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Webinar January 30: Building Smart with Seismic Requirements for Part 9 Buildings

Why do wood frame buildings stand up in earthquakes? What makes some fall? How do the Part 9 prescriptive provisions for lateral load resistance help ensure that your building will resist the next seismic event?  These questions and many more will...

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IWSH Team Returns to Navajo Mountain for Renovation Project

Representatives of the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) have returned to the Navajo Nation this week to support the installation of new toilet and washroom facilities for the Naatsis'áán (Navajo Mountain) Chapter...

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Council still seeking information on flawed concrete walls of Auckland apartment block

    Central Auckland's tallest apartment block is yet to get out of the ground because of flawed concrete in its foundations. The contractor China Construction New Zealand has been struggling to investigate and fix the defects at the...

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Construction hub pilot project aims to make Yonge-Eglinton safer for pedestrians

    City officials have launched a new pilot project to make the Yonge-Eglinton area "less dangerous" for pedestrians, but residents who work and live near the busy intersection say they remain skeptical. The project, known as...

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U.S. construction spending declines in October

    U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in October as investment in private projects tumbled to its lowest level in three years, offering a cautionary note on the economy despite a recent string of upbeat reports. The...

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Trans Mountain construction set to begin in Alberta before Christmas

After years of delays, pipeline construction is ready to begin on the Trans Mountain expansion project. Large-diameter green pipes that will carry oil from Alberta to the British Columbia coast have been stockpiled at various points along the...

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How the cement industry is taking concrete steps to lower its emissions

    On a scorching July morning at a testing facility outside of Paris, a cadre of scientists, engineers, and architects wearing hard hats and safety goggles watched through protective glass as a machine molded a soupy, grey...

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Pipeline reaches milestone as Line 3’s Canadian section goes into service

    A major pipeline project — long anticipated by the Canadian oilpatch — reached a significant milestone Sunday as Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline from Alberta to Manitoba is now up and running. Calgary-based Enbridge sees...

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YVR digs deep with Geoexchange to help meet emission-reduction goals

    Installing one of the largest Geoexchange systems in Canada is a massive investment that is crucial to Vancouver International Airport’s objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the impressive parts of it are destined...

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