Monday, August 19, 2019

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Winnipeg city planners reject design for second phase of $20M James Avenue Pumping Station redevelopment

City planners have rejected the design for the second phase of the James Avenue Pumping Station redevelopment, a complex project that involves the preservation of a 106-year-old heritage building and the construction of two new residential towers...

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Winning design chosen for Nepean Point redevelopment

A plan called Big River Landscape won an international design competition to redevelop Nepean Point, but construction on the project won't start until 2019. The National Capital Commission's board of directors received 26 proposals for the...

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Auditor general finds miscommunication at heart of New Brunswick property tax fiasco

The property tax assessment fiasco that plagued the New Brunswick government has been examined by auditor general Kim MacPherson who found miscommunication to have played a key role in moving forward on new processes that caused thousands of...

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Calgary apartment complex evacuated due to possible ‘imminent building collapse’

Residents of an apartment block in Calgary's Kensington area came home to a sign on the door that said "do not occupy" and officials telling them they had 15 minutes to pack some belongings and evacuate the building Thursday afternoon. Emergency...

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Mattamy Homes Named One of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Mattamy Homes, North America's largest privately owned homebuilder, is proud to have been named as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2017. The honour recognizes organizations for having...

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ENCON sheds light on latest construction boom in Canada

The Canadian construction boom is bringing new facets of the construction insurance sector into the limelight. There’s a huge amount of competition in the sector, which is keeping insurers and brokers on their toes. Construction insurance is...

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ABB Campus Montreal LEEDs with Silver

MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Today ABB is pleased to announce that the Canadian Green Building Council has certified Campus Montreal with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver accreditation. This represents an...

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Advocate warns key element missing from Corner Brook long-term care facility plan

Craig Reid was looking for one detail when the provincial government released more information about the long-term care facility that crews in Corner Brook are preparing to build. And when he didn't see it, the accessibility advocate from Mount...

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One of the year’s best buildings is made of dirt – and it could save lives

Over 80,000 houses were reduced to rubble and more than 120,000 were damaged  when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck southwestern China, in 2014. Large-scale reconstruction initiatives are still underway and one of them–a small-scale...

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PCL Toronto Moving to the Office of the Future

Toronto, ON (November 22, 2017) – On December 22, 2017, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is moving its district operations to adopt a new space that embraces the workplace of the future. “Our new district office space reflects an...

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Port Alberni-based company wins top honours for industrial cleaning machine that uses ice

A Port Alberni company has blasted its way into the top ranks of global innovation and technology with a new industrial cleaning machine heralded as one of the 100 most innovative technologies of 2017. The Coulson Ice Blast’s IceStorm90,...

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Bulletin 224: Smoke and Fire Controls in a Building

The means of egress depicted on the floor plan drawings of an approved fire safety plan (FSP) should be the first choice for evacuation by building occupants in the event of fire. Although it’s a rarity that building fires occur in multiple...

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Liberals look to make housing more affordable for neediest families

The Liberals will announce plans today to spend tens of billions in federal dollars on a housing strategy that will provide housing benefits directly to low-income tenants, as well as repairs and renovations to some 300,000 units. Multiple...

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Teknion Honored with a Pair of 2017 Green Good Design Awards

Teknion Corporation today announced that two of its new workplace products have been recognized with 2017 Green Good Design Awards, including the Zones furniture collection and Focus demountable wall system. Green Good Design is jointly sponsored by...

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Estimated costs for Toronto’s Rail Deck Park rise to $1.66 billion

The plan for a signature park backed by Mayor John Tory over the downtown rail corridor is now estimated to cost $1.66 billion. City staff are looking to push forward with design of the 21-acre (8.5-hectare) park, which is now at a very...

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