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BC Housing has announced a key initiative in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Applied Science to conduct research to support the resiliency of residential buildings in B.C. This week’s Blog looks at this partnership and what it will bring to industry by making concrete buildings can become more resilient, affordable and sustainable.
While there are clear advantages to harvesting renewable energy from the sun, important design and installation considerations to solar panels must be made to ensure those benefits shine. This week’s Blog from RJC Engineers discuss those considerations and what people need to know about harnessing the sun!
BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest forum connecting the holistic building industry, where attendees come together to interact, learn, and discover the newest innovations from a market in constant transformation. This week’s Blog explores at what to expect from the event and why you need to be marking your calendars for February 15 – 16, 2023!
The Canadian Concrete Expo is back, happening in person at the International Centre in Toronto, February 16 & 18, 2023. This week’s Blog takes a look at what attendees can expect from the 5th annual CCE, and why you should be marking your calendars for mid-February in Toronto.
With many variables, the training equation is tough to solve. And while some learn from their mistakes, many others will practice a cycle of rinse and repeat as they make the same blunders year after year. The good news is that this is a cycle that can be broken through a few simple steps. This week’s Blog from Kate Zabriskie gives us four strategies on how to get on-the-job training right.
Retro Housing Retrofitted for the Modern Age: A Case Study The Ken Soble Tower project sought to rehabilitate a post-war apartment in Hamilton, Ontario. The building was completely upgraded, inside and out, to achieve Passive House standard, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an impressive 94 per cent. The success of the Ken Soble Tower retrofit […]
Happening January 25-26, 2023, in Edmonton, the 15th Annual Conference on Managing Risk in Construction Contracts & Projects – Western Canada Edition is returning for another exciting year with curated programming that will address the most critical legal challenges – from contract negotiation to construction insurance, litigation, and conflict resolution – in Western Canada. This week’s Blog previews the conference and tells you how to get involved!
Limited registration has opened on a new Augmenta pilot program for electrical contractors and engineers, giving them the opportunity to evaluate its automated design solution for the construction industry. This week’s Blog explores everything Augmenta has to offer and then shows you how to get involved with the program.
The use of electric power in construction machines is not new, and there’s little doubt that electric-powered compact machines have gained the most traction. This week’s Blog from AEM takes a deep dive into the potential and opportunity that the electrification of construction vehicles, and what the future may hold for your construction sites.
With increasing scrutiny of the environmental impact of current building practices, the electrification of mobile construction machinery is an opportunity to demonstrate construction’s environmental credentials. This week’s Blog from Dr. David Wyatt at IDTechEx discusses the steps construction is taking to reduce its carbon footprint and ensuring a healthier work site.