A November 2016 fire destroyed the Brantford Gymnastics Academy in Ontario. A new, custom-designed structure with a standing seam roof system and insulated metal panels (IMPs) on the exterior walls was determined to be the best option, as it would meet the insurance requirements and ambitious construction timeline.
The newly named Zatzman Sportsplex has opened in Dartmouth, N.S. A $28-million renovation and expansion designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Abbott Brown Architects adds new amenities and services to this major civic recreational facility.
The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury has reopened a decade after a fire caused extensive damage to the building. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) engaged a consortium comprising Architecture49, DFS Architecture and Design, and St-Gelais Montminy + Associés / Architectes (STGM) to design and execute the reconstruction work.
An article exploring techniques to meet the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) requirements using the trade-off compliance path is included in the latest addition to Construction Canada’s series of sponsored e-books.
The latest addition to Construction Canada’s series of sponsored e-books, Building with Masonry provides a detailed look at the technical aspects of designing masonry wall assemblies and restoration of deteriorated masonry buildings.