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Fall 2017 Public Review of Codes Canada publications

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites all interested parties to take part in its fall 2017 public review of proposed changes to the 2015 editions of Codes Canada publications from November 6, 2017 to January 2, 2018. This second public…

The importance and benefits concrete recycling

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is a central component of the solid waste stream, amounting to roughly 25 percent of total solid waste nationally. The largest part of C&D material is concrete, which encompasses around 40 to 50 percent of C&D generated…

New Kamloops office tower sparks downtown revitalization

A new office development in the works in Kamloops is sparking excitement in a downtown area revitalization while attracting new businesses and creating jobs in this Interior city. A six-storey building development, called 580 Victoria, is part of National Hospitality Group’s…

Toronto ‘cool guy’ wanted in rental fraud investigation

Police in Toronto want the public’s help tracking down a man wanted in a series of alleged rental frauds first reported by CBC Toronto. Mike Lemke, 33, allegedly advertised a room for rent online, took rent deposits exceeding $2,000 from prospective roommates, but…

plumbing code IAPMO Standards Council Issues Four TIAs to UMC

Ontario, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2017) — The IAPMO Standards Council on Nov. 21 issued four tentative interim amendments (TIA) revising the 2018 edition of the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC). TIA UMC 001-18, 002-18, 003-18, and 004-18 revise UMC Chapter 2, Chapter…

Wood reaches new heights as a building material in Canada

George Brown College has steadily grown since its establishment in 1967 and now operates out of more than a dozen buildings spread throughout Toronto’s core. One of its future facilities will be the most unique. The public college of 26,000 students plans…

Will Brakes Be Taken Off Backup Alarm Conversion?

Twenty minutes west of Calgary, you’ll find the (mostly) quiet town of Cochrane, Alberta; Cochrane’s no sleepy backwater though; it’s the province’s largest town and has been one of the fastest growing communities in Canada for several years. But the town’s…

IAPMO Seeks Technical Committee Members for 2021 UPC and UMC

Ontario, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2017) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers to participate on two technical committees working toward the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical…