This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




  Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit

Home   About   Membership    Events   Contact Us


Structures Ultratec

Your expert in prefabricated wood construction.

 



Winners of Montreal's annual Luminothérapie competition announced
Canadian Architect
The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership recently announced the two works to be presented for the fifth annual Luminothérapie event, from December 10, 2014 to February 2, 2015. Visitors to Montreal’s Place des Festivals will be dazzled by a giant kaleidoscope called Prismatica by the Toronto architecture firm RAW Design, the first Luminothérapie competition winners from outside Quebec. Meanwhile, the Quartier’s eight video projection sites will be lit up by a digital carnival called Fascinoscope devised by Lüz Studio, a Montreal-based visual design studio.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




New building offers business opportunities
Winnipeg Free Press
A new three-storey building, named the Henderson Business Centre, offers an opportunity for local businesses in need of retail or office spaces. The L-shaped building is located on a vacant lot between Kimberly Avenue and Helmsdale Avenue. The property faces Henderson Highway, which has average traffic counts of 39,200 vehicles passing per 24 hours, according to the City of Winnipeg’s 2012 traffic flow map. Downtown is a 10-minute drive and East St. Paul is not far, either.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


What universities are doing to create a more exciting learning experience
The Globe and Mail
Students are in for a big surprise when they first set foot in the third-floor classroom of Middle East and Islamic history professor Gavin Brockett at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. Unlike a traditional classroom, there are no fixed rows of chairs with students eyes-front to the professor, no beige-coloured walls nor the usual shortage of electrical outlets for computers.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


Glacier Skywalk rises to top CDBI Excellence honours
Daily Commercial News
The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) announced the winners of its 2014 Design-Build Awards of Excellence with the Glacier Skywalk, in Jasper, AB, being recognized as this year’s outstanding design-build project. In second place was the Durham College Centre for Food, while the Quinte Consolidated Courthouse received an honourable mention.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Hôtel Le Germain Ottawa mixes it up with art
The Globe and Mail
A new hotel to be built in Ottawa puts the spotlight on public-private arrangements that are bringing cultural benefits, unique branding and prime downtown locations to mixed-use commercial developments. Groupe Germain Hospitalité, DevMcGill and EBC Inc. will soon break ground on a 23-storey complex that includes the expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery as well as the construction of a 120-room boutique hotel, an 82-unit condominium, a theatre, a screening room and four classrooms.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  What Building Owners Should Know About BIM


This free whitepaper reviews what building owners, developers and construction organizations should consider when creating building information modeling guidelines for projects. Registration required.
 


Architecture québécoise et pastis à Marseille
Metro
Je l’avoue d’entrée de jeu: je n’ai pas réussi à rester debout pour toute la durée des 24 heures d’architecture de Marseille. Le décalage horaire et les visites guidées ont eu raison de moi. Mais ce n’était pas l’envie qui manquait! Projections documentaires, expositions, conférences, tables rondes, compétition amicale de miniconstructions de bois…
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre named Most Sustainable Building of the Year
Canadian Architect
The World Architecture News recently announced that Perkins+Will’s VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver was named its Most Sustainable Building of the Year for 2014. This LEED-NC Platinum-certified project was also the first building in Canada to apply for the Living Building Challenge. Inspired by natural forms and organized into a petal-like floor plan, the building uses on-site renewable sources to achieve net-zero energy on an annual basis and treats 100 per cent of its blackwater in an on-site bioreactor — the first of its kind in Vancouver.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Council must protect Guelph's environmental assets
Guelph Mercury
It's a huge job balancing development and liveability, so I don't envy the candidates running in the current municipal election campaign. While I respect their sense of civic duty, when I analyze their literature and view the changes to Guelph over the past 10 years, I wish many of them weren't running. I'd categorize most of the candidates' platforms as myopic, dull, lacking in vision and incredibly vague. "Smarter," "greener," "better," "more accountable" and "more collaborative" are nothing but platitudes. If my partner wasn't a vegan, I'd ask, "Where's the beef?"
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


3-D printing, architecture at the AIBC "Shifting Perspectives" conference
Journal of Commerce
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia recently held its annual conference in Vancouver, this year entitled "Shifting Perspectives." One of the new and innovative technologies showcased at the conference as 3-D printing, the merging of digital printing and real-world materials in three dimensions. Wendy Fok, the creative director of WE_Designs, walked conference delegates through the different capabilities of 3-D printing, which has gone from making simple plastic-based objects to creating complex structures and even wood and cement based creations.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Savings and more profitability with VELUX Skylights


In today’s competitive market it is important to stand out from your competition without sacrificing profit. The VELUX No Leak SkylightTM provides your customers with a unique commercial space or home, an unobstructed view, privacy, fresh air and a healthier living environment. To help you grow your business VELUX has reduced the price on select Commercial products by 35%.

