Ontario breaks the timber ceilingA silent cheer went up in John Stephenson’s office with the news in late September that six-storey wood-framed buildings will be permitted in Ontario starting in January.“We’ve been waiting for this with baited breath for quite a while,” said Stephenson, a partner with the award-winning FORM Architecture Engineering of Thunder Bay.“As a designer of wood buildings, I’m itching to roll up my sleeves.”Many architects, engineers and wood industry types were celebrating changes to the Ontario Buildi...
Penguin Automated Systems Inc. has
shipped the world’s first hangup assessment and removal robotic
system to Codelco’s Andina Mine in Chile.Built by Penguin at its sprawling
manufacturing centre in Naughton, 20 kilometres west of Sudbury, the
robotic system features an arm that extends 15 feet ...
A residential development planned for
New Liskeard is offering residents a new housing option, while
potentially adding significant revenue to the municipality’s tax
base.Beach Garden Condominiums is a proposed
82-home waterfront residential development, encompassing 19
single-home dwellings a...
It’s easy enough to illustrate the
amazing growth of Laurentian University’s Bharti School of
Engineering with a recitation of its skyrocketing enrolment numbers,
but nothing speaks to the school’s stature as an academic
powerhouse as eloquently as the awards its junior and senior teams
The provincial government has
reinstated the Connecting Links program to upgrade roads and bridges
across Ontario, but in the North, critics say the $15-million annual
allotment isn’t nearly enough to cover the work that needs to be
done.The Connecting Link (minus the ‘s’)
program offered prov...