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Manitoba’s largest rooftop solar array at Rec Complex unveiled in Selkirk

    As reported on CTV News, the largest rooftop solar array in Manitoba was unveiled Monday at the Selkirk Recreation Complex. The solar array is a 200 kilowatt rooftop solar panel system and will offset energy costs for the City...

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RAIC announces recipients of the 2019 Awards of Excellence

    OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 – The eight projects and individuals receiving 2019 RAIC Awards of Excellence reflect outstanding achievement in architecture through innovation, green building, allied arts, advocacy, and...

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BrainBox AI launches software to enable self-sustaining commercial buildings

    As blogged on betakit.com, Montreal-based BrainBox AI has announced the launch of a new product that combines deep learning, cloud-based computing and algorithms to support a self-sustaining commercial building. The company...

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Engineer banned from working in B.C. after Surrey tower fails to meet building code

    As reported on CBC News, an engineer who has worked on Canadian embassies around the world has been banned from working in B.C. after an investigation found his designs for a condo tower in Surrey were not up to building code...

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Forget green roofs–this apartment building has sand dunes on top

    As blogged on FastCompany.com, when you picture a green roof, you probably see a perfectly manicured space, like a skyscraper got a flat top and dyed it green. No doubt, such green roofs are beautiful, and they’re also superb...

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Community Plumbing Challenge Navajo Mountain Project Set for June 3-7

    Ontario, Calif. (May 13, 2019) — The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation’s (IWSH) next Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) will take place in the Navajo Mountain region on the Arizona-Utah border June...

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Construction to start on world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood

    As blogged on NewAtlas.com, A noble plan to improve housing access for those in need through cutting-edge construction technology is gathering momentum, with a blueprint now in place for what is billed as the world's first...

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New study shows NIMBYism is the biggest multifamily construction barrier in the United States

    As blogged on HousingWire.com, according to a new study, NIMBYism is standing in the way of more affordable apartment construction across the U.S. As rents continue to rise, a new study from the National Apartment...

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RCMP steps up traffic enforcement in support of roadside-worker safety

    Richmond, B.C. (May 13, 2019) — The RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Road Safety Unit is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to raise awareness about the risks workers face while working on or...

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Volvo CE new exhibition celebrates machines of the future – Built in LEGO bricks

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ -- What will the construction machines of the future look like? And how will they perform? Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and LEGO® Technic invited members of the public from...

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Powerline Safety Week starts with Ontario-wide education campaign

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The invisible impact of powerlines should never be underestimated. In the past decade alone, 19 people in Ontario have lost their lives from overhead powerline contact. May 13 to 19 is...

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Hamilton LRT building demolition begins this summer

    As reported in The Hamilton Spectator, demolition of buildings in the way of LRT will begin as early as this summer — but don't expect to see a lot of shovels in the ground before 2021. The 14-kilometre, $1-billion light...

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Mountain View County approves a new full-time building safety codes officer

    As reported in the Mountain View Gazette, Mountain View County (MVC) council has approved the creation of a new full-time building safety codes officer position for the municipality, at an estimated cost of up to $80,000 a...

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U.S. Representatives Welch and McKinley introduce resolution to recognize Building Safety Month

    Washington, D.C. – Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT-At large) and David McKinley (R-WV-1) introduced House Resolution 352, which designates May as Building Safety Month, a month-long celebration recognizing the importance of...

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IAPMO seeks WE•Stand task group members

Ontario, Calif. (May 10, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking applicants to serve as technical experts on Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand) task groups. The WE•Stand...

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