FEATURE

The passive path to zero energy

The smoothest path to net zero is through passive building certification, because a passive building is a complete system with quality assurance built into the system, rather than a collection of discrete programs. The most common passive building certification in North America is PHIUS+.
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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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NEWS

Customized formwork solutions for rough terrain in remote Manitoba

The Keeyask Generating Station is being constructed in a remote area on the lower Nelson River, approximately 725 km (450 mi) north of Winnipeg. When commissioned, the station will produce 695 MW of hydroelectricity. The location has created its own set of challenges for the project team—it is difficult to send material and support to the site.
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FEATURE

Improving the performance of curtain walls

There is perhaps no building element that typifies contemporary architecture more than the curtain wall. Lightweight and flexible, these glazed assemblies not only allow more usable floor space within a building, but also epitomize upscale, modern construction.
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