Thursday, February 21, 2019

News

Trudeau denies giving ‘direction’ on criminal case against SNC-Lavalin

As reported in the National Post, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under siege over an allegation his office attempted to politically interfere in a criminal corruption case against SNC-Lavalin, a massive Quebec-based engineering firm with a hand...

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PST on Saskatchewan construction projects staying put

As reported on CTV News, all signs point towards a balanced provincial budget but the provincial government made it clear it’s unlikely to move on some expansions to the provincial sales tax (PST). Marking the last day of the 2019 Saskatchewan...

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Experts warned of fire-spread risks two years before Grenfell

As reported in The Guardian, experts warned the government two years before the Grenfell Tower disaster that not enough was being done to tackle the risk of fire spreading through such buildings and that lives were in danger as a...

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IAPMO seeks technical subcommittee members for development of Z1167 standard as a U.S national standard for solid waste containment interceptors

Ontario, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2019) – The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking volunteers, with technical background in plumbing and mechanical systems and specific knowledge of solid waste containment...

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Surprise building-permit gain shows Canada construction strength

As reported on Bloomberg.com, Canadian building permits ended 2018 with the biggest gain in nineteen months, beating expectations and adding to evidence of continued construction strength. The value of permits rose 6 per cent to $8.8 billion n...

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Empire Communities honoured as double winner for the 2019 Cross Border Builder Challenge

VAUGHAN, ON, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Empire Communities, one of North America's largest homebuilders, has just been named a double Cross Boarder Builder Challenge winner of the Canadian Production Builder award for the Residential Energy Services...

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Legacy Building Solutions adds increased services to military sector

South Haven, Minn. – Legacy Building Solutions, a premier manufacturer of custom fabric structures, is pleased to announce the addition of Larry Jordan as Building and Project Design Consultant. In his new role, Jordan will work with...

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Building boom prompts City of Orillia to hire new building inspector

As reported on OrilliaMatters.com, prolonged, record-breaking growth has proven to be a mixed blessing for Orillia. While the sustained construction activity is positive economic news, it’s also stretched municipal resources beyond its limits,...

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Echoes of emptiness in downtown St. John’s buildings as companies exit

As reported on Yahoo News, records show more than a quarter of high-end office space in the downtown core is now vacant as big employers migrate to suburban commercial areas off Kenmount Road and near St. John's International Airport, leaving some...

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Two apartment buildings set to rise at former Kingston nun’s residence

As reported on Global News, a seven-year effort to increase the city’s stock of affordable housing at 7 Wright Cres. may finally be moving ahead. The former nun’s residence was purchased by the City of Kingston in 2012 for $1 million, but it...

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1,900 fewer construction jobs needed in Manitoba over next decade

As reported in the Winnipeg Free Press, after almost doubling over the past 15 years, employment in the construction industry in Manitoba is expected to decline by close to five percent over the upcoming decade. Those are the findings from an...

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Lacombe’s Charis Village to begin construction of Chinook Villa this spring

As reported in The Lacombe Globe, seniors housing at Charis Village will be coming a little sooner than expected with construction of Chinook Villa set to begin. While the original plan was to wait until half of the 46 units were spoken for,...

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Professional Engineers Ontario appoints Johnny Zuccon as Registrar

Toronto – (February 5, 2019) – President David Brown, P.Eng., BDS, C.E.T., IntPE, MCSCE and the Council of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) are pleased to announce the selection of Johnny Zuccon, MASc, P.Eng., FEC, as the association’s new...

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Canada faces calls to ease stiff mortgage stress test

As reported on Reuters, Canada’s main financial regulator is coming under increasing pressure from banks and mortgage industry lobbyists to ease a stress test designed to cut out risky lending, but the regulator is expected to hold off on...

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2019 nominees announced for 15th annual Wood Design Awards in BC

VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2019 – Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC. There are 103 nominations in 14 categories, all of which recognize excellence in contemporary design and building with...

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