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Team 4 – Highlights

This design features collapsible walls connecting the interior and exterior environments. The house would have multiple windows to maximize air flow and cross-ventilation. Bamboo would be used for construction and an inverted, sloped roof…

Efficiency from the outside

The building enclosure is a critical component of any home, as it not only separates the interior from the outdoors, it also regulates the indoor environment. Consisting of the floor assembly, exterior wall assembly, and the roof assembly,…

DEGI Of Germany buys towers in Edmonton

EDMONTON -- Morguard Investments of Mississauga, Ont., has acquired the Petroleum Plaza in Edmonton on behalf of international real estate portfolio manager Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Immobilienfonds m. b. H. (DEGI) of Frankfurt, Germany,…

SNC-Lavalin goes nuclear in South Africa

KOEBERG, South Africa -- SNC-Lavalin Nuclear, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin of Montreal, has partnered with South African construction and engineering firm Murray & Roberts to provide engineering, procurement, project and construction…

First LEED-CS certification in Canada

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. -- The new headquarters of construction firm Collaborative Structures Limited (CSL) in Cambridge, Ont. has been awarded the first ever LEED-CS (Core and Shell) certification in Canada. The 24,000-sq.-ft. building received…

Qubec To Extend Life Of Nuclear Plant

TROIS-RIVIRES, Que. -- Hydro-Qubec has announced plans for a $1.9 billion retrofit of Quebec's Gentilly-2 nuclear power plant near Trois-Rivires. In operation since 1983, the Gentilly-2 produces about 5 TWh annually, or about three per cent…

HOK looks at biomimicry for new ideas

HELENA, Montana -- International architectural firm HOK has teamed with the Biomimicry Guild of Helena, Montana, in order to utilize the bio-inspired company's innovations in the planning and design of buildings, communities and cities…

Canadian REIT Snatches Up Eight Properties

TORONTO -- Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) of Toronto has acquired a portfolio of eight retail properties from Canadian Tire for $13.7 million. The individual stores range from 54,000 to 130,000 square feet and total 740,000…
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