Previous Image
Next Image

info heading

info content



Looking for an article? Search by


CSC Vancouver looks at EIFS

On Thursday, April 9, the Vancouver Chapter of CSC will examine the resurgence of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) and the rainscreen concept.

BPI seeks nominations for Tony Woods Award and Hall of Fame

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.

Winners of Ontario architecture awards announced

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.

+Read more news here

View Digital Editions Here

MARCH 2015




Using cold storage wall panels for the apple industry

Aging and outdated facilities, combined with higher food safety standards leading to rising production and operating costs, presented a need for a facility change for B.C. Tree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.

Insulating solid masonry for heritage projects

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.

Managing risk in the design-build era

While providing significant benefits for owners, the design-build method also comes with increased responsibilities and elevated risk exposure for contractors including professional liability.