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Saskatoon landlord Block 1 files for creditor protection
Several construction companies in Saskatchewan may be out of thousands of dollars after New Summit Partners Corp, which owns a number of properties in Saskatoon, filed for creditor protection.

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Construction to start in March on G3 Canada's west coast terminal in Vancouver
G3 Global Holdings, the parent company of G3 Canada Ltd., announced today  that it will go ahead with plans to build a state-of-the-art grain export terminal in North Vancouver. Construction of G3 Terminal Vancouver will begin in March 2017 with completion scheduled for 2020.

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Sault College prepares for demolition to build new institute of Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship
The iE3, on the college’s drawing board for the past five years, will be a space for Sault College students and faculty, in technology-oriented programs, to work on applied research projects in collaboration with Sault and area companies.

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Construction of Alberta petrochemical plants expected to generate thousands of jobs
The Alberta government will hand out $500 million worth of royalty credits to two pipeline companies if they build propane-processing plants in the Edmonton region.

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Passive house building boom shows low-carbon future may be closer than we think
This low-tech, “passive” approach to thermal comfort — in contrast to active approaches that rely on complex mechanical systems — is the cornerstone of the Passive House movement and a strategy used by thousands of green buildings around the world.

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Architects in Singapore Create Stunning Eco-Friendly Tropical Tower
The new 30-storey Oasia Hotel Downtown is classed as a tropical tower, showcasing a variety of more than 20 species of plants and vines across its façade and rooftop.

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University of Waterloo appoints Anne Bordeleau as Director of the School of Architecture
An architect and historian who has been a professor at Waterloo since 2007, Bordeleau has an abiding interest in the relationship between architecture and time, as well as a strong belief that the discipline is best taught within a full cultural context.

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More incentives needed to design accessible buildings says Canada's Man in Motion
Canada's Man in Motion Rick Hansen says creating a program for celebrating and certifying accessible buildings — patterned on one that certifies buildings for environmental design — could encourage building designers to create more inclusive spaces.

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Post-fire construction boom in Fort McMurray expected to surpass height of oilsands frenzy
The springtime construction boom will be unprecedented, even for a city that experienced its fair share of frenetic development during the height of the oilsands boom.

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Pickering pedestrian bridge contractor strikes back against auditor-general’s report
The pedestrian bridge was supposed to be a modern, beautiful landmark, but over half a decade after the project was set to be completed, it’s still unfinished, though it’s been functional since 2012.

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Ottawa contractors see new opportunities constructing coach houses
City council passed its approval on coach houses back in October, allowing homeowners to construct small, self-contained accessory apartments that are detached from the primary dwelling, but on the same lot.

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LNG Canada looks for new lead contractor on $40-billion proposal for Kitimat
The consortium proposing a $40 billion liquefied natural gas development at Kitimat is calling for bids to find a new lead construction contractor looking to shore up costs while the project is under an indefinite delay.

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A look at 10 materials that may revolutionize the construction industry
Cement that can generate light? Concrete for building on Mars? Translucent wood? Biodegradable furniture? Pollution absorbing bricks? At first, it sounds crazy but these are only some of the research projects taking place around the world in order to take the construction industry to the next level. 

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Timmins council looks to enhance its designs for aquatic centre
Council this week approved a change to the RFP (Request For Proposal) process for the proposed aquatic centre project. The city has decided to expand the RFP by making it a two-step process.

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Next stage in arena design could cost Peterborough $2 million
Inching closer to completing a new arena complex near Trent University, the City of Peterborough is looking at a $2-million price tag for the next step in the design process.

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10 companies thriving in the smart building sector
Leading manufacturers are working diligently to instrument and automate their systems through IoT hardware and software, so that commercial buildings can respond better to environmental stimuli or a company’s energy efficiency policies

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U of T's Forensic Engineering certificate first of its kind in Canada
The three main areas that forensic engineers focus on are product liability, which is Perovic’s specialty, fire investigations and collision reconstruction.

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Many of Vancouver's poorest living in buildings listed at risk in earthquake
Thousands of the poorest residents in the Downtown Eastside are living in buildings, designated by the City of Vancouver as single-room occupancies, that are at risk in an earthquake.

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PEO to launch new program to improve knowledge base of engineering profession
Under PEO’s new Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program, practising licence holders will be requested to complete both a practice evaluation questionnaire and an online ethics module prior to their licence renewal date. 

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Heavy snow collapses roof on New Westminster community centre
Engineers are on site determining the future of the facility, but Coté does not believe the Arenex can be salvaged and expects it will be fully demolished. 

