Monday, June 17, 2019

News

Windsor Construction Association disputes reasons why costs increasing

    As reported on CTV News, the Windsor Construction Association is disputing claims that major projects are the reason why costs are going up. The construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was singled out as one of...

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Architects of their own misfortune? Building design approval draws lawsuit against City of Langford

    As reported on CBC News, B.C.'s architectural watchdog is suing the City of Langford, just west of Victoria, over a five-unit townhome complex that was approved without the input of an architect. The Architectural Institute of...

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Sensors transform bridge into living laboratory

    As blogged on New Atlas, the Memorial Bridge doesn't just allow folks to cross over the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Kittery in Maine, it also serves as a living laboratory. Now home to a host of sensors,...

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Opinion: Infrastructure investment – It’s about value, not price

    In May of this year, Mayor John Tory announced the official start of construction season in Toronto.  It was noted that the 2019 plan was the largest ever, with over $1-billion in spending on a combination of new...

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Postech Screw Piles offers its million screw pile to Habitat for Humanity

    SHERBROOKE, QC and WINNIPEG, June 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Postech Screw Piles is proud to announce that it is offering its one million (1,000,000) screw pile to Habitat for Humanity. This screw pile represents a donation...

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Funding announced to improve energy efficiency in Yukon homes and buildings

    As reported in the Whitehorse Daily Star, increasing energy efficiency in Yukon homes and buildings was at the centre of $41.3 million in initiatives announced Friday afternoon in Whitehorse. Yukon Liberal MP Larry Bagnell,...

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Controversy brewing as City of Summerside awards construction contract to off-Island company

    As reported in the Journal Pioneer, the City of Summerside has reluctantly awarded a sizable contract for sidewalk construction and repair to a company based in Saint John, N.B. Long-time Coun. Bruce MacDougall said the vote...

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IAPMO proudly supports 2019 National High-Performance Building Week

Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2019) – Continuing its decade-long ardent support, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is proud to again participate in national High-Performance Building Week. This year, the...

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Mars 3D homes approved by NASA for building before humans get there

    As blogged on Advocator.ca, we didn’t even set foot on the Red Planet, and NASA has already approved some 3D designs for habitats to be built there from materials that are available on Mars. Just in case you didn’t know,...

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Canadian housing starts trend decreased in May

    OTTAWA, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The trend in housing starts was 201,983 units in May 2019, compared to 205,717 units in April 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month...

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Humber College achieves first zero carbon certification in Canada for a retrofit

    Toronto, Ontario – Humber College’s retrofitted NX building has been awarded the Zero Carbon Building - Design Certification by the Canada Green Building Council, making it the first retrofit in Canada to achieve design...

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Ontario Government investing $40 million for construction of two new OPP detachments in Orillia and Parry Sound

    ORILLIA - The Ontario Government is putting people's safety first by investing a total of $40 million into the construction of two new state-of-the-art Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments - one in Orillia and the other in...

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P.E.I. construction industry rolls out recruitment video

    As reported on CBC News, the province and P.E.I.'s construction industry are hoping to attract more people into the skilled trades. A new promotional video was released today, aimed at getting people to think about the...

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Oil woes have Calgary landlords turning empty offices into apartments

    As reported on Bloomberg.com, when the lease on an Alberta Health Services office in Calgary came due for renegotiation two years ago, the rental market was so bad that trying to keep the tenants wasn’t worth it. Instead,...

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A look inside America’s oldest African-American-owned, female-run construction management firm

    As reported in the Birmingham Times, the construction business is no bed of roses — cutthroat competition makes it hard to stay on top. But one construction and design firm has been making its mark on some of our biggest...

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