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.
For the last several years, Construction Canada has conducted an annual salary survey, publishing the results in the issue coinciding with Construction Specifications Canada’s (CSC) national conference.
Sustainability is an increasingly important factor in decision-making for both new construction and the retrofitting or expansion of existing buildings. However, what is the easiest way to know which materials are the most sustainable over the long term?
The National Building Code of Canada (NBC) requires glazing in certain applications in educational facilities to be fire-rated. Today’s advanced fire-rated glazing products make it possible to do significantly more than protect against the spread of fire.
The Brock Commons Tallwood House at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is nearing completion. This 18-storey timber hybrid residence in Vancouver will be the tallest contemporary mass-wood building on the planet.
In July 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered judgment in a bizarre case of dismissal of six construction lien actions, and one trust action, for a 15-year delay. What might this mean for your project, should a case ensue?