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January 24, 2019

Almost non-existent a decade ago, tall timber towers taking root across Canada

Defying the skeptics, towers that use cross-laminated timber are digging in in cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, with more to come

Canada's Arctic infrastructure must be fortified against climate change, study says

The analysis shows vital infrastructure to the northern coast is under threat as temperatures rise and the permafrost supporting roads retreats

Alberta government to partially backstop construction of $2B bitumen upgrader

Premier Rachel Notley said the project to build an upgrader facility east of Edmonton is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs during construction
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U.K. construction worker wrecks hotel lobby with mini excavator [WATCH]

The worker rams the compact machine through the front entrance of a Travelodge in Liverpool, England and proceeds to tear the reception area apart before fleeing the scene on foot » Read More

CFIB hands out mock red tape ‘award’ to B.C. for rules on public construction projects

The framework made the list of mock award winners for imposing “overly restrictive rules” on construction firms working on provincial infrastructure projects » Read More

Takeuchi releases TB250-2 compact excavator

Weighing 5-tons, the excavator is designed for a range of applications, including landscaping and general contracting. Features include a long arm with integrated thumb mount and a max dig depth of 12 ft 4.8 in » Read More

Hyundai HL975 wheel loader offers high horsepower, large bucket capacity

The wheel loader is powered by the Cummins QSG12 engine, producing 331 net hp. It is equipped with a standard 6.3 yd3 bucket and has a standard operating weight of 58,420 lb and a rated tipping load of 44,090 lb » Read More

Canadian Concrete Expo

Date: Feb. 6-7
Location: Toronto, ON
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BUILDEX Vancouver

Date: February 13-14
Location: Vancouver, BC
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The First Nations Housing Conference

Date: February 26-28
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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