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Surrey illegal construction Surrey to tackle illegal construction by doubling fines

The City of Surrey has sharpened its teeth when it comes to illegal construction within city limits. Council endorsed a corporate report from staff at Monday’s regular meeting that will, once all bylaw amendments are approved, drastically increase the city’s firepower…

Canadian Concrete Expo 2022 Omicron fears push Canadian Concrete Expo to May 2022

Due to the new wave of Covid-19 infections due to the Omicron variant, Canadian Concrete Expo—Canada’s only national trade show dedicated to the concrete construction industry—is pushing back their show 90 days to May 18-19, 2022. The event will still take…

Dain Hansen - IAPMO IAPMO’s Hansen elected to AWE Board of Directors

Dain Hansen, IAPMO’s executive vice president of Government Relations, has been elected to the Alliance for Water Efficiency’s (AWE) Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term with North America’s leading nonprofit dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of…

democratizing access to digital twins The benefits of democratizing access to digital twins

Historically, democratizing access to burgeoning technologies has led to an exponential rise in use-cases and innovative solutions. One example is mobile phones; when they reached the point where everyday consumers can call people from long distances, it led to an explosion of…

Conxai Adding AI to the Construction Industry, Munich’s Conxai Raises $3M

Noting that the construction industry is one of the “least digitalized” industries, Munich-based Conxai has raised 2.7 million euros ($3 million) to harness artificial intelligence (AI) for the sector, EU-Startups reported. The startup said it’s on a mission is to help the architecture, engineering,…

construction sector essential BC Construction sector ‘essential’ to B.C.’s disaster response

As B.C. recovers from last November’s catastrophic floods and mudslides, the province’s construction industry is playing a vital part in the rebuilding effort. BC Construction Association (BCCA) President Chris Atchison said the association has been working closely with other stakeholders and,…

December housing starts Canada Canadian housing starts drop in December

The trend in housing starts was 260,567 units in December, down from 267,606 units in November, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of…

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