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WASTE AND RECYCLING EXPO CANADA / MUNICIPAL EQUIPMENT EXPO CANADA

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As Canada’s ONLY trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada are pleased to announce their move to Niagara Falls for the 20th edition, October 25 – 26, 2017, hosted at Scotiabank Convention Centre.

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May, 2017
Marriott hotels turn to prefab for more efficient construction


The prefab option appeals to Marriott primarily for economic reasons: When building dozens of structures a year, it has the potential to be cheaper and more efficient—especially since the buildings across Marriott’s brands follow essentially the same layout. 

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May, 2017
A look at the winners of the 2017 Alberta Steel Design Awards


The 2017 Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence showcased exceptional steel design for projects in 6 categories at the awards gala May 4th in Edmonton.

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May, 2017
Martensgroup Joins Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning


MartensGroup is led by Principal Sharon Martens and Senior Associates Kim Green and Douglas Niwa. The MartensGroup team will bring design leadership, innovation and technical expertise to serve our local and national clients.

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May, 2017
Government of Canada Celebrates Milestone for Tallest Wood Condo Building in North America


The tallest wood-constructed condominium in North America, project Origine includes a 12-storey wood structure on top of a one-storey concrete podium, and stores 2,065 tonnes of carbon in its wood. 

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May, 2017
1st Certified Passive House PLUS slated to start construction in Vancouver


The City of Vancouver is getting it's first building achieving the stringent Passive House PLUS standard combining highest energy efficiency and electric energy production in a progressive designed single family residence.

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May, 2017
A look at the 24 Ugliest Skyscrapers in the World


As such, AD rounds up the 24 ugliest skyscrapers from around the world, ones that began with high intentions but eventually didn't quite meet the mark.

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May, 2017
A look at the proposed design for the Obama presidential center in Chicago


The museum, housing exhibition space as well as education and meeting rooms, will be the tallest of the three structures, reaching as high as 180 feet. It will be clad in a light-colored stone and will serve as a 'lantern' for the complex.

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May, 2017
Visit a 6,000 sq.ft.BONE Structure home which is 100% off the grid


All BONE Structure homes are designed and assembled using a patented steel construction technology inspired by the aerospace industry. 

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May, 2017
Strange but True: Architects want to put skyscrapers inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees


Four South Korean architects say the Sequoia's massive size would make them perfect homes for skyscrapers. 

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April, 2017
Report: Building Information Modeling (BIM) Market Worth 7.64 Billion USD by 2022


The growth of the BIM market for industrial application is attributed to the fact that building information modeling provides digital prototyping analysis and simulation, thereby shortening the construction period while consistently improving productivity and reducing risks associated with construction projects in the industrial sector.

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April, 2017
Heritage panel approves most recent design for Somerset House in Ottawa


The latest renovation concept for the historic Somerset House received approval from the city’s heritage panel Thursday, but members walked away, again, with no indication of when the work would be done.

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April, 2017
A look at an incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world


Designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski proposed the Mashambas Skyscraper for rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa as a means to bring a “green revolution” to impoverished small farmers.

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April, 2017
A Chinese developer is building a $100 billion project in Malaysia


The $100 billion metropolis, called Forest City, is being built by Chinese developer Country Garden. The developers bill it as 'a dream paradise for all mankind.'

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April, 2017
RAIC names recipient of the Innovation in Architecture Award


A luminous worship space designed and built with the creative use of computer modeling, measuring, and fabrication software, and custom glass, has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture Award for 2017.  

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