Attend the CSC Vancouver’s lunch meeting to learn more about designing safer glass railings with laminated glass. The event will take place at the Sandman Hotel on Thursday, February 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Earlier this month, construction was completed on Rigaud City Hall, a new civic administration facility for a small Québec community. Designed by Affleck de la Riva Architects, the urban redevelopment project proposes the reorganization of a section of the historic village centre and the city hall building.
Architects and specifiers can go “green” by employing channel glass, as glass is a recyclable material. Additionally, it provides natural daylight, controls acoustics, and improves energy efficiency. Some channel glasses are also bird friendly.
Creating light, spacious interiors in areas with fire- and life-safety requirements is a challenge because traditional fire-rated building materials, such as concrete and gypsum, restrict light transfer. Fire-rated glass can provide the same performance criteria as its opaque counterparts, with the added benefit of transparency.
As part of the $200-million revitalization of the Place Ville Marie Esplanade in Montréal, residents will soon enjoy a brand-new concept: A gourmet biergarten in the city’s downtown. Imagined by Sid Lee Architecture and A5 Hospitality, and executed by Sid Lee Architecture | Menkes Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects in consortium, Le Carthcart Restaurants et Biergarten will open in late 2019.
Low-iron jumbo glass with low-emissivity (low-e) coating was used during the retrofit of the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. High-performance glass brings in abundant natural light and controls solar heat gain, thereby contributing to energy management while ensuring the open spaces at the NAC do not overheat.
As one of the world’s most versatile building materials, with a wide range of esthetic options and outstanding energy characteristics, glass provides numerous opportunities to enhance buildings’ visual appeal and performance.
U.S. manufacturers were taught about Canadian codes, especially the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A440S1-17, Canadian Supplement to the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS)-11. at the summer conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) in Lake Tahoe, California.