Blok-Lok is well-known for our line of strong and solid structural reinforcement products, anchors and ties, flashing systems, and repair and restoration systems. But did you know we also offer a premium silicone air- and water-resistive barrier (AWB)?
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.
Hopital du Sacre-Cœur-de-Montreal’s (HSCM’s) L-shaped addition to its historic building borrows the masonry of the original building and combines it with a modern curtainwall system to maximize access to natural light.
Thermal bridges occur all over a building in transitions, terminations, and penetrations. Foundation to wall transitions, balcony projections, window and door openings, and roof parapets can all serve as thermal bridges. However, while identifying areas where thermal bridging can occur is a relatively straightforward process; some areas were harder to solve until recently, as they involved junctions where masonry loads are applied to the foundation below.
Jack arches are a structural element in masonry construction that have been used in the built environment for centuries. Jack arches, also known as flat or straight arches, are structural elements that provide support at openings in masonry.
For a residence in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough of Montréal, Qué., Thomas Balaban Architect (TBA) retains the modest character of a ‘shoebox’ house through contemporary means and geometric abstraction.
According to the Brick Industry Association (BIA), clay brick can be used by project teams to meet the Materials and Resources requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.0 and v4.1 program.
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