Friday, September 21, 2018

News

Race is on to build the tallest Toronto highrise

  As plans progress for a massive change at the waterfront, competition for the title of Toronto’s tallest building (after the CN tower) is heating up. A 95-storey building is planned for the Pinnacle 1 Yonge site, which is marketed to...

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International dam expert says Site C dam seriously behind schedule, marked by secrecy

  British Columbia's mammoth Site C hydro-electric project is seriously behind schedule, plagued by quality problems and marked by secrecy, says an assessment by an international dam expert. E. Harvey Elwin - hired by a First Nation...

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Quebec’s annual construction holiday begins with 150,000 workers on vacation

  Approximately 150,000 construction workers are on vacation for the next two weeks -- along with tens of thousands of other Quebecers who take time off as well. The government estimates that one-quarter of Quebec's labour force will be...

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49 buildings in Manhattan evacuated after asbestos contaminated steam pipe explodes

  A steam pipe ruptured underneath a street in the Flatiron district of Manhattan on Thursday morning, producing a thick geyser of white smoke and debris that contained asbestos, the authorities said. Test results that showed there was...

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How a 19th-century solution to heat homes is helping the world cut emissions

  The world spends about 15% of its energy on heat. Most of that comes from burning fossil fuels in homes and businesses. Cutting emissions from space heating remains one of the biggest challenges if we are to reach zero emissions and...

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Strongco announces appointment of Oliver Nachevski as Vice President and COO

  MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Strongco Corporation (TSX: SQP) today announced the appointment of Oliver Nachevski, formerly Vice President, Construction Equipment, to the position of Vice President and Chief Operating...

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At last, condos take shape at the old Charles Camsell hospital site in Edmonton

  Brian Seitinger has been in construction his whole life. His father was in construction. His grandfather was in construction. There must have been days over the last 14 years that he’s felt he’s been working on the Charles Camsell...

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Opinion – B.C. needs Ministry of the Built Environment to manage construction issues

by Chris Atchison is president of the British Columbia Construction Association published in the Vancouver Sun It’s hard to think the construction sector is in trouble this summer, when everywhere across the province you see tall cranes, seas...

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Construction of Ponoka’s new civic building progressing on schedule

  July 16, 2018 – Ponoka, Alberta – Construction of the new civic building on the old hospital site at the north end of 50 Street in Ponoka is progressing on schedule. The building contractor, Eagle Builders, is currently working to...

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Ontario Home Builders’ Association welcomes the industry to the 2018 annual conference

  TORONTO, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Home Builders' Association returns to Canada's capital for the OHBA 2018 Conference, September 23-25, 2018. Hosted by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association, delegates from across...

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5 tips for choosing a roofing contractor

  There are hundreds of roofing companies in Ottawa and throughout North America. Should you need a roofing contractor to repair or build a roof for your home, you might think you’ve struck gold. However, not every roofing contractor is...

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A look at condo pot smoking bans ahead of legalization

  Gerald Major goes out on the back balcony of his condo several times a day, leaning against the wall and smoking or vaping medicinal cannabis to ease the pain and other symptoms of severe arthritis. But the looming legalization of...

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