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Public-private partnership model being used to construct new long-term care facility in Corner Brook

According to a news release from the premier's office, the home will be a public-private partnership — built by a private company with resident care provided by public sector employees.

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SWANA CEO Wins PRECO Electronics’ Annual Safety in Motion Award

The Safety in Motion Award is given annually to honor industry leaders who PRECO believes show initiative, imagination, and involvement regarding their approach to safety, distinguishing themselves as a voice of safety for the industry.

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Cracks in steel truss beams set Calgary central library construction back

Construction of the new central library in downtown Calgary is behind schedule due to the discovery of 'micro cracks' in some of the steel truss beams created for the $245-million structure.

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Nanaimo to hold referendum on Events Centre proposal

Supporters say the Events Centre could bring big music acts, boat shows, and a WHL team — while detractors say it could also become an albatross for the city and taxpayers

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SBC announces 2017 Annual Bursary Award Recipients

The SBC Bursary Program launched in 2016, and is awarded annually to three exceptional postsecondary students, recommended by academic partners, whose studies prepare them to work in the sustainable building sector.

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Landlord B.C. launches online registry

The registry, which is the brainchild of non-profit group Landlord B.C., aims to help educate landlords on their rights and responsibilities under B.C.'s Residential Tenancy Act.

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LEED® projects in Canada surpass 1 billion square feet

Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announcing today that there are now over 1 billion square feet of LEED® projects in Canada. Representing nearly 7,000 LEED buildings, homes and communities since 2004, this growth can be attributed to the successful and widespread adoption of LEED by Canada’s industry, leading to significant innovation and economic development.  

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National Institute of Building Sciences Unveils National BIM Guide for Owners

Following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project.

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Call for presentation proposals - Canadian Waste to Resource Conference in Niagara Falls

The Canadian Waste to Resource Conference is again proud to partner with Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo to deliver our 8th annual conference at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on Oct. 25 and 26, 2017.

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The Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario announces new certification policy

The Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario ( AATO )  now has  Certification Policy in place so that applicants who can confirm having attained the highest level of membership within the Ontario Association of Applied Architectural Science ( OAAAS ), as “Licensed Technologist OAA”, shall be classified as Architectural Technologist  within  the  AATO and  without  additional  upgrading  requirements.

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Canadian home sales up from November to December

The number of homes trading hands via Canadian MLS® Systems rose 2.2 % month-over-month in December 2016. The rebound recovered less than half of the drop in activity from October to November, when it posted the biggest monthly retreat in more than four years after tightened mortgage regulations came into effect.

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Weekly Top 10 – January 16

Thousands of Canadian building design and repair professionals visit the Construction Links Media websites on a weekly basis to read the latest news and search for products and services to help them with their projects. Below are the 10 most popular articles read by our website visitors over the past week as reported by our activity stats.

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Timmins council approves $4.4M for next phase of Connecting Link project

City council has given partial approval to a $4.4-million agreement with AECOM Canada to do the detailed design work for the Connecting Link, for sections of Algonquin Boulevard, from Mattagami Boulevard through to Father Costello Drive.

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Halifax eases building restrictions on some rural landowners

Halifax regional council approved changes Tuesday night that will allow 82 rural landowners to build on lots larger than 10 hectares — but there are at least 900 other properties across the municipality that did not get an immediate exemption.

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Boom or ?: Shenzhen China built more skyscrapers in 2016 than the entire U.S.

I drove through Shenzhen in early November to see for myself all the construction cranes dotting the landscape and must sau it was quite amazing.

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Reminder - Proposals are due Friday! for the Grey to Green Conference 2017

This year's conference theme is quantifying green infrastructure performance, which will explore the most recent green infrastructure science, economic valuation, asset management, public policy developments, new technology, and best practices in design, installation, and maintenance.



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Thousands of Canadian building design and repair professionals visit the Construction Links Media websites on a weekly basis to read the latest news and search for products and services to help them with their projects. Below are the 10 most popular articles read by our website visitors over the past week as reported by our activity stats.

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