Monday, December 11, 2017

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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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Top Execs Sleep on the Street to Raise $1.1M in One Night for Homeless Youth

Toronto, ON (November 20, 2017) – On November 16, 2017, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) vice president and district manager Bruce Sonnenberg was among 70 of Toronto’s business and community leaders who slept on the street to raise an...

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A look at the $40 million robotic ‘plantscraper’ that will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people. A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is...

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FLO Components Ltd. Announces Second Winner in 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s announces the winner of the second draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest.  Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; “Jonnie Hartling of Spruce Grove, AB is the...

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Fitwel introduces residential standard for buildings that help make you fitter and healthier

Years ago, building science expert Joseph Lstiburek complained about the LEED certification system: The problem? LEED gives "green" points for construction factors and building features that have more to do with "feel good" aesthetics than energy...

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Mistrial at fraud and corruption trial of Quebec construction mogul Tony Accurso

The fraud and corruption trial of well-known Quebec construction boss Tony Accurso ended abruptly Friday when a judge declared a mistrial because of a stunning revelation by a juror. Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton said it was the...

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Developers are struggling in Toronto’s hot housing market

The hottest housing market in the world is facing a reckoning. Toronto-area land prices have gotten so high that developers are struggling to build new homes that people can afford. Buyers are no longer lining up, despite discounts and...

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Built Green Canada Partners with the City of Edmonton for EnerGuide Rebates

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 17, 2017—Built Green Canada and the City of Edmonton have partnered to offer a rebate for BUILT GREEN® builders through the City’s “Spot the Difference” program. For a limited time, BUILT GREEN® builders can...

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