Gross floor area, registration form, and image submission ...


01. What height of a sloped ceiling is consider to be included in the "Gross floor area"?

02. How, and when, do competitors "complete and sign the entrance and declaration of ownership and rights form"?

03. Also, can you please clarify your posted answer (2nd bullet) to question #7 online?

Your answer states:

"Length: it is all to fit onto the design board, except that the written description..."

However, under Submission Requirements and Rules; 5c states:

"In addition to inclusion in a design board, any images shall be submitted separately in .jpeg or similar format; one version high-resolution and another low-resolution version that is easier to email."

The word "images" is plural.

This rule seems to allow additional images and pages to be submitted. If so, is there a limit?


Gross floor area: the definition thereof in the Zoning Bylaw excludes crawl spaces, subdecks, carports, and parking garages from counting towards GFA. The minimum ceiling height is 1.95 metres. Below that, it is considered a crawl space.

The entrance form is to be submitted with the first-round submission, thus before September 2nd.

Apologies for the confusion. All images submitted are to fit onto the design board and be included on the design board. We are simply asking that you send along those same images in JPEG format, as well.

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1. Does the signed Entrance Form needs to be sent to you earlier or submitted together with the competition materials at the 1st round deadline date of September 2, 2019?
2. Are alternative foundations acceptable?
3. Are the submitted drawings to be of mass models of different design configurations that fit the different lot and topography configurations?
4. What is the typical size of lots, i.e. width and length, suitable for laneway houses in Nelson? What are the typical zoning restrictions, i.e. height and setbacks, for residential zones?
5. Are (semi-)covered carports included in the building footprint calculation? At which point are eaves/ roof overhangs exempt from the building footprint calculation?
6. Are design teams allowed to submit more than one design?
7. Specific first-round submission format expectations: You state "A design board....including high-level specifications ..."
8. At what point will you determine whether you have enough submissions go move forward vs extending the contest deadline in the hopes of garnering more submissions?
9. Is an eave/roof overhang over entrances ...
10. Would you kindly clarify if this is an AIBC sanctioned “competition”?
11. Gross floor area, registration form, and image submission ...
12. Design boards, Step Code, minimum height, modifications ...
13. Local Entries
14. Questions on drawing types
15. Evaluation criteria, costs, and floor plans
16. Inclusion of technical details; site selection ...