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Construction Business

World’s first brain protection hard hat launch

Swedish safety helmet firm MIPS has partnered with Guardio to create the world’s first hard hat that offers a brain protection system.
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REMI Network

U.S. energy efficiency tax credits in flux

Three commonly claimed incentives for homeowners, builders, and commercial and multifamily landlords technically expired in the U.S. tax code on December 31, 2017, but were given a short-term reprieve for the 2018 tax year.
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REMI Network

Central banks offer climate risk guidance

The Bank of Canada is one of the newest members of the Network for Greening the Financial System, which has released global recommendations on climate-related risk assessment, monitoring and data sharing.
U.S. tile manufacturers

REMI Network

U.S. tile manufacturers bemoan Chinese imports

A modest increase in U.S. ceramic tile exports last year, largely going to Canada, did little to make up for the loss of market share at home.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Interest in floating solar projects on the rise

Chile’s innovative floating solar project on AngloAmerican’s tailings pond is expected to generate up to 153 MWh of electricity per year.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Webinar aims to train FMs on active shooter events

The Institute of Real Estate Management is holding a two-hour webinar event on April 17 to help prepare real estate managers for active shooter events.
foreign property investors

REMI Network

Foreign investors attuned to currency swing

Recent MSCI analysis suggests outsiders can suffer a more painful hit or enjoy a better recovery from a geopolitical shock, depending on their timing and the strength of their domestic currency.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

US multifamily deals top office again in 2018

Canadian investors acquired USD $9.8 billion worth of multifamily properties in the United States last year, but that's a fairly small portion of the sector's USD $167.5 billion transaction volume.
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REMI Network

Urban form linked to obesity and climate change

Efficient public transportation and design-based catalysts for physical activity can help curb greenhouse gas emissions related to personal automobile use.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Michigan prison to treat 2000 inmates for scabies

Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, a Michigan women's prison has been closed to visitors to treat a scabies outbreak that has afflicted the inmate population for more than a year.
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REMI Network

India and China dominate city momentum index

Socio-economic and real estate market trends are analyzed to gauge the pace at which cities are attracting people, companies and capital.
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REMI Network

BOMA BEST certifies first building In Mexico

The BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings Certification program is dedicated to assisting property managers and building operators improve their buildings’ environmental performance.
combustible cladding ban

REMI Network

UK combustible cladding ban has loopholes

Builders can use combustible cladding, including on later phases of a multi-building project, if they begin foundation work on a construction site before the last week of February 2019.
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REMI Network

Global green building activity continues to rise

Recent industry research shows green building in 19 countries is poised for strong, rapid growth over the next three years.
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REMI Network

Toronto loses bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters

Amazon has chosen New York City and Arlington, Va., as the locations for its second headquarters out of 20 short-listed cities.
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REMI Network

CBRE enters the flexible office sector

CBRE has launched a subsidiary called Hana that will offer flexible office space for larger corporations beginning in 2019.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

New York targets rent-to-own marketing tactics

Through the option-to-purchase approach, prospective homebuyers remained tenants until the end of the option period, but were induced to waive many of their regulatory protections.