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Risk assessment tool developed to make buildings safer

 Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, a U.S.-based fire prevention group has developed a tool aimed at making buildings safer. The National Association of State Fire Marshals’ research foundation says…

Alberta’s wind power auction a big success

Bids in an auction to pick renewable energy projects were so attractive that the Alberta government decided to back proposals to build 600 megawatts of new generation, 50 per cent higher than its goal of 400 MW. The government said Wednesday…

Passive House gets character in Vancouver

WireService.ca Media Release (12/12/2017) Vancouver, BC – Designed by Marken Design + Consulting, the existing 800 sqf. house was converted into a two storey duplex building with maintaining and restoring most of the original character features. It will use up to 90 per…

Port of Québec proposes construction of a container terminal

QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The Québec Port Authority (QPA) today announced its plan to build a container terminal at the site of the Beauport 2020 project. This initiative, part of the Beauport 2020 expansion project, is the culmination of a lengthy process by the…

Improved Sensors Could Reduce Energy Used for HVAC Systems

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a nationwide project to find ways of reducing energy used to heat, cool and ventilate buildings. Dr. Zheng O’Neill, UA assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a team…

7 careers in the trades that are in demand in Canada now

With 67 per cent of Canadians facing an average of $22,084 in debts after graduating university – and only 49 per cent actually working in jobs that require a university degree according to CareerBuilder – sometimes exploring other career avenues may be a viable option.…