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Construction of the tallest wood condo tower in North America officially begins

A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Origine green condo project, set to become the tallest solid wood condo tower in North America

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UBC wood tower a game-changer for building construction

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could set a new precedent for wooden towers in Canada.

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Architects share ideas for downtown Nanaimo spaces

Hosted by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Design Charrette saw six teams of architects, designers and planners examine six specific locations in downtown Nanaimo and how those locations could be improved from a design and functionality perspective.

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A look at fabric-cast concrete as a construction method for the future

Carried out at the University of California, the Fabric Forms project involves pouring a concrete fibreglass mixture into Y-shaped Lycra sleeves stretched into position by six-axis robots.

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Waterproofing Failures - Architects, Engineers or Contractors, who is responsible?

Waterproofing is expected to be strong as long as building stands. But once waterproofing is damaged, the impact in form of cost and damaged it has on the facility, is unexplainable. The cost of mending it again is twice the cost of waterproofing.

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A look at the world's most bizarre properties

The Daily Mail out of the UK has a fun blog with photos on the world's most bizarre properties. Quite interesting to see the human creativity for design and architecture.

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Dubai builds world's first 3D Printed office building

While the concept of 3D printed buildings may not sound so far-fetched for the future at all as the technology has been earmarked for great potential in construction and architecture, many may be surprised to hear that Dubai is indeed home to the first 3D printed and fully functional office building.

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Toronto-based Superkul selected to design U of T's Student Commons

The Toronto-based architectural firm Superkul has been selected to design the Student Commons, a much-anticipated facility that will be located at 230 College Street.

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Canada's Most incredible new buildings are more than a pretty facade

The country's condo boom was not present in this year's Governor General's Medals in Architecture. The biennial award, run by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts, instead focused on public buildings, many in smaller cities.

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University of Calgary's EVDS dean and faculty recognized by landscape architect group

Next month, the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand will become a fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) along with adjunct faculty member Douglas Olson.

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Green Tech Centre construction project to start soon near Squamish

The tech centre will include an office and relocated Carbon Engineering plant, a carbon-capture research company currently located in the blue warehouse at the far north end of the property, according to a spokesperson for the oceanfront developer, Newport Beach Developments. 

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Etobicoke General Hospital Expansion Starts Construction in June

Walsh Canada has announced the commercial and financial close on the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower expansion, a plan that has been in the works for several years. 

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Vancouver's top architecture and design honoured in Urban Design Awards

Henriquez Partners Architects were honoured with three awards and Durante Kreuk Ltd with two Monday evening at the 2016 Vancouver Urban Design Awards, which recognize and celebrate excellence in architecture and urban design.

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Self-healing concrete and sweaty roofs: is this the future of buildings?

Concrete that can fix itself, roofing that can sweat and surfaces inspired by carnivorous plants are some of the radical new technologies that hold the key to transforming the building industry, according to a new report.

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Study finds engineering, architecture among the best entry-level jobs

A WalletHub study of the best entry-level jobs found that engineers rank first and architects rank 10th out of a group of 109 professions. Also on the list are electrical engineer (sixth), industrial designer (36th), interior designer (40th), mechanical engineer (41st), and civil engineer (66th). 

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