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London’s Strik Baldinelli Moniz is at the forefront in designing mid-rise wood-framed buildings in Ontario.
Slow uptake on wood mid-rises in OntarioIt’s a steep learning curve for Ontario’s construction and design community to adapt to building wood mid-rises.Despite changes to the Ontario Building Code last January allowing six-storey wood buildings, up from the previous limit of four, there’s been no surge of building activity as architects, contractors and clients are still warming to the idea of this new, elevated, green building option.“It’s a question of moving an entire industry,” said Steven Street, a technical advisor for ...


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Sudbury students earn nod in architecture competition
An entry from the Laurentian School of Architecture has been selected as one of three student finalists in a Toronto design project.Now in its second year, the Winter Stations Competition asks designers to transform lifeguard stations along Toronto’s beaches into “whimsical winter displays” des...
Sudbury dome church nearing completion
Watching the installation of acoustic panels in the ceiling of the 550-seat auditorium at All Nations Church’s new building, Pastor Jeremy Mahood looked perplexed.Based on plans for the auditorium, Mahood had estimated the panels to be placed differently, and he’ll now have to find a creative w...
Elliot Lake report guiding new engineering standards
A year after Justice Paul R. Bélanger issued his report from the Elliot Lake Inquiry, progress is being reported on recommendations to make the engineering profession safer.The province issued an October update, noting that a number of the final report’s 70 recommendations have been implemented...
Concrete plans go forward in the Sault
The replacement of the Fort Creek Aqueduct in Sault Ste. Marie is one of biggest municipal infrastructure projects in the city’s recent history, and yet once it’s complete, it will be largely invisible to the naked eye.“You’re spending $30 million, and when you pave over it and put grass on it,...


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