Saturday, May 26, 2018

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BOMA Québec launches a new friendly competition in energy performance for commercial buildings in Québec

Montréal, May 23, 2018 — BOMA Québec is proud to announce the launch of the Building Energy Challenge (BEC). This friendly competition is aimed at reducing the energy consumption and GHG emissions of Québec’s commercial, institutional and...

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Mohawk College helps set new standard for green building innovation with second Zero Carbon Building – Design certification in Canada

May 23, 2018 – Hamilton, ON – Mohawk College has been awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. The Joyce Centre is the second...

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Construction begins on new 25-storey office tower near Waterfront Station in Vancouver

A new 25-storey office tower is set to rise at a small corner site at the northwest corner of the intersection of West Hastings Street and Seymour Street – just south of the Waterfront Station transit hub and across the street from Harbour...

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Registration is open for the 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo

Washington, D.C. – Registration is now open for the 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo, which will be held on October 21-31, 2018, in Richmond, Va. This important building industry event offers educational...

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ANSI accredits IAPMO to act as U.S. Technical Advisory Group Administrator for development of an International Water Efficiency Standard

Ontario, Calif. (May 22, 2018) — The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on Friday announced it has accredited the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to act as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group...

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Human Rights Tribunal complaint filed for sexual harassment at Ottawa construction site

She claims the harassment began shortly after she was hired as part of the construction site cleanup crew. The only woman on the crew, Belia Mejia says she struggled for six months, “Trying to fit in … trying to be one of the guys.” It...

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A look at the tallest buildings ever demolished

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has recently released a new research study titled "Tallest Demolished Buildings" that examines 100 of the tallest buildings ever to have been dismantled by their owners. The report confirms...

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Brampton city councillors testify that former Brampton mayor, senior staff were biased in city hall expansion deal

A pair of city councillors took the stand in the $28.5 million Inzola lawsuit against the City of Brampton, revealing they believed the tendering process for the City Hall expansion was fraught with bias from former mayor Susan Fennell and senior...

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City of Edmonton sends the Holyrood Gardens development proposal back to the drawing board

A controversial housing developing is not getting the support it needs to move ahead. Most recently, Regency Developments was shut down by a city committee after being sent back to the drawing board once before. Last November, city council...

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IAPMO advances development of 2021 uniform codes during technical committee meetings

Ontario, Calif. (May 21, 2018) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) last week completed Technical Committee Meetings toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC ® ) and...

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SNC-Lavalin announces agreement to settle class actions brought in 2012

MONTREAL, May 22, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) announces that it has, subject to required court approvals, reached a settlement agreement in relation to class actions in Quebec and Ontario filed in 2012 on behalf of...

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Construction of Canada’s only commercial spaceport delayed until later this year

The start date for the construction of Canada’s only commercial spaceport has been pushed back, a developer said following meetings at the proposed rocket launch site near a small fishing community on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. Stephen...

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