Presenting the top 10 features and articles from 2018

The terms ‘air/vapour barriers’ and ‘vapour retarder’ are perhaps some of the most poorly understood concepts in the construction industry. Most building professionals know they are needed, but often struggle to locate them correctly within wall assemblies. Our most-read feature article explored this topic more fully. Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com
The terms ‘air/vapour barriers’ and ‘vapour retarder’ are perhaps some of the most poorly understood concepts in the construction industry. Most building professionals know they are needed, but often struggle to locate them correctly within wall assemblies. Our most-read feature article explored this topic more fully.
Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com

As this year winds down, Construction Canada is revealing what were the website’s most popular features and articles from 2018. Reread a favourite or check out a piece you missed the first time around.

Features

  1. “The air/vapour barrier must die” by Juste Fanou (July 11)
  2. “How to evaluate and manage post-tensioned concrete” by Christopher Fulton, P.Eng. (April 26)
  3. “Quantifying the benefits of ICFs” by Murray Snider (April 23)
  4. “Ontario’s new construction act: Summary and timelines of major changes” by Catherine E. Willson (May 29)
  5. “Basics of tilt-up construction” by Nicole Laidler (April 18)
  6. “Using reflective foil as a vapour barrier” by Sorin Pasca, M.Sc. (January 8)
  7. “The new Royal Alberta Museum: Building on a legacy” by Shantel Susan (April 4)
  8. “Top 5 issues exacerbating construction disputes” by Steven T. F. Karst (March 9)
  9. “Fire and sound control solutions for tall wood buildings” by Robert (Bob) Marshall, P. Eng., BDS, LEED AP, and Robert Hartogsveld (July 10)
  10. “Mid-rise wood-frame construction gets innovative” by Jim Taggart, FRAIC (January 15)

News

  1. “Who’s who of Holt Renfrew’s $400-million renovation” (July 4)
  2. “Calgary library most anticipated Canadian building of 2018” (January 9)
  3. “Tallest hybrid timber tower receives green light” (January 15)
  4. “Edmonton celebrates first LEED Silver NHL arena in Canada” (January 2)
  5. “Architects shortlisted for Ottawa’s new central library” (April 27)
  6. “Three Canadian cities commit to net-zero buildings” (August 24)
  7. “Design concepts unveiled for tall wood building in Toronto” (March 26)
  8. “University of Toronto to build tall wood tower” (May 14)
  9. “Vancouver fire hall first to be built to Passive House standards” (February 28)
  10. “Bjarke Ingels famed Serpentine Pavilion comes to Toronto” (September 18)

Did you have a particular favourite article this year in the magazine or the website? Share in the comments below! (And all the best for 2019!)

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