This IKO signature commercial roofing and building envelope project includes the installation of a dependable IKO 2-Ply SBS Roofing System and an IKO AquaBarrier Air and Vapour Barrier System on a new municipal sports facility.
ilt-up concrete has been around since the turn of the 20th century, when architect-contractor Robert Aiken used it to construct several buildings in the American Midwest. Thomas Edison employed the tilt-up method to build concrete houses in New Jersey, some of which are still standing today.
High above the ground, vegetated roofs mimic nature, helping clean the air, cooling down temperatures, keeping rainfall onsite, and alleviating pressure on urban stormwater systems. Vegetated roofs typically include a vegetation layer, growing medium, retention layer, drainage, and a root barrier.
Construction on the Royal Alberta Museum’s (RAM’s) new building in Edmonton is complete. At 38,926 m2 (419,000 sf), the new structure is twice the size of the former museum. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s Arts District, the new RAM is a careful blend of a well-designed structure and its historic content.
The Aga Khan Park in Toronto includes three distinct stone elements on a 7-ha (17-acre) campus-like property. The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre are light-coloured stone buildings. The space between them encompasses reflecting granite pools, and stone accents. A formal 1-ha (2.5-acre) garden connects the structures. The whole complex is a cultural hub and represents Canada’s vibrant diversity.
Guest room acoustics pose a significant challenge for hotels, with noise regularly topping the list of complaints across all property types. Unwanted sounds irritate guests during the day, prevent them from relaxing in the evening, and affect their ability to sleep.