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SABMag 54 - Winter 2016-17


Hyde Park Public School

Top energy performer employs thermal mass of precast concrete A proven product like precast hollow core slabs have gained new functionality and added value through their integration with the heating and cooling system of the Hyde Park Public School in Barrie, Ontario. Technology from Toronto-based Termobuild converted the precast floors

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King Edward Villa

Innovative thinking derives maximum benefit from construction budget King Edward Villa is a six-storey mixed-use building located in east Vancouver. The ground floor commercial space and the single level of underground parking are constructed in concrete, with five storeys of wood frame construction housing 77 rental apartments above. By Jim

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Continuing Education: Designing Interiors for Human Health

Designing Interior Environments that Support Human Health Although we have known for a long time that Canadians spend over 90% of their time indoors, only recently have we consciously begun to design environments that not only meet health and safety regulations, but also actually improve occupant health and wellbeing. By

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SABMag on high-performance housing: MAFCOHOUSE

Modernist, modular design comes to cottage country Picture a mid 20th century Case Study house overlooking Los Angeles; the flat roof and glass walls, the refinement of form and Modernist ideals. Now transpose those forms and philosophies into the 21st Century amid the lakes and forests of the Canadian Shield

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Stade de Soccer de Montréal

Dramatic neighbourhood stadium pursues ecological restoration and high embodied energy The land now occupied by the St-Michel Environmental Complex has a long history of human intervention: being used first as a mining centre, then as a dumping site. The impacts have been both ecological and symbolic, with environmental neglect translating

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Sustainability from the ground up

Locally-inspired architecture with a global reach This is the first of two articles featuring the work of emerging practices from across the country, whose vision of sustainability embraces holistic solutions implemented at a small scale. The work gives physical form to the emerging culture of cooperation and collaboration that is

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Interview with Dario Montoni

Dario Montoni started Montoni Group 20 years ago with a desire to modernize the construction industry’s methods. Montoni has become a real estate leader in Quebec and Eastern Canada by demonstrating a commitment to design LEED-rated buildings on a commercial scale. The company has made Canada’s 50 Best-Managed Companies list

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