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Elevator company ThyssenKrupp fined $500K for violating Ontario safety rules

One of the country’s pre-eminent elevator companies has been fined $500,000 for five violations of Ontario’s safety rules. ThyssenKrupp had pleaded guilty to the offences in Ontario court under the Technical Standards and Safety...

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Bids are in to transform Kipling station into Toronto’s next major transit hub

The Province of Ontario and City of Toronto have reached a new milestone in their plan to redevelop Kipling Station into a hub connecting subway, light rail and buses across three transit services. On Tuesday, officials said three companies...

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Architect: Skyscrapers’ falling glass in Calgary could be prevented with stricter standards

Calgary should consider new safety standards for attaching windowpanes to skyscrapers in the wake of several cases of glass shattering on the streets below, says an architect and professor. A pane of glass fell from the corner of the 23rd floor...

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World’s tallest passive house-standard buildings proposed in West End of Vancouver

An open house has been scheduled for a development that is presented to put Vancouver on the global map for green highrise design. Asia Standard Americas Ltd. and Landa Global Properties have proposed a pair of 43- and 48-storey towers in the...

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A look at 9 architecture and urbanism projects set to transform Toronto

A host of large-scale developments have recently been announced for Toronto, joining many more proposed or underway in the city. Here are some of the most ambitious, including Canada's tallest building, an underground park and an entire new...

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Inuvik construction company pleads guilty to Safety Act charge in accidental death

The family of an Australian teen who died on the job in Inuvik in 2016 says they are "shocked" his employer is pleading guilty to only one of nine charges the company faced following his death. David Vinnicombe, 19, died while on a construction...

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Delays in federal infrastructure spending point to program problems

Opposition parties say that a plan to shift more than $2 billion worth of federal infrastructure spending points to problems with one of the government’s cornerstone programs, despite what the Liberals say. The cash comes from planned...

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Legrand® Adds New Stainless Steel Safety Switches to Growing Line of Production & Processing Industry Solutions Switches provide superior corrosion resistance in harsh environments

SYRACUSE, NY – October 31, 2017 -  Legrand® announced the launch of a new series of 316-Grade Stainless Steel Safety Switches designed for use in harsh environments like food and beverage processing plants, industrial facilities, amongst...

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CaGBC helps kickstart Canada’s low-carbon economy with opening of Zero Carbon Building Program registration

OTTAWA, ON – October 31, 2017 – Today, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is opening public registration for Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Program, which provides third-party verification of compliance for zero carbon design...

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CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies

OTTAWA, October 31, 2017 – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) announced today the publication of a new resource for its members: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR. Tailored for the...

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1st Passive House PLUS coming to North Vancouver

North Vancouver’s 1st Passive House PLUS Residence is slated to start construction later this year certified by the international Passive House Institute. Designed by Marken Design + Consulting, the 3,800 sqf west coast modern home was designed...

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Funding approved for next phase of Whistle Bend plans in Whitehorse

Three governments will work together on plans for the next phase of the Whistle Bend neighbourhood. At last Monday’s city council meeting, council approved changes to the city’s capital budget. They add another $100,000 from the Yukon...

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Concrane Sales Inc. named Recom Moritsch Exclusive Tower Crane Distributor

Toronto, ON – Concrane Sales Inc. has been named the exclusive distributor in Ontario, Canada for Recom Moritsch’s new range of luffing jib cranes and low-top hammerhead cranes. Recom Moritsch follows a path laid out over 50 years of...

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Newfoundland and Labrador announce Energy Efficiency Loan Program

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced that applications can be submitted for the Energy Efficiency Loan Program beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, October 31). The program is fully funded by the Provincial...

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How to Become a Freelance Architect

The job of an architect is considered both exciting and highly lucrative. It is multifaceted, concerning the process of designing buildings and structures while factoring in health and safety regulations, functionality, legal technicalities and...

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