Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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COMMAND Center Blog: Wireless Concrete Monitoring – Embedded vs. Non-Embedded Bluetooth® Transmitters

Wireless Bluetooth maturity systems are typically available as one of two options: with a transmitter that is completely embedded within the concrete, or with a transmitter that sits outside of poured concrete.  Both options have benefits and...

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Edmonton’s unsafe composter building to cost $12M to tear down

    As reported on Global News, for the first time since it was shut down for good this past spring, City of Edmonton staff have put a price tag on what it’ll cost to tear down the dilapidated building that has housed the...

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Bulletin 245 – Ensuring Smoke-Free Passage During A Building Evacuation

    Ultimately the objective of evacuations when a fire strikes in a building is to ensure safe passage of occupants to the outdoor assembly areas. Of course, the start of any fire in a building must be detected as quickly as...

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Developer looks to build 25-storey office tower by Surrey mall

    As reported in the Surrey Now-Leader, a developer is hoping to build a new highrise on the former site of the Best Buy in Whalley. The proposal, according to a planning and development report that will be at council on Monday...

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New electrolysis technique makes cement, minus the carbon emissions

    As blogged on New Atlas, as the most widely-used building material in the world, it’s no surprise that making cement is one of the single biggest contributors to our carbon emissions problem. MIT researchers now claim to have...

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Free Download – American Wood Council Updated Connection Calculator

    LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) released an updated version of its free Connection Calculator based on the provisions the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction as referenced in the 2015...

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CEO announces 2019 Board of Directors

    Acton, ON (September 13, 2019) – Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) held its annual general meeting at Blue Springs Golf Club, announcing changes to the Board of Directors that will oversee the organization for the upcoming...

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This downtown St. John’s building is one of the most accessible in Canada

    As reported on CBC News, Husky Energy's downtown St. John's office space and the building it's in have been recognized as being one of the most accessible work places in the country. In 2017, Husky designed an accessible...

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tcgpr HAS REDESIGNED THEIR WEBSITE

TORONTO, September 16, 2019 – tcgpr’s website looks brand-new, with an updated redesign. Hunt & Harvezt enhanced the existing website by migrating tcgpr.com and updating it with site location, platform, security, and user experience (UX)...

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P.E.I. man in coma after fall at construction site

    As reported in The Guardian, a headfirst plummet onto concrete at a construction site last week has left an Emerald man battling for his life. Ryan Mahar, 32, fell roughly 20 feet while working to build a warehouse in the...

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Sidewalk Labs crafting ‘appendix’ in response to Quayside proposal criticism

    As reported in The Star, urban innovation firm Sidewalk Labs is working on a “digital innovation appendix” intended to blunt criticisms that its lengthy master plan proposal for developing a tech-driven district of the...

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ActiveConversion Blog: How To Nurture B2B Leads When They’re “Just Browsing”

How often have you overheard the following exchange in a retail setting? “Can I help you find anything today?” “No thanks, I’m just browsing.” The customer has made the effort to enter the store, so clearly they’re interested in...

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Around 2,300 pigeons put down, 635,000 kg of feces cleaned from Saskatoon bridge

    As reported on CTV News, construction crews have removed 635,000 kilograms of pigeon feces from the Sid Buckwold Bridge at a cost of $800,000, according to the City of Saskatoon. The cost of the work is part of the bridge...

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Recognizing 3 Canadian Women Architects at the Green Building Festival

For the first time in the history of the Green Building Festival, all three 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winners are women and leading architects from Canada - Teresa Coady, Janna Levitt (LGA Architectural Partners) and Birgit Siber (Diamond...

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IAPMO, WaterAid and Millennium Water Alliance team up for WASH Partnership Event

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 12, 2019) – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) today collaborated with WaterAid and the Millennium Water Alliance for a Capitol Hill event highlighting the important role...

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