Consulting engineers, architects and contractors gathered for the 2016 Ontario Concrete Awards dinner on November 30 to celebrate the success of their joint efforts. The event was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre downtown in conjunction with Construct Canada.…
A 3,000-tonne building was moved 60 metres one morning last week to make space for the construction of an LRT station at the west end of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown line. Moving the former Kodak Building to make way for the…
No Canadian towers are among the winners and finalists in the 2016 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTUBH) awards announced June 22. The most dramatic of the towers was from New York, which won as the Best Tall…
A two year study sponsored by ArcelorMittal has been published that compares the life cycle implications of structural systems in 60 to 120-storey buildings. The analysis looks at global warming potential and embodied energy. “Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building…
A heritage building at 180 Wellington Street in Ottawa has been hollowed out to provide temporary space for the federal government while the Parliament buildings across the street are being renovated.
“This was visually a very impressive project. Combining the control tower with an office building above the terminal was challenging. The steel shear walls were innovative.
A lot of the solutions are partly driven by the structure, partly driven by the architecture, which means it’s a truly
integrated solution.” – Jury
Michael Allen recalls how he and architect Rod Robbie came up with the concept for the famous retractable roof over the Toronto Rogers Centre.
The centre provided a stunning backdrop for events at the summer Games. The structural engineering was complex with removable columns to provide unobstructed views in the vast aquatic centre.
The Studio City hotel and casino complex in Macau near Hong Kong in China incorporates an eight-figure ferris wheel between its two art deco-style towers. Guests can board the 130-metre tall “Golden Reel” at the 23rd floor of the building…
Work involves cutting and replacing columns that bear enormous weight.
Hatch has signed a joint venture agreement with First Pac West, a Canadian Aboriginal company, to jointly provide affordable living accommodation and facilities for workforces around the world. The structures might be for workers in the mining, energy, and infrastructure…