Sunday, February 25, 2018

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The Canadian Farm Builders Association announces award winners at national conference

The Canadian Farm Builders Association - Annual Conference was held in Stratford ON, on January 26th, 2018. A highlight of the event is the Awards program that recognizes leaders in the farm building sector of the Canadian construction industry in...

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New report looks at how green design investment can save cities money

It’s no secret that green design features like living roofs, reflective pavements and urban tree cover are good for public health. But they’re also good for cities’ bottom lines — especially as climate change exacerbates the urban heat...

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Canadian home sales drop sharply in January

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell sharply in January 2018. Highlights: National home sales declined by 14.5% from December 2017 to...

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Ottawa vows to pass LRT delay costs onto contractor

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson vowed Wednesday to make it his top priority to protect taxpayers from the growing cost of the LRT delay, threatening to withhold payments and, if necessary, go to court to recoup the city's losses. Last week the city gave...

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Fort St. John councillors put in a competitive bidding process for the new RCMP detachment design

Fort St. John city councillors voted against sole sourcing a contract to design a new RCMP detachment at Tuesday's meeting, opting instead to put it to a competitive bid while pressing the federal government for funding support. CIty staff had...

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New Norwegian hotel project to meet the world’s toughest energy standard

As blogged on TreeHugger.com, the Norwegian Powerhouse energy standard is, far and away, the toughest in the world. In fact, I once described it as "crazy talk". The building is not only Net Zero Energy, balancing energy production and energy...

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New introductory trades program to be offered to Grade 10 students in Manitoba

A new course will be offered to Grade 10 students in the area. In the 2018-19 school year, Introduction to Construction Technology (ICT) will be offered to Grade 10 students at Morden Collegiate, Northlands Parkway Collegiate, Garden Valley...

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Canadian Building Trades Unions Comments on Regulatory Failure Surrounding Energy Projects

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadian Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is comprised of over half a million Canadians, the men and women of the skilled trades, people who make their living, support their families and their communities by...

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Ground-breaking starts construction of Kelowna’s two tallest buildings

The developers of what are slated to become the two tallest buildings between Calgary and the Lower Mainland, say sales have been so strong for suites in the first tower at One Water Street, they are speeding up their plan to start selling suites...

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Canada’s second LEED® v4 Platinum home ideal for retired baby boomers

Ottawa, ON – February 14, 2018 – The Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) congratulates Quebec homeowners Pierre Chevrier and Suzanne Rhéaume on earning Canada’s second LEED v4 Platinum home certification for L’Heure Bleue. Guided by...

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GARAGA adds a new garage door model to its STANDARD+ Series

St-Georges, February 2018  ̶   To complement traditional house designs, Garaga is adding a new garage door model pattern to its range of garage doors, the SHAKER XL model for its Standard+ Series. The Standard+ Series is now offered in 13...

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Trump’s infrastructure plan intended to attract a huge amount of money from states, localities and private investors

As published in the New York Times, President Trump’s $200 billion plan to rebuild America upends the criteria that have long been used to pick ambitious federal projects, putting little emphasis on how much an infrastructure proposal benefits...

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