Projects

Saddledome demolition

Saddledome demolition plan bucks transparency

The upfront cost t has been projected at $13.8 million. The environmental repercussions of dismantling and discarding a 474,000-square-foot concrete and steel structure are more difficult to peg.
wood surrey

Timber City

City of Surrey has made significant investments in civic and community buildings, many of which incorporate wood and mass timber.
property tax breaks

Alberta enables long-term property tax breaks

Newly adopted amendments to Alberta's Municipal Government Act extend provisions that were initially devised to support the rejuvenation of derelict brownfields to all non-residential properties.
energy exposure

Energy exposure fuels Calgary office woes

Energy firms drove Calgary office leasing deals in the first quarter of 2019, but in a way that had few landlords celebrating. The largest transactions involved companies relocating and downsizing into smaller spaces.
wood design

Cutting edge wood lab is an engineering marvel

The Wood Innovation Research Laboratory in Prince George is the first ever industrial building in North America to be Passive House certified.
wood

Building with wood to ease student housing crunch

Trinity Western University has built the tallest modular wood-frame residence in Canada. The five-storey Jacobson Hall was was completed in just nine month.
Arc'teryx design

Arc’teryx showcases mountain-inspired steel design

Several factors influenced the design of the new Arc’teryx flagship store in Vancouver but all led to the prominent use of zinc on the exterior.
property tax grant

Developers decry pullback on property tax grant

Rules for the program are set to change, making the timing less than ideal for development proponents still awaiting a decision based on the original criteria in place when they submitted their applications.
tax break for new rental housing

Manitoba nixes tax break for new rental housing

Developers of purpose-built rental housing in Manitoba are losing a tax credit that has been available for the past five years.
net positive

Plans for first net positive energy office building

An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.
VRCA excellence

Enhancing patient experience

The new Teck Acute Care Centre in B.C. will enhance patient experience with a healing environment that focuses on family-centred care.
new central library

Making an impressive stand

The striking New Central Library in Calgary uses structural steel to execute unique design
UBC's Ponderosa Commons

UBC breaks down barriers with mixed-use hub

UBC is breaking down barriers with Ponderosa Commons, the first of five mixed-use residences designed to activate the commuter campus year-round.
building information modelling

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
Waterdown Library and Civic Centre

Library facility reads like ‘fragment’ of its landscape

The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.
global

Creating a unique student hub

Most new students arriving on a campus university for the first time can be overwhelmed: the sheer size of the university, the maze of different
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