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The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) has entered an agreement with the B.C. Construction Association (BCCA) to implement online procurement technology for its projects. The online system, which was devised in British Columbia, replaces the traditional sealed envelope system and is intended to enable fair, open procurement for public agencies.
British newspaper, The Guardian, has released its list of beautiful subway stations around the world, and Toronto made the cut. The Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) Museum station was included on the list of visually appealing metro stations. The intent of the list is to draw attention to beauty that is often overlooked, said the publication.
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Canada Coalition for Green Schools are once again holding a competition to find the country’s greenest school. In its second year, the contest is open to K–12 schools across Canada that exemplify sustainability through infrastructure, culture, and curriculum.
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has approved two new national standards to help provide tangible, long-term living improvements to those in the North. The pair of national standards will help manage the risk to Northern Canada infrastructure under a changing climate. They were developed as part of the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI) led by SCC.
The time requirements, and likely the initial cost, are the main obstacles to firms having their own office master specifications (OMS). However, it need not be such a frightening endeavour. In this article, I would like to share my experience, and show how having your own master specs can be achieved in a manner relatively easier than one might expect.
International and local acts will soon grace the Nexen Energy Stage at SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place in Fort McMurray, Alta., as part of a major expansion allowing the venue to host large-scale events.
Creating an interesting shape with a pre-engineered building, or adding a pre-engineered component to a conventional steel project, is an effective way to decrease building costs and ensure projects run smoothly.
A new $400-million building for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) not only serves to advance pediatric research, but also to enable more efficient collaboration.
The recently unveiled mixed-use Seton Urban District development project in Calgary features unique light-emitting diode (LED) assemblies, and the first renewable energy system of its kind in the city.