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With the world moving towards achieving carbon net zero footprint by 2030, builders have discovered Garnica, a new ally in sustainable plywood that is driving innovations in the field. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at Garnica’s plywood solutions and how they are ideal for any building project.
In the Fall 2022 issue of Western Built, Bill Black, President of the Calgary Construction Association, shared an informed path forward for the construction industry. To read his message in the magazine, go to http://westernbuiltmagazine.ca/current-issue. This blog is a continuation of the message in the magazine.
With government-mandated emissions target deadlines quickly approaching, the time is now to choose energy efficient building materials. This week’s Blog from Huntsman Building Solutions discusses how a Soya based HFO closed-cell spray foam insulation can be the most impactful decision in the construction and retrofitting of buildings.
A ground-breaking sustainable, net-zero, modular home build incorporating the most revolutionary green building materials and technologies is going up in Toronto. 241 Waterloo, is pushing what can be achieved in regard to sustainability and, when complete, will feature advanced building materials, including many of Daylun’s proprietary technologies. This week’s Blog takes a look at Daylun’s flagship build, and what it may mean for the future.
Diesel-powered construction equipment is feeling a strain coming from zero carbon goals and a new age of sustainable business practices. This week’s Blog from Interact Analysis takes a look at the future of construction vehicle electrification, and what it will take to make it a reality.
Not many young Canadians – especially women – will consider fire protection as a career option. It is time that they do. This week’s Blog from Classic Fire + Life Safety takes a look at the many rewarding opportunities with a career in fire protection, and why women entering the workforce should consider this career path.
For anyone who has ever done a renovation or remodel of a home, they know the many pitfalls there are to encounter. This week’s Blog from architect and author, Jonathan Weston focuses on helping individuals optimize the process and lower the cost in their design and remodel process, and gives some crucial tips to help you in your home-design and remodel journey that can save you thousands of dollars, but also make your home all the more beautiful.
With their rich history, metal ceilings continue to be chosen by designers and builders for their durability, cleanability, and sustainability, as well as for their ability to draw the eye upwards, giving both residential and commercial spaces a feeling of ornate elegance. This week’s Blog takes a look up into the characteristics and benefits of metal ceilings, and what they can bring to virtually any build.
Solar and Water Construction Key in the Future of Data Center Sustainability – PCL Construction is leveraging its combined experience in solar, water and data centers to break new ground in mission critical construction.
It’s estimated that the number of online devices will reach 29 billion in 2030, up from 18 billion in 2018. As a result, the global data center market will grow and, with this impressive expansion, comes growing urgency—and opportunity—to make data centers more sustainable. This week’s Blog from the experts at PCL Construction looks at how the company is leveraging its combined experience in solar, water and data centers to break new ground in mission critical construction.
The vast majority of plants we need for food rely on pollination, especially by bees, and the importance of bees to the ecosystem cannot be overstated — and they need our help. Having long-led efforts to decarbonize buildings and industry, this week’s Blog looks at how Johnson Controls is now trying to lend a helping hand to its colleagues from the insect world.