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April 9, 2014

Research brings science to traditional construction of infill walls

The CSA standard for masonry infill walls is being updated this year and likely, based in part, on the results ongoing research at Dalhousie University.

March 31, 2014

Windows on the Waterfront

Window installation is progressing on the Ocean Club Waterfront Condominiums in Etobicoke, Ont.

March 31, 2014

Movin’ In

Exterior work is wrapping up and occupancy will begin at the Watermark Condos in the Long Branch area of Etobicoke, Ont.

March 28, 2014

Old World Stone carves out help for American church

In a fabricating shop in Burlington, Ont. a small group of stonecutters and carvers are doing their part in the restoration of a church at a venerable American university.

March 24, 2014

Toronto firm-designed building certified LEED Gold

The Student Union Building at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with Studio Southwest Architects, this highly efficient and sustainable facility is responsive to the American Southwest climate.

February 20, 2014

Top of the Residence

Construction has reached the top floor of the Delmanor Prince Edward Retirement Residence in Etobicoke, Ont.

February 13, 2014

What makes Montreal’s new “superhospital” so super?

The new $1.3-billion Montreal “superhospital” will be turned over to professional staff “provisionally” this fall, when rooms will be outfitted with medical equipment, with patients being admitted in summer 2015.

February 12, 2014

Low bid bypass impacted by hidden criteria

In its November 2008 decision in Force Construction Ltd. v. Nova Scotia (Attorney General), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court awarded $220,000 in lost profit damages after finding that the government improperly bypassed a low bidder based on undisclosed evaluation criteria.

January 28, 2014

Lansdowne Park project gains steam for summer start

The Lansdowne Park project will gain steam over the next few months as the stadium is expected to be open by the summer.

January 20, 2014

NRC leads development of wind uplift standards

Roofs are performing double duty for an increasing number of applications, from cell phone towers to photovoltaic (pV) modules, pavers, vegetative cover and even wind turbines. Designing such roofing systems effectively under unique applications demands a fresh look at the effects of wind uplift — the ability of wind to infiltrate underneath roofing systems, or to create negative pressure underneath these systems through external suction.

April 30, 2010

German firm launches ‘intelligent envelope’ system

In modern building design and construction, every component is getting a rethink around increased efficiency and reduced operating costs.

April 30, 2010

Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta a building within a building

The new Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alta. has been designed as a building-within-a-building to honour the city’s heritage and the rigorous environmental requirements of a modern art gallery.

April 30, 2010

First Canadian Place gets 72-storey facelift

Almost 40 years after it was constructed, the 72-storey, 298-metre-high First Canadian Place office tower still retains its status as Canada’s largest office tower. Now it will soon be receiving what is conceivably the largest recladding in the country.

April 30, 2010

MediaPlex at St. Clair College helps in revival of Windsor’s core

It’s called the MediaPlex. It’s St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology’s new hi-tech journalism school located right in the centre of downtown Windsor.

April 30, 2010

Toronto’s Royal Trust Tower undergoing $110-million revitalization

A massive renewal of one of Toronto’s oldest office towers is designed to bring the building up to modern day energy efficient and sustainability performance standards while respecting its heritage character.

April 30, 2010

Halsall Associates begins second part of brick study

A two-part study measuring the impact of interior insulation on solid masonry walls may provide some solutions on how to effectively and safely bring Canada’s extensive inventory of older buildings up to modern day energy efficiency standards.

April 30, 2010

Canadian architect revives Penn Station PowerHouse in New York

When CGS Developers and Zigmond Brach of Brooklyn, NY undertook the historic condominium renovation of a New York City landmark, the intention was to preserve as much of the structure as possible.


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