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Tuesday, 13 July 2010 15:59

Vancouver's.. Brave New Architecture

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The acting director of UBC's school of architecture, Chris Macdonald, measures his words carefully. Ask him about the quality of contemporary building design in Vancouver, and the tall, blondish academic pauses for nearly half a minute before responding. And even then, his answer is somewhat oblique.

One of the things that's difficult for many contemporary architects is Vancouver had a moment of inventive brilliance after the[Second World] war, and in particular through the persona of Arthur Erickson, Macdonald responds during an interview at the Georgia Straight office. So there was this frisson, of a sort, of unprecedented brilliance in architectural design that happened.

Macdonald explains that Erickson's most celebrated projects, including the MacMillan Bloedel Building (1075 West Georgia Street)and the Simon Fraser University campus on Burnaby Mountain, were built in a different era. In the 1960s, strong-willed clients ofErickson's, such as timber baron H.R. MacMillan and former SFU chancellor Gordon Shrum, could focus on a design effort without facing interference from government panels demanding changes to the design to suit their tastes.

This city's history…had these emphatic moments of real accomplishment that could be measured against anything that was happening anywhere in the world, and certainly in North America, Macdonald says. Read The Full Story. Share &/or Comment ►

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 15:45

Project.. Document Managment : DFS Plan Room

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As we begin to forge our way out of this recession, the AEC industry will be faced with many new growth challenges. Providing the industry with a comprehensive and affordable online plan room is our part in helping you to face the challenges ahead. Plans and specs are not the only types of information critical to a successful Project. DFS is much more than just a plan room. Learn More or call us at 604.681.7504 to arrange a no obligation demo. Share &/or Comment Γû║
Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:27

BIM.. Here To Stay

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If you've been fence sitting on the BIM Standard, perhaps it's time to play some catch up. The existence of the standard is a strong indication of the rapidly maturing nature of BIM processes and policies (refer to NBIM). Their vision is for an improved planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance process by using a standardized machine-readable information model for each facility, new or old, which contains all appropriate information created or gathered about that facility in a format useable throughout its life-cycle by all. To learn more see BIM ThinkSpace. Share &/or Comment Γû║
Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:07

VDP.. Affordable : Effective Direct Mail

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Digital technology is changing the face of direct mail marketing. It's making printing faster, easier to produce, and much more flexible, transforming it from a mass medium into a mass-customized one. One-to-One marketing or Variable Data Printing, the blending of digital printing technology with electronic customer databases, allows you to create personalized promotions that not only call each member of your audience by name, but also reflect their personal characteristics, lifestyles, or tastes. VDP provides a powerful new tool to win the attention of your audience, one person at a time, and frequently, capture higher sales too. Click Here for 3 easy steps to get started. Share &/or Comment Γû║
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 13:20

BC's... Green Economy Projected to Boom

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BC's 'Green Economy' is responsible for over 117,000 direct full time jobs and over $15 billion of provincial GDP according to a new report by the GLOBE Foundation. By 2020, B.C.'s green economy could account for over 14 percent of the province's GDP and could provide full time employment for over 225,000 people. The report confirms the enormous economic benefits of a low-carbon future for the province. Share &/or Comment Γû║
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 12:38

Vancouver.. Urban Agriculture

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What do you expect Vancouver to look like in coming years with regard to urban agriculture space? Peter Ladner: I think we're going to see everything from more people with tomatoes on their balconies right through to commercial enterprises in unused or under-used lots around the city. Before too long you will not want to put in a new development without some kind of community garden attached to it because there's such a demand for that space. I think you're going to see people supplementing their income selling at the farmers market or selling over the back fence. There's going to be a commercial element that's going to get into this more! Share &/or Comment Γû║
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 12:37

Vertical Farming.. Grows Up

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Discovery's Matt Danzico investigates vertical farming, an agricultural concept aimed at growing food and raising animals in skyscrapers in city centers. And it's not so far off as small scale projects have started popping up everywhere. Watch this video to discover more about how you too can profit from the vertical farm concept and the expanding green economy! Share &/or Comment ►
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 12:27

The Green Economy.. Vancouver

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As Vancouver strives to be the "greenest" city in the world we can count on our past and with a multiplicity of new initiatives look forward to leading this new economy. According to City Mayor, Gregor Robertson we have what it takes and the convergence technology, of sustainable values and of environment has catalyzed the fastest growing industries on the planet right now, collectively known as the green economy. Share &/or Comment Γû║
Friday, 11 September 2009 13:06

Kids.. Charity Golf Classic

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Dominion Blue is again proud to be involved in the 14th annual Building for Kids Charity Golf Classic is being held on Thursday, July 16 at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, BC.

The Building for Kids Charity Golf Classic is organized through a volunteer committee made up of members from the construction, development and real estate industries. The tournament is one of BC Children's Hospital Foundation's most successful and consistently sells out. Last year's tournament raised $190,000 bringing the overall total now raised to over $1 million dollars. Share &/or Comment Γû║

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