Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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In wake of 2016 wildfire, Fort McMurray condo board struggles to find insurance

    As reported on CBC News, after the 2016 Horse River wildfire that burned down more than 2,400 structures in Fort McMurray, residents of the 40-unit Winchester Greens condominium building considered themselves among the lucky...

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Saskatoon real-estate agent selling massive 23,800-acre farm

    As reported on CTV News, a Saskatoon agricultural real-estate agent is listing what he says is one of the biggest farm lots currently for sale in the country. Darren Sander is working to sell the listing that combines three...

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The basic home wiring that most people ignore

    As blogged on Gainmode.org, improper wiring in a house raises the risk of fire and electrocution. However, with a little planning, the risks can be successfully avoided. Also, placing the switches and sockets at the correct...

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Calgary high school students work on all aspects of building a new home

    As reported in the Calgary Herald, few high school students can say they helped construct someone’s home. The pride from that unique experience was on display during the unveiling of the latest home built through a long-term...

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BILD Lethbridge to design new Subdivision Recycling Depot Program

    As reported on LethbridgeNewsNow.com, it would be a first in the province: BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association) Lethbridge is in the midst of creating a recycling standard for all member builders in the...

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New Orleans mayor vows ‘relentless’ investigation in deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse

    As reported on ABC News, crews were feverishly working on Sunday to stabilize the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans a day after the building partially collapsed, killing two construction workers, leaving a third trapped in...

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Brampton to build new multi-family residential building

    As reported on inBrampton.com, on Monday, a private ceremony took place in Brampton, where Timbercreek announced that construction of their new multi-family residential building at 205 Queen St. E. will begin on October...

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Bed bugs empty federal building in Gatineau for the week

    As reported on CTV News, anxiety is still riding high for federal employees at a government building in Gatineau, shut down because of bed bugs. Employees at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) building at 70...

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A pioneer in green buildings, Saskatchewan can return to its furnace-free roots

    Michele Friesen, a Saskatoon-based sustainable design specialist wants the province to return to its roots. Its furnace-free roots, that is. Friesen is a green building advocate and project coordinator who works with builders and...

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New report outlines economic benefits for communities that adopt the International Plumbing Code

    Washington, D.C. – Today the International Code Council released “The Economic Impact of the International Plumbing Code,” a study by Hatch and Henderson Engineers that provides a comparative analysis of model plumbing...

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Tech trends reframing architectural design

    As blogged on Business in Vancouver, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data are reframing the operations of an industry often thought of as a technological laggard. Those technologies are also fundamentally...

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Empire State Building unveils new 102nd floor observatory

    NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2019 /CNW/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the third phase of its top-to-bottom reimagined Observatory Experience, the newly renovated 102nd floor Observatory. Opening to the public...

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IAPMO Solicits Public Comments for 2021 Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal, Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Codes

Ontario, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), publisher of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code (USHGC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC), is...

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Procore Introduces Product Advancements at Groundbreak 2019 to Connect Everyone in Construction on a Global Platform

CARPINTERIA, Calif., October 8, 2019 – Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today welcomed over 4,000 construction professionals to Groundbreak, the company’s annual conference that brings together...

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Deadline to submit abstracts for 7th EWTS extended to November 29

Ontario, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019) — The deadline to submit an abstract for the seventh biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), to be held May 12-13, 2020, in San Antonio, has been extended to Friday, Nov. 29. While all abstracts are...

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