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.
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
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.
On May 22nd, Vicwest will be relocating its head office to Burlington. Here is a letter for our business partners with the details (English, French). Are you interested in paperless payments and billing? Get in touch with us using the contact information below. We look forward to serving you from our new location!
We have some exciting news: as part of Earth Month, we want to share with you the Vicwest commitment we have made to eliminate our gas-related emissions footprint by 2020 with our partner, Bullfrog Power.
If you live in the Ottawa area, then you'll want to head out to the Cottage Life & Backyard Show this weekend at the EY Centre, (April 13-15). It's a fabulous celebration of outdoor living, and we'll be there. Meet exhibitors showing boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and more.
We're counting the days to the Spring Cottage Life Show, at the International Centre, Mississauga. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Spring Cottage Life Show, and we're pleased to be part of this well loved, and well attended annual event. Congratulations to the organizers for bringing together so many cottage enthusiasts, presenters, and learning opportunities, all under one roof!
Vicwest representatives will be at the show, in the Vicwest Building Products booth #2245, located in Hall 5. If you are selecting a new roof for your existing property, or planning a new cottage build in 2018, this is a great time to meet with us and find out about our metal roofing systems.
“As consumers become more educated about the need for sustainable living, many homeowners and homebuyers are prioritizing eco-friendly living in their home purchases and other home renovations. To meet public outcry for conservation, recyclability, and sustainability, those in the home improvement and construction industries are seeking solid alternatives that will adhere to even the most rigorous standards of eco-friendliness and sustainable living.” Paul Kazlov, ‘Top Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing’
Many homeowners are interested in reducing their ecological footprint by making choices around the home that have less impact on the environment. Reducing energy consumption, conserving water, using natural products, are some of the areas of interest.
A renovation, such as installing a new roof, is a chance to re-evaluate building materials to achieve ecological benefits.
Many homeowners plan ahead for remodeling projects so that they can put aside funds from their monthly budgets. When it comes down to deciding where to spend those home maintenance / improvement dollars, the question is often what needs to be done first to protect the home, and offer comfort and enjoyment.
New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and it's almost inevitable that we spend a bit of time looking back and saying good-bye to the year ending. We hope that you had a fabulous 2017!