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Santa Monica seeks to pass America's most extensive earthquake retrofit plan

Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done by requiring not only wood apartments and concrete buildings to be retrofitted, but also steel-frame structures.

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UBC: One-quarter of Vancouver homes could be torn down by 2030

About a quarter of single-family, detached homes in Vancouver are at risk of being torn down between now and 2030 due to rising land costs, predicts University of B.C. architecture professor Joseph Dahmen.

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Saskatchewan construction industry concerned about marijuana use once legalized

Will employees be able to work on the job site safely and return home unscathed at the end of the day? It’s a question leaders in safety sensitive industries say will become increasingly difficult for them to know with any certainty once marijuana is legalized in Canada.

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The historic MacDonald Lofts in Edmonton awaits its future after Katz Group purchase

Located at 10128 105 Ave., neighbouring Rogers Place, the former grocery warehouse is on the city’s municipal register of historic resources. It cannot be torn down without the agreement of city council.

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City of Toronto wants Victoria University to pay property tax on Yorkville land

While the school — better known as the University of Toronto's Victoria College — does not pay property taxes on the land, it's unclear whether it does on the buildings themselves. 

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A Designer's view on zoning by-laws in Toronto

City by-laws are a crucial part of any qualified designer’s career and certainly any negligence towards them can result in catastrophic consequences.

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Garaga launches its “Win a Smart Garage” contest

This week, Garaga is launching a contest that is aimed at homeowners who would like to have a smart garage door system. This means your garage door can be a component of a smart home.  

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Construction on schedule for Haliburton's Highlands Health Services Palliative Care Centre

A tour of the facility last week gave an in-depth look at the project progressing on schedule, with a completion date of mid to late May and occupancy expected by mid June, said Ben Jardine, engineering manager with Greystone Construction.

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Are dams and LNG shutting out biofuels in B.C.?

With B.C.'s needs satisfied by hydro and natural gas, Kariya worries that the province is driving away innovation in the renewable energy sector.

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Top 10 Articles for the week of February 20

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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Manitoba Hydro to begin construction of two power lines next year

Manitoba Hydro will begin construction next year on a $92-million project that will run two new transmission lines from its St. Vital station to facilities south of Winnipeg, the Crown corporation announced Friday.

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Trump, Trudeau call for 'expeditious' construction of Gordie Howe International Bridge

Canada has made construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge one of its top national infrastructure projects.

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A look at Okanagan College's 26-week Residential Construction program that is offered at the Salmon Arm campus

The 26-week Residential Construction program is offered at the Salmon Arm campus and includes hand skills, safety training and trades math, and is ideal for those who enjoy physical activity, using tools and working both indoors and outdoors. 

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2017 edition of ASSE 1016/ASME A112.1016/CSA B125.16 now available

Performance Requirements for Automatic Compensating Valves for Individual Showers and Tub/Shower Combinations , has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is now available for purchase.  

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Canadian Farm Builders Association elects directors

In January  the members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) convened at the Arden Park - Best Western Hotel in Stratford for their Annual Conference, Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. Incoming President Duane Westrik, and Vice-President Steve Adema, P. Eng. were elected for the 2017 term. 

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Drain-All Ltd. named 2016 ORCGA Excavator of the Year - Gas!

The distinctive 2016 ORCGA Excavator of the Year Award -Gas - is awarded annually when merited by the ORCGA (Ontario Regional Common Grounds Alliance) and is recognized throughout the construction industry in the province of Ontario. 

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