Design

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Editorial: Lessons from a school infrastructure upgrade

School buildings that are 40-plus years old or more have been shown to pose barriers to teaching and learning, says the U.S. National Center for
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Timber City

City of Surrey has made significant investments in civic and community buildings, many of which incorporate wood and mass timber.
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Ontario aims to relax scrutiny of accessibility

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing says the underlying principle of improving accessibility will be maintained, and connects the revisions to the government's commitment to cut red tape that is slowing down the production of new housing.
Exterior design of Parks Canada's new purpose-built collection storage facility. © Moriyama and Teshima Architects and NFOE Architects, a joint-architectural venture. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)

Parks Canada reveals design for new collection facility

Parks Canada is developing a purpose-built collection storage facility to house archaeological and historical artifacts representing Canada's natural and cultural heritage.
BIM

Enhanced facility management through BIM

When properly implemented, BIM can greatly improve the productivity and efficiencies associated with the planning and development of virtually any project. Here's how.
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U of T’s AI hub showcases innovation architecture

The project, which has been in the planning pipeline since 2000, received a major push forward in March, thanks to a $100-million gift bestowed on U of T by philanthropists Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman.
LightPanel

Industry panel: Human-centric lighting

With innovative technology developments, coupled with new research, the lighting industry has the opportunity to improve people’s health. The question is, do we wait for more research and more discussion or do we begin implementing what we know today?
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Tourism benefits also linked to its drawbacks

Japanese survey respondents are the least enthusiastic about tourism, but they voice the lowest level of complaints. Respondents in the United States also express below-average faith that tourism has a positive economic or cultural impact.
LED

NEMA publishes new lighting standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a new standard for communicating key characteristics in regards to fluorescent light replacements and retrofit LED lamps.
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Spotlighting BTB REIT’s Montreal HQ

How BTB REIT used exterior LED lighting to align its Montreal office's night-time image with its daytime charm.
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Canada shines during 2019 International Day of Light

Global event brings awareness to light and light-based technologies and their role across all facets of life.
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History and innovation blend at Hotel X Toronto

For Hotel X Toronto, a new urban resort from the Library Hotel Collection, intimate is the personality of choice, and it comes across in all its facets.
SmartBuilding

Want more smart buildings? Amp up the collaboration

“Smart technologies are defined by their interconnectedness,” points out a recent ACEEE report on smart building markets. The companies that buy and sell them, however, are defined by their disconnectedness.
SmartBuilding

Smart building retrofits: What’s holding you back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may be holding them back.
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CaGBC launches energy disclosure challenge

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is challenging property stakeholders to be more open about their energy, water, and carbon usage. On March 27, the
Ergonomics

Justifying the costs of workplace ergonomics

You’ve identified the ergonomic hazards, developed solutions to address them, and researched the costs and resources needed to implement the solutions. Even still, you just
Gen Z

Does your workplace pass the Gen Z test?

Members of Gen Z need an environment where they can create — with some strong generational preferences for managers and workspace designers to consider.