Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Did a construction crew unearth one of Halifax’s secret tunnels?

When a Halifax construction crew dug up what appeared to be a tunnel entrance, a number of people were quick to speculate on the tunnel mystery. But an onsite archeologist quickly quashed any hopes of a secret underground network. “It would...

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CBRE’s new Vancouver office attains gold-level WELL Certification

Four years after CBRE’s global headquarters in downtown Los Angeles became the first WELL-Certified office, the commercial real estate services firm has attempted the healthy-office frontier again. CBRE’s approximately 30,000-square-foot...

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IAPMO Standards Council Issues TIA UPC-004-15, Rejects TIA UPC-003-15

Ontario, Calif. (June 16, 2017) — The IAPMO Standards Council on June 12 issued one Tentative Interim Amendment and rejected another affecting the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UP C ® ) . TIA UPC-004-15 revises some values in...

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Ontario building inspectors: London fire will affect enforcement of safety codes

London’s Grenfell Tower fire is a tragic incident that is bound to affect how safety codes are enforced in Ontario, one building inspector says. “It’s sickening saddening, obviously, any time there is a loss of life, but when you are...

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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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