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Save the date - Alberta's premier green building event celebrates 20 years this September
A 'must-attend' event for building owners and operators, architects, engineers, planners, builders, green product suppliers, and planning and building policy makers. The Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium is a one-day opportunity to network with clients, gain insight into future trends and celebrate local successes.

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Infographic: The many benefits of energy efficient homes and buildings
Learn more about the multiple benefits of energy efficiency with this infographic, created by the Pembina Institute and The Atmospheric Fund.

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Marijuana in the Workplace: What does this mean for employers?
In the context of non-medical use, marijuana (whether legal or not) can be treated in substantially the same way as the use of alcohol under a workplace drug & alcohol policy. 

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Red River College program helps refugees gain language and construction skills
The province brought together employers and refugee agencies to brainstorm on what was needed for newcomers to succeed, and the program is the result.

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RAIC names recipient of 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice Award
The Emerging Architectural Practice Award recognizes the principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture. 

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Acton Ostry Architects Expands Leadership Team
Five leaders of the Vancouver-based practice will join principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry in leading future growth of the firm. 

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Katherine Robinson joins Kasian's Calgary office as Principal

Kasian is pleased to announce that Katherine Robinson, Architect AAA, joined Kasian as Principal in our Calgary office effective March 13. In this role, Katherine will provide valuable insight and leadership to Kasian’s commercial and hospitality market sectors. She specializes in high-rise commercial and multi-family residential projects. 

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UBC students win design contest for Coquitlam Central transit station
A Whistler Village-inspired design proposal for the Coquitlam Central transit station featuring a 55-storey residential “statement tower” and a public plaza earned a group of UBC students top prize at a real-estate competition.

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Canadian Construction Sector is a Ready and Willing Partner on Innovation
CCInnovations members across the country -- from buyers of construction services to design professionals to contractors to manufacturers and suppliers -- commend the government for expanding funds and establishing new programs in Budget 2017 that will support research and development in the construction sector.   

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Toronto's Auditor General probing into bid-rigging concerns
Toronto’s Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler says there needs to be an investigation of potential employee conflicts with contractors in bidding schemes that helped them be awarded millions.

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Northern B.C. First Nations complete LiUNA construction training in South Surrey
Members from three northern B.C. indigenous communities celebrated the conclusion of a LiUNA Local 1611 construction worker training program in South Surrey on Monday.

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Setting Straight a Cladding Conundrum: EIFS vs. Stucco
EIFS and stucco couldn’t be more different, starting from the most basic level to the final, completed building system.

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2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building
More than 400 distinguished design and building professionals gathered for the 13th annual event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests. 

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Proposed downtown Burlington tower's height concerning nearby residents
In a near full room at the Art Gallery of Burlington, downtown residents had a chance Tuesday night to hear from the developer and city staff, and voice their own concerns or support for the application.

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Setting a new benchmark in green construction
Baptised the “Paradigm” home, this custom built BONE Structure home is setting a new benchmark for green construction in Vancouver. Scoring a rating of 95 on the EnerGuide scale, Paradigm will serve as an industry leader for a future in which homes are built to last.   

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Ottawa sets preliminary timelines for new central library
A notice of planned procurement posted Friday on online tender site MERX sets out the timelines for a 'two-stage competitive process' to build the $168-million flagship branch on the eastern edge of LeBreton Flats.

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To make marble more durable, engineers turn to human teeth
Researchers discovered that hydroxyapatite, the main compound within human bones and teeth, can be used to protect marble without changing the stone’s color or reflectivity.

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A look at 7 incredible bridges built in the 21st century
Since the beginning of the new century, a number of record-breaking structures have opened, traversing some of the most difficult waterways, valleys, and gorges in the world.

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Report: Risk of building new Sidney fire hall close to airport runway, 'as low as reasonable possible'
In their conclusion, Tetra Tech stated that the construction of the community safety building 'relative to aviation operations at the Victoria International Airport are as low as reasonably possible.'

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Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline
Calgary-based TransCanada has received a presidential permit from the U.S. State Department that allows it to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

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Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel
Hydrogels have shown significant potential in everything from wound dressings to soft robots, but their applications have been limited from their lack of toughness – until now. 

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Changing to a Remote Approach for Water Tower Inspections
Deep Trekker is a Canadian manufacturer of ROVs, otherwise known as underwater drones. The DTG2 ROV is being used in-field around the world on thousands of aquaculture sites, hydroelectric dams, search & rescue operations, commercial diving sites and more. 

