28 October 2019
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
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
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
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...
05 February 2018
David Pontarini, Orson Sedmina, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Two studies, both completed for the City of Toronto, are focused on helping cities navigate the issues associated with high-rise growth. The first, the Downtown...
01 December 2016
Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo
The diagrid structural system for constructing tall buildings is a recent invention. Debuting in 2004 with the construction of the Swiss Re Tower in London,...