[From the Edmonton Sun] Owners of a newly-built commercial space in Edmonton hope their success will show others that green is possible, even in Canada's north. The Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce opened its doors Tuesday in the…
I may be new to this business of delivering a deep green building, but I was given a slice of reassurance pie relating to the current state of the project today courtesy of an unexpected comment from Vedran, the building architect.
Having all the mechanical parties heavily involved in the design from the get go means there really isn’t much need for little old me out in the trenches. Sure, I can take a trip out to site, snap some pics for our records, and scrawl up a glowing construction report, but at the end of the day I could just as easily have taken a spin through the 3-D model.
It turns out the recent drama on site surrounding my unexpected smashing of the polished floor has been quite a “hit”. This comes as no surprise as we have, to date, not reported on any major commotions on site.
Our biggest opportunity (and challenge) is in rethinking the remainder of the site - which we had previously designed as an central parkland fescue prairie landscape. We had originally focused our efforts on creating reasonably authentic plant communities (grasses, wildflowers, some shrub planting) over maximizing urban agriculture opportunities. Now we are looking at the potential for these same plants - as well as new plants - which contribute to the imperative.
Today was one of the darkest days for the project. At three o'clock this afternoon, I found myself smashing holes in the concrete floor on the fourth floor with a carpenters hammer.
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The Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects awards luncheon was held at the DoubleTree Hilton on December 3, where the Mosaic Centre project was honoured with an award in the Sustainability category.
Our latest timelapse of The Mosaic Centre build is up! The worksite is looking great and this video is a true demonstration of all the hard work that's happened over the past few months. We're getting close to completion!
Edmonton Construction Association's Breaking Ground covers the construction of the Mosaic Centre. Read the article here