Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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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A Canadian construction company that came under scrutiny for its ties to a Chinese conglomerate has withdrawn from a team bidding to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge.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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Graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter‘s Center for Graphene Science developed a new technique to incorporate graphene in concrete production with the help of nanoengineering...

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Habitat for Humanity GTA cuts ribbon on new 13-home project in Brampton during Women Build

BRAMPTON, ON, May 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Habitat for Humanity GTA kicked off Women Build with the announcement of their new 13-home project at 59 McLaughlin Road North in Brampton on May 3rd. The organization was joined on-site by the Mayor of...

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St. Thomas homebuilder leads group of experts for rebuilding mission in Puerto Rico

A team led by St. Thomas builder Doug Tarry Jr. will spend a week in Puerto Rico helping a community rebuild from last fall’s devastating hurricane. Two dozen experts — including a Western University PhD engineering student and a builder who...

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Can the building industry break its addiction to concrete?

Concrete: we can't live with it, can't live without it. A combination of cement, water and ground rock or sand, on the surface concrete might seem crushingly mundane. Yet it has defined construction in recent centuries and with it, in part,...

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IESO announces enhancements to its Indigenous energy support programs

Summary of changes   As part of the Government of Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan, the IESO was directed to review and propose options to improve the ESPs for First Nations and Métis, with the objective of better aligning...

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Shimizu Corporation’s construction robots to be deployed to high-rise building site in Osaka this fall

Shimizu Corporation, one of Japan’s top contractors, has shifted trials into full gear for autonomously controlled construction robots with the latest technology. The trials are run inside the Robot Laboratory at Shimizu's Institute of Technology...

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Former Montreal politician and construction magnate acquitted of fraud over municipal land deal

A high-ranking former Montreal politician as well as a construction industry magnate were among several people acquitted Wednesday in a fraud and conspiracy case involving a municipal land deal. Longtime municipal politician Frank Zampino,...

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CFIB Report – 65,000 Canadian businesses taking a major hit with road construction projects

TORONTO, May 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Lower sales, higher costs, added stress and even closure are just a few of the devastating consequences road construction wreaks on thousands of small businesses every year. As many as 65,000 businesses...

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