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B.C. local governments calling for building energy use to be reported

A group of local governments in the Lower Mainland of B.C., including the City of Vancouver, has approved a motion, "Benchmarking Tools for Building Energy Use." The resolution supports requiring large building owners to report their...
Jul 22, 2014 12:01PM


Construction of PanAm Games venues under budget

The organizing committee of Toronto's 2015 PanAm and ParaPan games reported last week that construction is "hitting the home stretch." The TO2015 committee says that so far 53% of the total original capital budget of $730 million has been spent...
Jul 22, 2014 11:59AM


Quebec consulting engineers write to Charbonneau Commission

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec/l'Association des ingénieurs-conseil du Québec (AICQ) has sent a memorandum to the Charbonneau Commission of Inquiry. The Commission is looking into corruption in the construction...
Jul 22, 2014 11:49AM


Canadian Forces Station in St. John's consolidates from sprawling campus

A $156-million consolidated Canadian Forces Station has officially opened in Pleasantville, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Jul 22, 2014 11:46AM


Ontario could benefit from Quebec's overflowing hydro electricity

Quote: "Quebec is the fourth-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world and its electricity rates are among the lowest in North America. Its residential rates are 45 per cent lower than ours [in Ontario] and its industrial rates are...
Jul 22, 2014 11:44AM


LED lights used for data transfer

While LEDs have become the byword for lighting buildings energy efficiently, a Mexican company is now developing a product that not only lights up a building interior, but also transmits data at vastly increased rates.
Jul 22, 2014 11:43AM


Ontario's budget is good news for consulting engineers

Ontario's re-elected government re-announced its 2014 Budget on July 14. This time, with a majority in the legislature the Liberals should not have any trouble having the budget passed.
Jul 15, 2014 1:26PM


First Nations landmark ruling will scuttle resource projects, says Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute of Vancouver has written an analysis and issued a scathing response to the Supreme Court ruling at the end of June. That ruling gave a group of B.C. First Nations title to 1,700 square kilometres of land.
Jul 15, 2014 1:24PM


Construction of Stranderd-Armstrong Bridge was complicated

A new bridge across the Rideau River in the south end of Ottawa was being hailed as a landmark at its opening on Saturday, July 12.
Jul 15, 2014 1:18PM


CTBUH awards BioSkin cooling and Singapore Interlace complex

A "BioSkin" that is said to reduce the surface temperature of a building by 12 degrees C and the micro-climate by about 2 degrees C has won the Tall Building Innovation Award from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) this...
Jul 15, 2014 1:09PM


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