Innovation - Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia | Summer 2024

Innovation presents the annual Project Highlights edition showcasing projects by Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrants. This year’s highlights feature projects that exemplify environmental stewardship and collaboration with Indigenous communities.

Canadian Consulting Engineer | June 14, 2024

Calgary’s BMO Centre at Stampede Park has reportedly become Western Canada’s largest convention centre with the opening of a new 565,000-sf expansion, following decades of planning and four years of construction.

Following the $500-million expansion, the convention facility now offers more than 1 million sf of space, allowing it to host conventions at a scale the city was not previously able to accommodate. Its first major post-expansion event was the Global Energy Show, which ran from June 10 to 12.

Sustainable BIZ Canada | June 7, 2024

Responsible Buildings Pact will focus on concrete as its first material to pilot

The Climate Smart Buildings Alliance (CSBA), led by Royal Bank of Canada, Mattamy Homes and EllisDon, has unveiled an initiative that will have its members pilot the adoption of low-carbon building materials, starting with concrete.

The Responsible Buildings Pact was announced at the Canada Green Building Council’s Building Lasting Change conference in Toronto on Wednesday. Participants include developers Mattamy, Daniels and Northcrest Developments; consultants Dialogue and RJC Engineers; and contractors EllisDon and Aecon.

Canadian Parking Association - PARKER | 1st Quarter 2024
Bryant Bortolotto-Freeman, BSc.| Engineer-in-Training

5 best practices for maximizing the service life of your traffic deck coating

If your building includes a parkade, chances are you’ve witnessed the wear and tear that comes from steady usage and exposure to moisture and contaminants like road salts. Even if the parking area is located indoors, the traffic deck coating (TDC) used to protect concrete surfaces will deteriorate over time, reducing its ability to effectively do its job.

CISC Advantage Steel | Winter 2023/2024
Andrew Voth, BASc., Ph.D., P.Eng. | Associate

The City of Toronto’s already dynamic skyline has once again been enhanced with the addition of a new sculpted and sloped skyscraper: TD Terrace

Located at 160 Front Street West at the corner of Front and Simcoe Streets, the newest space for TD Bank is a 47-storey, 240-metre-tall sloping steel-framed commercial tower that adds approximately 1.2 million square feet of Class A office space to Toronto’s financial core. Along with the incorporation of a six-storey masonry heritage building façade, the building offers four levels of below-grade parking and bike storage with a dedicated underground PATH connection and a four-storey podium with tenant amenities, set to be occupied in 2024.

Canadian Occupational Safety | April 26, 2024
Kevin Fortune, BASc, MBA, MBB, CRSP, EP | Health & Safety Program Manager

As Canada approaches the National Day of Mourning on April 28th, the nation pauses to remember the lives lost and renews its commitment to improving workplace safety. With 993 workplace fatalities reported in 2022, including 183 in the construction industry, the need for proactive measures to prevent such tragedies is paramount.

Canadian Property Management | April 2024
Jeff Rabinovitch, MSc, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C | Principal

A collaborative method that drives better results

In today’s complicated building landscape, fiscal transparency, work-site safety, environmental consequences, and structural integrity are just some of considerations that must be factored into the building process. But with so many hands in the mix, and so many key priorities to juggle, it isn’t unusual for decisions to be rushed or details to be missed along the way.

Pushing the Envelope | Spring 2024
Dominic Mattman, BASc, MASc, P.Eng., LEED® AP | Associate
Duncan Rowe, BASc, MEng, P.ENG., LEED® AP, BECxP, CPHD | Principal

In sustainable building construction, a critical factor often goes unnoticed: em­bodied carbon. Let’s explore the signifi­cance of this silent emissions contributor and understand why it’s crucial for global climate goals.

Daily Commercial News by ConstructConnect | April 16, 2024
Mohammad Fakoor, PhD, P.Eng., CEA, CPHD, CEM, LEED® AP BD+C | Associate

In 2023 catastrophic insured losses in Canada were $3.4 billion. Uninsured losses paint an even grimmer picture as they are usually three to four times higher a year.

But there is some good news.

Canadian Property Management | April 2024
Jenny Si, EIT | Design Engineer

Innovation and collaboration drive success at UBC's 'The Gateway Building'

Mass timber is known for its strength, beauty, sustainability and versatility, and its use in construction is growing year by year.

With innovative new products and repeatable building methods making wood more cost-effective and reliable, it’s no surprise complex wood-centric architectural designs are rising in popularity across Canada.