Thursday, August 16, 2018

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EllisDon reaches financial close on West Park Healthcare Centre redevelopment project

  MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - EllisDon Healthcare Infrastructure (EllisDon) has reached financial close on the new West Park Healthcare Centre. Following a fair, open, and transparent request for qualifications process,...

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Halifax Forum renovations could top $60 million

  The Halifax Forum is in need of big renovations, and those come with a big price tag — possibly to the tune of $60 million. The future of the historic location on Windsor St. is up for discussion at Halifax Regional Council on...

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Lil’wat Nation and Murphy Construction Corp. win BCEDA development award

  The Lil'wat Nation and Murphy Construction Corp. have won a BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) award for their ongoing collaboration. "We didn't find out until we attended the annual award (ceremony)," said Kerry Mehaffey, CEO of...

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RAIC launches new insurance program for architects

  OTTAWA, August 14, 2018 – The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has created a new insurance program that is designed for architects and will provide comprehensive professional liability coverage and other insurance products...

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Bridge collapse in Italy claims at least 22 lives

A  highway bridge collapsed over Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday morning, causing people, cars and huge chunks of concrete to fall hundreds of feet onto the city below. At least 22 people were found dead in the rubble, government officials told...

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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems dominates customer experience in homebuilding space with newly formed group

  TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ -- Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of home building software solutions and services, is changing the homebuyer customer experience landscape with the newly formed customer...

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Organic solar cells may offer a step forward to the development of a new generation of solar technology

Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells. Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels because the material was the most efficient at...

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Ontario construction companies fined $20,000 for violating the Migratory Birds Convention Act

  LONDON, ON, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Enforcing Canadian environmental and wildlife laws is one important way that Environment and Climate Change Canada is taking action to protect wildlife and nature. On July 27, 2018,...

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Ermineskin Cree Nation members learning carpentry trade through innovative program

  The Pre Employment Supports, Maskwacis Employment Center in partnership with Ermineskin ASETS, Income Support, and Ermineskin Housing Authority have provided a unique carpentry training program for Ermineskin members. This partnership...

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City of Oshawa fires construction company after worker died in accident this June

  Citing safety concerns, the City of Oshawa says the contractors hired to rebuild Verdun Road are in default and city staff are looking for alternate means to complete the project. Oshawa hired Orin Contractors to rebuild Verdun Avenue,...

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Skeleton construction crew guards Calgary sinkhole

  A Calgary family is having some early Halloween fun with a sizeable sinkhole that was discovered outside their northwest Calgary home last Friday. Jordan Piraux said she and her family were enjoying a quiet evening last Friday when...

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N.L. Construction Safety Association calls for voluntary stand-down

  NLCSA is encouraging all construction companies to participate in a voluntary safety stand-down on, or close to, Tuesday, August 14th to speak directly to workers about safety and specifically to stop, reassess risk and reset. What is a...

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