Friday, April 26, 2019

News

Ford government shutting agency that helps people fight big developers

As reported in The Toronto Herald, the Ford government is closing a provincial agency that gives legal assistance to residents battling development changes in their local municipality. The Local Planning Appeal Support Centre was created just...

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Calgary ring road contractors look to hire hundreds at job fair

As reported on Global News, as many people in Alberta struggle to find full-time employment, one project in Calgary has contractors hiring hundreds. A job fair organized by KGL Constructors on Saturday matched potential employees with...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up February 23, 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Round Up published by Construction Links Network. Below are the links to all the news items published and distributed on the network over the past seven days. If you have a news item that would be of...

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ASSE International launches new website

Mokena, Ill. (Feb. 22, 2019) — ASSE International has launched a revamped website that features quick and easy access to the organization's core competencies, including product certification, personnel certification, standards development, and...

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Architects DCA Blog – CHINA AND CANADA: WOOD TRADING

By Toon Dreessen, Architects DCA The Globe and Mail published an article in early December 2017 entitled Ottawa holds up venture capital deal to highlight benefits of Beijing ties. The article discusses the business travel to China of Prime...

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Roof at Elliot Lake civic centre collapses

As reported on Sudbury.com, at least three people escaped unharmed when a portion of Elliot Lake’s Lester B. Pearson civic centre roof collapsed at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Murray Finn, who was in the theatre auditorium where the roof...

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Establish rules to manage data collected from smart city technology, Toronto councillor urges

As reported in The Star, Toronto needs rules and regulations to govern the collection and managing of data from smart cities including the one Sidewalk Labs has in mind, says a city councillor who has launched a plan calling for a new...

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With building permit issued, developer says construction on downtown Nanaimo hotel imminent

As reported on Nanaimo News Now, for the first time in the storied history of 100 Gordon St., a building permit has been issued for a hotel behind Nanaimo's downtown conference centre. On Wednesday, the City handed a building permit to Utah-based...

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New Robot Science Museum in Seoul will be part-built using robots

As blogged on New Atlas, following an architecture competition, Turkey's Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) has been selected to create the new Robot Science Museum (RSM) in Seoul, South Korea. Interestingly, the firm says that the building will be...

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How ICON is building the $4,000 3D-printed homes of the future

As blogged on Dwell.com, in 2017, ICON co-founders Jason Ballard, Evan Loomis, and Alex Le Roux met Brett Hagler, co-founder of the non-profit New Story, and realized that they had a united mission: To employ 3D printing and new building...

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Recycled tires may help concrete prevent spalling

As blogged on New Atlas, although concrete doesn't burn, it can "spall" when subjected to extreme heat – this means that surface layers of the material explosively break off, potentially causing structures made from it to collapse. According to a...

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West Hants council moves forward with $14.6 million arena concept, selects Lindsay Construction for build

As reported by Truro News, West Hants council has an idea of what the new sports complex, which includes an ice surface and soccer field, is going to look like and cost, after a special session of Committee of the Whole, held mostly...

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ASSE International publishes suite of product standards for water heaters with integral water temperature safety controls

Mokena, Ill. (Feb. 21, 2019) — ASSE International has published three new product performance standards for water heaters with integral water temperature safety controls. ASSE 1082-2018, Performance Requirements for Water Heaters with Integral...

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Goldman Sachs invests in construction finance platform Rabbet

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rabbet, a leading intelligent construction finance platform, announced today it has closed an $8 million Series A round backed by Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments group, QED Investors and Camber...

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IKEA introduces a new way to reduce indoor air pollution with air-purifying curtains

It will soon be possible to reduce common indoor air pollutants using just a curtain. A mineral-based surface treatment enables the new IKEA curtain to break down air pollutants when it gets in contact with light. Älmhult, Sweden -- Air...

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