Monday, December 11, 2017

News

University of Calgary’s MacKimmie Tower closed for redevelopment

The multi-year MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment Project has ramped up with the closing of the tower. Since planning funding was announced in spring 2016, behind-the-scenes work has been happening to get ready for the redevelopment of the complex....

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$175M damage estimate for flooded Windsor homes from August rainfall

The record breaking rainfall that caused more than 6,116 basements to flood in the City of Windsor caused around $175-million in damage to homes, according to Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. Dilkens provided update on the August flood in front of...

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Meet the 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture Canadian Presenter and The Moriyama RAIC International Prize Finalists

September 12, 2017 – Toronto - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and Canada Council for the Arts invite media to attend the Moriyama RAIC International Prize Gala press conference on September 19 to meet the 2018 Venice Biennale...

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The world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge is almost complete

Eindhoven University of Technology has a massive 3D printer capable of printing immense objects – and it’s currently creating the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge. The bridge will be installed this month in the small...

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Southwest Calgary ring road construction continues despite environmental appeals

The province says an environmental appeal that has stalled some construction on the southwest Calgary ring road will not force a change in the way a bridge over the Elbow River is designed. "The appellants are looking for a redesign of the...

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Engineering regulator encourages use of online directories to verify if individuals, companies are lawful providers of engineering services

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In light of a recent CBC Marketplace report on professionals with phony credentials, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is reminding the public of the resources available to confirm if an individual or...

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Sustainable Buildings Canada releases a framework for Net Zero Energy refurbishments of social housing building stock in Canada

Sustainable Buildings Canada (www.sbcanada.org) is pleased to announce the release of foundational research for large-scale Net Zero Energy refurbishments in collaboration with Netherlands social innovator, Energiesprong...

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Report: Cancelling Site C project cheaper than pausing construction for a year or more

It would cost more to pause construction of Site C than it would to cancel it outright, according to a new study. The independent report on the $8.8-billion hydroelectric dam was prepared by Deloitte LLP — a major international consulting firm...

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50 Iconic buildings you need to see before you die

Perhaps one of the greatest joys of traveling is drinking in the local culture. Its essence is all around: reflected in the food, the textiles, the dialects, and of course, the architecture. Each destination's local flair infuses itself into...

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Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association launches app that highlights OHS legislation relating to the construction sector

Over the years, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) has heard the same excuses when it comes to workplaces not following the Occupational Health and Safety legislation — “I didn’t know.” “There really wasn’t an...

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Vancouver builders put their heart into Children’s Hospital redevelopment

Phil Weston had a deeply personal reason for going to work every day during the redevelopment of B.C. Children’s and B.C. Women’s hospitals.  Weston was a senior project manager on construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre, slated to open...

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The Importance of Deck Building Products Fire Ratings to Minimize Fire Threats

The summer of 2017 brought significant awareness to the danger and damage caused by wildfires. Thousands of wildfires have been burning throughout western North America with a state of emergency being declared in more than one state and...

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