Friday, June 22, 2018

News

Crane operators stage wildcat strike across Quebec

Close to 2,000 crane operators abandoned major work sites right across Quebec Monday, virtually paralyzing construction in a wildcat strike to protest against a reduction in the number of hours required to pilot a crane. The Commission de la...

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CarbonCure’s concrete can trap CO2 emissions forever

Concrete is the most abundant man-made material on earth. There's a good chance you're standing on it right now, and it's holding up the buildings around you. But concrete has an emissions problem. Its essential ingredient, cement, has a huge...

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A look at some California high rises that are potentially vulnerable to a large quake

Earthquakes are part of the California bargain, a risk that residents accept in exchange for the state’s natural beauty, sunshine and plentiful jobs. This unspoken seismic trade-off came into sharp focus last month when, for the first time, a...

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Cowry creates groundbreaking kitchen design app leveraging AI and Big Data to the advantage of the construction and renovation industry

VANCOUVER, June 18, 2018 /CNW/ - AI and Big Data are the talk of the town since last year, but the construction and renovation industry has yet to see the benefits of these new technologies. The amount of data required to create intelligent...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up June 16, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by Construction Links Network.   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Click here to sign-up to...

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Lumber tariffs adding $9K to new home prices in USA

Higher lumber costs, labor shortages and growing regulations are holding U.S. builders back as they try to ramp up construction to meet the huge demand for housing. After starting about 850,000 single-family homes nationwide last year, builders...

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New company brings Street View to the construction industry

Just out of stealth, a new company called OpenSpace is offering what it calls an artificial intelligence "time machine" for the construction industry. OpenSpace is an AI framework that uses hardhat mounted cameras to record what's happening...

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Heritage Regina conducting online auction of old building materials from the University of Regina’s College Avenue Campus

  News story starts here Those who enjoy taking old things and making them new again have a chance to get their hands on pieces of Regina’s history. Heritage Regina is conducting an online auction of old building materials from the...

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Canadian home sales at five-year low in May

  News story starts here Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were little changed from April to May 2018. Highlights: National home sales...

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Smart technology bridge proposed to cross Saanich Inlet in B.C.

    News story starts here A proposal to build a smart-technology bridge across the Saanich Inlet is in its early phases. Duncan’s Mary Dougherty, a geographic information system analyst and her father, Victoria’s Stephen...

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Ground breaks to begin construction new Spyhill Services Centre in Calgary

  News story starts here The arrest processing section of the Calgary Police Service has been housed in a downtown building for nearly 60 years and on Thursday officials broke ground on a new facility in the city’s northwest. Police...

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Cadillac Fairview boosts investment in Toronto’s downtown with $800 million office tower

  News story starts here Cadillac Fairview (CF), in conjunction with the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) is pleased to announce construction of a new 46-storey office tower at 160 Front Street West, on the northeast...

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