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Architects, engineers and the wood industry celebrated upcoming changes to the Ontario Building Code permitting the construction of wood framed buildings up to six stories.
Ontario breaks the timber ceilingA silent cheer went up in John Stephenson’s office with the news in late September that six-storey wood-framed buildings will be permitted in Ontario starting in January.“We’ve been waiting for this with baited breath for quite a while,” said Stephenson, a partner with the award-winning FORM Architecture Engineering of Thunder Bay.“As a designer of wood buildings, I’m itching to roll up my sleeves.”Many architects, engineers and wood industry types were celebrating changes to the Ontario Buildi...


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Kovit Engineering acquired by Finnish mining supplier
Finland’s Outotec has acquired Kovit Engineering of Sudbury.Outotec is a mineral processing manufacturer based in Espoo. Kovit specializes in surface and underground mine tailings solutions and has 30 specialists in Sudbury.In an Aug. 13 release, Outotec said the acquisition complements its de...
Penguin ships robot to Chile’s Andina Mine
Penguin Automated Systems Inc. has shipped the world’s first hangup assessment and removal robotic system to Codelco’s Andina Mine in Chile.Built by Penguin at its sprawling manufacturing centre in Naughton, 20 kilometres west of Sudbury, the robotic system features an arm that extends 15 feet ...
Development introducing condos to Temiskaming
A residential development planned for New Liskeard is offering residents a new housing option, while potentially adding significant revenue to the municipality’s tax base.Beach Garden Condominiums is a proposed 82-home waterfront residential development, encompassing 19 single-home dwellings a...
Laurentian Engineering makes its mark
It’s easy enough to illustrate the amazing growth of Laurentian University’s Bharti School of Engineering with a recitation of its skyrocketing enrolment numbers, but nothing speaks to the school’s stature as an academic powerhouse as eloquently as the awards its junior and senior teams took h...


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