Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Construction is underway for Exshaw Creek flood mitigation project

    As reported in The Bow Valley Crag & Canyon, construction of the $10.3 million debris-food mitigation project for Exshaw Creek project began on April 1. A press release from the MD of Bighorn and Lafarge Exshaw Cement...

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Alberta government halts construction work on superlab site in Edmonton

    As reported on GlobalNews.ca, the province has paused work at the construction site of the planned $590-million superlab on University of Alberta land south of the main campus. During the election campaign, Premier-designate...

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Quebec home owners in flood zones could get up to $200,000 to move

    As reported on CTV News, over the weekend Premier Francois Legault said people who have built homes in flood plains should move out, and that the government should not be paying people to restore homes damaged by...

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Belleville council cancels construction contracts, sues contractor

    As reported in The Intelligencer, Belleville council has cancelled two construction contracts held by a single firm and is suing the company to recover the city’s additional expenses. But the project manager for the company...

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities celebrates historic passing of the Climate Mobilization Act in New York City – green roofs required on new buildings

    New York City, NY: April 18, 2019 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce a historic win for all New Yorkers as well as the larger green infrastructure community, as the New York City Council has passed a suite of...

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Register to Attend – Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs

How do you attach cladding over exterior insulation? Do unvented roofs work? Is spray foam the solution? Join the authors of BC Housing’s guide to R22+ effective walls and guide to R30+ effective roofs for a morning of learning about how to...

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Architects DCA Blog: Accessibility in the built environment | CBC Ottawa Morning

By Toon Dreessen, Architects DCA   On Monday, March 11 2019, the Honorable David Onley former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, slammed the Province of Ontario for failing to reach accessibility goals. He noted that unnecessary barriers...

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A new recruitment tool for construction – the joystick

    As reported in The New York Times, plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of...

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After Notre Dame blaze, team heading Centre Block renovation taking stock

    As reported on CTV News, Public Services and Procurement Canada says the devastating fire that badly damaged Paris' iconic and centuries old Notre Dame cathedral this week prompted the department to pause and take stock of the...

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