In 2002 the Federal Chamber of German Architects (Bundesarchitektenkammer - BAK) founded the Network for Architecture Exchange NAX (Netzwerk Architekturexport - NAX) for promoting the activities of German and foreign architects working abroad and for supporting internationally active developers and investors in their search for suitable architects and urban planners.
NAX is part of the lobbying activities of the Federal Chamber of German Architects on a European and international level. The aim of NAX is to make the international exchange of planning services easier and to promote the professional mobility of architects and town planners.
Dr. Christine Lemaitre, CEO of DGNB and Prashant Kapoor, Chief Industry Specialist of IFC have joined forces to found the initiative "Building Sense Now", creating an international platform architects, engineers and designers to exchange their sustainable and climate friendly building experience. "The aim is not to found yet another organization but to create a broad network of like-minded architects, engineers and designers who are going to work towards climate and cultural – sensible – buildings around the world. We want to share knowledge and experiences, both good and bad."
Until July 31, 2018 all interested architects, engineers and designers are welcome to participate in the survey "Climate Plus", which was designed to give the initiative insights into the thinking and experience of the participants. More info: www.buildingsensenow.com.
On the occasion of its General Assembly on 20 April 2018, the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), which sets out the terms and conditions for the recognition of architects' qualifications between the EU and Canada. Once formally recommended and agreed by the MRA Committee of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), this agreement will facilitate the movement of architects between both jurisdictions. More information here.
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