Friday, September 21, 2018

News

Overlooking this risk in your home could cost you

  A $10,000 threat to your wallet is hiding in your home, and you’re probably doing nothing to address it. A recent survey from Chubb found that 90 percent of homeowners believe they are “vigilant” or do an “okay” job of...

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Social housing retrofits fall victim to cap and trade cancellation in Ontario

  The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade program will mean the city will lose almost $7 million earmarked for renovations to social housing buildings in Windsor and Essex County. “There is significant risk associated with the...

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Windsor to start $89.3M project to curb flooding on east side in 2019

  Windsor will start in 2019 a massive series of projects — including upgrades to pumping stations, sewer replacements, and even rebuilding roads — all aimed at reducing basement flooding in the east end. Windsor will soon embark on...

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Canada issues NAFTA challenge against Trump’s solar panel tariffs

  The Trudeau government has asked for a NAFTA review of a Trump administration tariff on solar panels, saying the 30 per cent charge is illegal and unfair. Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs have hurt workers in the clean energy...

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Design process critical in creating cohousing communities

  The American architect who came up with the word “cohousing” is questioning the Vancouver-born version of the concept dubbed “cohousing lite.” “I don’t want it to be called cohousing, for one thing. Since I coined the word,...

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Helicopter Pad – Eco-Flex Recycled Rubber Solutions

    Details: Size: 14′ L x 7'6'' W / 4.27 m x 2.29 m Thickness: 3.2″ / 0.08 m Overlap: optional Weight: 1850 lbs / 839 kg Handling Method: 4 Point Lifting Lugs, optional Applications: Emergency landing pads,...

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Deloitte moves Vancouver head office to Allied and Westbank project 400W. Georgia

  VANCOUVER, July 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Deloitte Canada has chosen 400W. Georgia in downtown Vancouver as the location for their new local office. The professional services firm will expand their footprint in the new project, signaling their...

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How to fix a basement leak and keep it dry for good

  When there’s a basement leak, there’s a problem. Without performing repairs as soon as possible, the leak could extensively damage more than just your basement. The foundation could also suffer. Odd smells and other problems can occur...

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Zero Emissions Building Exchange (Zebx) Centre for Excellence opens in Vancouver

  Mayor Gregor Robertson and various industry professionals were on hand to celebrate the opening of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (Zebx) Centre for Excellence July 19 at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Building in downtown...

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Ontario approves Lower Don Lands redevelopment construction before flood-protection measures in place

  Construction can begin at Toronto’s Lower Don Lands redevelopment before flood-protection infrastructure is completed, the province has announced. “By reducing Ontario’s regulatory burden we’re smoothing the way for the first of...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up July 21, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Save time - Click here...

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Heavy equipment thief in Calgary leads construction workers on low-speed chase

  Police are warning Calgarians against taking the law into their own hands after two contractors chased down a thief trying to make off with a piece of heavy equipment. Acting Sgt. Nigel Nelson says a front end loader was reported stolen...

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