Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Multi-family construction project in Winkler Manitoba leave neighbours with concerns

A variance was approved for the construction of a 4-plex in Winkler at a recent city council meeting, despite some objections from concerned citizens. Local resident Mel Braun expressed concern the developer had begun work on the project before...

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Technology: Hyperloop system could get you from Toronto to Montreal in 39 minutes

The Toronto-Montreal corridor has taken the prize as one of the strongest candidates in the world for a hyperloop system that could cut travel time between the cities from five hours to just 39 minutes. But transportation expert Martin Collier...

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Productivity: Does the construction industry need more huge contractors?

EVER since the financial crisis, the world has been plagued by weak productivity growth. One explanation is that in uncertain times firms are keener to take more people on to the payroll than to invest heavily in new equipment. The construction...

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Phase one of West Vancouver’s Grosvenor Ambleside condo & retail project nearly complete

Phase one of Grosvenor Ambleside, a mixed-use luxury condominium and retail development in West Vancouver’s Ambleside neighbourhood, is nearly complete. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the first building of 57 homes. The second...

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Are “Green” Buildings Killing Us?

Does calling a building “green” mean it’s healthy? Not according to researchers from the nonprofit research institution Silent Spring, who found dozens of harmful chemicals in newly renovated, LEED-certified low-income public housing in...

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Canadian home sales edge up in August

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a small gain in August 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.3% from July to...

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Old post office redevelopment project takes shape in Cambridge

Even though the floors are dusty and littered with construction equipment, tools and ladders, the view from inside the old post office is remarkable. The city's restoration project to turn the 130-year-old former post office into a newfangled...

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Introducing the launch of the International Woodrise Alliance

MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - On September 14, in Bordeaux, France, representatives at WOODRISE 2017, the 1stworld congress dedicated to midrise and tall wood buildings, will make a formal call to take one step closer toward carbon...

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NEB clears path for TransMountain construction following audit

The National Energy Board has cleared Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. to begin construction on a marine terminal as part of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, which runs between Alberta and Burnaby, B.C. “They are free to start at...

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Neighbours push city to regulate U of T fraternity, sorority houses as multi-tenant properties

Neighbours who are sick of the noise and garbage coming from University of Toronto fraternity and sorority houses are demanding that the city regulate them as multi-tenant properties, and their local councillor is echoing their concerns. "In the...

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Edmonton’s Ice District will be ‘like nothing in North America’

Construction work at Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district is busy. Very busy. And that brings a lot of joy to Glen Scott, president of Katz Group Real Estate. “There is nothing like this in North America or the world...

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How to build hurricane-proof cities

Almost exactly 117 years ago, a Category 4 hurricane made landfall on the barrier-island city of Galveston, Texas, with the storm surge and winds destroying at least half of the residential areas and killing at least 6,000 people. The September 8,...

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