Announcing the top 10 features and articles from 2017

Unlike ceramics and wired glass, 19-mm (3/4-in.) tempered glazing units meet the more-stringent Class A safety rating without the need for expensive films or laminates. Tempered glass can be used in all 20- to 45-minute applications with hose stream, provides additional radiant-heat protection, and is less expensive than filmed or laminated ceramics. Our most-read web article explored this topic more fully.
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As this year winds down, Construction Canada is revealing what were the website’s most popular features and articles from 2017. Reread a favourite or check out a piece you missed the first time around.

1. “CGSB Releases Updated Safety Glazing Standard Excluding Wired Glass” by Diana San Diego (March 28)

2. “Architects and Specification Writers: Part 1” by Cyrus Kabeer, CSP, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP (June 22)

3. “Introducing Brock Commons: Looking Up to the World’s Tallest Contemporary Wood Building” by John Metras, Ralph Austin, and Karla Fraser (May 16)

4. “Three Common Continuous Mineral Fibre Myths Debunked” by Antoine Habellion, M.Eng., M.A.S. (April 5)

5. “Edmonton Tower Breaks the ICE in New District” by Ben Aitchison (August 21)

6. “Practise What You Preach: Incorporating Acoustics in an Office Redesign” by Steve Titus, B.A.Sc., P.Eng. (September 11)

7. “Simplifying Barrier-free Design Across Canada” (July 12) by Samantha Proulx, CET

8. “Controlling Condensation from Air Leakage and Vapour Diffusion” by Vincent Chiu (September 15)

9. “Parliamentary Privileges” by Brian Burton (January 25)

10. “Legal Issues: Dismissal for Delay” by David I. Bristow, QC, LSM, C.Arb (May 11)

1. “Ontario to Reach New Heights with Tall Wood Building” (August 14)

2. “Design Unveiled for New Research Centre at Toronto’s Ryerson University” (March 20)

3. “Reflecting on the Construction of the ACC” (February 21)

4. “Architects and Engineers Share the Secrets of Success” (April 25)

5. “Recent Tests Make CLT’s Fire Performance a Hot Topic” (August 21)

6. “Modernizing History with Expansion to University of Toronto Library” (August 14)

7. “Diamond Schmitt Architects Expands into Western Canada” (March 27)

8. “Toronto Hospital Heals its Wind Tunnel Woes” (April 3)

9. “Vancouver Wood Design Awards Celebrate the Material’s Possibilities” (March 14)

10. “Ontario Students Catch TimberFever” (November 6)

Did you have a particular favourite article this year in the magazine or the website? Share in the comments below! (And all the best for 2018!)

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