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Restoration artist calls on the past to restore for the future

When developers, museums and restoration contractors require specialized painting, they often contact decorative painter and restoration artist Lori Le Mare. The Hamilton resident has been a decorative painter for 27 years, but has placed an increased focus on the restoration side for the past decad...

Conestoga College gets "heavy" with operator program

Less than six months ago, Melissa Anderson was dressed in business clothes in her position as an executive assistant at the University of Waterloo. Now she is wearing a hard hat and safety boots and learning how to operate heavy equipment. "I was in administration for 25 years and liked my job. But ...

Brick and stonemason apprentices build experience

Restoring heritage buildings is more than just a job for third-year brick and stonemason apprentices Nate Lyons-Fisher and Brian Shepherd. Both work for Toronto-based Historic Restoration Inc. and it may be safe to suggest their fellow employees and colleagues in other restoration firms share their ...

Wheels get rolling on new Sunnyside Bike Park

September 20th marked the official opening of Sunnyside Bike Park, Toronto’s first official off-road bike park, located near the shore of Lake Ontario, west of High Park. It was also the 50th park either built or designed by Jay Hoots, considered the most experienced bike park designer in North Amer...

Ready for my close-up… EarthCam transforms construction projects

Live on the web via EarthCam, it’s Times Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown Tokyo and... Toronto’s Canary District construction project? New Jersey-based EarthCam has come a long way since 1996, when it primarily provided world city webcam feeds as Internet entertainment. Today, it provides a ...

Building terror — a guide to construction-themed horror films

On Halloween, why settle for generic horror movies when we’ve selected a slate of frightening films dedicated specifically to the construction industry? While the noble construction workers featured in these films often strike heroic poses and vanquish evil, the tables are sometimes turned as constr...

3-D sea: Setting sail with state-of-the-art maritime simulator building

With vessels routinely plying the rough waters around Newfoundland’s offshore oil platforms, energy companies are relying on simulators to train a ship’s crews. Currently, they're encountering considerable expense in sending students to facilities outside Canada. Some of those training needs will ...

Construction Corner: Cities need financial tools to build

The mayoral election victory of John Tory in Toronto a few days ago does several things. It puts an end to the circus that was Toronto city council during the four-year tenure of Rob Ford. It puts a stamp of approval on Tory's plan for financing mass transit expansion. And it will shine a spotligh...

BuildForce innovates to deliver improved outreach

Since its April 2013 launch, BuildForce Canada has worked hard to establish itself as Canada’s top labour market information provider and is continuing that momentum with several new initiatives this fall. "It's been a really busy year and we are looking forward to continuing to provide the constr...

Civil infrastructure career opportunities on display

Approximately 80 Niagara Region Grade 11 and 12 students — including between 10 to 15 females — received an upfront tour of construction sites in their area in early October, as part of the region’s first-ever Construction Day event. Highlights included a visit to a new home site, watching a bridge ...

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