Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up June 23, 2018

  Want to share your news on Construction Links Network? Check out the short video presentation?       Weekly Round Up June 23, 2018 Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction...

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De Gasperis and Kohn families donate $20 million for new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

Today, the largest single donation in Mackenzie Health Foundation's history was announced: a $20-million joint gift from the De Gasperis and Kohn families to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The gift was announced at...

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Cooper Canada factory in Toronto striving to be a ‘platinum’ green space

Dr. Elliot Strashin had his eye on purchasing the old Cooper Canada sporting goods factory at 501 Alliance Ave. in the York area of Toronto, long before he learned of his family’s connection to the land on which it was built. Strashin is the...

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Ipsos Survey – Toronto is the worst city in Canada for renovations with a contractor

According to a Reno-Assistance survey conducted by Ipsos across Canada, Toronto is the city where people encounter the most problems with renovation contractors in comparison to Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and national data. Key...

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Quebec crane operators ordered back to work

Quebec's crane operators are being ordered back to work. A labour tribunal hearing ruled Thursday evening in favour of an order sought by the province's construction commission, forcing workers to end any work stoppage or slowdown...

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New Saskatoon bridge named for Chief Mistawasis

Having the name of Chief Mistawasis applied to Saskatoon’s new commuter bridge is a big improvement from the way Indigenous people were regarded when Roseline Daniels was a child at residential school. “It’s like we’re coming together....

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City of Mississauga pilots solar panels to heat outdoor pool

The City of Mississauga recently installed solar panels as part of a pilot program to heat the Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool. This is the first City outdoor pool to be heated with solar panels with the goal of saving energy and reducing...

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Regent Hotel in Vancouver ordered to close, city may buy or expropriate building

A year after shutting down the Balmoral Hotel because the building had been so badly water-damaged that some floors were spongy and at risk of collapse, similar problems have led the city to shut down the Regent Hotel across the street,...

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Bentley Systems acquires Synchro Software to extend digital workflows for infrastructure project delivery through 4D construction modeling

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of Synchro Software, headquartered in London, leader (and the market creator) in 4D...

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Why have hurricane-proof homes been slow to be adopted despite increased risks from climate change

In a private waterfront resort on the northern tip of Key Largo, nestled between tropical forest and the Caribbean, Eric Soulavy is marketing luxury for the age of climate change: Coastal homes that are all but hurricane proof. The Florida-based...

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Charlottetown to re-present Eastern Gateway Waterfront Master Plan to public for discussion

The eastern end of Charlottetown could be getting a major makeover over the next number of decades. The City of Charlottetown has put the Eastern Gateway Waterfront Master Plan back up for discussion, a plan the Charlottetown Area Development...

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City of Edmonton approves smart traffic signals to smooth traffic flow

What makes these signals smarter than those traditionally used is their ability to change traffic lights based on what’s going on in real time and will adjust based on traffic flow, bike traffic and pedestrian movement. “We know that this...

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