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Alberta Transportation Recognizes CentriPipe® Culvert Rehabilitation Pilot Project with Award of Excellence for Construction Innovation
Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation awarded the 2015 Award of Excellence for Construction Innovation to a pilot project that used CentriPipe®, a centrifugally cast concrete pipe process (CCCP) developed by AP/M Permaform.

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Tremcar and Asybco Team Up to Manufacture Top of the Line Vacuum Tanks
Last August, Tremcar and Asybco delivered their newest Vacuum tank for Enviro Urgence. The companies has previously teamed up to developed several vacuum models for the sanitary and environmental industries.

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Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference
On February 21-22, the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) hosted their 7th annual OGA Conference – Spotlighting Geothermal Energy -- which welcomed local and international leaders in the geothermal industry.  

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Canada Green Building Council supports Federal Government investment in a robust innovation agenda
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was pleased to see Budget 2017 support a low-carbon innovation agenda. The CaGBC views innovation in green building as key to accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy and meeting Canada’s 2030 emission reduction targets. 

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University of Calgary's newest residence buildings recognized for sustainable design and construction
For UCalgary's two newest residence buildings, low-emitting materials and a dedicated outdoor air system help provide excellent air quality year-round. 

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EnerQuality, ENERGY STAR, reach home labelling milestone
EnerQuality - the #1 certifier of energy efficient homes in Canada – has hit a milestone: labelling its 75,000th ENERGY STAR® home.

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Research Report: Development of a Confined Space Risk Analysis and Work Categorization Tool
The IRSST just published a new research report those purpose is to contribute to confined space accident prevention by helping companies apply existing regulations. 

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Study: Radon gas exceeds safe levels in one of eight Calgary homes
The research, published in Wednesday’s CMAJ Open journal, tested radon levels in 2,382 homes in Calgary and its surrounding communities, finding the radioactive gas — the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada — to be above acceptable levels in 12.4 per cent of the homes monitored.

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Labour council worries about safety at LRT construction sites in Ottawa area
The president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council said he is worried about safety at LRT construction sites after a worker was injured on Saturday – the second reported LRT workplace injury in seven days.

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CUPE and U of T disagree on the amount of asbestos in current construction project
U of T has maintained that its testing procedures are showing low amounts of asbestos and that a capable contractor is dealing with containing and removing the dangerous materials. CUPE 3902, the union representing sessional lecturers and teaching assistants, is contesting this.

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Revised ASSE Standard for Outdoor Enclosures for Fluid Conveying Components Now Available
ASSE 1060-2017, Performance Requirements for Outdoor Enclosures for Fluid Conveying Components , 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 Mission to Hong Kong for the 2nd Belt and Road Summit, September 10 – 13, 2017
This Mission is designed to assist delegates to become well-informed of the Initiative, to meet relevant Belt and Road project owners, investors and partners, and to position their companies strategically to tap the opportunities.

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CitiesAlive®: 15th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference - Awards of Excellence - Call for Submissions
This is the only awards program dedicated to innovative green roof and wall projects and is designed to celebrate the creative and technical advancements the industry continues to make. CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence also recognizes outstanding individual contributions to the industry in research, policy, and corporate leadership.

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Two Safety-Oriented Companies Join SWANA’s Affinity Program
Both local governments and private sector companies will benefit from taking advantage of SWANA’s affinity relationship with these two companies, who have been vetted by SWANA’s Affinity Program Committee and have earned the distinction of being a “SWANA preferred provider.”

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Waste & Recycling Expo / Municipal Equipment Expo introduces Fleet Care Pavilion to Niagara Falls show
The Fleet Care Pavilion will offer heavy duty fleet and shop owners the opportunity to find the parts, equipment and services to repair and maintain vehicles of varied sizes across the industry. 

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Tips to choose the right subcontractor for your construction project
In many situations, a subcontractor is a right way to go because there are certain areas that a contractor needs an expert in certain trades. 

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Science Fiction or Reality? Architects design a skyscraper that is to be attached to an asteroid
Analemma Tower is a proposal for the world's tallest building ever. Harnessing the power of planetary design thinking, it taps into the desire for extreme height, seclusion and constant mobility.

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Big Valley Alberta planning to build a neighbourhood exclusively of tiny homes
Big Valley, 220 kilometres south of Edmonton, intends to build a subdivision containing 22 undersized lots measuring 30 feet by 80 feet. A normal size lot in the village is about 50 feet by 120.

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