Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Trump’s softwood lumber tariff is forcing American homebuilders to cut costs

As reported on Bloomberg.com, for the past 18 months, Eddie Martin has been trying to find ways to keep the affordable homes he builds, well, affordable. About 40 percent of the Texas homebuilder’s framing lumber comes from Canada. The Trump...

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GE Renewable Energy to develop the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE:GE) today unveiled its plan to develop the largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine: the Haliade-X. Featuring a 12 MW direct drive generator and an industry leading gross capacity factor of 63 percent1 the Haliade-X...

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American Biltrite introduces rubber floor tile utilizing new Nfuse technology

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada - Today American Biltrite announced an industry breakthrough which changes the paradigm for pressed rubber floor tiles. American Biltrite ABPURE® rubber flooring tiles with its new Nfuse technology are ready to use...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up March 3, 2018

Greetings, Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Network members are invited to send company news items and press releases for the next issue before March 9 to be included in the...

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Cinespace to transform PortsToronto marine terminal into Port Lands studio space

TORONTO, March 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Toronto Mayor John Tory and Cinespace Film Studios (Cinespace) today announced the signing of a multi-year lease with PortsToronto to occupy and develop Marine Terminal 51 and the Cruise Ship Terminal into film...

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Apartment building construction project turning heads in Charlottetown

A construction site in Charlottetown is turning heads for its unique approach to building an apartment building. There's a roof — but no walls — on what will be a four-storey building on Malpeque Road. Workers are building the roof on...

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Toronto-area man fined $15,625 for illegal use of the title “professional engineer” and use of false licence certificate

Toronto – (March 2, 2018) – On February 22, the Ontario Court of Justice fined a Toronto-area man $15,625 (including a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge of $3,125) after his guilty plea to four counts of breaching the Professional Engineers Act...

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A look at how top architecture firms measure up in the #MeToo era

Over the past few months, as the issue of sexual harassment has been thrust to the forefront of the national conversation and industries have been rocked by allegations of misconduct, a question has circulated in quieter corners of Twitter and...

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Brockville General Hospital’s redevelopment project construction to start this month

With contracts between Brockville General Hospital (BGH), Infrastructure Ontario, and EllisDon Corporation anticipated to be finalized shortly, construction is scheduled to start early in March. The first phase of construction includes the...

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Proposed 1,100 foot tall wood building is planned for Tokyo

Skyscrapers made mostly of wood are rising around the world, and now plans have been announced to build what would be the world’s tallest “plyscraper” in Tokyo. The planned 70-story, 1,148-foot tower will include residential and commercial...

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A look at Canada’s first ‘dementia village’ project

As reported in the National Post, Canada’s first community designed specifically for people with dementia is opening next year in Langley. It’s called The Village. Comprised of six, single-storey cottage-style homes and a community centre,...

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A look at the the benefits of building with concrete

As blogged on Dwell.com, from its affordability to its light-weight substance, there are many advantages of choosing wood as a construction material. However, despite how easy timber, lumber, and plywood can be to work with, it's important to keep...

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