Friday, September 21, 2018

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City of Fredericton approves plan to find design team for performing arts centre

Fredericton council has taken the first step towards launching the hunt for the team that will design the city's new performing arts centre. At Monday night's council-in-committee meeting, councillors approved the procurement strategy that...

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Aecon Group found guilty after 2013 workplace accident in Halifax

A construction company has been found guilty of violating the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with a September 2013 mishap at a Halifax work site that left a man permanently disabled. Aecon Group Inc. stood trial...

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Silicon Valley wants to revolutionize the construction industry

From the end of the Second World War until a few years ago, when it cooled off, productivity surged across the U.S. economy, giving rise to what’s often called the “productivity miracle.” From manufacturing to agriculture to retail,...

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Finning opens used equipment centre in Alberta

Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc. (TSX: FTT), opened the doors of its first Used Equipment Centre in Acheson, Alberta just outside Edmonton on June 15. "We are so excited to be able to use this...

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New Westmount Village in Edmonton putting seniors’ housing in a strip mall

A highrise tower for seniors being built at a Westmount strip mall was touted Monday as one way to redevelop mature Edmonton communities and provide new housing options. “As every city ages, we need to have more diversity in our housing...

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Bryce Phillips named as the new Chief Executive Officer of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

The Government of Canada is making investments that will help create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will support economic growth by improving connections...

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Rice University develops new process where coal plant waste helps build environmentally-friendly, cementless concrete

Concrete production is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the world, after transportation and energy. To make the ubiquitous building material more environmentally friendly, the industry has been adding by-products from...

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Construction entrepreneur Antonio Accurso found guilty in Laval corruption case

Former construction entrepreneur Antonio Accurso was found guilty by a jury on Monday of all five charges against him in a Laval fraud and corruption trial. The verdict came on the seventh day of the jury’s deliberations. The charges...

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Calls for Collingwood mayor to step down over construction deal

News that Collingwood, Ont., Mayor Sandra Cooper's brother may have received a secret cut of a $12.4-million construction contract is prompting calls for the mayor's resignation. Dozens turned out to protest outside of the town's city hall on...

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Homebuilders turn to robots and software as construction labour shortage continues

The construction of an American house embodies the spirit of the nation’s workers and the dreams of its citizens. It’s also perhaps the least-efficient endeavor in the U.S. economy. Dozens of workers turn a plot of land into a small factory,...

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IAPMO Group Acquires Aquadiagnostics Laboratory

Bengaluru, India (June 25, 2018) — The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Aquadiagnostics Water Research and Technology Center Limited, an independently accredited testing laboratory in Bengaluru, India, previously owned...

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Keeping the noise down with Sound Barrier Panels

    Keeping the noise down: A sound occurs when an ear senses pressure variations or vibrations in the air. The brain relates a subjective element to a sound, and an individual reaction is formed. Numerous studies have indicated...

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