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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.

Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017
Construction
Tuesday January 30 2018

Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017

The supply shortage that helped drive up the average price of a newly built, single-family home 23 per cent year-over-year in December, to $1.23 million, will continue, said Dave Wilkes, who took over this month as CEO of the Building and Land Development Association (BILD).

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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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Property
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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
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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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Dulux Exsulite Construction – 300 x 250 (expire Dec 31 2017)
Engineering
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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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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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Autodesk – 300 X 250 (expire December 31 2017)
Dulux Exsulite Architecture – 300 X 250 (expire Dec 31 2017)
Construction
Feb 6 2018
US Construction Spending up 0.7 per cent in December

U.S. builders pushed construction spending up 0.7 per cent in December to a record high. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain with all major sectors...

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Construction
Feb 6 2018
CCA Mobilizes Members to Oppose Government-owned Enterprises

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) announced in an email to its board members, partner associations and corporate members that it has advised the government of Canada...

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