For roofing and wall cladding products, architectural zinc’s inherent metallic properties can help reduce the operational carbon footprint for residential and commercial buildings, and improve their energy-efficient, climate-resilient, long-lasting performance.
Tension fabric structures have served a key role as a cost-effective facility solution for years. In some cases, users have turned to fabric buildings when brick-and-mortar construction is not economically feasible or would take too long to complete. In other cases, fabric is more suitable to the application in the first place, because its translucency provides natural daylighting, or due to the inherent corrosion-resistance of fabric cladding.
Recently, ironworkers placed the final curved steel beam 47 storeys above downtown Toronto, crowning Cadillac Fairview’s 160 Front Street West commercial office tower, a short walk away from the CN Tower.
Investing in smart, context-sensitive overcladdings—as well as upgrading older masonry buildings with new, energy-wise envelope improvements—can contribute to not just better buildings but also improved neighbourhoods.
When modified and/or accessorized properly, the same insulation board providing thermal resistance may serve as an air, weather, and/or vapour barrier. Select foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS) products merge all barriers and the wall sheathing into a single layer.
Combining multiple esthetics is the standard rather than the exception in building exteriors. And since the days of monolithic design are long gone, architects are pushing the limits by integrating materials to create a modern, sophisticated look. At the same time, no designer can afford to sacrifice performance for an eye-catching look. Ever-evolving, stricter building codes, and heightened expectations from building owners now demand the right balance between beauty and durability.
Modern architectural zinc is specified today for wall cladding, roofing, rain management, and architectural details. It can be fabricated into a variety of panel styles, sizes, and shapes. Today’s zinc material options also offer different colours and coatings.
Inspired by a sundial, the General Academic and Student Building at Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ont., by Montgomery Sisam Architects and Architectural Counsel, is designed to revolve around solar orientation.
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
This cookie is used to check if the cookies are enabled on the users' browser.
This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.