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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 TRENDING STORIES
1. UBC library facility takes a page from Harvard
The University of British Columbia (UBC) has taken a page from Harvard with its Library Preservations and Archives (Library PARC). The new facility uses a model developed at the Massachusetts-based Ivy League school that extends the shelf life of books from 30 years in a typical collections environment to 300 years in a low-humidity, low-temperature environment.
 
2. Office condos set commanding pace
Office condos in Toronto and Vancouver are setting a competitive pace as lease rates continue to rise in these expensive urban centres.
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3. Federal prompt payment bill accelerates
The Canada Prompt Payment Act, also known as Bill S-244, is closer to ensuring that contractors and sub-contractors on federal construction projects are paid promptly.
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4. OCAD U to undergo $27-mill expansion
Ontario is investing $27 million to support the expansion and modernization of OCAD University’s campus, located along McCaul and Duncan Streets, in downtown Toronto.
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5. Push for adoption of biophilic design
Recent studies show why designing for human wellbeing is becoming more important than ever.
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