Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer energy efficiency, comfort, safety, and faster construction, compared to the more traditional and labour-intensive carpenter hand-built timber forms. ICFS are becoming increasingly popular as architects and builders around the globe recognize the windfalls of the technology.
Le secteur du bâtiment est vivement interpellé pour participer aux efforts de réduction des GES. Et pour cause : sur le territoire montréalais, le secteur du bâtiment représente environ 30 % des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.
Design professionals often work in isolation, with each discipline (architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical) doing their own thing and only getting together after they have completed most of their individual design contribution to co-ordinate dimensions. Crucial data is unintentionally missed, and this can significantly affect the structural design of roof systems.
A new proposed development, designed by Sweeny&Co Architects, aims to alleviate the housing crisis in Toronto, Ontario, by building four towers containing a mix of 1400 condos and rental units; with 70 per cent of them designed to be affordable.
The City of Windsor awarded the historical Mackenzie Hall, recognizing a masonry rehabilitation project led by Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects (GBCA) and studio g+G inc. on the site to rectify the disrepair from the use of cementitious mortar in a 1980s renovation.
Formerly known as the Builder’s Lien Act, the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act has gone into effect in Alberta, creating rules for the construction industry’s payment timelines and setting out a streamlined adjudication process for disputes related to payment or work performed, without the need for court involvement.
Canadian architects Michael R. Henderson and Sandra G. Matthews, owners of Moon World Resorts Inc. (MWR), a Canadian-based architectural design and intellectual property licensor, have pitched a destination resort featuring a first-of-its-kind, spherical, moon-shaped hospitality venue, which promises guests a trip to the moon, without the need to venture into outer space.
Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, on seven floors of the iconic plaza, Place Ville Marie, Sid Lee Architecture has designed its new headquarters to serve as a vital link to the city with biophilic elements and a configuration engendering open flow of activities.
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