Sunday, February 25, 2018

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CertainTeed Gypsum Canada honours five builders & contractors leading Fort McMurray’s building boom

Insurance nightmares, unexpected delays and fears of inflated building prices have dominated headlines during the Fort McMurray wildfire rebuild. One company has been trying to focus on the positives by honouring companies that have helped with...

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A look at future floating cities and how they could restore the environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government earlier this year. Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to...

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Is bamboo the ideal building material?

"Bamboo is too close to an ideal structural material." This statement by Neil Thomas during his talk at Bamboo U, which took place in November 2017 in Bali, really caught my attention. Neil is the director of atelier one, a London office of...

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How tech tackled the construction industry’s inefficiency in 2017

The year 2017 may be remembered for many things in technology, such as Amazon’s big push into offline retail, milestone moments in autonomous vehicles, or major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). But for every jaw-dropping...

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Why we should build our homes the way we build cars

It's almost 2018 and we are still building our homes like it's 1918. It's time to fix this. It's hard, finding a good contractor. The Washington Post describes a certain Daniel W. Jamison, who ran out on a $41,000 renovation and was sued by the...

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Kamloops contractor scam still being felt months later by victims

Shelaigh Garson lost thousands after being conned by a local contractor earlier this year, and she and her husband have had to go to extreme lengths just to keep their heads above water after this. "We've managed but really we're barely hanging...

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Construction to begin on the new Calgary Police Arrest Processing Unit

New digs are coming for those arrested by Calgary police. Shovels are poised to break ground on construction of a new arrest processing unit (APU), the final chapter in ongoing efforts to replace the current facility and a challenging project...

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Toronto condo construction is strong but price is still a problem

More condo developers in Toronto now focusing more on catering for families, but the price is still a headache. With the number of three-bedroom apartments increasing in the last few years, the latest units tend to be very expensive. The average...

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Local contractor to establish Saint John Tool Library and DIY Centre

A contractor in Saint John is hoping to establish the city's first tool library to make equipment available to people who need them. Brent Harris is working to establish the Saint John Tool Library and DIY Centre in the city's south end. The...

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Construction Links Media Network: Weekly Round Up December 23, 2017

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to read the top news items for the week on the Construction Links Media network. Did you know that Construction Links Media has over 18,500+ followers spanning over 40+ social media...

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Québec-New Hampshire Interconnection Project Gets Government Green Light

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec government has granted the authorizations needed to carry out the Québec–New Hampshire interconnection project, which calls for the construction of a 320-kV direct-current transmission...

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How pine cones could help make buildings more energy efficient

Scientists who invent things often look to nature for inspiration. Their goal is to mimic biological systems in order to create new consumer products, or improve existing ones. The 1941 introduction of Velcro, for example, grew out of a Swiss...

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