Friday, August 23, 2019

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IAPMO EGS receives U.S. EPA recognition for ENERGY STAR certification

Ontario, Calif. (July 24, 2019) — IAPMO EGS, The IAPMO Group’s testing and certification division for electrical products, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide ENERGY STAR® certification to nine...

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GXN thinks the future of construction could be flying 3D printers

As reported in The Architect's Newspaper, most 3D printers, no matter their size, operate in a pretty similar way: they move along a grid to deposit material, sliding on axes in a fixed manner within a frame. Even those with more flexible arms...

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Delta Marriott Thunder Bay hit by over $11M in construction liens

As reported on CBC News, Thunder Bay's Delta Marriott hotel has seven construction liens registered against it, just two months after it officially opened to the public. The largest, registered by BNL Marina Developments Inc., the general...

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Feds announce $8.8 million in funding for the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 23, 2019—Investing in cultural and historical infrastructure plays an important role in developing dynamic communities, promoting tourism and preserving Canada’s heritage. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of...

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Competition heats up among companies building 3D printed offices, houses using graphene

As blogged on ProactiveInvestors.com, New York’s GrapheneCA says mobile 3D printers capable of locally making graphene will ‘greatly simplify’ building houses in remote disaster areas and islands. The video shows a robot arm squeezing out...

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Nova Scotia couple building sustainable home out of tires

As reported on CBC News, Pippa Creery and Bob Kloske's retirement involves a lot of dirt. The couple are building an earth berm tire house, which they hope will be a little piece of paradise in Ship Harbour, on Nova Scotia's Eastern...

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Feds commit to $2.5 million to help women in Atlantic provinces prepare for jobs in the construction trades

HALIFAX, July 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's changing economy and investments in infrastructure make skills training critical to our future. The Government recognizes the importance of building a diverse workforce and supporting women so they can...

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Call for speakers is now open for CCA’s annual conference in 2020

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is currently accepting proposals from speakers interested in presenting at its annual conference taking place March 15 - 18, 2020 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California. CCA’s...

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Canon Canada HQ awarded LEED® Gold Certification

BRAMPTON, ON, July 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it has been awarded LEED® Gold for New Construction and Major Renovations 2009 certification for its corporate headquarters,...

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Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights

As reported in The Guardian, British Columbia is no stranger to wooden giants. Along its western coast, Douglas fir and Sitka spruce trees topping 60 meters in height have in some cases weathered nearly a millennium of storms. Now a growing...

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Cement companies are starting to get a $33 trillion headache

As reported on Bloomberg.com, the world’s biggest cement makers have been under pressure from environmental groups, regulators and lawmakers to cut pollution. Now, some of the world’s most powerful investors are echoing those calls. Schedule...

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IAPMO seeking committee members for development of ANSI/IAPMO Z1123 standard for compliance with California Proposition 65

Ontario, Calif. (July 22, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers — jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, and manufacturing experts...

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COMMAND Center Blog – The Maturity Method: Why You Should Validate Your Maturity Curve

Validation is part of the ASTM-standardized maturity test method and is recommended periodically as a best practice to achieve the highest accuracy possible.   What is the maturity method and how is maturity measured? The maturity method...

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Death of worker in Tottenham construction project results in $130,000 fine to Japanese company

Convicted: Access Limited, 1080 Kouzu-Machi, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-0821, Japan, an engineering company that develops, designs and manufactures automation equipment for automated press and machine lines and provides production start-up and service...

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Bill 108 cuts red tape on housing developments in Ontario

As reported in The Star, Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, received Royal Assent on June 6. The policy changes are intended to improve housing affordability in the GTA by ensuring cost certainty for development projects, reducing red tape...

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