September 2023

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 3 | 3 Cover Image: The Saint, Toronto, ON Rendering by: Wallman Architects Ltd. Courtesy Minto Communities + Quasar Engineering Group 5 RAIC PERSPECTIVE Moving the RAIC Climate Action and Enablement Plan forward at Congress 2023. 6 THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING Sustainability, innovation, and empowerment: inside the world of Quasar. 11 A CLEAR VIEW TO TOMORROW Remarkable advances reshape Canada's curtain wall and window wall landscape. 21 SEALING IN SUCCESS The growing demand for energy-efficient and airtight buildings sparks fascinating breakthroughs in building envelope solutions. 27 SOLID DEFENCE The metal roofing and cladding industry shows resilience with larger projects and high-performance designs. 35 HEART OF STONE Harnessing diversity and innovations to thrive amidst inflation hurdles in the masonry sector. 41 A SLICE OF DESIGN HEAVEN Exploring the hottest kitchen trends and products of 2023. 47 AMPED UP! Cutting-edge technology ignites major advancements in the electrical and communications systems industry. 50 UNVEILING THE ART OF ILLUMINATION Blending architecture and artistry in state-of-the-art lighting. 53 THE MIGHTY STRONG BACKBONE OF REINFORCING STEEL Experts weigh in on the future of the sector amidst economic headwinds. 41 89 projects 61 Civic 66 Kitchener, Ontario 67 Misericordia Hospital ED Edmonton, Alberta 69 Parkway Lofts – Brock University Thorold, Ontario 73 The Halo Winnipeg, Manitoba 79 Vivo For Healthier Generations Expansion Calgary, Alberta 81 University Commons – University Of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta 85 Passive House Student Residence – University Of Toronto Scarborough Scarborough, Ontario 87 Montgomery High School Calgary, Alberta 89 T3 Bayside Toronto, Ontario 91 Courtyard Residence – Phase 2 – SFU Burnaby, B.C. 93 Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre Maskwacîs, Alberta 95 St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School Red Deer, Alberta features CONTENTS (CPCQA) CANADIAN PRECAST CONCR QUALITY ASSU CERTIFICATION PR

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