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Windsor student bridge builders get expert critique on projects from WDBA architect

Zak Termos, a Grade 3 student at Marlborough Public School spent an entire evening gluing Popsicle sticks and wooden skewers together to build a model of a suspension bridge. His efforts paid off Wednesday when his project was chosen out of...

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Report: Waterloo region’s construction bidding process ‘unfair’ and ‘uneconomic’

As reported on CBC News, a new study finds the Region of Waterloo's process to accept bids for construction projects "unfair, uneconomic and uncompetitive." The report, released Thursday morning, is called No Longer the Best: The Effects of...

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Canadian Construction Association concerned by delays in infrastructure investment, encouraged by skills training support

OTTAWA, March 1, 2018 – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is concerned by the implications on infrastructure spending from the federal government’s Budget 2018 announcement on Tuesday, while it supports the government’s recognition...

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Contractor ordered to pay $1.3M for unfinished wharf in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has ordered a construction company to pay Marine Atlantic more than $1.3 million for its failure to complete wharf work in Argentia. Both parties had accused the other of breach of contract, but in a...

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Carillion Canada granted creditor protection extension

A company responsible for plowing thousands of kilometres of highways in Ontario has been granted a longer reprieve from its creditors as it continues to restructure. Carillion Canada has eight of the 20 highway maintenance contracts in Ontario,...

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Sudbury council approves the RFP criteria for the new $100 million arena/events centre

City council approved the criteria for the request for proposals for the $100 million arena/events centre Tuesday, but one councillor is unhappy with the potential bidders in the running to design and build the facility. Ward 1 Coun....

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A look at successful past Olympic venue repurposing

As blogged on Curbed.com, after the crowds disperse and the athletes fly home, some Olympic venues are left in a state of limbo, enshrined in sports history but without a future purpose. Just six months after the Winter Olympics in Sochi, for...

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Spire Landing redefines rental experience for Vancouverites with a 90% reduction in energy bills

VANCOUVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Located in the up-and-coming South Side neighbourhood of Vancouver at Fraser Street and East 57th Avenue, Spire Landing will be Canada's largest multi-unit Passive House development. These exclusive...

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Decentralized power distribution for industrial environments

Ontario, Canada – February 27, 2018 Wieland Electric Inc. - Increase flexibility and efficiency with the podis® power bus system for industrial environments. The seven conductor cabling system is rated for up to 20 amps and 600 volts, and is...

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GBCI Canada opens in second largest market for LEED green building

Ottawa, ON – February 27, 2018 – Today, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have announced that its joint venture – GBCI Canada – has launched. GBCI Canada was formed to accelerate green...

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Out of province BC property owners could face a massive tax hike next year

An Alberta couple who own a home on one of British Columbia's Gulf Islands say B.C.'s newly announced speculation tax is going to cost them thousands of dollars in additional property tax per year. Mark and Debra Hunter bought their...

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A look at the next generation of solar power technology

Scientists are working on an exciting new material called perovskite – a light sensitive crystal which could revolutionise solar power. In just a few years its power conversion efficiency figure is nearly on a par with traditional...

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