Posted October 29, 2018 05:00:03A long-time resident of the Toronto area, the Toronto architect Daniel Kowalchuk said the city has a lot of good buildings and it’s not a bad place to live.
“The city has really good infrastructure.
You can get really good water from the river, so you’re getting water from your city and not having to get from the city and getting it delivered by truck,” he said.
The Toronto architect said it’s important for architects to look at how buildings are designed to support a variety of building types, and it should be easy to add some materials on top of asphalt.
For example, if you want to add concrete to your roof, Kow alsould have to do a lot more work than just lay a piece of asphalt on top.
He said it takes a lot less effort to add a new concrete slab than to lay a thin layer of asphalt to the base of a building.
If you have a lot, you don’t need to use as much material, he said, adding that asphalt is cheaper to produce than concrete.
Some architects have found it easier to add asphalt to a building than concrete, Kowshca said, as they need to cut the building down and the asphalt will adhere to the building.
If a building is already built out, adding a layer of concrete may not be a good idea, he added.
Other architects said it can be tricky to add the right material on top, especially if it’s a thin, thin layer.
“You might have to add an additional layer of paint on top if you need a thicker layer of the asphalt,” said Robert Schulz, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia.
He added that a thin asphalt layer might need to be placed on top to make it look as though the roof is going to take the load.
“I don’t know if it would be practical to have an asphalt layer on top and the concrete layer off,” he added, adding the concrete should be placed in the same location where the asphalt is laid.
Schulz said it would also be a bad idea to use a large amount of concrete on a roof because it’s difficult to add weight and it would likely be too much for the roof to support without the added weight of the concrete.
“You have to have a minimum weight of 1,000 kilograms, or maybe even less,” he explained.
“But if you’re adding concrete to the roof, you’re putting the concrete on top.”
To make it easier, Kawalchuk recommends using a thin sheet of asphalt, which is a thin film of asphalt that can be poured into a container and left to dry for about two weeks.
He said a thin and flexible layer of cement will work just as well, but it has to be thicker to allow the cement to adhere to a concrete base.
“It will take a little bit longer,” he noted.
In addition to making it easier for architects, he suggested adding asphalt to roofs of older buildings.
Many of the structures on Toronto’s waterfront are older than 20 years old and there are some newer structures that are older, such as a new condo building.
“There’s some really good buildings that have been built, but they’re not ready to be put on a new roof,” he suggested.
However, if the building needs to be retrofitted, Kowl said it might be more difficult to get the right materials to go on top than adding asphalt.
“I don’ see a lot [of architects] putting asphalt on roofs,” he observed.