Wednesday, November 14, 2018

News

Canada issues NAFTA challenge against Trump’s solar panel tariffs

  The Trudeau government has asked for a NAFTA review of a Trump administration tariff on solar panels, saying the 30 per cent charge is illegal and unfair. Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs have hurt workers in the clean energy...

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Design process critical in creating cohousing communities

  The American architect who came up with the word “cohousing” is questioning the Vancouver-born version of the concept dubbed “cohousing lite.” “I don’t want it to be called cohousing, for one thing. Since I coined the word,...

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Helicopter Pad – Eco-Flex Recycled Rubber Solutions

    Details: Size: 14′ L x 7'6'' W / 4.27 m x 2.29 m Thickness: 3.2″ / 0.08 m Overlap: optional Weight: 1850 lbs / 839 kg Handling Method: 4 Point Lifting Lugs, optional Applications: Emergency landing pads,...

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Deloitte moves Vancouver head office to Allied and Westbank project 400W. Georgia

  VANCOUVER, July 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Deloitte Canada has chosen 400W. Georgia in downtown Vancouver as the location for their new local office. The professional services firm will expand their footprint in the new project, signaling their...

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How to fix a basement leak and keep it dry for good

  When there’s a basement leak, there’s a problem. Without performing repairs as soon as possible, the leak could extensively damage more than just your basement. The foundation could also suffer. Odd smells and other problems can occur...

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Zero Emissions Building Exchange (Zebx) Centre for Excellence opens in Vancouver

  Mayor Gregor Robertson and various industry professionals were on hand to celebrate the opening of the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (Zebx) Centre for Excellence July 19 at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Building in downtown...

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Ontario approves Lower Don Lands redevelopment construction before flood-protection measures in place

  Construction can begin at Toronto’s Lower Don Lands redevelopment before flood-protection infrastructure is completed, the province has announced. “By reducing Ontario’s regulatory burden we’re smoothing the way for the first of...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up July 21, 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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Heavy equipment thief in Calgary leads construction workers on low-speed chase

  Police are warning Calgarians against taking the law into their own hands after two contractors chased down a thief trying to make off with a piece of heavy equipment. Acting Sgt. Nigel Nelson says a front end loader was reported stolen...

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Race is on to build the tallest Toronto highrise

  As plans progress for a massive change at the waterfront, competition for the title of Toronto’s tallest building (after the CN tower) is heating up. A 95-storey building is planned for the Pinnacle 1 Yonge site, which is marketed to...

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International dam expert says Site C dam seriously behind schedule, marked by secrecy

  British Columbia's mammoth Site C hydro-electric project is seriously behind schedule, plagued by quality problems and marked by secrecy, says an assessment by an international dam expert. E. Harvey Elwin - hired by a First Nation...

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Quebec’s annual construction holiday begins with 150,000 workers on vacation

  Approximately 150,000 construction workers are on vacation for the next two weeks -- along with tens of thousands of other Quebecers who take time off as well. The government estimates that one-quarter of Quebec's labour force will be...

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