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Radial ceiling reflects curved design of Calgary labour union offices

Radial ceiling reflects curved design of Calgary labour union offices

Curved spaces in commercial interiors can often present a variety of design limitations, especially when it comes to the ceiling. This was not the case, however, at the Calgary office of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA). A radial ceiling installed in the curved corridor of this facility not only provides pleasing esthetics, but also outstanding acoustical performance and easy access to the plenum.


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A primer on examining brick masonry

Often enduring more than a hundred years, brick masonry is testimony to the traditional collaboration between architect, engineer, and mason. Beauty and historical significance are often the most compelling features of brickwork.
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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.
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