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Register Now - IIDEXCanada 2016 in Toronto
IIDEXCanada is Canada’s National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference. Co-presented by IDC, Interior Designers of Canada and RAIC, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, this annual event focuses on all areas of design including: workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, residential, education, senior living, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting, and sustainability, wellness, accessibility and more. 

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NorQuest program connects Alberta aboriginal workers with construction careers
The college announced Wednesday that oil giant Syncrude had donated $100,000, becoming the largest contributor to the program. The money was intended to help “aboriginal people share in the benefits of developing oilsands,” Syncrude CEO Mark Ward said in a news release.

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CBSA rebar anti dumping investigation may cause implications for Canada’s construction industry
On August 19, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) initiated an anti-dumping investigation into concrete reinforcing bar (also known as rebar) imported from Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and Spain. 

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Deck work on Macdonald Bridge in Halifax to finish by year's end
The last of the Macdonald Bridge deck segments are on track to be replaced by the end of 2016. 

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Patkau Architects win commission to design Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The award-winning team beat out 13 architecture firms vying for the commission to design the new gallery, to be located on the waterfront in Tugboat Bay. 

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2016 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence open for submissions
For over 40 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage. The Awards of Excellence are open to all architects registered in Canada and to Canadian architectural graduates for buildings designed in Canada and abroad. 

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Callander council choosing architect to design new library
The Municipality of Callander council has selected a short list of architects they’ll consider to design the new public library.

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Funding approved for new Sidney BC community safety building
Designed by Bradley Shuya Architect, the 26,000-square-foot building will also include an emergency communications centre and a B.C. Ambulance station.

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Contractor certification under development by MSCC and BOMA
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) has been working with theBuilding Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA) to develop the MSCC National Certification program. 

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PCL breaks ground on GE Brilliant Factory
Located in Welland, Ontario, the multi-modal facility will manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines, components for compression, mechanical drive, and power generation. Substantial completion is expected by year-end 2017, with production expected to begin in spring, 2018.

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Vancouver Island construction companies searching for workers amid boom
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association is launching a social media campaign to attract construction workers for major projects on Vancouver Island. 

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Region of Halton employee rigged construction bids, took kickbacks according to Police
Halton Regional Police say they have arrested and charged a former regional government bureaucrat who allegedly provided insider information to companies bidding on municipal contracts and accepted kickbacks for rigging bids.

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Densification of Tower-in-the-Park site proposed in Etobicoke
Designed by Gary Stein Architect and CGL Architects, the new buildings would add a total of 88 new rental units, in addition to the existing 141 units in the current apartment block which would remain largely untouched. 

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Judy MacDougall joins Kasian's Calgary Office as Principal

Kasian is pleased to announce the addition of architect Judith (Judy) MacDougall, AAA, LEED, BD+C, as Principal in our Calgary office, effective July 18. In this role she will provide valuable insight and leadership in Kasian’s diverse market sectors.

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Medical-office complex to replace crumbling building in Victoria
The owners of the Turner Building, Island Cardiology Holdings, hope to begin construction at the site along Richmond Road near Royal Jubilee Hospital in six months.

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First solar-powered apartment skyscraper to rise in Melbourne
The 60-level building will be the first skyscraper in Australia environmentally engineered to include solar cells in the facade, creating a far greater surface area for catching the sun's rays.

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A look at two Canadian women entrepreneurs who are introducing mobile technology to the construction industry
Closeout, a mobile app that helps construction teams better manage deficiencies. Everyone can access the list in real time, see what needs fixing, and submit photos when the work is done

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Enter your Project(s) in the 2016 Wood Design & Building Awards
The Wood Design & Building Awards is the only North American program to recognize, award and publicize excellence in wood architecture.

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‘Canstruction’ Grows Into Fight Against World Hunger
A nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Canstruction Inc. gives construction firms, schools and universities an opportunity to combat hunger by competing each year for the world’s top sculptures made completely out of canned foods. 

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Hong Kong's iconic international island airport adding a third runway
The construction will last until 2024 and financing for the HK$142 billion ($18.3  billion USD) project is comprised of funds from the Government, Airport revenue and a series of new surcharges that passengers are already being assessed if they travel to OR through the airport.

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Can wearables transform the construction industry?
These accessories carry embedded actuators, biosensors, and gyroscopes to follow movement heart rate, stress level, and countless other metrics. These amazing tiny tech gadgets have developed from fun novelties to industry game changers. Smart gadgets are increasing workplace safety and improving operation efficiency in construction sites across the country.

