FEATURE

Building Up with Lightweight Wood Frames

Lightweight wood-framed (LWWF) construction has gained significant popularity over the past decade as a sustainable, cost-effective solution for low-rise multi-level buildings in Canada. More recently, the push has been to extend use of LWWF to mid-rise construction for increased density on urban or rural projects.
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NEWS

LEED free for Fort McMurray projects

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is providing free Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Fort McMurray, Alta. Further, CaGBC will work with LEED Canada for Homes experts to offer free administration services to residents who would like to rebuild or renovate.
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FEATURE

Brick Maintenance and Repair for Historic and Landmark Structures

Durability is a hallmark of brick masonry construction, but even time-tested materials require maintenance to ensure a long life. Managing a property listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places or a protected historic resource may also mean negotiating conservation standards, treatment guidelines, provincial or municipal regulatory restrictions, and community interests.
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