Friday, September 21, 2018

News

Cities are being redesigned to protect pedestrians from vehicles

Brad Done watched carefully as a machinist drilled a hole into a bright yellow metal tube about a metre long and 10 centimetres across at his Surrey, B.C., business, Reliance Foundry. The pole is called a bollard, designed to be set into the...

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University of Calgary begins MacKimmie Tower redevelopment project

The University of Calgary has begun a large-scale redevelopment project of MacKimmie Tower, which will last until summer 2019. The renovations are part of a larger plan to redevelop the MacKimmie Complex and the Professional Faculties...

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Construction starts on Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street revitalization plan

Construction has begun on a massive new revitalization plan on one of Montreal’s most important commercial areas, Sainte-Catherine Street. The portion of the street from Atwater Avenue to de Bleury Street is getting an entire makeover: The...

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12-storey residential building in Esquimalt to be built with timber modules

A 12-storey, 83-unit prefabricated residential building at Constance Avenue and Admirals Road was given the green light by Esquimalt council after a public hearing this week. The Corvette Landing project will be the second-highest tall-timber...

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Construction labour shortage in B.C. is a massive barrier to new housing development

Even with good intentions, appropriate funding and expedited permitting processes, there simply aren’t enough construction tradespeople to build all the homes required to meet B.C.'s housing targets, according to a group of industry...

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Recreation and Culture centre presented at Weyburn city council meeting

The City of Weyburn gave a presentation on the new Recreation and Culture Centre to be built in Jubilee Park and connected to the new elementary school building. The design has two floors with a combination of art facilities and sports facilities...

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Women’s shelter in St. Thomas wins award for innovative design

Violence Against Women Services Elgin County (VAWSEC) opened its new emergency shelter in 2016 on Princess Avenue in St. Thomas after provincial funding and $1.2 million in community donations made it happen. The innovative design for Women’s...

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Celebrating safe choices In Construction – Safety Week 2018

The choices we make — big or small — can have a huge impact on our safety and the safety of those around us. This is especially true in the construction industry, where thousands of men and women rely on each other every day to stay safe....

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Ontario Investing in Mass Timber Construction

Ontario is investing in research, education and construction of tall wood buildings so more wood products can be used in new homes and taller buildings through the new Mass Timber Program. This program is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action...

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Schneider Electric announces availability of Premset: medium voltage switchgear that is smart grid ready

Mississauga, Ont. – April 24, 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is announcing Premset – its new range of medium voltage (MV) switchgear. This innovative compact and modular...

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$12.5-million donation from Peter and Diana Thomson launches $100-million Heart of the East Campaign to transform community healthcare in East Toronto

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), Toronto East Health Network marked a major milestone in its history by breaking ground on the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre and redevelopment of the hospital...

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Acton Ostry Architects announce three new associates

We are pleased to announce Milos Begovic, Mark Simpson and Nathaniel Straathof as associates of Acton Ostry Architects. The new associates join principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry; associate principals, Alan Davies and Alex Percy; and,...

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