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Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Architecture
Thursday July 5 2018

Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient design is often assumed to be a matter of ‘build it and they will come’, but this approach isn’t enough to get us to an energy efficient Australia.

Architects Can Drive Value Through Human Engineering
Architecture
Wednesday June 20 2018

Architects Can Drive Value Through Human Engineering

Architects and engineers may be short-changing themselves and allowing others to underestimate their work by not focusing on human engineering. By all means, the architectural and engineering design behind the Eiffel Tower is a true masterpiece.

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.

Engineering
Jul 4 2018
5 Criteria’s to Select BIM Partners

Virtual Modeling services plays a pivotal role in the design and development, Pre-construction and Post construction processes.

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Construction
Jul 4 2018
ECM - Going Digital in the Construction Industry

Working as part of an advanced content services solution, an ECM platform can streamline and automate document handling, and make up-to-date data centrally available across teams...

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Property
Jul 4 2018
Household Chemicals' Link to Health Issues

Common household chemicals have been linked to health issues including breathing difficulties, cognitive impairment and seizures, new research shows.

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Property
Jul 4 2018
UK Real Estate Agents Hit Hard Times

More than 150 British real estate agents have gone broke in the last year as pressure from online rivals continues to bite, a new study has...

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Construction
Jun 20 2018
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May

A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.

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Architecture
Feb 23 2018
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
Feb 23 2018
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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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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