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Bounce back

A quiet cousin compared to the flamboyance of roof gardens or solar electric roofing systems, reflective roof technology can nevertheless be a useful tool in reducing a building's impact on the environment.The construction industry is…

Silver was the original Green

Several recently constructed buildings in Canada show that metal buildings continue to be an effective green building solution.Long considered one of the most cost-effective ways to construct low-rise buildings, metal buildings have also…

Wind power booming

OTTAWA -- The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has reported Canada's second-highest year for emission-free wind energy. Canada's total installed capacity has grown to 1,846 MW with the addition of 386 MW of new wind energy…

The Future of Global Cities

The globalizing market, telecommunications, information technology, shared corporate-political strategies -- these will render commonplace what cities had hoped to offer in the past. Significant cities will offer the same amenities. What…

Urban Legend

Last year the Tate Modern in London -- a massive former electrical generating station turned gallery on the banks of the Thames -- organized the wildly popular Global Cities exhibition. Though normally an institution dedicated to exploring…

CCA disappointed with 2008 Budget

OTTAWA -- The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has stated that the 2008 Federal Budget did not address a key concern to the Canadian construction industry.CCA is pleased that the federal Gas Tax Fund, which was set to expire after…