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Workers Wanted

Throughout North America, the impact of the skilled labour shortage in the construction industry has continued to plague the sector since the Great Recession in the mid-2000s, when approximately 2 million construction workers were laid off.

Rebuilding the Construction Industry’s Labour Force
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Working Smarter

In North America and around the world, the construction industry uses tremendous amounts of materials and has for years been one of the biggest generators of waste material. In fact, some estimates state building materials account for half of all solid waste generated worldwide…

Construction Demolition, Re-Use and Recycling
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The Old and the New… and the New Again

Architecture is among the most prevalent and public of all artistic disciplines. By simply walking through a neighbourhood, an array of architectural styles can often be seen, and yet the artistry and historical significance of these designs often falls on blind eyes.

North American Architecture
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A Quality Name in Tarring Services

Len Riegler Blacktop is a case study in hard work, dedication and quality relationships. A closer look at the firm proves that there is still room in the market for small businesses with the right outlook to expand and take on the big ones.

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Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

Living Life Smarter, not Harder
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Safety Culture

Since the nineteenth century, trade unions and professional organizations have played an influential role in establishing standards and laws that protect and improve the well-being of workers around the world. Workplace safety and well-being initiatives have come a long way, but there is still a great deal of work to be done.

Promoting Superior Performance through Wellbeing
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Sprawling Cities

Urban sprawl can be a good indicator of growth and development but requires foresight. As cities continue to swell outwards, it is important to understand what causes this phenomenon and what its implications are.

The Upward and Outward Debate
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There’s no Place like Home

This direct link between the built environment and wellbeing is especially true of the family and the space in which they live. And these conditions can be maximized to promote lives well lived.

Designing for the Whole Family
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The Future of Construction Technology

General contractor and design-build specialist Vandervert Construction has been known for quality private commercial projects since 1975. From its humble roots forty-two years ago, the company has grown, is thriving and now employs sixty people.

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The Voice of the Construction and Demolition Recycling Industry

The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) is the voice of the construction and demolition recycling industry in the US. With a mission to promote and defend the environmentally sound recycling of construction and demolition material through a diverse and unified voice of members committed to sustainability, the CDRA provides advocacy, information, and many other benefits to its members.

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