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International BIM conference coming to Toronto

A one-day event that explores how building information modelling (BIM) is used around the world will be hosted in Toronto by the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) and its constituent organizations, as well as buildingSMART Canada.

New plans for Edmonton skyline announced

This week, plans to change Edmonton’s skyline with a new 62-storey tower were announced. The future home to the headquarters of engineering and consulting firm Stantec, it will stand 227 m (735 ft) tall—soaring above the 149-m (489-ft) Epcor Tower, and the 146-m (479-ft) Manulife Tower. Plans for the structure came about following the closure of the City Centre Airport and the restrictions on surrounding building heights.

B.C. project seeking WELL certification

The multi-use development project, Collett Manor, located in Kelowna, B.C., is registered with the intent of becoming Canada's first WELL Certified project. This project is paving the way for an overall development that sees health and wellness become a primary driver of design and construction choices. Collet Manor is located nearby the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH), and the project seeks to integrate hospitality into healthcare.

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