Wednesday, February 21, 2018

News

Book Review: The New Carbon Architecture

This book makes the convincing case that we have to change the way we build, that it is no longer enough just to save energy. French mathematician and theologian Blaise Pascal once wrote “Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai...

Read More

How to Choose an Air Compressor, According to Science – 8 Factors to Consider

Buying an air compressor, for the first time, can be challenging in many ways. There’s lots that goes behind this power tool which offers faster and more efficient performance. But before we get to know about the details of an air compressor,...

Read More

Ottawa will have a 15-member planning advisory committee with more residents, developers

The City of Ottawa will have a 15-member planning advisory committee, significantly expanding the membership from a previous proposal that overwhelmingly favoured city hall’s inner circle. Politicians will be joined by development experts and...

Read More

How high-rise demolitions go down in Singapore

When a high-rise building in Singapore needs to be demolished, contractors don’t come in with a wrecking ball. “Last time, they used a concrete ball,” Ginlee Construction managing director Tommy Lim told Channel NewsAsia. “But of course,...

Read More

City of Surrey issues building permit to school kids asking to build gingerbread houses

A group of schoolkids asked the City of Surrey for permission to build gingerbread houses — and were surprised when officials responded by granting them a building permit. A Grade 1 class at Bayridge Elementary was planning to a build a...

Read More

Faulty chimney installations spark warning for Yukon homeowners

Yukon homeowners are being advised of potential fire danger from an installation technique that goes against the manufacturer’s instruction for EXCEL chimneys for woodstoves. The risk is a result of the improper installation method, not the...

Read More

CertainTeed Gypsum Canada honours five builders & contractors leading Fort McMurray’s building boom

Insurance nightmares, unexpected delays and fears of inflated building prices have dominated headlines during the Fort McMurray wildfire rebuild. One company has been trying to focus on the positives by honouring companies that have helped with...

Read More

A look at future floating cities and how they could restore the environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government earlier this year. Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to...

Read More

Is bamboo the ideal building material?

"Bamboo is too close to an ideal structural material." This statement by Neil Thomas during his talk at Bamboo U, which took place in November 2017 in Bali, really caught my attention. Neil is the director of atelier one, a London office of...

Read More

How tech tackled the construction industry’s inefficiency in 2017

The year 2017 may be remembered for many things in technology, such as Amazon’s big push into offline retail, milestone moments in autonomous vehicles, or major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). But for every jaw-dropping...

Read More

Why we should build our homes the way we build cars

It's almost 2018 and we are still building our homes like it's 1918. It's time to fix this. It's hard, finding a good contractor. The Washington Post describes a certain Daniel W. Jamison, who ran out on a $41,000 renovation and was sued by the...

Read More

Kamloops contractor scam still being felt months later by victims

Shelaigh Garson lost thousands after being conned by a local contractor earlier this year, and she and her husband have had to go to extreme lengths just to keep their heads above water after this. "We've managed but really we're barely hanging...

Read More
Page 19 of 84« First...10...1718192021...304050...Last »