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Construction on the world's first floating city could start in 2019

The Seasteading Institute have spent five years researching the concept of permanent floating communities living in international waters, with the publication reporting that the government of the French Polynesia have signed an agreement with a U.S. company to start construction in 2019.

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National Institute of Building Sciences Unveils National BIM Guide for Owners

Following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project.

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Engineers have released plans for a 5-km-high skyscraper that eats smog

Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a 3-mile-high (4.8-km) skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have already been brought to market, including smog-eating surfaces and retractable balconies.

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Architects say that Trump's $25 billion wall would be nearly impossible to build

Business Insider consulted a few architects to get some perspective on the wall question. They say the project would be nearly impossible. Here are their reasons.

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Timmins council approves $4.4M for next phase of Connecting Link project

City council has given partial approval to a $4.4-million agreement with AECOM Canada to do the detailed design work for the Connecting Link, for sections of Algonquin Boulevard, from Mattagami Boulevard through to Father Costello Drive.

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Boom or ?: Shenzhen China built more skyscrapers in 2016 than the entire U.S.

I drove through Shenzhen in early November to see for myself all the construction cranes dotting the landscape and must sau it was quite amazing.

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Community meeting to discuss impact of sewage construction on Victoria's James Bay

Residents of a historic Victoria neighbourhood have a chance to learn about how sewage construction will affect their community at a public meeting tonight.

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Architects and urban planners have their ideas on how Trump should spend the $1 trillion on America's infrastructure

In late January, Donald Trump will become the president of the United States. One major piece of his plan for the new administration is spending $1 trillion on infrastructure.

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SNC-Lavalin finalizes sale of its Real Estate Facilities Management business

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that on December 30, 2016, it has reached financial close on the sale of its Real Estate Facilities Management business in Canada to Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions. The agreement for this sale had been announced on June 30, 2016.

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Chinese materials giant to build six prefab home factories in UK

A major Chinese building materials company has become the latest player to tackle the UK housing crisis with an unprecedented plan to build six prefabricated home factories that will pump out 25,000 low-energy dwellings a year.

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The 22 most beautiful buildings in the world according to architects

Here are 22 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

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World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in China

The Beipanjiang Bridge is raised 564 metres above the Beipan River in mountainous southwest China, making it the highest bridge ever built.

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Site C inspections find issues during hydroelectric project’s construction

B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office has issued two new enforcement orders for Site C, an 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric project under construction on the Peace River.

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U of T's Forensic Engineering certificate first of its kind in Canada

The three main areas that forensic engineers focus on are product liability, which is Perovic’s specialty, fire investigations and collision reconstruction.

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A look at 10 materials that may revolutionize the construction industry

Cement that can generate light? Concrete for building on Mars? Translucent wood? Biodegradable furniture? Pollution absorbing bricks? At first, it sounds crazy but these are only some of the research projects taking place around the world in order to take the construction industry to the next level. 

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