The University of British Columbia is set to build the Canada’s tallest wooden building

The 10 storey height of the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, the world’s first skyscraper built in 1884-1885, pales in comparison to today’s modern mammoth high-rises, but it was a ground-breaking construction that would quickly be repeated and improved upon. Nowadays, high-rises are widespread with major cities depending on them…

New Children’s Hospital puts pilings to the test

The new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan (CHS) is currently under construction in Saskatoon. When operational in 2019, it will be the first of its kind in the province – a five-floor, 176-bed facility that will offer specialized medical services for children, teenagers, pregnant women, and mothers. It will also include…

Downtown Miami gets iconic new tower and breaks a world piling record

The bright and eclectic landscape of downtown Miami is changing – thanks to the addition of a bold and innovative residential tower from world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The first of her architectural celebrations in the Western Hemisphere, One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects will be a cutting-edge, contemporary, luxury…

Piscsalko invited to White House

The White House National Economic Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Office of Management and Budget have invited Pile Dynamics, Inc (PDI) president George Piscsalko, P.E., to the White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs. The forum, to take place on Tuesday,…