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  • News Buildings

    Ontario allows six-storey wood-frame buildings

    September 30, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Starting January 1, 2015 Ontario’s building code will allow wood frame buildings up to six storeys high. Until now, wood frame structures were only allowed in buildings up to four storeys.

  • News Buildings

    Canadian Museum for Human Rights was structural engineering challenge

    September 23, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The building that now dominates the Forks in downtown Winnipeg officially opened to wide media attention on Saturday, September 19.

  • News Buildings

    Lunenberg County Lifestyle Centre opens

    September 17, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A multi-purpose recreational and cultural centre opened in Bridgewater on the south shore of Nova Scotia on September 16. Designed by by Diamond-Schmitt with Lydon Lynch architects, the Lunenberg County Lifestyle Centre is designed to provide a…

  • Go Transit bus garage opens in East Gwillimbury

    September 17, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Politicians were on hand on September 8 to open a GO Transit bus facility near Highway 404 in East Gwillimbury, northeast of Toronto. A design-build project of Buttcon, the facility has storage for 36 buses and service bays for fuelling,…

  • News Buildings

    Dubai’s Mall of the World to stretch seven kilometres

    August 26, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Plans for a glass covered, climate-controlled street stretching for seven kilometres in Dubai have been announced. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, announced that the Mall of the World will be located along…

  • Up Front (news)

    August 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    TRANSPORTATION

  • Climate Change and Buildings

    August 1, 2014 by By Gerald R. Genge, P.Eng. and Brian Burton

    Note: See the digital edition, page 54, to see the table included in this article:  Current Climate Design Parameters and Consolidated Opinion and Collective Prediction of Change. Table compiled by GRG Building Consultants.

  • Feature Buildings

    Symphony of Design: Jasper Place Library

    August 1, 2014 by Bronwen Parsons

    Achieving a tight integration with the architecture was one of the most memorable achievements in this project,” says Chad Musselwhite, P.Eng., of Williams Engineering Canada. “In the open areas of the library there are no heating, ventilation,…

  • Feature Buildings

    Natural Balance

    August 1, 2014 by Steve Titus, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., Aercoustics Engineering

    Traditionally, courthouses were prominent buildings at the core of a community, usually edifices constructed of stone and wood. The acoustic environment in the courtroom was “live” in order to allow a judge and courtroom…

  • News Buildings

    Award-winning new law school opens in Kamloops

    July 29, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The first new law school in Canada in 30 years has officially opened at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. The design by Diamond Schmitt Architects in association with Stantec Architecture received the 2014 Honour Award for Excellence…

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    Canadian Forces Station in St. John’s consolidates from sprawling campus

    July 22, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A $156-million consolidated Canadian Forces Station has officially opened in Pleasantville, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

  • News Buildings

    CTBUH awards BioSkin cooling and Singapore Interlace complex

    July 15, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A “BioSkin” that is said to reduce the surface temperature of a building by 12 degrees C and the micro-climate by about 2 degrees C has won the Tall Building Innovation Award from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) this…

  • News Buildings

    First green bonds issued for public infrastructure in Canada

    July 3, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Two hospitals on the east side of Vancouver Island are the first Canadian public infrastructure project to be funded by green bonds.

  • Companies at work: AECOM in Waterloo, Hatch in B.C., Tetra Tech in Quebec City

    July 3, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    As part of the GrandLinq PPP consortium, AECOM has been awarded a contract for the new 11-kilometre ION light-rail transit (LRT) system between the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener in southwest Ontario. The GrandLinq PPP will design, build,…

  • News Buildings

    In Toronto vacancy rates rise along with new office towers

    June 17, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Office space vacancy rates in Toronto’s downtown core are rising according to a report by Newmark Knight Frank Devencore. Class A and B vacancy rates are currently 6%. In Canada’s major cities as a whole, the vacancy rate for Class A and B…

  • News Buildings

    Report shows up anonymously at Elliot Lake Inquiry

    June 10, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    “Going forward from the Elliot Lake Inquiry” was the topic of a discussion at the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy’s conference in Toronto on May 30. PEO is already moving towards implementing its first mandatory continuing…

  • Speaker at GaGBC conference delivers green building inspiration

    June 10, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Keynote speaker on June 4 at the Canada Green Building Conference in Toronto was Matt Noblett of Behnisch Architekten. The German design firm is based in Stuttgart and had its beginnings in the Post World War II era. Its founder helped design…

  • Comment: Green design is no easy street

    June 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    At the Canada Green Building Council conference in Toronto on June 4, I caught a few minutes with Ray Cole. He is one of the sages in the green building movement in Canada and now director of the Centre for Sustainable Research at UBC. Twenty…

  • Up Front: news

    June 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    EVENTS

  • News Buildings

    Trees cover Milan tower facade

    May 21, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A new high-rise development in Milan, Italy is being called a “vertical forest.”  The Bosco Verticale development designed by Boeri Studio/Stefano Boeri architect has two residential towers, one 110 metres and the other 76 metres high….

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    Looking Up? Tall and Supertall Buildings resource

    May 21, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), with McGraw-Hill and ICC, has released Tall and Supertall Buildings: Planning and Design.

  • indoor Air Quality: Living Walls: Art and Science

    May 1, 2014 by By Alan Darlington, Ph.D., Nedlaw Living Walls & Emma Rohmann, P.Eng., Halsall Associates

    It is generally understood that greening a building’s indoor space can have a favourable impact on the wellbeing of its occupants. The possible benefits read like a business manager’s wish list: greater…

  • Up Front

    May 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    AWARDS

  • Feature Buildings

    Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

    May 1, 2014 by By Laurent Laframboise, ing. and Hieu Trong Nguyen, B. Arch., Dupras Ledoux

    Montreal’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium has received an overwhelming amount of attention since it opened on April 6 last year. Visitors were amazed by the design, beauty and comfort of the facilities.

  • Living Walls: Art and Science

    May 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    It is generally understood that greening a building’s indoor space can have a favourable impact on the wellbeing of its occupants. The possible benefits read like a business manager’s wish list: greater…

  • News Buildings

    NRC studies ways of trapping sound in buildings

    April 29, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The revamped National Research Council of Canada is continuing to research construction technologies as part of its “Building Regulations for Market Access” initiative.

  • News Buildings

    Mississauga has its first LEED building

    April 23, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The City of Mississauga’s first LEED-certified building was celebrated on Earth Day, April 22. The Garry W. Morden Centre at Ninth Line and Highway 401 received its LEED-Silver accreditation in February.

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    Demolition guidance in new Masterformat

    April 23, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    CSI and CSC have released the 2014 updates to MasterFormat. The publication is used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in Canada and the U.S.

  • News Buildings

    Printing houses … on the cheap

    April 15, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A Chinese company has used a 3D printer to create 10 houses in a single day. The Shang Hai company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering made the simple houses mostly of concrete. They printed parts and then assembled them into 2,100-sq. ft….

  • News Buildings

    Edmonton’s new NHL arena under way

    April 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Construction began in early March on the new NHL arena in downtown Edmonton. Rogers Place arena is located just north of 104 Avenue, between 104 Street and 102 Street.