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October 3, 2018

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Prefabricated steel addition to British Columbia distillery

Prefabricated steel addition to British Columbia distillery

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery in Vernon has expanded its storage area. With the main purpose of the building being storage, the 33.5 x 46 m (110 x 152 ft) structure has a 8-m (25-ft) roof clearance inside, allowing for three pallets to be stacked atop one another.

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Atlantic Canada’s best green buildings

Atlantic Canada’s best green buildings

A residential development in downtown Halifax, a Choice Properties REIT building, and the Wilkinson Warehouses in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, are the recipients of the 2018 CaGBC Atlantic Chapter Green Building Awards.

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Nova Scotia sets accessibility goals for buildings

Nova Scotia sets accessibility goals for buildings

Education, buildings, and shared spaces in Nova Scotia will soon be guided by accessibility standards. These standards are expected to be rolled out starting in 2022.

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Big Box

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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Indigenous culture influences design of new campus hub

Indigenous culture influences design of new campus hub

A new Indigenous centre has opened at Seneca College’s Newnham Campus in Toronto. Indigenous culture influenced various aspects of the facility, from its general exterior shape to the details of its interior décor.

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Alberta town hall targets Passive House Plus certification

Alberta town hall targets Passive House Plus certification

The 850-m2 (9149-sf) Valleyview Town Hall was designed to guarantee a 90 per cent reduction in heating and cooling costs, as well as lower carbon emissions. Design features include 28 kW of solar panels installed on the building’s rooftop.

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Lux Architectural Panel is available through Ply Gem Canada

Lux Architectural Panel is available through Ply Gem Canada

Ply Gem Canada is the national distributor for Lux Architectural Panel. Lux Panel is made in Canada from cold-rolled galvalume steel which results in a strong, durable, and weather-resistant product.

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Feature

Performance improvements in asphalt shingles

Some things never change, right? Like roofing shingles. After all, they are still made with asphalt and surfaced with granules just as they have been for many decades. You might be surprised, but asphalt roofing shingles have actually evolved and changed—in some respects significantly, over time.

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