Monday, June 17, 2019

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B.C. contractor exposed to asbestos blows whistle

When general contractor Don Garrett was invited to bid on plumbing work in Agassiz’s Kent Prison in 2008, he had no idea that such routine work would expose him to asbestos and touch off a nine-year battle that would cast him on the national...

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Vertica Resident Services reports revenue outperformance using YieldStar® Revenue Management Software

RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, announced today that Canadian client Vertica Resident Services has documented a revenue...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus wins sustainable management award

Moose Jaw’s Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus has been recognized with a provincial award for sustainable management. “We’re very proud of that campus for sure and the efforts that are taken there by our staff and the management of that...

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PCL Construction Management to design and build Calgary Cancer Centre

As the province unveiled the blueprints for the long-awaited new Calgary cancer centre, cancer survivor Susan Cardinal sees hope in the design. On Thursday, Premier Rachel Notley announced that PCL Construction Management had been awarded the...

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SWANA Membership Launches Online Mentoring Program

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to announce a new program, MentorMatch, available to members on their online forum, MySWANA. Established to pair experienced professionals with fellow...

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Federal government commits $1.28 billion toward Montreal transit project

Ottawa is committing $1.28 billion toward a major Montreal rail project that will connect the city to its suburbs and to its international airport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. At the outset, the funds will come in the form of a...

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Engineering companies urge passage of Infrastructure Bank

Engineering companies urge passage of Infrastructure Bank The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Canada (ACEC) is urging Parliament to finalize the passage of the government’s budget bill, as passed by the House of Commons, in...

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Canadian home sales drop sharply in May

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a sizeable decline in May 2017. Highlights: National home sales dropped 6.2% from April to...

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How safe are old buildings? Lessons learned from the London fire tragedy

While this article discusses building safety in the UK, every country should review their current fire & building codes. Editor of Construction Links Media In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a fire burned through Grenfell Tower, a...

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Property developers call for changes to Ontario rent-control measures

Property developers in Ontario are calling for changes to rent-control measures announced by the province in April, saying they are too harsh and are already causing builders to cancel apartment construction projects. Jim Murphy, chief executive...

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Downtown Toronto is getting its first new long-term care home in years

Toronto seniors are struggling with a scarcity of quality long-term care beds and affordable housing units. Soon, one downtown building will have both. The Rekai Centres, which has run long-term care homes in the city dating back to 1955,...

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How wearable technology could save lives and dollars in construction industry

At first glance, there’s nothing remarkable about SolePower’s latest work boot prototype. The East Liberty-based startup has gone through at least 20 other iterations of the boot, and this one took about six months to create. The footwear...

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Modern Engineer: How to add 39 tons of steel to the top of the Empire State Building

When engineers made plans to reinforce and upgrade the carrying capacity of the Empire State Building’s mast and tower by adding 39 tons of steel, they had to find a way to protect pedestrians from falling rivets, tools and materials. Roofing...

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Mike Moore teams up with ELAN to promote personalized selling at 2017 Pacific Coast Builder Conference

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, June 14, 2017 — Smart home personalization sells more homes, and no one understands this better than renown new home personalization and sales authority Mike Moore and ELAN, the industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of...

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Building Design: How looking at a building can trigger headaches, seizures

The world of architecture and building design is changing the way the professionals are shaping our urban landscape. It's three o'clock -- you're at work, struggling to focus during the afternoon lull. You gaze out of your office window, hoping...

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