Monday, December 11, 2017

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Legacy Building Solutions announces new ExxoTec Fabric

Legacy Building Solutions is proud to announce the addition of a new and exclusive fabric, ExxoTec™, to their customized tension fabric structure offerings. ExxoTec™ is a premium PVC fabric with superior strength and performance characteristics...

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NEB cites construction failures at Enbridge’s B.C. pipeline expansion project

The National Energy Board is ordering a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO 0.60%) to take measures to improve worker safety and environmental protection after several infractions were spotted during field inspections of a B.C. pipeline expansion...

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DITRA-HEAT-DUO reduces sound transmission, keeps the floor warm and supports the covering to ensure a lasting installation

Tile Membrane with Dual Benefits Controlling impact sound through floor-ceiling assemblies in multi-story construction can present challenges, particularly with hard surface tiles. Sound control materials tend to be compressible and not all provide...

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Study: When it comes to healthy homes, material choices matter

A recent post in TreeHugger quoted a study on chemical exposures in “green” low income housing and found, unsurprisingly, that if there is no ventilation, then you can get a buildup of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that is neither healthy...

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City of Regina issues foundation construction permit to Capital Pointe developer

The company behind the Capital Pointe condo development has a further six months to begin foundation construction after the City of Regina issued another building permit for the site. The permit issued Friday is the latest permit in a series of...

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Schneider Electric names Christophe de Maistre to lead the Partner Projects Division as Executive Vice President

Mississauga, Ont. – September 18, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is appointing Christophe de Maistre as Executive Vice President, Head of the Partner Projects Division within the Building...

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Multi-family construction project in Winkler Manitoba leave neighbours with concerns

A variance was approved for the construction of a 4-plex in Winkler at a recent city council meeting, despite some objections from concerned citizens. Local resident Mel Braun expressed concern the developer had begun work on the project before...

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Technology: Hyperloop system could get you from Toronto to Montreal in 39 minutes

The Toronto-Montreal corridor has taken the prize as one of the strongest candidates in the world for a hyperloop system that could cut travel time between the cities from five hours to just 39 minutes. But transportation expert Martin Collier...

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Productivity: Does the construction industry need more huge contractors?

EVER since the financial crisis, the world has been plagued by weak productivity growth. One explanation is that in uncertain times firms are keener to take more people on to the payroll than to invest heavily in new equipment. The construction...

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Phase one of West Vancouver’s Grosvenor Ambleside condo & retail project nearly complete

Phase one of Grosvenor Ambleside, a mixed-use luxury condominium and retail development in West Vancouver’s Ambleside neighbourhood, is nearly complete. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the first building of 57 homes. The second...

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Are “Green” Buildings Killing Us?

Does calling a building “green” mean it’s healthy? Not according to researchers from the nonprofit research institution Silent Spring, who found dozens of harmful chemicals in newly renovated, LEED-certified low-income public housing in...

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Canadian home sales edge up in August

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a small gain in August 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.3% from July to...

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