Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Is cross-laminated timber the concrete of the future?

As reported on, concrete, an essential building material, has for decades offered us the possibility of shaping our cities quickly and effectively, allowing them to rapidly expand into urban peripheries and reach heights previously...

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Report on comments toward development of 2021 UPC and UMC now available for online download

Ontario, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2019) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), developer of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), has posted online the 2019 Report on Comments (ROC)...

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Prototype house is 3D-printed in just 12 hours

As blogged on New Atlas, the widespread adoption of 3D-printed construction seems more a case of when rather than if, and so far we've seen houses, a castle, and even a military barracks created using the promising tech. The latest notable...

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Register to attend: First Active House Symposium in North America – September 16 – 17 in Toronto

The 7th Active House Symposium will be held for the first time in North America in Toronto on September 16-17 at Evergreen Brick Works.  Active House is an international building practice that is based on a balanced and holistic approach to...

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IAPMO introduces Plumbing Systems Interactive workshop

Mokena, Ill. (Aug. 19, 2019) — IAPMO Training and Education is excited to introduce the new Plumbing Systems Interactive Workshop, a fun, hands-on course that teaches the effective uses of four basic plumbing systems, why/where/when to use each,...

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ASSE International publishes two new listing evaluation criteria documents for drinking water treatment systems

Mokena, Ill. (Aug. 19, 2019) — ASSE International has published two new Listing Evaluation Criteria (LEC) documents – ASSE LEC 2004-2019, Drinking Water Treatment Systems Using Air as a Source, and ASSE LEC 2006-2019, Point of Entry Reverse...

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Tesla launches solar rental service in the United States – solar panel system for $50 per month

As blogged on, Tesla is launching today a solar rental service – a brand new way to get a solar panel system on your roof for as little as $50 per month without any long-term contract. SolarCity pioneered new models to sell solar...

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Vancouver Island construction activity continues on upward trajectory in 2019

Victoria, BC (August 16, 2019) – At $648.1 million, building permits across Vancouver Island continued on an upward trajectory, rising six per cent in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter. Residential permits increased 19 per...

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Planning your fall schedule? Make sure to attend the Green Building Festival October 8 in Toronto

Register today for the best rate of only $225! Hear truly innovative approaches, speakers & projects, and earn 5.5 education units for $225 at the 2019 Green Building Festival It's only 8 weeks until the 2019 Green Building Festival, and...

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