Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Blog – Best apps in 2018 for architects and construction

When asked for the most valuable things in life, many highly successful people all rank the same thing at number one: time. Unlike material things, you can’t lose time and get it back again. You can’t spend time and go earn more of...

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Ford axes Onatrio’s GreenON progam

Incoming premier Doug Ford is scrapping the GreenON program, which provided incentives like free smart thermostats to those looking to make their homes more energy efficient. Ford, who is set to be sworn in on June 29, has already announced plans...

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Canadian makers of cedar shakes and shingles scale back production over U.S. tariffs

Canadian makers of cedar shakes and shingles say they have been forced to scale back production or even temporarily shutter mills because of new U.S. tariffs on the wood-roofing materials. U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently...

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Maple Reinders breaks ground on new distribution centre for Gordon Food Service

Maple Reinders had the pleasure of attending a groundbreaking service on June 18, 2018, hosted by Gordon Food Service®, for a new distribution centre being built in the Town of Ajax, Ontario. The event was also attended by local officials...

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Oshawa construction worker trapped in trench under backhoe successfully rescued

A worker pinned by heavy machinery in an Oshawa trench Tuesday morning was successfully rescued and is on his way to hospital. The man was pinned under the bucket of a backhoe while working on a water main on Verdun Avenue just north of Eulalie...

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Bullfrog Power congratulates East Coast Credit Union on national sustainability award

Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, congratulates East Coast Credit Union on being awarded the Canadian Credit Union Association's Social Responsibility Award for its commitment to building stronger communities through...

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Ford Motor Co. to transform long abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit to hi-tech transportation campus

If you've ever been to Detroit, you've probably seen Michigan Central Station. And you've probably wondered why someone didn't just tear it down. Visible from miles around, the 18-story building has been abandoned for decades and is, literally, a...

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Fifth anniversary of the June 2013 Alberta floods

Beginning on June 19, 2013 southern Alberta experienced extensive loss and damage from riverine flooding. More than 250 mm of rain fell over a 36 hour period in the foothills west and southwest of Calgaryand began rapidly flowing east...

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Developer and local community group reach compromise over new Kent Street apartment project in Ottawa

The Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA) has reached a compromise with a developer over the distance between the sidewalk and a proposed apartment building on Kent Street. If approved, the four-storey building by...

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B.C. to finance new construction for Indigenous housing over 10 years

The B.C. government is pledging $550 million over 10 years to finance new housing construction of housing for Indigenous people on and off reserve. Premier John Horgan announced the new fund Monday in Prince George, joined by Chief Terry...

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Preparing for building emergencies

Although building codes contain sizing requirements for exit ways and corridors to ensure that the maximum number of occupants may escape quickly in the event of a fire emergency, additional steps are to be taken towards minimizing the risk to...

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High temperatures put B.C. workers at risk of heat stress

Richmond, B.C. (June 18, 2018) – With high temperatures forecast across the province this week, WorkSafeBC is alerting employers and outdoor workers of the risk of developing symptoms of heat stress this summer. Left untreated, heat stress can...

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