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  • Book Review - Timber in the City: Design and Construction in Mass Timber - Spacing National
    essay Twenty First Century Timber succinctly stating that solid timber meets and generally exceeds fire requirements A steel frame might buckle after an hour a solid timber structure forms a protective char layer on the surface and retains its structural integrity over greater lengths of time Waugh also goes through different projects that his firm has worked on using Mass Timber and discusses the properties and elements behind each project and its amazing benefits To put things in perspective the Co2 emissions from a steel beam at 20 are 1811 9 pounds The emissions from an 8 x16 x20 beam of concrete are 3066 7 lbs Compare that with an 8 x24 x20 CLT beam having emissions of only 501 6 almost six times less than the equivalent beam of concrete and one truly starts to see what an amazing material it can be for our built environment The next section of the book focuses on the design competition which ultimately gave the book its name Timber in the City It was a way to see how students and emerging professionals would engage a troublesome area in Red Hook Brooklyn chosen because it is an area that faced immense challenges after Hurricane Sandy and can large fluctuations in water rise through the use of timber The winning project came out of the University of Oregon and combined private living with industrial and commercial zoning The concept revolved around using the manufacturing use at the bottom of the structure to create the pieces needed to put together the rest of the tower keeping most of the construction prefabrication on site The buildings would then just rise as they were built within their own little context One of the things Timber in the City does best as a book is give readers the requisite information about the projects and then let imagery floor plans schematic diagrams and renderings tell the story The book began with the facts but throughout one isn t inundated with a heavy dose of propaganda We are allowed to see for ourselves the impact that Mass Timber could have on a local community a city and the world over That being said prefabrication was a running theme throughout all the contestants that were shown as CLT is easily configurable and can allow for many creative applications Interesting projects created by different firms across the globe who are currently working on our have completed Mass Timber buildings close the book Although we still see standard concrete and steel materials being implemented in a few instances it feels more like this is a required stepping stone to making a shift to Mass Timber The works feature a multi family building in Germany an office building in Switzerland a high school in Connecticut MGA s Wood Innovation Design Centre here in BC and the Bullitt Centre in Seattle which is the first urban mid rise commercial structure in the United States to target the goals of the Living Building Challenge Over

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  • Housing Archives | Page 2 of 4 | Spacing
    city By Sarah Gelbard Cities are communities While we all have our private concerns goals and obligations as a city we also have to think collectively Read More Vancouver Inclusive Cities A Tale of Two Revitalization Projects By ulduzmaschaykh For cities to be healthy and happy researchers have increasingly emphasized the importance of implementing inclusive cities 8211 Read More Book Review From the Stacks Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities Design Strategies for the Post carbon World By Erick Villagomez These days it has become nearly impossible to open a newspaper or read a website without encountering numerous doomsday predictions of Read More Vancouver Kids in the City Raising a family in a 500sq ft laneway home By Jillian Glover Akua Schatz a director at the Canadian Green Building Council and her photographer husband Brendon Purdy currently live in a home Read More Vancouver RELEASE New Westminster Affordable Housing Projects on Small Sites Request for Proposals By Spacing The City of New Westminster is requesting proposals RFP for innovative affordable ownership or rental housing projects for two Read More Book Review From The Stacks Narrow Houses New Directions in Efficient Design By Elle Ziegler Author Avi Friedman Princeton Architectural Press 2010 Avi Friedman is an architecture professor at McGill University who has Read More Atlantic Oppose the building not the people By Tristan Cleveland HALIFAX Know what happens when too many rats live together According to one influential study they become violent and Read More Montreal Rethinking Brossard s Panama Hub By Olivia Collette Each year Dr Pierre Gauthier a professor in Concordia s Department of Geography Planning and Environment gives his Advanced Urban Read More Vancouver Kids in the City series By Jillian Glover I was excited to launch a new series in June called Kids in the City where

