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Construction Canada News
May 24, 2017
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Vegetated roofing has long been recognized as an effective stormwater management tool in urban centres to help store and attenuate runoff from impervious rooftops. New technological advancements are helping further increase stormwater retention capacity on rooftops while keeping weight low.
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. How might this particular case have an impact on your work?
Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, enters buildings through foundation cracks and other openings in contact with soil and rocks. It is widely acknowledged as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. What do design/construction professionals need to know?
Humber River Hospital shot for Silver, but instead earned Gold. The acute care hospital exceeded its high sustainability goals and was certified to the higher level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
A recent report from the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is grounded in an often-overlooked concern: construction soil. Learn what the research reveals, and what steps must be taken.
This year’s Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) National Conference will be hosted by the association’s Vancouver Chapter in scenic Kelowna, B.C.
The Montréal Chapter of CSC is hosting its 14th annual golf tournament on Tuesday, June 6.
The Saskatoon Chapter of CSC is hosting its Texas-scramble golf competition at Moon Lake Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, June 7.
On Thursday, June 29, the Edmonton Chapter of CSC is hosting its annual golf tournament at the Ranch Golf & Country Club in Acheson, Alta.
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What if a building could function like a forest? What if a project could be designed so it was an integral part of nature and enhanced its surroundings? This was the approach taken by the design team for the York Region Forest Stewardship Education Centre (YRFSEC)—a new single-storey, 371-m2 (4000-sf) building located in the middle of one of Southern Ontario’s natural treasures.
Many buildings with solid or loadbearing masonry walls employ interior insulation retrofit strategies as heritage significance precludes work from the exterior. However, adding insulation on the interior side of these solid walls may result in accelerated masonry freeze-thaw deterioration in addition to embedded metal corrosion (of lateral ties and supporting angles/structure) or wood joist rot. This article looks at how to determine a suitable path forward.
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Kelowna, British Columbia
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September 12-14
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Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia World Congress Center
September 13-15
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October 5
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Toronto, Ontario
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