2019 Canadian Green Building Award Winner Features Vicwest Corrugated Profile

June 28, 2019 | Topics: Commercial

Photo:  Ed White Photographics

The winners of the 2019 Canadian Green Building Awards were recently announced by Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine (SABMag). Congratulations to all winners for the achievement! The award for Institutional Large, went to Diamond Schmitt Architects for the Okanagan College Trades Renewal and Expansion project, featuring 7/8" corrugated steel cladding by Vicwest.

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Selecting a Metal Roof for a Cottage Property - Granite Ridge

April 30, 2019 | Topics: Residential

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Spring Cottage Life Show - Ticket Promo Offer

March 15, 2019 | Topics: News & Events

We're glad to say that spring is fast approaching, and so it the Spring Cottage Life Show at the International Centre, Mississauga. In its 26th year, the Spring Cottage Life Show is a well loved, and popular annual event - bringing together cottage enthusiasts, presenters, innovative products, and industry specialists all under one roof!

Vicwest representatives are excited to be exhibiting at the show, showing samples and answering homeowner questions in the Vicwest Building Products booth #131, located in Hall 1 Aisle 100. If you are selecting a new roof for your existing property, or planning a new cottage build this year, it's a great time to meet with us and find out about metal roofing and siding options.

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4 Reasons to Attend a Spring Home Show

February 04, 2019 | Topics: Residential, | Topics: News & Events

Let's face it. By the time the snow starts to recede in March (hopefully!) we are already thinking about home improvements and priorities for home budgets. Major renovations such as replacing exterior siding or roofing require some background research and planning. Siding and roofing can greatly enhance your home's exterior design and curb-appeal. What colours and style will help you achieve the look you are after? It's a big decision, along with what materials are used.

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2019 Building Trend - Metal Roofing & Siding Continues to Grow

January 04, 2019 | Topics: Residential, | Topics: Agricultural, | Topics: Commercial

The start of a new year is traditionally the time to look ahead into the construction season and identify trends and preferences. Building material trends are built over-time and one trend that has been growing for years is the popularity of steel / metal building systems.

Principia Consulting produced an industry report, Metal Roofing 2018, analyzing standing seam, corrugated/ribbed panels, and specialty panel metal products. "Among the metal roofing contractors surveyed, 75% expect the market to grow over the next three years and suppliers echo similar growth expectations." source Going forward into 2019, metal roofing /cladding continues to be the high performance building material of choice to many consumers and commercial developers. And here is why.

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Insulated Metal Wall Panels Offer Performance & Style

November 30, 2018

Canada is a country with climate extremes, from dry heat, to high humidity, to sub zero temperatures. Climate puts the building envelope to the test, and engineers and architects are always looking for new materials that provide energy efficiency, comfort, design versatility. Insulated metal panels provide exceptional energy performance, cost savings, along with contemporary style for design features. They are available in a broad range of profiles, finishes, colours, and fastening systems. The superior thermal insulation capability of insulated metal panels is created through the manufacturing process, where factory injected insulation is integrated with dual metal facing panels. 

Vicwest offers architects and building designers the latest options in insulated panels, with our range of profiles and finishes. Let's look at a few choices.

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BELLARA™ STEEL SIDING - Building For Tomorrow

October 28, 2018 | Topics: Residential

For most homeowners, the family home is the most valuable and important asset. Homeowners today, are looking to make renovations that not only increase the curb appeal of their property, but add lasting value. High performance exterior building products like metal roofing and siding are the perfect upgrade - delivering the latest design flare along with unbeatable weather durability and longevity. 

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Vicwest is a Silver Sponsor at the 2018 Canadian Steel Conference

September 16, 2018 | Topics: News & Events, | Topics: Commercial

The CISC Canadian Steel Conference is the Canadian steel industry’s annual business development and executive networking event and the largest gathering of senior level leaders and decision makers in the industry. Vicwest Building Products is proud to contribute as a Silver Sponsor and as a trade show exhibitor.

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Project File - The Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, Edmonton

July 29, 2018 | Topics: Commercial

The Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (CCRC) in Edmonton Alberta is now 5+ years old, but the angular design looks as ultra modern as if it were completed this year instead of 2012.

The CCRC building was a joint project between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club includes space for stadium activities, football operations along with a community and fitness centre. The construction project was divided in 3 masses, gymnasium, aquatics, and field house, which define the buildings structure.

“We let the formal aspect - the shape - be the key feature. The steel cladding lent itself to this because it is a uniform, continuous materiality that allows the formal qualities to be really clear”, Ted Watson, Principal, MUMA

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2018 Home Roofing Trend - High Performance Metal

June 20, 2018 | Topics: Residential

Architects and custom home builders have a history of recommending high performance metal roofing for the aesthetic appeal, and because of the array of superior durability characteristics. But, more and more homeowners, with homes of all sizes set in both rural and urban neighbourhoods, are selecting metal roofing to replace worn-out asphalt shingled roofs.

In 2018, consumers are aware of their environmental footprint, the need to select eco-friendly building materials, and the overall costs of home improvements, long-term. In addition, just as consumers seek out luxury upgraded fixtures for inside their homes, they are also choosing quality metal roofing when it comes to renovating their home's exterior or remodelling their roof.

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