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Outdoor Design – The difference between hardscape and softscape

You’ve most likely heard of landscape before, but you may be less familiar with its two main components: hardscape and softscape. As their names imply, hardscape refers to the hard, non-horticultural elements that are incorporated into a landscape—that is, the paving, planters, walkways,…

Taking BIM beyond construction

Romulo Simionatto, information manager at BIM.Technologies, says that while BIM is becoming embedded on the design side, there’s still work to do on post-handover. “It’s all about the data…” This 21st century mantra has made its way from tech and ICT…

2018 Wood Design Awards in BC – Deadline Extended to December 15

Nominations for: 2018 Wood Design Awards in BC – Nomination Deadline extended ~ Nominate a deserving architect, engineer or building owner for an innovative and inspiring wood project ~ Celebrate excellence in wood building and design as winners are recognized before their peers, industry leaders…

Environmental activists call for mandatory action on radon

In a commentary recently published in Environmental Health Review, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) joined the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), the Canadian Child Care Federation, public officials, and radon experts in calling for mandatory action on radon in child care settings.…

WorkSafeBC releases new ladder-safety videos

Richmond, B.C. (Nov. 30, 2017) — WorkSafeBC has released six new ladder safety videos to remind workers, employers and homeowners to use ladders safely, both on the job and while decorating at home for the holidays. “Last year, more than 1,000…