ISSUE 53 - Fall 2016

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Unilock

Cascadia Windows and Doors

Owens Corning

Britco LP

CertainTeed

Pomerleau

Legalett Inc.

IIDEX Canada

Greenscreen

Euroline Windows Inc.

Metl-Span

Canadian Green Building Awards

CaGBC

Zehnder America

Inline Fiberglass

SABMag Product Directory

Tempeff Ventilation Technologies

Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute

Dryvit

Forbo

Viewpoint

 

WHAT MAKES A HOME LIVEABLE TO YOU?

The way we live is changing. As both an architect and a resident of Vancouver, I am regularly confronted with how our cities are changing through urban densification and shifting demographics, to accessibility and affordable housing.   Read more ...

By Kim Barnsley

 


Continuing Education

VAPOUR DIFFUSION AND CONDENSATION CONTROL IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS

More stringent energy codes demand higher levels of insulation for external walls, and in many cases this means using exterior insulation, either as a substitute for traditional cavity insulation, or to supplement it.  Read more ...

By Lorne Ricketts

 


60 Atlantic Avenue


The renovation of 60 Atlantic Avenue in Toronto's Liberty Village is part of the ongoing transformation of this historic industrial zone in Toronto’s west end into a mixed-use neighbourhood.  Read more ...

By Quadrangle


 

 


 

 


The Mosaic Centre

 

Edmonton office goes for triple play
of net zero, LEED Platinum and
Living Building Challenge

The Mosaic ‘Family’ comprises several employee-owned companies whose stated purpose is to create role model organizations that effect positive social change through business. Read more ...

By Kent McKay

 


The Advanced Research Complex

Sleek lab and office meets exacting performance needs

The new Advanced Research Complex [ARC]
at the University of Ottawa is the hub of cutting-edge Photonics and Geo-Sciences Research in Canada.  Read more ...

By COLE+Associates Architects Inc.


SABMag on high-performance housing

Bella Bella multi-unit: Modular Passive House construction a pioneering effort

Bella Bella is a small community located on Campbell Island between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii.
Approximately 90% of its 1,500 residents belong to the Heiltsuk First Nation.  Read more ...

By Peter Treuheit

 

Prefab form kits for frost-protected shallow foundations

A slab-on-grade is a great alternative to a basement if you've got the space. Building with prefab kits make them easy and affordable. Rather than building wooden forms and taking them apart afterwards, a prefab slab-on-grade form kit uses shaped foam as the form itself.  Read more ...


LIVING ROOFS: THE SECRETS TO SUCCESS

 

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre

The Helen Schuler Nature CentreNestled in the Oldman River valley in Lethbridge, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre [HSNC] has been attracting local and international attention from visitors and living roof enthusiasts since its completion in 2013. Read more ...

By Michael Magnan


Interview with: Greg Clarahan

President and CEO of LiteZone Glass Inc. in Nisku, Alberta [www.litezone.ca] has come up with what may be the world’s best-performing insulating glass, an achievement recognized by the Canada Green Building Council which recently awarded the company its 2016 Green Building Product of the Year Award.  Read more ...