Archives for October 2020

Polygonal space study

THEN-AND-NOW: Montréal restaurant amplifies Japanese vibe FOR THE NEW ISAKAYA KINOYA pub restaurant, the Jean de Lessard — Designers Créatifs design firm chose to explore the orthogonality and the verticality of space. The morphology of the narrow two-story premises located on Bishop Street, in Montreal, Que., lends itself perfectly to it. Principal designer Jean de […]

A brain trust connecting us across the country: NFCA Board

Canada is a big country, and to talk to itself our industry needs strong connections between people across the land. Since NFCA was repurposed in 2015, it has experienced tremendous growth and support from construction professionals across Canada. This growth has been made possible due to several factors including:  A long-standing frustration within the floor […]

Setting expectations

Advance planning and site visits help clear the air I recently did a pre-installation walk-through representing two different flooring manufacturers on a hospital project and it was worthwhile for everyone involved. These conversations about how the job goes down help to set expectations for the floor covering team, the owner, architect and/or the general contractor. […]

Training partnerships

CFCRA to try and join forces with others At the time of writing this column the area I live in has been locked down and it’s Thanksgiving weekend. The kids are here from Hamilton and Edmonton. The streets are almost empty, the airplanes and airports are almost empty. Everything is very clean. Is there anything […]

The service of seeking and deciding: Design?

What is design? A dictionary will advise us that it is related to intention. This may take the form of both material and immaterial aspirations. As an example, I may have designs on my neighbour’s property, in which case I want to acquire it. Or I may have designs for my neighbour’s property, in which […]

Your estate plan

Proactive tool for the future The current global pandemic has brought estate planning considerations to the forefront. Many individuals are worried about their health, family and finances during this time of uncertainty. The urgency to have appropriate estate-planning documents completed is more prevalent now than ever. It is important to be proactive. A well-informed estate […]

Loferski appointed Bostik director of marketing

Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Bostik, a specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, recently announced that Eric Loferski has joined the company as director of marketing, Consumer & Construction Business Unit — North America. Loferski was most recently director of marketing at Milwaukee, Wis.-based commercial plumbing product supplier Zurn Industries. Prior to that, he was at […]

Schluter Systems opens Texas distribution, office and training centre

Schluter-Systems has opened a new distribution centre, office and training facility in Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex. The 500,000 square foot centre will carry the majority of the company’s 8,000 SKUs available in North America. The facility’s warehouse management system will be used to optimize all warehouse and distribution processes, making the picking and packing procedures considerably […]

Church partnership to help create up to 5,000 affordable homes

Investments made by the Government of Canada and a partnership with the Toronto, Ont.-based United Church of Canada, means that up to 5,000 new affordable housing units will be built around the country over the next 15 years. The federal government Affordable Housing Innovation Fund is providing the United Church of Canada’s newly formed United […]

Twisted yarn textured carpet series

Soft Intrigue II carpet from Mohawk comes in 12-foot rolls and is available in 10 colours. Pile height is 0.79 in. and the twisted yarn texture is said to create a casual feel. Colours are called Destiny, Gray Dew, Arctic Ivory, New Light, Canvas, Slate Tile, Brown Sugar, Sand Sweep, Stellar and Seastone. Rated CRI […]