North America

28 October 2019

The Future of Sustainable Cities and How Tall Building Urbanism has Evolved

James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

In the past 50 years, tall buildings and their relationship to streets and open spaces has evolved through various scales and typologies. As place-makers, how...

28 October 2019

Returning Value to the Public With Tall Buildings

Sean Fine, Weston Williamson+Partners

Technology has enabled buildings to reach for the skies, but the impact on the ground has been less inspiring: dense, solid shapes with poor public...

28 October 2019

Urban Design Challenges with High-Rise Infill in Mature Neighborhoods?

Randolph Wang, City of Ottawa

High-rise buildings in Canadian cities are growing in both number and height, with some having reached unprecedented stories in their hosting communities. High-rise development in...

21 June 2019

Will CFD ever Replace Wind Tunnels for Building Wind Simulations?

Duncan A. Phillips & Michael J. Soligo

The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is becoming an increasingly popular means to model wind flows in and around buildings. The first published application...

31 January 2019

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb

Richard Witt & Les Klein, Quadrangle Architects

Toronto’s most significant urbanization occurred in the automobile era, with a typical downtown business core and periphery of low-rise bedroom communities. But population growth, greenbelts,...

01 December 2018

Performance of Adhesives in Glulam after Short Term Fire Exposure

Hailer Quiquero, Bronwyn Chorlton & John Gales, York University

As engineered timber such as Glulam is seeing increasing use in tall timber buildings, building codes are adapting to allow for this. In order for...