Wednesday, November 14, 2018

News

Construction of new Manitoulin Island OPP detachment to begin April 2019

  With funding now in place, construction on the new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment building in Little Current will begin April 5, 2019. Brent Ross, communications branch with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up August 25, 2018

    Below are links to the top news items posted on Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Save time -...

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Auto-Hammer invention makes DIY projects a whole lot easier

  If you’ve ever struggled with a DIY project, chances are you blamed your frustrations on the tools you were using. A standard hammer and nail might seem simple, but the dangers of hammering your thumb might just scare you away from...

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Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Stands Up for Free Trade

  (Ottawa, ON) – August 24, 2018 – The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada (ACEC) has formally joined the Canadian Chamber of Commerce led Coalition to Keep Trade Free. The decision to join was sparked by uncertainty...

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Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal among 19 cities that commit to make new buildings “Net-Zero Carbon” by 2030

  London, UK (23 August 2018) – Today, 19 pioneering mayors, representing 130 million urban citizens, committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from their cities by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by...

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Italy’s famous dome is cracking, and cosmic rays could help save it

  The soaring dome atop the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Flower justly dominates the Florence skyline and has stood for centuries, ever since Filippo Brunelleschi designed it in the early 15th century. But scholars aren't quite sure how this...

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Kingston awards contract for new bridge design and build

  A team led by one of North America’s largest transportation contractors has won the contract to design and build the new bridge across the Cataraqui River. A consortium led by Peter Kiewit Son’s Company, based in Omaha, Neb., was...

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No injuries after wind rips siding off downtown Yellowknife building

The property manager for Yellowknife's Bellanca building says it was wind gusts that caused a large portion of siding to fall off the downtown building Wednesday morning. The 10-storey Bellanca building — formerly home to federal...

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Aecon fined $50K for 2013 workplace accident in Halifax

  A large national construction company has been ordered to pay $50,000 for its role in a September 2013 workplace accident that left a worker disabled. Judge Gregory Lenehan on Wednesday sentenced Aecon Group Inc. to pay a fine of...

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Report on Proposals (ROP) Toward Development of 2021 UPC and UMC Now Available for Online Download

  Ontario, Calif. (Aug. 23, 2018) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), developer of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), has posted online the 2018 Report on...

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Making the cut: is cross-laminated timber safe?

  TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Last March, part of a floor under construction at Oregon State University collapsed after it became 'de-laminated' (unglued) at one end. It was a 4- by 20-foot panel of cross-laminated timber, or CLT....

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HGTV Canada and Mike Holmes Celebrate 15 Years of Making It Right on Television

  TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Reaching more than 21 million Canadian viewers* and earning his place as one of Canada's most trusted contractors, HGTV Canada celebrates 15 years of Mike Holmes programming with the return...

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