A snow guard increases friction between roof and snow, retaining a snowpack on a roof, so that it evacuates in a predictable and controlled fashion (evaporation and thaw) rather than by a sudden and dangerous rooftop avalanche.
In an exclusive interview with The Construction Specifier, Luis Vidal, president and founding partner of international architecture practice luis vidal + architects, spoke about how airport design will change following the pandemic.
The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have released the Main Street Design Challenge Playbook, a collection of design solutions that can be implemented during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to help Canada’s hard-hit main streets.
A plan created by Vancouver designers to transform a site in New York’s West Village into an affordable co-living multi-family residence has won a Merit Award in the 2020 Phil Freelon Design Competition, an annual firm-wide event that seeks to elevate Perkins and Will’s design culture.
For several years, Construction Canada has conducted an annual salary survey, asking readers about the state of the country’s construction industry. This, of course, is the sector responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining our built environment, whether it is condo towers and mixed-use mid-rises, or hospitals, schools, and offices.
Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) has announced the launch of its seventh annual “Tapping the Future” student design challenge. The theme for the competition is hospitality and embracing legacy.