FEATURE

Improving continuous insulation

Insulation manufacturers have devised numerous ways to improve the thermal performance of their products, from adding specialized particles to polystyrene to refining vacuum insulated panels (VIPs) and phase-change materials to aerogels. Unfortunately, none of this matters when these high-performance products are installed ineffectively.
+ Read More
FEATURE

Seeing through rose-coloured glass

On a stormy spring evening in 2007, a marble panel fell from the 60th storey of Canada’s tallest building. Although no one was hurt, the event called into question the safety and durability of the building’s aging façade, made of 45,000 marble panels.
+ Read More
FEATURE

Choosing SPF as an effective air barrier component

With varying degrees of detail and prescription, Canadian building codes—regardless of the model code—require all buildings to be provided with an air barrier. Where the language is more performance-oriented, such as in Part 5 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and Part 3 of the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB), key concepts such as “system” and “continuity” are introduced as well as quantitative criteria.
+ Read More
GET THE MAGAZINE
GET OUR NEWSLETTER
READ THE LATEST ISSUE

 
GET THE MAGAZINE
To subscribe to Construction Canada for FREE. Click here!
GET OUR NEWSLETTER
Get the latest information from the AEC community via e-mail! Click here!
READ THE LATEST ISSUE