Deceptively simple in form, Calgary’s 17th Avenue Clinic’s articulation seeks to bring in light and enhance privacy and transparency. For its seemingly basic design, it has received a 2022 World Architecture Festival award.
Sustainable construction materials company, Lafarge Canada (Lafarge), and power company, TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta), have entered an agreement to advance low-carbon concrete projects in Alberta, replacing cement as a concrete constituent with a waste product, fly ash.
An engineering research team from University of Toronto (UofT) and the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) will explore how concrete can be used to capture large amounts of CO2, as part of a $1.7 million federally funded study.
Parking decks are costly to build, repair, and replace. Water is the major cause of concrete deterioration and steel corrosion; therefore its management is vital to ensure proper durability. Designing, installing, and testing specialized systems are key steps to ensure water is diverted away from the structural elements of the deck.
A public/private partnership has launched a program to eliminate more than 15 million tonnes (15 billion kg) of greenhouse gas emissions from cement and concrete production in Canada by 2030, followed by ongoing reductions of over 4 million tonnes (4 billion kg) annually.
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.
Construction firms EllisDon and DIALOG have received more than $550,000 from the Government of Canada to fund a study of hybridized mass timber materials, to be developed for achieving reduction in carbon emissions and expansion in building design possibilities.
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