Tuesday, December 10, 2019

News

Applications of immersive technologies in smart cities

    As blogged on Forbes.com, for quite a while now, there's been great interest in smart cities. While there is no universally accepted definition of a smart city, the ultimate aim is to provide improved citizen services and a...

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DataBid Blog – Multi-Phase Edenbridge on the Kingsway Redevelopment

    New details have been released on Tridel and First Capital Realty's Edenbridge on the Kingsway multi-phase, mixed-use redevelopment of the Humbertown Shopping Centre in Etobicoke. The planned building, which is the first phase,...

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Only one week left: $225 for action-packed Green Building Festival pass

Time is running out to secure a full delegate pass for the October 8th Green Building Festival in downtown Toronto for only $225, including 5.5 continuing education hours for GBCI / LEED, OAA, OALA, OPPI, IDC and PEO!   Register today...

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BC homeowners sue province and developer over sinkhole-ridden neighbourhood

As reported on CBC News, Rod Goy says he and his wife, Donna, wanted their new home to be a gathering place as they settled into retirement and watched their family grow. The couple has five children and three grandchildren, with a fourth...

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Ontario Power Generation safely demolishes Nanticoke Powerhouse

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) safely demolished the powerhouse of the former Nanticoke Generating Station (GS), which was at one time the largest coal-fired plant in the world. The site on the north shore of Lake Erie has been transformed into...

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Calgary’s Central Library earns some major recognition from TIME magazine

As reported on CTV News, one of the Calgary's architectural marvels has garnered some big attention from a major magazine after TIME named the downtown Central Library to its 100 Greatest Places in 2019 list. The Calgary Public Library announced...

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Engineering firm for evacuated Fort Sask condos had permit cancelled one year after condos were built

As reported in The Edmonton Journal, the engineering company for the ill-fated Fort Saskatchewan condominium complex had its engineering permit cancelled just one year after the recently evacuated condos were built. Residents of the 44-unit condo...

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Register Now: Webinar on October 10 – Designing Building Enclosures in Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Construction

Join us for this Building Smart seminar to learn about industry best practices for designing efficient, durable wood-frame building enclosures in new construction. Explore the latest edition of the Building Enclosure Design Guide now available...

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COMMAND Center Blog – Top 10 Reasons to Use COMMAND Center Sensors

Here’s why COMMAND Center’s easy-to-use, affordable, and self-powered sensors are the best option for concrete temperature and maturity monitoring applications.     10. Sensors read and record the temperature of freshly poured...

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Building Efficiency System Tool: Faster. Better. Easier. Still Free.

Introducing the latest upgrade to the BEST (Building Efficiency System Tool)™ software, available for download at www.iapmo.org/hiac. BEST is a quick, easy and reliable way to compare the energy and life cycle costs of up to four...

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Sault Ste. Marie MP calls Ottawa skilled trades investment a ‘big win’

As reported on CTV News, the federal government is investing millions in a new advisory committee that will help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada. Sault Ste. Marie MP Terry Sheehan calls Ottawa’s investment of $6 million...

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MgO Systems announces new Vice President, Business Development and new Advisory Board

CALGARY, Aug. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - MgO Systems Ltd., a rapidly growing North American leader in prefabricated construction technologies and magnesium oxide based engineered wall systems (C3 Engineered Wall System™), is pleased to announce the...

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Oshawa and firefighters calling for stricter rules when constructing woodframe buildings

As reported on DurhamRadioNews.com, Oshawa Professional Fire Fighters Association President Peter Dyson says they’re backing the city’s calls after a June fire caused $6-million in damage. “When you look at these buildings when they’re...

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Trans Mountain pipeline construction restarts with completion expected in 2022

As reported in the National Post, Trans Mountain Corp. has restarted construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the company said on Wednesday, a year after the contentious project stalled because of regulatory delays. The expanded...

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Is cross-laminated timber the concrete of the future?

As reported on ArchDaily.com, concrete, an essential building material, has for decades offered us the possibility of shaping our cities quickly and effectively, allowing them to rapidly expand into urban peripheries and reach heights previously...

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