Sunday, April 21, 2019

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This MIT team is reinventing building by looking at the ancient world

    As blogged on Fast Company, today, construction workers rely on cranes to lift the big slabs of concrete and other materials that go into many commercial building projects. But it hasn’t always been that way; for thousands of...

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Register to Attend – Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs

How do you attach cladding over exterior insulation? Do unvented roofs work? Is spray foam the solution? Join the authors of BC Housing’s guide to R22+ effective walls and guide to R30+ effective roofs for a morning of learning about how to...

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Architects DCA Blog: Accessibility in the built environment | CBC Ottawa Morning

By Toon Dreessen, Architects DCA   On Monday, March 11 2019, the Honorable David Onley former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, slammed the Province of Ontario for failing to reach accessibility goals. He noted that unnecessary barriers...

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A new recruitment tool for construction – the joystick

    As reported in The New York Times, plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of...

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association files lawsuit over Quayside project

    As reported on CTV News, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association launched a lawsuit Tuesday against all three levels of government involved in a bid to bring a high-tech neighbourhood to Toronto's downtown core. Federal,...

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Debut Clean Energy District Heating Area to feature at next month’s ISH China & CIHE

    Asia’s leading trade event for the HVAC industry returns to Beijing next month with a strong focus on eco-friendly products and technologies, including a new Clean Energy District Heating Area. Running from 6 – 8 May, the fair...

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Augmented Reality – The Future of Building

    As blogged on InterestingEngineering.com, Augmented Reality (AR), also known as spatial computing, is rapidly growing and expanding into countless business and industrial applications. Spatial computing is used as a broad term...

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These architectural arches are grown in a lab

    As blogged on FastCompany.com, mushrooms have become many designers’ favorite food. But not because of how they taste: the root of mushrooms, called mycelium, can be used to make an organic material that’s sturdy enough...

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Governments can lead construction into the digital era

    As blogged on McKinsey.com, an industry notorious for cost and time overruns, the construction sector can capture significant efficiencies by adopting new technologies. While many executives acknowledge the potential of new...

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