Friday, June 22, 2018

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City of Ottawa staff approve Château Laurier redesign project

City staff are recommending council approve a proposed addition to the iconic Château Laurier that heritage advocates have denounced. In a report released late on Monday, city staff said the proposed addition is better than the parking garage...

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HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines agree to pay $40K fine over lead paint violations

Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the HGTV television show “Fixer Upper,” have settled with the United States Environmental Protection Agency over allegations that they violated rules for the safe handling of lead paint during home...

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How AI could help the construction industry work faster and safer

Construction workers are killed on the job five times more often than other laborers. Now a new kind of construction worker—a data scientist—aims to use artificial intelligence to predict the likelihood of injury and intervene.  Suffolk, a...

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IAPMO seeks UPC Legionella Task Group members to examine waterborne pathogens and associated scald risk provisions

Ontario, Calif. (June 11, 2018) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is accepting applications from technical experts interested in participating on a task group relating to Legionella, waterborne pathogens,...

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Technology: UpCodes AI is “the spellcheck for buildings”

For many architects, the hardest part of their job starts after they finish designing a building, when the onerous process of code compliance begins. Written to ensure the safety and accessibility of buildings, codes dictate everything from the...

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Kamloops volunteer program pairs retired tradespeople with seniors to help them with home repairs

Kamloops' United Way is putting retired tradespeople back to work in a new program that helps seniors with repairs and odd jobs. The program pairs retirees with seniors who need help around the house. Kristi Rintoul, the United Way's senior...

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Demolition of Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg begins

Fourteen years after troops pulled out, and a decade after First Nations groups began fighting the federal government in the courts for the property, the long-awaited demolition of the former Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg has begun. Opened during...

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3 World Trade Center to open this week after years of delays

An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood. Monday’s ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot (329-meter) 3 World Trade Center marks a...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up June 9, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by Construction Links Network.   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Sign-up to receive the Weekly Round...

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Canadian housing starts trend declines in May

OTTAWA, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ - The trend in housing starts was 216,362 units in May 2018, compared to 225,481 units in April 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of...

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Safety Bulletin: Hazards of using Prusik slings in fall-protection systems

Some workers use Pusik slings as rope grabs, as part of their personal fall-protection system. A Prusik sling, however, does not protect workers who might instinctively grasp their system’s rope grabs during falls. Some commercially available...

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Cascadia Windows’ Universal Series named the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year

Toronto, ON – June 8, 2018 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce that Cascadia Windows is the winner of the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award for their Universal Series product line. The company was...

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