Construction Canada
Construction Canada - Newsletter Archives

January 16, 2019

News Briefs

Québec housing project gets funding boost

Québec housing project gets funding boost

The Société d’habitation du Québec is providing a grant of more than $20.5 million for the Maison de Lauberivière building project in Québec City. The federal government is contributing $4.4 million and the City is investing $5.3 million.

» Read more

Menkes Developments to revitalize Sproatt’s Toronto building

Menkes Developments to revitalize Sproatt’s Toronto building

The adaptive reuse of the 2508-m2 (270,000-sf) space will include significant electrical and mechanical upgrades while preserving its historical and architectural elements.

» Read more

Montréal audiovisual company creates unified workspace

Montréal audiovisual company creates unified workspace

Imperatori Design firm was asked to create a heterogeneous environment projecting a positive vibe for Montréal-based Attraction’s new 4924-m2 (53,000-sf) collaborative workspace.

» Read more

Big Box

Revealing the 2019 Grands Prix Du Design award winners

Revealing the 2019 Grands Prix Du Design award winners

Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneaux Architects has won the Grands Prix Du Design award for the best project. Catherine Catherine is the recipient of the new talent award and Anik Shooner was honoured with the tribute award.

» Read more

NRC launches $4.9M concrete research project

NRC launches $4.9M concrete research project

A collaborative effort has been launched between the National Research Council Canada (NRC), the Québec government, and Université Laval to find a solution to problems stemming from the presence of pyrrhotite in concrete.

» Read more

FEATURES

Building green with channel glass

Building green depends largely on the careful selection of all sustainable materials. However, identifying green products for creating a unique and pleasing architectural esthetic can be challenging. This is one of the reasons why channel glass features prominently in new structures throughout North America. Its linear, translucent appearance creates a signature esthetic, as seen at the new Fort York Visitor Centre in Toronto.

» Read more

Designing hybrid insulated walls to combat climate change

Canadians are used to cyclic weather patterns, and are becoming familiar with catastrophic weather events like flooding and high winds, thanks to their frequent occurrence. This article aims to provide guidance for reduction in carbon emissions in the insulation industry and increase the durability/resiliency of insulated building enclosures. Read on to learn more.

» Read more

View the Latest Issue — Construction Canada January 2019