READ MORE
Tilt-and-Turn.
Now Available.


Inspired by high performance European designs, STRASSBURGER WINDOWS AND DOORS has created a diverse selection of attractive and energy efficient Tilt-and-Turn Windows now available for your next residentiaL, commercial or institutional project. Contact Terry Villeneuve at STRASSBURGER WINDOWS AND DOORS for ordering procedures, pricing and delivery schedules.
Sustainable Wood Solutions


Our mission is to be the best provider of sustainable wood solutions to the building industry.

Nordic Engineered Wood offers a complete line of residential and commercial products for various construction applications.


What Montreal's Sainte-Catherine street should look like
MTL Blog
St. Catherine street needs, and is getting, a major redesign. That much is for sure and agreed upon by everyone in the city. Less unanimous is exactly how the street should be restructured, with opinions differing on whether changes should benefit cars, pedestrians, public transit, or vendors. Quebec’s renowned, and surprisingly young, architect Jérôme Lapierre has shared his thoughts on how St. Catherine should be re-imagined, and we’re on board.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Entrez!: la sobriété au service de l'architecture
La Presse
Au nord de Québec, au bout d'une rue inhospitalière, sur une bande de terrain étroite et pentue, se dresse un duplex contemporain, que se partagent un grand-papa et une famille de trois enfants convertie à la sobriété. Les fins d'après-midi, ça grouille chez Simon Tobin et Alexandra Cantin. Noah, cinq mois, passe des bras de l'un à l'autre, souriant et calme, pendant que Nathan, trois ans, fuit le photographe, et que Julia, deux ans, cherche la chicane.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
What Montreal's Sainte-Catherine street should look like
MTL Blog
St. Catherine street needs, and is getting, a major redesign. That much is for sure and agreed upon by everyone in the city. Less unanimous is exactly how the street should be restructured, with opinions differing on whether changes should benefit cars, pedestrians, public transit, or vendors. Quebec’s renowned, and surprisingly young, architect Jérôme Lapierre has shared his thoughts on how St. Catherine should be re-imagined, and we’re on board.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Alberta plans to build, modernize dozens of schools
Journal of Commerce
The Province of Alberta announced intentions to build about $2 billion in school infrastructure that includes 55 new schools and 20 school modernization projects. It is the third phase in what has amounted to the largest school construction endeavour in Canadian history, made up of 230 different capital projects.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Michelangelo's influence on Toronto doorways
Toronto Star
Let's start with the indisputable fact: Michelangelo was a genius, be it as an artist, an architect or a highly accomplished poet. What do we mean when we say that? Lots of things, but above all is a willingness to subvert the established order and, in the face of all obstacles, strike out on a new path.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Work underway on entrance of Saint John Imperial Theatre
CTV News
Work is underway on the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, as masonry restoration specialists prepare the façade of the theatre for work that will likely last well into the winter. “It depends on if the weather cooperates,” says masonry specialist Lowell Vance. “It’s nice to have to not deal with the freezing weather, but it’s coming and we can’t stop it.” Lee Bolton, the executive director of the Imperial Theatre, says the work being done now is exploratory.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Canadian architecture to be thankful For (Arch Daily)
Li Xiaodong wins Canada's new global award for architecture (The Globe and Mail)
New look selected for old power plant (Parry Sound North Star)
How great design built a better elementary school in Toronto (The Globe and Mail)
Highlands Branch Library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects opens (Canadian Architect)
Michelangelo's influence on Toronto doorways (Toronto Star)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 
RAIC News Clips/Les Manchettes
Frank Humada, Director of Publishing, 289.695.5422
Download media kit

Joanne Lam, Content Editor, 289.695.5474   
Contribute news

This edition of the RAIC News Clips/Les Manchettes was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here.
Recent issues
Oct. 17, 2014
Oct. 10, 2014
Oct. 3, 2014



50 Minthorn Blvd., Suite 800, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7X8