Tag Archives: Architects

Creating artistic finishes with BRODA ® low-VOC natural oil wood coatings

Most contractors appreciate the smooth, consistent finish of our BRODA ® coatings, but for some, a weathered country-style finish or distressed surface is a true thing of beauty. We have been asked to create artistic finishes on many occasions, by … Continue reading

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We’re pleased to help bring colour to another Project in Place Community Playground.

Vancouver-based landscape architects Sharp & Diamond are doing it again with their Projects in Place Society. This non-profit group brings construction professionals together with the general public to design and implement projects that benefit their community. The CBR Projects / … Continue reading

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What’s under that Green Roof? Green Roofs 101

We see these roofs on ground-breaking green buildings. We may even know that they help to moderate a building’s temperature and control storm water in urban areas. But what makes them work? What different kinds of technology are used? If … Continue reading

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Landscape Architects use vibrant BRODA ® colours to put the finishing touch on a playground project with the Projects in Place Society.

Landscape architects are generally pretty busy folks. But Bryce Gauthier of Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture has made the time to co-found an organization called Projects in Place – a volunteer-run non-profit society that brings construction professionals together with the … Continue reading

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Village COOP parking lot in St-Etienne-de-Bolton Gets Broda Treatment

Here’s a quick little post about a great little project. This lovely small Village COOP parking lot in St-Etienne-de-Bolton, Québec had their notice board and fencing finished with 2 coats each of Broda Pro-Tek-Tor DR 101 Cedar and 234 Sea … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre at Royal Roads University in Victoria

The Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre, at Royal Roads University, designed by McFarland Marceau Architects and built by Kinetic Construction, is situated at a tranquil spot on the edge of Esquimalt Lagoon, with delightful views in every direction. The design … Continue reading

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BRODA ® adds finishing touches to a beautiful Quebec Chalet.

While our products are made in BC, there is a growing community of builders, architects and homeowners in La Belle Province who also appreciate our all-weather durability and low-VOC user-friendly stains and finishes. Our CBR Products Quebec distributor, Claude Joyal, … Continue reading

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Green Building Certification Systems Explained

Buildings in Canada are responsible for 30 – 40% of our greenhouse gas emissions. So making them more efficient and sustainable is critical. But the maze of certifications and ratings is enough to turn even the greenest builder a ripe … Continue reading

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Texas-sized beams are true works of art.

Our friends at Structurlam have been doing some big things. Like building 58 of these 107-foot long mammoth beams for a new building being constructed at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. This is no ordinary building. The … Continue reading

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South Bonson Community Centre

The South Bonson Community Centre is the heart of the Pitt Meadow community of Bonson.  The setting is beautifully located on the banks of the Fraser River on the site of an old saw mill. There are clusters of townhouses, … Continue reading

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