Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Opinion – B.C. needs Ministry of the Built Environment to manage construction issues

by Chris Atchison is president of the British Columbia Construction Association published in the Vancouver Sun It’s hard to think the construction sector is in trouble this summer, when everywhere across the province you see tall cranes, seas...

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Construction of Ponoka’s new civic building progressing on schedule

  July 16, 2018 – Ponoka, Alberta – Construction of the new civic building on the old hospital site at the north end of 50 Street in Ponoka is progressing on schedule. The building contractor, Eagle Builders, is currently working to...

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Ontario Home Builders’ Association welcomes the industry to the 2018 annual conference

  TORONTO, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Home Builders' Association returns to Canada's capital for the OHBA 2018 Conference, September 23-25, 2018. Hosted by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association, delegates from across...

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5 tips for choosing a roofing contractor

  There are hundreds of roofing companies in Ottawa and throughout North America. Should you need a roofing contractor to repair or build a roof for your home, you might think you’ve struck gold. However, not every roofing contractor is...

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A look at condo pot smoking bans ahead of legalization

  Gerald Major goes out on the back balcony of his condo several times a day, leaning against the wall and smoking or vaping medicinal cannabis to ease the pain and other symptoms of severe arthritis. But the looming legalization of...

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A massive home-building boom coming to the London, Ontario area

  A 10-storey residential tower and a cluster of townhouses may soon overlook the Sunningdale Golf and Country Club in London’s north end, just the beginning of a massive home-building boom north of Masonville. Corlon Properties has put...

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Aecon awarded pipeline construction contract by Enbridge for Line 3 Replacement Phase 2 project in Manitoba

  TORONTO, July 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that SA Energy Group, a 50/50 joint venture between Aecon and Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd., has been awarded a $282 million contract by Enbridge...

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Calls for prompt-payment legislation for contractors in British Columbia

  When was the last time you bought groceries and told Save-On Foods that they would have to wait a couple of months before you would pay them? It would never fly. Trade contractors in British Columbia — those who build the structures in...

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Can we solve the world’s energy crisis with wooden buildings?

  Urbanization and the rapid growth in population are driving the global energy demand higher. Keeping up with the demand for energy remains as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Buildings are constantly being erected to...

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Canada and the United States celebrate the Michigan advance construction groundbreaking for the Gordie Howe International Bridge

  DETROIT, July 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The Windsor-Detroit trade corridor is the busiest commercial land border crossing and an important trade and transportation route between Canada and the United States. As a safe and essential...

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Lawyers need to be aware of overhaul of construction laws in Ontario

  An overhaul of construction laws has the potential to reduce the number of payment disputes and speed up the dispute resolution process, lawyers say. During the multi-stage transition process, it will be vital that lawyers keep track of...

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B.C. government announces new policy for union labour to build billions in projects

  Billions of dollars of provincial government projects, starting with Metro Vancouver’s Pattullo Bridge, will be built using union-only labour, under new rules announced by Premier John Horgan. The new “community benefits...

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