Monday, December 11, 2017

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Fall 2017 Public Review of Codes Canada publications

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites all interested parties to take part in its fall 2017 public review of proposed changes to the 2015 editions of Codes Canada publications from November 6, 2017 to January 2,...

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Vancouver Island Construction workers add overdose treatment to tool kits

Vancouver Island's construction industry wrapped up a series of workshops this week that taught workers about how to save colleagues and others from an opioid overdose. The workshops In Victoria and Nanaimo followed recent reports of higher...

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The importance and benefits concrete recycling

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is a central component of the solid waste stream, amounting to roughly 25 percent of total solid waste nationally. The largest part of C&D material is concrete, which encompasses around 40 to 50...

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New Kamloops office tower sparks downtown revitalization

A new office development in the works in Kamloops is sparking excitement in a downtown area revitalization while attracting new businesses and creating jobs in this Interior city. A six-storey building development, called 580 Victoria, is part of...

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Suncor: Booze, drugs involved in 73 oilsands safety incidents since 2013

Suncor faces “profound problems” with drugs and alcohol at its oilsands operations, including accidents, injuries and death, according to documents filed to support the company’s push for increased testing. The energy giant wants to start...

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Toronto ‘cool guy’ wanted in rental fraud investigation

Police in Toronto want the public's help tracking down a man wanted in a series of alleged rental frauds first reported by CBC Toronto. Mike Lemke, 33, allegedly advertised a room for rent online, took rent deposits exceeding $2,000 from...

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IAPMO Standards Council Issues Four TIAs to UMC

Ontario, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2017) — The IAPMO Standards Council on Nov. 21 issued four tentative interim amendments (TIA) revising the 2018 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC). TIA UMC 001-18, 002-18, 003-18, and 004-18 revise UMC...

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Niagara area students out-engineer competition at international preservation technology conference

Competing against some of the top engineering schools in North America, Willowbank students demonstrated they don't build them like they used too. Except that they do. The students recently returned from the Association for Preservation...

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North Delta highrise application updated ahead of second round of consultation

North Delta’s proposed 35-storey high rise development is heading to its second public information meeting, with a few changes. The proposed development at 75A Avenue, 119A Street and 120 Street will be discussed at a public consultation at...

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SWANA Publishes New Tips for Safety at Waste-To-Energy Facilities

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce the release of a new installment to its “Five to Stay Alive” series, featuring safety tips for waste-to-energy (WTE) employees. WTE sites...

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Wood reaches new heights as a building material in Canada

George Brown College has steadily grown since its establishment in 1967 and now operates out of more than a dozen buildings spread throughout Toronto's core. One of its future facilities will be the most unique. The public college of 26,000...

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Will Brakes Be Taken Off Backup Alarm Conversion?

Twenty minutes west of Calgary, you’ll find the (mostly) quiet town of Cochrane, Alberta; Cochrane’s no sleepy backwater though; it’s the province’s largest town and has been one of the fastest growing communities in Canada for several...

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