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Posted on November 10, 2016

New Construction

“So, what’s next?” This question has been posed to me not once, but twice over the last few weeks—both times by clients. It’s the type of question that can make you freeze up as you rack your brain and hope that you can answer with something profound and interesting. It isn’t an easy question to […]

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Posted on March 2, 2016

Existing Buildings

When it comes to deciding which construction approach to take for a building renewal or rehabilitation project, the traditional method is often the first that comes to mind. A general contractor is hired through a competitive bid process, with the contract being awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, then through the bid process, the selected […]

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Posted on February 17, 2016

Research + Education

Changes to the Building Code In 2009, amendments to the BC Building Code increased the maximum height of wood-frame residential construction from 4 to 6 stories. In 2015, the Ontario Building Code underwent similar revisions allowing for the construction of 6-story wood-frame residential and office buildings, with stairwells of non-combustible materials and combustion-resistant roofs. South […]

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Posted on August 24, 2015

Existing Buildings

Condominium owners know how much they are paying for electricity and gas when their bills arrive every month or two. But most owners don’t have a reference point to compare their usage against. Is your building using more or less than average? What about the common spaces that you pay for indirectly through building management […]

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Posted on August 13, 2014

Research + Education

Over a decade ago, while performing warranty reviews and condition assessments, RDH began to find water-filled blisters under many new cold-applied membranes.

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Posted on November 10, 2016

New Construction

“So, what’s next?” This question has been posed to me not once, but twice over the last few weeks—both times by clients. It’s the type of question that can make you freeze up as you rack your brain and hope that you can answer with something profound and interesting. It isn’t an easy question to […]

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Posted on March 2, 2016

Existing Buildings

When it comes to deciding which construction approach to take for a building renewal or rehabilitation project, the traditional method is often the first that comes to mind. A general contractor is hired through a competitive bid process, with the contract being awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, then through the bid process, the selected […]

More+

Posted on February 17, 2016

Research + Education

Changes to the Building Code In 2009, amendments to the BC Building Code increased the maximum height of wood-frame residential construction from 4 to 6 stories. In 2015, the Ontario Building Code underwent similar revisions allowing for the construction of 6-story wood-frame residential and office buildings, with stairwells of non-combustible materials and combustion-resistant roofs. South […]

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Posted on August 24, 2015

Existing Buildings

Condominium owners know how much they are paying for electricity and gas when their bills arrive every month or two. But most owners don’t have a reference point to compare their usage against. Is your building using more or less than average? What about the common spaces that you pay for indirectly through building management […]

More+

Posted on August 13, 2014

Research + Education

Over a decade ago, while performing warranty reviews and condition assessments, RDH began to find water-filled blisters under many new cold-applied membranes.

More+