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Inside the transformation of Halifax's Pier 21
Last year, Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 officially reopened with two permanent exhibitions and new rental space following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion. Today the transformation supports the institution in telling both local and national stories of newcomers to the country under its increased mandate.
Energy guideline targets historical buildings
ASHRAE is targeting energy reduction in historic buildings, with a new proposed standard open for public comment until May 2, 2016.
Ontario invests in long-term care home renos
Ontario is investing in upgrades to over 300 long-term care homes that are eligible to receive a construction funding subsidy.
Eight winter maintenance tips
Canadian winters are no walk in the park. From gusting winds to heavy snow falls, the weather this time of year can be hard on buildings. But there are some steps property managers can take to guard against the potential damages of extreme weather.
Saskatchewan voters support P3s
During Saskatchewan's recent election, citizens supported the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to design, build, finance, and in some cases, maintain and operate large and complicated infrastructure projects.
York U celebrates opening of engineering facility
York University recently celebrated the grand opening of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, a facility that will help engineering students develop the specialized skills and knowledge required to compete for in-demand positions.

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B.C. enhances women-in-trades mentorship
British Columbia is investing $750,000 in both a women-in-trades mentorship program and to improve skill development for all apprentices in B.C.’s construction sector.
OAA's 2016 Design Excellence award winners
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has selected 10 recipients of this year’s Design Excellence award, the largest category of the annual OAA Awards.

When to replace task chairs in the workplace
Most employers do not yet have widespread capacity for sit-to-stand workstations. As a result, far more emphasis needs to be placed on selecting and the ongoing use of an ergonomic chair.
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