Monthly Archives: December 2015

LEED, Dec. 20, 2015

One of those ideas¬†that we visit and re-visit regularly in our program of study is that of energy efficiency. We try to make a distinction between building to minimum code values and trying to achieve efficiencies and savings in construction, … Continue reading

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“Standard” residential Formwork, Dec.19, 2015

It’s always nice when a former student comes back to the centre to visit and let us know what is going on in their lives, especially on the professional level. It is even nicer when they accept an invitation to … Continue reading

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Let’s Mix it Up, Dec. 11, 2015

Often the best laid plans get a little “mixed up”…. This week I started with a “new” group teaching the module “Footings and Walls” which, in brief, is a module that concentrates on the wooden formwork necessary to make concrete¬†structures. … Continue reading

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Editorial remarks, Dec. 7, 2015

I know I am probably not supposed to use this blog as a forum to make critiques of society, but I can’t help myself today. I have been reflecting on the latest gun massacre in the U.S. last week….. I … Continue reading

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Famous Carpenters of yore…Nov. 30, 2015

Someone was thinking of me this past week and sent me a link to an article in LaPresse (many thanks to Jean Bouchard).The article is about Mats Naslund, a former Montreal Canadiens player who was extremely popular in his time … Continue reading

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