Thursday, February 21, 2019

News

ENTICY, a new boutique condo project in downtown Montreal

Enticy is a boutique condo project coming soon to downtown Montreal, at the corner of René-Lévesque and Mackay. This unique 24-story project combines old and new, with a contemporary design built around a façade of historical townhouses. The...

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Phase 2 of the Muskrat Falls inquiry now looking into construction project details

As reported in The Telegram, the second phase of the Muskrat Falls Inquiry is looking at the construction project details, and immense cost overruns, with public hearings beginning again in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. From the point hearings wrapped...

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Okanagan College achieves second LEED Platinum award

As reported in the Vernon Morning Star, Okanagan College now has two of the 14 Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, LEED, Platinum-certified buildings in all of Canada’s post-secondary sector. The College learned this week that its new...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up February 16, 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Round Up published by Construction Links Network. Below are the links to all the news items published on the network over the past seven days. If you have a news item that would be of interest to our...

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BC Housing and BCBEC to host industry leading event

Do you want to design and build homes that are more sustainable, durable and nicer to live in? Join BC Housing and the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) on Tuesday, February 26 in Vancouver BC, for a workshop and tradeshow that...

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Architects DCA Blog – SIZE MATTERS

By Toon Dreessen, Architects DCA I was happy to read that the sale of Aecon was recently scuttled. It was a bad idea from the start. PCL, Ledcor and others recently met with the feds to ask that they block the sale, citing concerns that the...

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British Columbia government selects three bidding teams for Pattullo Bridge replacement

As reported in the Surrey Now-Leader, the province has selected three “pre-qualified” bidding teams to participate in the “competitive selection process” to design and construct the new toll-free Pattullo Bridge. In a release from the...

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Canada ranks 2nd on top 10 countries list for LEED certified projects

OTTAWA, ON – February 13, 2019 – Canada has been ranked second in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual List for Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED certified projects internationally.  Since 2005, Canada’s more than 3,200 LEED...

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Deadline to submit proposed changes to 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) is March 1

Ontario, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2019) – In order to facilitate the development of an updated National Standard Plumbing Code–Illustrated (NSPC), the IAPMO NSPC Committee requests proposed changes to the 2018 NSPC. All proposals are due by March 1....

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Financing tools for energy efficiency in the building sector

The Pembina Institute has sent the following letter to Canada's ministers of finance, environment and climate change, and natural resources: February 13, 2019 Hon. Bill Morneau Minister of Finance 90 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON  K1A...

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Feeling the love: Construction leaders contribute to the community through charity casino

February 14, 2019 (Victoria, BC) - On Friday, February 22nd, the Vancouver Island Construction Association’s U40 network is hosting their annual charity casino event to raise funds for the Help Fill A Dream Foundation. Now in its sixth year,...

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ASSE International publishes revised performance requirements for chemical dispensing systems with integral backflow protection

Mokena, Ill. (Feb. 14, 2019) — ASSE 1055-2018, Performance Requirements for Chemical Dispensing Systems with Integral Backflow Protection, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and...

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MarShield introduces Borated Polyethylene – cost-effective neutron shielding solution to attenuate and absorb neutron radiation

    Plasti-Shield®  Boron Filled Polyethylene Neutron Shielding, supplied by MarShield, is a lightweight, cost-effective neutron shielding solution to attenuate and absorb neutron radiation. Our borated polyethylene contains 5%...

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The world’s longest 3D-printed bridge was inspired by ancient engineering

As blogged on FastCompany.com, according to a team at Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture, led by professor Xu Weiguo, the world’s longest 3D-printed bridge actually has its roots in the ancient world. Their 86-foot-long,...

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University of Lethbridge’s new Destination sciences building set to open in September

As reported on LethbridgeNewsNow.com, about 100 construction workers are now putting the finishing touches on the 413,334 square foot Destination Building Project at the University of Lethbridge. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Environment Minister...

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