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  1. MissingMiddle

    Censorship discussion.

    Totally agree. It's not a "viewpoint," and it has nothing to do with agreement/disagreement. There is a defined legislative difference between freedom of speech in USA and freedom of expression in Canada. Unlike the USA, in Canada, you do not just get to say whatever you like. Someone else's...
  2. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Arts Commons | 18m | 4s | City of Calgary | KPMB

    The interior functional spaces look nice enough, but it's really not my cup of tea. It might be the perspective, but the proportioning of the massing seems kind of awkward. I can't make sense of the reasoning for the curves or angles. I find the cladding rather simple, but not in an elegant...
  3. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | The Forge | 16.5m | 6s | Kanas | Gibbs Gage

    I would love to see this type of built form in East Victoria Park / East Village / River's District. Way better than letting parking lots sit for decades hoping for towers that won't get built.
  4. MissingMiddle

    Calgary Field House | ?m | ?s City of Calgary |

    "Indoor Track & Field" and "Outdoor Track & Field" are two different sets of events, although serious athletes often compete in both, specifically because of the lack of facilities. There is only one other indoor 400m track in Alberta, at UofA. There is also no real facility to practice 110m...
  5. MissingMiddle

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    What do you define as properly managed?
  6. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    Bingo. Here's my rant about why the Elm tree matters, and why we should tear it down anyway. Entire neighborhoods don't magically turn into "rough areas" or "slum towns" naturally over time. I also can't deny that Vic Park decayed into a very rough area. But asking ourselves why reveals that...
  7. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    ... and what actions caused it to get to that point?
  8. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Flyover Block | 20m | 6s | RNDSQR | FAAS Architecture

    There might yet be a covering or panel on the "mesh," it looks like there are anchor points on it for another material.
  9. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | EV606 | 22m | 6s | Alston Properties | ATLRG

    Subflooring, you probably wouldn't want to lay hardwood/tile directly on the CLT panels - the ceiling would remain exposed. In non-residential applications I'd recommend a concrete topping, similar to steel decking. It would increase weight and embodied carbon, but likely give better...
  10. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | EV606 | 22m | 6s | Alston Properties | ATLRG

    They used steel framing for the ground floor: And then this:
  11. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Glenbow Museum | 43m | 9s | DIALOG

    It's public/donor funded, that usually doesn't happen because the funds are allocated at the beginning. Private investment is more so where you see VE'ing, gotta maximize those margins.
  12. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | EV606 | 22m | 6s | Alston Properties | ATLRG

    Not a dumb question. It can matter, but brief exposure isn't a big deal - you just have to let it dry. Most of the work in engineering a wall assembly is not about preventing anything getting wet, but making sure things are allowed to dry properly. It's why we calculate our dew points, use...
  13. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Flyover Block | 20m | 6s | RNDSQR | FAAS Architecture

    They must have heard us grumbling
  14. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Riverpark | 18m | 6s | M2SC | Casola Koppe

    I hate to be that person, but shear and torsion are very different. But you're right, plywood is better in shear than OSB.
  15. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | The Forge | 16.5m | 6s | Kanas | Gibbs Gage

    I generally agree, but not having separated bike is a colossal miss. Otherwise it'd be fantastic.
  16. MissingMiddle

    Canada Immigration discussion

    I'll throw my 2 cents in, but I'll keep it concise. Canada & the USA have systematically gutted the middle and lower class for the last 40+ years, our birth rate is declining because people cannot afford to have kids - leading to an aging population, and a future social bill we blatently cannot...
  17. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Lincoln | 126m | 37s | Truman

    From the Brochure, amenities include (not limited to): Indoor Pool Outdoor Patio & Lounge Private Bowling Alley Fitness Centre Private Theatre Golf Simulator Karaoke Lounge Gourmet Kitchen Podcast Studio
  18. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | Glenmore Landing | 115m | 35s | RioCan | NORR

    Based on how those cars look, I would bet that it's an AI-generated image.
  19. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | EV606 | 22m | 6s | Alston Properties | ATLRG

    CLT Floor Panels have about a 2-hour rating, so long as they meet certain requirements (such as rules for the openings for conduit). In almost all cases, this will well exceed the fire rating of a sprinklered building of that size anyway. In general, mass timber performs significantly better...
  20. MissingMiddle

    Calgary | EV606 | 22m | 6s | Alston Properties | ATLRG

    Openings can be prefabbed along with the panels for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire suppression. Good structural engineers should have no problem accommodating that. More info: www.woodworks.org/resources/holes-and-penetrations-in-mass-timber-floor-and-roof-panels/

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