Friday, January 17, 2020

News

December 2019 home sales Canadian home sales inch lower in December

The Canadian Real Estate Association reports that national home sales eased between November and December 2019. Highlights: National home sales declined by 0.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in December.Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 22.7% year-over-year (y-o-y).The number of…

never demolishing another building The case for never demolishing another building

The wrecking ball has always been the great symbol of urban progress, going hand in hand with dynamite and dust clouds as the politicians’ favourite way of showing they are getting things done. But what if we stopping knocking things down? What…

Solar Panels This material could squeeze more energy from solar panels

Research teams in Australia and China are inching closer toward a solar cell design that could revolutionize the industry, but plenty of hurdles remain. The key lies with perovskite, a crystalline structure first discovered in Russia in the mid-1800s. Engineers want…

Wajax Wajax acquires NorthPoint Technical Services

Wajax Corporation today announced that it has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Calgary, Alberta-based NorthPoint Technical Services ULC . The Shares were acquired from an affiliate of Denver, Colorado-based Lion Equity Partners for an aggregate purchase price of $18 million.…

Construction New Manufacturing Assembly required – construction is the new manufacturing

Automation and robotics has transformed many industries already, most famously manufacturing—but construction is facing its own Industry 4.0 overhaul exactly as manufacturing has seen. In fact, construction and manufacturing might experience a crossover of sorts, with contractors working more with manufacturing technologies, and new…

Construction co-bot Construction Co-bots need to be smarter and more adaptive

For robots to really change the construction industry, they need to become more than just ‘tools’ in the eyes of the people using them. Previously I wrote about two construction robotics companies that are augmenting construction workers to alleviate a serious skills shortage,…