PROJECT SPOTLIGHTS Archive

Drones pave the way for easier roof inspections

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs, aka drone) is fast becoming a popular and effective tool in the roofing industry. This was most recently demonstrated out west, where drone technology was used to inspect the roof of the British Columbia Legislature.

Members in the News: Owens Corning to contribute $1.1 million to Habitat for Humanity

The Owens Corning Foundation will donate $1.1 million in cash and gifts-in-kind to Habitat for Humanity International over three years. The partnership will support house construction and revitalization projects nationwide.

Canada Science and Technology Museum requested roof funding in 2010

In fall 2014, the Canada Science and Technology Museum was shut down following the detection of unsafe levels of mould in the air caused by the facility’s leaky roof. Recently, however, the CBC discovered documents stating the museum approached the Department of Canadian Heritage for funds to repair the failing roof as far back as

CRCA’s Roofing Canada magazine available online

The latest issue of CRCA’s Roofing Canada magazine is now online. The 2014 Fall / Winter edition features discussions on key industry issues, the latest roofing news, CRCA updates, industry profiles, and much more.

Report: 20 upcoming private and government office building construction projects

The CMD Group published a list of the 10 largest upcoming private office building construction projects and the 10 largest upcoming government office building construction projects – totalling 20 significant builds slated for construction.

Sherway Gardens’ vegetated roof marks GTA first

Toronto’s Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre has set an eco-friendly first by hosting the Greater Toronto Area’s largest vegetated roof on a single, freestanding commercial structure.

Toronto’s green roofs held back by city bylaw

A report by the Torontoist suggests Toronto is failing to reap the full rewards of green roof development within the city’s borders. That is, while Toronto is expected to install upwards of 200,000 square metres in green roofing over the next few years, the existence of a bylaw barring the growth of most food plants

Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory’s new roof takes shape

There’s a new roof over Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory, but the $2.3 million renovation project was not without its challenges.

BMO Field renovations to include new roof

Big improvements are coming to Toronto’s BMO Field. This month, crews began a renovation project that will see the city-owned soccer venue updated over two phases, the last of which will include the installation of a new stadium roof.

Sports Illustrated celebrating Toronto’s Rogers Centre

It’s been 25 years since the Rogers Centre (previously known as SkyDome) blew the roof off of conventional ballpark architecture. Now, in his latest piece for Sports Illustrated, Tim Newcomb takes a looks at the history behind of one of the most iconic stadiums in the baseball industry.