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Canada's pension funds warm to federal infrastructure investment
Canada's biggest pension funds are prepared to finance the construction of major new federal government infrastructure projects, according to senior fund sources, marking a shift from their traditional strategy of avoiding development risk.

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B.C. introduces 15% real estate tax targeting foreign homebuyers
Foreign nationals who buy real estate in Metro Vancouver would pay an additional property transfer tax of 15 per cent under legislation introduced Monday by the British Columbia government.

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Montrealers urged to replace lead pipes, at their own expense
The city recently issued a pamphlet to thousands of residents, warning them that their water might be passing through lead pipes that could pose a low risk to pregnant women and children under the age of six. Officials plan to replace all lead pipes on public property by 2026, but they're urging homeowners to foot the bill to replace their own pipes on private property.

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Tsuut'ina Nation announces multi-billion dollar development plans in Calgary area
In unveiling on Monday the multi-billion dollar commercial, entertainment and business park plan to be built over the next 20 years, First Nation Chief Roy Whitney said three hubs will cement a future for the Tsuut’ina.

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Submit your project for the 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards
The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today’s challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.

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A guide to architect terms and phrases
Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like 'spatiality,' it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most important words to familiarize yourself with before you sit down and chat with your architect.

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Toronto's revised CityPlace School & Community Centre impresses at DRP
One of the final pieces of the puzzle for Toronto's CityPlace neighbourhood is working its way through the planning process, as a new community and education centre is proposed for the vacant Block 31, immediately east of Canoe Landing Park

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An architect with ALS designs a home controlled by blinks
Steve Saling, an architect and engineer with ALS, helped design features of the Leonard Florence Center, Dapper McDonald ALS Residence, intended to preserve the independence of those with ALS, where he is a resident. 

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Lavacon Construction wins bid to build St-Lazare town hall
Lavacon Construction Inc. submitted the lowest conforming bid at $8.9 million, with council approving the contract last week as well as authorizing a maximum spending of about $9.3 million for the project.

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First Nations contractor digs into gold project
Onikaajigan Construction Limited Partnership is running a 600-man camp for the construction workforce that’s building New Gold’s Rainy River open-pit gold mine, 65 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances.

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Maritime Link work to resume 'as quick as possible' after contractor switch
Work on the southwest Newfoundland portion of the Maritime Link will resume 'immediately' after one of the project's main contractors was replaced due to ongoing financial troubles, says the company in charge of the project.

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Beware: Convicted contractor 'Slippery Phil' Slobodzian resurfaces in Barrhaven
The 45-year-old contractor is so notorious for targeting unsuspecting home owners that throughout the Ottawa Valley he's often referred to as 'Slippery Phil.'

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BIM 5D tools redefine construction and improve project management
5D-BIM approach offers an exceptional opening to unite practices in design, cost and construction approaches. On the other hand it should be noted that 5D BIM approaches call for a significant change in the way construction companies work. 

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How technology is disrupting the construction industry
There’s a lot of buzz these days about drones3D printing and robots. It’s easy to brush these technologies off as fads or luxuries until you understand some of the use cases that are being applied by integrating these emerging technologies.

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Check out this video: What is Digital Construction?
Its use is becoming increasingly widespread, but what does the term “Digital Construction” actually mean? In this 3 minute video we explore the background and context, explain some of the many forms digital construction can take and attempt a definition.

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A look inside the $425m fixup of Parliament Hill’s Wellington Building
The renovation started in 2010. It was a massive job mostly because 3,000 metric tonnes of asbestos, lead and other hazardous materials had to be dug out of the basement and every other nook and cranny. 

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Former Genivar VP suspended from Quebec's order of engineers for kickbacks scheme
Éric Tremblay, former vice-president at engineering firm Genivar in Quebec City, is suspended from Quebec’s order of engineers for 20 months for creating and participating in a bid-rigging scheme from 2006 to 2010.

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Equipment collapse at new Saskatchewan potash mine causes 'consequential damage'
No significant injuries were reported but the 28-metre-tall pressure vessel’s collapse caused “consequential damage” to the province’s newest potash mine, the potash company said in a news release

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Global Recognition for two P3 projects built by PCL Construction
The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that two of its projects have been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s Global Best Project Awards, an annual competition that highlights teamwork and overcoming hurdles of designing and building internationally.

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Construction begins on bioenergy system in Prince George
Construction on the city's downtown Renewable Energy System began at Second Avenue and George Street Monday morning. The project, which will link the courts at Plaza 400, is expected to be complete by October. 

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New Report: Compact Construction Equipment Market - Global Trends now available
Research Corridor recently added new report titled 'Compact Construction Equipment Market - Global Trends, Market Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities, and Market Forecast - 2015 – 2022' to its repertoire. This latest industry research study scrutinizes the Compact Construction Equipment market by different segments, companies, regions and countries over the forecast period 2015 to 2022. 

