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The manufacturing of spray foam insulation, a ubiquitous product used in many construction and renovation projects, is a complex process that requires careful attention to safety. This week’s Blog from the experts at Huntsman Building Solutions discusses the safety behind the scenes of a successful spray foam application.
How can organizations emerge stronger from the trials of recent years? How can they cultivate a culture that thrives, adapts, and responds effectively to the unpredictable? This week’s Blog explains that the answer lies in fostering an emergent culture – one characterized by change management prowess, response agility, and a positive environment with fulfilled employees.
A new tool that combines carbon calculation and generative design will help empower sustainable choices for Canada’s building industry. This week’s Blog from Stantec explores the company’s digital tool – E-NIGMA – and what it means for evaluating the carbon impact of designs.
The recent refresh of the BC Energy Step Code (BCESC) and the introduction of the Zero Carbon Step Code are more than just updates to the existing building code. They are helping to shape a future where all new buildings are zero carbon by 2030. This week’s Blog from RJC Engineers explores everything you need to know about the changes to the Code and what they might mean for you.
Waterproofing is an essential aspect of construction that protects buildings from water damage and moisture-related issues. Because concrete is porous, failure to waterproof can lead to significant negative consequences down the line. This week’s Blog from W.R. Meadows discusses the importance of waterproofing and the benefits of Crystalline waterproofing, as well as how it can be applied.
As the world increasingly embraces sustainable building practices, professionals in the construction industry are seeking specialized knowledge and skills to meet evolving demands. This week’s Blog explores UBC Forestry’s new online micro-certificates, their unique features, and the opportunities they create for professionals in the construction industry.
A First of its Kind, 3D Printed Affordable Housing Dwelling in Canada Achieves an Optimal Building Envelope
A new breakthrough project will not only provide affordable housing to those at risk of homelessness and elevate members of the community, but it is also a first of its kind project in Canada that sets the bar when it comes to building envelopes. This week’s Blog from Huntsman explores the project and what it brought to the table in terms of innovation and creativity.
As concrete and steel rise in price and clients set sustainability goals, PCL is leading the way in low-carbon, high-strength mass timber construction. This week’s Blog looks at some real-world examples of mass timber in action, and the benefits this sustainable building materials bring.
Huntsman Building Solutions has recently received product code compliance (NBC 2015) recognition from The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) for its Radon Protection System. This week’s Blog takes a look at this system and what separates the Huntsman solution apart from the competition.
The IoT can help enable visibility throughout a project’s lifecycle and provides real-time data and insights into job site assets. This week’s Blog from Brickeye discusses how smart and connected sensors and devices allow developers, insurers, and general contractors can head off the many threats impacting their construction sites and mitigate the risk.