Sunday, February 25, 2018

News

Distinguished Code Council committee spots available for motivated professionals looking to improve landscape irrigation, storm shelter and highwind construction standards

Applications are due by Wednesday, January 31 Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council is looking for volunteers to serve on several esteemed Standards Consensus Committees that will determine the future of landscape irrigation, storm...

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A look at the science of sustainable pavements

WHEN IT COMES to beating back climate change, the big ideas get the most buzz. But among talk of banning gas-burning cars, making tech companies run server farms on renewable energy, and geo-engineering the planet into a state of salvation,...

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Canada’s Ivanhoé Cambridge severs ties with Residential Land Group after UK scandal

The property company run by a former co-chair of the Presidents Club has lost a major financial backer in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal at an all-male charity dinner. Ivanhoé Cambridge, a Canadian investment group, said it had...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up January 27, 2018

Greetings, Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the last week. If you have a news items to share with Canada's construction, building and design community, make sure to submit directly to me before...

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Canadian Construction Association mobilizes members to oppose government-owned enterprises

OTTAWA, January 26, 2018 – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) announced yesterday in an email to its board members, partner associations and corporate members that it has advised the government of Canada of its opposition to...

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Building Information Modeling – a powerful tool for architects, engineers and construction industry professionals

BIM, or Building Information Modeling, has been making headlines across the industry for some time now. You may have heard about it during seminars and conferences, read about it in industry publications, magazines. Building Information...

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A look at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre redevelopment project in Langley

Some exciting developments are taking place at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre, in Langley, B.C., where the mall is planning to expand by about 190,000 square feet of open-air space. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2020. Part of the...

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Ottawa landlord in court case against U.S. Embassy worker who skipped rent and claimed diplomatic immunity

Ottawa landlord Rolf Baumann thought an American embassy worker would be the ideal tenant for his luxury townhouse. After all, she was closely vetted by the U.S. government and was able to provide proof of a well-paying job and a good housing...

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Carillion Canada files for creditor protection after parent company goes bust in UK

Carillion Canada has been granted protection from creditors by the Ontario Superior Court under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The Canadian branch of insolvent British construction giant and state contractor Carillion PLC said on its...

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ecobee donates over 700 thermostats to Toronto Community Housing to improve sustainability and resident comfort

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, ecobee Inc. proudly announced that it has donated 776 ecobee3 smart thermostats to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). The installation of ecobee smart thermostats will help improve the...

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Sub-contractor sues City of Charlottetown over work at waste treatment plant

A waste management company is suing the City of Charlottetown and a local contractor, in connection with the refurbishment of the city's waste-water treatment plant last summer. The company alleges it ran into extra costs because sludge at the...

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BearCom acquires Mobile Business Communications, a specialist in providing wide-area digital radio dispatch solutions

BearCom Group, Inc. (“BearCom”), the nation’s largest and pre-eminent provider of wireless communications equipment and solutions for two-way radios and other voice and data technologies, today announced the acquisition of Mobile Business...

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