Ontario-based Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of insulated concrete forms (ICF) in North America, has been brought by Dryvit Systems, a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS).
The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel (CCCS) is urging the federal government to make an evidence-based decision on any new action on imported steel products, warning changes could create steel shortages for the construction industry, impact major building projects, and put more than 60,000 jobs at risk in the construction sector alone.
Design firm DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) have published a framework to help design and development professionals understand the impact of their project design decisions on community well-being.
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is accepting submissions for the second edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize. Launched in 2017, the prize is conceived to celebrate and showcase the significance of drawing as a tool in capturing and communicating architectural ideas.
WiredScore, the company behind an international standard for rating digital connectivity in commercial buildings, has released the Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments – Canada.
The trend towards higher performing buildings and envelope systems requires a re-doubling of effort towards achieving durable, constructible, and maintainable transition details. There are many ways for these details to fail. Fortunately, there are also many opportunities throughout the design and construction process to focus on getting them right.
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.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 160 million people suffer from work-related diseases, with some two million dying annually as a result. About eight per cent of these occupational disease deaths can be directly attributed to respiratory complications. What exactly is silicosis, though, and what should design/construction professionals know to help reduce its impact on those in the industry?