Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Hamilton’s Burlington Street East voted Ontario’s Worst Road

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ - The votes are in, and Ontario's Worst Road for 2018 is Burlington Street East in Hamilton for the second consecutive year. Taking the second and third place spots on CAA's annual provincial list are County...

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Ventures Building in Edmonton going under a major renovation

A well-known commercial building bookending a stretch of 107 Avenue is getting an overhaul. The Ventures Building — a three-storey, 60s-era commercial building whose many tenants have included a hair salon, pizza parlour, barber shop, staffing...

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SolidCAD continues to solidify its presence in Québec with the acquisition of Le Groupe A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM)

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ - SolidCAD, a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner and Canada's premier technology solution and professional service provider, has announced today the strategic acquisition of Le Groupe A&A's Autodesk Division...

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How new technology can help citizens fix up cities

City planners and officials face a lot of challenges when it comes to effecting change. A good idea, research, data analysis and design development is not enough — various laws, departments and agencies have to be factored in as well, with...

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Largest ever ISH China & CIHE 2018 expands 8.6% increase in scale; 13.9% more visitors

Lucrative opportunities in China’s clean energy heating market spurred the introduction of new zones, an increase in the number of exhibition halls to 10, covering 116,000 sqm, and a new visitor record at ISH China & CIHE 2018. ISH...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up June 2, 2018

Below are links to the top news items posted on the Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by Construction Links Network.   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Sign-up to receive the Weekly Round...

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Report – Massive dam near Edmonton would end major flood risk

There’s only one way to prevent a massive one-in-100-year flood from hitting Edmonton’s river valley flats one day and that’s to build a massive new dam about 30 km west of the city. This is a key finding in a study from late 2015 which...

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P.E.I. home builders need more tradespeople in order to keep up with demand

The sounds of air-powered nail guns ring out across Charlottetown as the home building construction season kicks into high gear. Some Island companies get build orders and then work to meet the area's growing demand. "We have been hearing...

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Canadian Construction Association: The US imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum is unacceptable

OTTAWA, June 1, 2018 – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is surprised by the decision of the United States to impose tariffs on Canada for the import of steel and aluminum under section 232 of the Trade Act of 1962. “The imposition...

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Château Laurier files new design to Ottawa city hall

The owner of the Château Laurier has filed a new design for its proposed addition, attempting to make the contemporary wing complement, not overwhelm, the historic hotel. A heritage brief submitted with the package at city hall this week says...

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Manitoba’s Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act making progress to becoming law

A bill designed to protect contractors in Manitoba from getting stiffed by customers is making its way through the legislature. The Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act has gone through second reading and been has been referred to...

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B.C. Building Trades hopeful Trans Mountain labour practices will change with nationalization

Amid fierce opposition from all over the province, at least one group of British Columbians is counting the federal government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project as an opportunity. They are the skilled tradespeople who believe...

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