Wednesday, November 14, 2018

News

Why construction inadvertently became the last frontier for tech disruption

  One might assume that digital disruption has infiltrated all the industries today. But it turns out that construction has some serious catching up to do. There is no shortage of business to be had. The construction industry, in fact,...

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How the entry of U.K.’s Purplebricks into Canada may shake up the real estate industry

  An international online property powerhouse has purchased one of the world's top web-based, commission-free real estate companies in a bid to shake up the Canadian home-selling industry. Last month's successful $51-million bid for...

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Bridge in B.C. designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

  The bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, Italy and tragically killed at least 39 people has an unusual tie to Castlegar of all places: the architect. The Kinnaird Bridge, designed by Riccardo Morandi, is part of Highway 3 and...

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BILD empowers 15 families living in need of decent, affordable housing to become first-time homeowners

  TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity GTA (Habitat GTA), in partnership with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), announced that the organizations will team up to sponsor their 15th Habitat home...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up August 18, 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 - Click here...

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IAPMO Publishes IAPMO/ANSI Z601 Standard for Scale Reduction Devices

  Ontario, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released IAPMO/ANSI Z601-2018, Scale Reduction Devices. IAPMO/ANSI Z601 covers scale reduction devices intended for...

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CHBA invests in Okanagan’s greenest child care centre

  The Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) South Okanagan is helping build up the Okanagan College Foundation’s fundraising efforts with a $5,000 gift to Little Learners Academy on the Penticton campus of Okanagan...

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Mount Hope issues stop-work order to developer for chopping down trees without a permit

  Heavy equipment lies idle along Homestead Drive in Mount Hope after the city issued a stop-work order to a local developer for chopping down dozens of trees without a permit. The order, dated Aug. 10, says Sonoma Homes must immediately...

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HDI announces executive leadership appointments

  LANGLEY, BC, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Hardwoods Distribution Inc. ("HDI" or the "Company") (TSX: HDI) today announced executive leadership appointments effective August 16, 2018.  HDI operates a North American network of 62...

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Woman found sleeping in Toronto construction crane arrested

  A woman who scampered up a construction crane, and fell asleep inside its operator’s cab while shirtless, was placed in handcuffs by police officers before being lowered to the ground. Emergency crews were called to a construction...

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Peruvian students claim World Architecture Festival’s inaugural water prize

  As part of its annual jamboree celebrating the best in design from around the globe, the World Architecture Festival will this year introduce a new award that tackles the critical challenges around water scarcity. Taking out the very...

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A look at Amsterdam’s soon-to-be island for sustainable, affordable housing

  More than 20 years ago, looking for space for new homes, Amsterdam decided to build some islands. It came up with a grand scheme, begun in 1997, to have a 10-island archipelago rise from the waters of IJmeer lake, capable of holding 18,000...

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