We are glad to announce the new CNIEA iPhone app was approved and released to App Store. It is free and you can download it by clicking on the logo below. Please forward your feedback and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the first version of the app and will develop to serve our members.
Our network held its first event of this year 2014 on Saturday Morning of February 22 at the Living Art Center (near Square One Mall)
First Topic was Understanding Vegetated Roof Systems And Design Options, Presented by Mark Clyde, Building Science Specialist from HENRY
The presentation covered the following topics:
· Growth of the Green Roof Industry
· Understanding the Green Market Opportunities
· The Benefits of Green Roofs, i.e. Storm water management, Heat Island Effect
· Vegetated Roof Assembly (VRA) Design Principals
· Component considerations, Intensive, Extensive, Multi-Layer systems, Trays, irrigation, Etc.
· City bylaws and Building Codes
For PDF copy of this presentation, please click here (only accessable after login).
Second Topic was about Ontario Student Funding Program (OSFB) presented by Michael Fahmi & Shareef Yahya. Ontario student funding bureau is
the largest private education counselling service in Ontario.
In the last five years, OSFB have helped hundreds of newcomers in the GTA gaining access to free government funding that helped them to pay
for their training and living expenses.
OSFB professional team will look at each applicant separately and analysis their qualification for full approval. If you would like to find
out more about this great education opportunity, please visit OSFB website and fill the proper form.
Our Network held its last event of this year 2013 on Saturday morning - December 7th at the Living Art Center (near Square One Mall) in Mississauga.
First Topic: was Key Risks To Retirement Planning and How to Avoid Them
by Presenter/Sponsor: Mohamed Kababji , CFP®CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ®
The Presentation covered the following topics;
- Sources of Retirement Income, government Retirement Income Programs,Overview of CPP/QPP, Personal Savings, Company Retirement Program. Importance of Retirement Planning,· Plan for Your Retirement,· Create a Retirement Budget,· Set or Update Your Retirement Goal.
- After the crisis – Revisiting the 5 key risks : Longevity, Inflation, Asset Allocation, Withdrawal Rate,·Rate,Health care costs / OPTIMAL STRATEGIES ESTATE PLANNING, IMPORTANT FINANCIAL PLANNING TOOL, TOOLS TO CONSIDER
Presentation subject; PEO Process-ERC Interview
Noticing that many of the newcomer Iraqi engineers, among most of the internationally graduated engineers, are confused in many aspects of the license application and requirements or the licensing process overall, our colleague Faiz Hammadi provided an overview to help the audience have general understanding of the process, and focused on explaining the role of ERC and mainly the interview, as a major and crucial factor within the process.
Our Network held its November 2013 Event on Saturday morning November 2nd 2013 at the Living Art Center in Mississauga.
The First Topic was a Presentation about TTC Subway Station Design by TTC Architect Richard Chong.
On his presentation, Mr.Chong covered the following topics; Transit Facility Design, Design Framework, Conceptual At-Grade, Stop Design, Conceptual Station Design, Anatomy of an Underground Station, Examples of Stations, Questions & Answers.
The Second Topic was a Presentation about Our Network Insurance program by : Teresa Harvey, Business Development Adviser for Economical Select.
The Presentation Covered the following Topics; About Economical Select, Home Insurance, Auto Insurance, Program Benefits. Questions & Answers.
Finally on the Event, the Network announced that Basil Al-Farhan has been selected to be " Executive Member" . Basil is an active and well known member within CNIEA. Everyone enjoyed and very well remembers his two great presentations on PMP certification On his introduction speech on the event, Basil presented his ambitious plans for professional development of CNIEA members. He also emphasized that the success of his plans and all our CNIEA work requires cooperation of all members. Please welcome Basil and share your thoughts and ideas on professional development. You may send e mail to CNIEA Administration or to Directors Thanks to all for supporting CNIEA
Canadian Network of Iraqi Engineers and Architects organized a visit to Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Mesopotamia Exhibition on October 6, 2013 for its members and their families.
The group met at the door of the Museum at 10 am, had some time to introduce families and walked through the Museum in smaller groups.
The 40 participants enjoyed the visit and thanked CNIEA for organizing this event. Engineers and Architects enjoyed even more as they explored the architectural design of the building. The building was named after Michael Lee-Chin and designed by the Architect Daniel Libeskind and contains about six million objects and 40 galleries of art, archaeology and natural science
The Mesopotamia Exhibition attracted all participants as they viewed over 170 items related to Iraq history borrowed from the British Museum. CNIEA wanted that Iraqi families don't miss this great opportunity to view and teach their children part of Iraq history in addition to various histories through out the museum.
We would like to thank all participants for joining the group visit and look forward to meet them in other events for CNIEA members' Families