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As Canada’s ONLY trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada are pleased to announce their move to Niagara Falls for the 20th edition, October 25 – 26, 2017, hosted at Scotiabank Convention Centre.

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Ring Road construction hiring blitz attracts hundreds of job seekers in Calgary
More than 1,000 people lined up with resume in hand ouside the Delta Calgary South Hotel on Saturday for a job fair tied to the Southwest Ring Road construction project.

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T. Harris Environmental Management announces new office location in Edmonton
With growing demand for environmental consulting services in Western Canada, it is with great pleasure that John C. Fisher, President & CEO of T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. (THEM), is excited to announce the addition of a new location in Edmonton.  

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American Institute of Architects makes strong commitment on climate change
They call on architects to be leaders in this, and for lawmakers to support this with codes, standards and tax incentives.

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Nobu moves into the Toronto market with a new condo project despite 'bubble talk'
The company best known for high-end sushi and celebrity cachet is poised to enter the frothy residential real estate business in Canada’s largest city just as a growing chorus of economists warn that soaring home prices aren’t sustainable and a crash looms. 

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World-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and Canada Post unveil new stamp
The Expo 67 stamp is the first of 10 to be issued to mark Canada's 150th year since Confederation. Each one celebrates a significant and unforgettable moment in the life of this country since its centennial in 1967.

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Ontario Place Cinesphere and Pods and CN Tower receive 2017 Prix du XXe siècle
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), in partnership with The National Trust for Canada, announces the Ontario Place Cinesphere and Pods and the CN Tower in Toronto as recipients of the 2017 Prix du XXe siècle.

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Brampton public works building wins design excellence award from OAA
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has named the first phase of Brampton’s Williams Parkway Operation Centre, dubbed the new public face for the city's public works division, a Design Excellence Awards winner.

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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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BC contractor files multi-million dollar lawsuit against Brucejack Mine owner over unpaid invoices
The civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court - Terrace yesterday is for $14.5 million in unpaid invoices for work building a series of power transmission line foundations as well as damages for breach of contract, breach of trust and costs.

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How construction of MUN's new science building will stay on budget
Work on the $325-million project began in late 2015 but stalled last year when all four bids submitted for the major construction aspect came in more than five per cent above estimates.

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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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BC construction workers divided ahead of upcoming provincial election
Construction workers, who’ve traditionally supported one party, are admitting May’s election could have mixed results in BC’s labour movement.

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Heritage panel approves most recent design for Somerset House in Ottawa
The latest renovation concept for the historic Somerset House received approval from the city’s heritage panel Thursday, but members walked away, again, with no indication of when the work would be done.

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A look at an incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world
Designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski proposed the Mashambas Skyscraper for rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa as a means to bring a “green revolution” to impoverished small farmers.

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A Chinese developer is building a $100 billion project in Malaysia
The $100 billion metropolis, called Forest City, is being built by Chinese developer Country Garden. The developers bill it as 'a dream paradise for all mankind.'

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Gordie Howe Bridge construction likely to start next summer
The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has already acquired all necessary Canadian land. Plus, 351 Detroit properties have been purchased for a total of $22 million, though some of the land still required is owned by the competing Ambassador Bridge.

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New President and Governing Council introduced at the 95th Annual General Meeting of Ontario Engineering Regulator
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed Bob Dony, PhD, P.Eng., FIEE, FEC, as its 98th president during its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay, Ont. on April 22. 

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Highway engineers start controversial task of picking route for northeast bridge in Edmonton
The bridge would create a new connection between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. 

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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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Morrison Hershfield COO Honoured for Innovative Leadership and Promotion of Women in the Engineering Profession
An admired leader who has led major Canadian engineering advocacy and regulatory bodies, Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng., FEC, FCAE., of Toronto, has been named a Companion of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour.

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For additional news visit http://www.theengineerlink.ca


 


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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‘Touch-A-Truck’ in Brandon allows kids to climb and explore
Kids who love the toy trucks, tractors and heavy equipment they play with should be enthralled with a new fundraising event scheduled to take place in Brandon at the end of May.

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A look at the next big thing in construction robotics

Automation has revolutionized factory work. Now researchers have their sights set on construction.

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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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Google joins elite group of market leaders with Canada’s fourth LEED v4 certification
The Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) congratulates Google on its sustainability leadership in earning LEED v4 Silver for Interior Design + Construction (ID+C) for its Google Offices Phase 1 in Kitchener, ON.

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Canada Green Building Council Manitoba recommends Province leverage green building industry for infrastructure investments
Following the release of the 2017 Manitoba Provincial Budget yesterday, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (MB CaGBC), is pleased to see that there is continued commitment to a Manitoba Climate Plan, and that investment in green infrastructure will be a key strategy going forward. 

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St. Albert council approves new sustainable buildings policy
The policy requires all new city buildings bigger than 500 square metres and all renovations of city-owned properties that cost over $1 million to meet an industry recognized third-party verified green rating certification. 

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UN Habitat report highlights global impact of LEED
A new report from UN Habitat features LEED among the rating systems that promote green building worldwide.

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For additional news visit http://www.thegreenlink.ca


 


It's In Our Hands - Safety Week 2017 from May 1 - 5
During Safety Week, construction companies will take the opportunity to thank their employees for their dedication to safety and work to educate, inspire and share best practices. 

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Ontario firefighters push private member bill that calls for labelling of building materials
Knowledge can make difference between life and death for firefighters when they are deciding whether they should enter or climb on the roof of a burning building to knock down a blaze.

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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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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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For additional news visit http://www.thesafetylink.ca


 


IAPMO Advances Development of 2017 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand)
When published later this year, WE•Stand will be the nation’s only American National Standard devoted entirely to plumbing and water efficiency.

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RAIC names recipient of the Innovation in Architecture Award
A luminous worship space designed and built with the creative use of computer modeling, measuring, and fabrication software, and custom glass, has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture Award for 2017.  

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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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SWANA & EREF Partner on Joint Needlestick Survey
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) are conducting a joint research project to quantify and address the issue of needlestick injuries at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States and Canada.  

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Opinion: Canada’s new infrastructure bank should be built in Calgary
A national infrastructure bank is good news for Canada. We need this. To function with independence the bank must be physically located outside of Ottawa. And the right place to locate this new bank is in Calgary.

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How architecture breathes new life into tired cities
From the Guggenheim in Bilbao to the Angel of the North to Zaha Hadid’s Glasgow Riverside Museum, jaw-dropping architecture and public art has almost magical powers of rejuvenation in run-down urban areas. 

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Study: ‘Union Station West’ proposal for Pearson airport area
The study, commissioned by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, suggests a regional transit hub for trains, light rail cars and buses can make the area more competitive.

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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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