Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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How Artificial Intelligence can reduce construction industry related injuries

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at the University of Waterloo new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers. Studies using motion sensors and AI software have...

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Nova Scotia landlords want to decide their units’ pot rules

A Nova Scotia organization that represents owners of about 52,000 apartments wants the provincial government to let property owners decide if pot can be smoked and grown in units. “There is a growing population among renters and potential...

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Preferred contractor selected for second major component of Site C construction

B.C. Hydro has selected a preferred contractor for the Site C generating station and spillways, work that is expected to cost well over $1 billion. The contract with Aecon-Flatiron-Dragados-EBC Partnership still has to be finalized, with the...

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BSD announces alliance with Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) to deliver Canadian National Master Specification (NMS)

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2018 /CNW/ -- Building Systems Design (BSD), a leading provider of specification content and software for the architecture, engineering, construction and owner sectors, announced today an exclusive North American alliance...

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ANSI Appoints IAPMO’s Chaney as New Chairman

Ontario, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2018) — IAPMO is delighted to announce that CEO GP Russ Chaney has been elected to serve as chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors. His oneyear term began Monday, Jan. 1. ANSI...

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Extell Development Company closes financing package to build the tallest residential building in the world

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2018 /CNW/ -- Nationally acclaimed real estate development firm Extell Development Company announced today that the company closed on its largest construction loan to date for Central Park Tower on December 29, 2017....

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“Vertical Cities” exhibit at Yale School of Architecture focuses on the world’s tallest buildings

Some might assume that an exhibit at Yale School of Architecture would appeal only to architecture and structural-engineering buffs. But the current exhibit will fascinate anyone who wonders what cities might look like in the future. “Vertical...

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How AVs will reshape commercial real estate

The dawn of autonomous vehicles is going to bring disruption with a capital "D" to industries around the world. And these industries only begin with the obvious verticals such as car-making, mass transport and trucking logistics. Transwestern...

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A look at some of the best architectural design concepts of 2017

The way we shape our homes and the places we live in play a big role in defining our view of the world. As smart devices and technologies inch their way into the structures we inhabit, the future of architecture is slowly revealed. But, while some...

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What traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability

Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques, societies have ensured that buildings provide...

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Construction Links Media Network: Weekly Round Up December 30, 2017

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to read the top news items for the week on the Construction Links Media network. Did you know that Construction Links Media has over 18,500+ followers spanning over 40+ social media...

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Fire Safety Planning for the New Year

As the new year gets underway, it is an absolute must to ensure that the contents of the fire safety plan (FSP) are up to date. Each FSP is required by code to be reviewed at intervals of no greater than twelve months. This undoubtedly may seem like...

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