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‘Canstruction’ Grows Into Fight Against World Hunger

A nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Canstruction Inc. gives construction firms, schools and universities an opportunity to combat hunger by competing each year for the world’s top sculptures made completely out of canned foods. 

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Sam Oboh Joins Kasian's Edmonton Office as Principal

Kasian is pleased to announce the addition of architect Samuel Óghale Oboh (Sam Oboh), FRAIC, AIA, as Principal in our Edmonton office, effective August 2. In this role he will provide valuable insight and leadership in Kasian’s many market sectors.

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A look at two Canadian women entrepreneurs who are introducing mobile technology to the construction industry

Closeout, a mobile app that helps construction teams better manage deficiencies. Everyone can access the list in real time, see what needs fixing, and submit photos when the work is done

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Check out this video: What is Digital Construction?

Its use is becoming increasingly widespread, but what does the term “Digital Construction” actually mean? In this 3 minute video we explore the background and context, explain some of the many forms digital construction can take and attempt a definition.

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Former Genivar VP suspended from Quebec's order of engineers for kickbacks scheme

Éric Tremblay, former vice-president at engineering firm Genivar in Quebec City, is suspended from Quebec’s order of engineers for 20 months for creating and participating in a bid-rigging scheme from 2006 to 2010.

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How technology is disrupting the construction industry

There’s a lot of buzz these days about drones3D printing and robots. It’s easy to brush these technologies off as fads or luxuries until you understand some of the use cases that are being applied by integrating these emerging technologies.

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Equipment collapse at new Saskatchewan potash mine causes 'consequential damage'

No significant injuries were reported but the 28-metre-tall pressure vessel’s collapse caused “consequential damage” to the province’s newest potash mine, the potash company said in a news release

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BIM 5D tools redefine construction and improve project management

5D-BIM approach offers an exceptional opening to unite practices in design, cost and construction approaches. On the other hand it should be noted that 5D BIM approaches call for a significant change in the way construction companies work. 

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Toronto transit planning mess continues

There are several different plans and networks being proposed to improve transit in the city. Each time a new line is proposed, it seems to affect another proposed line.

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A look at 14 giant infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world

The world is full of inconceivably huge projects, happening right under our noses. Read on to take a look at these mega-projects and engineering feats.

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Engineers Canada certifies qualified engineers as first Infrastructure Resilience Professionals

The six engineers being certified today have each completed a series of professional development workshops that enhances their competency in planning, designing and managing resilient infrastructure in the face of a changing climate and extreme weather—as well as practical application of their knowledge.

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Construction of the tallest wood condo tower in North America officially begins

A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Origine green condo project, set to become the tallest solid wood condo tower in North America

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Ottawa sinkhole repair on the right track, says forensic structural engineer

Ottawa “stabilized” the Rideau Street sinkhole over the weekend with hundreds of truckloads of concrete in the city’s first phase of repairs.

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UBC wood tower a game-changer for building construction

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could set a new precedent for wooden towers in Canada.

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Engineering Regulator Dismayed at Ontario Government’s Unwillingness to Improve Workplace Safety

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the body that licenses and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to protect the public interest, is extremely disappointed with the government’s decision, first announced last fall and confirmed with the introduction yesterday of the Burden Reduction Act, 2016, to halt proclamation of the repeal of section 12(3)(a) of the Professional Engineers Act, often referred to as the industrial exception. 

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