Sunday, February 25, 2018

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5-year-old boy inducted into 14 Construction Engineering Squadron

14 Construction Engineering Squadron grew by one new member on August 23. In a community close to Lunenburg, Emerson Murphy-Tanner was sworn in by Major Craig Bradshaw, CO of 14 CES—in his kitchen. Emerson couldn’t come to the Headquarters...

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A look at a Toronto area construction company that is ‘veteran-led, soldier-run.’

A Toronto-area construction company is trying to make the return to civilian life easier for soldiers coming back from the battlefields of Kandahar. "There are a lot of soldiers that were looking for help, that didn't know what the next steps...

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Revised Quebec regulation on volunteer construction work delayed

A bylaw that would permit volunteer construction work in schools, non-profit organizations and hospitals has yet to become law, contrary to what the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security announced in April, Presse Canadienne learned on...

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‘The Canadian construction sector is for sale,’ as Aecon looks for a bidder

Canada's construction industry may soon have a better idea of how attractive it is to the increasingly globalized building sector as one of its biggest catches sits on the auction block awaiting bidders. Toronto-based Aecon Group Inc. is in the...

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Gemite announces release of new brochures for specific markets

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 4, 2017) – Gemite, manufacturer of specialty construction materials and waterproofing systems is pleased to announce the release of new brochures addressing specific markets.  Each brochure explains the benefits of...

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IAPMO Standards Council issues TIA UMC-005-15

Ontario, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2017) — The IAPMO Standards Council on Aug. 31 issued a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) amending the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code (U M C ® ) . TIA UMC-005-15 revises UMC Section 603.4.1 Length...

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Hydro-Québec to sponsor TeamMTL’s entry in prestigious international housing design competition

Hydro-Québec announced today that it will sponsor TeamMTL’s entry in the Solar Decathlon China 2018, which takes place in Dezhou, Shandong Province, in northeastern China. Hydro-Québec, with the support of Québec’s Ministère de...

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Preliminary designs of new Arlington Bridge in Winnipeg expected by January

With development plans underway to replace Winnipeg's 105-year-old Arlington Bridge, the project's advisory committee is looking for public feedback on preliminary ideas. "We have a good idea of what the design is going to look like," bridge...

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ASSE International seeks input on new Commercial Water Treatment Standard

Mokena, Ill. (Sept. 1, 2017) — ASSE International is calling for interested and knowledgeable individuals to join the ASSE 1087 working group to develop the first complete water treatment standard for non-residential installations. ASSE 1087,...

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A look at a new Berlin apartment building literally purifies the city’s air

Daniel Libeskind‘s first residential project in Berlin is a spectacular faceted building that literally purifies the air. Sapphire is clad in geometric stoneware tiles coated in a layer of titanium dioxide that breaks down dirt and grime when...

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Dartmouth’s new green building project has signed its first tenant ahead of its anticipated spring 2018 opening

The Wilkinson Project, a Dartmouth, N.S. warehouse that’s part of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s zero carbon building pilot program, has signed its first tenant ahead of its anticipated spring 2018 opening. “The industrial...

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How hidden robots will power Hong Kong’s smart city ambitions

Earlier this year, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a consultancy study advising the Hong Kong government on the next steps towards becoming a smart city. The report was commissioned last September by the Innovation and Technology Bureau, and a...

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