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    B.C. updates four-storey sprinkler requirements

    An update to the B.C. Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings. The
  • construction confidence indicator

    Ontario contractors expect growth in 2017: survey

    Ontario’s construction industry has a positive economic outlook for 2017 and confidence is up, according to the OCS’s Construction Confidence Indicator.
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    Funding for new $700m wastewater plant

    The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced joint funding of up to $405 million toward the construction of the new Lions Gate Secondary
  • funding-for-UBC-life-sciences-facility

    Funding announced for UBC life sciences facility

    The B.C. provincial government has announced funding of $19.95 million for UBC to upgrade and expand the aging Biolgoical Sciences Complex used by life sciences students.
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    Housing market modestly overvalued: CMHC

    Apart from modest overvaluation — and a cautionary note about overbuilding in Montreal and Toronto — Canada’s housing markets largely align with underlying demographic and
  • kitslano_secondary_school

    VSB awards design-build contract

    The Vancouver School Board has awarded a fixed-price contract to Bouygues Building Canada to design and build the Kitsilano Secondary School Renewal (KSSR) project.

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    Energy efficiency in Alberta

    Alberta has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition into its newest building code. The coming into force date for the new
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    Mass timber expertise in B.C.

    When Bill Downing saw cross-laminated timber (CLT) for the first time in Europe in 2008, he was impressed. The large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panels
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    Vancouver moves to Zero Emissions Buildings

    In July 2016, Vancouver City Council approved the Zero Emissions Building Plan (the Plan) and in doing so has shifted the emphasis of building policy