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April 16, 2014

Precast concrete enables net-zero homes

Constructing buildings that produce at least as much energy as they use is still a new concept, especially when working in a cold climate.

April 14, 2014

Insulating concrete forms hailed as efficient solution

A new report shows that insulating concrete forms (ICFs) can be used effectively as walls in building structures.

April 14, 2014

Carbon tax may give unfair advantage to foreign cement

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is disappointed that the B.C. government has failed to address industry concerns about whether the provincial carbon tax is giving foreign cement producers the upper hand.

April 14, 2014

Police investigating suspicious fire at Edmonton site

A fire at a condominium development under construction in Edmonton was set deliberately, which is the second case of arson at a residential site in the southwest of the city in less than a year.

April 14, 2014

Building green with the help of concrete

The building sector, both here and worldwide, is facing an enormous challenge to address our environmental footprint and impact on climate change.

April 14, 2014

Concrete toboggans take the plunge

The 40th anniversary of the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) featured innovative engineering from some of the top university students in the country.

April 14, 2014

Arctic concrete pour defies subzero work conditions

No contractor likes to pour concrete in the middle of winter. For Nahanni Construction of Yellowknife, N.W.T., pouring concrete when it's -50 degrees Celsius outside is par for the course.

April 14, 2014

Future of 77-year-old Pattullo Bridge is still up in the air

The venerable Pattullo Bridge marks its 77th birthday this year and recent reports in Lower Mainland media suggest the old fellow is not in good shape.

April 14, 2014

Concrete industry unites to spread sustainability message

A comprehensive collection of groups have formed the Concrete Council of Canada (CCC), a 14-member bloc that intends to educate the public about the concrete advantage.

April 14, 2014

Concrete eating robot could render rubble recyclable

A robot that "erases" concrete buildings got a thumbs-up from the Industrial Designers Society of America, who gave its designer a gold award in the student category.

April 14, 2014

Reports delve into concrete's role in infrastructure renewal

A recent report by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on the role of concrete in Canadian infrastructure adaptation to changing climatic conditions was scheduled to be delivered to the Cement Association of Canada in early April.

April 14, 2014

Lafarge, Holcim in talks to merge the world's two largest cement companies

Lafarge and Holcim say they are in advanced discussions on a "merger of equals" to create the world's largest cement company with $47 billion in annual sales.

April 9, 2014

Roundtable attempts to balance economy and environment

The B.C. government has established a roundtable of representatives from communities, industry, labour, First Nations and the environmental sector to discuss ways to balance economic development with environmental protection.

April 9, 2014

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 14th, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 14th, 2014.

April 7, 2014

University of Victoria Athletics

The $77 million Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities is taking shape at the University of Victoria.

March 31, 2014

Best wood design honoured at gala

The 10th anniversary of B.C. Wood Design Award recognized leadership and innovation in wood design.

March 26, 2014

Alberta still a heavyweight when it comes to job creation

When it comes to job creation in Canada, there's Alberta and then there's everybody else.

March 24, 2014

Construction is raising the roofs

It's easy to find disagreement in the construction industry about the comparative advantages of green - or vegetated - roofs and white roofs. As often happens, though, the argument is among those who have vested interests in one or the other, plus a tendency to believe that even in the world of roofing, one size fits all.

March 24, 2014

Gas line strike in Vancouver forces evacuation of area

An excavator involved in the construction of a highrise tower in downtown Vancouver severed a gas line, which resulted in the evacuation of surrounding buildings.

March 24, 2014

Five-storey Student Union Building taking shape at UBC

The construction site of the new Student Union Building (SUB) on the Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a busy place these days.

March 24, 2014

Push to get youth into trades experiencing growing pains

With an expected shortage of more than 30,000 skilled workers and less than one in 30 high school students entering the trades after graduation, the B.C. construction industry has been encouraging more young people to enter the skilled trades.

March 24, 2014

Convention Centre Expansion

Construction is underway on the expansion of the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

March 19, 2014

University adding five-storey facility

The Alberta government is planning to invest $30 million over the next three years for the construction of a centre for arts and culture at Grant MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton.

March 19, 2014

Dover oilsands project approved

The Alberta cabinet has approved the Dover oilsands project, a joint-venture between Athabasca Oil Corp. and a Canadian unit of PetroChina.

March 19, 2014

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of March 24th, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of March 24th, 2014.

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