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Concerns with Cold Weather Concreting

The speed at which concrete sets and hardens is greatly affected by the temperature of the concrete. Concrete at low temperatures delays the setting of the concrete, which means the strength is also delayed.

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Construction workers still at high risk for strains and sprains

Despite significant improvements in the last 25 years, U.S. construction workers are still at high risk for on-the-job injuries to muscles, tendons, joints and nerves, a new study reports.

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Construction work still a dangerous occupation even 36 years after Bentall tower tragedy in Vancouver

Safety regulations have evolved since the accident. But, B.C. Building Trades Union president Lee Loftus worries that some contractors within the industry are cutting corners to the detriment of workplace safety.

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Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors

The company has developed smart sensors for construction sites, as well as a backend system to turn all the data collected from the sensors into a system that gives both real-time alerts and long-term analysis of the risk level for these accidents.

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CITT Decision Applauded by The Western Canada Alliance of Wall and Ceiling Contractors

The Western Canada Alliance of Wall and Ceiling Contractors ('Alliance') Applauds Canadian International Trade Tribunal ('CITT') Decision Regarding Anti-Dumping Duties on Gypsum Board Exported from the US into Western Canada Duties Deemed to Cause Significant Harm to Western Canadian Businesses and Consumers  

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Controversy surrounds municipal complex construction contract in Nova Scotia

Following much debate and controversy, Kings County council could make a decision on whether or not to award the construction contract for the new municipal complex proposed for Coldbrook.

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RCMP now investigating construction of Winnipeg Canada Post plant

RCMP are investigating the construction of the Canada Post mail processing plant, which was built by the company responsible for the Winnipeg police headquarters project that's been under investigation for two years.

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Bird Construction selected to design & build a new mental health facility and energy centre in New Westminster

The new 75-bed Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) wellness centre will be a four-storey building with approximately 13,000-square-metres that will provide both inpatient and outpatient services. The MHSU building will include a two-level bridge link to the existing hospital with one level for patient movement and the other for hospital services. In addition, the building will have a multi-level 450 stall parkade to service the campus.

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U.S. anti-dumping duties on drywall linked to higher home costs + more jobs

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is scheduled to rule Wednesday on whether imports of drywall or gypsum board from the United States have injured the Western Canadian industry, with reasons for the decision to follow 15 days later.

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Post-fire construction boom in Fort McMurray expected to surpass height of oilsands frenzy

The springtime construction boom will be unprecedented, even for a city that experienced its fair share of frenetic development during the height of the oilsands boom.

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Saskatoon landlord Block 1 files for creditor protection

Several construction companies in Saskatchewan may be out of thousands of dollars after New Summit Partners Corp, which owns a number of properties in Saskatoon, filed for creditor protection.

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Contractor in Virginia sues homeowner for $90K over 'pet' squirrel attack

The lawsuit claims the Desjardins’ dog brought the squirrel to their door this spring, and that Deborah Desjardin adopted the animal, fed it and provided medical care.

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Pickering pedestrian bridge contractor strikes back against auditor-generalís report

The pedestrian bridge was supposed to be a modern, beautiful landmark, but over half a decade after the project was set to be completed, it’s still unfinished, though it’s been functional since 2012.

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Elon Musk is considering to launch a tunnel digging company to reduce traffic in cities

Tesla and SpaceX’s Elon Musk has floated the idea in the past of digging tunnels under highways to reduce traffic – an idea he had while sitting in Los Angeles traffic. Now he is apparently serious about doing it and he even has a name and tagline for the venture: “The Boring Company – Boring, it’s what we do”.

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Ottawa contractors see new opportunities constructing coach houses

City council passed its approval on coach houses back in October, allowing homeowners to construct small, self-contained accessory apartments that are detached from the primary dwelling, but on the same lot.

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