May 14, 2016 Event - Ontario Chapter -

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More than 20 architects attended the first official CNIEA Architects Meeting, and after introducing everyone’s professional background and welcoming the new members, participants’ started discussing the ways to get their skills into the Canadian market, and the steps to become a licensed architect, and the value of the interpretive soft skills besides the hard “enhancing the software acknowledgement and experience skills”, Resume, Portfolio, networking.. etc. also discussed forming study groups for the EXAC preparation.
Architects through the meeting already started exchanging information, useful links and study data.

Then our presenter Tim Corocoran from Molok North America Limited held a very nice informative presentation about a new way to manage and collect waste in public spaces like parks, schools, multi-residential developments and commercial plazas, in a more sustainable, aesthetic, odor-free and compactable user friendly way.

With the refreshments all engineers and architects gathered, networked and also discussed the ways finding the right path in Canada and which keys to use whom to contact."

Procurement Processes and CSI Master Format

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Procurement Processes and CSI Master Format

Members of CNIEA chapter in Toronto and their friends had the pleasure of attending a presentation on Procurement Processes and CSI Master Format by Mr. Firas Shugaa.

Mr. Firas Shugaa has BSc Arch. from the University of Baghdad and currently teaches Procurement, Fundamentals of Project Management and Construction Risk Management at Humber College.

The event was held at the South Common Community Centre on Saturday April 16th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

CNIEA president Mr. Hiam Al-Sabery started this event by introducing CNIEA objectives, and new executive members. Then, Mr. Firas Shugaa explained to the audience CCDC contract documents and the CSI Master Format and CSC.

Attendees learnt about the Procurement Knowledge Area according to PMI methodology as well as terminology and legal aspects in Canadian procurement procedures. Attendees had the chance to ask questions and discuss topics such as the bidding process and Construction Associations and tendering. During the session, members had time to network and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Special thanks to Mr.Firas Shugaa for this informative session and Mrs. Hanan Alhasani for sponsoring this event and her continuous support to CNIEA.

Network Breakfast Event

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With the sponsorship of our valued sponsor Mr. Alaa Yousif, CNIEA members, Our members especially job search group and newcomers along with their families met in Shahryar Center on Saturday Feb 20, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm for a breakfast and networking event.

The event started with introduction presentation about CNIEA objective, history, activities and plans and then: 

  • Awards given to Mr. Osama Alayobi for his effort for preparing PMP course for 10 candidates (CNIEA members) and for his other efforts in supporting the Network.
  • Completion Certificates of PMP course given to the course candidates.
  • Awards given to our members Wejdan Ismail and Firas Aljumaily and Dr. Raed Al-Rawi as appreciation for their voluntarily efforts for helping newcomers and job search group and CNIEA other activities.
  • Special award to Mr. Alaa Yousif for his continue support for CNIEA Network and sponsoring its events.
  • Introduction for Alaa Yousif business by Shamil Basil 
  • Housing Orientation by Dr. Raed Al Rawi and Hayder Rijab

During his speech Mr. Alaa Yousif suggested an idea for working together with the Network for providing additional efforts to Iraqi community. CNIEA Board of Directors, executives and members appreciated Mr. Alaa opinion and will coordinate with him for more details, and to make it workable.

 

There was a free time for networking and mutual discussion among the members and thier families.

 

Thanks for Mr. Alaa and his supporting staff for sponsoring the event, thanks for Shahryar Center and thanks for all who support that successful gathering.

 

 

The Network