The first span of two new bridge crossings over a busy rail corridor in Toronto was installed recently and, once complete, the Garrison Crossing pedestrian and cycle bridge will create a much-needed connection between Trinity Bellwoods Park in the north and the Fort York grounds in the south. Read more.
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The windows of many cars and buildings often are tinted with a film that shuts out unnecessary sunlight, an energy efficiency measure that helps lower heating and cooling costs. Other types of environmentally friendly windows feature a coating of see-through solar cells that transform the windows into mini generators of electricity. But you probably won’t […]
In 1974, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, the brilliant mind behind 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood’s End, gave an interview in which he described our modern Internet with eerie accuracy: being able to access bank records, book theater tickets, and more all from a small console (though he didn’t mention smart phones). Like […]
NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, which kicked off in 2015, is now well into its third and final phase. The latest stage has awarded five teams a share of US$100,000 in prize money for the best virtual models ahead of the hard part, 3D-printing scale models of their designs. Read more.
Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and tech investment. Investment in AEC firms—architecture, engineering, and construction—have blossomed in the last few years, as a once low-tech, staid industry begins to feel the full impact of digital technology, especially when it comes to […]
The impending legalization of marijuana is heightening scrutiny of the TTC’s random drug testing policy, with critics warning that transit workers could be unfairly penalized for ingesting a soon-to-be legal substance outside of work. Read more.
Canada, like many other jurisdictions around the world, is considering mechanisms to ensure the orderly and timely building of federal construction projects by ensuring that cash flows down the construction pyramid quickly. Read more.
Please be advised that for the month of September 2018, the Nova Scotia Departmentof Labour and Advanced Education’s Occupational Health and Safety Division will againbe focusing activity on “Safe Road Work”. Like previous years, OHS Divisional staff willbe travelling Nova Scotia roads throughout the Province, visiting “road work” job sites toensure compliance with legislative responsibilities […]
A panel of industry experts sees the future of construction as a mix of new technology and new values. A discussion panel titled Let’s Talk About Technology, held at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club and presented by construction software firm Procore Technologies gathered together several different firms who have moved to adopt technological innovation to, as […]
An unfortunate fact of the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry is that, between every stage of the process—from planning and design to construction and operations—critical data is lost. The reality is, when you move data between phases of, say, the usable lifecycle of a bridge, you end up shuttling that data back and forth […]