Posts Tagged construction

RBC Centre, Toronto – a LEED Gold Triple – A Office Building

RBC Centre - pre-construction rendering

originally published in Award Magazine Toronto’s RBC Centre will be the first triple-A office building in Canada to achieve LEED Gold NC status. “We originally announced the project as silver because we were conservative in calculating the LEED scorecard in terms of what we might be able

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Test of Metal

originally published in Award Magazine Roofs and walls on a steadily increasing number of buildings shun traditional materials in favor of metal. This is not a new phenomenon. “You’ll find metal used on roofing going back thousands of years,” says Wes Brooker, marketing director for American Buildings

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Build It Up: Steel Building Systems Offer Better Building Performance At Lower Costs

Originally published in Award Magazine Whistler/Blackcomb. It’s one of the most popular ski resorts in Canada, and in less than a year these two peaks will host numerous events during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. The resort presented a major challenge to organizers – shuttling people

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York Research Tower, Archives of Ontario – York University

originally published in Award Magazine From a downtown Toronto office building, the Archives of Ontario will soon move to their new home on the campus of Toronto’s York University. “This is a self-contained, purpose-built facility of the highest international archival standards, made to archive collections owned by

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FluidConcepts magazine copy

originally published in Award Magazine ‘Think – Design – Create’ aptly describes fluidconcepts’ philosophy on delivering well-designed customized office furnishings. Mississauga, Ontario-based fluidconcepts starts from exceptional up-front design services to guarantee office furnishings, production and service that meet its customers’ needs.

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Toronto's Union Station

Aerial image of present-day Union Station

Originally published in Award Magazine GO trains per day: 180. GO busses per day: 400. VIA trains per day: 35. Current passengers per year: 50 million. Expected in two decades: 80 million. These numbers help describe the busiest travel hub in all of Canada. Pearson International Airport,

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Building Information Modeling

Model of Nassau Airport

Nassau’s new airport, consisting of almost 60,000 square meters of mostly new construction with some renovation, presented a building challenge about as complex as they come. To tackle that complexity, project leaders brought all disciplines together into the design process much earlier than many of them had

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