Earlier this month, the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program for improvements to its barrier-free features.
Both the federal and Ontario governments are investing $30 million each to revitalize Massey Hall, the country’s oldest concert hall, in Toronto. Phase two of the revitalization project for the historic hall began in summer 2018.
As we move toward taller timber buildings, fire and acoustics considerations for dwelling units above dwelling units is increasingly important. This article shares the results of National Research Council of Canada testing of various sound control assemblies to comply with new National Building Code of Canada (NBC) requirements. The results are beneficial for architects and specifiers working on wood-framed, multifamily structures.
CertainTeed Corporation has bought Hunter Douglas’ North American ceilings operations. Hunter Douglas’ North American business manufactures architectural ceilings and soffit systems with operations in Norcross, Georgia, and Denver, Colorado, and has 100 employees.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has released its list of the top five green building trends for 2018. The organization expressed an optimistic view as to how it believes the build industry will perform this year.