Friday, December 14, 2018

News

A look at 5 technologies that are changing construction

  The construction industry, in general, suffers from a traditional hesitancy to embrace nascent technologies, caused partly because projects take years to plan and complete. Recently, however, progressive construction honchos have begun to...

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IAPMO makes UMC Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) available for public comment

  Ontario, Calif. (June 29, 2018) — In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects, IAPMO would like to announce a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to the 2018 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code® (UMC) has been...

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Part of McGill’s new residence hall building crumbles to sidewalk

  Parts of the outside of McGill’s New Residence Hall fell to the sidewalk on Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured, but a car was taken away on a flatbed truck. The Montreal fire department received a call around 3 p.m. to go to...

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Toronto City Council approves zoning amendment to permit construction of laneway suites

  Bylaw amendments that will permit the construction of laneway suites in residential neighbourhoods in Toronto and East York have been approved by city council. The amendments to the city’s official plan and zoning bylaw were enacted...

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Canadian student shortlisted in global competition for sustainable energy idea

  Toronto, ON - An idea to harness wind energy in the jet stream above cities such as Toronto with a ‘flying generator’ has been named on a shortlist of five entries for North America in a global competition run by RICS (the Royal...

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Intelex Technologies appoints Nicole Radziwill as Quality Practice Leader, EHSQ Content Strategy

  Intelex Technologies, a leading global provider of cloud-based Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management software, announced today the appointment of Nicole Radziwill, Quality Practice Leader. In...

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Inspired young people propose solutions to future-proof cities in global competition

  Five North American solutions were shortlisted in a global competition run by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). It asked young people to propose solutions to the most urgent problems affecting global cities and...

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Canadian hyperloop company threatens to relocate to Europe over non-political support

  A Canadian hyperloop company is threatening to relocate its headquarters to Europe unless it gets political support at home for the implementation of its technology that would transport goods and passengers through tubes at airplane...

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Warning issued for scam targeting construction contractors

  The owner of an Edmonton renovation company is warning other contractors not to fall for an unusual scam that involved a stolen cheque, a fake floor plan and a vacant house. James Belovich of Refine Renovations said if he hadn't been...

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Coroner’s inquest in New Brunswick makes recommendations to improve safety at construction project sites

  BATHURST (GNB) – Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of people working at construction project sites. The recommendations follow a coroner’s inquest in Bathurst. A mandatory inquest into the death of Jean-Guy...

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New building material created out of fungus, rice and glass

Would you live in a house made of fungus? It’s not just a rhetorical question: fungi are the key to a new low-carbon, fire-resistant and termite-deterring building material. This type of material, known as a mycelium composite, uses...

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IAPMO’s Chaney, Hansen participate in SCCP workshop on water and sanitation systems in India

  New Delhi, India (June 27, 2018) — International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) CEO GP Russ Chaney, in his role as Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors, and IAPMO...

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