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Engineers Canada certifies qualified engineers as first Infrastructure Resilience Professionals

The six engineers being certified today have each completed a series of professional development workshops that enhances their competency in planning, designing and managing resilient infrastructure in the face of a changing climate and extreme weather—as well as practical application of their knowledge.

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Construction of the tallest wood condo tower in North America officially begins

A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Origine green condo project, set to become the tallest solid wood condo tower in North America

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Ottawa sinkhole repair on the right track, says forensic structural engineer

Ottawa “stabilized” the Rideau Street sinkhole over the weekend with hundreds of truckloads of concrete in the city’s first phase of repairs.

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UBC wood tower a game-changer for building construction

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could set a new precedent for wooden towers in Canada.

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Engineering Regulator Dismayed at Ontario Government’s Unwillingness to Improve Workplace Safety

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the body that licenses and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to protect the public interest, is extremely disappointed with the government’s decision, first announced last fall and confirmed with the introduction yesterday of the Burden Reduction Act, 2016, to halt proclamation of the repeal of section 12(3)(a) of the Professional Engineers Act, often referred to as the industrial exception. 

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Quality, safety of Trans Canada Trail construction being sacrificed to meet deadline

Project’s national director said trail safety “is paramount for us” and said that road-cycling routes are first approved by engineers as well as roadway managers and provincial transportation officials.

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A look at the newly opened longest and deepest rail tunnel on Earth

After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel opens today. This feat of engineering is a 35-mile high-speed rail connection beneath the Swiss Alps and is now the longest transit tunnel in the world. You better believe that Hyperloop engineers are paying attention.

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A look at fabric-cast concrete as a construction method for the future

Carried out at the University of California, the Fabric Forms project involves pouring a concrete fibreglass mixture into Y-shaped Lycra sleeves stretched into position by six-axis robots.

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Waterproofing Failures - Architects, Engineers or Contractors, who is responsible?

Waterproofing is expected to be strong as long as building stands. But once waterproofing is damaged, the impact in form of cost and damaged it has on the facility, is unexplainable. The cost of mending it again is twice the cost of waterproofing.

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Dubai builds world's first 3D Printed office building

While the concept of 3D printed buildings may not sound so far-fetched for the future at all as the technology has been earmarked for great potential in construction and architecture, many may be surprised to hear that Dubai is indeed home to the first 3D printed and fully functional office building.

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Hydro One selects Burns & McDonnell to provide construction program management services

Burns & McDonnell, a professional engineering, procurement and construction management services firm, will focus on enhancing Hydro One’s construction management tools and processes required to effectively oversee investments to the transmission grid throughout the province.

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Engineers' strike suspends work at 6 Montreal construction sites

The strike, which began Tuesday at midnight, affects about 440 engineers, chemists, veterinarians and other science professionals who are part of the Syndicat Professionnel des Scientifiques à Pratique Exclusive de la Ville (SPSPEM).

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Green Tech Centre construction project to start soon near Squamish

The tech centre will include an office and relocated Carbon Engineering plant, a carbon-capture research company currently located in the blue warehouse at the far north end of the property, according to a spokesperson for the oceanfront developer, Newport Beach Developments. 

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Etobicoke General Hospital Expansion Starts Construction in June

Walsh Canada has announced the commercial and financial close on the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower expansion, a plan that has been in the works for several years. 

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Toronto woman first to receive new “Licensed Engineering Technologist” designation

Lisa Miller, C.E.T, LET, of Toronto, received Ontario’s first licensed engineering technologist (LET) designation today in a ceremony celebrating a successful collaboration between Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).

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