Friday, September 21, 2018

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Future construction team: As robots move, they work on single-piece structure

  The construction industry of the future will increasingly turn to 3D printing, as researchers go from strength to strength in devising printing systems suited for building structures. The latest buzz looks at what a Singapore team has...

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CALÉO, a Le Groupe Maurice project attains LEED Silver certification from U.S. Green Building Council

  SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Sept. 11, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - After opening its doors on July 1 in Boucherville, the CALÉO residential retirement complex is the first private seniors' home in Canada to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy...

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Brock Township asked to lease land for Talbot dam reconstruction

  Brock Township’s public works committee has given preliminary approval to lease a piece of municipal land to a GTA-based construction company for the purpose of reconstructing the Talbot Dam, near Gamebridge. The property, located off...

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Microsoft announces new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto

  Microsoft has announced plans for a large new Canadian headquarters in downtown in Toronto, what it describes as a "massive new investment." The company plans to move into 81 Bay Street, the first of two buildings in the "CIBC Square"...

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The Ambassador Bridge company launches election-style lawn sign campaign to tear down west-end homes in Windsor

  The Ambassador Bridge company has launched a lawn sign campaign to tear down more homes in Sandwich Towne. The Moroun family, which owns the bridge, has applied to the city to tear down between 30 to 40 west-end homes purchased years...

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WZMH Architects selected as first ever architectural practice accepted into Microsoft’s prestigious Internet of Things (IoT) Insider Labs Program

  TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - WZMH Architects, an award-winning international architectural firm based in Toronto, Canada, has been accepted and is now participating in Microsoft's global Internet of Things (IoT) Insider Labs, a...

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Contractor woes stall Ontario public projects

  A dozen public-sector construction projects across Ontario – including hospitals, schools and university buildings – are either months behind schedule or in limbo as one of the province’s largest construction companies struggles to...

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How modular building practices are changing the construction industry

  When most people hear the word “modular” with respect to buildings, they often mistakenly picture cheaply built mobile homes sitting atop flatbed trucks cruising down the highway. In other words, modular is regarded as somewhat of a...

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CMHC – Canadian housing starts trend decreases in August

  The national trend in housing starts continued to decline in August from the historical peak that was recorded in March 2018. This moderation brings total starts closer to historical averages, largely reflecting recent declines in the...

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Alberta government fires Graham Construction for Grande Prairie hospital project following notice of default

  The provincial government has fired the Calgary-based firm tasked with building the $763-million Grande Prairie Regional Hospital following a heated dispute over the project’s timeline and budget. “We clearly have a number of...

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Mogens Smed out as DIRTT CEO following bitter management shakeup

  Founder Mogens Smed is out at DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. following a bitter management shakeup at the Calgary-based office construction company, while a new CEO has been appointed to the firm. Smed, a well-known Calgary...

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US military builds barracks using “world’s largest” 3D printer

  3D-printed construction seems a good fit for the military. The emerging technology is relatively portable and inexpensive, and could potentially even save lives if it means soldiers receive a safe barracks in a shorter time. With this in...

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