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  • On Brampton's short-sighted Hurontario-Main LRT decision - Spacing Toronto
    current planning study for a potential Queen Street LRT a route hasn t been chosen would it go to the Spadina Subway extension to Vaughan York Region would have to be on board there s no funding on the table and the Hurontario corridor in Mississauga is a lot busier than Highway 7 in York Region And yes Mississauga benefits more from the LRT But Mississauga has a larger population a much larger transit ridership and more jobs By connecting to Downtown Brampton the LRT increases mobility for the entire region connects to the Kitchener GO line and allows for direct transfers to the 501 Queen Zum Brampton s busiest bus route It is part of a regional transit network it would have made it a lot easier for trips for example between Downtown Guelph and Mississauga City Centre Just adding to my frustration Councillor Bowman who helped sink the Main Street section of the LRT is now going to look for transit funding from the newly elected Liberal federal government In the article Bowman suggests that since Brampton elected five new Liberal MPs helping to defeat the Conservatives it was time to leverage that support Payback if you will But there are no other plans to hold up nothing that s shovel ready There will be no ribbon cuttings for Liberal MPs and cabinet ministers to attend anytime soon If looking for money from a new federal government one that s so far very friendly with their provincial counterpart it would have looked a lot better to have approved the transit that the province and a majority of Bramptonians wanted and then ask for additional funds to build on that Advocating for a potential Queen Street LRT would be a lot when there s an existing line to connect it and a strong transit focused hub to anchor it So to sum up Brampton city councillors threw away at least 200 million for a light rail project that they didn t want a gift wrapped transit opportunity from the provincial Liberal government Now they will be looking for new transit funding for alternative transit routes which have yet to be planned from the federal Liberal government Good luck with that Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts LORINC Spend Brampton LRT money on Queen s Quay East Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money The new American streetcar A visit to Detroit Cincinnati Atlanta and Tampa Tweet More posts by Sean Marshall 7 comments Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy W K Lis 16 days ago Metrolinx should make the correct decision and go ahead with the LRT through Brampton as presented smnc 16 days ago I m with W K Lis on this Can t the province override the city It s a reigonal

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  • Sean Marshall, Author at Spacing Toronto
    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity On Thursday June 11 Toronto City Council voted to maintain the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don Valley Read More Transit The new American streetcar A visit to Detroit Cincinnati Atlanta and Tampa Cross posted from Marshall s Musings the author s personal blog I recently went on a short vacation driving down Highway Read More Politics Toronto s mayoral election in five more maps Yesterday University of Toronto Professor David Hulchanski summarized the link between Monday s election results and the Read More Bikes From lake to lake and back again rail trails of southwestern Ontario Waterford Black Bridge between Simcoe and Brantford In mid July I completed another overnight cycling trip On a bright and warm Read More Transit Philadelphia s airport rail link what could have been EDITOR S NOTE This post is intended as a follow up to Glyn Bowerman s commentary from yesterday on the high fares planned Read More Bikes Revisiting the Uxbridge Peterborough Rail Trails Two years ago I wrote about a cycling day trip that I took between Uxbridge and Peterborough I rode mostly on rail trails between Read More History Remembering the Rogers Road streetcar Intersection of Rogers and Old Weston Roads looking west August 4 1972 From Toronto Archives Fonds 1526 File 72 Item 61 Read More Transit Brampton s light rail blues As we continue to debate the merits of subways and light rail here in Toronto it s worth noting that across southern Ontario Read More Transit Has the TTC finally found their wayfinding way The Toronto Transit Commission TTC is currently testing changes to its subway signage New signs have been rolled out at Bloor Yonge Read More Post navigation Older posts Search Advertisement Spacing

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  • To interchange or not to interchange: Spadina vs. St. George? - Spacing Toronto
    enhance riders experience TTC Zone 1 month ago Cool experiment Thanks for sharing I would think that there s an added risk of a delay by staying on the train for that extra stop as well that I would personally factor in Imagine Line 1 gets a delay while you decide to take that extra stop There goes your sanity Robyn 1 month ago That passageway badly needs some art Or something Another thing to consider is that if you use Spadina to transfer to a westbound Bloor train you re unlikely to be able to get on the train they re just too full If you board at St George your odds of actually fitting yourself on the 1st train that arrives are somewhat better Ysh Cabana 1 month ago Speed is relative and the amount of work put on walking should be considered as well Lisa 1 month ago Most of us probably need the exercise so the Spadina walkway is OK But so drab Dylan 1 month ago Yeah the old people mover would have shifted the preference more towards the Spadina change because a it would have been a bit faster to walking along it 2 it meant expending less effort and c because it was fun to use Richard Nelson 1 month ago Take a look at http transit toronto on ca subway 5106 shtml The Spadina Line Spadina station is really a completely separate station from the Bloor Line Spadina station The loooong walkway with or without mechanized transport was a compromise long after most of the design was done If it had not existed I m sure we never would have missed it W K Lis 1 month ago They should return the moving sidewalks However instead of one continuous movator in each direction have people get off halfway and back on to continue If one movator is out for maintenance it ll be just half the distance tammyt 1 month ago I too would like to know why they removed the motorized walkway It does seem terribly regressive I would also like to know when they will install art along the walkway There is a lovely caribou quilt artwork at the north exit at Kendal from this station and this walkway is screaming for some art hamish wilson 1 month ago The operating costs of the energy were pegged at around 100 000 which was too much done about a decade ago likely more given how time scuds with scant done except more stupidities But no problem in going through at least 75 000 000 in switching away from a funded LRT project in Scarborough to a blighting subway and there was also a 500 000 severance to TTC CGM Gary Webster for having the temerity to look at facts and state opinions based on what they indicated Christina 1 month ago I personally never walk that Spadina tunnel because I ve felt unsafe at non peak hours more than once jacquilynne

