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The benefits of steel for residential construction

Steel is the go-to material for industrial and commercial construction. But when it comes to residential projects, steel is underrepresented. Jay Lim, principal at 25:8 Architecture + Urban Design in Ottawa, is working to change that. “We have been huge proponents of steel for our cladding…on our residential projects,” he explains. “We have foundthat it […]


A Sustainable Aesthetic

Custom cladding defines new building at McMaster University

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario needed more space. More classrooms, more room for student services, more residence beds, more parking, even a spot for a daycare. So university officials decided to embark on a unique construction project that combined all of these functions in one structure. The result is the Peter George Centre for Living […]


Steel from the Top Down

Metal tiles replicate natural roofing materials

Featuring True Nature Steel Tiles By Vicwest Ongoing maintenance is a necessary part of homeownership. Most homeowners are resigned to reshingling their roof every decade or so. But in addition to the financial cost of a new roof, there’s an environmental one as well. Eleven million tonnes of asphalt shingles end up in landfills every […]


The Guiding Science of Steel Design

Building the most sustainable, cost-effective mid-rise building

Using scientific analysis to guide construction Mid-rise residential buildings can be found in cities across NorthAmerica, and more are under construction every day. Withcommercial spaces at street level and residential units above, this style of structure appeals to developers, tenants and city officials. Mid-rises are less imposing than high rises, for both the residents that […]