Winter 2017-2018

Opening Remarks

BRITISH COLUMBIA

The Tipping Point: Scaling up Performance

Here Kathy Wardle, Principal at Perkins+Will, discusses “The Tipping Point: Scaling up Performance.”

Alberta

On the Rebound

Here Eric Freisen, Director of Operations at IRC Building Sciences Group, discusses how Alberta is “On the Rebound.”

Saskatchewan

LEEDing by Example in the Education Sector

Here Melissa Hayes, Senior Interior Designer at Stantec, and Shawn Lamb, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Stantec, discuss “LEEDing by Example in the Education Sector.”

Manitoba

It’s Cold in Manitoba, But we Don’t Like Wearing our Jackets

Here Ryan Dalgleish, Principal, Building Professionals, discusses “It’s Cold in Manitoba, But we Don’t Like Wearing our Jackets.”

FEATURED WESTERN CANADA COVERAGE

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Extravagant. Luxurious. Super Prime.

This September students walking into Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, will walk into a brand-new space designed to empower ideas and learning. The $122 million campus will accommodate 1,800 students and features three atriums with sweeping views of the mountains, two auditoriums, a theatre that can transform into a ballroom or cinema, and a pedestrian spine that runs the length of the building.

ALBERTA

X Marks the Spot

A blueprint for the future of affordable housing, Edmonton, Alberta’s Londonderry project is a new model that is likely to be replicated across the country. The $72-million development is designed to allow residents to grow in place, even as financial situations change; a concept which led to unanimous approval from the city.

SASKATCHEWAN

Education Innovation

Students at the new École Connaught Community School, located in Regina, Saskatchewan, walked through the front doors for the first time this fall. The students may not know it, but this $22-million building is state of the art, featuring spaces filled with cutting-edge technology, flexible learning spaces and throwbacks to the building’s predecessor, a 100-year-old red brick building that has been upcycled into the new building.

MANITOBA

Game. Set. Match.

Winnipeg, Manitoba’s new LEED® Silver Certified, $20.5 million fieldhouse has added 60,000 square feet of recreational and multi-use space to the Dakota Community Centre. Construction wrapped up in September, and locals are already taking advantage of an indoor field, athletics track, three full size basketball courts, and seating for 2,000 spectators.

Departments

INNOVATION

Affordable Housing Made Possible

This article shows how one city is making affordable housing possible by setting up building partnerships in a completely new way.

RESEARCH

The Next Frontier for Canada’s Commercial Building Sector

This article will discusses the industry’s brand new Zero Carbon Building Standard, which is focused on reducing carbon emissions in commercial, institutional and multi‐family buildings.

EYE ON ARCHITECTURE

Facade of the Future

This article talks about the limitations of traditional facade solutions and how emerging technologies from other countries are impacting the Canadian market.

ON THE SAFE SIDE

Building Resilient Communities in the Age of Climate Change

This article makes the case for pre‐cast concrete and how its durability is a major selling point in a time where natural disasters and wildfires seem to be growing in frequency and strength.

ON THE SAFE SIDE

Reduce the Risk so Disaster Doesn’t Strike

Fall prevention is essential. Are you, your employees and your business doing enough?

Cellular Composite Siding by Royal

TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Winter 2017-2018 TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES SPOTLIGHT

Learn about the latest tools and technologies available to market. Do you want your product showcased here and in the magazine? Contact us for details on how to be a part of the content.