Friday, October 18, 2019

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UK architects transform apartment using pods instead of walls

    As blogged on New Atlas, London based architectural studio Suprblk has transformed an apartment inside an old biscuit factory by incorporating bespoke pods instead of walls. The smart space-saving design means the occupants can...

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Ground breaks for new HEC Montréal building in the downtown business district

    MONTRÉAL, Oct. 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - HEC Montréal started construction of its new building in the business district this morning, with the traditional ground-breaking ceremony. The event was attended by Hélène Desmarais,...

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New Zealand’s defective concrete crisis revealed by investigators

    As blogged on Stuff.co.nz, new imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel. Concrete investigators say their scanning shows many buildings have...

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What political parties say about architecture and the built environment

OTTAWA, October 17, 2019 – Three parties have responded to questions from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) about sustainability, living conditions in Indigenous communities, federal procurement, and a national architecture policy...

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Join the building safety community in Las Vegas for the International Code Council Annual Conference

    Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council is hosting its 2019 Annual Conference, Code Hearings, and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 20 – 30, 2019. The event brings together professionals from every sector of...

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Built by robots – This Swiss company could change the construction industry forever

    As blogged by the World Economic Forum, erecting a new building ranks among the most inefficient, polluting activities humans undertake. The construction sector is responsible for nearly 40% of the world’s total energy...

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City of Niagara Falls snubs citizens stuck with crumbling subdivision

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Oct. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - A group of concerned seniors who have identified serious, and in some cases, life threatening deficiencies in the construction of their 70-unit condominium subdivision have been treated...

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Regional Group and Fengate announce new partnership to develop purpose-built-rental apartments in Ottawa

    OTTAWA, Oct. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Regional Group of Companies ("Regional Group") and Fengate Asset Management ("Fengate") are pleased to announce a partnership to develop two new residential rental and retail buildings in Old...

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Exhibit examines Edmonton’s unrealized buildings

    As reported in the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton is home to only a handful of architectural feats that could truly be labelled iconic. Among them are the Muttart Conservatory, the Walterdale Bridge and the Alberta...

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