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EACOM on board with wood mid-rises

EACOM on board with wood mid-rises

Upcoming to changes to Ontario’s building code next year permitting wood frame construction up to six stories was welcomed with open arms by Montreal-based EACOM Timber.

Building code changes coming to permit taller wood buildings

The wood industry is celebrating changes to Ontario Building Code to boost the height of wood frame buildings from four storeys to six. Also known as mid-rises, the code changes go into effect on Jan. 1.
Cement boss not a fan of mid-rise wood buildings

Cement boss not a fan of mid-rise wood buildings

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) says Ontario legislators are putting people’s lives at risk by permitting taller wood-framed buildings.
Study assesses health of Northern downtowns

Study assesses health of Northern downtowns

When it comes to the visibility of Northern Ontario’s five major cities, Glenn Miller wants to retire the tired, old emblems. Loosen the grip on Sudbury’s Big Nickel, he advises; see past the McIntyre headframe in Timmins.
Two-year freeze on fees to give Sudbury builders some breathing room

Two-year freeze on fees to give Sudbury builders some breathing room

Sudbury ’s city council has imposed a two-year freeze on the fees it charges developers to help pay for infrastructure upgrades. The freeze will leave a $2.
Leak prevention system targets oil and gas sector

Leak prevention system targets oil and gas sector

A spinoff from a Sudbury -based company plans to take expertise in rubber-lined piping systems for the mining sector, and expand it to a leak prevention technology for other sectors, such as oil and gas.
Slumping industry can't handle cost hike: developers

Slumping industry can't handle cost hike: developers

More and more houses are being built outside Greater Sudbury to avoid the city’s development charges and other fees.
Condo suites enhancing Sault’s downtown

Condo suites enhancing Sault’s downtown

Boutique-style condominium living in Sault Ste. Marie . That’s how the city’s newest residential development is being marketed to potential buyers, and it’s already getting plenty of attention.

Students stage award-winning engineering bash

Five Confederation College students from the School of Engineering, Technology and Trades were recognized May 26 for their efforts in hosting the 4th Annual Technology Conference and Career Fair in Thunder Bay. The event took place in March.

Inquiry seeks input from building industry

In late fall, the Elliot Lake Inquiry moved into its next phase, hosting a series of roundtable discussions requesting input from design, engineering and building professionals from around the province.