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  • Shoshanna Saxe, Author at Spacing Toronto
    Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic By Shoshanna Saxe Shoshanna Saxe is a civil engineer from Toronto She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge Transit To interchange or not to interchange Spadina vs St George Toronto s four subway routes are easy to navigate Trains always run the same routes and there are only five interchange stations Read More Infrastructure Building the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension The Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension TYSSE is advancing towards completion in the Northwest end of the city The project is now Read More Walking Remembering an Olympic scramble intersection party As City Council considers removal of the scramble at Bay and Bloor many issues are up for debate safety usage levels and traffic Read More Transit Remember the greenhouse gases Toronto s intense debate about transit and mobility has focused on access cost and travel speed Another important issue one that s Read More Transit Does Toronto need a transit referendum Transit referendums are a common tool in the US to raise money for infrastructure investment I have not found evidence of them being Read More Infrastructure Toronto s swelling bedrock In general Toronto is a relatively easy place to build underground Our glacial history left the city with stiff clayey soil and our Read More Transit That time when Toronto s subway was the best in North America With this post Spacing Toronto welcomes a new contributor Shoshanna Saxe Shoshanna is a proud Torontonian and a civil engineer Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto never used Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 15 21 Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money

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  • Transit Archives | Page 2 of 5 | Spacing
    Issues Oct 1 By Spacing With over 80 of the Canadian population now living in urban areas it is time for a national conversation on key issues that affect Read More Ottawa UrbSanity The public city By Sarah Gelbard Cities are communities While we all have our private concerns goals and obligations as a city we also have to think collectively Read More Toronto Shedding light on public transit and invisible disabilities By Jay Pitter A few years ago Stats Canada conducted a survey exploring disabilities and found that 3 8 million adult Canadians identified as Read More Edmonton A Tramway to Somewhere By Trent Portigal The story of Edmonton s rail transit begins in 1893 a year after the Town of Edmonton was incorporated A paragraph is usually enough Read More Toronto What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art history and public spaces By John Lorinc Among North American cities few can boast the depth of history that s on offer in Philadelphia The compact downtown plotted out by Read More Toronto Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans By Chris Bateman Toronto is building the East Bayfront LRT Well sort of This week Metro News reported that the City of Toronto has set aside 2 Read More Vancouver Video Vancouver SLIP Subway Dancers By Yuri Artibise SLIP PhillipChbeeb Renee Kester ElliotMossMusic Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain and it is Read More Toronto Happy birthday to the Toronto streetcar system By Chris Bateman There are perhaps few things more symbolic of Toronto than its streetcars For more than 150 years surface rail has formed the Read More Toronto Weighing In Fat Discrimination on Public Transit By Jay Pitter Last year on a beautiful mid September morning Tomee boarded the subway

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  • Video Vancouver: The Finish Line - Spacing Vancouver
    Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Film Video Comments 0 Tweet Video Vancouver The Finish Line August 27 2015 By Yuri Artibise Featuring the beautiful Vancouver and some of its lovely people this little movie is about love nature life and Vancouver By Emanuel Ramos Music by Dexter Britain Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Video Vancouver Introducing Subway Symphony Video Vancouver No Fun City Video Vancouver SLIP Subway Dancers Vaudeville Vancouver An Interview with Tom Carter Tweet More posts by Yuri Artibise Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15 2015 Urban Planets Kids Cars and Cognitive Mapping Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU Part 1 Do High Rise Towers Destroy Community Vancouver s Block Structure From the

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