Friday, April 26, 2019

News

Augmented Reality – The Future of Building

    As blogged on InterestingEngineering.com, Augmented Reality (AR), also known as spatial computing, is rapidly growing and expanding into countless business and industrial applications. Spatial computing is used as a broad term...

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A home inspection may be the best investment you ever make

    As reported in the Vancouver Sun, home inspections have never gone out of style, but they have lost some of their appeal in the frenzied real estate market of Greater Vancouver in the past few years. Since about 2015, the...

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CREA – Canadian home sales edge higher in March 2019

    Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged higher in March 2019 after having declined sharply the previous month. Highlights:...

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These architectural arches are grown in a lab

    As blogged on FastCompany.com, mushrooms have become many designers’ favorite food. But not because of how they taste: the root of mushrooms, called mycelium, can be used to make an organic material that’s sturdy enough...

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Clarenville awards tender for construction of new fire hall

    As reported in The Western Star, it was fitting for the Town of Clarenville to approve the bid for the construction of a new fire hall in the community during volunteer week, with the Clarenville Volunteer Department in...

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Construction industry warns Trudeau not to extend surtax on foreign steel

    As reported on CBC News, Canada's construction industry is warning the federal government not to overrule its trade tribunal and extend a surtax on five types of foreign steel, as a fierce lobbying campaign continues by domestic...

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City of Calgary introduces a new service for construction developments throughout the city

    As reported in the Calgary Sun, residential construction, whether it’s in a new community in the suburbs or an apartment tower in the core, is always of interest to people living where the new construction takes place. The...

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RESCON applauds Ontario budget focus on cutting red tape, supporting skilled trades

    The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) commends the government on its first provincial budget, "Protecting What Matters Most," and its strong focus on removing barriers to housing supply and prioritization of...

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DataBid Blog – Primont Homes to build condo towers & townhouses in Woodbridge

Primont Homes has filed a plan amendment with the City of Vaughan to build a residential development on Islington Avenue north of Steeles. The project, called SXSW Condos, will be located in Woodbridge. The developer is looking for re-zoning to...

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Moose Jaw Students Think Construction

    As reported on DiscoverMooseJaw.com, Think Construction is an annual event hosted here in Moose Jaw, where numerous organizations come together to engage students in empowering them to make choices for their career path as...

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Three Ways to Declutter Your Home

Spring is upon us, and that means the infamous spring clean is due to hit homes across the country over the course of the next three months. After a busy festive season, there’s likely to be a certain amount of clutter to remove from your home too...

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Governments can lead construction into the digital era

    As blogged on McKinsey.com, an industry notorious for cost and time overruns, the construction sector can capture significant efficiencies by adopting new technologies. While many executives acknowledge the potential of new...

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Facing a labor shortage, construction tries to rebrand

    As reported on MarketPlace.org, on a recent morning in downtown Denver, a group of high school kids sat in a classroom taking a quiz. The students were on a field trip to the Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado, to...

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Waterline Renewal Technologies announces acquisition

    ROSEMONT, Ill., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterline Renewal Technologies, Inc. ("WRT"), a leading provider of engineered products used in the trenchless rehabilitation of wastewater infrastructure for municipal,...

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Developer throws new twist in a controversial proposed development for Dartmouth

    As reported on CTV News, after a long and contentious fight, there's a new twist in a proposed development for Dartmouth. Instead of putting an eight-storey apartment building near Lake Banook, the developer, MCO Investments...

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