• Canada's building code is getting a climate change rewrite. Is your home ready?

    CBC News |

    Increased flooding, wildfires and storms mean tough new rules take effect in 2025

    Canada's Building Code is Getting a Climate Change Rewrite

    Evacuees from Fort McMurray, Alta., drive past wildfires in May 2016. As climate change intensifies, experts say, fires, flooding and wind storms will become more common, and Canada's building code needs to be updated to withstand the pressure. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

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  • This Frank Lloyd Wright Home Is a Model of Universal Design

    Gwendolyn Purdom |

    This Frank Lloyd Wright Home is a Model of Universal Design

    Nearly 30 years after Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, accessible-design advocates say there’s still plenty of work to be done to make the built environment just as accommodating for people with disabilities as it is for everybody else. But Erick Mikiten, a California architect with a specialty in universal design, points out one striking example of accessible design from which homeowners, other pros and accessibility champions could learn a lot. And it predates the ADA by more than three decades.

    The Frank…

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  • Zero-Energy Buildings for All

    Daniel Hall |

    Buildings need renewables—but we need to look beyond the site.

    No man is an island, and neither is a building.

    And yet there is increasing movement for buildings to reach net-zero energy (NZE) or net-zero carbon (NZC). Architecture 2030 wants all buildings there by 2030.

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  • Busted! Don’t Believe These Myths about Green Designing!


    Don’t Believe These Myths About Green Designing

    Global warming is a reality that we are faced with, but we can still all play a role in protecting the environment. People across the country are growing increasingly aware of their role in reducing their carbon footprint. Due to this, many people now choose green design to construct their homes.

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  • Announcing The New Website

    Daniel Hall |

    Announcing the New Website - The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc.

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

    Our new website provides our existing and prospective clients a simple yet interactive view of our work and the services we offer.

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  • New Website Under Construction

    Daniel Hall |

    New Website Coming Soon!

    We are currently revamping our website. Our new website will be interactive and mobile friendly!

    Watch this space for updates. Just few more weeks to go!

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  • The Mind of an Architect

    Daniel Hall |

    One of the best parts about drafting is that while using part of the brain to draw and operate the software, there is enough capacity left over to listen to music or even better, a podcast. My favourite architecture podcast is 99% invisible which is narrated by Roman Mars and his epically soothing voice along with various other [equally pleasant voiced] members of his creative team. Actually, 99% invisible is similar to listening to CBC radio in that compared to other radio stations or podcasts everyone sounds really clear and expertly recorded.

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  • Tree Removal Permits

    Daniel Hall |

    Tree Removal Permits

    Living in a city that is full of healthy trees is important for everyone and Toronto is working to protect and grow our urban forest, keeping our trees healthy and our city green and beautiful. As your trees grow and change they’re likely to need some work, but before you adjust an established tree permits are required. Here are the need-to-know procedures and the need-to-have forms.

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  • How Green Am I?

    Daniel Hall |

    How Green Am I - The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc.

    Have you ever wondered how green you are? Why not try this fun little quiz and find out!

    Download the PDF!

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