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Florida Army National Guardsmen using heavy equipment to clear the street of tree branches and debris in Key West, Fla., Sept. 14, 2017.

Hurricane Irma could have done much worse to Florida. The storm struck the Florida Keys as a Category 4 event, generating winds of up to 215 km/h but slowed over the mainland. However, by September 11, the Florida Division of Emergency Management estimated that almost half the state’s residents and untold businesses had…

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Toronto’s Canoe Landing facility officially underway

Toronto’s Canoe Landing facility officially underway

After more than 20 years in the making, construction is underway on the massive Canoe Landing multi-use community facility in downtown Toronto, which will feature two elementary schools, a community centre and a child care centre in one complex. Dignitaries and members of the project team were on hand Sept. 13 to mar…

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LEED may have to follow after leading green construction charge

LEED may have to follow after leading green construction charge

It was 2002, when LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), emerged in the Canadian building industry with the claim to create healthier indoor spaces, reduce waste, save energy and water, and drive innovation. Since 2004, the CaGBC has certified over 2,800 …

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Key to help is knowing where to find it: BCCA EBT

Arthur Chung, CEO

The British Columbia Construction Association Employee Benefit Trust (BCCA EBT) prides itself on offering cost-effective employee and employer services and connecting its customers with additional programs and resources. However, says CEO Arthur Chung, you can’t access top-level services if you don’t know where to fin…

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InterRent announces new development in Ottawa

InterRent announces new development in Ottawa

OTTAWA — InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust has announced a new multi-use development along the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line in Ottawa. In a joint venture with Trinity Developments and PBC Real Estate Advisors Inc., InterRent purchased a third of the 3.6-acre site at 900 Albert St. for $14.2 million. The …

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Waterloo LRT spurs billions in development

The Breithaupt Block - Google HQ

With billions invested in scores of new developments along Waterloo Region’s new transit corridor over the past 10 years, Waterloo’s ION Light Rail Transit (LRT)/Bus Rapid Transit project is living up to the grandest hopes stakeholders had when the system was approved. A Region of Waterloo report documents some 8…

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Kinder Morgan announces contractors for controversial Trans Mountain pipeline

Kinder Morgan announces contractors for controversial Trans Mountain pipeline

CALGARY, ALTA. —Kinder Morgan has announced six contractors it intends to work with on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project in B.C. and Alberta. According to the company, the pipeline construction and associated terminal expansions are expected to take approximately 28 months to complete, with the work dis…

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B.C.’s Step Code raising eyebrows among builders

Pictured is the Britco Construction plant in Agassiz, B.C. where Passive House modules are constructed. Passive House standards are Step 5 on the Step Code.

B.C.'s Energy Step Code is turning heads in Canada for its framework of incremental standards that achieve energy-efficient buildings beyond the energy standards in the province's base building code. But despite a focus on energy efficiency, the Step Code's main purpose is to create one set of rules for municipalitie…

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B.C. pauses Massey bridge project for more review

B.C. pauses Massey bridge project for more review

RICHMOND, B.C. —The province of B.C. has announced it will cancel procurement on the George Massey Tunnel replacement bridge project to investigate other transportation options for the corridor. In a press release issued Wednesday (Sept. 6), the NDP government stated that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastr…

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Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

A recent decision by Hamilton city council to ask Metrolinx to revamp its proposed procurement model for the city’s proposed light rail transit (LRT) to permit local operation and maintenance of the system has raised concerns the start of the project could be delayed past its proposed 2019 target. The recommendatio…

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