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November 7, 2018

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Calgary’s new central library elevates the cityscape

Calgary’s new central library elevates the cityscape

As Calgary’s largest public investment since the 1988 Olympics, the 22,297-m2 (240,000-sf), Snøhetta- and Dialog-designed Central Public Library (CPL) provides spaces for social interaction, learning, and introspection.

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Curved zinc panels create futuristic look for Ontario station

Curved zinc panels create futuristic look for Ontario station

Approximately 1115 m2 (12,000 sf) of bright-rolled zinc panels clad the curved roof of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station in the Greater Toronto Area. The design offers a column-free interior environment with high ceilings and bright open spaces.

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Ottawa architect’s plan for revitalizing Byward Market

Ottawa architect’s plan for revitalizing ByWard Market

Architects DCA is on a mission. Its report “ByWard Market Study – Reclaiming City Streets for People” provides a three-phase approach to maximizing the potential of the historic landmark.

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Mosa Tile pushes industry sustainability standards to new heights

Mosa Tile pushes industry sustainability standards to new heights

Dutch tile manufacturer Mosa sets the bar high when it comes to sustainability. The 135-year-old brand became the world’s first and only ceramic tile company to gain Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certification in 2010, with the goal to build in positive, thoughtful ways for the future.

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Designing tall timber buildings to withstand tornadoes

Designing tall timber buildings to withstand tornadoes

New research from the University of British Columbia’s (UBC’s) School of Engineering and Ontario’s Western University provides a roadmap to safer tall timber building designs in tornado-prone areas.

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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. Panels can be installed horizontally, vertically, and in soffit applications.

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Québec armoury restoration combines modern and heritage architecture

Québec armoury restoration combines modern and heritage architecture

The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury has reopened a decade after a fire damaged the building. Extensive conservation work was undertaken on the armoury’s masonry walls and wooden doors and windows. A new copper-clad roof and additional spaces were also constructed.

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Feature

The reasons for choosing IKO are all around you

The ATB Centre Arenas, Phase I project, in Lethbridge, Alta., employed IKO’s signature commercial roofing and building envelope products.

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