Monday, December 11, 2017

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$16.8M fix for structural problems at Calgary City Hall offices

Structural problems at Calgary’s municipal government offices have been a major headache for hundreds of employees who were relocated due to safety concerns, and now taxpayers are on the hook for a $16.8-million fix. Last year, an engineering...

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McGill outlines plan to reach Carbon neutrality by 2040

On Dec. 1, McGill University launched its Climate and Sustainability Action Plan. As the product of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy’s consultations with over 500 McGill community members, the Action Plan outlines two long-term goals...

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A look at eight startups building robotic construction workers

The construction industry sits at an interesting crossroads in 2017. One of the highest-grossing in the world – $10 trillion in 2016 – it is also one of the last industries to innovate technologically and one most desperately in need of doing...

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Landlord of hastily evacuated Calgary apartment block calls collapse warning ‘absolute lie’

The landlord of a Kensington apartment block says it's an "absolute lie" that the building was in danger of imminent collapse and needed to be rapidly evacuated. The 125 residents of Kensington Manor, at 321 10th St. N.W., have yet to get their...

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NEB Releases Pre-Construction Audit Report for Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project

CALGARY, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) has released the results of a pre-construction audit of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. showing the company has a plan in place to manage safety and environmental protection during...

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Ontario passes legislation to modernize construction laws

December 5, 2017 1:15 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Today, Ontario passed legislation to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the construction sector. The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 includes new prompt payment...

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How to Evaluate Return-to-work Obstacles and Self Efficacy Scale?

Prolonged absences from work, especially those related to common mental disorders and musculoskeletal disorders, impose considerable economic and human costs. Because of this, better understanding of the factors that hinder the return to work of...

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Technology: A look at a solar window that generates energy

We already know that solar cells can be embedded in just about anything from wallpaper to stained glass, but a new solar window prototype from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is making headlines for its ability to responsively...

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PET scanner construction moves to next phase in Sudbury

The Ontario Ministry of Health has approved plans for the next stage of building the PET scanner at Health Sciences North, a source told Sudbury.com Friday. A letter sent to HSN says the ministry has reviewed the hospital’s Stage 3 plans for...

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Construction Workers and Addiction: More workers with substance use disorders than any other profession

From 2008 to 2012, the construction industry had the second highest rate of heavy alcohol use among full-time workers, and it had the substance use disorder. It had the fifth highest rate of illicit drug use, according to a 2015 analysis of a...

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Expansion Cityline Wins Best of Canada Award

Teknion Corporation today announced that its new Expansion Cityline furniture system won a Best of Canada product award in the annual Best of Canada design competition sponsored by Canadian Interiors magazine. “The 2017 Best of Canada judges...

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Architecture student develops easy-to-build shelters for wildfire evacuees

An architecture student is developing shelters for families displaced by Canadian wildfires. Victoria McCartney came up with the concept for Tinderbox Wildfire Shelter Kits, which are easy-to-build shelters that communities in crisis can use as...

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