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
Costello Associates provides engineering services to the power-generation industry; by
hobby, president Stephen Costello is a trained, private pilot. With the launch of AirVU, he’s bringing
his two passions together to provide the industry with a new tool for
maintenance and inspection.Costello ...
A pair of Northern
Ontario projects has been named as finalists for the 2016 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards.Prince Arthur’s
Landing along Thunder Bay’s waterfront, as designed by Brook McIlroy Inc. of
Thunder Bay, was recognized as a finalist.Also acknowledged
was the Go Home Ba...
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...
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...