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Commercial Building Aesthetics

Project budgets are definitively the key driver in determining the level of detail, grade of materials selected, and construction quality of both interior and exterior building finishes – ultimately dictating the ‘curb appeal’ of the building exterior and ‘wow factor’ when walking through the front door. Even with conservative budgets, we have found that building […]

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Masonry Firewalls

Even though this information is a few years old, and based on an older version of the Nation Building Code of Canada; it still holds a wealth of great information related to firewall construction and detailing. http://ccmpa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Final_2013Sec5A.pdf

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Be sure to check your Contractor out!

Here is an article from CJME a few years back that still rings true today. “CUTTING CORNERS: Regina consumers deal with construction headaches:” http://cjme.com/article/184886/cutting-corners-regina-consumers-deal-construction-headaches

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2015 National Code Changes

At some point in the 2017 year, the Province of Saskatchewan will change legislation to bring the 2015 Codes into force in Saskatchewan. ┬áThere will be some significant technical changes. The National Model Construction Codes, now collectively called Codes Canada 2015, contain almost 600 technical changes approved by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire […]

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2015 National Energy Code for Buildings

We recommend that you check to see what your designer will be using for minimum energy efficiency design requirements… The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015 (NECB), published by NRC and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), sets out technical requirements for […]

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Wood Framing Roof System Failure

During the winter of 2013/2014, many buildings experienced a combined higher than average roof snow load and high wind velocities in the Regina and Moose Jaw area. While the loads did not exceed the normal design criteria used by structural engineers for the design of buildings in this area, this particular building experienced a roof […]

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Foundation Wall Bracing

The high expansive clay soils in the Regina and Moose Jaw areas can wreak havoc on building foundations. We provide on site foundation inspection services and follow up inspections for installation conformance for a multitude of clients. Check out some of these pictures for installations this past week.

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Fire Separations

The importance of “Fire Separations” and “Fire Stopping” cannot be overstated in building construction…and it all starts at the design stage. This is one example of an existing building undergoing renovations, where the fire separations were not yet fully in place, one of the occupancies on the main level had a fire, and that fire […]

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