Friday, December 14, 2018

News

Allan Avis Architects of Goderich celebrating 25 years in business

  In early July, Allan Avis Architects Inc., of Goderich, Ontario, will be celebrating their twenty-fifth year in business. A quarter of a century marked by dedication and passion for building history and design with many interesting stories...

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Subcontractors sued over condition of NE ring road in Calgary

  Shoddy construction has resulted in the northeast section of Calgary’s ring road deteriorating more quickly than it should, an $18-million lawsuit claims. Stoney Trail General Partnership (STGP) claims Stoney Trail Constructors (STC),...

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City of Moncton seeks $1.1M from architecture firms for construction problems during museum expansion project

  The City of Moncton claims it's owed $1.1 million by an architecture firm over problems during construction of the Resurgo Place museum, court records show. The tangled dispute alleges structural steel was improperly installed along the...

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Bird-friendly glass to be used in soon to be constructed building in Fredericton

  Fredericton's so-called "sexiest building" will get some additional bells and whistles before it rises downtown. The glass-facade building planned for 140 Carleton St. will feature bird-friendly glass on the first three...

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Avidbots partners with Compass Group to bring robotic automation to the Canadian facilities management market

  Avidbots Corp. today announced that Compass Group has purchased the Neo self-driving floor cleaning robot to enhance cleaning productivity and performance for their clients. The initial deployment is through the Eurest Services facilities...

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Bridging North America consortium selected as preferred bidder to build Gordie Howe International Bridge

  A consortium including Fluor Corp. and AECOM is the “preferred” bidder in a major new bridge project in the Detroit-Windsor corridor, a key artery for trade between the U.S. and Canada. The Detroit-Windsor Bridge Authority, a...

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Kensington Manor in Calgary to be demolished by the end of December because of structural failures

  Months after its residents were quickly evacuated on a November evening, plans are in the works to demolish the now-empty Kensington Manor. Wayne Brown, the coordinator of the safety response unit for the City of Calgary, announced...

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Aqua Q launches in Canada with smarter drainage solutions

  Aqua Q™ (aquaq.ca) is excited to launch its new corporate brand today. The brand is a fresh direction for the drainage division of infrastructure company, Armtec LP, reflecting the change in strategic focus following the sale of its...

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How architects are using virtual reality to walk through buildings that don’t yet exist

  In the studios of Morphosis Architects in Culver City, it is possible to step into the lobby of the new Orange County Museum of Art — even though construction on the museum, which will occupy an empty lot in Costa Mesa, isn’t...

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Microsoft picks architects and contractors for headquarters campus redevelopment project

  Microsoft is one step closer to getting underway with the sweeping refresh of its Redmond, Wash. headquarters campus, with construction set to start later this year. The tech giant this week selected the team of architects,...

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Edmonton infill builder abandons apartment complex to avoid web of red tape, $750,000 hydrant charge

  Red tape is still driving up the cost of condos and new homes in mature neighbourhoods, homebuilders warned city council as it endorsed a new infill plan Tuesday. “Infill is still a very challenging environment for builders,” said...

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Condo buyers will pay the price as Canada retaliates against Trump’s tariffs

  Condo buyers in Canada’s already pricey markets may be the next to pay up as the trade battle with the U.S. radiates through the construction industry. Canada imposed a 25 percent tariff on U.S. steel imports on July 1, retaliating...

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