Monday, December 11, 2017

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How safe are old buildings? Lessons learned from the London fire tragedy

While this article discusses building safety in the UK, every country should review their current fire & building codes. Editor of Construction Links Media In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a fire burned through Grenfell Tower, a...

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Property developers call for changes to Ontario rent-control measures

Property developers in Ontario are calling for changes to rent-control measures announced by the province in April, saying they are too harsh and are already causing builders to cancel apartment construction projects. Jim Murphy, chief executive...

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Downtown Toronto is getting its first new long-term care home in years

Toronto seniors are struggling with a scarcity of quality long-term care beds and affordable housing units. Soon, one downtown building will have both. The Rekai Centres, which has run long-term care homes in the city dating back to 1955,...

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How wearable technology could save lives and dollars in construction industry

At first glance, there’s nothing remarkable about SolePower’s latest work boot prototype. The East Liberty-based startup has gone through at least 20 other iterations of the boot, and this one took about six months to create. The footwear...

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Modern Engineer: How to add 39 tons of steel to the top of the Empire State Building

When engineers made plans to reinforce and upgrade the carrying capacity of the Empire State Building’s mast and tower by adding 39 tons of steel, they had to find a way to protect pedestrians from falling rivets, tools and materials. Roofing...

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Mike Moore teams up with ELAN to promote personalized selling at 2017 Pacific Coast Builder Conference

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, June 14, 2017 — Smart home personalization sells more homes, and no one understands this better than renown new home personalization and sales authority Mike Moore and ELAN, the industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of...

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Building Design: How looking at a building can trigger headaches, seizures

The world of architecture and building design is changing the way the professionals are shaping our urban landscape. It's three o'clock -- you're at work, struggling to focus during the afternoon lull. You gaze out of your office window, hoping...

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Tips for managing multiple generations working at a construction site

In today's construction industry, as well as other industries, we are seeing a blend of generations acting together at a single site or workplace. Many companies have high goals and metrics regarding diversity, which means that they are...

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7 Big Benefits of BIM for construction, engineering and architecture

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a challenge to fully grasp for a surprisingly simple reason: At its core, it’s a form of systems thinking. A full system designed to facilitate interactions between architects, engineers, customers and...

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Saskatchewan construction industry pushing for prompt payment legislation

Saskatchewan’s construction industry advocate is pushing for the province to introduce legislation that would set measures around when companies get paid for completed work. Mark Cooper, the president of the Saskatchewan Construction...

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19 giant infrastructure projects that could reshape the world

The world is full of unfathomably huge projects happening right under our noses. Take the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which will link three major Chinese cities in the country's quest to bring 42 million people together. Or Norway's plan...

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Construction company wins lawsuit against City of Castlegar

A judge has ruled against the City of Castlegar in a case brought forward by a local construction company. Maglio Installations Ltd. accused the City of Castlegar of being in breech of contract for the way it awarded the contract to build the...

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