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Wednesday August 15, 2018

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Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away
Engineering
Wednesday August 8 2018

Runaway Global Warming Just Decades Away

Earth may be just decades away from a climatic tipping point that triggers runaway global warming and threatens the future of humanity, scientists have warned.

How AI Can Drive BIG Value for Construction
Construction
Friday August 3 2018

How AI Can Drive BIG Value for Construction

A study released earlier this year predicted that the engineering and construction sector will be slow to embrace artificial intelligence (AI), but despite this slow adoption, presenters during a webinar hosted by Engineering News-Record said it can help E&C companies expedite early processes, create the best plans for projects and identify if a project is starting to go awry.

Architects Must be Dynamite on Copyright Protection
Architecture
Friday August 3 2018

Architects Must be Dynamite on Copyright Protection

In early 2000 and late 2001, Victorian based Barnett Property Group opened two display homes in the Melbourne outer eastern suburbs of Beaconsfield and Rowville respectively through its Porter Davis homes brand.

Blockchain will Disrupt Facilities Management in Australia
Property
Friday August 3 2018

Blockchain will Disrupt Facilities Management in Australia

When facilities managers hear about Bitcoin in the news, chances are they are not thinking about disruption to their own industry.

Canadian Non-residential Construction Jumps in June
Construction
Thursday August 2 2018

Canadian Non-residential Construction Jumps in June

New construction starts in June increased 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, reports Dodge Data & Analytics. This represents a second consecutive double-digit increase, following a 15 percent jump reported in May.

Slowdown on the Horizon for US Housing Market
Property
Thursday August 2 2018

Slowdown on the Horizon for US Housing Market

They were fed up with Seattle’s home bidding wars. They were only in their late 20s but had already lost two battles and were ready to renew with their landlord. Then, in May, their agent called.

Beyond Boring Apartments
Architecture
Wednesday July 25 2018

Beyond Boring Apartments

“We only want beige.”

Construction Must Change to Meet WELL Standard
Architecture
Wednesday July 25 2018

Construction Must Change to Meet WELL Standard

Over recent years, Australia has improved the environmental quality of new construction in commercial buildings through NABERS ratings and the Green Star standard.

Architecture
Aug 8 2018
US Congress Approves Funding for Architecture Education

The labor shortage currently plaguing the American construction industry might see relief in coming years.

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Engineering
Aug 2 2018
Aecon Reports Record $6.4B Backlog

Aecon Group Inc. posted a record $6.4 billion backlog for Q2 as the dust settles over its controversial blocked sale to a Chinese construction company by...

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Construction
Aug 2 2018
Alberta Roadbuilders Take Province to Court

A group of five Alberta roadbuilders say the province has forced its hand following a “costly and potentially illegal” government decision to transfer more than $500...

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Architecture
Aug 2 2018
Toronto Waterfront Board Moving Forward with High Tech Neighbourhood

A board that advocates for the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront is moving forward in creating a plan to build a high-tech neighbourhood.

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Construction
Aug 2 2018
Canada Construction Workforce Faces Continued Pressures

Canada’s construction industry must remain focused on recruitment and retention as more than one quarter of a million construction workers are expected to retire this decade,...

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Property
Aug 2 2018
Continued Instability Ahead for Canadian Housing

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says the country's housing sector is facing a high degree of vulnerability to market instability for the eighth straight quarter.

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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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