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The dangers of DIY spray foam insulation

If you're thinking about buying a do-it-yourself spray foam insulation kits for your home, fire officials and those in the industry recommend you think again because of safety and fire issues. Spray foam acts as a great insulator and vapour...

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Small businesses hurt by roadwork must be compensated: Which municipality will lead the way?

TORONTO, May 30, 2018 /CNW/ - On the eve of the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) challenges municipalities to show leadership by quickly starting to...

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Carleton University student wins contest for sustainable architecture

Justin Yan, a first-year masters of architecture student at Carleton, placed in the top 10 contestants for a prestigious North American architecture contest. The student contest, Innovation 2030, aimed to choose the projects with the best models...

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Hundreds of architects gather in Saint John

Hundreds of architects from across the country have arrived in Saint John to attend an annual festival aimed at discussing the state of their industry, and pushing it forward. Along with holding its annual general meeting, attendees can attend...

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A look at five new ways UAVs are being used in the construction industry

A recent report by Goldman Sachs named the construction industry as one of the biggest potential markets for drones over the next 10 years, with an estimated $11.2 billion in earnings. And construction companies have been taking interest in the...

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Trudeau: ‘Australian Colleagues’ Warned on China’s Aecon Bid

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “Australian colleagues” told his government about the challenges of allowing the Chinese to buy engineering companies before it made the decision to last week reject a bid by a unit of China...

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Contractor Connection partners with Peel Mutual Insurance Company

KITCHENER (May 30, 2018): Contractor Connection®, a Crawford & Company global service line and the leading global contractor managed repair provider for property repairs after an insurance claim, announced today its partnership with Peel...

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IAPMO Seeks United States Technical Advisory Group Members to Develop ISO/PC 316 – Water Efficient Products / Banding as an International Standard

Ontario, Calif. (May 30, 2018) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking technical experts to participate on a United States Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) to International Organization for...

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Kontrol Energy to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into latest Energy Software acquisition

TORONTO, May 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Kontrol Energy Corp. ("Kontrol", or the "Company") (CSE:KNR, FSE:1K8) a leader in the energy efficiency market through IOT, Cloud and Blockchain technology is pleased to announce that its most recent acquisition...

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Can bees teach us to build a better urban ecosystem?

Last summer, Paul Maeillo had to clear a vacant lot in North Philadelphia, and he wasn’t happy about it. He’d done it plenty of times before, as part of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s LandCare program, which hires local contractors...

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Fatal workplace accident at construction site in St. John’s

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s criminal investigation division is investigating the circumstances of a fatal workplace accident that occurred at a construction site in downtown St. John’s on Monday afternoon. A construction worker is...

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Congress directs accelerated construction of a second super lock in Sault Ste. Marie due to national security concerns

The long overdue construction of a second super lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. has emerged as a U.S. national security issue. It’s prompted the House of Representatives to direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accelerate the...

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