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Pipeline Politics to Cost Canadian Economy $10.7B in 2018
Engineering
Friday February 23 2018

Pipeline Politics to Cost Canadian Economy $10.7B in 2018

Delayed oil pipeline construction is causing a steep discount for Canadian crude prices that is costing the economy roughly $15.6 billion a year, according to Scotiabank.

Top US States for LEED Building
Architecture
Thursday February 22 2018

Top US States for LEED Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), ranking states in terms of certified square feet per resident.

Canada Home Sales Down 14.5%
Property
Thursday February 22 2018

Canada Home Sales Down 14.5%

A flood of buyers and sellers looking to close deals late last year ahead of looming tighter mortgage rules resulted in a 14.5 per cent "payback" drop in home sales between December and January, market watchers said.

Canada Braces for Mass Construction Skills Shortage
Construction
Thursday February 8 2018

Canada Braces for Mass Construction Skills Shortage

Over 250,000 construction workers are expected to retire this decade.

We Need to Talk About Security
Engineering
Thursday February 8 2018

We Need to Talk About Security

By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.

Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour
Construction
Friday February 2 2018

Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour

Program intended for workers beneficial to Canada is used to fill construction jobs at lower wages, says union study.

Canada ranks second in global LEED rankings
Property
Thursday February 1 2018

Canada ranks second in global LEED rankings

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that Canada has maintained its second-place position in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) ranking of the world’s top 10 countries for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?
Construction
Thursday February 1 2018

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?

$22.8-million increase and an additional eight to 12 months is required to complete the renovation and restoration work on Union Station in Toronto.

Amazon.com Opens Rainforest in Seattle
Architecture
Wednesday January 31 2018

Amazon.com Opens Rainforest in Seattle

Amazon.com has opened a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees.

Architecture
yesterday
Amazon Plans to Open Six More Cashierless Stores

Amazon.com Inc. plans to open as many as six more cashierless stores this year, according to a report.

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Engineering
yesterday
SNC-Lavalin Tops Profit Estimates, Forecasts Strong 2018 Earnings

Canadian construction and engineering group SNC-Lavalin reported better-than-expected earnings for the final quarter of 2017, benefiting from its purchase of Britain's WS Atkins and helping it...

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Construction
Feb 22 2018
Report Forecasts Decline in Nonresidential Building

According to the Spring 2018 Forecast Quarterly Report, nonresidential building starts in the United States will drop by 1.6 percent in 2018. However, the decline can...

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Autodesk – 300 X 250 (Exp Dec 31 2017)
Property
Feb 22 2018
Choice Properties REIT Buying CREIT in $3.9-billion Deal

The Weston family is poised to create Canada's largest real estate investment trust through a $3.9-billion deal for its publicly traded Choice Properties REIT (CHP_u.TO) to...

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Property
Feb 22 2018
Ontario Raises the Bar on Energy Rebates

The Home Energy Conservation program allows homeowners in Ontario to earn up to $5000—up from $1600 last year—for installing energy-efficient upgrades and helping to reduce greenhouse...

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Engineering
Feb 22 2018
ASCE Updates Standard in Seismic Zones

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently updated its guidelines for retrofits in earthquake-prone areas. The ASCE/Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) 41-17, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit...

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Construction
Feb 8 2018
Quebec Construction Mogul Tony Accurso Acquitted

The jury in the trial of well-known Quebec construction magnate, Tony Accurso, who was accused of breach of trust, needed less than 24 hours of deliberations...

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Siemens – 300×250 (Expires October 31st 2017)
Autodesk – 300 X 250 (expire December 31 2017)
Architecture
Feb 8 2018
The RAIC Announces Recipients of 2018 Honorary Fellowships

French architect Odile Decq, Burkina Faso’s Diébédo Francis Kéré, and American architects John Sorrenti and William J. Stanley III are the proud recipients of 2018 Honorary...

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Construction
Feb 6 2018
Fairfax Holdings to Acquire Major Parts of Carillion Canada

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and Carillion Canada Holdings Incorporated announced Feb. 5 they have entered into an agreement for Fairfax to acquire the services division...

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