Friday, September 21, 2018

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The technology behind the reason Los Angeles is painting some of its streets white

In the race to combat climate change, the city of Los Angeles is employing a surprising new tactic -- covering its streets in a grayish-white coating known as CoolSeal. It's sprayed onto the roadway with trucks, then spread across the surface...

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Oops! Silo demolition goes wrong in Denmark

Demolition experts were left red-faced when a silo they tried to bring down fell the wrong way and crushed a cultural center. Onlookers who had gathered to see the explosion in the town of Vordingborg initially cheered when the detonation began...

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How raftlike homes and buoyant buildings may be a fix for rising sea levels

From New York to Shanghai, coastal cities around the world are at risk from rising sea levels and unpredictable storm surges. But rather than simply building higher seawalls to hold back floodwaters, many builders and urban planners are turning to...

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The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal unveils the winning project from the architectural competition

MONTREAL, April 9, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal had the great pleasure of unveiling today the winning project of the architectural competition launched in June 2017 and presenting the design and preliminary...

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Trans Mountain Expansion project on hold and now in jeopardy

 In a move reminiscent to what TransCanada did a month before it put the kybosh on the Energy East Pipeline Project, Kinder Morgan put out a press release Sunday, April 8, in which the company said it would curtail spending on the project if things...

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New CEO appointed for the Standards Council of Canada

OTTAWA, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chantal Guay as Chief Executive Officer of the Standards Council...

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20 years later and lessons learned from the B.C. leaky condo crisis in 1998

James Balderson was thrilled when he purchased his Vancouver townhouse in 1991 — until the rain started to fall and drip through the lights in the ceiling.  "I bought a brand-new, four-bedroom, leaky, rotten condo townhouse,"...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up April 7, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Members are invited to send company news items and press releases before April 13 to be included in the next issue. Thank you for being part of...

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CCDC seminars to focus on project delivery, IPD and procurement

OTTAWA, April 6, 2018 - The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is launching a series of cross-country seminars in April - May 2018 that will introduce new and updated documents, with a particular focus on project delivery methods,...

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Building smart cities the smarter way

Much promotion of smart cities assumes that municipalities will take a proactive, top-down, technology-first approach to urban progress. Thus far, these initiatives look for some forward-thinking city official (or immensely deep-pocketed private...

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Artificial intelligence and the construction sector

The engineering and construction (E&C) sector is worth more than $10 trillion a year. And while its customers are increasingly sophisticated, it remains severely underdigitized. To lay out the landscape of technology, we conducted a...

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Canadian government announces $10.2 million in funding to help apprentices complete their training

MORRISBURG, ON, April 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to succeed in a changing economy. The skilled trades are good, well-paying, middle class...

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