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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 startup’s ergonomic chair design inspired by architectural principals
Patrick Danielson was uncomfortable. His office chair left him with bad posture and he knew his health was suffering. He swapped out the standard armed and backed chair for a stool, and when he started to feel better, he never went back.Danielson’s office chair wound up being the inspiration be...
Aircraft overhaul and maintenance company undergoes expansion
Aircraft service company JD Aero Technical is marking its third expansion in under a decade with an extension of its hangar and office space that will allow it to serve new clients and create new jobs at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.Costs for the project, which will get underway this summer, ar...
Sudbury architecture students get their hands dirty with the industry co-op
This summer, Laurentian University’s architecture students are more likely to be found building an ivory tower than dwelling in one.During the academic year, students can be found not only sketching, drawing and coming up with conceptual designs, but also hoisting beams and getting dusty buildi...
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 ...


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