2017 Built a Bridge to Innovation: Year in construction 3D printing

Taking a look back at the previous year in the 3D printing world as 2018 rapidly approaches, one of several major themes that emerged was innovation in construction 3D printing. Applications for the technology in the construction industry were on the rise this year, as multiple countries and companies determined the reality of construction-focused additive manufacturing. Within this theme, we discovered a few smaller themes as well, as we look back at a year of construction 3D printing in 2017. Read more.

Smart building tech yields utility savings up to 18%

The smart cities concept is becoming more widely talked about and implemented. In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched its Smart City Challenge, which tasked mid-sized cities with developing ideas for an integrated, smart transportation system that would use data, applications and technology to help people and goods move quickly, cheaply and efficiently. Columbus, OH, emerged as the victor from the 78 cities that applied. Read more.

Legalized pot in Canada worries contractors

Canadian contractors fear the impending legalization of marijuana next year could undermine efforts to cut down on workplace accidents and enforce site safety rules. The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to legalize recreational marijuana, with new rules set to take effect by July 1. Read more.

Law Reform – NB Mechanics’ Lien Act – Feedback Recommended

This is a copy of an email sent from CANB – Moncton Northeast to its Members:

Please find a copy of the Law Reform Notes, Issue 40,  in the following link:  http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ag-pg/PDF/en/LawReform/Notes40.pdf

Please pay particular attention to Note 3 starting on page 4, where the legislative services branch of the Office of the Attorney General has provided information on a law reform project with respect to the Mechanics’ Lien Act.   This is a starting point for the review of the Act, it is still open for suggestions and comments from anyone who wishes to add their voice.

Law Reform is requesting comments be delivered by February 15, 2018.


Nadine Fullarton
CANB-Moncton Northeast / MCA New Brunswick
297 Collishaw Street, Moncton, NB  E1C 9R2
Direct: (506) 857-4128 email: nfullarton@mneca.ca