Belden Brick provides smooth style to St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church

St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Markham, Ont., is a wonderful example of what can be done with modular brick masonry. The Belden Brick Company’s Smooth Cream Bricks #481-483 were used in modular size to create a monolithic wall. This is best achieved by using a brick that is very consistent in colour such as those provided by Belden.

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Carbon sequestration in cement enhances concrete construction

When the topic of buildings and carbon emissions come up, most people think of climate control, minimizing power usage, and sourcing renewable electricity—all of these are important ways to do better by the environment. Operations are the major source of sustained, long-term emissions, and the primary focus of Canada’s Climate Action Plan as it relates to the commercial building sector. However, there is an opportunity to improve the environmental impact of buildings from the ground up.

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The Well in downtown Toronto

In a city where construction is constant, developers are looking for opportunities to incorporate green energy solutions into their projects. Case in point: The Well project in Toronto. This new addition to Toronto’s downtown core will feature seven towers of mixed-use space, all sitting atop a new thermal energy facility.

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Large-format, thin-body porcelain tile installation

Large-format, thin-body porcelain tiles require special installation techniques to prevent breakage during and after setup. Special equipment may also be required when placing and adjusting these large tiles. It is always recommended installers check with the thin-body porcelain tile manufacturer before selecting and installing them to ensure compliance with specific project requirements.

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Designing a landscape for learning

The landscape architecture studio at FORREC was tasked with creating an exterior for the new student centre at York University, Toronto. This project serves as an example of the benefits of a contemporary, collaborative construction effort between the client, other stakeholders, end-users, and the design and construction teams.

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