The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently recognized the work of more than 100 professionals, groups, and companies at its Concrete Convention and Exposition, including the work of three Canadians.
The Westmount Recreation Centre (WRC) recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification with its revolutionary design. The facility, located in Westmount, Que., sets a record as the world’s first arena with underground rinks, which subsequently helps reduce energy costs.
A decade ago, designing the esthetics of an exposed ventilation system in open architectural ceiling applications began with colour, material, and dispersion method selection. The suspension or top end of the ventilation system was the least esthetic concern—it was typically the last choice, or just an after-thought in the process.
How do you squeeze a mega-hospital—three already large institutions merged into one—into the heart of a city such as Montréal?1 To make matters more complicated, it is on a tight site, literally at the door of one of the continent’s most exquisite low-scale historical quarters.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) announced AP60 Phase I, an aluminum smelter in Jonquière, Que., as its Project of the Year. The Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA)/SNC–Lavalin/Hatch joint venture beat out contenders from around the globe to claim the top spot.
The historic Sun Life Building in Montréal has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification under the Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) program.