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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 company uses drones to inspect the power grid
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 ...
Northern projects recognized by architecture association
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...
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...


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