Monday, November 11, 2019

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A look at Antarctica’s first zero emission research station

    As a scientist investigating climate change, I’m embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work in, Antarctica. Researchers based in the UK regularly take four or five flights to reach the continent...

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Canadian housing starts trend lower in October

    The trend in housing starts was 218,598 units in October 2019, compared to 223,276 units in September 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the...

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Peace River Hydro Partners creates $35,000 scholarship at Northern Lights College

    Peace River Hydro Partners was at North Peace Secondary on November 7 to announce the creation of a scholarship for female students interested in pursuing a career in construction and trades related fields.  Following an...

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Arctic visitors center looks like part of the Norwegian landscape

    Following an architecture competition, Dorte Mandrup has been chosen to create a new visitors center in northern Norway. Named The Whale, the building will rise out of the landscape like a small hill and offer visitors a choice...

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Call for presentations for 2020 national LCIC conference

Submit your proposal by December 11, 2019 The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCIC) is inviting knowledgeable speakers to share expertise, experience and knowledge on Lean principles at the fifth annual LCIC national conference being held...

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Queen’s University to break ground on new residence in May 2020

    A new residence building planned for the west side of Albert St., just south of Union and across from Tindall Field, will be around five storeys tall and contain between 315 and 335 beds. At an information session on Wednesday...

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ICC-ES issues ESR-4069 to StructureCraft DowelLam for first all-wood mass timber panel in North America

    Brea, Calif. – ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) is pleased to announce publication of ICC ESR-4069 Evaluation Report for StructureCraft DowelLamTM dowel-laminated timber (DLT) deck panels for roof and floor...

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Statistics Canada – Building permits decrease 6.5% to $8.3 billion in September

    Statistics Canada reports that the total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 6.5% to $8.3 billion in September, largely due to declines in the residential sector. Gains were reported in four...

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Architect and green building expert returns to his roots in Sudbury

    World-renowned architect and expert on sustainable buildings Jason McLennan returned to his roots in Sudbury to share his knowledge with students at the McEwen School of Architecture. From Nov. 5 to 6, McLennan was a guest in...

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