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Living Large Focus of Design Seminar

Big buildings will be the theme of Living Large, a two-day seminar looking at sustainable design of big buildings.

Living Large takes place March 6 (6:30 to 9 p. m.) and March 7 (10 a. m. to 6 p. m.) at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

Designers and engineers of some of the most innovative buildings in North America and Europe will present detailed case studies.

The discussion will examine applications for how these approaches can be applied at major scales. The event is free to the public and all are welcome.

For more information, call 888-4567.



February 18, 2009 at 9:11 pm Leave a comment

Conestoga College receives $21 million Investment

Another story that I’ve been late to talk about was the announcement of Conestoga College’s new campus which will be located directly across Highway 401 from the Doon (Kitchener) campus.


Approximate Location of Conestoga's new campus

Approximate Location of Conestoga's new campus

Dalton McGuinty, Premiere of Ontario, was on hand to announce a provincial investment of $21 million on August 19, 2008, towards developing the new campus which will focus on programs such as such as robotics, automation, telecommunications, information technology, engineering technology, renewable energy and skilled trades.


The site will be about 130 hectares (321 acres) in size and construction will start in spring of 2010 on 54 hectares (133 acres) the college is buying from the City of Cambridge. The city bought the former industrial site five years ago and will sell it to Conestoga for $5 million; about half its market value. Eventually there will be approximately 1 million square feet of facilities on the site which will be needed to serve a growing student population expected to reach 2,000 full-time skilled trades students and 1,000 apprentices, boosting the total Conestoga enrolment beyond 14,000.


Source: The Record

September 23, 2008 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

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