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Statistics Canada – Building construction increased 1.4% in August to $15.5 billion

    Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction increased 1.4% in August to $15.5 billion, with gains in both the residential (+1.8% to $10.6 billion) and non-residential (+0.5% to $4.9 billion)...

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Video purports to show concerns days before Hard Rock hotel collapse in New Orleans

    As reported on, speculation mounted Wednesday about possible causes of the weekend collapse of the half-built Hard Rock Café in New Orleans, reports the CBS affiliate here, WWL-TV. As authorities shifted from rescue...

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New Zealand’s defective concrete crisis revealed by investigators

    As blogged on, new imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel. Concrete investigators say their scanning shows many buildings have...

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Join the building safety community in Las Vegas for the International Code Council Annual Conference

    Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council is hosting its 2019 Annual Conference, Code Hearings, and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 20 – 30, 2019. The event brings together professionals from every sector of...

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Construction industry tinkers with wearable technology to improve safety, cut costs

    As reported in the Hartford Business Journal, when it comes to danger in the workplace, few jobs are more treacherous than those on a construction site. Of the 4,674 private-sector workers who died on the job in 2017, one in...

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Register to Attend: How Innovators Dominate Volatile Markets – Activation 2019

The future is uncertain. Alberta’s economy has taken a big hit over the past few years, resulting in a competitive economy where only the fittest survive. Join industry thought leaders as they discuss what it takes to dominate and remain...

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New Orleans mayor vows ‘relentless’ investigation in deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse

    As reported on ABC News, crews were feverishly working on Sunday to stabilize the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans a day after the building partially collapsed, killing two construction workers, leaving a third trapped in...

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Bed bugs empty federal building in Gatineau for the week

    As reported on CTV News, anxiety is still riding high for federal employees at a government building in Gatineau, shut down because of bed bugs. Employees at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) building at 70...

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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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