Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Recruiting Subject Matter Experts for the CHOP 3rd Edition

Are you interested in helping shape architectural practice and develop the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects 3rd Edition? We would like to hear from you.

The RAIC is developing the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects (CHOP) 3rd Edition to be published in June 2019. User surveys and information-gathering were conducted in late 2017 and early 2018 and the outline for the CHOP 3rd Edition was developed by the CHOP Editorial Board. We are now recruiting volunteer subject matter experts (SME) to write new chapters, revise existing content, and create digital tools. SME volunteers will receive an honorarium and acknowledgement in the CHOP 3rd Edition.

The CHOP 3rd Edition Content Development Process

To help volunteers better understand the role, responsibilities, and time commitment of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) a brief description of the development process is provided.      

The CHOP 3rd Edition Project is divided into milestones. Milestones 2 and 3 address the development and implementation of the delivery platform. Milestones 4, 5 and 6 are the creation of new chapters and revisions of existing content. Milestones 4, 5 and 6 also include creating digital tools, such as checklists and templates, that support the content.