Friday, December 14, 2018

News

Stratford, PE zoning bylaws under review to allow for more affordable housing

  The Town of Stratford may soon loosen up restrictions around secondary suites as a way to provide some more affordable housing options in the community. The town is currently going through a review of zoning bylaws, with the issue of...

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QuickContractors.com acquires Cycle Profix Inc.

  QuickContractors.com Inc. ("QuickContractors") announced today that it has acquired Cycle Profix Inc. ("Profix") a Montreal-based National retail service provider specializing in in-store assembly, including bicycles, seasonal...

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Advantage Waste protects fleet with Brigade cameras

  When one of Ontario-based recycling collection firm, Advantage Waste’s front loader garbage trucks was involved in a traffic collision with a reckless car driver; a lack of witnesses meant local police had little choice but to write off...

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Housing affordability at ‘crisis level’ in Vancouver

  Housing affordability in Canada's most expensive market — Vancouver — is at "crisis levels," according to a new study, which says the re-acceleration of home prices, along with higher interest rates, are "slamming" ownership...

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A look at buildings that can cool themselves

  The average temperature for June and July in Pomona, California, is in the 80s, and the building that Pablo La Roche’s office is in doesn’t have air conditioning. “But it’s still around 73 degrees inside, and very comfortable,”...

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How To Create The Best Marketing Strategy In Any Industry

When it comes to running a successful business, good marketing is usually half the battle. The product has to be right, the price fits, and best of all, you should have a whole range of distribution channels. However, marketing, without doubt, is...

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Simcoe County District School Board receives green light to build new Barrie high school

The public school board has received the go-ahead to begin building a new high school in Barrie’s rapidly growing southeast end. That means it could open in September 2020, several years behind schedule in a high-growth area due to a variety...

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Proposed 65-storey tower would be Ottawa’s tallest

  A developer building on a spot across from the Bayview LRT station is proposing what would be the city's tallest building: one that would soar to 65 storeys. TIP Albert GP Inc. owns the 1.44 hectare property at 900 Albert St., at the...

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Trump’s plan for infrastructure rebuild is now more costly due to steel tariffs

  President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure. He also wants to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But that second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the...

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A joint team from McGill University and Concordia University heads to China for the sustainable home construction competition

  After months of preparation, the members of TeamMTL will depart for Dezhou, China, on July 3, 2018, to participate in the Solar Decathlon 2018 competition, which brings together 21 teams from 11 countries and 43 universities. From...

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IAPMO seeks Plumbing Standards Committee members for development of national standards for the U.S. and Canada

  The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems, such as jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up June 30, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by Construction Links Network.   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Save time - Click here to...

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