Building Science Perspective Magazine | Spring 2021
Jelena Bojanic, BSc, P.Eng. | Project Engineer

The former Eurasian Gateway & Elephant Crossing at the Calgary Zoo has been re-used and re-adapted multiple times since 1963 to house animals including elephants, giraffes and the more recent rhinos and komodo dragons.

Building Science Perspective Magazine | Spring 2021
Niall McCarra, Bsc., CET, LEED AP BD+C

Imagine you are part of a project team that finishes a project and, shortly after completion, you get a call back because of water leakage issues during a storm. Not something anyone wants to see or have to deal with shortly after the completion of a new building.

The Globe and Mail | April 2021
Duncan Rowe, BASc, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C | Principal/ Sustainable Design Specialist

Although it’s one of the smaller photographs accompanying the July 1915 Construction magazine article, it speaks much louder than those showcasing luxurious banking interiors, sculpted friezes, or Corinthian columns marching along Yonge and King streets.

Canadian Property Management | March 2021
Bryan Colvin, BSc, P.Eng. | Managing Principal

If building durability and long-term resilience are the goals, those looking to build or renovate should choose their materials wisely for their specific location and design. Here, Bryan Colvin of RJC Engineers, walks us through the pros and cons of four common building materials.

Award Magazine | March 2021
Nick Trovato, BSc, MEng, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) | Managing Principal

It’s no secret that 2020 was a busy year for restoration projects, especially in the residential sector for obvious reasons, but also in commercial/ institutional venues across Canada.

Award Magazine | March 2021

The Clayton Community Centre combines, through form and function, services for Surrey’s Clayton Heights neighbourhood, including library, visual and performing arts, and recreation, in a 78,000-square-foot facility designed to achieve Passive House certification (the first such facility to achieve the designation in North America).

Award Magazine | March 2021

With the College’s new Health Sciences Centre opening its doors this year, students now have access to a world-class learning environment to train for health-science careers.

Award Magazine | March 2021

There’s excitement in the air up at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus as the first phase of an incredibly impressive fivephase campus master plan quickly heads towards completion.

Award Magazine | March 2021

When the design team of Shape Architecture and Toronto based firm Montgomery Sisam Architects sat down to envision an open-air design for the new Maple Grove Elementary School in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, they were not considering a pandemic or social distancing, they were however referencing a turn of the century concept of Outdoor Schools which was prevalent in Europe in the ’30s and ’40s.

Award Magazine | March 2021

The Londonderry Affordable Housing Redevelopment in north Edmonton is a potential game-changer with regards to the way affordable housing projects are developed. It is also a visually striking solution to the outdated residences that once occupied the City of Edmonton-owned site.