Saturday, August 17, 2019

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World’s longest undersea rail tunnel hits first obstacle

As reported on Bloomberg.com, a plan to build the world’s longest undersea rail tunnel has hit its first snag. Financing of 15 billion euros ($16.8 billion) was agreed this year for the tunnel to link Finland and Estonia. But the Baltic...

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Procore Puts 3D Models Into Builders’ Hands with Procore BIM

CARPINTERIA, Calif., August 14, 2019 – Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today announced Procore BIM, the newest product on its platform which unlocks the potential of Building Information Modeling...

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IAPMO seeks USPSHTC Slip-Resistance task group members

Ontario, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is accepting applications and seeking technical experts to participate in a task group relating to slip resistance. The scope of the...

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Brick & Mortar fund raises $97 million to make construction tech-savvy

As reported on Canada.com, Brick & Mortar Ventures, a venture capital fund founded by a scion of family-run Bechtel Corp, said on Tuesday it had raised $97.2 million from leading construction-related companies as builders turn to 3D printing...

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Labour tribunal invalidates Quebec’s regional hiring priority for construction workers

As reported in the Montreal Gazette, Quebec’s administrative labour tribunal has declared regional hiring priority clauses in the construction industry invalid and inoperative, saying they impeded on rights to freedom and privacy. In a...

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Road construction coats Cambridge neighbourhood in dust

As reported on CTV News, construction behind a Galt neighbourhood has meant a dusty couple of days for residents there as the city works to extend Franklin Boulevard. People who live on Langlaw Drive say their properties are covered in dust and...

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Magic Lite introduces the new LED Indoor/Outdoor Sconce

The new LED Indoor/Outdoor Sconce is ideal for residential and light commercial applications this attractive fixture comes with 3 separate cover options each providing a unique look and beam pattern. It is available in 3 finishes (black, bronze and...

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SNC-Lavalin supports conservation efforts with donation to the Canadian Wildlife Federation

MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is proud to announce a donation of $20,000 in support of the Canadian Wildlife Federation's (CFW) Lakes & Rivers Program. CWF's mission is to conserve and inspire conservation...

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B.C. taxpayers spending millions to fix ‘hugely unusual’ problems at Vancouver building

As reported in the Vancouver Sun, only nine years after a local company was paid $8.5 million to construct a 51-unit social housing building in Vancouver, provincial taxpayers are on the hook for extensive repairs there expected to cost $4.5...

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Construction begins on Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation facility

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - On August 12, Library and Archives Canada began construction on its new 12,900 square-metre preservation facility in Gatineau. The addition of this new building, which will be linked to the existing...

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Rising global temperatures wreak havoc on urban “heat islands”

As blogged on AXIOS, most U.S. cities are at risk of experiencing extreme heat thanks to the "urban heat island effect" that's causing cities to warm as much as 50% faster than the rest of the country. Advertise YOUR business on Construction Links...

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Tall buildings are leaving cities in darkness – These architects have a radical fix

As blogged on FastCompany.com, at 4 p.m. on a bright spring day, if you’re positioned along the High Line, you’ll feel the sun’s rays beating down on you. This makes sense—the High Line is an elevated outdoor park exposed to the...

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Innovative building draws on Indigenous knowledge for design and materials

As reported on CBC News, it's called a muskrat hut and the people behind it hope it can help alleviate some problems on First Nations and beyond. "The muskrat hut is a small mobile building that houses a bathroom, a shower, toilet and has a...

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Study of construction workers links poor sleep to injury risk

As reported on  Safety+Health magazine, employers should prioritize efforts to help workers get a good night’s sleep, researchers from Colorado State University say after their study of construction workers found a connection between poor quality...

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Big cost and challenges to major restoration of Alberta legislature

As reported on CBC News, to see the front of the stately Alberta legislature building, everything looks to be in place. But walk around to the southwest side of the 106-year-old structure and a different picture emerges. Shrouded in...

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