Tag Archives: Saskatchewan

Fans of the green building boom

Canadian green construction is booming, with research indicating the trend is not slowing—by 2017, the amount of green construction projects will double, motivated by the desire for high-quality, environmentally responsible buildings. At its core, green building is a focus on making smart and sustainable decisions about building site, water use, energy and atmosphere, materials, size, and indoor environmental quality.

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Designing fabric duct ventilation

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.

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P3 funding bridge project in Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s North Commuter Parkway and Traffic Bridge Replacement project are being funded through a public-private partnership (P3) with the federal government.

Saskatchewan is contributing $50 million to the project, while the federal government is providing an additional investment of up to $66 million through the P3 Canada Fund. The 107-year-old traffic bridge will be replaced and a new bridge connecting roadways and crossing the city’s north end will be constructed. After completion, traffic congestion will be reduced and travel times will be shortened.

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Prairie projects awarded

This week, the Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba Associations of Architects presented projects with the biennial Prairie Design Awards.

Since its inauguration in 2000, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit have been handed out to project teams in three categories—Recent Work, Interior Design, and Small Projects.

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Solving the municipal infrastructure crisis

Beyond the traditional homes, multi-family buildings, and institutional/commercial/industrial (ICI) facilities, many design/construction professionals are regularly engaged with work on major infrastructure. Whether roads, sewers, transit systems, power utilities, dams, or telecommunications networks, these often high-profile and large-scale projects can be far more complex than a typical building.

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