According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 160 million people suffer from work-related diseases, with some two million dying annually as a result. About eight per cent of these occupational disease deaths can be directly attributed to respiratory complications. What exactly is silicosis, though, and what should design/construction professionals know to help reduce its impact on those in the industry?
The National Trust for Canada has released its 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List, which spotlights historic places at risk due to neglect or lack of funding. The Canadian Construction Association is the sponsor for this list.
A recent workshop on fire properties of materials concluded cross-laminated timber (CLT) and insulation applied to the exteriors of high-rise buildings are among the materials most in need of urgent research and development.
The first step in the proper repair of a damaged concrete floor is a professional evaluation of the surface to identify the cause. Managers can realize significant savings, while simultaneously providing a long-term, low maintenance solution, contributing to overall property value.
Barriers to increasing the supply of housing, many stemming from excessive regulation, are driving up the price of homes in cities by six figures, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute, a nonprofit research institute.
This year’s Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) National Conference will be hosted by the association’s Edmonton Chapter. Running May 23 to 27 at The Westin Edmonton Hotel, the event offers attendees numerous chances to build connections and learn new skills.
Building pressure is an invisible, pervasive threat that puts projects at risk—and it all starts at the door. Accessibility, life safety, and energy efficiency are concerns in all buildings, but uncontrolled pressure can increase these hazards.