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Masonry leading construction in remote Saskatchewan regions

From NCMA eNews
August 20, 2020

At the end of June, Saskatchewan architect Heney Klypak of Wallace Klypak Architects Ltd. was called to a remote First Nations reserve to examine fire damage in a school’s change room caused by an electrical short in a vanity light. The damage was melted plastic, scorching to the laminate and wood and a lot of smoke damage, he said. “It was really minor,” said Klypak, who specializes in designing masonry buildings, with 90 percent of his work on First Nations territories. “But, had the building not been masonry, the damage would have been much worse.” “Masonry has been the material of choice for virtually all design firms when building in northern or remote locations,” said Ryan Leech, Saskatchewan Masonry Institute president. “When we look for strength and permanency and resilience in these buildings, we are going to get it with masonry,” he said. Read more

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