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February 6, 2019

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Canada’s first multifamily, net-zero energy building to rise in London

Canada’s first multifamily, net-zero energy building to rise in London

The federal government is investing $3.9 million in the Helio building project. According to the developer, the high-rise would be designed and constructed to be 77 per cent more efficient than a similar building constructed under the current Ontario Building Code (OBC).

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Developing a state-of-the-art home for CBC in Montréal

Developing a state-of-the-art home for CBC in Montréal

Broccolini Construction is developing a new, high-tech Maison de Radio-Canada building in Montréal to house the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada and meet the radio station’s needs in today’s digital and media environment.

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Bridge low-carbon building skills gap in Ontario: CaGBC

Bridge low-carbon building skills gap in Ontario: CaGBC

A new report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) provides an action plan to close the low-carbon building skills gap in the Ontario construction industry. The impact of the skills gap is estimated at $24.3 billion of gross domestic product (GDP) in foregone company revenues.

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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.

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In memoriam: Wayne Watson, FCSC, FCSI, RSW, CSC Life Member

In memoriam: Wayne Watson, FCSC, FCSI, RSW, CSC Life Member

Wayne Watson, FCSC, FCSI, RSW, passed away on January 27 at the age of 79. For his contributions to the association (and indeed the entire industry), Watson had been awarded CSC’s highest honour.

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FEATURES

How to install locks on barn-style doors

Barn doors combine old-world charm with spatial efficiency. However, one area where they can fall short is privacy. Fortunately, there are now ways to add locking functionality to barn doors. The author provides five steps to help door hardware installers transform a beautiful door into a functional privacy solution.

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Offsite versus onsite construction

Offsite construction is becoming more prevalent in Canada due to its increased efficiency on jobsites, labour shortage, and tight project timelines. The market for prefabrication modular systems is expected to rise as more sustainable building standards are implemented because offsite applications create less waste and use less energy.

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