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May 28, 2010

Don Valley Brick Works project builds upon its legacy of steel

The Evergreen Commons project at Toronto’s Don Valley Brick Works has restored a group of heritage industrial buildings and added a new one — the Centre for Green Cities, a five-storey LEED Platinum office building incorporating a visitor welcome centre, retail and amenity space, administrative offices and program workspace.

May 28, 2010

Steel chosen for structural and aesthetic reasons at Queenston-Lewiston border crossing

You only get one chance to make a first impression and for many people passing through the busy international crossing at Queenston, Ont., the border plaza is the first glimpse of Canada.

May 28, 2010

Building with roofs that become walls throws a curve at architects designing the Iroquois Sports Centre in Whitby

The roof of the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, Ont. is as unique as the athletes who will use it.

May 28, 2010

Puttin’ up the Ritz-Carlton not all glamour

Beneath the elegant exterior of Toronto’s first five-star hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, lies a heart of steel.

May 28, 2010

Ottawa announces start of construction for two military projects in Halifax

The federal government has announced the start of construction on two military projects in Halifax.

May 28, 2010

Clear span trusses at Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara may set a new record

The 250-foot-long clear span trusses in the 82,000-square-foot main convention hall of the recently completed $70-million Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont. may be the longest of their kind in the world.

May 28, 2010

Structural steel work nears completion at Telus World of Science centre in Calgary

Structural steel work is rising and near completion on Calgary’s TELUS World of Science, Canada’s first science centre of the twenty-first century and the first purpose-built science centre constructed in more than 25 years.

May 28, 2010

Alberta’s Jasper National Park to feature a steel walkway offering tourists a bird’s eye view

Alberta’s Jasper National Park has plans for a futuristic 400-metre glass and steel bridge to allow tourists and visitors to walk suspended above the Sunwapta Valley and the Columbia Ice Fields.

May 28, 2010

Edmonton’s Air Traffic control tower steel shearwall system proves to be a time saver

Air traffic control towers are usually constructed of cast-in-place concrete but a major steel company is making structural engineers and architects think again.

May 28, 2010

Gigantic steel-framed tent in Kenora, Ontario will provide a year-round events venue

The city of Kenora, Ont. is moving ahead with plans to build a gigantic steel-framed tent to provide a year-round events venue on the city’s harbourfront.

May 28, 2010

Infrastructure expected to get a boost from tomorrow's federal budget

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says his upcoming federal budget will contain money for "major" infrastructure projects.

May 28, 2010

Major steel joist manufacturers are capable of producing 100-foot joists

Twenty years ago, most steel buildings used 30- to 40-foot-long steel joists and a 60-foot-long joist was considered a long span. Field splicing (bolting and/or welding joists together on site) was required for spans greater than 80 feet up to about five years ago.

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