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September 19, 2018

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Architects selected to design new UBC student residence

Architects selected to design new UBC student residence

Hotson Architecture and Ryder Architecture will be designing a new $108-million student residence building at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Point Grey campus, Vancouver. The project is expected to break ground in spring 2019 with a targeted opening date of 2021.

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Toronto architects join Microsoft IoT lab

Toronto architects join Microsoft IoT lab

WZMH Architects has developed a smart building technology that can be integrated directly into the fabric of a structure with the goal of leveraging the connectivity of technology to help make buildings more energy efficient, user friendly, barrier free, accessible, and safe.

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Lower cost, code-compliant alternative to fire-rated wire

Lower cost, code-compliant alternative to fire-rated wire

The fire-rated glass you use must be third-party certified and labelled. Protect3 Safety Glass is fully impact-safety (ANSI Z97.1 Cat II, For safety glazing materials used in buildings – safety performance specifications and methods of test) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified fire-rated.

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Big Box

Montréal’s green neighbourhood project obtains LEED Platinum

Montréal’s green neighbourhood project obtains LEED Platinum

The Technopôle Angus, a mixed-use green neighbourhood, is fully pedestrianized. It will transform a former industrial park into an urban village where businesses and families coexist in an environmentally responsible community.

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Bjarke Ingels famed Serpentine Pavilion comes to Toronto

Bjarke Ingels famed Serpentine Pavilion comes to Toronto

The pavilion is constructed from 1802 extruded fibreglass frames stacked on top of each other. The wall is “unzipped” to form a cavern within it to house an architectural exhibit until the end of November.

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Canadian ICF supplier acquired by U.S. EIFS manufacturer

Canadian ICF supplier acquired by U.S. EIFS manufacturer

Ontario-based Nudura Corporation has been brought by Dryvit Systems. As a part of the transaction, Nudura, with annual net sales of more than $40 million, will become a stand-alone operating unit of Dryvit.

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How to meet energy code requirements covered in masonry e-book

How to meet energy code requirements covered in masonry e-book

An article exploring ways to meet the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) requirements using the trade-off compliance path is included in Construction Canada’s e-book Building with Masonry.

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Feature

Women in construction and how they are paving the way

With an industry that seems to be lacking women professionals, we had the honour to talk to Zey Emir, a professional engineer and construction expert, who is the current chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and also the president of the large national consulting company, Revay & Associates Ltd.

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