Multi-family residences have been a part of the landscape for many years. Communal living is found in practically every culture in human history and it has been estimated that approximately 350,000 new multi-family residences are built each year to accommodate their growing demand.
Humans are naturally visual creatures and when it comes to selling a home, the visual certainly matters to potential buyers. In real estate, a home’s appearance is known as curb appeal. It is basically how the property is viewed by potential buyers as they are driving around the neighborhood.
Even though this information is a few years old, and based on an older version of the Nation Building Code of Canada; it still holds a wealth of great information related to firewall construction and detailing. http://ccmpa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Final_2013Sec5A.pdf
This article from the Simpson Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog is excellent for explaining the how to prevent ceiling-floor partition drywall issues in your home. Accommodating Truss Movement (Besides Vertical Deflection)
Here is an article from CJME a few years back that still rings true today. “CUTTING CORNERS: Regina consumers deal with construction headaches:” http://cjme.com/article/184886/cutting-corners-regina-consumers-deal-construction-headaches
At some point in the 2017 year, the Province of Saskatchewan will change legislation to bring the 2015 Codes into force in Saskatchewan. There will be some significant technical changes. The National Model Construction Codes, now collectively called Codes Canada 2015, contain almost 600 technical changes approved by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire […]
We recommend that you check to see what your designer will be using for minimum energy efficiency design requirements… The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015 (NECB), published by NRC and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), sets out technical requirements for […]
During the winter of 2013/2014, many buildings experienced a combined higher than average roof snow load and high wind velocities in the Regina and Moose Jaw area. While the loads did not exceed the normal design criteria used by structural engineers for the design of buildings in this area, this particular building experienced a roof […]