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CSC’s Grand Valley Chapter is hosting a talk on specifying and installing large-format tiles on Wednesday, April 22.
On Thursday, April 9, the Vancouver Chapter of CSC will examine the resurgence of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) and the rainscreen concept.
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) has opened up nominations for the 2015 Tony Woods Award, and is looking for inductees for the Industry Hall of Fame. The Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to advancing the home performance industry.
This year’s Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) award-winners represent the best in architectural design and innovation. There were 175 submissions for the 2015 awards, including both Canadian and international projects designed by Ontario architects. Entries ranged from sustainable single-family homes to redevelopment projects of key cultural and civic destinations.
Aging and outdated facilities, combined with higher food safety standards leading to rising production and operating costs, presented a need for a facility change for B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative in the Okanagan region.
Many buildings with solid or load-bearing masonry walls employ interior insulation retrofit strategies as heritage significance precludes work from the exterior. However, adding insulation on the interior side of these solid walls may result in accelerated masonry freeze-thaw deterioration in addition to embedded metal corrosion (of lateral ties and supporting angles/structure) or wood joist rot.
While providing significant benefits for owners, the design-build method also comes with increased responsibilities and elevated risk exposure for contractors including professional liability.
In the middle of downtown Calgary, the former Bank of Montreal (BMO) building on Stephen Avenue has been given a new life as a GoodLife Fitness centre.
The award-winning Municipal Operations Centre in Newmarket, Ont., has achieved both form and function as an esthetically pleasing, energy-efficient facility featuring bi-fold lift-strap/auto-latch glass doors.