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Timmins council approves $4.4M for next phase of Connecting Link project

City council has given partial approval to a $4.4-million agreement with AECOM Canada to do the detailed design work for the Connecting Link, for sections of Algonquin Boulevard, from Mattagami Boulevard through to Father Costello Drive.

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Boom or ?: Shenzhen China built more skyscrapers in 2016 than the entire U.S.

I drove through Shenzhen in early November to see for myself all the construction cranes dotting the landscape and must sau it was quite amazing.

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Community meeting to discuss impact of sewage construction on Victoria's James Bay

Residents of a historic Victoria neighbourhood have a chance to learn about how sewage construction will affect their community at a public meeting tonight.

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Architects and urban planners have their ideas on how Trump should spend the $1 trillion on America's infrastructure

In late January, Donald Trump will become the president of the United States. One major piece of his plan for the new administration is spending $1 trillion on infrastructure.

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SNC-Lavalin finalizes sale of its Real Estate Facilities Management business

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that on December 30, 2016, it has reached financial close on the sale of its Real Estate Facilities Management business in Canada to Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions. The agreement for this sale had been announced on June 30, 2016.

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Chinese materials giant to build six prefab home factories in UK

A major Chinese building materials company has become the latest player to tackle the UK housing crisis with an unprecedented plan to build six prefabricated home factories that will pump out 25,000 low-energy dwellings a year.

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The 22 most beautiful buildings in the world according to architects

Here are 22 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

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World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in China

The Beipanjiang Bridge is raised 564 metres above the Beipan River in mountainous southwest China, making it the highest bridge ever built.

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Site C inspections find issues during hydroelectric project’s construction

B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office has issued two new enforcement orders for Site C, an 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric project under construction on the Peace River.

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U of T's Forensic Engineering certificate first of its kind in Canada

The three main areas that forensic engineers focus on are product liability, which is Perovic’s specialty, fire investigations and collision reconstruction.

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A look at 10 materials that may revolutionize the construction industry

Cement that can generate light? Concrete for building on Mars? Translucent wood? Biodegradable furniture? Pollution absorbing bricks? At first, it sounds crazy but these are only some of the research projects taking place around the world in order to take the construction industry to the next level. 

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Many of Vancouver's poorest living in buildings listed at risk in earthquake

Thousands of the poorest residents in the Downtown Eastside are living in buildings, designated by the City of Vancouver as single-room occupancies, that are at risk in an earthquake.

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10 companies thriving in the smart building sector

Leading manufacturers are working diligently to instrument and automate their systems through IoT hardware and software, so that commercial buildings can respond better to environmental stimuli or a company’s energy efficiency policies

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Heavy snow collapses roof on New Westminster community centre

Engineers are on site determining the future of the facility, but Coté does not believe the Arenex can be salvaged and expects it will be fully demolished. 

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Passive house building boom shows low-carbon future may be closer than we think

This low-tech, “passive” approach to thermal comfort — in contrast to active approaches that rely on complex mechanical systems — is the cornerstone of the Passive House movement and a strategy used by thousands of green buildings around the world.

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