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Construction Links Media Network: Weekly Round Up January 13, 2018

Welcome and enjoy the top news stories published on the Construction Links Media Network over the past seven days. Is your business profile up-to-date or even missing from the Construction Links Networking directory? This is a service available...

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How drone technology is being used in the architectural community

Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, are gaining in popularity not only among the general public and consumers, but also among professionals working in the AEC industry. We’ve seen ambitious predictions for the use of...

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New home owner in Edmonton frustrated with missing attic insulation despite city’s stamp of approval

An Edmonton man is urging other home buyers to be cautious after unresolved issues turned his family's new home into a nightmare. "It's not a dream home anymore," Jaspreet Noorpuri said in an interview. "We don't even call it a home. We call it...

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EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare selected for Michael Garron Hospital redevelopment project

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare has been selected to design, build, and finance the redevelopment of East York’s Michael Garron Hospital (MGH). Following a rigorous 10-month design and evaluation period, Infrastructure Ontario and the local...

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Toronto’s Port Lands project breaks ground to begin construction

Redevelopment of Toronto's port lands district is a BIG deal for the city. This prime real estate along the shores of Lake Ontario and the plans for the project will keep Toronto in the forefront of being one of the great cities in the world for...

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A look at the difference between prefab, modular, and kit homes

You don’t have to spend your days watching HGTV to know that the world of homebuilding can be complex and riddled with unexpected delays, unforeseen problems, high costs, and even poor construction. As a way of avoiding these problems (and...

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Germany’s building boom slowing down despite a housing shortage

A new economic study says that the rate of construction in Germany is likely to slow down in the near future, despite a continuing housing shortage in major cities and continuing increase in housing prices. "The building of new apartments is...

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Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT tunnel project to resume after a stop-work order was lifted Monday

Occupational Health & Safety officials did the correct thing and shut this project down in early December. I respect the work these people do, especially when they step up to make tough decisions that save lives. The construction industry has...

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Oliver property owner disputes $6,600 bill for clean-up order

I personally have no problem with towns and municipalities issuing a clean-up order to owners of  unsightly properties within their boundaries. There is nothing worse for a homeowner or a business being next door to the community eyesore. After...

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“Crane Girl” who was rescued from Toronto construction crane gets absolute discharge

I have a hard time understanding a person's thought process when they put themselves and others at risk over that potential viral social media "selfie" shot. I hope the victim surcharge she had to pay included the cost of the emergency responders...

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New tool helps building owners save money and energy

Most building owners in Canada should be aware of the savings that can be earned when energy efficiency practices are put into place. However, this is not always the case as there are many old buildings across this country that still have mid-20th...

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Three Teknion workplace products receive 2017 Good Design Awards

Teknion Corporation today announced that three of its workplace furniture products – the Expansion Cityline furniture system, Altos Landscape wall collection and height-adjustable desk, and Nuova Contessa task chair – have been recognized...

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