Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge Project Named Best of the Best

Toronto, ON (February 16, 2018) – The Toronto Construction Association (TCA) has honoured Cadillac Fairview’s (CF) landmark CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge project with its Best of the Best Project Achievement Award (medium size) for 2017. PCL...

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Industry study determines broadband sound top reversing safety solution

A new study on industrial accident prevention has shown that broadband sound reversing alarms are nearly twice as effective than their tonal equivalents; making broadband sound the most effective audible reversing safety solution. The study,...

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Construction on new high school in New Westminster to begin in March

Construction on the New Westminster Secondary School replacement project could begin as soon as the end of March, according to school district officials. With construction on the new high school expected to be complete by May 2020 and an opening...

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Ontario government investing in projects to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities

Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with equipment...

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A look at some winners from a recent tiny house design competition

As blogged on NewAtlas.com, Ryterna modul is a Lithuania-based company that produces mobile constructions, containers and modular buildings. For a few years now the company has also run an architectural competition centered around different design...

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AECOM and SNC-Lavalin Inc. preferred consortium for the design of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM)

MONTREAL (Feb. 13, 2018) — AECOM (NYSE:ACM), a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, is pleased to announce that the NouvLR General Partnership, of which AECOM is a partner of the design team, has been selected by CDPQ Infra Inc....

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The Canadian Farm Builders Association announces award winners at national conference

The Canadian Farm Builders Association - Annual Conference was held in Stratford ON, on January 26th, 2018. A highlight of the event is the Awards program that recognizes leaders in the farm building sector of the Canadian construction industry in...

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New report looks at how green design investment can save cities money

It’s no secret that green design features like living roofs, reflective pavements and urban tree cover are good for public health. But they’re also good for cities’ bottom lines — especially as climate change exacerbates the urban heat...

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Canadian home sales drop sharply in January

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell sharply in January 2018. Highlights: National home sales declined by 14.5% from December 2017 to...

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Ottawa vows to pass LRT delay costs onto contractor

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson vowed Wednesday to make it his top priority to protect taxpayers from the growing cost of the LRT delay, threatening to withhold payments and, if necessary, go to court to recoup the city's losses. Last week the city gave...

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Fort St. John councillors put in a competitive bidding process for the new RCMP detachment design

Fort St. John city councillors voted against sole sourcing a contract to design a new RCMP detachment at Tuesday's meeting, opting instead to put it to a competitive bid while pressing the federal government for funding support. CIty staff had...

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New Norwegian hotel project to meet the world’s toughest energy standard

As blogged on TreeHugger.com, the Norwegian Powerhouse energy standard is, far and away, the toughest in the world. In fact, I once described it as "crazy talk". The building is not only Net Zero Energy, balancing energy production and energy...

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