The “other” Chapter 11

Most readers of Building magazine will not instantly be able to ascribe a meaning to Chapter 11 since it is not a term which comes up often in the construction and development industry. Those in the industry who deal with cross-border…

Going green is good business

Weaning American culture off its dependence on fossil fuels will be one of the most important processes of the modern age. Like any addiction, this Herculean task will take a long and painful course, made worse by the lack of any clear…

Breaking the architectural sound barrier

While much current architectural discourse centres around the use of technology as it relates to design visualization and fabrication, there is a rising interest in the potential of digital applications to create multi-sensorial and…

The nature of Ghosts

"As an architectural student in my early twenties, I quickly became suspicious of the nature of the architectural education that I was receiving. While daydreaming in the classroom, and looking out the window at the life on the street…

Setting standards

A standard for the testing and evaluation of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) in commercial applications, recently approved by the Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC), will silence some critics of EIFS, a cladding system…

Cladding control

Shield the home Cosella-Drken has a new way to wrap a house, with Delta-Dry, the protective shield against wind, rain and moisture. This is the first product that addresses a reoccurring problem for builders: the framing and sheathing…

Time is running out

Even skeptics who have for years dismissed warnings about climate change that will produce serious, if not disastrous consequences, must surely be taking the issue more seriously now.Apart from a growing body of credible, well-documented…
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