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November 28, 2018

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Abandoned Montréal studio restored as vet clinic

Abandoned Montréal studio restored as vet clinic

A storefront and basement was transformed by Thomas Balaban Architect (TBA) into a mixed-use space with an emergency clinic and four residential units.

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Distinctive Sears building denied heritage designation

Distinctive Sears building denied heritage designation

Earlier this month, the Kitchener, Ont., city council voted seven-three against protecting the distinctive concrete façade of a former Sears building with a heritage designation.

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Manitoba awards contracts for flood protection projects

Manitoba awards contracts for flood protection projects

Two engineering firms have been awarded contracts for engineering, design, and construction oversight for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels project.

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Saskatchewan seeks to update construction act

Saskatchewan seeks to update construction act

Under the proposed legislation, owners and developers will be required to provide payment within 28 days of receiving a proper invoice for construction services. Contractors will need to pay subcontractors within seven days.

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Vancouver casino design pays tribute to neighbourhood

Vancouver casino design pays tribute to neighbourhood

Designed by ACDF Architecture and Architecture49 in partnership with IBI Group, the PARQ in Vancouver has a casino, two hotels, eight restaurants, a fitness centre, a spa, a rooftop park, and meeting and event spaces.

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Feature

Roof repair vs. replacement: When is it time?

Determining the timing of an appropriate roof management approach is one of the most critical decisions a property manager can make. The cost to fully replace a roof can strain budgets, while deferring the replacement can result in collateral costs. However, implementing repairs to manage roofing assets can help defer full roof replacement.

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