Friday, December 14, 2018

News

Construction contractors embrace new technologies as fatalities rise

  Fatalities in the construction sector are on the rise as the industry’s workforce ages and youngsters show no interest in replacing them — a challenge that safety experts are looking to mitigate in part through the use of new...

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Washington State University team develops unique building system made from construction waste

  A Washington State University team has developed a unique building system made from low-value construction waste that they hope can reduce waste while creating affordable housing. A prototype structure featuring the drywall-based bricks...

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Ottawa city council approves Trinity Group’s project along Albert Street corridor

  The controversial plan to build three towers at 900 Albert St. — including one at 65 storeys, which would be the city's tallest — was approved by city council Wednesday in a vote of 16 to five. Coun. Catherine McKenney, who...

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City of Regina issues RFP to fill Capital Pointe hole

  The City of Regina has begun the process of filling the Capital Pointe hole. “The City has commenced a public procurement process to continue the work of filling the hole at 1971 Albert Street. A request for proposal has been issued...

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Penticton becoming hub for modular construction industry

  The modular housing industry is on the rise in Penticton, with new businesses coming to town to set up plants. “We’ve had a well-established history of this industry in Penticton and the new companies are certainly taking advantage...

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August construction start for new Green Bay Health Centre in Newfoundland Labrador

  SPRINGDALE, N.L. – If all goes according to plan, residents of the Green Bay region will have a new health care centre in Springdale in less than two years. Health and Community Services Minister John Haggie announced today, July 11,...

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IWSH teams up with DigDeep for Navajo Nation Community Plumbing Challenge

  Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2018) — The Navajo Water Project, an initiative of the nonprofit organization DigDeep that was among the 2018 recipients of the U.S. Water Prize, will be the focus of IWSH’s 2018 international Community...

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Belleville council approves new police station tender

  Belleville council has approved the tender to build its new police station at an estimated cost of $26.3 million, more than $6 million above the original estimate made in 2013. All councillors except Coun. Mitch Panciuk endorsed the...

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Global organizations unite to solve fire safety in buildings through industry standards

  RICS has joined more than 30 organizations from around the world to develop landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings. The group, known as the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, was launched...

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Edmonton City Council approves controversial Holyrood development

  After three different designs were proposed for the redevelopment of a site in Holyrood, each of which were rejected by the City of Edmonton’s design committee, city councillors voted to approve the latest version of Regency...

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Is China’s construction industry putting earth’s ozone layer back at risk?

  China is responsible for a dangerous spike in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a chemical outlawed for its destructive impact on Earth’s ozone layer, according to an exhaustive report released Monday by the UK-based Environmental...

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Last phase of Railyards development in Victoria unveiled

  The final addition to the Railyards development in Victoria West has been unveiled as final plans go to City of Victoria staff for review. The residential property at 701 Tyee Rd. – also known as Horizon, phase three – is proposed...

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