Presenting the top 10 features and articles from 2020

In an astonishing decision, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that as many as 20 floors or more must be taken out from the top of the almost-complete 200 Amsterdam Avenue tower in Manhattan, NY. The article was published in February 2020 and is the top article for the year. Photo courtesy Field Condition Instagram
In an astonishing decision, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that as many as 20 floors or more must be taken out from the top of the almost-complete 200 Amsterdam Avenue tower in Manhattan, NY. The article was published in February 2020 and is the top article for the year.
Photo courtesy Field Condition Instagram

As this year winds down, Construction Canada is revealing what were the website’s most popular features and articles from 2020. Reread a favourite or check out a piece you missed the first time around.

Features

  1. Wired glass to lose its safety designation” by Stephanie Miller
  2. New spray foam regulations: What you should know” by Gary Chu and Michael Pace, CET, BSS
  3. Five common mistakes made in the façade industry” by Jeff Ker
  4. Going high speed: Door trends and industrial curtain walls in critical environments” by Jon Schumacher
  5. Theory of a self-drying roof” by Rockford Boyer
  6. Myth versus reality: Revealing the curtain wall capabilities of modern steel” by Chuck Knickerbocker
  7. Benefits of airtightness testing” by Austin Todd, CPHC, CEA, and Greg Labbe, CEA, CET
  8. Optimizing cold weather concreting practices” by Alicia Hearns
  9. Biophilic design and flooring: Nurturing a connection to nature” by Amy Costello, PE, LEED AP, WELL AP
  10. Going green with geothermal: What every developer needs to know” by Lane Theriault

News

  1. Almost-built New York tower could lose 20 floors” (February 26)
  2. DIALOG develops system to build 105-storey hybrid timber towers” (October 2)
  3. Zaha Hadid Architects victim of cyberattack” (May 5)
  4. Canada’s tallest condo tower to rise in Toronto” (February 19)
  5. Presenting Ontario’s first mass timber commercial building in over 100 years” (January 10)
  6. Sidewalk unveils design of world’s tallest timber building” (February 5)
  7. Herzog & de Meuron and Quadrangle to design Canada’s tallest skyscraper” (June 8)
  8. Notre Dame will be rebuilt just as it was” (July 14)
  9. Mississauga’s tallest tower breaks ground” (October 21)
  10. Revealing Canada’s first zero-carbon, mass timber college building” (February 24)

Did you have a favourite article this year in the magazine or the website? Share in the comments below! (And all the best for 2021!)

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