Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Construction booms in B.C., as skilled worker shortage grows

The construction industry is booming across British Columbia and while a record-breaking number of projects are underway, there is a growing shortage of skilled workers to do them. Close to a third of a trillion dollars worth of construction...

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From the Publisher’s Desk – September 30 – Construction Links Media

Random thoughts, notes, opinions and comments on the building, design and repair industry throughout the past work week:   This week I linked an article that was published in the Montreal gazette titled Cannabis and construction:...

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Canada’s Largest Design-Build Event in Calgary October 12 and 13

OTTAWA, September 29, 2017 – The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) will be organizing a national design-build conference October 12 -13 in Calgary at the Delta Hotels Downtown. Those needing design-build basics, there is a one-day...

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Nominations Open for Canadian Construction Association’s Awards

OTTAWA, Friday September 29, 2017 - The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry, whether through...

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Innovus Power wins major independent study

University of Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy Reports: Innovus provides the optimal economic solution for renewable energy integration for Northern Remote Communities A recent study by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy...

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Magic Lite 2013 Ltd announces the new expanded selection of Thin-Line LED Down Light

     Burlington, Ontario – September 28, 2017 Magic Lite 2013 Ltd. is pleased to announce our newly expanded Thin Line downlight selection. To add to our already impressive Thin-Line family of 3”,4”,6”,8”,10” and 12” variations,...

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City of Winnipeg loses lawsuit against water treatment plant contractors because of lawyer mistake

A lawsuit over Winnipeg's water-treatment plant has evaporated after the city took too long to file a statement of claim, depriving taxpayers of a chance to recover up to $20 million — and costing a city lawyer their job. In 2015, the city...

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Why the world needs net-zero buildings by 2050

Earlier this summer, a global banking giant announced a major drive to reduce the energy use in its portfolio of over 5,500 properties in 60 countries and a commitment to source 100 percent of its energy from renewables by 2020. The move was highly...

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Can year-round internal air quality be achieved without fans?

One of my students recently asked the following question: In terms of air quality, if you were to consider a non-electrical ventilation system full time, or just during the summer months, is there a device that can be installed, to test air flow,...

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Vancouver’s tech boom could worsen housing affordability crisis

Vancouver’s lack of affordable housing is critical and will get worse without “transformational” changes — including more private-sector rental stock — the city’s top housing official told B.C.’s building industry on Tuesday. The...

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BC local governments recognized for leadership in wood design and building at 2017 Union of BC Municipalities Convention

VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Six local governments were recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention today in Vancouver for their leadership in the use of wood both architecturally and structurally in their community...

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Charlottetown contractor wants to see more green roofs

When Shaman Ferraro gazes across Charlottetown from the 11th-storey green space on the Holman Grand Hotel, he sees a lot of flat, grey roofs. "You can see the stark difference of the green roof behind me compared to the flat roofs in the area...

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