Monday, December 11, 2017

News

UBC researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete

Researchers from the university of British Columbia have developed a new fiber-reinforced concrete treatment that can “dramatically the earthquake resistance of seismically vulnerable .” Called EDCC (eco-friendly ductile cementitious...

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Magic Lite 2013 Ltd announces our new selection of decorative lighting

Burlington, Ontario – October 12, 2017 -Magic Lite 2013 Ltd. is pleased to announce our new selection of decorative lighting options for a multitude of applications, providing designer quality light solutions while maintaining tremendous energy...

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EIFS Council of Canada launches annual Architectural Design Awards Program

The EIFS Council of Canada officially launched its 2017-2018 Architectural Design Awards Program to honour design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS products into innovative and creative built projects. Last year, NumberTEN...

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Edmonton auction growing bigger and better by the day–4,900+ items and counting

EDMONTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - As seasons change so do equipment fleets for many companies. Summer work is done, winter work is on its way; making October the perfect time to upgrade your gear. Every October, Ritchie Bros. holds one...

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This new energy concept from Sweden can make any building net zero

A new Swedish energy concept can turn any building into a net zero energy structure. Pioneered by Malmö-based company Innenco, the concept utilizes a building’s thermal mass to drastically reduce energy use by around 85 percent. Using...

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Construction of Hospice Peterborough facility back on track thanks to province

Hospice Peterborough is planning to build a new $8 million 10-bed palliative care facility on London Street. The design would include Langton House, a 100-year-old home on the site but a few months ago, the house was found to be structurally...

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Metrolinx to begin Confederation GO train station construction in Hamilton

Metrolinx will start building the $150 million Confederation GO train station by the end of 2017, said Metrolinx officials. Information on the Metrolinx website reveals that work on the design of the station is about halfway complete, with the...

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Victoria requests designs for new $69.4-million Crystal Pool

Victoria has issued a request for proposals for an architect to design the new Crystal Pool, even though sources of funding for the $69.4-million project remain unclear. “The best way to get funding is to actually have a project to fund,...

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OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites

The legalization of pot will put people’s lives at risk in the workplace, according to the head of the largest association representing industrial, commercial, and institutional contractors in Ontario. “If this becomes part of our mainstream...

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Construction costs rise 40% for Sidney’s new community safety building

The Town of Sidney is anticipating a nearly 40 per cent increase in the construction cost of its new community safety building — with the potential for even more increases. An information report scheduled to go before town council tonight shows...

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Prep work for Windsor overpass project to last until year’s end

Preparation work continues for a new multi-lane overpass that will link the Herb Gray Parkway to the Canadian plaza of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Construction on the actual project next to one of Windsor’s busiest intersections and...

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Leaky connections in new water main pipes delay construction project in Fredericton

Leaky connections in a new water main on Fredericton's northside will cause further delays in construction and more traffic headaches for residents. Construction on the Greenwood Drive water main replacement is now three weeks behind schedule,...

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