Sunday, August 19, 2018

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How homeowners can avoid bad contractors and make good smart decisions

  Picture this: A homeowner wants to update the kitchen in his or her home, and a contractor is called. Without too much quibbling, the details are finalized and the work begins. But then things start to go wrong. This scenario doesn’t...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up August 4, 2018

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

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Beleaguered Murrayville House condo complex in Langley up for sale after judge nullifies all previous pre-sale contracts

  The beleaguered Murrayville House condo complex in Langley is up for sale, after a judge nullified all previous pre-sale contracts. Pre-sale buyers will now be given the first opportunity to buy units, but at much higher prices than...

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Former Board Member – Waterfront Toronto deal with Sidewalk Labs is ‘shortchanging’ city

  Prominent developer Julie Di Lorenzo resigned from the Waterfront Toronto board this week saying she does not believe the public corporation’s deal with Google sister company Sidewalk Labs “is in the best interest of the corporation...

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Graham Construction and Engineering fights back against Alberta government over Grande Prairie hospital controversy

  The Calgary-based construction firm slammed by the Alberta government for delays on the $763-million Grande Prairie hospital said the province is shooting the messenger and was well aware of project details. The government’s...

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Construction industry reeling with skyrocketing steel prices

  Skyrocketing steel prices are wreaking havoc with local construction projects and at least one Hamilton affordable housing charity says it needs to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to manage new costs. Amid the turmoil...

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Molson Coors Canada selects Pomerleau-Alberici as design-builder for its new modern brewery in Quebec

  MONTREAL, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Molson Coors Canada is pleased to announce that the company has selected a partnership comprised of Pomerleau Inc. and Alberici Constructors, Ltd. (Pomerleau-Alberici) as the design-builder for the...

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Traditionally low-tech construction industry attracts $1.3 billion in venture capital

  Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and tech investment. Investment in AEC firms—architecture, engineering, and construction—have blossomed...

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Jumpstart congratulates inclusive play grant recipients

  TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, inclusive and accessible play will be brought to more communities across the country. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities' inaugural Accessibility Grants, including three separate awards of $1...

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City of Vancouver asks developer combine play areas in condo and social housing project

  The City of Vancouver is asking the developer of a proposed West End condo building to combine what was two separate playgrounds — one for the market condo portion of the building and another for the social housing — into one, to avoid...

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Asbestos might be making a comeback thanks to Trump’s EPA

  Asbestos, a dangerous carcinogen outlawed in more than 55 countries, could make a comeback in the United States, under Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has even made it easier for companies to introduce new uses of...

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Using ‘facial recognition’ technology on buildings to unlock architectural secrets

About a decade ago, a modest update to Apple's iPhoto software showed me a new way to study architectural history. The February 2009 update added facial recognition, allowing users to tag friends and loved ones in their photos. After a few...

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