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© Can Stock Photo Inc. / Rigucci It’s boom times ahead for the BC construction industry, says Manley McLachlan, president of the BC Construction Association. “BC’s construction industry is heading into one of the most growth-...
What is a sheet metal worker?What do sheet metal workers do? The trade is diverse and varied, requiring a specific and technical skill set. From a practical angle, sheet metal workers use metal to create roofs, siding, ventilation / heating / air-...
Henry Nutt is not afraid of change. In fact, he may be its biggest advocate, at least at Southland Industries in Union City, California, where he is general sheet metal superintendent and bona fide lean construction advocate. Southland Industries is...
The journal Science published the latest development in Michael Grätzel’s laboratory at EPFL: producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. By combining a pair of solar cells made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes,...
A Chinese company has successfully 3D-printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100-square-meter villa from a special print material. While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has...
The construction industry has no shortage of hazards, obvious and underlying. Airborne pollutants are a constant concern with comprehensive, evolving safety measures developed to mitigate the effects of things like silica and asbestos. Now there...
Canada is lucky to have a large supply of energy resources at its disposal. Compared to a lot of the world our energy is relatively inexpensive and is well distributed. Let’s look at a quick comparison: in 2013 the electricity rates in Denmark...
HVAC Contractor: Crosstown Metal Industries, Inc.Prime Mechanical Contractor: Alpha Mechanical Contracting, Ltd.Architect: MCM Partnership ArchitectsMechanical Consultant: Integral Group Vancouver Aquarium is undergoing a phased, $100-million...
Weather protection, aesthetic beauty, element resistance—a solid exterior offers many things, but improved air quality? Italian architecture firm Nemesi & Partners has unveiled a revolutionary facade material that purifies smog, creating a...
COLOGNE, Germany – Almost two-thirds of large supermarkets surveyed in northern and western European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, according to a new report issued by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration in Europe....