Category Archives: Features

New Central Library raises more than just expectations

Calgary’s New Central Library will soon be a welcome addition to the East Village, helping to re-connect this vibrant new community with the downtown core. It will certainly stand as a landmark building – an unusual geometric oval shape with a soaring, four-storey atrium – but it will also stand…

Gearing Up for a Sunny Disposition

Working outside in the heat of the summer is something that office workers pine for, but that those in the sun know can come with its own set of problems. Sunburn, overheating, sweaty clothes, and not having the right gear for a change in weather can all make you miserable…

Moving into the 21st Century – Science World reaps benefits of BIM

    Traditional paper-based drawings may be the status quo for many in the Canadian construction industry but some leading-edge innovators have made the transition into the digital world. Building Information Management (BIM) has already taken root in some sectors and is proving to be an invaluable tool – even…

Dignified end in sight for Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge

It’s been more than half a century since the Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge officially opened, connecting the Newfoundland and Labrador communities of Placentia and Jerseyside. The bridge was designed to span the “Placentia Gut”, a channel of water with tides that change direction every eight and a half hours….