Friday, September 21, 2018

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Saskatchewan bridge that collapsed six hours after opening was built without geotech investigation of riverbed

  The Reeve of the rural municipality of Clayton says the bridge that collapsed six hours after it opened was built without having geotechnical investigation done on the riverbed it stood on. A bridge building expert calls that approach...

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Menkes breaks ground on Waterfront Innovation Centre on Toronto Waterfront

  TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Menkes Developments Ltd. ("Menkes"), in partnership with Alcion Ventures, today broke ground on the Waterfront Innovation Centre – a new landmark office building on...

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City council approves rezoning major parts of Vancouver to allow duplexes

  After two days of public hearings, Vancouver city council has voted to rezone the majority of the city to enable duplex use in single-family home neighbourhoods. The decision, approved in the final city council meeting of Gregor...

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New University of Toronto Tower for Student Housing

  The University of Toronto is busy trying to improve the accommodation shortfall for it's students according to the Globe and Mail. A 2017 report showed that the university would need another 2,300 beds by 2020 and proposed a 511 bed...

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CaGBC Atlantic Chapter announces Leadership and Green Building Award winners

  Halifax, NS – Sept 19, 2018 – Atlantic Canada’s green building projects and innovators were in the spotlight at the Halifax Convention Centre last night, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2018 CaGBC Atlantic...

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Act Now: 2018 Canadian Construction Association’s Awards Program submission deadline is November 16

  Canadian Construction Association’s Awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry, whether through innovation, projects, or dedication...

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Structural Steel Detailing: Taking a deeper dive into the process

  With population explosion and extreme urbanization, town planning ideas are shifting more towards vertical expansion of buildings to accommodate the increasing density. As a result, the building designs have become more complex and demand...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up September 15, 2018

    Below are links to the top news items posted on Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Save time -...

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MIT researchers develop software tool could help architects design efficient buildings

  Typically, when architects or engineers design a new building, it’s only at the end of the process — if ever — that a lifecycle analysis of the building’s environmental impact is carried out. And by then, it may be too late to make...

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