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January 21, 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you’re a bit highfalutin,...

January 21, 2020

These researchers want you to live in a fungus megastructure

Imagine that you roll out of bed onto a living fungus floor. The walls and ceiling — heck, the whole apartment building, down to the plumbing and electrical systems — are made...

January 21, 2020

Statistics Canada – Investment in building construction edged up to $15.5 billion in November

Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction edged up 0.1% from October to $15.5 billion in November. Investment in the non-residential sector rose 0.8% to $5.0 billion, while the residential sector decreased 0.2% to $10.6 billion....

January 20, 2020

More than one in four area federal buildings in poor or critical condition, government report says

More than a quarter of all federally owned, leased or licensed buildings in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, including many landmark downtown buildings, are in critical or poor condition, according to the government’s own...

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