Friday, April 26, 2019

News

Alberta government halts construction work on superlab site in Edmonton

    As reported on GlobalNews.ca, the province has paused work at the construction site of the planned $590-million superlab on University of Alberta land south of the main campus. During the election campaign, Premier-designate...

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M City marks two-year anniversary with two buildings under construction and 2200 units sold

    April 23, 2019 (Mississauga, ON) – It’s been just two years since Rogers Real Estate Development Limited and Urban Capital launched the groundbreaking master-planned community in downtown Mississauga—M City. The...

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Pickering man fined $10,000 for illegal use of the title “professional engineer”

    Toronto—(April 23, 2019)—On March 27, the Ontario Court of Justice at Toronto fined Cosimo “Cosmo” Polidoro $10,000 after his guilty plea to one count of breaching the Professional Engineers Act by using the title...

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Nova Scotia renters to get landlord database

    As reported in The Star Halifax, an organization representing investment property owners in Nova Scotia is creating a new registry and certification program to educate its members on provincial tenancy legislation and help...

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Quebec home owners in flood zones could get up to $200,000 to move

    As reported on CTV News, over the weekend Premier Francois Legault said people who have built homes in flood plains should move out, and that the government should not be paying people to restore homes damaged by...

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How city planners use data to make decisions about infrastructure

    As blogged on Concordia.ca, have you ever wondered how city planners determine where to add new bus routes or subway lines? The answer lies in the data. In this case, the data comes from surveys that record individual...

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Ryerson University partners with First Nations to conduct extensive consultations for new designs and strategies for housing

    As blogged on Ryerson.ca, a Ryerson professor and her team are spearheading collaboration efforts with several First Nations to create housing that is based on the community's needs and takes into consideration factors like...

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College kids are living like kings in Vancouver’s empty mansions

    As reported on Bloomberg.com, Isaiah Boodhoo, 22, thought it was a “complete hoax” when he saw a rental listing on Facebook for a bedroom in a Vancouver mansion for only C$1,100 ($825) a month. It turned out the glass...

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This MIT team is reinventing building by looking at the ancient world

    As blogged on Fast Company, today, construction workers rely on cranes to lift the big slabs of concrete and other materials that go into many commercial building projects. But it hasn’t always been that way; for thousands of...

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A smarter and more sustainable way of building

    As blogged on Living It, Kim Herforth Nielsen is the founder and creative director of trailblazing Danish architects 3xN. The Copenhagen firm is making a name for itself by building in wood – and building sustainably. Their...

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Belleville council cancels construction contracts, sues contractor

    As reported in The Intelligencer, Belleville council has cancelled two construction contracts held by a single firm and is suing the company to recover the city’s additional expenses. But the project manager for the company...

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities celebrates historic passing of the Climate Mobilization Act in New York City – green roofs required on new buildings

    New York City, NY: April 18, 2019 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce a historic win for all New Yorkers as well as the larger green infrastructure community, as the New York City Council has passed a suite of...

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Register to Attend – Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs

How do you attach cladding over exterior insulation? Do unvented roofs work? Is spray foam the solution? Join the authors of BC Housing’s guide to R22+ effective walls and guide to R30+ effective roofs for a morning of learning about how to...

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Architects DCA Blog: Accessibility in the built environment | CBC Ottawa Morning

By Toon Dreessen, Architects DCA   On Monday, March 11 2019, the Honorable David Onley former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, slammed the Province of Ontario for failing to reach accessibility goals. He noted that unnecessary barriers...

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A new recruitment tool for construction – the joystick

    As reported in The New York Times, plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of...

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