When looking toward the sky in any major city in Canada and across North America, it is not uncommon to find a copper roof or wall cladding system. The metal has contributed to elaborate ornamental applications and complex architectural details on historic buildings for centuries, but why do architects and design teams continue to specify this material?
Last month, Toronto’s Ryerson University in partnership with the city-based Moses Structural Engineers, announced the winners of TimberFever—an annual competition where students are asked to build a life-size structure out of wood. Sixteen teams from six universities across Ontario participated in this cross-disciplinary 36-hour design-build competition.
Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) is holding a daylong conference—from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.—on November 3 at Toronto’s Beanfield Center. The theme of this inaugural conference is “Construction on the Precipice of Massive Change.”
The Wood Solutions Fair, held on November 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North), is dedicated to design and construction with wood and wood products. This one-day educational event from 7:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. is presented by Ontario WoodWorks and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC). On Tuesday, November 14, wood again takes centre stage at the Wood Solutions Conference in Vancouver.
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) suburbs of Markham and Pickering represent a growing area. A trunk sewer, approximately 14 km (8 mi) in length, was contracted to accommodate the additional flows. The sewer is to be constructed at depths of 5 to 40 m (16 to 131 ft) below the ground surface. A customized benching formwork was employed.
Last month, Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OBHA) announced the winners of its 2017 Distinction Awards during its annual conference at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. For the second year in a row, Tridel earned the Ontario Home Builder of the Year award. OHBA also recognized Eurodale Developments as the 2017 Ontario Renovator of the Year.
Revolving doors can be up to eight times more energy-efficient than their hinged counterparts—all while allowing large numbers of people to pass in and out, boosting security, and adding architectural interest.