Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Register to Attend – Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs

How do you attach cladding over exterior insulation? Do unvented roofs work? Is spray foam the solution? Join the authors of BC Housing’s guide to R22+ effective walls and guide to R30+ effective roofs for a morning of learning about how to...

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A new recruitment tool for construction – the joystick

    As reported in The New York Times, plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of...

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NAIT research partnership aims for a construction future that’s waste-free

    As reported in the Financial Post, imagine a construction project that doesn’t contribute to Canadian landfills. It may sound far-fetched, but to the individual advancing innovation for one of Canada’s largest construction...

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association files lawsuit over Quayside project

    As reported on CTV News, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association launched a lawsuit Tuesday against all three levels of government involved in a bid to bring a high-tech neighbourhood to Toronto's downtown core. Federal,...

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Notre Dame fire highlights importance of detailed documentation for rebuilding

    As reported in the National Post, the fire that swept through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday should serve as a reminder that having proper plans and documentation of valued Canadian buildings is crucial, heritage...

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80 new skyscrapers planned in Toronto as demand climbs

    As reported in the Financial Post, Toronto’s crowded skyline could see scores of new skyscrapers sprouting up in the next few years, more than doubling the number of tall buildings in the city, according to a new...

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Augmented Reality – The Future of Building

    As blogged on InterestingEngineering.com, Augmented Reality (AR), also known as spatial computing, is rapidly growing and expanding into countless business and industrial applications. Spatial computing is used as a broad term...

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A home inspection may be the best investment you ever make

    As reported in the Vancouver Sun, home inspections have never gone out of style, but they have lost some of their appeal in the frenzied real estate market of Greater Vancouver in the past few years. Since about 2015, the...

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These architectural arches are grown in a lab

    As blogged on FastCompany.com, mushrooms have become many designers’ favorite food. But not because of how they taste: the root of mushrooms, called mycelium, can be used to make an organic material that’s sturdy enough...

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