Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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A look at the tallest buildings ever demolished

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has recently released a new research study titled "Tallest Demolished Buildings" that examines 100 of the tallest buildings ever to have been dismantled by their owners. The report confirms...

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Brampton city councillors testify that former Brampton mayor, senior staff were biased in city hall expansion deal

A pair of city councillors took the stand in the $28.5 million Inzola lawsuit against the City of Brampton, revealing they believed the tendering process for the City Hall expansion was fraught with bias from former mayor Susan Fennell and senior...

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City of Edmonton sends the Holyrood Gardens development proposal back to the drawing board

A controversial housing developing is not getting the support it needs to move ahead. Most recently, Regency Developments was shut down by a city committee after being sent back to the drawing board once before. Last November, city council...

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IAPMO advances development of 2021 uniform codes during technical committee meetings

Ontario, Calif. (May 21, 2018) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) last week completed Technical Committee Meetings toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC ® ) and...

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SNC-Lavalin announces agreement to settle class actions brought in 2012

MONTREAL, May 22, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) announces that it has, subject to required court approvals, reached a settlement agreement in relation to class actions in Quebec and Ontario filed in 2012 on behalf of...

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Construction of Canada’s only commercial spaceport delayed until later this year

The start date for the construction of Canada’s only commercial spaceport has been pushed back, a developer said following meetings at the proposed rocket launch site near a small fishing community on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. Stephen...

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Sixth Emerging Water Technology Symposium gives glimpse of future

Ontario, Calif. (May 21, 2018) — More than 150 industry, water utility and government participants attended the sixth biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) May 15-16 at the Doubletree by Hilton Ontario Airport, just minutes from...

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Venture capital investment in the construction industry to surge in 2018

Recognizing opportunities to disrupt the multi-trillion dollar construction industry, a slew of startups are focused strictly on developing technologies to make construction projects go more smoothly while increasing productivity and efficiencies....

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up May 19, 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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DANGER DRIVES ON THE JOB – The Construction Industry can no longer overlook the dangers of suspended drivers behind the wheel of company vehicles

By Christopher Hope VerX Direct When a company chooses to look away from danger, it doesn’t become somehow magically invisible to legal responsibility. Everyone agrees, or claims to, but in fact, day in and day out, most companies will take...

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Grenfell fire inquiry recommends overhaul of U.K. building rules

LONDON — Britain’s building safety systems are a lax and confused mess in need of a major overhaul and much tougher enforcement, an investigator commissioned after the Grenfell Tower disaster reported on Thursday, but she did not recommend...

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Why Quayside Toronto project proves that smart city talks must be transparent

On May 3, six months into what was initially billed as a year-long public consultation process, Sidewalk Toronto held only its second public meeting on its smart city Quayside development plans. The proposed Quayside community was supposed to be...

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