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Superior Plus selling construction products distribution business
Superior Plus Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Construction Products Distribution business for total cash consideration of US$325 million to Foundation Building Materials, LLC. 

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Superior Plus selling construction products distribution business
Superior Plus Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Construction Products Distribution business for total cash consideration of US$325 million to Foundation Building Materials, LLC. 

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Corecon Technologies Launches Next Generation of its Cloud-Based Construction Software Suite
Corecon Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software, today announced the next generation of its construction software suite. Quick and intuitive, the new version of Corecon enables commercial and residential construction firms to easily and proactively manage job opportunities and current projects from their office or jobsite using any Wi-Fi enabled device. 

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A look at the air conditioner that makes electricity
The simplest way to describe Be Power Tech’s system is an air conditioner that runs on natural gas and produces some bonus electricity on the side. The fact that the air conditioner runs on natural gas — an energy form that can be easily and cheaply stored — alone makes it innovative. 

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CaGBC to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Fort McMurray
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to lend support to the rebuilding efforts underway in Fort McMurray, AB, by providing free LEED® registration and certification for residential, commercial and institutional projects. 

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Pembina reacts to Zero Emissions Building Plan being approved by City of Vancouver
New homes and buildings in Vancouver are to be near zero emissions by 2030

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A look at Nova Scotia's energy efficient ice arenas
What you probably didn’t know about Nova Scotia is it has built, and is building, some extremely energy efficient indoor ice arenas. Twelve years ago, the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre opened its doors using Kube geothermal technology from Kube Solutions. The single pad facility was named by Business Week in 2006 as one of the top-10 World Class Sports Stadiums.

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Schneider Electric unveils the 12 finalist teams for Go Green in the City 2016
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the selection of the 12 teams for the final round of the sixth edition of Go Green in the City, its international student competition to find innovative energy solutions for smart cities.

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Calgary looking into orange road marking pilot for construction zones
In Ontario, lines on divided highways have been painted orange since 2009, in place of the regular white and yellow markings, to indicate a construction zone along with signage. And now, the City of Calgary is looking into those tools for their own construction zones.

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Ontario Funds Innovative Projects to Improve Occupational Health and Safety
Ontario is providing $4.38 million to support projects that will improve occupational health and safety for workers across the province. Investing in innovative approaches to health and safety will ensure that the realities of today's changing workforce are addressed and focus resources where they are truly necessary to save lives and prevent injury.

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Fort McMurray wildfire estimated to be costliest disaster in Canada
The wildfire that rendered the heart of oilsands country a charred and ashy mess is estimated to be the costliest disaster in Canada, worrying evidence that extreme weather events have increased in frequency and severity, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Thursday.

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Alberta focusing on the residential construction industry for safety inspections this summer
Christina Gray, Minister of Labour, announced Occupational Health and Safety inspectors would increase inspections on worksites on weekends and other times outside of regular working hours, to make sure safety standards are being met.

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IAPMO Adds Alternates to 2017 WE Stand Technical Committee
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has revised the regulations governing the development of the 2017 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE Stand) to include alternates for its Technical Committee members.

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CDAO disappointed with Toronto council's litigation provision
Members of the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) state they are disappointed with Toronto City Council's decision to move ahead with a provision to disqualify suppliers who are in ongoing litigation with the city from bidding on projects.

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Steady growth for Canadian LEED® certified projects in second quarter of 2016
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw steady growth for both LEED® registered and certified projects in the second quarter of 2016, with 81 certifications and 106 registrations between April 1 and June 30. The current, cumulative total of LEED® certified projects across the country now sits at 2,757. 

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Workplace safety association for Saskatchewan’s First Nations founded
First Nations workers in Saskatchewan now have an association lobbying for their right to be safe on the job, as the new Saskatchewan First Nation Safety Association (SFNSA) officially launched earlier this month.

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CNIB pitches new highrise in Edmonton
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind plans to replace its office on 120th Street and Jasper Avenue with a 35-storey apartment building that would be accessible to the blind.

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Edmonton teens attend construction boot camp
A group of Edmonton high school students is celebrating a new-found passion for construction, sparked by a two-week summer course.

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Africa's first Green Village targets acclaimed 6-star green rating
Blue Rock Village, Africa’s first green village, yesterday announced that it will be targeting a 6-Star Green Star SA Communities Rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), as part of the GBCSA’s pilot project programme. 

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A look at the biggest all-electric energy-efficient landscaping project in Canada
Solar panels power the funky-looking green riding lawnmowers, while batteries charge other gardening equipment. The batteries are removed and re-charged as needed.

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