Stone adds a timeless quality to a Toronto landmark

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.

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Using 3D to help projects leap into the future

Through visualization, project personnel can effectively manage more data than is possible through traditional methods. Improving construction operations has become a driving force behind innovation in virtual construction, and it will continue to push the industry to conform to new technology. Various software platforms can be used to create a workflow allowing all project members to integrate site imagery with 3D models for visual project control.

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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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