Monday, December 11, 2017

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Team up with Habitat for Humanity to Build a Home in Moose Jaw

   MOOSE JAW, SK, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help a Moose Jaw family secure a quality affordable home. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of...

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Worried your presale condo might be cancelled? Research the developer first

With a sigh and hesitant pause, Jason Paris confides that in retrospect he wishes he'd done more research before putting down a deposit on the now defunct Museum FLTS condominium project in Toronto's trendy Lower Junction area. The 43-year-old...

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Art gallery construction lawsuit targets Saskatoon company

The company hired to build Saskatoon’s new art gallery is preparing for a potential lawsuit by the city and blames a Saskatoon company for construction delays, court documents show. London, Ont.-based EllisDon Corporation, which was contracted...

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Why geometry is more important to offsite construction than data

In the 12 months since release in the UK of the Farmer Review, Modernise or Die, the perception has grown that offsite construction is where the industry is moving. However, if you discuss this with many contractors, offsite is only considered as...

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Ten directors named to new Canada Infrastructure Bank

The federal government has named 10 individuals to the board of the new Canada Infrastructure Bank, including some with Liberal connections. The government noted that the appointments include an equal number of men and women and "reflect Canada's...

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Architect chosen to design new police headquarters in Port Elgin

The new Saugeen Shores Police Services headquarters in Port Elgin – with an estimated $6.8 million price tag – will be designed by G.M. Diemert Architect Inc. following a decision by Saugeen Shores councillors Nov. 12 to award the $290,000...

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Tonight Toronto business leaders sleep on the street so homeless youth don’t have to

Tonight, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) vice president and district manager Bruce Sonnenberg will be among an expected 80 of Toronto’s business and community leaders who will sleep on the street to help homeless youth. The 6th annual...

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Stratford endorses inclusion of construction manager on Britannia Street housing project design team

To help the city stay on schedule and within its budget during the construction of phase 1 of the Britannia Street housing project, Stratford councillors voted at Tuesday’s council meeting to include a construction manager on the project’s...

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BIM, data and the future of construction

Stefan Mordue gives the impression of a man constantly on the go. A chartered architect at 25 who took on a masters in construction project management via distance learning, he has turned a fascination with technology, process and information...

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The push for making more sustainable LEDs with reusable materials

The rise of LED lightbulbs has been driven in large part by their environmental credentials, and rightly so. LEDs consume a fraction of the power used by traditional incandescent bulbs and have exceptional longevity, lasting up to 25,000...

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Waste & Recycling Expo receives high marks for its 20th anniversary edition

If you weren’t among the 2,000+ attendees at the Waste & Recycling Expo / Municipal Equipment Expo held October 25 – 26, in Niagara Falls, you missed out. Waste & Recycling Expo and Municipal Equipment Expo represent the industry’s...

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CREA: Canadian home sales edge up again in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a modest monthly increase in October but remain below levels recorded one year...

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