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Nova Scotia construction industry adopts online procurement

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.

Toronto subway station makes international top 10

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.

Greenest School in Canada competition underway

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.

Standards Council of Canada publishes two new climate standards

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.

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Pre-engineered buildings cut costs for architects

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 mixed-use development shines in Calgary

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.