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April, 2017
Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance hosts the annual Contractor Safety Breakfast in Outlook


The yearly event brought out a large attendance comprised of contractors, producers, municipality reps, emergency responders, industry reps and members of the public.  

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April, 2017
Report: Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market Worth 7.64 Billion USD by 2022


The growth of the BIM market for industrial application is attributed to the fact that building information modeling provides digital prototyping analysis and simulation, thereby shortening the construction period while consistently improving productivity and reducing risks associated with construction projects in the industrial sector.

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April, 2017
Brazil construction firm ordered to pay $2.6 billion in bribe case


Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht was ordered on Monday to pay $2.6 billion in fines to settle charges it bribed officials in a dozen countries.

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April, 2017
Owner of Winnipeg's Investors Group Field wants architect and builder to pay for ongoing repairs


Triple B Stadium Inc., the company that owns and manages Investors Group Field, says it doesn’t believe taxpayers should be footing the bill for ongoing repairs at the stadium, which have now hit $21.4 million.

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April, 2017
Saskatchewan construction industry opposes PST hike


Finance Minister Kevin Doherty has said the one-point provincial sales tax increase and the elimination of a PST exemption on construction labour were intended to broaden the tax base and cut into a $1.2 billion deficit.

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April, 2017
Proposed elevator-maintenance law in Ontario heads for debate amid contractor concerns


Proposed Ontario legislation that aims to tackle the problem of unreliable elevators has garnered strong public support as well as pushback from contractors who fear they would become targets, the bill's sponsor said on Wednesday.

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April, 2017
Lack of venting system caused carbon monoxide exposure in fatal incident in B.C.


BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has identified that the lack of a venting system caused carbon monoxide (CO) exposure, which is believed to have taken the lives of four people near Ashcroft, B.C on March 24.

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April, 2017
Contrecoeur fraud trial continues in Montreal


Zampino, former construction magnate Paolo Catania and the four other former executives of the firm, were among nine people arrested in 2012 and are being tried by judge alone.

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April, 2017
DEA Contributes Changes to National Standard Plumbing Code


The Dispensing Equipment Alliance (DEA), comprised of the leading manufacturers in the dispensing equipment industry, has contributed new language to the 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) to provide a clear method of installing chemical dispensers.  

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April, 2017
Canadian housing starts trend upwards in March


Housing starts are trending higher at 211,342 units in March 2017, compared to 205,521 units in February 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). 

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April, 2017
Norway to build world’s first tunnel for ships


Construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel, which would be able to accommodate cruise and freight ships weighing up to 16,000 tons, is expected to open in 2023.

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April, 2017
A look at construction security in downtown Toronto


Past the cranes, trucks, shoring rigs, concrete, and various heavy machinery, security operations are also ubiquitous across the city's construction sites, serving to prevent—and address—theft, vandalism, and trespassing.

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April, 2017
Building inspectors think new Winnipeg condo units could face structural failure


Imagine paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for a bungalow condominium close to a river and a golf course, only to learn city building inspectors think your new condo could face structural failure.

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April, 2017
North Vancouver breaks ground on The Shipyards project


Work has officially begun on The Shipyards, the hub in the City of North Vancouver’s long-held plans to revitalize the waterfront in Lower Lonsdale.

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April, 2017
Moose Jaw students learn about construction hands-on


It was her first year attending Prairie South School Division (PPSD)’s Think Construction 2017 event, held in partnership with a number of local businesses and provincial partners in the community to give students hands on experience in the industry with industry experts.

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