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Elon Musk is considering to launch a tunnel digging company to reduce traffic in cities
Tesla and SpaceX’s Elon Musk has floated the idea in the past of digging tunnels under highways to reduce traffic – an idea he had while sitting in Los Angeles traffic. Now he is apparently serious about doing it and he even has a name and tagline for the venture: “The Boring Company – Boring, it’s what we do”.

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Lowe’s Canada to convert 40 Rona big-box stores starting in early 2017
Lowe's Canada plans to begin converting 40 big box Rona stores to the Lowe's banner early next year, but says the Rona name isn't going away and vows to expand the brand's presence.

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How construction companies are using virtual reality to plan, build and manage complicated projects
Some construction and development companies are using virtual reality to plan, manage, construct and then market projects, and in other cases, new startups are popping up to handle that process. 

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EDF EN Canada’s Vulcan Solar Project receives Alberta Utilities Commission approval
The Vulcan Solar Project represents the largest development of a utility-scale solar project in Alberta and Western Canada. Once operational Vulcan Solar’s 300,000 ground-mounted solar PV panels will offset over 85,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. 

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Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change highlights green building as key strategy in achievement of 2030 targets
The Canada Green Building Council commends the Pan-Canadian Framework for its recognition of the building sector as an area critical to the reduction of emissions, as an aid in providing climate change resiliency, and as a means to driving innovation. 

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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre Earns LEED® Gold Certification
Hamilton Health Sciences has achieved another significant milestone in its path to environmental sustainability, earning LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification for the new Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC).

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Calgary startup makes concrete stronger by injecting it with CO2
A Calgary startup has figured out a way to capture carbon dioxide gas inside concrete, asphalt and plastic.

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6 months after Mississauga explosion, 33 homes are still empty
It's been six months since the blast on Hickory Drive destroyed one house and damaged dozens of others, and 33 homes remain empty, according to Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

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PCL recognizes safety on Milton District Hospital project
With over 600 workers laboring over a 330,000 square foot floor plate, the project recently reached an impressive safety milestone with an excess of 700,000 hours worked without a lost time injury.

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Structural deficiency at Calgary Municipal Building forces office closures
The number of city workers forced out of their offices because of an improperly installed weight-bearing beam in Calgary's Municipal Building is now up to 500.

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Nominations now open for Alberta Construction Safety Association’s Annual Achievement Awards
SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Annual Achievement Awards will be held Saturday, 11 March  2017 at the Edmonton Marriott, River Cree Resort.



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Vancouver Island Construction Association's charitable gift card program helps families in need
The school was one of several in the Greater Victoria area targeted by the Vancouver Island Construction Association for its annual grocery gift card charity giveaway, which sees $1,750 in grocery gift cards handed over for distribution by the school to struggling families at this time of year and into the new year.

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CHBA reveals finalists for the 2017 Keystone awards
The awards will be handed out at a gala dinner at TRU’s Grand Hall on Feb. 4. Tickets can be purchased online at chbaci.ca or by phone at 250-828-1844.

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RPA and ASSE International Certify First 11 Professionals to Become Hydronics Systems Instructors
The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) and ASSE International are pleased to announce the certification of the first 11 hydronics and radiant industry professionals to pass the ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard 19210 Train the Trainer Course conducted recently at the Mokena, Ill., offices of the RPA. After successfully completing the examination at the conclusion of a three-day course, these 11 individuals are now eligible to apply to ASSE International as Hydronics Systems Instructors. 

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Engineers Canada announces Mobility Register
By joining the Engineers Canada Mobility Register, Canadian engineers may use the APEC or IntPE designations to signify that they have met the standard of registration and are prepared to conduct engineering practices internationally. 

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Google Timelapse traces 32 years of construction and destruction
To say that the world has changed since 1984 would be an understatement, but those changes can be hard to visualize. That is, until Google unveils a service like Timelapse, cramming 32 years of human progress and destruction into 10 second bites.

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Contractor in Virginia sues homeowner for $90K over 'pet' squirrel attack
The lawsuit claims the Desjardins’ dog brought the squirrel to their door this spring, and that Deborah Desjardin adopted the animal, fed it and provided medical care.

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Facebook plans to invest $20m in affordable housing projects
Facebook has agreed to invest $20m in affordable housing initiatives after facing intense criticism for failing to help low-income residents in Silicon Valley where the technology boom has exacerbated displacement and gentrification.

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Rolling Mix Concrete opens one of North America’s most advanced ready-mix concrete plants in Edmonton
An Edmonton firm has opened one of North America’s most advanced ready-mix concrete plants to cement its position among the largest privately owned Canadian companies in the field.

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