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The Municipal Demonstration Grant Program – Alberta Recycling Management Authority 2017

About the program: The Municipal Demonstration Grant Program was established in 2000 by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority to provide an opportunity for municipalities, community, organizations and other non-profit groups to purchase...

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Engineering and architect students compete at the design and construction competition TimberFever

Have you ever wondered while walking on campus what the wooden structures lining Yonge and Gould streets are? They were built by engineering and architect students for TimberFever, a design and construction competition held from Sept. 21 to 24....

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Which building has the world’s fastest-moving elevator?

The targeted maximum wait time in office building elevators is 20 seconds—it just feels like 2 minutes when you’re in a rush. But how quickly are the elevators actually moving? The fastest installed elevator reaches speeds of 67 feet per...

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Presidents Cup 2017: 9 interesting facts you should know about the construction of Liberty National golf course

Being a BIG golf fan, I could not resist linking this article on Construction Links Media. Arnie Gess Publisher Given the proximity to New York City and the past land use on the site where Liberty National Golf Club was constructed, the site...

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Fluke T6 Electrical Testers with FieldSense Technology allow electricians to measure — not just detect — voltage and current without test leads

Everett, Wash., Sept. 25, 2017 – Troubleshooting electrical systems can be time-consuming and potentially dangerous because it requires access to metallic contact points. The new Fluke® T6 Electrical Testers with FieldSense Technology make...

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Edmonton’s Old Walterdale Bridge built in 1913 may be reused for other purposes

Removal of the old Walterdale Bridge is underway but the city is still working out how to salvage and repurpose what is not scrapped. Options under consideration include using parts of the old bridge to create art, a river valley lookout or...

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Woodbridge-area contractor fined $5,000 for unauthorized use of a professional engineer’s seal

Toronto – (September 25, 2017) – On September 15, Dole Contracting Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, was convicted of breaching the Professional Engineers Act by the Ontario Court of Justice and fined $5,000 for use of a professional engineer’s...

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New Lytx Video Services℠, Together with the DriveCam® Safety Program, Helps Eliminate Blind Spots in Nearly Every Aspect of Fleet Operations

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 25, 2017) – Lytx, the pioneer and innovator in leveraging the power of video for commercial and government fleets, is making it possible for fleet and operations managers to virtually be in a vehicle or in the field when it...

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Cannabis and construction: contractors and unions getting ready in Quebec

If the repercussions from the legalization of cannabis by next July 1 are already preoccupying certain workplaces, the topic is of particular interest to areas of work in which health and security questions are omnipresent, such as construction...

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Revised plan for Cordova Bay Plaza in Victoria fails to ease community concerns

Area residents continue to raise concerns about a plan to redevelop the Cordova Bay Plaza and build three four-storey buildings. That includes Colin Millard, who has been speaking out since the initial plans for the plaza were presented in...

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Montreal to build recycling sorting centre in Lachine

The city of Montreal’s executive committee approved a $49-million contract for a new sorting centre for recyclables in the Lachine borough. The contract was awarded to La Compagnie de recyclage de papiers M D Inc., which will design, build and...

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Hamilton council selects the winner of the Pier 8 Promenade Park design competition

Hamilton’s newest waterfront park will be a multi-use corridor of land along the edge of Pier 8 designed to celebrate the harbour’s industrial and marine heritage. On Friday, the city announced that a “Hamilton: Hammer City” concept, put...

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From the Publisher’s Desk – September 23 – Construction Links Media

Random thoughts, notes, opinions and comments on the building, design and repair industry throughout the past work week:   Trudeau’s proposed tax hike on small businesses in Canada is really upsetting to me. Not only because I run a...

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Contractor set to install test well in Delta’s Diefenbaker Park

Work will soon begin on a well pumping test at Diefenbaker Park as part of the South Delta groundwater well feasibility study. At Monday’s Delta council meeting, municipal politicians approved a motion to provide relief from enforcement of...

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Barrie City Council approves zoning for Kozlov Street development

City council has approved zoning to allow stacked townhouses in north-Barrie after a compromise was reached on density Monday. The project will be 88 units on the 5.7-acre property at 101 Kozlov St. Last week councillors cut the units to 84 from...

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