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July 17, 2019
 
News Briefs
 
Despite opposition, Ottawa city council approves Château Laurier addition
 
Despite opposition, Ottawa city council approves Château Laurier addition
 
The Ottawa city council has approved the heavily criticized design of the historic Château Laurier hotel expansion project. This was the fifth design proposal provided by Larco Investments, the owners.
 
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Revealing the two architects named to the Order of Canada
Revealing the two architects named to the Order of Canada
 
Raymond J. Cole, professor emeritus, the University of British Columbia, and Donald R M. Schmitt, principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects, have been named to the Order of Canada this year.
 
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Edmonton project wins international architecture award
Edmonton project wins international architecture award
 
Designed by Dialog, the Edmonton Funicular project is a recipient of the 2019 International Architecture Awards in the bridges and infrastructure category.
 
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New design guide for zero-energy office buildings released
 
New design guide for zero-energy office buildings released
 
A new publication offers user-friendly directions for the construction of new, low-energy, small to medium office buildings and also applies to retrofits of existing structures.
 
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Xypex crystalline admix waterproofs concrete and self-heals cracks
 
Xypex crystalline admix waterproofs concrete and self-heals cracks
 
A water treatment plant in Metro Atlanta’s Paulding County utilized Xypex Admix C-500 crystalline to create leak-free concrete without additional cost.
 
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Features
 
Demystifying self-consolidating concrete
 
Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is designed to flow and consolidate on its own without internal vibration. It can maintain enough cohesivity to fill any form without significant segregation or bleeding. This makes SCC useful where placing conditions are difficult, such as in highly reinforced concrete members or where complex geometries are required.
 
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Design of concrete for moisture-sensitive floorcoverings
 
It takes three to six months for concrete to dry to 70 to75 per cent relative humidity (RH), a safe level to place moisture-sensitive floorcoverings and adhesives. The drying duration, a critical factor in the overall schedule, is directly affected by the concrete mix design, the capillary break and vapour barrier, and curing methods.
 
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CSC-DCC   News
 
Message from the President: Together, we are CSC
 
 
Vancouver Chapter set for golf social
 
 
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Vancouver’s tallest office tower breaks ground
 
 
World’s tallest modular buildings top off
 
 
New mixed-use project in Toronto could be the city’s largest
 
 
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