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Canadian LEED growth continues for 2014

The number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in Canada is continuing to rise throughout this year, reports Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). In the second quarter of 2014, between April 1 and June 30, there were 124 registrations and 109 certifications. These certifications bring the Canadian total to 1756 buildings.

East Coast architect awarded the Prix de Rome prize

Halifax’s Omar Gandhi Architect firm has been selected as the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts 2014 Prix de Rome prize. This award honours the outstanding achievement of a young Canadian architect or firm with $50,000 to further develop skills and their creative practice. Gandhi plans to consult with specialists in Colombia, England, Scotland, and the United States as part of a research project looking at how precipitation can shape design. His studies will focus on 3D modelling, innovative manufacturing techniques, biomimicry, rainwater recovery, and sustainable strategies.

Historic bridge gets a bright new look

Edmonton’s 102-year-old High Level Bridge has been given a facelift with a colourful light-emitting diode (LED) assembly. The bridge’s pedestrian walkway is now illuminated by more than 50,000 colour-changing luminaries mounted above the path. Unveiled on Canada Day, the lights have been programmed to change in intensity and colour to alter the look of the bridge throughout the night.

Canada’s corrosion careers increasing

A new survey suggests a year of growth for Canada’s corrosion-related industry. The “Corrosion Career Survey,” conducted by Materials Performance magazine, went out to members of the are National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) to collect data regarding job type, education, experience, and certifications.

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