Friday, June 22, 2018

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12-storey residential building in Esquimalt to be built with timber modules

A 12-storey, 83-unit prefabricated residential building at Constance Avenue and Admirals Road was given the green light by Esquimalt council after a public hearing this week. The Corvette Landing project will be the second-highest tall-timber...

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Construction labour shortage in B.C. is a massive barrier to new housing development

Even with good intentions, appropriate funding and expedited permitting processes, there simply aren’t enough construction tradespeople to build all the homes required to meet B.C.'s housing targets, according to a group of industry...

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Recreation and Culture centre presented at Weyburn city council meeting

The City of Weyburn gave a presentation on the new Recreation and Culture Centre to be built in Jubilee Park and connected to the new elementary school building. The design has two floors with a combination of art facilities and sports facilities...

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Women’s shelter in St. Thomas wins award for innovative design

Violence Against Women Services Elgin County (VAWSEC) opened its new emergency shelter in 2016 on Princess Avenue in St. Thomas after provincial funding and $1.2 million in community donations made it happen. The innovative design for Women’s...

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Celebrating safe choices In Construction – Safety Week 2018

The choices we make — big or small — can have a huge impact on our safety and the safety of those around us. This is especially true in the construction industry, where thousands of men and women rely on each other every day to stay safe....

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Ontario Investing in Mass Timber Construction

Ontario is investing in research, education and construction of tall wood buildings so more wood products can be used in new homes and taller buildings through the new Mass Timber Program. This program is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action...

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Schneider Electric announces availability of Premset: medium voltage switchgear that is smart grid ready

Mississauga, Ont. – April 24, 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is announcing Premset – its new range of medium voltage (MV) switchgear. This innovative compact and modular...

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$12.5-million donation from Peter and Diana Thomson launches $100-million Heart of the East Campaign to transform community healthcare in East Toronto

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), Toronto East Health Network marked a major milestone in its history by breaking ground on the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre and redevelopment of the hospital...

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Acton Ostry Architects announce three new associates

We are pleased to announce Milos Begovic, Mark Simpson and Nathaniel Straathof as associates of Acton Ostry Architects. The new associates join principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry; associate principals, Alan Davies and Alex Percy; and,...

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Sustainable Technology trends In Canadian real estate

Real estate is an industry that is continually fuelled by innovation in its applications and technologies. The housing market has been an avid adopter of the latest trends in design and architecture, while meeting the changing needs and demands of...

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Don Smith Commercial Building Awards honour old and new showcase buildings

A modern net-zero development, a warehouse redeveloped for a tech company and a historic courthouse were recognize in the 2017 Don Smith Commercial Building Awards. The reception and awards, held every two years, recognize the top commercial,...

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IAPMO R&T Lab hires Sal Aridi to manage special projects and business development

Ontario, Calif. (April 23, 2018) — The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce Sal Aridi, PE, has joined North America’s premier plumbing and mechanical product testing agency, IAPMO R&T Lab, as Director of Special Projects and Business...

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