Monday, July 15, 2019

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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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Tips for managing multiple generations working at a construction site

In today's construction industry, as well as other industries, we are seeing a blend of generations acting together at a single site or workplace. Many companies have high goals and metrics regarding diversity, which means that they are...

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7 Big Benefits of BIM for construction, engineering and architecture

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a challenge to fully grasp for a surprisingly simple reason: At its core, it’s a form of systems thinking. A full system designed to facilitate interactions between architects, engineers, customers and...

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Saskatchewan construction industry pushing for prompt payment legislation

Saskatchewan’s construction industry advocate is pushing for the province to introduce legislation that would set measures around when companies get paid for completed work. Mark Cooper, the president of the Saskatchewan Construction...

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19 giant infrastructure projects that could reshape the world

The world is full of unfathomably huge projects happening right under our noses. Take the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which will link three major Chinese cities in the country's quest to bring 42 million people together. Or Norway's plan...

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Construction company wins lawsuit against City of Castlegar

A judge has ruled against the City of Castlegar in a case brought forward by a local construction company. Maglio Installations Ltd. accused the City of Castlegar of being in breech of contract for the way it awarded the contract to build the...

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A look at eight architecture and construction industry trends for the next 30 years

It’s true that trends come and go, yet some have staying power that become the new standards of doing business for decades into the future. The current status of the growing economy, the shortage of qualified workers and public-­sector...

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Infrastructure in China is breeding corruption and piling up debt

 Soaring over a lush valley in southern China, the Chishi Bridge is a 2.25-kilometre marvel of concrete and steel. Four piers, like graceful tuning forks as tall as skyscrapers, secure cables suspending a four-lane expressway 186 metres above...

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Epcor pitches new solar farm near Edmonton

Edmonton could see its first solar-energy farm in the city with a 12-megawatt generation facility planned near the neighbourhood of Cameron Heights. Epcor unveiled the plan at council’s utility committee meeting Friday, saying the farm...

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Construction problems cause delay of new affordable housing development in Calgary

An affordable housing project in southwest Calgary may look like it's ready for the first tenants to move in. But extensive damage on the inside means the development likely won't be turned over to the city's housing agency until at...

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Property manager orders residents to remove Canada flags weeks before 150th celebration

A pair of Oshawa residents are upset they've been ordered to remove a Canada flag from their balcony by their property manager just weeks before Canada's 150th birthday. Ken Ball lives on the fifth floor of an apartment building at 141...

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SWANA supports ISWA Scholarship Programme through fundraising & awareness

                        Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is proud to support the International Solid Waste Association's (ISWA) Scholarship Programme, a project that funds education for...

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