Industry News

Tim McGinn ASHRAE director at large

Tim McGinn named ASHRAE director at large

Tim McGinn, principal at Dialog in Calgary, has been named director-at-large with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for 2017-7018.
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Toronto and Vancouver outperform market pack

Second quarter stats reveal a widening gap between Canada's prospering and struggling office markets, while investors continue to focus on downtown Class A properties.
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ACSA opens new training facility in Ft McMurray

The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) has opened a brand new training facility in Fort McMurray to help support safe rebuilding efforts in the municipality.
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VRCA calls on industry to help during B.C. wildfires

The VRCA is calling on the construction industry to help communities affected by the wildfires in B.C.
wool insulation

Sheep’s wool insulation seen as sustainable option

Wool insulation, made from the remnants of sheering sheep, is increasingly finding its way into commercial and residential buildings.
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Canada sees industrial availability rates drop

Statistics for the second quarter of 2017 show generally healthy demand for industrial space in most major Canadian markets.
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Canada’s first P3 Biosolids substantially complete

A biosolids facility in Calgary is now substantially complete.
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Canada enforces new regs for handling workplace asbestos

Canada enforced changes to occupational health and safety regulations on workplace asbestos today and declared updates to national building codes.
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Calgary to sell seven sites for affordable housing

The City of Calgary will be selling seven city-owned sites to non-profit affordable housing providers.
GHG emissions

Alberta hits the trifecta for GHG emissions

Differing populations, economic drivers and sources of electricity generation are easily discernible in the provincial/territorial breakdown of GHG emissions statistics.
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Gord Johnston named new Stantec president and CEO

Gord Johnston, executive vice president of Stantec’s Infrastructure business operating unit, has been selected by the board of directors to assume the role of president
Anvil Centre

Anvil Centre receives LEED Gold certification

The Anvil Centre and the Anvil Centre Office Tower in New Westminster, B.C. have officially received LEED Gold certification.
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Concrete Alberta announces new executive director

The Concrete Alberta board of directors has announced that Dan Hanson is its new executive director, effective August 8, 2017. He replaces Robin Bobocel, who has
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ASHRAE honours industry achievement

Luc Bertrand of Saint-Lambert, Quebec, and George E. Menzies of Burlington, Ontario, were recognized for their outstanding contribution to advancing sustainable technology in the built environment over the past five decades.
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PCL awarded contract for Calgary Cancer Centre

PCL Construction Management Inc. (Calgary) has been awarded the $1.1 billion design-build contract for the new Calgary Cancer Centre project. The Calgary Cancer Centre is
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City of Toronto appoints first chief resilience officer

Toronto has appointed Elliott Cappell as its first chief resilience officer.
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Metro Vancouver examines mobility pricing

Metro Vancouver will examine mobility pricing with the official launch of the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission. “Mobility pricing is a key pillar of the Mayors’