Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Sole-practitioner from Manitoba inducted as 2018 President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

OTTAWA, February 13, 2018 — Michael J. Cox, FRAIC, an architect from Manitoba who has led numerous organizations and is passionate about the contribution architects can make in their communities, is the 79th President of the Royal Architectural...

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Submit your registration – 5th annual Student Design Competition

Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) Grand Valley and Toronto Chapters proudly present the 5th annual Student Design Competition, open to all current post-secondary school students in Ontario with an interest in construction-related activities...

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Lean Construction Conference to Gather Practitioners in Vancouver

Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) announced today that its 2018 training day and conference will be held in Vancouver April 24 – 26. “The registration is open,” said LCI-C co-chair Kathleen Lausman. “If you are among the first...

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Howland Green introduces the first Net Positive Energy office building in Canada

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Howland Green Homes Ltd., is about to embark on something that has not been done in Canada before. It's bringing to market a building so revolutionary, that it will produce more energy than it will consume....

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Check out this house being 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, this 400-square-foot home (37 square meters) was built in just a day, at a cost of...

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A look at the darkest building on Earth

The pistes of Pyeongchang may be blinding white with snow as the Winter Olympics kicks off in South Korea, but among the ice rinks and bobsleigh tracks stands something completely different: the darkest building on the planet. Lurking between the...

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Dan Daniels Assumes Duties as Chairman of IWSH Foundation

Ontario, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Dan Daniels, retired chief plumbing inspector for Pueblo, Colo., and a former IAPMO president (2010-11), has taken over as chairman of the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), a...

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Security Expert – Chinese firm’s ‘problematic history’ warrants review of Aecon takeover

As reported on BNN, the “problematic history” of China Communications Construction Company (CCCI) warrants a full national security review of its proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Canada’s Aecon Group, according to  a national security...

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Winnipeg-based architectural intern wins Indigenous housing award

During his undergraduate studies in architecture at the University of Manitoba, Evan Taylor was involved in a project where students worked with northern remote Indigenous communities and spent time in the communities to overcome the chronic problem...

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Calgary-based landlord looking to invest in rental properties where his tenants would be allowed to smoke marijuana once legal

A Calgary-based landlord says he's looking to invest in rental properties where his tenants would be allowed to smoke marijuana after it becomes legal. William Blake has been involved with residential rentals for the past 20 years, and owns...

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Team of researchers make wood that is 12 times tougher than regular wood

There are many excellent reasons planes aren’t made out of wood, but one of these just got knocked down. A team of researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) has managed to make wood that is 12 times tougher than regular wood, and literally...

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Canadian Construction Association strengthens its advocacy efforts and members services with the addition of two executives

OTTAWA, February 12, 2018 –Canadian Construction Association (CCA) announced that Rodrigue Gilbert and Janet Slavin have joined the association. “As CCA celebrates its 100 years of service in 2018, we are also looking to the future. I am...

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