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February 13, 2019

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Quadrangle partners with UK-based BDP

Quadrangle partners with UK-based BDP

With the aim to create a platform for international growth and expertise, Canadian architecture and interior design firm Quadrangle has formed a partnership with UK-based BDP.

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Design revealed for Toronto hospital’s new 22-storey tower

Design revealed for Toronto hospital’s new
22-storey tower

B+H Architects’ renderings of the new Patient Support Centre (PSC) on the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) campus in Toronto show an undulating façade and a blue-coloured staircase.

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Custom acoustic panels enhance Montréal restaurant’s atmosphere

Custom acoustic panels enhance Montréal restaurant’s atmosphere

Brasserie Bernard, a Parisian-style restaurant in Montréal, employed lightweight, direct-apply acoustic panels to develop an atmosphere suitable for comfortable communication.

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Big Box

City of Mississauga awarded for energy conservation and innovation

City of Mississauga awarded for energy conservation and innovation

The City of Mississauga, Ont., has been recognized with multiple provincial awards for several energy conservation and innovative efforts taken in 2018.

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Toronto facility wins AIA honour award

Toronto facility wins AIA honour award

Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Casey House in Toronto is the recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.

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Feature

Do raked joints affect the fire resistance of concrete masonry?

Mortar joints play a significant role in masonry walls as they primarily hold unreinforced walls together and transfer structural/thermal loads.

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