Thursday, November 14, 2019

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21st Steel Awards for Excellence in Steel Construction was a stunning and moving event

On Monday, November 11th, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA) of the Quebec Region celebrated the 21st anniversary of the Steel Awards for Excellence in Steel Construction, at one of the most historic venues in Canada, the...

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Calgary Tower re-opens after four-month elevator malfunction closure

    The Calgary Herald reports that on July 14, an elevator cable inside the 191-metre-tall landmark snapped, forcing the rescue of passengers suspended 12 storeys above street level. No one was injured. On Tuesday, its...

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Medallion Capital Group breaks ground on 260 High Park

    TORONTO – NOVEMBER 13, 2019 – Medallion Capital Group has broken ground at 260 High Park Church Lofts and Residences, what is the re-envisioned Alhambra Church, on the southwest corner of Annette St. and High Park Ave. in...

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New research highlights recruiting and profit margin erosion among top concerns for the construction industry

CARPINTERIA, Calif., November 13, 2019 -- Procore Technologies Inc. today published a report based on sponsored research conducted by FMI Corporation, which indicates the construction industry has yet to tap into the full potential of construction...

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Two-year old girl dies after air conditioner falls and strikes her outside Toronto apartment building

    As reported in the National Post, a two-year-old girl died in Toronto after an air conditioner fell from an eighth-floor apartment, police said Tuesday. Const. Caroline de Kloet said the child died in hospital after she was hit...

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As the climate changes, architects and engineers need to design buildings differently

    In the past seven years, four major disasters have caused serious disruptions in the Northeast and Midwest United States. Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City in 2012, inflicting nearly US$11 billion in damage to...

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Community collaboration aids new-home industry to provide housing to fill demand as Ottawa’s population grows

    According to a report released this past summer by Ottawa's Ministry of Finance, the city's population over the next 28 years is estimated to grow by 40. 2 per cent – from 1.01 million in 2018 to 1.41 million in 2046. To...

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Midrise buildings a solution to Toronto’s ‘missing middle’

    There has been a lot of discussion recently about the “missing middle” in our cities, particularly in Toronto. This expression seems to alternately describe the lack of affordable housing for middle-class families or the lack...

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Canadian housing starts trend lower in October

    The trend in housing starts was 218,598 units in October 2019, compared to 223,276 units in September 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the...

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