Thursday, February 21, 2019

News

Architects DCA Blog – Travelling to Understanding

By Miranda Paquette, Architects DCA   A layman’s view (not an architect) I was in my forties the first time I visited Europe. My family emigrated from Europe, mostly France and Poland, hundreds of years ago. As someone brought up in...

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Swiss researchers 3D print funicular flooring systems to reduce concrete use

As blogged on 3ders.org, the construction industry is one of the greatest contributors of greenhouse gasses as one-third of global emissions are attributable to the building sector. A large chunk of those GHG are embodied in the concrete used for...

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The pros and cons of building high rises with wood

As reported in The Star, from the outside, the construction project underway at 80 Atlantic Ave. in Liberty Village looks like your typical new office building. But peer through the large spaces where windows will soon be installed and you’ll...

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Meet the Alberta company building the most extravagant playhouses you’ve ever seen

As reported in The Star, inside a warehouse in Lethbridge, Tyson Leavitt’s latest creation is starting to take shape: part castle, part English townhouse, it includes swings, slides, a zip line strung from a tower, and a working fireplace. This...

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Canada launches selection process for Member of the International Authority for Gordie Howe International Bridge project

OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is making important infrastructure investments that are helping create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will...

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Toronto approves affordable housing now plan

As blogged on DataBid.com, the City of Toronto has approved the "Housing Now" plan which was part of John Tory's campaign promise to build 40,000 affordable rental units over the next 12 years per Urban Toronto. This is the first phase of the...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up February 9, 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Round Up published by Construction Links Network. Below are the links to all the news items published on the network over the past seven days. If you have a news item that would be of interest to our...

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And the winner is…Ryan Freedman from Layher Scaffolding Inc.

    This past week Construction Links Network exhibited at the Canadian Concrete Expo in Toronto. The show was very well attended and I personally had the pleasure to meet many new people in this industry. We had a draw for a...

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IAPMO extends deadline for technical committee member applicants

Ontario, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has extended the deadline for volunteers wishing to participate on the technical committee working toward the development of the 2021...

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Sustainable Buildings Canada – February Newsletter

Save the Date: Green Building Festival returns October 8th Building science is not rocket science, it just seems that way! Efficiency targets, resilience, survivability, envelope performance, carbon footprints and design charrettes were...

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Save the date! Green Building Festival returns October 8

The building industry has more challenges to meet than ever before and according to the IPCC, we have 12 years to cut carbon emissions almost in half. Simultaneously we need to design for the extremes of a changed climate and build in a way to...

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How Architects benefit from 3D Renderings of building designs before construction

As blogged on Archinect.com, compelling 3D interiors are important for pre-development marketing campaigns across building construction industry. 3D renderings take care of some of the perceived risks involved with committing to a purchase of a...

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Toronto granting more construction noise exemptions

As reported in The Star, the buzz of a chainsaw, the beeping of a truck in reverse, the thud of a jackhammer. All sounds that have become part of the backdrop of a growing city. But between certain hours, the residents of Toronto are supposed to...

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Canada’s housing market remains vulnerable despite overvaluation easing in Toronto and Victoria

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - While overvaluation has eased in Toronto and Victoria, Canada's overall housing market remains vulnerable for the tenth quarter in a row, according to the most recent Housing Market Assessment (HMA)released by...

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New solar farm will replace 25 per cent of diesel used in Fort Chipewyan

As reported on CBC News, a company formed by First Nations and Métis in Fort Chipewyan has announced plans to build a $7.8-million solar farm to reduce the community's reliance on diesel to generate electricity. Three Nations Energy LP (3NE) is...

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