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Information and thought leadership to advance your architecture or engineering practice



By Warren Frey (Journal of Commerce)
The 28.5-acre property will retain and expand Vancouver’s first vehicle-focused shopping centres into a cluster of residential and office towers, a community centre, cutting edge architecture and a rooftop park. Read more

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Herzog & de Meuron

From wood to glass: Herzog & de Meuron's new design for Vancouver Art Gallery

By Rebecca Keillor (Azure)
The much-anticipated new Vancouver Art Gallery is making headlines once again for changes to the gallery’s design. Read more


By Angela Gismondi (Daily commercial News)

The Ontario government is seeking proposals from around the world to redevelop Ontario Place, announcing that even the iconic Cinesphere could be on the chopping block. Read more


Two Canadian engineering giants heading in starkly different directions

By The Canadian Press (Daily Commercial News)
SNC-Lavalin and WSP find themselves in very different places in early 2019, as one fights to retain a toehold in a crucial Middle Eastern market while the other grows by leaps and bounds. Read more


Washington State Department of Transportation

Seattle viaducts offer insight into Vancouver viaduct teardown

By Russel Hixson (Journal of Commerce)
Vancouver city officials have been mining Seattle’s viaduct teardown project as a way to implement lessons learned on this side of the border. Read more


Conflict of interest: a new guideline for engineers

By Angela Gismondi (Daily Commercial News)
The new guideline aims to assist Canadian engineering firms and their clients in managing and mitigating “unfair advantage” situations. Read more


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By CBC News
A 2.6-acre plot of city-owned land that has been vacant for years is being transformed into a vibrant marketplace built entirely from shipping containers. Read more


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Canadian research circles in on tornado-resistant communities

By Don Wall (Daily Commercial News)
Improved engineering and better roofing supplies could help ensure that up to 95 per cent of Canadian homes can withstand category EF-2 tornadoes, says Western University civil engineering professor Greg Kopp. Read more


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