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BLOG: Building Futures and Rethinking Construction: an evolution from site-built to off-site construction at the International Wood Symposium

Stephen Good, chief executive of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland gave a talk entitled Building futures/rethinking construction at the International Wood Symposium in Vancouver. Good started off as a Glasgow architect for about 10 years, running domestic, healthcare and s...

BLOG: UK Experience in Mid-Rise Solid Timber Buildings at the International Wood Symposium

Liam Dewar, the director of Eurban Limited in London, England discussed midrise solid-timber construction at the International Wood Symposium in Vancouver, B.C. His talk, UK Experience in Mid-Rise Solid Timber Buildings, included bringing delegates up to speed on the solid wood building industry in ...

BLOG: Value both offsite and onsite

Lorne Derkson, president of Alliance Truss Group, gave a talk titled "Offsite vs. Onsite – understanding value" on Jan. 29 at the Wood Works! BC Wood Symposium. He was the first speaker for the Off-Site Construction from a Manufacturer's Viewpoint seminar. His company started supplying off-site fra...

BLOG: The George Massey Tunnel at Transportation Conference 2015

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project technical director Neil Valsangkar spoke about the work being done on the George Massey Tunnel to attendees of Transportation Conference 2015, held by the B.C. chapter of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies on January 28th in Burnaby, B.C. Geo...

BLOG: The Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Vote

Interim executive director of the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation Michael Buda was the keynote speaker at Transportation Conference 2015, held on January 28 in downtown Burnaby, British Columbia. Buda began by explaining that population in the Lower Mainland will swell over coming decades...

BLOG: Managing and meeting the transport needs of a growing region

BC Transit president and CEO Manuel Achadinha spoke to the audience at Transportation Conference 2015 in downtown Burnaby, B.C. about managing the growth of future integrated transportation networks. Achadinha began by saying the biggest challenge when managing growth is gridlock and congestion. Wit...

BLOG: Public-private partnerships discussion at ACEC-BC Transportation Conference 2015

Amanda Farrell, CEO of Partnerships BC, is discussing public-private partnerships at the ACEC-BC 2015 Transportation Conference 2015 in Burnaby, B.C. She started by describing Partnerships BC as a procurement manager. The Crown Corporation is involved with education, transit, water treatment, socia...

Oilsands giant Cenovus braces for a tough year with $700 million spending cut

Oilsands giant Cenovus Energy Inc. is bracing for a prolonged stretch of low oil prices, announcing Wednesday it's taking $700 million out of its 2015 budget, released just a month and a half ago. The Calgary-based company said its budget for this year now sits at between $1.8 billion and $2 billi...

Workers injured in refinery blast want WCB backing in civil lawsuit

Workers who were hurt in a massive explosion at Regina's Co-op Refinery more than four years ago are asking the Workers' Compensation Board for the right to sue for damages. Four workers and their families filed a lawsuit in October 2013, alleging they experienced severe emotional distress and anxie...

$23 million contract awarded to widen B.C. highway east of Kamloops

A $23.4-million contract has been awarded to Emil Anderson Construction Inc. of Kelowna to four-lane a section of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Kamloops, British Columbia. Work is anticipated to begin in spring 2015 and be finished by the fall of 2016.The second and final phase of the Pritchard t...

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