Media Coverage

2018

  • The Buildings Show expands as it celebrates 30 years
    TORONTO — The Buildings Show is celebrating 30 years this year and is expanding to offer a new experience through exhibits, discussions, designs and product showcases. The show will be taking place Nov. 28 to 30 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

  • Tips reveal how technology can improve productivity
    During the course of a career in the residential renovations market that has spanned close to two decades, Bryan Kaplan has witnessed an enormous shift in the use of technology. The principal in Toronto-based Project Planners says technology can now be harnessed to improve a firm’s productivity as well as enhance collaboration and relationships with clients and colleagues. In terms of a firm’s bottom line, technology can also be leveraged to help businesses succeed and grow, Kaplan told a recent seminar at The Buildings Show in Toronto.

  • Comprehensive repairs drive parking garage restorations
    The repair, renewal and restoration of two challenging parking garage rehabilitation projects was the topic of a session at The Buildings Show held recently in Toronto.

  • All-star architecture panel differs on sustainability
    An international panel of four architects presented distinct visions of the future of their profession recently at an event that featured a trans-Atlantic difference of opinion over how great a role designers should play in shaping policy on resilience to climate change. The International Architectural Roundtable held in Toronto Nov. 28 as part of the Buildings Show…

  • Construction industry leaders need to embrace the IoT, says PCL director
    For all those traditional construction companies that underestimate the importance of new technology, PCL Construction Canada’s Terry Olynyk has this advice: turn over a new leaf, if you want to grow in the next five years…Olynyk, PCL’s director of business development, presented a seminar on Transforming the Construction Industry through the Internet of Things (IoT) recently at The Buildings Show in Toronto.

  • School built using tilt-up panels completed on time despite space constraints
    Broadview Public School in Ottawa was built using tilt-up construction, and while there were challenges with scheduling and space constraints, the school was completed on time. Len Overbeek of Tilt Wall Ontario Inc., based in Woodstock, Ont., provided the basics of the tilt-up method in a session at The Buildings Show held recently in Toronto.

  • National Building Code to include climate change obligations
    Building designers will be obligated to create durability plans for new structures once new climate change standards are incorporated into building codes across the nation, some time after 2020, a Toronto Buildings Show workshop was told recently.

  • Course looks to train the next generation of mass timber builders
    As architects and engineers get up to speed on designing buildings in the fledgling mass timber industry in Ontario, many contractors remain on the sidelines hesitant about the new building type they are hearing more about…CLT proponents say they are easy to install and are fastened with screws, Moses recently told delegates at a mass timber seminar at The Buildings Show in Toronto.

  • Metrolinx needs to take steps to become a better owner: CEO
    In order to be truly successful, Metrolinx has to be a business, not a bureaucracy, said Phil Verster, CEO and president of the Crown transportation agency…Verster told a room of industry executives in a candid talk during the annual CEO breakfast, which was hosted by ConstructConnect and the Toronto Construction Association during The Buildings Show in Toronto recently.

  • North Bay Courthouse restoration uses lateral force-resisting system
    A $14-million structural reinforcement of the North Bay Courthouse might be compared to a painstaking restoration of an old painting or a priceless family heirloom…

    An overview of the design decisions leading up to the project and the subsequent construction was the subject of a presentation by RJC building science and restoration regional manager Tim Van Zwol during a seminar at the Buildings Show in Toronto.

  • Child care centre Toronto’s first net zero facility
    Perched in Toronto’s northwest quadrant, Mount Dennis is the city’s greenest community — at least that is the proud boast of the local Business Improvement Area on its website…

    The detailed planning and design required to achieve the net zero emission milestone was the subject of a panel discussion at a Buildings Show seminar featuring Skoric and two principals from the co-design architectural firms.

  • Net-zero waterfront community proposed for site of decommissioned coal plant
    Just off the shore of Lake Ontario, demolition machines chip away at the extensive concrete foundations that once rested beneath a massive coal-fired power plant…

    Scott, along with Brian Sutherland, director of development at Argo Development, and Fabio Mazzocco, president of land development, and Albert Bicol, owner of Alberto Bicol Consulting Inc., presented an overview of the project at The Buildings Show in Toronto, ON.

  • 11 tiles of the Tile of Spain participate in the Stonex fair in Canada (Translated from Spanish)
    The Tile of Spain participates for the first time with an informative stand at the Stonex fair held in Toronto (Canada) from November 28 to 30 . This activity is part of the Internationalization Plan for the Ceramic Pavements and Coatings sector for 2018, organized by Ascer and ICEX, Spain Export and Investment, jointly with the collaboration of the Commercial Office of Spain in Toronto.

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