Friday, December 14, 2018

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How this 3D-printing robot will change the construction industry

Starting as a niche technology, 3D printing has been around for a long time. And talk of how this technology could transform the construction industry, largely theoretical, has long circulated, too. But now, thanks to Silicon...

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Can green construction compromise fire safety?

For the past decade, engineers specializing in fire safety have worried about the hidden danger posed by the kind of insulated metallic skin that transported flames up a highrise apartment building in London, killing dozens. Panels of the...

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How old tires can make stronger concrete

For some time now, crumbs of rubber from ground-up discarded tires have been used to produce a more resilient form of asphalt. Researchers from the University of British Columbia are taking things in a different direction, however, by using...

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Did a construction crew unearth one of Halifax’s secret tunnels?

When a Halifax construction crew dug up what appeared to be a tunnel entrance, a number of people were quick to speculate on the tunnel mystery. But an onsite archeologist quickly quashed any hopes of a secret underground network. “It would...

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CBRE’s new Vancouver office attains gold-level WELL Certification

Four years after CBRE’s global headquarters in downtown Los Angeles became the first WELL-Certified office, the commercial real estate services firm has attempted the healthy-office frontier again. CBRE’s approximately 30,000-square-foot...

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IAPMO Standards Council Issues TIA UPC-004-15, Rejects TIA UPC-003-15

Ontario, Calif. (June 16, 2017) — The IAPMO Standards Council on June 12 issued one Tentative Interim Amendment and rejected another affecting the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UP C ® ) . TIA UPC-004-15 revises some values in...

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Ontario building inspectors: London fire will affect enforcement of safety codes

London’s Grenfell Tower fire is a tragic incident that is bound to affect how safety codes are enforced in Ontario, one building inspector says. “It’s sickening saddening, obviously, any time there is a loss of life, but when you are...

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B.C. contractor exposed to asbestos blows whistle

When general contractor Don Garrett was invited to bid on plumbing work in Agassiz’s Kent Prison in 2008, he had no idea that such routine work would expose him to asbestos and touch off a nine-year battle that would cast him on the national...

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Vertica Resident Services reports revenue outperformance using YieldStar® Revenue Management Software

RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, announced today that Canadian client Vertica Resident Services has documented a revenue...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus wins sustainable management award

Moose Jaw’s Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus has been recognized with a provincial award for sustainable management. “We’re very proud of that campus for sure and the efforts that are taken there by our staff and the management of that...

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PCL Construction Management to design and build Calgary Cancer Centre

As the province unveiled the blueprints for the long-awaited new Calgary cancer centre, cancer survivor Susan Cardinal sees hope in the design. On Thursday, Premier Rachel Notley announced that PCL Construction Management had been awarded the...

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SWANA Membership Launches Online Mentoring Program

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce a new program, MentorMatch, available to members on their online forum, MySWANA. Established to pair experienced professionals with fellow...

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