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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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The New Must-Have for Commercial Property Owners: In-Building Cell
Those cell-hungry business mobile applications that used to be just nice-to-haves are turning into critically important, frontline business apps. That means getting solid cell reception when tenants are inside is something landlords and real estate developers are being forced to take seriously.

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Mask that construction site with a living wall
The Living Wall is made by Green Fortune, a Swedish company that specializes in covering vertical surfaces with plants. The Grosvenor wall covers 860 square feet, and is made up of grasses, strawberries, and flowers. 

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Plans for 250-unit subdivision in Sudbury area gets green light
The project, being built by Bayside Sudbury Corp., would add about 250 units in total, a mix of single-family homes, semi-detached homes and apartments.

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Toronto developer withdraws proposal to use school playground as construction staging area
A Toronto developer has backed away from plans to use part of the schoolyard at John Fisher Public School while it builds a highrise apartment next door, steps away from 500 young children.

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EIFS Council of Canada announces Architectural Design Awards Program
The EIFS Council of Canada officially announced its inaugural Architectural Design Awards Program to honour design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS products into innovative and creative built projects.

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Architectural technologistsí role in building design is growing
An evolutionary educational process has spawned architectural technologists, endowed with skills in computer-assisted design (CAD) software, a deeper knowledge of the national building code, and more building science comprehension than ever before.

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New modern 'Active House' built in traditional Toronto subdivision
 It is on a normal lot in a Great Gulf subdivision and is supposed to show how the active house could fit right in as a part of Great Gulf’s offerings. It is designed by Superkul’s Andre Delia and like all of the firm’s work, is lovely to look at, and very cleverly designed.

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Storied architect calls Meewasin funding cut 'suicidal'
The Toronto architect whose 1978 report helped form the basis of the Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) has written to the agency’s funding partners to urge the status quo be maintained.

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


 


Building permits double as Cranbrook BC experiences construction boom
Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt says building permits have more than doubled so far in 2016 — from $9 million in permits distributed last year.

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Is Quebec doing enough to fight corruption in the construction sector?
A year after the Charbonneau report, an independent watchdog group is set to release a report today examining how many of its recommendations have been implemented.

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PCL Celebrates South Wing Expansion of Hillcrest Mall
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) would like to congratulate Oxford Properties on the opening of the South Wing expansion of Hillcrest Mall.

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Alberta contractor in battle with Rocky View County over 'tiny home'
An Albertan man who constructed the tiny home of his dreams is speaking out after being told by Rocky View County he needs to get rid of it – or face a fine.

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16th annual Wood WORKS Design Awards winners announced
A select group of Ontario’s leading architects, engineers, and project teams received Wood Design Awards tonight at the 16th annual Wood WORKS! celebration in Toronto.  The awards honour people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction.

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Eleven new innovative materials designers should watch
During Fast Company's Innovation Festival earlier this month, we caught up with Dent during a tour of Material ConneXion's materials library, and asked him to identify a handful of the cutting-edge materials that he thought would be important to designers over the next few years.

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Check out how this company prevents birds from crashing into its new building
Building 20, completed in October, brings contemporary design and sustainable practices to the HQ — including exterior windows that cleverly prevent bird strikes. Take a look inside.

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Passive homes on the rise in Vancouver
They’re called ‘Passive Houses;’ homes that are energy efficient, strategically designed and meticulously built to maximize natural heat sources and reduce energy costs.

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


 


Former engineering firm and principal fined $10,000 for website and social media content
Emmanuel de Guzman and Falcon Group International Inc. have been convicted of four counts of breaching the Professional Engineers Act and fined $10,000. Falcon Group was found guilty of two counts for offering professional engineering services through its website and using restricted terms, titles and descriptions in a LinkedIn profile without a Certificate of Authorization from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). 

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PEIís Confederation Bridge turns 20
Twenty years ago today, on November 19th, 1996, the construction of the nearly 13 kilometre long Confederation Bridge, which spans the Northumberland Strait and connects Borden-Carleton, PEI to Cape Jourimain, NB, was completed.

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San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower is being monitored from space
It was expected to sink less than 10 inches during its lifetime. It's already slumped 16 inches, is listing a few inches to the northwest, and it could sink a further 31 inches. The European Space Agency today said its Sentinel-1 satellites, having scanned the city's surface, have found that the building is disappearing into the ground at a rate of a few centimetres a year.

