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November 21, 2018

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Architects selected for Ottawa’s new central library project

Architects selected for Ottawa’s new central library project

The Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada have tapped Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects to design a joint library and archive complex.

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Majority of Canadian building projects are ‘green’: study

Majority of Canadian building projects are ‘green’: study

More than one-third of Canadian respondents to the World Green Building Trends 2018 study have adopted sustainable construction practices, the highest percentage in North America.

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UL opens new testing facility in Toronto

UL opens new testing facility in Toronto

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is expanding its services for the building envelope and building sciences market. The Toronto facility contains fenestration and mockup labs to test window wall, curtain wall, and wall assemblies.

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Big Box

Exhibition claims architecture an ‘extraordinarily ordinary’ discipline

Exhibition claims architecture an ‘extraordinarily ordinary’ discipline

The exhibition “Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths” at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, puts forth the idea that architecture is an extraordinarily ordinary discipline.

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Senate report stresses the need for buildings to reduce emissions

Senate report stresses the need for buildings to reduce emissions

According to the report, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Canada’s Built Environment,” buildings must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the country to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Feature

Door and dock accessories increase plant safety

The online retail boom has forced warehouses, distribution centres, and production facilities to operate at an ever-increasing pace. Fortunately, recent technological improvements in supply chain equipment such as high-speed doors have allowed industrial facilities to keep up with this demand, while maintaining safety and efficiency.

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