Monday, August 19, 2019

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Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT tunnel project to resume after a stop-work order was lifted Monday

Occupational Health & Safety officials did the correct thing and shut this project down in early December. I respect the work these people do, especially when they step up to make tough decisions that save lives. The construction industry has...

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Oliver property owner disputes $6,600 bill for clean-up order

I personally have no problem with towns and municipalities issuing a clean-up order to owners of  unsightly properties within their boundaries. There is nothing worse for a homeowner or a business being next door to the community eyesore. After...

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“Crane Girl” who was rescued from Toronto construction crane gets absolute discharge

I have a hard time understanding a person's thought process when they put themselves and others at risk over that potential viral social media "selfie" shot. I hope the victim surcharge she had to pay included the cost of the emergency responders...

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New tool helps building owners save money and energy

Most building owners in Canada should be aware of the savings that can be earned when energy efficiency practices are put into place. However, this is not always the case as there are many old buildings across this country that still have mid-20th...

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Three Teknion workplace products receive 2017 Good Design Awards

Teknion Corporation today announced that three of its workplace furniture products – the Expansion Cityline furniture system, Altos Landscape wall collection and height-adjustable desk, and Nuova Contessa task chair – have been recognized...

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A look at five software plugins for BIM engineers

As published on ViaTechnik.com, leading AEC design software like Navisworks and Revit are, of course, incredibly powerful and robust platforms in their own right; however, any seasoned VDC designer or BIM engineer knows that it’s the plugins that...

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Vancouver green lights the construction of Terrace House mass timber project

I certainly have noticed a trend and read many news articles on wood construction for tall building projects since I became owner of Construction Links Media in 2016. Canada is proud to be one of the leaders in wood construction and this new...

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A look at 10 common mistakes made by new home builders

FineHomeBuilding.com has posted a blog on the common mistakes made by new home builders. For any readers out there who are in the process of building a new home, this is an excellent blog to read. Enjoy! Arnie Gess, Publisher Continue...

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Cadillac Fairview to invest $17-million on Calgary’s Chinook Centre redevelopment project

Calgary, AB (January 8, 2018) Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to announce a $17M investment to revitalize the food court at CF Chinook Centre. This exciting redevelopment will elevate the shopping experience for Calgary consumers by modernizing...

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2017 – a Record Year for CIMCON Lighting

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2018 /CNW/ -- CIMCON Lighting, the leading global provider of Intelligent Lighting Controls and Smart City technologies, announced that it finished 2017 with record growth across all areas of the company, including customer...

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EllisDon in partnership with U of T acquires $2.4 million in funding for carbon accounting tool

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - EllisDon, in partnership with the University of Toronto, has successfully secured a $2.4 million grant through the TargetGHG Collaborative R&D program to develop a Carbon Accounting Tool. The program is...

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Bentall Memorial honours workers killed during the Vancouver tower construction 37 years ago

It has been 37 years since the deaths of four construction workers during the building of Vancouver’s Bentall Centre, and as people gathered to remember the dead the B.C. Building Trades Council called for an increased emphasis on safety in the...

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CMHC: 226,777 new housing units started in Canada during December

OTTAWA, January 9, 2018 — The trend in housing starts was 226,777 units in December 2017, compared to 226,178 units in November 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average...

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Ottawa architect argues for national architecture policy

With Quebec's order of architects pushing for a provincial architecture policy, an Ottawa architect is calling on the federal government to set goals for the whole country. "It's not so much just about ugly buildings, but really about what does...

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Independent Panel: Construction and design flaws at the tallest U.S. dam caused last year’s near-disaster

"Long-term and systemic failures" by California dam managers and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws at the tallest U.S. dam caused last year's near-disaster there, an independent panel of dam safety experts said Friday,...

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