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National Institute of Building Sciences Unveils National BIM Guide for Owners

Following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill BIM requirements for a typical project.

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Naturehumaine upgrades Montreal residences with new brickwork and a white roof extension

Canadian firm Naturehumaine has renovated and extended a 1920s residential building in Montreal, adding a white-clad upper level to the old brick structure.

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The Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario announces new certification policy

The Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario ( AATO )  now has  Certification Policy in place so that applicants who can confirm having attained the highest level of membership within the Ontario Association of Applied Architectural Science ( OAAAS ), as “Licensed Technologist OAA”, shall be classified as Architectural Technologist  within  the  AATO and  without  additional  upgrading  requirements.

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A $42-million expansion set to begin this year at Lambton College

The expansion will connect to the existing building on two levels, and include a large new gymnasium and fitness facilities, along with a lecture theatre and state-of-the-art facilities for health science students, and research.

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Architects say that Trump's $25 billion wall would be nearly impossible to build

Business Insider consulted a few architects to get some perspective on the wall question. They say the project would be nearly impossible. Here are their reasons.

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Boom or ?: Shenzhen China built more skyscrapers in 2016 than the entire U.S.

I drove through Shenzhen in early November to see for myself all the construction cranes dotting the landscape and must sau it was quite amazing.

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Architects and urban planners have their ideas on how Trump should spend the $1 trillion on America's infrastructure

In late January, Donald Trump will become the president of the United States. One major piece of his plan for the new administration is spending $1 trillion on infrastructure.

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Top 12 apps architects can use on a construction site

ArchDaily.com has put together a series of helpful apps for the development and management of construction projects from digital measuring tools to instant software-generated reports of work progress.

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Unique Canadian house gets international acclaim

A home design inspired by Nova Scotia’s rugged environment has won several awards and is gaining international attention.

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Chinese materials giant to build six prefab home factories in UK

A major Chinese building materials company has become the latest player to tackle the UK housing crisis with an unprecedented plan to build six prefabricated home factories that will pump out 25,000 low-energy dwellings a year.

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The 22 most beautiful buildings in the world according to architects

Here are 22 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

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A look at 10 materials that may revolutionize the construction industry

Cement that can generate light? Concrete for building on Mars? Translucent wood? Biodegradable furniture? Pollution absorbing bricks? At first, it sounds crazy but these are only some of the research projects taking place around the world in order to take the construction industry to the next level. 

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District of Lillooet approves gingerbread house design just in time for Christmas

DoL building official Tom Willey says he’s happy with the changes made to the design for the gingerbread house at Abundance Artisan Bakery and is now ready to officially sign off on the drawings. 

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10 companies thriving in the smart building sector

Leading manufacturers are working diligently to instrument and automate their systems through IoT hardware and software, so that commercial buildings can respond better to environmental stimuli or a company’s energy efficiency policies

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First Gulf's 22-storey office building in downtown Toronto gets another step towards full approval

The proposal met with approval from City Planning and Community Council, but failed to be approved at City Council due to unresolved noise and air emission issues with respect to the neighbouring buildings. 

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