Mechanical

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Moving towards building electrification

Interest in building electrification is growing with modern high-performance buildings moving towards all-electric mechanical systems.
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Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
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Brookfield GIS expands and rebrands

A visitor to Brookfield GIS' new Innovation Centre might miss one of its most novel features without the benefit of a tour guide.
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Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
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Harnessing waste heat

According to the law of conservation of energy, “energy cannot be created or destroyed”. It can, however, be wasted. In buildings, useful energy is frequently
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Radon in buildings is a major health concern

Radon in buildings is a significant health concern recognized by Health Canada and the World Health Organization. According to Health Canada, approximately 16 per cent

Unconventional excavation digs up award

The successful completion of the excavation and shoring work of Lynn Sewage Pump Station has earned Matcon the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's 2015 Chairman's Trade Award

Improving geoexchange systems

Geoexchange and heat pump technology is long established, with the first systems developed and implemented in the 1950s. With increasing awareness, improved equipment and industry

District energy a proven technology

Technological solutions such as district energy are proving effective in reducing the carbon footprint ...