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ARCHITECTURE MATTERS - Architecture requires leadership skills

BY PIERRE GALLANT - Every profession sees itself as a leader. Architecture is no exception. The realization of a building requires a formidable team and each member of the team is in a position of leadership during some of the phases of the project. For example: at the programming stage, the owner i...

Malahat highway project reaches a milestone

Construction has reached a major milestone on a $15 million project to improve safety on the Malahat (Highway 1) between Shawnigan Lake Road and the Malahat summit. For the remainder of September and through October, workers will be paving while continuing to blast and haul rock to widen the highway...

Crusher installation a challenging endeavor

BY PETER CAULFIELD - Burnaby-based Gisborne Industrial Construction Ltd. recently completed construction of a new permanent secondary crusher at the Copper Mountain Mine near Princeton in southern British Columbia. "The crusher is one of the biggest in Western Canada," said Gisborne president and ch...

Construction underway on new Saskatchewan children’s hospital

BY RUSSELL HIXSON - A ground breaking ceremony officially kicked off construction of the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan. Construction of the main building will begin in early 2015, with the hospital scheduled for completion in 2017. "Our government is fulfilling our promise to build a state-of...

Cross laminated timber building costs are competitive: study

BY RUSSELL HIXSON - Cross laminated timber (CLT) construction is cheaper than conventional methods, but not by much, a new study shows. However, the study predicts that in the future, building material could get a lot cheaper. The study, the first of its kind, was conducted by Mahlum, Walsh Construc...

Glowing road lines light up the night

BY PETER KENTER -European innovators are working to give their roads and pathways a certain glow to help vehicles, bicycles and people navigate more effectively by night. In the Netherlands, collaboration between designer Daan Roosegaarde's Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure has resulted...

Mueller recognized for sustainability

TORONTO���Delta Management Group and Canada���s Clean50 organization in Toronto has named Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), as one of the country���s leading Sustainability Champions for 2015. According to Delta Management Group, ��Mueller was instrumental i...

Architecture Matters: Project success driven by team

Every profession sees itself as a leader. Architecture is no exception. The realization of a building requires a formidable team, and each member of the team is in a position of leadership during some of the phases of the project. For example: at the programming stage, the owner is in the lead; dur...

Montreal bridge torn down to be built back up

There should have been music. Perhaps it would have lent more atmosphere to a recent bridge demolition in suburban Montreal. Then again townsfolk who set up camp chairs in an adjacent field to watch the action were probably already entranced by the low hum of moving excavators and cacophony of c...

PHOTO: Entertainment Venue

Construction is moving along on the St. Catharine���s Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ont. Bird Construction is general contractor for the three-storey facility that will have four state-of-the-art performance venues for music, theatre, dance and film consisting of a 775-seat concert hall, a...

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