Monday, March 25, 2019

News

Home renovator Mike Holmes oversees reno for paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player

    As reported on CTV News, one of Canada's most recognizable home renovators has acted as a fly on the wall during renovations to the family home of an injured Humboldt Broncos player. Mike Holmes is known for his TV shows in...

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A 3D printer the size of a small barn will produce entire homes in Saudi Arabia

    As bogged on Digital Trends, if you’re looking for a 3D printer that can fit comfortably on the side of your desk and bust out small home-printed objects, then Danish company Cobod International’s new 3D printer definitely...

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Vicano Construction wins Ambassador award from Brantford Economic Development Advisory Committee

    As reported in The Brantford Expositor, a local builder and three longstanding companies were recognized at the Brantford Economic Development Advisory Committee annual industrial appreciation luncheon on Friday. Vicano...

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Asbestos complaint at student housing construction project in Chatham

    As reported in The Chatham Daily News, the Ministry of Labour is currently investigating after an asbestos complaint was filed about a student housing construction project in Chatham. Everlast Group Ltd. is building the...

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Kelowna welcomes building permit applications for “earth homes”

    As reported in the Revelstoke Review, as housing affordability continues to be a problem across the province, some Kelowna homeowners are trying something different. Kelowna’s building and permitting’s manager says the...

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Kingston’s third bridge shoreline construction ramps up

    As reported on Global News, with the arrival of spring, work is ramping up on the City of Kingston’s $180 million third bridge crossing. Starting Monday, crews will arrive to begin construction on the east and west landing...

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Construction Industry Outlook: How Fabric Is Changing Construction in 2019

Technology is pushing the construction industry outlook forward every day. Structures and features that were impossible just a few years ago are easily achievable now. One example is the advancement in fabric building technology. When Legacy...

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The International Code Council supports access to safe and abundant water on World Water Day

    Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council joins organizations worldwide in recognizing World Water Day by promoting initiatives that improve access to clean and plentiful water for all. This year’s theme is “Leaving...

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Vancouver condo owner accuses city of bullying over empty homes tax

    As reported on CBC News, when is a Vancouver home an empty home, even when it's occupied? When you decide to fight the fine for missing the city's empty homes tax exemption deadline, and the city refuses to let you make a late...

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Study – Toronto housing has become magnet for money launderers

    As reported in the Financial Post, Toronto’s housing market has become a target for money laundering or “snow washing,” thanks to anonymous property ownership, weak regulation and lax enforcement, according to a new...

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Annual student competition promotes skilled trades in Kingston

    As reported in the Kingston Herald, this Friday, the second day of the 2019 Limestone Skills Competition – created to promote the skilled trades and technologies as viable, first-choice career options to students – will take...

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Off the grid office space project in Edmonton

    Edmonton, AB - Mike Holmes, professional contractor and TV host, will join Mayor Don Iveson and Effect Home Builders to tour media and VIP guests through Edmonton’s first workplace completely disconnected from the electrical...

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Architects DCA Blog: Diving In

By Toon Dreessen, Architects DCA Last year we had a unique opportunity and took to chance to dive right in. A local hotel had been having trouble with their pool and had hired an engineering company to do the structural repairs to their pool....

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New program to help 100,000 Canadian families buy their first home

    OTTAWA, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Many young Canadians dream of owning their first home. With rising house prices, and not enough homes to meet demand, it is getting harder and harder to make that dream a reality. That is why the...

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Greater Saint John Field House construction forges ahead despite difficult winter

    As reported on CBC News, it's been a difficult winter for construction, but the Greater Saint John Field House is still on schedule to open in September, according to president Bill MacMackin. "It's a beehive of activity in...

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