Building Envelope

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Technological innovations in condominiums

Technology is one of those things that never stops moving, and sometimes it can be daunting to keep up with all the latest advancements out
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T.O.’s debut six-storey wood-frame development

Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
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Insight into window replacement in condos

Window replacement can be expensive, involved and intrusive. It's important to answer four questions before beginning this kind of project in a condo.
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Replacing a building’s exterior sealants

Replacing exterior sealants often gets delayed in favour of more pressing projects, but is critical to maintaining a healthy building envelope.
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Protection for building envelope remediation

Building envelope renovation warranty insurance ensures the engineers and renovators are qualified for envelope renovation projects.
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Shattered condo balconies

Between May and August 2011, five panels of glass fell from balcony guards on the Festival Tower, a 41-storey condominium in downtown Toronto that was completed in 2010. Since then, residents of the Festival Tower have launched ...
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Falling glass can cause legal headaches

In Ontario, it is unclear which statutory warranty period applies to the occurrence of falling glass given the lack of specific case law and Tarion direction.