Friday, June 22, 2018

News

Chartwell breaks ground on premium retirement community in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Chartwell Retirement Residences unveils plans and breaks ground for Chartwell Wescott, a new retirement residence located in the refined area of Ambleside in the Windermere neighbourhood in...

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A look at smart window technology that channel magnetic fluids to shade and heat rooms

Our future selves might look back and wonder how we ever handled having just plain old glass in our windows. Curtains or blinds might get the flick in favor of a variety of smart windows that can tint themselves or turn opaque on command,...

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Toronto raises performance standards for new development, targets zero emissions by 2030

The City of Toronto has updated the Toronto Green Standard to include stepped performance targets to approach zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030. This update represents a critical step toward achieving City Council's low-carbon goals...

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ASSE International to publish new working pressure magazine in March

Mokena, Ill. (Jan. 18, 2018) — In March 2018, ASSE International will launch the first issue of its new magazine: Working Pressure . The quarterly magazine will be distributed in print to ASSE International members and online to the public and...

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Toronto District School Board shuts down construction project after scaffolding falls on a student

The Toronto District School Board says work "has been paused" on a construction project at Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School after a piece of scaffolding fell on a student on Monday morning, CBC Toronto has learned. The girl was...

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New ICC certification makes Cantsink the sole source for widest helix products

Cantsink Manufacturing is now the only maker of helical piers at 16-inch and 19-inch diameters that offer certification from the International Code Council. The ICC is an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes...

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Indigenous architects from across Canada prepare for international competition in Venice

A team of Indigenous architects from across the country is getting ready to represent Canada in a prestigious international architecture competition. Led by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, the exhibit called Unceded: Voices of the Land will...

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Zeidler announces addition to Calgary partnership team

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 17, 2018 /CNW/ -- Zeidler Partnership Architects, an architecture firm in Canada, has announced that the company's Calgary partnership team has expanded, bringing on architect James Brown. Brown, who spent 19 years...

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Roadway material innovations that could save infrastructure repair costs

‘Tis the season of the pothole—and a myriad of other problems to do with road infrastructure. Winter brings out the worst in pavement: Once water penetrates surface cracks, it expands as ice in freezing temperatures, weakening and displacing the...

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The countdown to human-free construction in less than 10 years away

Humans have an ancient desire to make machines work for us without intervention. The first successful example dates back over 2,000 years to the Greek mathematician Ctesibius. Plagued by the inaccuracies of traditional water clocks, he invented an...

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Alberta Labor investigating Lethbridge construction site safety incident

Alberta Labour confirmed to Global News on Tuesday that an investigation is underway at a Lethbridge construction site, a day after a man fell six metres down a manhole. The rope rescue team was called to the site on Monday afternoon to save the...

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A look at the 10 fastest growing careers in the construction industry

The construction industry has high employment projections and is expected to see substantial growth over the next few years. Construction and extraction occupations are expected to grow 11% between 2016 and 2026, faster than the 7% average forecast...

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