Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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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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Broadway project worth $23.5 million seeks tax break from City of Saskatoon

As reported in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the developer behind a 10-storey apartment building under construction at a prominent corner in the Broadway business district is seeking a property tax break worth $788,535. A City of Saskatoon report...

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Are these fireproof, hurricane-proof geodesic domes the post-climate change house of the future?

As blogged on FastCompany.com, in a world where wildfires and hurricanes are becoming more frequent, design for new housing would be smart to anticipate the climate disasters that are coming. So these new buildings aren’t made from wood or any...

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DataBid Blog – Revised distillery district mixed-use development will include 3 buildings

The revised 31R Parliament proposal includes a 49 storey tower, a "kettle building" and a 5 storey "ribbon building" that runs nearly the full length of the southern border of the Distillery District. The developers are requesting rezoning and a...

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ActiveConversion Blog Share: Is a high bounce rate killing your website?

Among web analytic statistics, the bounce rate is one of the metrics most often overlooked by marketers. A bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visitors to your website who leave your website quickly after arriving. Some advanced systems...

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Building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decline in June

Statistics Canada reports that the value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities declined 3.7% to $8.0 billion in June, largely due to a decrease in the value of multi-family and institutional permits. Six provinces declined, with...

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