Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Top Execs Sleep on the Street to Raise $1.1M in One Night for Homeless Youth

Toronto, ON (November 20, 2017) – On November 16, 2017, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) vice president and district manager Bruce Sonnenberg was among 70 of Toronto’s business and community leaders who slept on the street to raise an...

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A look at the $40 million robotic ‘plantscraper’ that will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people. A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is...

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FLO Components Ltd. Announces Second Winner in 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s announces the winner of the second draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest.  Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; “Jonnie Hartling of Spruce Grove, AB is the...

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Fitwel introduces residential standard for buildings that help make you fitter and healthier

Years ago, building science expert Joseph Lstiburek complained about the LEED certification system: The problem? LEED gives "green" points for construction factors and building features that have more to do with "feel good" aesthetics than energy...

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Mistrial at fraud and corruption trial of Quebec construction mogul Tony Accurso

The fraud and corruption trial of well-known Quebec construction boss Tony Accurso ended abruptly Friday when a judge declared a mistrial because of a stunning revelation by a juror. Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton said it was the...

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Developers are struggling in Toronto’s hot housing market

The hottest housing market in the world is facing a reckoning. Toronto-area land prices have gotten so high that developers are struggling to build new homes that people can afford. Buyers are no longer lining up, despite discounts and...

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Built Green Canada Partners with the City of Edmonton for EnerGuide Rebates

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 17, 2017—Built Green Canada and the City of Edmonton have partnered to offer a rebate for BUILT GREEN® builders through the City’s “Spot the Difference” program. For a limited time, BUILT GREEN® builders can...

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Team up with Habitat for Humanity to Build a Home in Moose Jaw

   MOOSE JAW, SK, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help a Moose Jaw family secure a quality affordable home. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of...

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Worried your presale condo might be cancelled? Research the developer first

With a sigh and hesitant pause, Jason Paris confides that in retrospect he wishes he'd done more research before putting down a deposit on the now defunct Museum FLTS condominium project in Toronto's trendy Lower Junction area. The 43-year-old...

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Art gallery construction lawsuit targets Saskatoon company

The company hired to build Saskatoon’s new art gallery is preparing for a potential lawsuit by the city and blames a Saskatoon company for construction delays, court documents show. London, Ont.-based EllisDon Corporation, which was contracted...

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Why geometry is more important to offsite construction than data

In the 12 months since release in the UK of the Farmer Review, Modernise or Die, the perception has grown that offsite construction is where the industry is moving. However, if you discuss this with many contractors, offsite is only considered as...

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Ten directors named to new Canada Infrastructure Bank

The federal government has named 10 individuals to the board of the new Canada Infrastructure Bank, including some with Liberal connections. The government noted that the appointments include an equal number of men and women and "reflect Canada's...

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