Daily Commercial News by ConstructConnect | September 2020
Nathan Bissell, BEng, P.Eng. | Project Engineer
National and provincial building codes do not include clauses dealing withorangutan climbing poles which highlights one of the many design andplanning complexities of a new $9.9 million orangutan exhibit at the Toronto Zoo.
ADVANTAGE STEEL | September 2020
HEAD DOWN THE Gardiner Expressway in Toronto and you can’t miss the towering structure next to Scotiabank Arena: CIBC SQUARE.It’s the most advanced tower ever constructed in Canada and likely all of North America.
Canadian Healthcare Facilities | Summer 2020
Jennifer Watson, MBA, P.Eng. | Associate
With COVID-19 now impacting every aspect of our healthcare systems, hospitals around the world are radically changing to meet the demands of future pandemics. From how to manage the sudden swell of patients arriving due to seasonally recurring viruses to which materials and cleaning processes work best to mitigate the spread of disease, everything from floor tiles to waiting rooms are being re-evaluated.
Canadian Property Management | July 2020
Terry Bergen, CTech, CCCA, LEED® AP | Managing Principal
The benefits of investing in deep energy retrofits have been touted by building experts for years. Yet still, here we are heading into the second half of 2020 and not everyone has been quick on the uptake. Adding to the slowdown, Canada is in the midst of emerging from a deadly health crisis—the economic consequences of which will be felt for years to come.
Award Magazine | July 2020
Excitement for opening day at the Soraya Hafez School in Edmonton, Alberta, has everyone involved counting down the days. Completed months ahead of schedule and under budget, the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team is more than proud of their accomplishment.
Innovation Magazine | May-June 2020
Adjacent to Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver’s South Flatz neighbourhood, this artistic lotus flower-shaped retail pavilion provided an interesting structural design opportunity. Facilitated by digital modelling through Spearhead Inc., a unique yet simple hybrid timber-steel structure was developed to support this complex lotus shape.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, Condo Business | June 2020
Jordan Swail, BESc, P.Eng., BSS | Project Engineer
Resilience and innovation have always been central to the building industry. However, due to the increased restrictions and challenges associated with COVID‐19, the additional processes and measures required to address worksite safety have hurled the sector into unprecedented territory.
New Home + Condo Guide | April 3 - May 1, 2020
Ryan Coles, BSc, P.Eng. | Associate
This month, our quest for expert commentary on what’s happening in the local market takes us to the Southern Alberta chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) and its current president, Ryan Coles.
Industry Insights, Canadian Property Management | April 2020
Mohammad Fakoor, PhD, CEA, P.Eng. | Senior Building Performance Engineer
Building Energy Modelling (BEM) is a versatile, multipurpose tool used in both new construction and existing buildings. Now mandatory for all new builds in many jurisdictions throughout Canada, energy modelling can help inform decision‐ making at the design‐stage; show code compliance; achieve green building certification; and guide policy and code development as the world collectively seeks out new ways to reduce its carbon footprint.