According to recently released data from Statistics Canada (StatCan) for November 2022, the value of investment in building construction in Saskatchewan ranked second among the provinces, with a 22.9 per cent hike since November 2021.
An office building in Montreal has achieved perfect scores in all four areas of WiredScore’s scorecard: connectivity, infrastructure, readiness, and innovation. The 100 per cent score places the property into elite standing alongside only 20 other buildings in the world.
When properly designed and installed, plumbing systems will provide many decades of problem-free service. Careful corrosion engineering management, including attention to details such as materials selection, fluid mechanics, water-chemistry control, protective coatings, cathodic protection, and suitable material corrosion allowance, should ensure these materials comfortably survive their design life. However, actions during the construction or renovation of a building can have unintended consequences that can dramatically reduce the service life of plumbing systems.
The visionary concept of a carbon-absorbing building may soon be a buildable reality, based on a reductive approach to construction—rather than the typical additive one, which builds a structure first and adds to it—, plus materials that sap carbon from the surroundings, and low embodied carbon materials to regenerate carbon-dense environments.
A new federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) governance model has replaced the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes(CCBFC), the committee responsible for code development in Canada since 1991, introducing a harmonized set of codes to reduce regulatory burden and remove internal trade barriers across Canada.
George Brown College’s mass timber building, Limberlost Place, currently under construction in Toronto at the Waterfront campus, is shortlisted for a 2022 World Architecture Festival award and is already one of the 20 winners of the special WAFX award.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the 86.6-m (284-ft), 25-storey Ascent building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the tallest mass timber structure in the world in two categories—the tallest timber building overall, and the World’s Tallest Timber-Concrete Hybrid Building.
Toronto architecture and design firm BDP Quadrangle’s blueprint for Minto Communities GTA’s North Oak Tower 3 in Oakville, Ont., shows reverence for biophilic design principles through incorporation of nature-inspired materials and a layout maximizing light and views of the outside.
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (H&R REIT), headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and Tribal Partners, based in Vaughan, Ontario, have begun work on two industrial facilities spanning over 31,400 m2 (337,000 sf) at Mississauga’s Meadowvale Commerce Park (MCP).
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