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.
Award Magazine | October 2020
The City of Victoria is known worldwide for the charm and history reflected in its downtown architecture. One of the latest additions to this landscape is the 88-suite, dual-building Ironworks condominium complex, featuring a rust finish with the unique Corten cladding.
Award Magazine | October 2020
St. Edmund School in Edmonton, Alberta has been given a new lease on life following a $14.9-million modernization that has taken this 1954-year-old building and transformed it into a state-of-the-art school that students and staff can be proud of.
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.