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April 16, 2014

Precast concrete enables net-zero homes

Constructing buildings that produce at least as much energy as they use is still a new concept, especially when working in a cold climate.

April 14, 2014

Building green with the help of concrete

The building sector, both here and worldwide, is facing an enormous challenge to address our environmental footprint and impact on climate change.

April 14, 2014

Insulating concrete forms hailed as efficient solution

A new report shows that insulating concrete forms (ICFs) can be used effectively as walls in building structures.

March 24, 2014

Five-storey Student Union Building taking shape at UBC

The construction site of the new Student Union Building (SUB) on the Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a busy place these days.

March 24, 2014

Explosives used to demolish Port Mann Bridge pedestals

The ongoing demolition of the 50-year-old Port Mann Bridge, the old-timer that lies adjacent to its shiny new sibling, is moving forward.

March 24, 2014

Fort McMurray community centre expanded once again

Despite cold temperatures, work is steadily progressing on the second re-development and expansion at the MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray.

February 19, 2014

Seminars open the window on building code changes

Recent changes to the B.C. Building Code and upcoming changes to Vancouver building bylaws, as well as the opportunities and risks they present to builders, are the subjects of three educational sessions at Buildex Vancouver 2014.

February 19, 2014

Passive House exhibit touts energy efficient construction

Buildex Vancouver 2014 organizers say the annual trade show will have more than 600 exhibits this year.

February 19, 2014

Buildex focuses on construction industry challenges

Buildex Vancouver is celebrating it's 25th anniversary by addressing many of the challenges facing the B.C. construction industry.

February 17, 2014

Assisted Living Facility in Vancouver

Granville Gardens, a 62-unit assisted living facility for seniors, is taking shape at 49th Avenue and Granville Street in Vancouver, B.C.

December 5, 2009

Industry experts weigh merits of green roofs

Vancouver can be an odd place. In recent months, the municipality dug up part of city hall’s lawn for a vegetable garden.

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