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January 30, 2019

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Revealing final design of Vancouver Art Gallery’s new building

Revealing final design of Vancouver Art Gallery’s new building

Designed to serve the gallery’s expanding collection and present programs, the 27,871-m2 (300,000-sf) building by Herzog & de Meuron will provide a global platform for Canada’s art.

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ISO publishes new standards for BIM

ISO publishes new standards for BIM

A new set of standards released by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides a framework for managing project information through a collaborative use of building information modelling (BIM).

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Edmonton’s Roxy Theatre is being reborn

Edmonton’s Roxy Theatre is being reborn

The City of Edmonton will provide $2.5 million to the Theatre Network to support the construction of a new facility to replace the original Roxy Theatre, destroyed by fire in 2015.

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Québec City to host concrete convention

Québec City to host concrete convention

Participants will get a chance to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and standards at the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI's) convention to be held from March 24 to 28.

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Development proposals being accepted for iconic Ontario Place

Development proposals being accepted for iconic Ontario Place

The Ontario government aims to develop the landmark Ontario Place, a park in Toronto, as a top destination spot.

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FEATURES

How to stop: Parapet and soffit construction solutions

Building shapes have become increasingly complex and cladding systems are often soaring high above the roof level or beyond adjacent façades. Whether used as a design statement or to conceal mechanical or rooftop components, parapet extensions, wing walls, soffits, and other appurtenances create many challenges for design and construction teams. Successful parapet and soffit design means knowing how to stop.

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Designing integrated handwashing systems

An unkempt, neglected, or outdated restroom makes people think a business does not go the extra mile for its customers or really care about what people think about its brand. A commercial restroom is an opportunity to separate from the standard, not just the subpar. The author has provided some design tips to ensure a pleasant customer journey all the way inside a business’s restroom, starting with the handwashing station.

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