CSC stalwart Ken Rowson retires

A tireless CSC supporter known for his laidback humour and highly effective leadership, Ken Rowson is retiring from Alumicor on November 15. Rowson became a member of CSC in the early 1990s, earning accolades like the Program Director’s Award and CSC Chapter Awards of Merit, while also holding numerous positions in the Winnipeg Chapter and having significant roles in the national conference when it was held in that city.

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Public review of proposed code changes on

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) has invited design/construction professionals and other interested parties to participate in its public review of proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC), National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (NFC), and National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC). The review will run on Codes Canada website until January 2, 2018.

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Winnipeg school wins Greenest School award

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg has won the annual Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) Greenest School in Canada competition. The 7246-m2 (78,000-sf) building acts not just as a school, but also as an open and accessible hub within the community. The school was certified as Platinum under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in 2016. Earlier this year, it won CaGBC’s Excellence in Green Building for New Construction (NC) award.

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Ontario students catch TimberFever

Last month, Toronto’s Ryerson University in partnership with the city-based Moses Structural Engineers, announced the winners of TimberFever—an annual competition where students are asked to build a life-size structure out of wood. Sixteen teams from six universities across Ontario participated in this cross-disciplinary 36-hour design-build competition.

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The Buildings Show coming to Toronto

The Buildings Show, one of North America’s largest expositions for the design/construction industry, makes its annual return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 29 to December 1. The show comprises Construct Canada, Property Management (PM) Expo, HomeBuilder and Renovation Expo, the World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEX Canada.

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