Technology

digital factory

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
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Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
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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.
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Virtual conversations

There’s always uncertainty in how a client will interpret an imagined space and that is why virtual reality is becoming an increasingly important tool to
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
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Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
Top 10 commercial real estate stories to watch in 2016

Top 10 stories to watch in 2016

With 2016 now underway, REMI’s award-winning editorial team takes a look at the top stories from 2015 and how they will continue to impact the
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Benefits of building integrated photovoltaics

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the most promising and elegant ways of producing on site electricity directly from the sun — silently, without environmental harm or pollution, and without depletion of resources.
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Home automation trends

Never before has home automation, audio or video been more exciting. Here are the top seven trends, combining innovative design and state-of-the-art technology.
Bathroom

Consumers looking for customized bathrooms

Consumers are demanding more from their products, namely for customized bathrooms that are tailored to their own wants and needs.
In-Floor Heating

In-floor heating gaining ground in condo market

In-floor heating is gaining ground in the condo market. And coupled with the smart home technology, it allows owners to be more energy efficient.
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Transforming ordinary walls into works of art

Digital wall finishes can transform an ordinary space into one that inspires and stimulates.
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Electronically tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass provides dynamic control over the amount of heat and light that is admitted to the building.
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High-performance bathrooms

From varying faucet spout heights to all inclusive shower systems, designs are effortlessly blending technology and style, while allowing personal customization to enhance daily activities in the home.
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The ratings are in

As television prices continue to drop and sizes increase, designers need to rethink room design.
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Learning to share

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) recently held a regional session in Vancouver. The presentations consistently emphasized one fundamental aspect of building information modeling (BIM): collaboration.
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Specifying an effective sound masking system

To ensure a sound masking system works as expected, a clear set of performance standards should be established prior to procurement. If not, the system may not provide the desired level of speech privacy or noise control.