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September 26, 2018

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Historic department store becomes Fanshawe College’s new campus

Historic department store becomes Fanshawe College’s new campus

A former department store now houses state-of-the-art academic facility for Fanshawe College in downtown London, Ont. The seven-storey, 10,600-m2 (114,000-sf) building retains the original stone façade as well as wood joists, a tin ceiling, and locally made yellow brick.

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Lemay to design Montréal’s newest public space

Lemay to design Montréal’s newest public space

The design for the new Place des Montréalaises features an inclined plane and integrated stairs inscribed with the names of 21 women who have shaped Montréal. The plane will also be home to 21 varieties of plants flowering in sequence.

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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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B.C. local governments recognized for leadership in wood design

B.C. local governments recognized for leadership in wood design

Five British Columbia municipalities were presented with 2018 Community Recognition Awards for use of wood in their community projects by Wood WORKS! BC at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Québec condominium targets LEED certification

Québec condominium targets LEED certification

KnightsBridge is developing a series of condominiums on Bromont Mountain’s Kamloops Trail in Québec. ABCP Architecture has designed the project. With streamlined Scandinavian architecture, each unit will be built with natural materials.

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CaGBC honours green building champions of Atlantic Canada

CaGBC honours green building champions of Atlantic Canada

Cape Breton University and Efficiency Nova Scotia are among the winners of the 2018 CaGBC Atlantic Chapter Leadership Awards.

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Clock tower restoration covered in free e-book

Clock tower restoration covered in free e-book

Building with Masonry provides a detailed look at adhered masonry walls, stacked stone, energy code compliance, and rebuilding aging masonry.

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Feature

Making music in an old warehouse

When converting an old warehouse in Toronto into a music rehearsal and multimedia production facility, the lack of walls created multiple design challenges. A fully floating recording studio was created to achieve the required level of acoustical performance in the space.

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