Architecture & Design

Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
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A guide to glass balcony guards and breakage

In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.
BMO Field

MLSE scores goal with BMO Field makeover

BMO Field hosted the celebration of two goals at the TFC’s home opener May 7. One was the completion of the sports venue’s $150-million transformation.
SCOOP

SCOOP to become first condo on its block

SCOOP will become the first condo on its block when the boutique six-storey collection of 72 suites rises at St. Clair Avenue West and Osler Street.
The RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters

The RCMP’s new Nova Scotia headquarters

The design of the RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters reconciles its requirements of internal security and external accountability.
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Canary Park condos prepared for Pan Am Games

The Canary Park condos are nearly ready to be turned over to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizers for fit-up for the athletes, coaches
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Thompson Rivers University building gets boost

In its original concrete construction, completed in 1970, Thompson Rivers University’s Old Main Building reflected the design philosophy of its era. As Michael Leckman, a
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Located in the geographical centre of Canada in Winnipeg, the architectural design for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) draws inspiration from the natural scenery and vast open spaces of Canada.
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Jumping on board wood-frame construction

Standing 30 metres high, the tallest all-wood modern building has now opened its doors in northern B.C. The $25 million Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George is built to LEED Gold status and an example of the viability of constructing taller buildings made of wood.
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Inside Windsor’s South West Detention Centre

The barbed wire and fortress-like fences of TV prison dramas are nowhere to be found here. Designed to support rehabilitation, this real-life detention centre has
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Mobilizing building information modeling

Properly implemented building information modeling can put critical facility information at the touch of the fingertips via smartphone or tablet.
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Defining outdoor views from bedrooms

A Toronto city councillor wants to know whether the building code requirement to provide outdoor views from bedrooms has been all but pushed out the
Telus Garden Vancouver

Case Study: Telus Garden steel canopy design

Telus Garden, a mixed-use development project in downtown Vancouver, will feature a 220-foot canopy arch that extends over an entire city block.
Bow River Pedestrian Bridge

Banff pedestrian bridge a feat of engineering

Designed with the beauty of Canada’s first national park in mind, the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff, Alta., is a striking timber superstructure.
Precast concrete

Sustainable strategy for precast concrete

A peer reviewed ISO compliant study from CPCI evaluates the impacts throughout the life of a precast concrete structure.
Birds on wire

Markham adopts bird-friendly building rules

The City of Markam has joined a growing list of municipalities that have adopted bird-friendly building guidelines for new construction.
Wood-Frame Construction

Ontario revisiting wood-frame building rules

Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.