Monday, December 11, 2017

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Technology: A look at a solar window that generates energy

We already know that solar cells can be embedded in just about anything from wallpaper to stained glass, but a new solar window prototype from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is making headlines for its ability to responsively...

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PET scanner construction moves to next phase in Sudbury

The Ontario Ministry of Health has approved plans for the next stage of building the PET scanner at Health Sciences North, a source told Sudbury.com Friday. A letter sent to HSN says the ministry has reviewed the hospital’s Stage 3 plans for...

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Construction Workers and Addiction: More workers with substance use disorders than any other profession

From 2008 to 2012, the construction industry had the second highest rate of heavy alcohol use among full-time workers, and it had the substance use disorder. It had the fifth highest rate of illicit drug use, according to a 2015 analysis of a...

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Expansion Cityline Wins Best of Canada Award

Teknion Corporation today announced that its new Expansion Cityline furniture system won a Best of Canada product award in the annual Best of Canada design competition sponsored by Canadian Interiors magazine. “The 2017 Best of Canada judges...

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Architecture student develops easy-to-build shelters for wildfire evacuees

An architecture student is developing shelters for families displaced by Canadian wildfires. Victoria McCartney came up with the concept for Tinderbox Wildfire Shelter Kits, which are easy-to-build shelters that communities in crisis can use as...

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Outdoor Design – The difference between hardscape and softscape

You've most likely heard of landscape before, but you may be less familiar with its two main components: hardscape and softscape. As their names imply, hardscape refers to the hard, non-horticultural elements that are incorporated into a...

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Director says strict quality standards being met despite defect reports on new Champlain Bridge construction

Despite reports of shoddy materials being shipped, Daniel Genest, the director of co-ordination for the new Champlain Bridge, said every piece meets strict standards of quality. With 361 days to go before the new $4.2-billion bridge is due to...

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Google’s new ‘landscraper’ will be as long as a super-tall skyscraper is high

When complete, Google's new London headquarters will be longer than the Shard — the tallest skyscraper in the UK — is tall. The Shard measures 1,016 feet tall. Google's London headquarters is similar in size but flipped on its side; it's...

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Trades workers pulled from Ontario nuclear plants due to ‘concerning trend of safety incidents’

Trades workers and supervisors tasked with refurbishing the Darlington and Pickering nuclear facilities were told to leave their jobs last week due to a “concerning trend of safety incidents,” Global News has learned. The information was...

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Demolition executive says wiring to blame in failed Pontiac Silverdome implosion

A series of thunderous detonations rocked the Pontiac Silverdome early Sunday morning, sending up clouds of smoke and thrilling a spectator crowd of hundreds out to watch the start of the stadium's demolition. But as the smoke cleared, a...

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Taking BIM beyond construction

Romulo Simionatto, information manager at BIM.Technologies, says that while BIM is becoming embedded on the design side, there’s still work to do on post-handover. “It’s all about the data…” This 21st century mantra has made its way...

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Construction Links Media Network: Weekly Round Up December 2, 2017

Do you have a news item you want to share on our network? Contact me and submit before December 8, 2017 to be included in the next issue. Please find the below news items that were published on the Construction Links Media Network over the past...

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