Monday, December 11, 2017

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Old post office redevelopment project takes shape in Cambridge

Even though the floors are dusty and littered with construction equipment, tools and ladders, the view from inside the old post office is remarkable. The city's restoration project to turn the 130-year-old former post office into a newfangled...

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Introducing the launch of the International Woodrise Alliance

MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - On September 14, in Bordeaux, France, representatives at WOODRISE 2017, the 1stworld congress dedicated to midrise and tall wood buildings, will make a formal call to take one step closer toward carbon...

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NEB clears path for TransMountain construction following audit

The National Energy Board has cleared Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. to begin construction on a marine terminal as part of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, which runs between Alberta and Burnaby, B.C. “They are free to start at...

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Neighbours push city to regulate U of T fraternity, sorority houses as multi-tenant properties

Neighbours who are sick of the noise and garbage coming from University of Toronto fraternity and sorority houses are demanding that the city regulate them as multi-tenant properties, and their local councillor is echoing their concerns. "In the...

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Edmonton’s Ice District will be ‘like nothing in North America’

Construction work at Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district is busy. Very busy. And that brings a lot of joy to Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “There is nothing like this in North America or the world...

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How to build hurricane-proof cities

Almost exactly 117 years ago, a Category 4 hurricane made landfall on the barrier-island city of Galveston, Texas, with the storm surge and winds destroying at least half of the residential areas and killing at least 6,000 people. The September 8,...

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ROXUL® Inc. sponsors Montreal students in sustainable housing worldwide decathlon

MILTON, ON, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - ROXUL® Inc., North America's largest stone wool insulation manufacturer, backs university super group TeamMTL with a Team Member Sponsorship of product and expertise.  The team consisting of university...

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MIT researchers explore ancient firebrick technology to store energy

Firebricks – or bricks made with clay able to endure temperatures of 1,600 degrees Celsius – have been around for at least 3,000 years. Now Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are revisiting this ancient technology to...

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How IoT technology is reshaping the construction industry

If you’re part of the construction industry, you’re probably familiar with the machines used on a daily basis. What if each of these machines– large and small– could easily connect to the Internet? Wouldn’t it make your life easier,...

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Is blockchain technology set to shake up the construction industry?

The pace of change in the building trade is famously glacial. Construction professionals are always open to new ideas, but most of the industry’s advances have been evolutionary and implemented very slowly. Revolutionary advances, historically...

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How Vancouver property developers cash in on community gardens

Converting empty lots into garden plots makes the city greener—and also delivers a generous tax break At the corner of Alma Street and West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, a long-standing vacant lot that was once a gas station has recently become a...

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Plan Group Inc. and Bouygues Energies & Services named as sub-contractors for construction of new Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre

Sept. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Plan Group Inc. announced today that it has been selected the sub-contractor of choice to provide Electrical, Mechanical and Information Communications and Automated Technologies (ICAT) for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming...

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