Infrastructure

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Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
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Low scores in infrastructure benchmark debut

The inaugural Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark assessment for infrastructure reveals that the asset class generally lags real estate's offerings of environmental, social and governance evidence for investors.
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Edmonton’s new Rogers Place arena opens

Edmonton’s new downtown arena, Rogers Place, has officially opened. The 1,110,900 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Edmonton features the largest true high-definition
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Are B.C. water systems at risk?

Reliable water, sewer and storm water systems are essential to public health, a clean environment and a strong economy. But British Columbia’s systems may be
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Pacific NorthWest LNG closer to final decision

Pacific NorthWest LNG is one of 20 proposed LNG projects in B.C. which will see a $36 billion LNG export facility built on Lelu Island
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Surrey facility to turn organic waste into biogas

A new organics biofuel processing facility in Surrey will be the first and largest of its kind in North America. When completed, the facility will
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Unconventional excavation digs up award

The successful completion of the excavation and shoring work of Lynn Sewage Pump Station has earned Matcon the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's 2015 Chairman's Trade Award
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The RCMP’s new Nova Scotia headquarters

The design of the RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters reconciles its requirements of internal security and external accountability.
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Rehabilitating Canada’s aging infrastructure

Developing advanced rehabilitation techniques and optimizing service life is becoming more important now that aging infrastructure is so commonplace.
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Cost-effective gravel road repair

A growing number of counties, road contractors, and mining companies are discovering that linear crushers can repair a gravel road for significantly less money, while correcting the underlying subgrade problems.
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Improving safety at YVR

Canada's second busiest airport, YVR, has significantly improved the safety and efficiency of its operations and emergency services with the completion of its new Airside Operations Building (AOB).
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How to set the stage for successful P3 bids

By making 12 considerations, FM companies can help set the stage for a design-build-finance-maintain team's winning P3 bid.
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Canary Park condos prepared for Pan Am Games

The Canary Park condos are nearly ready to be turned over to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizers for fit-up for the athletes, coaches
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The need to address the infrastructure deficit

The case for strategic infrastructure investment and the link to stronger economic performance and productivity is well documented. However, since the 1950s and 1960s when
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Jumping on board wood-frame construction

Standing 30 metres high, the tallest all-wood modern building has now opened its doors in northern B.C. The $25 million Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George is built to LEED Gold status and an example of the viability of constructing taller buildings made of wood.
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Public infrastructure challenges in Canada

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has estimated Canada needs about $123 billion to bring crumbling public infrastructure up to acceptable levels and an additional $115 billion to meet growing demand.
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Inside Windsor’s South West Detention Centre

The barbed wire and fortress-like fences of TV prison dramas are nowhere to be found here. Designed to support rehabilitation, this real-life detention centre has