attendance.
Heritage Conservation Workshops Menu
RAIC x Parks Canada: Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings – Dawson City
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The Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Buildings workshop in Dawson City, Yukon will directly apply the principles described in the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada using built heritage assets as learning tools. Participants will engage in a design charette experience, applying the best practices in conservation to actual adaptive reuse situations in 5 different Dawson City buildings.
On day one participants will be guided around Dawson City on a walking/bus tour featuring local architecture and history. The day will conclude with a kick-off public panel discussion featuring heritage conservation experts and local community leaders on day two, participants will be guided through built heritage assets and introduced to the design charette project. Participants will work with heritage conservation experts as well as Parks Canada and RAIC staff in an intensive three-day design charette. The workshop concludes on late Saturday afternoon with a public showing and critique of design charette solutions and discussion.
The workshop also includes a 4-hour online pre-learning e-module, designed to ensure participants have a foundational knowledge of the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, to be applied during the in-person workshop experience. (The online pre-learning e-module will be available by August 19th and must be completed before the workshop)
Workshop Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this learning experience, participants will be able to:
- Develop design options that protect a site’s heritage value and Character Defining Elements
- Relate how adaptive reuse design decisions can have an effect on heritage character
- Apply the decision-making process described in the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canadato an adaptive reuse project
- Apply design decisions for adaptive reuse projects that protect and lever a site’s heritage value
- Integrate heritage conservation considerations into the design process and coordinated deliverables
Continuing education learning hours: 24 credits
This workshop will be provided in English. Participants will be working in groups in various heritage buildings at different times and locations. Simultaneous translation therefore cannot be provided.
Location: Dawson City, Yukon
Price: The price, including the workshop, accommodation, and catering in Dawson City, will be $2,500 for members and $2,900 for non-members. Travel to and from Dawson City is not included.
There are limited spots available. For more information, please contact Brynne Campbell, Program Officer at 613-241-3600 x 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pre-Workshop Online Learning e-Modules
RAIC x CIMS: From Point Cloud to Existing Conditions BIM with Revit (4 hours)
RAIC X Parks Canada: Adpative Reuse of Heritage Buildings – Dawson City
RAIC x CIMS: From Point Cloud to Existing Conditions BIM with Revit
Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2019.
Take advantage of the opportunity to spend a weekend working in the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) Lab and learn more about Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Heritage and Existing Conditions (HBIM) from the Winners of the 2018 CanBIM Best in Academic and Best in Innovation Award for the Library of Parliament BIM. This workshop will help participants better understand the complex and unique challenges in managing a BIM project for heritage and existing conditions, including managing large and diverse datasets, file size, and selecting the appropriate level of detail and model tolerance for your project.
Find out how to maximize the efficiency of your project by applying simple fundamental tips for Heritage BIM, and learn hands-on, step-by-step techniques for modelling basic building elements to point cloud data including walls, slabs, windows, and ceilings. The course will include a tour of a designated heritage building with a demonstration of capturing point cloud data with terrestrial laser scanners. Participants will receive an illustrated tutorial outlining all the steps required to model basic building elements from point cloud and will be able to ask instructors questions throughout the training.
The workshop will be provided in English as Carleton University is an English-based institution.
It also includes a 4-hour online pre-learning e-module, designed to ensure participants have a foundational knowledge of the topics and programs to be explored during the in-person workshop experience. A post-workshop online seminar will also be held to further assist participants.
This continuing education workshop is registered and approved by AIA - The American Institute of Architects.
Limited spots are available. For more information and to express your interest in registering, please contact Sheba Varughese, Program Officer, at 613-241-3600 x 203.
Dates: November 15-17, 2019 (The course will begin on Friday evening and run until late afternoon Sunday.) *Required online e-module (4 hours) to be published online shortly.
Location: Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) Lab, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Price: $2,000 for RAIC members, $2,400 for non-members. (Includes workshop, resources and materials, online pre-learning e-module, post-workshop online seminar, and meals.)
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