Friday, August 23, 2019

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LNG Canada and JGC Fluor launch unique program to double percentage of women working in the skilled trades on the LNG Canada Project

    VANCOUVER, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - LNG Canada and its prime contractor, JGC Fluor BC LNG JV (JGC Fluor), today announced the launch of YOUR PLACE, a province-wide workforce development program aimed at attracting, recruiting,...

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Parametric architecture’s embrace of new technology

    As reported on Forbes.com, one of the primary concerns about how technology could negatively affect our society and culture is where many people express fear a future of a robotic takeover of most jobs leaving humans to...

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Hemp houses could be greener, fire-resistant and built like Lego

    As reported on CBC News, all in all, Terry Radford's new product — with apologies to Pink Floyd — looks to be anything but another brick in a wall. That's because the president of Just BioFiber, based in Airdrie, Alta.,...

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Error-riddled plans, thousands of design changes among problems alleged in Toronto’s Pioneer Village station lawsuits

    As reported in The Star, subway station plans so filled with errors they required thousands of revisions. Faulty waterproofing that led to leaks onto the tracks. Changes to designs that forced crews to demolish work they had...

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Saskatchewan farmers force rural municipality to stop construction where First Nation artifacts found

    As reported by APTN News, the Rural Municipality of Winslow was forced to put construction of a road running through a farm on hold while a site where First Nation artifacts were found is examined. Mitzie Gilroy owns the farm...

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Waterloo students win environmental challenge; look to develop solution for sustainable construction

    As reported in the Waterloo Chronicle, a pair of University of Waterloo students are looking to develop a more sustainable framework for construction through the development of their own company. Daniel Gonzalez and...

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The Samuel De Champlain Bridge to open to traffic on June 24

    MONTRÉAL, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will provide a safe and efficient crossing for commuters, tourists and international trade, representing millions of dollars, every day. This federal investment...

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Canadian home sales rise again in May

    Ottawa, ON, June 14, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed further in May 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.9% month-over-month...

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Tesla’s third version of solar roof tiles to be more durable and cheaper

    As blogged on Interesting Engineering, Elon Musk says the third version of the Tesla solar roof will be cheaper and better than previous designs. Speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting Musk explained the...

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Enercare Connections Sub-metering wins Customer Obsessed Team Award

We’re proud to announce that CSPN - Customer Service Professionals Network has recognized the Enercare Connections Customer Care and Client Management team as the Customer Obsessed Team award winner at their annual 2019 Customer & Employee...

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National Building Code of Canada recognizes XPS Aged R-Values

    CROFTON, Md., June 13, 2019 /CNW/ -- Thermal insulation materials are critical to a building's design and its ability to reduce energy consumption. In 2017, the ULC Standards Committee on Thermal Insulation Materials and...

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A look at Toronto’s 5 largest new or under-construction office buildings

    As reported in the Vancouver Sun, When compared to their North American office market peers such as San Francisco, Boston, Miami and Washington D.C., developers in Toronto are building far more office space these days, but...

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New bylaw will force developers to fund social, affordable housing in Montreal

    As reported on CTV News, real estate developers will soon have to create or fund social and affordable housing if they want to build in Montreal. Projet Montreal passed a new housing bylaw Wednesday, following through on a...

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CPC Navajo Mountain delivers water and sanitation to series of homes

Piute Mesa, Arizona (June 13, 2019) — The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation’s (IWSH) latest Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) concluded Friday, with a team of volunteer tradespeople from all over the United States and...

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Remove The Fume | Powered by Plymovent: Learning and Development with the CWB Association

Our Remove The Fume team recently enjoyed a conversation with the Mr. Dan Tadic of the CWB Group. We learned about the vital aspects of the group, benefits of membership, continuing education, all things learning and development and career...

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