Friday, April 26, 2019

News

Canada’s building code is getting a climate change rewrite

    As reported on CBC News, from how concrete is mixed for road construction, to roofing standards enabling buildings to withstand stronger storms and plans to help homeowners manage increased flooding, Canada's building rules are...

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West Hants confirms Lindsay Construction as main contractor for $15 million sports complex

    As reported in The ChronicleHerald, during council’s April 9 meeting, following an in-camera session, West Hants council passed a motion to award the construction of the West Hants Sports Complex to Lindsay’s...

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Safety education crucial to curbing fatal falls among roofers

    As reported in The Chatham Daily News, Ken Poisson, a health and safety consultant, knows the challenge the jury at a coroner’s inquest here faces in finding recommendations to improve the attitude toward safety among...

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Cadillac Fairview and Investment Management Corporation of Ontario welcome TD Bank Group to their landmark development in Toronto

    TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Cadillac Fairview (CF) and the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (on behalf of its client Ontario Pension Board) announced today that TD Bank Group (TD) has signed a long-term lease...

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Architects DCA Blog: Conference Characters – A layman’s view (not an architect)

By Miranda Paquette Dreessen, Architects DCA   For those of you who have never been to a conference, I would recommend you experience it at least once in your life. To feel the collegiate spirit. To watch people interact as they applaud...

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CERL designs, 3D-prints America’s first reinforced-concrete bridge

    As reported in The News-Gazette, a Champaign lab has designed and 3D-printed the first reinforced-concrete bridge in the country. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory was testing the...

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How does 4D/5D BIM benefit the general contraction and construction Industry?

    As blogged on BIM Community, by using BIM technology in the construction industry has given enormous benefits to architects, engineers and construction firms. Entire project responsibility stays on the general contractors during...

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Las Vegas couple designs upgraded safety vest for road workers

    As reported on Fox5Vegas.com, a Las Vegas couple is hoping to change the way construction workers dress on the job. They invented a one-of-a-kind safety vest that could make it easier for drivers to spot road crews, before...

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Municipalities outline concerning impacts of Bill C-69 to Senate Committee in Fort McMurray

    FORT MCMURRAY, AB, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Coalition of Canadian Municipalities for Energy Action shared their concerns on Bill C-69 at the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources hearing...

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VR headsets help high school students find hazards on construction sites

    As reported on CTV News, future construction workers have a new training tool to help them identify hazards on the job. Students at Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon were among the first people to test out the Hazard ID...

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New regional OPP detachment building construction starts in Little Current

    As reported in the Manitoulin Expositor, construction started on the new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Little Current on April 1 as part of the OPP modernization project. “The contract was signed in August...

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Clearing the way for Red Deer’s new $97-million justice centre

    As reported in the Red Deer Advocate, demolition of the old downtown police station is underway to make room for the $97-million Red Deer Justice Centre. Work has started on dismantling the former RCMP building at 4811 49th...

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7,000 jobs under threat as Toronto moves to restrict critical concrete work for high-rise construction

    VAUGHAN, ON, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto is poised to restrict concrete work for the construction of high-rise buildings through amendments to the noise bylaw in a move that will threaten more than 7,000 jobs...

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Legacy Building Solutions adds Pat Hamilton as Design & Project Consultant

South Haven, Minn. – Legacy Building Solutions (Legacy), a premier manufacturer of custom fabric structures, is pleased to announce Pat Hamilton has joined the organization as a Building & Project Design Consultant for the military...

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Builders Code hopes to combat harassment, bullying in the construction industry

    As blogged in the Canadian HR Reporter, if there’s one thing the construction industry understands, it’s building to code. So when it came to issues around harassment and bullying in the workplace — and a disappointing...

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