Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Gemite announces release of new brochures for specific markets

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 4, 2017) – Gemite, manufacturer of specialty construction materials and waterproofing systems is pleased to announce the release of new brochures addressing specific markets.  Each brochure explains the benefits of...

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IAPMO Standards Council issues TIA UMC-005-15

Ontario, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2017) — The IAPMO Standards Council on Aug. 31 issued a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) amending the 2015 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code (U M C ® ) . TIA UMC-005-15 revises UMC Section 603.4.1 Length...

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Hydro-Québec to sponsor TeamMTL’s entry in prestigious international housing design competition

Hydro-Québec announced today that it will sponsor TeamMTL’s entry in the Solar Decathlon China 2018, which takes place in Dezhou, Shandong Province, in northeastern China. Hydro-Québec, with the support of Québec’s Ministère de...

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Preliminary designs of new Arlington Bridge in Winnipeg expected by January

With development plans underway to replace Winnipeg's 105-year-old Arlington Bridge, the project's advisory committee is looking for public feedback on preliminary ideas. "We have a good idea of what the design is going to look like," bridge...

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ASSE International seeks input on new Commercial Water Treatment Standard

Mokena, Ill. (Sept. 1, 2017) — ASSE International is calling for interested and knowledgeable individuals to join the ASSE 1087 working group to develop the first complete water treatment standard for non-residential installations. ASSE 1087,...

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A look at a new Berlin apartment building literally purifies the city’s air

Daniel Libeskind‘s first residential project in Berlin is a spectacular faceted building that literally purifies the air. Sapphire is clad in geometric stoneware tiles coated in a layer of titanium dioxide that breaks down dirt and grime when...

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Dartmouth’s new green building project has signed its first tenant ahead of its anticipated spring 2018 opening

The Wilkinson Project, a Dartmouth, N.S. warehouse that’s part of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)’s zero carbon building pilot program, has signed its first tenant ahead of its anticipated spring 2018 opening. “The industrial...

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How hidden robots will power Hong Kong’s smart city ambitions

Earlier this year, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a consultancy study advising the Hong Kong government on the next steps towards becoming a smart city. The report was commissioned last September by the Innovation and Technology Bureau, and a...

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Hurricane Harvey wasn’t just bad weather. It was bad city planning

Houston has been wet since birth. In the 1840s, the German explorer Ferdinand von Roemer described the Brazos River prairie just outside the young town as an “endless swamp” that mired the wheels of his wagons. He reported that some people...

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Condo development project in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood threatens heritage

Sometimes, a city gets exactly what it needs when it needs it. For instance, the year the CN Tower opened was the same year Toronto finally eclipsed Montreal to become the largest and most economically powerful city in Canada. For Toronto to get...

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World Plumbing Council Four Pillars of Plumbing Initiative

Shayne La Combre, Chair, World Plumbing Council The World Plumbing Council (WPC) wants strong industry frameworks for plumbing industries, and we think better frameworks will result from plumbing industries learning from each other. Will you...

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection awards contracts for prototypes of concrete border wall

The Trump administration has taken another step toward building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, even as funding for the project remains in question. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday it will award contracts to four...

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Vancouver architect says the wealthy are cashing in on property tax deferment

The provincial government has loaned out more than $822 million as part of a program that helps seniors and families pay their property taxes. But there are questions about whether some are cashing in on ultra-low interest rates, and whether the...

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PCL celebrates connection of Canada’s Great Trail

PCL employees walk across Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is pleased to celebrate the connection of The Great Trail through a donation to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation, and with the...

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Vaughan homeowners seek consultations with developers of golf course construction project

They know major development is coming on a famous old Woodbridge golf course, but two homeowners who live near it are hoping to have a role in shaping it. Tony Lorini and Mark Pulciani, president and communications director respectively of the...

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