Design

Canadian students make finals of Urban Land Institute design competition

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadian students in design competition finals

This year, 105 teams from 61 universities in Canada, the United States and Singapore took up the challenge to forge a mixed-use, mixed-income scheme for the East Village neighbourhood in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Passive House philosophy

REMI Network

Quest to capture Passive House philosophy

The winning effort will be incorporated into a planned year of active messaging on the theme that energy efficiency is the foremost step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Permeable plaza surrounding Chambly cultural centre wins design award

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Permeable plaza earns plaudits for Chambly, QC

Pôle culturel de Chambly took top honours for a commercial project incorporating a variety of hardscape products, with the city recognized as both the contractor and designer.
accessible homes

REMI Network

New standard for accessible homes announced

The a new, national standard for affordable, adaptable and accessible homes will form the foundation of a new Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification module.
Niagara Welland Commons

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Niagara Welland Commons comes to light

Crafted into a mix of interconnected brick buildings circa 1970, Niagara Welland Commons brings natural light to a decades-old campus.
Reina

CondoBusiness

Design revealed for Reina condo in Etobicoke

Canada’s first all-female development team offers new visuals of Reina, a condo tower planned for Etobicoke.
IES opens lighting design resources to students

Canadian Facility Management & Design

IES opens lighting design resources to students

Students enrolled in a lighting design program at a participating post-secondary institution will get free access to the Illuminating Engineering Society’s archived research materials.
proposed code changes

CondoBusiness

Sights and sounds of proposed code changes

A package of proposed changes to Canada's National Building Code aims to improve navigability and safety in large buildings for people with mobility, vision and/or hearing constraints.
Colliers

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Windows and doors in the net-zero frame

A wider selection of high-performance windows and doors is expected to hit the market as Canada's National Energy Code continues to push the envelope toward net-zero-energy-ready development.
IREM award

Design Quarterly

Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the international architecture competition.
condo soundscape

CondoBusiness

Code changes fine-tune Ontario condo soundscape

As of January 1, developers will no longer have to meet a challenging standard for the comprehensibility of voice communications systems, and they can take an alternative approach to calculating sound transmission between dwelling units.
better country

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building on the desire for a better country

The buildings and design sectors are again represented in the newest slate of members of the Order of Canada, which includes a developer, a planner and an architectural glass artist.
accessibility momentum

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility tracks sustainability trajectory

Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.
OCAD

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside OCAD University’s first off-campus outpost

OCAD University asked Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm, Quadrangle, to create an interior with flexible features.
Formica Corporation

REMI Network

Formica Corporation opens student design competition

Architecture and interior design students in Canada are invited to enter Formica Corporation’s 2020 FORM Student Innovation Competition.
Massey Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Massey Hall burnished for new generations

Panellists expressed a sense of pride and responsibility about making an imprint on a building that is both a civic landmark and embedded in Canada's cultural psyche.
ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

Design Quarterly

ASHRAE LowDown Showdown models resilience

Designs for a hypothetical new 90,000-square-foot City Hall in San Diego, California, were evaluated for energy performance, innovation and the collaborative effectiveness of team members.