Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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U of T to build academic wood tower on downtown Toronto campus

The University of Toronto is set to build a 14-storey academic tower made of timber on its downtown Toronto campus – expected to be the tallest mass timber and concrete hybrid building in North America. It follows a growing international trend...

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Pembina Institute reacts to B.C. government’s new carbon pollution legislation

VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — Josha MacNab, national policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the B.C. government’s introduction of Bill 34: “We applaud...

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Canadian housing starts trend stable in April

OTTAWA, May 8, 2018 — The trend in housing starts was 225,696 units in April 2018, compared to 226,942 units in March 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the...

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NSLC unveils designs for cannabis stores in Nova Scotia

Some Nova Scotia liquor stores will soon be fitted with walled-off cannabis zones in preparation for pot legalization this summer, executives say. One vacant store in Halifax will also reopen as the sole pot-only shop in the...

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Chapman Brothers Construction plans to build an asphalt plant in Charlottetown

Chapman Brothers Construction is planning to build an asphalt plant in Charlottetown just north of Sherwood Road and Mount Edward Road — pending public consultation and rezoning. Right now, most of the property in question is zoned for...

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GTA’s top builders and projects honoured at annual awards

GREATER TORONTO, May 7, 2018 /CNW/ - The GTA's home building and land development industry recognized its top builders, projects and marketing initiatives at the 38th annual BILD Awards on Friday, May 4. More than 1,300 industry...

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The 2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture honour outstanding buildings across Canada

Ottawa, May 7, 2018 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards celebrate outstanding design in...

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Bingemans to open Excavation Station for June

KITCHENER, Ont. — An exciting adventure is in the works for Bingemans , as it will open a new outdoor construction-themed amusement zone this upcoming June. Powered by Diggerland, the Excavation Station at FunworX is set to feature uniquely...

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Aecon Group pulls out of the consortium to bid on the Gordie Howe bridge project

A Canadian construction company that came under scrutiny for its ties to a Chinese conglomerate has withdrawn from a team bidding to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Aecon Group, a Toronto-based company, was one of over a dozen firms...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up May 5, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Members are invited to send company news items and press releases before May 11 to be included in the next issue. Thank you for being part of...

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Taj Mahal colour change worries India Supreme Court

India's Supreme Court has instructed the government to seek foreign help to fix what it described as a worrying change in colour at the Taj Mahal. "Even if you have the expertise, you are not utilising it. Or perhaps you don't care," court justices...

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Construction is booming now but without new workers and tech its future is uncertain

The U.S. construction market is booming with no signs of slowing down. According to the USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, 93 percent of contractors expect to see equal or greater profit margins in the next...

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