Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Vancouver’s proposed 60-storey building would be world’s tallest Passive House tower

As reported in the Vancouver Courier, Rick Gregory, vice-president of Henson Developments, shifts the conversation away from height when asked about the company’s plans for a 60-storey tower on Nelson Street. “You can make any buildings you...

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This warehouse is one of the world’s greenest industrial buildings

As blogged on weforum.org, with its futuristic curved design and daylight-infused interior it doesn’t look like a typical warehouse. But the NewLogic III building, an office and warehouse space on the outskirts of the Dutch city of Tilburg,...

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Register to attend: First Active House Symposium in North America – September 16 – 17 in Toronto

The 7th Active House Symposium will be held for the first time in North America in Toronto on September 16-17 at Evergreen Brick Works.  Active House is an international building practice that is based on a balanced and holistic approach to...

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Architectural tender issued for downtown Marconi campus in Sydney

As reported in the Cape Breton Post, the tender for architectural and engineering services for a new downtown Sydney campus of the Nova Scotia Community College has been issued and calls for the design to be energy-conscious and cognizant of...

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World’s largest urban farm to open – on a Paris rooftop

As reported in The Guardian, it’s a warm afternoon in late spring and before us rows of strawberry plants rustle in the breeze as the scent of fragrant herbs wafts across the air. Nearby, a bee buzzes lazily past. Contrary to appearances, however,...

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Vancouver Island construction activity continues on upward trajectory in 2019

Victoria, BC (August 16, 2019) – At $648.1 million, building permits across Vancouver Island continued on an upward trajectory, rising six per cent in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter. Residential permits increased 19 per...

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From slave to architect, meet the South Carolina man who built America’s biggest bridges in the 1800s

As blogged on Face2FaceAfrica.com, Horace King had all the odds against him as he was born into slavery on a South Carolina plantation. He, nevertheless, rose to become a prolific architect and the most respected bridge builder in west Georgia,...

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Planning your fall schedule? Make sure to attend the Green Building Festival October 8 in Toronto

Register today for the best rate of only $225! Hear truly innovative approaches, speakers & projects, and earn 5.5 education units for $225 at the 2019 Green Building Festival It's only 8 weeks until the 2019 Green Building Festival, and...

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Connecting GTA architects and engineers with the northern forest

Timmins, ON – Today, a group of southern Ontario architects, engineers, and union leaders participated in a tour of forestry and mill operations in Timmins, Ontario as part of the It Takes a Forest awareness initiative. Co-sponsored by Forests...

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