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A few images from the building of the world's tallest dam
Tajikistan has begun building what is expected to become the world's tallest dam. At a planned 335m tall (1,100 feet), Rogun would be higher than Jinping-1 Hydropower Station in China (305m).

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


 


Montreal's Turcot construction zone will feature vehicles with quieter reverse sound after noise complaints
Local residents should hear the piercing beep emitted by construction vehicles and trucks as they reverse less often, because Quebec's Transport Ministry has launched a pilot project that will replace that beep with an ear-friendly 'swooshing' noise.

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Canadian invention Quik-Loc now used by NASA

A former tradesman’s frustration with extension cords has built a handy tool which has been picked up by NASA. The idea was constructed from 25 years of building houses where hand tools, air tools and electrical tools are used.

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Torcan Lift Equipment joins the online rental marketplace OpenLot
Torcan Lift Equipment, among Ontario’s leading providers of rental lifts and telehandlers, made dozens of types of equipment available for rent today on the online rental marketplace OpenLot. The move demonstrates how leading rental providers are moving to provide customers with new, innovative options to find and book reliable equipment. 

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Large cache of tools stolen from Shelburne construction site

Police are trying to track down the suspect(s) responsible for swiping about $10,000 worth of tools from several storage units located on a Shelburne housing development.

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Solar-panel roads to be built in Calgary in the near future
A subsidiary of Bouygues SA has designed rugged solar panels, capable of withstand the weight of an 18-wheeler truck, that they’re now building into road surfaces. 

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Canada Green Building Council to launch a Zero Carbon Building Standard in Spring 2017
The Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) released a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework for the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The Framework is the first stage of a broader CaGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative to champion the move to lower-carbon commercial, institutional and high-rise residential buildings in support of Canada’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030. 

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All federal government buildings to run on green power by 2025
Few details were immediately available on how the program would work or what its cost implications might be.

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Vancouverís 1st Multifamily Passive Building now certified by the International Passive House Institute
Designed by Marken Design + Consulting, Vancouver's first multifamily building to meet the International Passive House Standard has received the final nod from the International Passive House Institute making it one of the most energy efficient buildings in Canada.

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


 


Ontario's MOL issues 3 orders after incident at LRT construction site in Ottawa
Ontario's Ministry of Labour has issued three orders, including not to disturb the scene, after part of a tunnel wall collapsed at an Ottawa light rail construction site Thursday afternoon — stranding three workers underground.

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7 workers injured after falling from residential construction site East of Regina
Officials are investigating after seven people fell from a two-storey residential construction site Friday evening.

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Construction site collapse kills dozens in China
Scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China collapsed into a deadly heap on Thursday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbling down on about 70 workers in the country's worst work-safety accident in over two years.

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Contractor gets 60 days in jail on charges from Halifax workplace fatality
David Busk Sr., owner of Truss Worthy Framing and Renovations Ltd., pleaded guilty to two charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with the May 9, 2013, death of foreman Shaun McInnis.

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Handful of Langley winners at sixth annual Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards
The sixth annual Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards featured a record 40 finalists from commercial and industrial buildings built in the Fraser Valley, from White Rock to Chilliwack. New institutional, commercial, industrial, multi family, recreational and renovation projects completed between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016 were eligible.

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Delayed infrastructure spending will cause layoffs and shutdowns in the construction industry
Delayed infrastructure funding and the sluggish economy could mean further layoffs or companies shutting down, the head of the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) has warned. 

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Mississauga Civic Centre Wins National Town Hall Challenge
The goal of the Town Hall Challenge was to reach an energy intensity level of 20 equivalent kilowatt-hours per square foot by the year 2015. The City achieved this goal in 2013 and by 2015 the energy intensity was further reduced to 17.2 equivalent kilowatt-hours per square foot. Energy intake was reduced in the Civic Centre building by 17 per cent between 2012 and 2015. 

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It is getting tougher to be a landlord in Alberta these days
Renters continue to have the upper hand on landlords in Edmonton and Calgary recent data suggests.

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Mexican cement manufacturer offers to help Trump build that wall
A Mexican cement maker is ready to lend its services to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to build the wall he wants to erect on the southern border of the United States to curb immigration.

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Download the Report - CHMC's National Housing Strategy
Over the last several months, housing experts, stakeholders, and Canadians from all walks of life participated in “Let’s Talk Housing” consultations and shared their views to help shape a National Housing Strategy (NHS) that will strive to improve the lives of those in greatest need.

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