Cheryl Mah

zero emissions

Construction Business

The path to zero emissions buildings

By 2030, all new construction in Vancouver will be zero emissions buildings. The path there is set out in the Zero Emissions Building Plan.
mass timber North America

Design Quarterly

The mass timber “wave” in North America

North America is experiencing a resurgence in the use of wood in construction with particular interest in building taller with mass timber.
closure safety plans

Construction Business

Are your COVID safety plans good enough?

A construction site closure can happen even with the best COVID precautions and safety plans in place. Vigilance and due diligence are key.
women in trades change

Construction Business

Women in trades: the challenge of change

Change is not easy. And women entering the male dominated construction industry know that better than most, representing 4.5 per cent of the skilled trades.
morale

Construction Business

Boosting morale during COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread, so do the feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Many employers are boosting morale with creative initiatives.
infrastructure

Construction Business

Infrastructure projects spur construction activity

Major infrastructure projects will ensure the B.C. construction industry stays busy including two high-profile transportation ones.
virtual meetings

Design Quarterly

Shifting the conversation

The pandemic has changed the conversation. For interior designers, the conversation with clients has shifted to virtual platforms.
procurement

Construction Business

Changing procurement in construction

Procurement is an integral part of a construction project, but the culture of “lowest bid” is unsustainable. Collaboration is needed.
Capilano Library community

Design Quarterly

Connecting community and nature

With its striking black and sculptural form, the Capilano Library is a bold new architectural landmark in Edmonton by Patkau Architects.
mental health

Construction Business

Building support for mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is emphasizing the importance of having strategies in place to provide support for mental health in construction.
interiors

Design Quarterly

Award winning interiors

Since launching Project 22 Design, Vancouver interior designer Denise Ashmore has been creating stunning and thoughtful residential interiors.
Yorkville

Construction Business

Construction faces pandemic challenges

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the construction industry offers optimism for economic recovery with jobsites allowed to remain operational.
permacity

Design Quarterly

Permacity: the next generation buildings

A2M shared their vision for the future of architecture – a concept called the permacity – at the Buildex architecture keynote in Vancouver.
benchmark energy

Construction Business

Moving towards building electrification

Interest in building electrification is growing with modern high-performance buildings moving towards all-electric mechanical systems.
UTIP

Construction Business

Pay raise, slowing volume, shortage of workers

The ICBA CEO breakfast at Buildex Vancouver highlighted the association's annual wage and benefits survey with worker shortages remaining the top concern.
library VPL

Construction Business

Challenging library renovation

The project team on the Vancouver Central Library Level 8 and 9 revitalization project faced many challenges, requiring innovative solutions.
Box interior

Design Quarterly

Simple and timeless interior

When the Arbutus Club wanted to refresh the interior of their restaurant, they turned to hospitality specialist Box Interior Design.