Category Archives: Building Code/LEED

Earth, wind and fire

[Ed. note] This was an article that I had try for several years to get published and after thinking about it last night, some of the issues started to click for me and I am glad that I was able … Continue reading

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Who ya gonna call?

Earlier in October, I listened with interest a story about the financial troubles plaguing a Toronto condominium corporation. Some of you know of my research in knowledge transmission and its importance in cultivating public awareness; I want to use this … Continue reading

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Combined products or old world craftsmanship.

As with many of my posts, this one came from a conversation I had with a colleague of mine. I had just saw a new building science product that combined an air/vapour barrier membrane adhered to a rigid exterior cement … Continue reading

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Right person for the right job

The recent news about homeowners who contracted spray polyurethane foam installers to insulate their houses brought home the dangerous maze that typical people have to negotiate in the residential construction field. I have included CBC’s article here but I would … Continue reading

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A New Crop

I was reminded today that another crop of engineering students has just received their Iron Rings this last month and thereby entered into a proud profession. I am also keenly aware of the changes that has happened since I graduated, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities

Life is full of opportunities, if you are too focused on your percieved goal in life you run the risk of missing chances to meet new people and learn new things. I am glad that I was in the right … Continue reading

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An insulated house

Few homeowners would think of insulating their house when temperatures go into the twenties but good insulation is beneficial in both winter and summer. I am taking this opportunity to discuss some pros and cons to different types of green … Continue reading

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