Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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UK scaffolder with Down’s syndrome named best apprentice

    Swindon’s Todd Scanlon won a public vote for the 2019 On The Tools award after being nominated for overcoming his fear of heights, and for his boundless energy and commitment to learn new skills as part of his...

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Promoter of ‘hyperloop’ between Calgary and Edmonton hopes to get province on board

    Proponents of a privately funded magnetic tube link that could zip passengers from Calgary to Edmonton in 30 minutes hope the province comes on board with the concept. They say the previous NDP government had offered up land...

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Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics partner to explore the use of autonomous robots in construction

    Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics recently announced a collaboration to explore the integration of Trimble's and Hilti's construction management software solutions, GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston...

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FunTECH camp held at Stratford Secondary and Elementary Schools

    Thanks to Stratford’s Technical Training Group, local businesses, and staff at Stratford Secondary and Elementary Schools, kids aged 7-14 got a hands-on introduction to eight different tech and trades-based professions they can...

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Demolition may cost more than the land value as real-estate appraisal deems Winnipeg HBC building worth $0

    The Hudson’s Bay Company’s 93-year-old flagship Winnipeg store is worth absolutely nothing, according to an appraisal from a real-estate evaluator. The building is worth a whopping $0, and it would actually cost millions...

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B.C. building code changes include support for taller wood structures

    New updates to the B.C. Building and Plumbing Code (B.C. Building Code) support innovative construction methods to help build more affordable homes faster, while enhancing building standards for energy efficiency and safety for...

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Trans Mountain Burnaby terminal construction will take 3 years

    When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted in mid-July that the Trans Mountain expansion project “is going forward, and work is getting started this construction season,” a typical reply was “I’ll believe it when I see...

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A look at Google’s new LA office in a restored World War II-era hangar

    Google expanded its LA presence last year, repurposing a historic airplane hangar to create new office space, and the results are nothing short of stunning. The hangar, which once held the famed Spruce Goose plane, as it was...

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Nova Scotia libraries to provide access to more radon detectors for the public

    Nova Scotia libraries are getting $30,000 from the provincial government to help boost a program that provides access to digital radon detectors to members of the public. The funding will add 100 more of the devices, bringing...

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Alberta company working to reclaim materials from fallen historical Wycliffe barn

    Out on the Airport Access Road used to sit a barn, an historical old barn that was constructed some time between 1900 and 1920. Over the years the wind, snow, sun and other elements wore on the barn, slowly degrading its...

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Statistics Canada – Investment in building construction rose 1.0% to $15.6 billion in September

    Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction rose 1.0% from August to $15.6 billion in September. Investment was up for both the residential (+1.2% to $10.8 billion) and non-residential (+0.4% to...

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Canadian Concrete Expo Blog Share: Concrete – A History of Loss, Betrayal and Innovation

Concrete is the most used building material and it has been used for many years. More than 5,000 years ago, Egyptians mixed mud and straw to form bricks and used gypsum and lime to make mortars. By 200 BC, the Romans were successfully building with...

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New self-cleaning concrete is also strong and lightweight

    As reported on New Atlas, like anything else, concrete structures get dirty over time, and it's a hassle to clean them. Such chores may soon no longer be necessary, however, as scientists have developed what they claim is a...

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IAPMO seeks technical committee members for 2024 UPC and UMC

Ontario, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers to participate on two technical committees working toward the development of the 2024 editions of the Uniform...

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Lowe’s to close 34 underperforming stores across six provinces

    Lowe's will close 34 "underperforming" stores across six provinces as part of a restructuring of its Canadian business, raising hackles in Quebec over the fate of local hardware mainstay Rona. The stores include 26 Ronas, six...

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