Monday, June 24, 2019

News

80 new skyscrapers planned in Toronto as demand climbs

    As reported in the Financial Post, Toronto’s crowded skyline could see scores of new skyscrapers sprouting up in the next few years, more than doubling the number of tall buildings in the city, according to a new...

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Feds say it will sell back Mirabel land expropriated for airport in 1969

    As reported in The Globe and Mail, the Canadian government says it is planning to sell back the last remaining unused land it expropriated in 1969 for construction of the Mirabel airport. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau...

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University of Toronto’s asbestos response falls short, leaving asbestos incidents unaddressed

    TORONTO, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - On March 26, 2019, the University of Toronto Administration released both the Report of the Panel to Review the Asbestos Management Program at the University of Toronto and the...

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Elliot Lake officials working to determine future of civic centre after roof collapse

    As reported on CBC News, officials are still working to determine the future of the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake, after a roof collapse two months ago. On Feb. 21, the roof of the 360-seat theatre came down...

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Old Union Hospital land in Moose Jaw begins process to eventually be rezoned

    As reported on DiscoverMooseJaw.com, the land where the Moose Jaw Union Hospital once stood was taken the first steps to being rezoned as mixed use for commercial and residential. Director of planning and development Michelle...

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Augmented Reality – The Future of Building

    As blogged on InterestingEngineering.com, Augmented Reality (AR), also known as spatial computing, is rapidly growing and expanding into countless business and industrial applications. Spatial computing is used as a broad term...

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A home inspection may be the best investment you ever make

    As reported in the Vancouver Sun, home inspections have never gone out of style, but they have lost some of their appeal in the frenzied real estate market of Greater Vancouver in the past few years. Since about 2015, the...

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CREA – Canadian home sales edge higher in March 2019

    Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged higher in March 2019 after having declined sharply the previous month. Highlights:...

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These architectural arches are grown in a lab

    As blogged on FastCompany.com, mushrooms have become many designers’ favorite food. But not because of how they taste: the root of mushrooms, called mycelium, can be used to make an organic material that’s sturdy enough...

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Clarenville awards tender for construction of new fire hall

    As reported in The Western Star, it was fitting for the Town of Clarenville to approve the bid for the construction of a new fire hall in the community during volunteer week, with the Clarenville Volunteer Department in...

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Construction industry warns Trudeau not to extend surtax on foreign steel

    As reported on CBC News, Canada's construction industry is warning the federal government not to overrule its trade tribunal and extend a surtax on five types of foreign steel, as a fierce lobbying campaign continues by domestic...

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City of Calgary introduces a new service for construction developments throughout the city

    As reported in the Calgary Sun, residential construction, whether it’s in a new community in the suburbs or an apartment tower in the core, is always of interest to people living where the new construction takes place. The...

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RESCON applauds Ontario budget focus on cutting red tape, supporting skilled trades

    The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) commends the government on its first provincial budget, "Protecting What Matters Most," and its strong focus on removing barriers to housing supply and prioritization of...

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DataBid Blog – Primont Homes to build condo towers & townhouses in Woodbridge

Primont Homes has filed a plan amendment with the City of Vaughan to build a residential development on Islington Avenue north of Steeles. The project, called SXSW Condos, will be located in Woodbridge. The developer is looking for re-zoning to...

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Moose Jaw Students Think Construction

    As reported on DiscoverMooseJaw.com, Think Construction is an annual event hosted here in Moose Jaw, where numerous organizations come together to engage students in empowering them to make choices for their career path as...

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