Broccolini Construction is developing a new, high-tech Maison de Radio-Canada building in Montréal to house the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada. Through a long-term lease, the new building will help meet the needs of CBC/Radio-Canada in today’s digital and media environment.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is holding a convention in Quèbec where attendees will get a chance to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and standards. It will take place at the Québec City Convention Centre and Hilton Québec Hotel from March 24 to 28.
Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneaux architects has won the Grands Prix Du Design award for the best project. The Conversion du Planétarium Dow de l’ÉTS project involved the rehabilitation of an iconic building discerning luminosity and coherent volumes.
A collaborative effort has been launched between the National Research Council Canada (NRC), the Québec government, and Université Laval to find a solution to problems stemming from the presence of pyrrhotite in concrete.
In cold climates, condensation-resistance performance is expected for standard curtain wall systems. However, occupancy factors, unconventional building geometry, design details, and the design of heating systems and interior finishes may result in the reduction of condensation resistance, as demonstrated by a case study of a 12-storey commercial building in Montréal.
Devimco Immobilier, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, and Fiera Properties have entered into a partnership to develop one of the largest mixed-use real estate projects in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles neighbourhood. Comprising two towers—51 and 53 storeys—the $700 million Maestria project will have approximately 1000 condos and 500 rental units. Construction is slated to start end of this year.
The Québec City University Hospital Center (CHU) de Québec – Université Laval opted for a deep retrofit project when addressing a backlog of deferred maintenance. Energy-efficiency upgrades at four of the centre’s hospitals included boiler replacements, improvements to the thermal plants, and reconfiguration of numerous electromechanical systems.
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.
The Wilder Building Espace Danse, a transformed heritage building in Montréal, has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification in the new construction and renovation (NC) category.