April 2022

In the Business of PeopleBoudreau Pipeline

In the Business of People

Boudreau Pipeline

Great companies are made, not born. Since it was founded 25 years ago with a workforce of one, California-based Boudreau Pipeline has grown from its base in Corona to include locations in Las Vegas and San Diego, becoming a top business by being a top workplace.

Committed to ConservationEcofitt

Committed to Conservation


Keeping costs down in a home or business is about more than labour and inventory – it’s about conservation, like energy-saving devices or keeping heat and air conditioning expenses low. There are numerous ways to make a difference in monthly bills, and Ecofitt is exploring them all.

The 25-Year LinkStrait Crossing Bridge Ltd.

The 25-Year Link

Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd.

The 12.9 km (8.9-mile) Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island to the mainland is a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that crosses the Northumberland Strait. But that doesn’t begin to describe a structure which is the longest bridge in the world over ice covered waters. It’s a true marvel of Canadian ingenuity and engineering and with...

Stylish, Strong, and SustainableLudowici

Stylish, Strong, and Sustainable


Evoking historical architecture and Mediterranean climates, terra cotta tiles are beautiful and timeless. Adorning museums, universities, and residences, they’re not usually associated with modern architecture or harsh winters – but Ludowici tiles prove those assumptions wrong.

Cutting CarbonReducing Emissions in the Heavy Civil Sector

Cutting Carbon

Reducing Emissions in the Heavy Civil Sector

Modern urban environments rest almost entirely on the shoulders of heavy civil engineering and construction and related industries, and the construction industry is under pressure to reform its impact on the environment. In North America, California is leading the way in tackling carbon emissions.

Transcending the OrdinaryKline Brothers

Transcending the Ordinary

Kline Brothers

For those living in Las Vegas, the famous city of bright lights and tons of fun, Kline Brothers recently arrived on the scene with some cool swimming pool ideas to refresh and soften its urban landscapes alongside its partner company, JTB Landscapers.

The Building Blocks of Tomorrow – A Bold New Future in Sustainable ConstructionPLAEX Building Systems Inc.

The Building Blocks of Tomorrow – A Bold New Future in Sustainable Construction

PLAEX Building Systems Inc.

For all of its positive outcomes, construction generates a large amount of waste and by-products. An estimated 2.2 billion tons of construction waste will be generated annually by 2025, according to the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA). With a growing population, aging infrastructure, and the increasing difficulty in finding qualified construction personnel, the industry is ripe for systemic changes.

CMTA Leads Louisville Airport Project to Great ResultsCMTA Consulting Engineers

CMTA Leads Louisville Airport Project to Great Results

CMTA Consulting Engineers

Multi-service engineering firm CMTA Consulting Engineers was formed in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1968 by three founders. They created an engineering company that has evolved to focus on sustainable design and to improve the built environment through both consulting engineering and performance contracting. Together, the minds behind CMTA have made great things happen over the last nearly 55 years, as the company has become the leader in high-performance building and data-driven designs.

Living With NatureImplications for Architecture

Living With Nature

Implications for Architecture

As I was researching how architects are integrating nature into the built environment, I recalled an interview I had done for my Art Talk newspaper column in 2015 with realist artist Angelica De Benedetti. She was exhibiting a collection of nature-themed oils and watercolour paintings entitled Nature’s Breath, and shared insights into how nature and even paintings of nature can induce feelings of well-being, which may have implications for architectural design and the positive effects it can have.


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