Roofing

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Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
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A property manager’s guide to roof inspections

At least twice per year, property managers should conduct roof inspections and maintenance on their roofs.
Chinook Regional Hospital

A facility addition with surgical precision

Adding a new wing to the fully developed site would require surgical precision. The original Chinook Regional Hospital, which was constructed close to 30 years
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TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
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Wood roof systems offer unique opportunities

A growing number of buildings featuring aesthetically striking wood roof systems are popping up around British Columbia, and beyond.
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How to start a preventive maintenance program

The question of how to start a preventive maintenance program is extremely common, and for good reason. With budgets tight and workers stretched thin, preventive
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Toronto a leader in green roof industry

Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
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A task of Olympic proportions

Millennium Water is the largest green development project in British Columbia, covering nine city blocks in Southeast False Creek.
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Raise the roof

A roof that lasts longer is usually more sustainable since less waste is generated through the removal of an additional roof.
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Horticultural practices for green roofs

When designing a green roof, three elements have to be optimized: drainage, growing media and plants.