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New report outlines economic benefits for communities that adopt the International Plumbing Code

    Washington, D.C. – Today the International Code Council released “The Economic Impact of the International Plumbing Code,” a study by Hatch and Henderson Engineers that provides a comparative analysis of model plumbing...

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Tech trends reframing architectural design

    As blogged on Business in Vancouver, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data are reframing the operations of an industry often thought of as a technological laggard. Those technologies are also fundamentally...

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Procore Introduces Product Advancements at Groundbreak 2019 to Connect Everyone in Construction on a Global Platform

CARPINTERIA, Calif., October 8, 2019 – Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today welcomed over 4,000 construction professionals to Groundbreak, the company’s annual conference that brings together...

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Deadline to submit abstracts for 7th EWTS extended to November 29

Ontario, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019) — The deadline to submit an abstract for the seventh biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), to be held May 12-13, 2020, in San Antonio, has been extended to Friday, Nov. 29. While all abstracts are...

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Manitoba government looks at selling off provincially owned Amphibex machines

    As reported in the Winnipeg Sun, the Manitoba government is seeking private-sector ideas for ice-jam mitigation that could lead it to sell off provincially owned Amphibex machines. A new request for information (RFI) notes the...

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Report on infrastructure calls for greater and urgent investment in core works, says CCA

OTTAWA, October 8, 2019 – Canada’s public infrastructure requires urgent attention in the coming decades in order to reverse the current state of disrepair, according to the 2019 edition of the Canadian Infrastructure Report Card...

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Building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rise in August

    Statistics Canada reports that the value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 6.1% to $9.0 billion in August, largely because of increases in multi-family and industrial permits. Gains were reported in seven...

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Smart cities are creating a mass surveillance nightmare

    As reported in the Daily Beast, more than a million New Yorkers could soon willingly agree to carry a government-issued tracking device, whether they realize it or not. That’s the proposal from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who...

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Top 5 best ways to implement BIM on a construction site

Changing needs of construction industry has increased the use of BIM. BIM offers a range of appealing benefits like improved collaboration and coordination between different stakeholders of the same project, streamlined processes, and reduced...

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