The Gulf Canada Square Food Court was beginning to show its age and its food service tenants were concerned they might be losing business to other fast-food venues in Calgary’s busy downtown business district.
With an industry that seems to be lacking women professionals, we had the honour to talk to Zey Emir, a professional engineer and construction expert, who is the current chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and also the president of the large national consulting company, Revay & Associates Ltd.
Understanding construction has meant a cryptic world with a backbone of sweat and heavy work for as long as people have built structures, which undoubtedly has produced rewarding buildings all over the world.
Large glass-enclosed atriums—such as those in retail, offices, or academic centres—are ideal candidates for a natural ventilation system that provides both climate control and passive smoke ventilation.
One of the most complex, historic, visible, and expensive projects in the history of Canada will finally close when Parliament Hill’s West Block officially opens in January 2019. The project includes access products from BILCO Canada.
Providing emergency egress for rail riders and even building crews is one of the top concerns for design and construction teams building a new rail line in Los Angeles. The Crenshaw/LAX line includes three underground stations and three at-grade stations.
A vapour barrier tape must provide strong adhesion in cold, hot, or humid conditions. It should also be durable, easy-to-apply, and resist a wide range of internal and external variables such as weathering, temperature, and chemicals.
The ATB Centre Arenas, Phase I project, in Lethbridge, Alta. employed IKO’s signature commercial roofing and building envelope products, including the dependable IKO two-ply styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) roofing system and an IKO AquaBarrier air and vapour barrier (AVB) system.
Utilizing insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in a basement application provides a structurally superior and resilient foundation that delivers better insulation and is more energy efficient than traditional construction methods. This type of construction methodology helps reduce energy bills considerably by maintaining a consistent temperature in the basement. ICFs also facilitate an overall reduction in maintenance costs for the homeowner over the lifetime of the building.