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Standards Council of Canada publishes two new climate standards

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has approved two new national standards to help provide tangible, long-term living improvements to those in the North. The pair of national standards will help manage the risk to Northern Canada infrastructure under a changing climate. They were developed as part of the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI) led by SCC.

Winners of international student engineering competition announced

Winners of the annual International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel (CFS) Design, held in Washington, D.C., included a Canadian student from the University of Waterloo. Benjamin Dow placed third in the competition which asked students to design an optimal cross-section shape for a 2438-mm (96-in.) long CFS stud column.

Last year sets global record for number of tall buildings

Last year marked the completion of a record number of skyscrapers around the world. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) released its annual “Tall Buildings Data Research Report,” listing 97 buildings with heights of 200 m (656 ft) or more completed in 2014, beating 2011’s record of 81 buildings.

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Pre-engineered buildings cut costs for architects

Creating an interesting shape with a pre-engineered building, or adding a pre-engineered component to a conventional steel project, is an effective way to decrease building costs and ensure projects run smoothly.

A new mixed-use development shines in Calgary

The recently unveiled mixed-use Seton Urban District development project in Calgary features unique light-emitting diode (LED) assemblies, and the first renewable energy system of its kind in the city.