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2017 Construction Marketing STAR Awards – Call For Entries!

The annual Construction Marketing STAR™ awards recognize and honor marketing excellence of construction industry professionals across a broad range of functional marketing disciplines. STAR and SUPERSTAR recognition will be awarded for sixteen...

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iLLUMA-Drive signs key distribution agreement with iDrive Solutions in Canada and USA

  Burlington, Ontario – June 20th 2017 -  iLLUMA-Drive has signed a key distribution agreement with the Canadian and US divisions of iDrive Solutions Ltd. establishing a sales channel for Canada and US electrical markets. iLLUMA-Drive’s...

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New road infrastructure will help fish populations in Gros Morne National Park

Ongoing construction in Gros Morne National Park is actually helping to improve the fish population. Crews have replaced 86 culverts to make them more fish-friendly. Ecologist Tom Knight says the new culverts that access fish-bearing streams...

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Architects call for Indigenous design for new centre

The former United States embassy building in Ottawa is not a culturally appropriate space for an Indigenous Centre, says the Indigenous Task Force of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), on the eve of National Aboriginal...

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JMAA architecture selected to design new senior’s lodge in Innisfail

With more than two years passing since millions of dollars of provincial and federal funding was announced for the construction of a new facility to replace the aging Autumn Glen Lodge for seniors, the Alberta government has finally selected...

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Australia to strip buildings of ‘flammable’ cladding after Grenfell disaster

Authorities in Australia are set to strip buildings of ‘flammable’ cladding in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The Times reported officials estimate at least 2,700 buildings in New South Wales have aluminium composite cladding similar...

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Ontario investing $33.5 million in Hamilton school infrastructure projects

Hamilton will see $33.5 million invested in major school infrastructure projects, including two new schools and an addition starting this year. The announcement was made by Education Minister Mitzie Hunter at Glen Brae Elementary School...

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Lock-off suites touted as affordability fix in Vancouver

A North Vancouver developer says the “lock-off” suites in a new townhome development will ease affordability concerns and help make the homes more flexible for growing or shrinking families. “A lot of the people we’re dealing...

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Passive housing is a very active way to combat climate change and cut costs

Imagine living in a house which heats and cools itself, which saves significantly on energy costs and keeps you healthy and comfortable – and helps to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the process. The good news is that, in the UK and several...

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How this 3D-printing robot will change the construction industry

Starting as a niche technology, 3D printing has been around for a long time. And talk of how this technology could transform the construction industry, largely theoretical, has long circulated, too. But now, thanks to Silicon...

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Can green construction compromise fire safety?

For the past decade, engineers specializing in fire safety have worried about the hidden danger posed by the kind of insulated metallic skin that transported flames up a highrise apartment building in London, killing dozens. Panels of the...

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How old tires can make stronger concrete

For some time now, crumbs of rubber from ground-up discarded tires have been used to produce a more resilient form of asphalt. Researchers from the University of British Columbia are taking things in a different direction, however, by using...

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