Canadian Facility Management & Design | December 2020
Frank Cavaliere, BSc, P.Eng., LEED® AP, FEC, Parksmart Advisor | Managing Principal
The world is rapidly changing, and so is the automotive industry. Around the globe we are seeing fewer outdated gas guzzlers, proven to pollute the air and contribute to global warming, in favour of smarter, cleaner passenger vehicles that run on renewable power systems.
Construction Canada | December 2020
James Cooper, P.Eng., LEED® AP O+M | Principal
Podium (plaza) decks are structural slabs that extend beyond an above-grade building footprint and serve as roof slabs for below-grade levels. Often hidden by hard and soft landscaping finishes, these structural slabs can be forgotten and overlooked due to the relatively long service life of their protective waterproofing systems.
Condo Business | November 2020
Ryan Coles, BSc, P.Eng. | Principal
When it comes to understanding and maintaining the physical assets of your condominium complex, nothing matters more than reserve fund planning. It is so important, in fact, that provincial and territorial governments have enacted legislation requiring all condo corporations to complete a reserve fund study every three to five years, depending on where you live.
Canadian Apartment Magazine | November 2020
Michael Blackman, BASc, P.Eng., LEED® AP, FEC | Regional Manager; Principal
From floods and hailstorms, to inadequate building maintenance, your insurance rates are impacted by several factors—not all of which are in your control. For apartment building owners today, it’s a tough market…and it’s only getting tougher.
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction | October 2020
Sumatran orangutans, a critically endangered species, have been a part of the Toronto Zoo since 1974. This project will provide them with two new outdoor habitats as well as minor modifications to the existing indoor orangutan holding and exhibit areas within the Indo-Malaya Pavilion.
Condo Business | October 2020
Jonathan Rebelo, BASc, MASc, P.Eng. | Project Engineer
It’s no secret that a well-executed preventive maintenance program can go a long way toward reducing the overall costs associated with operating a condominium building. In fact, some experts believe that preventing problems before they occur can extend a building’s annual operating budget by a significant amount per year.
Canadian Property Management | September 2020
Lorena Polovina, BASc, EIT | Design Engineer
As climate change becomes a growing concern for cities around the world, opportunities for reducing carbon emissions have been widely embraced by the building sector. From office towers to condominiums, today’s structures are equipped with energy efficient systems designed to improve building performance and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Architectural Record Magazine | September 2020
In a commercial market, you don’t usually think a developer of a spec office building will value design quality over the most expedient solution. But it can happen. In thecase of a 10-story high-rise in Edmonton, Alberta, Gene Dub, principal of Dub Architects, owns thedevelopment company—Five Oaks—that constructed it in accord with his firm’s design.
Construction Canada | September 2020
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) are awarding four libraries with the 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design.