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April 30, 2010

German firm launches ‘intelligent envelope’ system

In modern building design and construction, every component is getting a rethink around increased efficiency and reduced operating costs.

April 30, 2010

Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta a building within a building

The new Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alta. has been designed as a building-within-a-building to honour the city’s heritage and the rigorous environmental requirements of a modern art gallery.

April 30, 2010

Halsall Associates begins second part of brick study

A two-part study measuring the impact of interior insulation on solid masonry walls may provide some solutions on how to effectively and safely bring Canada’s extensive inventory of older buildings up to modern day energy efficiency standards.

April 30, 2010

Toronto’s Royal Trust Tower undergoing $110-million revitalization

A massive renewal of one of Toronto’s oldest office towers is designed to bring the building up to modern day energy efficient and sustainability performance standards while respecting its heritage character.

April 30, 2010

Canadian architect revives Penn Station PowerHouse in New York

When CGS Developers and Zigmond Brach of Brooklyn, NY undertook the historic condominium renovation of a New York City landmark, the intention was to preserve as much of the structure as possible.

April 30, 2010

First Canadian Place gets 72-storey facelift

Almost 40 years after it was constructed, the 72-storey, 298-metre-high First Canadian Place office tower still retains its status as Canada’s largest office tower. Now it will soon be receiving what is conceivably the largest recladding in the country.

April 30, 2010

MediaPlex at St. Clair College helps in revival of Windsor’s core

It’s called the MediaPlex. It’s St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology’s new hi-tech journalism school located right in the centre of downtown Windsor.

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