Monday, December 11, 2017

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Port Alberni-based company wins top honours for industrial cleaning machine that uses ice

A Port Alberni company has blasted its way into the top ranks of global innovation and technology with a new industrial cleaning machine heralded as one of the 100 most innovative technologies of 2017. The Coulson Ice Blast’s IceStorm90,...

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Bulletin 224: Smoke and Fire Controls in a Building

The means of egress depicted on the floor plan drawings of an approved fire safety plan (FSP) should be the first choice for evacuation by building occupants in the event of fire. Although it’s a rarity that building fires occur in multiple...

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Liberals look to make housing more affordable for neediest families

The Liberals will announce plans today to spend tens of billions in federal dollars on a housing strategy that will provide housing benefits directly to low-income tenants, as well as repairs and renovations to some 300,000 units. Multiple...

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Teknion Honored with a Pair of 2017 Green Good Design Awards

Teknion Corporation today announced that two of its new workplace products have been recognized with 2017 Green Good Design Awards, including the Zones furniture collection and Focus demountable wall system. Green Good Design is jointly sponsored by...

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Estimated costs for Toronto’s Rail Deck Park rise to $1.66 billion

The plan for a signature park backed by Mayor John Tory over the downtown rail corridor is now estimated to cost $1.66 billion. City staff are looking to push forward with design of the 21-acre (8.5-hectare) park, which is now at a very...

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B.C.’s largest property managers expand their holdings

The square footage of property managed by the province’s largest property management firms has increased steadily over the past five years, according to BIV’s Biggest Commercial Property Managers in B.C. list. Since 2013, the largest firms have...

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Alberta’s On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program a boon for the solar power industry

If you want to get into solar, there’s now more government cash on the table — but you’ll have to hurry. The On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program now offers 75 cents per watt for projects of 100 kilowatts or less, and 56 cents per watt for...

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Parrsboro Band Association approved to participate in Nova Scotia’s Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program

Green energy will be coming from Parrsboro next spring, and it won’t be from a tidal turbine. The Parrsboro Band Association has received approval for 35 kilowatts of solar electricity to be generated from panels installed on the south-facing...

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At the Request of Industry, U.S. Senate Committee Supports WaterSense

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 21, 2017) — The U.S. Senate, at the urging of the plumbing industry and its partners, via language in a Department of the Interior appropriations bill for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, expresses strong support for...

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Key differences highlighted: backshoring vs. reshoring in drop-head slab formwork systems

Richmond, B.C. (November 21, 2017) — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse. WorkSafeBC has recently...

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Construction of temporary winter road to Churchill begins

There is still no timeline for when the rail line to Churchill may be fixed, but the construction of a winter road to the northern Manitoba community has begun weeks ahead of schedule. Specialized machinery has started creating a 275-kilometre...

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Back to the drawing board for Gananoque town hall renovations

Officials in Gananoque were shocked last week when they received bids to renovate the historic Town Hall. Council budgeted $2.5 million to build a two-storey addition and renovate the existing 186-year-old building. The project went to tender and...

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