Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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First US steel plants powered by wind, solar energy are opening in the near future

    The steel industry has a massive carbon footprint, as much as 6% to 7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rocky Mountain Institute study. A new Nucor steel microplant in Missouri is trying to put a dent...

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Building home for intellectually disabled a special experience for all

    The shell of a three-storey building in Harbour Landing rings with excited voices and laughter, a taste of what is to come once construction is complete and 10 adults with disabilities move in. Large windows in the 10...

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Statistics Canada – Building permits decreased 1.5% to $8.3 billion in October

    Statistics Canada reports that the total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 1.5% to $8.3 billion in October. Declines were reported in five provinces, with the largest decrease in British...

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Squamish’s first multi-family passive house aims to inspire more passive homes in town

    The door is heavy, and closes firmly as you step into the TarsemHaus townhouses at 1009 Aspen Road.  The new construction, slated to be completed in February, opens the door to multi-family passive houses in...

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NYC to require ‘bird-friendly’ glass on new construction

    New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every...

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Survey: Three in five Canadians support construction of new pipelines

    Days after shovels hit the ground in Alberta on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new survey suggests the majority of Canadians support the construction of new pipelines. The survey, commissioned by CTV News and...

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Webinar January 30: Building Smart with Seismic Requirements for Part 9 Buildings

Why do wood frame buildings stand up in earthquakes? What makes some fall? How do the Part 9 prescriptive provisions for lateral load resistance help ensure that your building will resist the next seismic event?  These questions and many more will...

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Perkins and Will designs modular, affordable housing for the homeless

    In response to the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, Perkins and Will’s Los Angeles studio has proposed DOME, a stackable, modular furniture system that would provide affordable and flexible interim housing for the...

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IAPMO Publishes IAPMO/ISO 30500 as National Adoption Standard for the US and Canada

Ontario, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has published ANSI/CAN/IAPMO/ISO 30500:2019, Non-Sewered Sanitation Systems — Prefabricated Integrated Treatment Units — General Safety...

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