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Ritchie Brothers to auction off Oilsands work camp
Nothing really comes close in sheer physical size to this unique asset: a 1,200-person workforce accommodation camp located approximately 50km north east of Peace River, AB, Canada.

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Deere & Co. raises outlook; profit falls less than expected
Deere & Co reported a much smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly profit on Friday and raised its fiscal-year outlook as cost controls helped the machinery maker weather a global agricultural recession and difficult construction market.

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SmartSite uses sensors to monitor construction workers’ health and safety
A startup called SmartSite has released hardware and cloud-based software to help the construction industry track what their employees are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harm.

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Eleven organizations urge national plan for energy-efficient buildings in Canada
They offer 14 recommendations for key policies and programs for a national plan that would help the government meet climate-change objectives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Such a plan, they say, would set the stage for deep energy retrofits of existing buildings (energy reductions of 25 to 50 percent of one-third of Canada’s buildings by 2030), and all new construction to be nearly zero energy by 2030.

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P.E.I. brick company uses incinerator ash, recycled concrete in effort to be greener
A new Island company, the Prince Edward Island Brick Company, is looking at ways to make concrete products that use recycled materials and are more environmentally friendly.

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All you need to know about Vancouver's zero-emissions building plan
The city will require zero emissions from any new buildings by 2030, based on a policy approved July 13. That means the building sector will have to roll up its collective sleeves and figure out how to heat, cool and power every new construction without any net greenhouse gas emissions. 

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BOMA Toronto comments on Green Button proposal
The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area’s (BOMA Toronto) recently published letter to the Ontario Ministry of Energy (MOE) offers nine recommendations on the draft policy of the province’s Green Button energy data analytics network.

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Not enough construction workers wearing protective equipment in Saskatchewan
OHS inspections conducted at residential construction sites last year found only 48 per cent of construction workers were wearing protective headgear, only 50 per cent of workers were trained in fall protection and only 41 per cent used fall protection.

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Quebec construction company fined for unsafe work practices
A Quebec construction company has been fined for unsafe work practices, following the death of an employee who fell from the Champlain ice bridge last September.

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City of Toronto: Out-of-service elevators at luxury condo not a safety hazard
The City of Toronto says there's no safety risk for residents of one of the city's tallest and most luxurious condominium building, where half the elevators have been out of service and the top-most floors are served by a manually operated lift.

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Report: Destruction of Fort McMurray homes largely preventable
'The total number of homes lost at Fort McMurray would have been far fewer if there had been more widespread adoption of FireSmart risk-reduction practices by homeowners,' according to the report by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

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IAPMO Solicits Public Comments Toward Development of 2017 WE Stand
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is calling for public comments on formal proposals toward the development of the 2017 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard

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Calgary Construction Association launches new corporate social responsibility initiative
The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) is launching a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which involves engaging the design and construction communities to improve accessibility to the built environment for people with disabilities.

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11 organizations seek bold Canadian climate plan for energy efficient buildings
11 leading organizations representing energy and building professionals, associations, nonprofits and businesses are releasing an open letter to the Canadian government.

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Laying the Foundations for Green City-Building: 75+ presenters at Green Building Festival
SBE16Toronto Green Building Festival, annual event educating professionals in built environment about sustainable design, operations, technology and materials. Over 75 presenters on ‘Resilient and Regenerative Urban Environments’.

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Innovation: Recycled ocean plastic now being turned into colorful construction bricks
More than 300 million tons of plastic trash is generated every year, but less than 8 percent of that waste is recycled. In fact, as much as 12 million tons ends up in the ocean. A new U.S.-based startup, ByFusion, has a novel solution for tackling the growing problem of ocean plastic: turn it into construction material.

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Turtles rescued after pond drained as part of construction of Hwy. 407 east
The pond was home to six turtles; two snapping turtles and four painted turtles. To ensure their survival, a planned wildlife rescue was conducted by Blackbird Infrastructure, the company selected by Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario.

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Winnipeg's homeless veterans and youth gain trade skills
The group—which has been patrolling Winnipeg as a community watch group since 1975—has partnered with The Home Depot to offer the skills workshop series, the third of which took place Thursday.

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Pet ban at Toronto condo buildings has residents howling
Two CityPlace buildings have shut the door on any new pets — a move that's not only raised the hackles of some residents, it's also raised questions about whether the condo board actually has the authority to do it. 

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Sustainable Construction Underway in Time for Giant Pandas in Calgary
The Calgary Zoo is building with sustainability in mind, that’s why our latest construction project, Panda Passage, will be seeking Petal Certification using the Living Building Challenge. 

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