Wednesday, May 22, 2019

News

A look at a Vancouver building project that is targeted at billionaires

    As reported in The Globe and Mail, a Vancouver developer has built an ultra-exclusive, three-unit, prime beach-front property in English Bay aimed at the international buyer who has so much extra cash to spare that they won’t...

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First all-female real estate development team breaks new ground in Canada

    May 22, 2019 (Toronto, ON) - For decades, real estate development has been a male-dominated industry. But as the momentum for gender equality builds across various sectors around the globe, a group of women in Toronto are making...

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Atlas Engineered Products’ south central plant completes first customized wall panel project

    NANAIMO, BC, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Atlas Engineered Products ("AEP" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AEP; OTC Markets: APEUF) is pleased to announce the introduction of customized wall panels to the product offering at its recently...

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Spruce Grove man finalist for international workplace safety award

    As reported in the Spruce Grove Examiner, Michael Brown will represent Spruce Grove on the world stage in October. The city resident has been nominated for the World Safety Organization’s Safety Person of the Year award....

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This technology could save your home from flooding — if you’re OK with no basement

    As reported on CBC News, an Arnprior, Ont., company that manufactures special foundations for buildings in the far north says the technology could be a solution for homeowners facing repeated flooding here. Until now,...

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IAPMO code change monographs now available

Ontario, Calif. (May 20, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has made the 2019 Uniform Solar, Hydronics & Geothermal Code (USHGC®) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC®)...

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Building Smart: Introduction to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

This seminar is part of the “Building Smart by Designing for People” series that focuses on creating healthy, safe, adaptive and enriching living environment for building occupants. How do People Respond to Indoor Environmental Quality...

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Strong relationships with construction professionals set homeowners up for success

    Washington, D.C. – The theme for week 4 of Building Safety Month is “Construction Professionals and Homeowners: Partners in Safety,” which shines a light on how close cooperation with construction professionals, including...

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Statistics Canada – Building construction decreases 1.2% in March to $14.2 billion

    Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction decreased 1.2% in March to $14.2 billion. Losses in the residential sector (-2.0% to $9.4 billion) were partially offset by a small increase in the...

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Prominent organizations pledge support for CPC Navajo Mountain

Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2019) — The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) is pleased to announce that prominent companies Ferguson, Milwaukee Tool, WinSupply, LIXIL and Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) have pledged...

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Court orders Alberta government to pay nearly $13 million to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors

    As reported on Global News, a court has ordered that nearly $13 million in Alberta government funds be paid to subcontractors and others involved in the building of a new hospital in Grande Prairie. In September, the province...

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Parliament Hill excavation uncovers pre-Confederation military complex

    As reported on CBC News, buried beneath the flowers, trees and statues dotting the grounds of Parliament Hill are the remnants of a military complex that predates both Confederation and the founding of Ottawa. An archeology...

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Halifax group wants one-fifth of construction jobs reserved for African Nova Scotians

    As reported on CTV News, a grassroots group in Halifax is demanding that 20 per cent of construction jobs and contracts related to a major redevelopment project be set aside for African Nova Scotians. Halifax is planning to...

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Medicine Hat pulls plug on money-losing $13-million solar power project

    As reported in the Calgary Herald, the southern Alberta city of Medicine Hat is pulling the plug on a $13-million concentrated solar power facility after operating it for about five years. The project’s goal was to test...

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DataBid Blog – Sunnybrook Rental Towers planned for midtown Toronto

The Sunnybrook Plaza redevelopment at Bayview and Eglinton in midtown Toronto recently submitted an application for Site Plan Approval. The latest changes to the proposal came in response to approval conditions secured in a settlement with the OMB...

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