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Team 3 – Highlights

Cob, made from mixing and layering rice straw, clay, sand and earth, would be used for exterior and interior walls, with pre-cast columns for additional support for the house. Both the porch and roof framing would be made of wood with the…

Construction Begins On ProLogis Park

CALEDON, Ont. -- Construction has begun on the 416,043-sq.-ft. ProLogis Park Bolton, a speculative distribution building developed by ProLogis' Mississauga, Ont. office and designed by Toronto-based Ware Malcomb. Mississauga-based Ledcor…

Team 2 – Highlights

The emphasis was on using bamboo, a construction material that is low-cost, sustainable and grown locally. Matapalo would be the first town in Guanacaste to use bamboo construction. Team members noted that Funbamboo, an organization in…

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,…
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