Monday, November 18, 2019

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Tighter building codes are Ottawa’s next climate target — and it could cost homeowners up to $35,000

Government officials are crafting tougher building codes that could make both new homes and renovations of existing properties more costly in coming years, part of Ottawa’s wider plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Natural Resources Canada is...

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Chinese firm registers to lobby feds for Aecon acquisition approval

The massive Chinese-owned construction company which recently signed a deal to acquire Aecon Group Inc. — Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction and infrastructure company — has registered a lobbyist to help get regulatory approval...

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Technology: Harvesting rainwater to build and maintain ice in Abbotsford

by Colleen O'Shea There’s no doubt that we can all do a better job when it comes to water conservation — and indoor ice arenas, in particular, can have a tremendous impact on how water is used. Take the Abbotsford Centre in...

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PCL Toronto announces appointment of Todd Craigen

Toronto, ON (November 6, 2017) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Craigen to senior vice president and district manager of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto). Reporting to the president of Eastern...

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IAPMO holds technical committee meetings for development of the 2018 USPSHTC and USEHC

Ontario, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) last week concluded Technical Committee meetings toward the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the 2018 editions of the Uniform Solar...

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A guide to creating a green roof

Green roofs have become more and more achievable over the past few years, with numerous products coming onto the market and a greater understanding of green roof construction and benefits. Here is an introductory guide to what the advantages are,...

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North Delta Centre for the Arts construction set to begin

Work is finally set to begin on North Delta’s new centre for the arts. On Monday, Oct. 30, council awarded Maple Leaf Homes Ltd. the contract to build the centre. The work will be done at the same time as the company builds its Delta Gardens...

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Building foundations in unstable soil a common issue in the GTA

Walking through the city, the average passerby will observe and admire the buildings around them, but more often than not, one of the most important yet under-appreciated components of these structures will be left unnoticed: their foundations....

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High Street wall construction nears completion in Thunder Bay

The bulk of the construction on the $2.1-million High Street retaining wall project will be completed later this month. But there will be some leftover work that will have to carry into 2018. City of Thunder Bay project engineer Mike Vogrig...

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Construction begins on long-promised $1.4B Calgary Cancer Centre

Will Morlidge wishes his wife had lived to see the groundbreaking of the new Calgary Cancer Centre. Morlidge and his four-year-old daughter, Virginia, were on hand Friday for the groundbreaking of the $1.4-billion facility to be built on the...

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3D-printed steel touted as the future of B.C. home construction

A Vancouver company is hoping to disrupt the local construction framing industry with new technology that can “print” steel studs and accelerate the building process. LifeTec Construction Group Inc., which has an 8,000-square-foot warehouse...

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Excavation company director from Edmonton jailed after worker killed in 2015 trench collapse

An excavation company director was sentenced to four months behind bars for his part in the death of a day labourer crushed in a trench collapse in 2015. “He got four months for a life,” Dennis Tomyn, the dead worker’s brother, said outside...

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Finalists announced for Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards

A total of 31 finalists will compete for top honours in the seventh annual Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Cascades convention centre in downtown Langley. The Hub at King George won the...

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Hammond Power Solutions to Showcase Product Capabilities at SPS IPC Drives

(Guelph, Ontario, Nov 2, 2017) – Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) is exhibiting at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany, November 28-30th, 2017. SPS IPC Drives is the leading exhibition for electric automation bringing together more than 1500...

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ACMO recognizes launch of condominium management licensing Authority

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) wishes to congratulate the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) on the launch of its program to administer licences to...

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