Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Smart buildings are getting smarter, but can building managers keep up?

    As reported in The Western Star, with trillions of dollars in commercial real estate assets, building and facility managers are searching for innovative ways to maintain structures in a state of good repair while reducing...

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CCA applauds news that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is moving forward

Ottawa, June 18, 2019 – News of the federal government’s decision to green light the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project comes at a welcome time for the construction industry, according to the Canadian Construction Association...

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Procore and construction leader Pomerleau sign enterprise agreement

TORONTO and CARPINTERIA, Calif., June 19, 2019 /CNW/ -- Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today announced that Pomerleau, one of Canada's leading construction companies and a pioneer in...

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets the green light

    As reported in the Vancouver Sun, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the twinning of the pipeline would create “thousands of middle class jobs” and would give Canada access to markets beyond the United States (which buys 99...

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U.S. housing starts stabilize as building permits edge up in May

    As reported on Yahoo Finance, U.S. new-home construction fell in May after an April reading that was stronger than initially reported, signaling stabilization in the market amid lower borrowing costs. Residential starts dropped...

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LNG Canada and JGC Fluor launch unique program to double percentage of women working in the skilled trades on the LNG Canada Project

    VANCOUVER, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - LNG Canada and its prime contractor, JGC Fluor BC LNG JV (JGC Fluor), today announced the launch of YOUR PLACE, a province-wide workforce development program aimed at attracting, recruiting,...

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Error-riddled plans, thousands of design changes among problems alleged in Toronto’s Pioneer Village station lawsuits

    As reported in The Star, subway station plans so filled with errors they required thousands of revisions. Faulty waterproofing that led to leaks onto the tracks. Changes to designs that forced crews to demolish work they had...

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Waterloo students win environmental challenge; look to develop solution for sustainable construction

    As reported in the Waterloo Chronicle, a pair of University of Waterloo students are looking to develop a more sustainable framework for construction through the development of their own company. Daniel Gonzalez and...

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The Samuel De Champlain Bridge to open to traffic on June 24

    MONTRÉAL, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will provide a safe and efficient crossing for commuters, tourists and international trade, representing millions of dollars, every day. This federal investment...

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