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December 12, 2018

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Toronto’s Massey Hall revitalization gets funding boost

Toronto’s Massey Hall revitalization gets funding boost

The federal and Ontario governments are investing $30 million each to revitalize Massey Hall, the country’s oldest concert hall, in Toronto. Phase two of the project will see a full restoration of the building and the addition of a new seven-storey tower.

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RAIC releases report on first Indigenous design symposium

RAIC releases report on first Indigenous design symposium

The 56-page illustrated report summarizes the presentations of more than 20 Indigenous architects, designers, and other professionals from around the world. Overarching themes such as the inclusion of local Indigenous communities in the design process emerged at the symposium.

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Modular wood residence saves housing crunch

Modular wood residence saves housing crunch

Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, B.C., has one of the tallest wood-framed modular student housing complexes in the country. Completed earlier this year, the five-storey Jacobson Hall has added housing for about 220 students.

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Big Box

Signs Alive blurs the lines between signage and brand vision

Signs Alive blurs the lines between signage and brand vision

Signs Alive excels at integrating quality with style, helping businesses reach great exposure. The design team works co-operatively with your vision, to transform ideas into impactful and captivating signage. The creative designers use advanced technology, a wealth of knowledge, and experience to exceed project requirements.

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3D printing can revolutionize construction in the Arctic: Report

3D printing can revolutionize construction in the Arctic: Report

The Conference Board of Canada’s (CBoC’s) research series, Cool Ideas, looked at how 3D-printed homes could be considered for northern and Indigenous communities. The report highlights how the technology could deliver significant cost and time savings.

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Feature

Thermoplastic membranes: Changing the low-slope roofing market

Thermoplastic roofing membranes, one of the fastest growing forms of low-slope roofing products, come in different material families, including thermoplastic olefin (TPO), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and PVC alloy. TPO and PVC membranes offer long-term weathering resistance, cold temperature flexibility, resistance to tear, puncture, and chemicals, and heat-seaming capability.

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