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International Code Council welcomes new leadership from the building safety industry

    Las Vegas, NV – The International Code Council welcomed a new slate of officers and directors to its Board of Directors during the Code Council Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The board sets the strategic...

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Statistics Canada – Building construction increased 1.4% in August to $15.5 billion

    Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction increased 1.4% in August to $15.5 billion, with gains in both the residential (+1.8% to $10.6 billion) and non-residential (+0.5% to $4.9 billion)...

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Ground breaks for new HEC Montréal building in the downtown business district

    MONTRÉAL, Oct. 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - HEC Montréal started construction of its new building in the business district this morning, with the traditional ground-breaking ceremony. The event was attended by Hélène Desmarais,...

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Are concrete blocks the next batteries?

    As blogged on, in August 2019, the Japanese multinational holding firm SoftBank invested $110 million in Swiss company Energy Vault. It was a major boon for the company, which has a somewhat unique take on...

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What political parties say about architecture and the built environment

OTTAWA, October 17, 2019 – Three parties have responded to questions from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) about sustainability, living conditions in Indigenous communities, federal procurement, and a national architecture policy...

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Join the building safety community in Las Vegas for the International Code Council Annual Conference

    Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council is hosting its 2019 Annual Conference, Code Hearings, and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 20 – 30, 2019. The event brings together professionals from every sector of...

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Register to Attend: How Innovators Dominate Volatile Markets – Activation 2019

The future is uncertain. Alberta’s economy has taken a big hit over the past few years, resulting in a competitive economy where only the fittest survive. Join industry thought leaders as they discuss what it takes to dominate and remain...

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These algae tiles can turn any building into a pollution-scrubbing machine

    As blogged on, the aquatic plants referred to as algae are single-celled, nonflowering organisms, untethered to the ocean floor beneath them. A phenomenon known as bioremediation allows these microorganisms to...

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BILD Lethbridge to design new Subdivision Recycling Depot Program

    As reported on, it would be a first in the province: BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association) Lethbridge is in the midst of creating a recycling standard for all member builders in the...

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