Since roll-formed and laser-welded steel methodology is relatively new for curtain walls, this article addresses three relevant inaccuracies as they relate to Canada’s snow-laden winters, subarctic temperatures, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.1 goals.
To address unintended and unwanted killing of birds, the federal government commissioned the National Standard of Canada group to prepare the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A460:19, Bird-friendly building design, in order to help building industry professionals, including architects, developers, and owners, to make structures safe for birds.
Diamond Schmitt Architects has won an Award of Excellence in Urban Design for Adaptive Re-use by the City of London for transforming a late 19th-century department store in London, Ont., into a multi-disciplinary centre of learning for Fanshawe College.
Vancouver-based Revery Architecture has designed Simon Fraser University’s (SFU’s) new state-of-the-art engineering building in Surrey, B.C. The academic research facility focuses on clean technology and sustainable energy solutions.
During a window replacement project, setting realistic expectations, keeping stakeholders informed, selecting a means of execution that is specific to the building, and starting the process within realistic timeframes will increase the potential for success.
The new 707 Fifth AAA office tower in downtown Calgary features a distinctive, curved glass appearance and creates a high energy-efficiency workspace with a triple-glazed, curved glass curtain wall system.