Monday, June 24, 2019

News

Controversy brewing as City of Summerside awards construction contract to off-Island company

    As reported in the Journal Pioneer, the City of Summerside has reluctantly awarded a sizable contract for sidewalk construction and repair to a company based in Saint John, N.B. Long-time Coun. Bruce MacDougall said the vote...

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IAPMO proudly supports 2019 National High-Performance Building Week

Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2019) – Continuing its decade-long ardent support, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is proud to again participate in national High-Performance Building Week. This year, the...

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Mars 3D homes approved by NASA for building before humans get there

    As blogged on Advocator.ca, we didn’t even set foot on the Red Planet, and NASA has already approved some 3D designs for habitats to be built there from materials that are available on Mars. Just in case you didn’t know,...

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Canadian housing starts trend decreased in May

    OTTAWA, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The trend in housing starts was 201,983 units in May 2019, compared to 205,717 units in April 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month...

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Humber College achieves first zero carbon certification in Canada for a retrofit

    Toronto, Ontario – Humber College’s retrofitted NX building has been awarded the Zero Carbon Building - Design Certification by the Canada Green Building Council, making it the first retrofit in Canada to achieve design...

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Ontario Government investing $40 million for construction of two new OPP detachments in Orillia and Parry Sound

    ORILLIA - The Ontario Government is putting people's safety first by investing a total of $40 million into the construction of two new state-of-the-art Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments - one in Orillia and the other in...

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P.E.I. construction industry rolls out recruitment video

    As reported on CBC News, the province and P.E.I.'s construction industry are hoping to attract more people into the skilled trades. A new promotional video was released today, aimed at getting people to think about the...

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Oil woes have Calgary landlords turning empty offices into apartments

    As reported on Bloomberg.com, when the lease on an Alberta Health Services office in Calgary came due for renegotiation two years ago, the rental market was so bad that trying to keep the tenants wasn’t worth it. Instead,...

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A look inside America’s oldest African-American-owned, female-run construction management firm

    As reported in the Birmingham Times, the construction business is no bed of roses — cutthroat competition makes it hard to stay on top. But one construction and design firm has been making its mark on some of our biggest...

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Vancouver condo developers offer free wine or year’s supply of avocado toast to woo buyers

    As reported in The Globe and Mail, it wasn’t that long ago that prospective homebuyers in Vancouver would line up for hours to get into condo presale events or face off in heated bidding wars for a chance to buy property in one...

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Developer plans 23-storey residential towers project in former Saskatoon parking lot

    As reported in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, what could be Saskatoon’s largest single residential development project has been proposed for a vacant lot in the City Park neighbourhood, according to a city report. Saskatoon...

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Crane collapse in Dallas caused by severe weather

    As reported by CBS News, one person was killed after a crane collapsed onto a downtown Dallas apartment building Sunday afternoon as severe weather hit the metropolitan area. The National Weather Service reported the Dallas/Fort...

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Canadian municipalities issued a record $9.3 billion worth of building permits in April

    Statistics Canada reports that Canadian municipalities issued a record $9.3 billion worth of building permits in April. The increase in the value of permits was almost entirely due to a planned change in development costs in...

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Eco Expo Asia 2019 returns with increased support thanks to the Greater Bay Area initiative

    The annual trade fair dedicated to environmental protection, Eco Expo Asia returns from 30 October ‒ 2 November at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. The Expo is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and...

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ASSE International publishes revised performance requirements for dual check backflow preventer wall hydrants – freeze resistant type

Mokena, Ill. (June 7, 2019) — ASSE 1053-2019, Performance Requirements for Dual Check Backflow Preventer Wall Hydrants – Freeze Resistant Type, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute...

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