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UBC library

UBC library facility takes a page from Harvard

UBC has taken a page from Harvard with its newly opened Library PARC facility, using a model that extends the shelf life of books from 30 years to 300.
Pier 21

Inside the transformation of Halifax’s Pier 21

Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion.
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Change management for shifting demographics

The demographic shifts happening in the workplace, particularly those expected in the next five years, are one of many reasons to do change management.
HOK Toronto

HOK Toronto’s new Pinterest-inspired home

HOK Toronto recently earned an ARIDO award of merit for the design of its Pinterest-inspired new offices.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Arts facilities play starring role in revitalization

St. Catharines has cast the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre to play a starring role in the revitalization of the city’s downtown.
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Business opportunities ample in China and India

China's aggressive target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and India's ambitious scheme to embed information and communications technology in urban development and infrastructure are seen as prominent opportunities for Canadian investors, businesses and professionals.
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Healthcare engineers trek regulatory landscape

Rental housing landlords sometimes think of themselves as the most regulated real estate operators, but healthcare engineers and facilities managers make a good case for claiming that title
The RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters

The RCMP’s new Nova Scotia headquarters

The design of the RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters reconciles its requirements of internal security and external accountability.
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New prestige office buildings capture market

Although longstanding landmarks in the Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver skylines now command average rents 18 per cent higher than less iconic competition can muster, real estate analysts predict an emergent tenants' market will alter that picture.
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Why LEED certification is becoming an essential

As LEED certification increasingly matters to tenants’ employees, sound environmental stewardship has moved from a nice-to-do to a must-do for many companies.
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Changes to Toronto sewers bylaw may be on tap

Toronto has two changes to its sewers bylaw coming down the pipes that, if adopted, may trickle down to building owners and managers.
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Inside U of T Mississauga’s Innovation Complex

To subsume or not to subsume. That was the question presented by the project brief for the expansion and renovation of University of Toronto Mississauga’s
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Airport cities among workplace trends for 2015

Airport cities, mindfulness programs and a phenomenon coined “rateocracy” are among the emerging forces shaping employees’ quality of life, according to Sodexo’s 2015 Workplace Trends
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How to find the right mix of workplace choice

The recent popularity of flexible spaces doesn’t mean traditional spaces should be abandoned altogether. Indeed, that there isn’t one perfect model for the workplace was
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Thompson Rivers University building gets boost

In its original concrete construction, completed in 1970, Thompson Rivers University’s Old Main Building reflected the design philosophy of its era. As Michael Leckman, a
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Vacancies pending as Target departs Canada

Target will vacate 133 retail stores, plus industrial and office space after announcing the termination of its Canadian operations.

Workplace ecology under the microscope

Ecology is a term often associated with natural environments and their corresponding animal kingdoms, but it applies equally well to employees and their relationship with