Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Winnipeg contractor calls foul on city inspection fine

    As reported on CBC News, Jerry Roitelman describes his latest brush with the City of Winnipeg inspections branch in some very direct language. "It's beyond frustrating. It's asinine. It's ridiculous. It is a system that is...

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CMiC launches corporate social responsibility initiative-Ready, Set, Build!

    TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - CMiC—the most complete ERP and Field operations software provider for construction—unveiled its corporate social responsibility program today to further cement its commitment to responsible and...

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NextBridge East-West Tie ribbon cutting celebrates the start of construction

    As reported on wawa-news.com, project partners and supporters of the NextBridge East-West Tie Line Transmission Project today celebrated the beginning of the long-awaited construction project. NextBridge has been working closely...

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Water Sub-metering on the rise in Canada

    Spiking utility prices across Canada are motivating many owners and developers of multi-tenant buildings and condominiums to adopt utility sub-metering, specialized usage-metering technology that enable allocating or recovering...

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Tenant protections a big risk for Vancouver-area developers, even when they’re proposing new rental housing

    As reported in The Globe and Mail, when developer Hani Lammam looked recently at buying three houses together in East Vancouver for redevelopment into an apartment building, the first question he had was whether the people living...

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National Bank of Canada is the first North American bank to issue a USD Sustainability Bond on the international stage

    MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2019 - National Bank of Canada ("National Bank") today announced its inaugural USD 750 million 3-year Sustainable Bond offering. The net proceeds will be used to finance and/or refinance, in whole or in...

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The most architecturally interesting buildings in the world

    As blogged on Departures.com, buildings are works of art in their own right, which at this point is a long-standing tenet, proved by museums, old houses of parliament, or even a particularly exciting town hall. The Getty Museum...

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Plymovent – Constant Improvement

At Plymovent Industrial Products our core values are to provide customers with high quality equipment to remove welding fume and grinding duct, and provide oil mist solutions. For more than forty years we have specialized in the design, manufacture...

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Adaptability key to woman with cerebral palsy’s success as a structural engineer

    As reported on CBC News, when Julia Halipchuk walks onto a construction site, it's clear she's one of the people in charge. With a hardhat atop her head and an IPad showing construction designs in-hand, she surveys the day's...

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Shipwrecked skyscraper concept would wash up in Prague

    As blogged on New Atlas, even its critics – and there are sure to be many – couldn't exactly accuse the Top Tower of being another boring glass rectangle. Planned to rise to a height of 135 m (443 ft) in Prague, the Czech...

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RF Waves and Shielding for MRI Applications

    Paul Rochus, September 2019 Previous posts that I have written have mostly dealt with shielding gamma and neutron radiation, however there are other forms of radiation that should be shielded in certain situation.  Radio...

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Remove The Fume | Powered by Plymovent: Extracted Fumes

Plymovent factory direct webshop has a vast product portfolio of end user welding fume extraction solutions. The factory direct web shop portal offers plug and play solutions for weld fume to bring more safety to the workplace and protect all...

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Judge temporarily blocks demolition of ‘unlivable’ $650,000 Saskatoon home

    As reported on Global News, a Briarwood home valued at more than $650,000 will not be bulldozed in the immediate future now that a Saskatoon judge has stepped in. The homeowner, Yu Liu, lives in China and was unaware of...

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US construction spending up slight 0.1% in August

    As reported by the Associated Press, U.S. construction spending edged up a disappointing 0.1% in August as continued weakness in nonresidential construction offset the best gain in home building in nine months. The latest...

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This company turns old excavators and bulldozers into smart machines

    As blogged on Popular Mechanics, by 2030, analysts estimate that the global construction industry will be worth $8 trillion, with that growth being driven by the U.S., India, and China. Amidst the building rush, however, there...

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