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Architecture Firms Must Stamp Out Sexual Harassment
Architecture
Wednesday January 17 2018

Architecture Firms Must Stamp Out Sexual Harassment

According to the survey – which covered participants from Australia/New Zealand, the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom – a shocking one in seven (14 precent) women in architecture experienced sexual harassment in the twelve months prior to the survey.

Canadian Architecture Needs a National Policy
Architecture
Wednesday January 10 2018

Canadian Architecture Needs a National Policy

An architecture policy sets an aspirational goal for what we value about the built environment, and helps create a framework for that contribution to culture. The Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) is actively consulting with the government on the establishment of a provincial architecture policy. This is a positive move and shows leadership in the preservation of Canadian culture. It is an example that our federal government should follow.

New Home Construction Rebounds in Alberta
Construction
Thursday January 4 2018

New Home Construction Rebounds in Alberta

New home construction in Alberta continues to rebound, led by growth in single-family homes.

2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers
Architecture
Tuesday December 19 2017

2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers

According to the 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, the annual web report from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a record-breaking 144 buildings 200 meters tall (656 feet tall) or higher were completed in 2017, led by the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Center and 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower.

Calgary Condo Construction Activity Grows
Construction
Monday December 18 2017

Calgary Condo Construction Activity Grows

November was the busiest month for construction starts on apartments in the Calgary area in more than two years.

Ontario’s New Construction Act
Construction
Monday December 18 2017

Ontario’s New Construction Act

Adjudication is somewhat similar to a mandatory arbitration, with new and strict rules leading hopefully toward ‘prompt payment’ legislation under Ontario’s new Construction Act. Part II.1 of the Bill, “Construction Dispute Interim Adjudication,” covers interim adjudication in Section 13.1 to Section 13.24.

Argentina Uses Recycled PET Bricks to Support Green Building
Architecture
Monday December 18 2017

Argentina Uses Recycled PET Bricks to Support Green Building

The Fundación EcoInclusión - winner of the first prize in the regional competition Google.org Challenge - is an Argentine non-profit organization that was born in 2015, from the hands of a group of young people that promote the construction of a fairer, equitable and sustainable society.

Almost 34,000 Positions Unfilled in Alberta
Construction
Wednesday December 13 2017

Almost 34,000 Positions Unfilled in Alberta

Employers are having a hard time filling jobs in Alberta, which could be another of sign of economic recovery in the province, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Property
Jan 10 2018
WSP Global Buys Finnish Facility services Firm

Engineering firm WSP Global Inc. says it has acquired Finnish company ISS Proko Oy from a subsidiary of ISS A/S, one of the world’s leading facility...

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Engineering
Jan 10 2018
Engineering Change on the Gender Gap

Deepa Kundur is the chair of the Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, and a professor in its Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department...

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Engineering
Jan 10 2018
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Stock under Review

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) , a stock from Technical Services Industry, has a value of $67.10 per share, noted a price change of 0.34% in...

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Engineering
Jan 10 2018
Oil Majors not Threatened by Renewables

Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $US8 billion over a decade into renewable...

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Construction
Jan 4 2018
BC looking for Input on Proposed Building Code Changes

Provincial policymakers in British Columbia are seeking public input on proposed changes to be included in the next edition of the province’s building, plumbing, and fire...

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Construction
Jan 4 2018
ORBA, OAPC Take Action After Auditor General’s Criticism of Asphalt

Action is being taken on criticisms about premature cracking asphalt flagged in the auditor general’s 2016 report, says Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) president Geoffrey Stephens.

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Property
Jan 4 2018
Some Canadian Companies Start New Year with BIG Gains from U.S. Tax Cuts

Some Canadian companies that earn a high share of their revenues in the United States are starting the new year with the prospect of saving big...

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Construction
Jan 4 2018
Homeowners Should Ask More Questions

A recent report published by TrustedPros, a nation-wide contractor review website, states that 70 per cent of surveyed Canadian contractors do not think homeowners do enough...

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Engineering
20 Dec, 2017
US Train Hurtles onto Highway, Killing 3

A train making the first-ever run along a faster new route has hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle and spilled some of its cars onto...

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