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cbc.ca - Pam Berman - Halifax awards $288M tender to construct composting facility
Halifax awards $288M tender to construct composting facility
CBC

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email Halifax has awarded a $288-million tender to Harbour City Resources to build and operate a new composting facility over 25 years. The new plant will replace the two aging systems operating in…

crunchbase.com - Sophia Kunthara - Exclusive: Construction Tech Startup Soil Connect Raises $3.25M Seed Round
Exclusive: Construction Tech Startup Soil Connect Raises $3.25M Seed Round
Crunchbase

Soil Connect, a startup creating a marketplace for soil and aggregates, announced $3.25 million in seed funding on Wednesday. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily The company connects people and businesses with soil and aggregates–such as…

archdaily.com - Jared Green - Christiana Figueres: A Net-Zero Future Is Now Under Construction
Christiana Figueres: A Net-Zero Future Is Now Under Construction
ArchDaily

“When there is a convergence of crises, like we have now, there needs to be a convergence of solutions,” argued Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the 2020…

mlive.com - Brian McVicar | bmcvicar@mlive.com - Amplify GR seeking $2.2M in incentives to demolish vacant factory, construct office building
Amplify GR seeking $2.2M in incentives to demolish vacant factory, construct office building
mlive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A community development group plans to demolish a vacant industrial building on Grand Rapids' Southeast Side and replace it with a new office building for a data management company. Amplify GR is asking the city of Grand…

un.org - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
United Nations

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labour…

whyy.org - Emily Scott - Philadelphia moves toward creating a new construction tax and delaying abatement change
Philadelphia moves toward creating a new construction tax and delaying abatement change
WHYY

City Council is close to an agreement on legislation that would create a new tax on residential construction and push back a change to the city's most controversial development subsidy — the 10-year abatement. The residential tax abatement…

gazette.com - Rich Laden - Colorado Springs-area home construction soars to 15-year high
Colorado Springs-area home construction soars to 15-year high
Colorado Springs Gazette

The pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding has climbed to a level not seen since before the Great Recession and shows no signs of slowing, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Through the first 11 months of 2020, the Pikes Peak Regional…

cnbc.com - Jessica Bursztynsky - Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest tech company to leave Silicon Valley, and is moving to Houston
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest tech company to leave Silicon Valley, and is moving to Houston
CNBC

Published Tue, Dec 1 2020 4:09 PM EST Hewlett Packard Enterprise is relocating its headquarters to Houston, Texas. The company is currently constructing a new campus. The coronavirus pandemic has given a number of tech companies, and prominent…

businessgreen.com - Construction begins on pioneering CO2 removal plant in the Icelandic tundra
Construction begins on pioneering CO2 removal plant in the Icelandic tundra
Business Green

Construction has begun on a pioneering new plant that will directly capture carbon dioxide from the air and store it in subterranean wells deep in Icelandic basalt, Climeworks, the pioneering firm behind the project, announced today. Once complete…

ajc.com - Road closed for Locust Grove construction
Road closed for Locust Grove construction
ajc

A portion of Colvin Drive in Locust Grove has been closed for construction and is expected to remain that way for a while. According to a statement released by the city, the closure was scheduled to begin the morning of Nov. 30 with signs…

onlinenewsbuzz.com - Puja Joshi - How Precast Concrete is Changing the Construction Industry
How Precast Concrete is Changing the Construction Industry
Online News Buzz

Precast concrete was used in construction as early as Ancient Roman times, but in the past few years, it has enjoyed a major resurgence thanks to the many advantages it offers compared to traditional construction. Precast concrete has innovated the…

prweb.com - StructionSite Adds New Enterprise Agreements With PCL Construction and
StructionSite Adds New Enterprise Agreements With PCL Construction and
PRWeb

This strong market traction shows the breadth and depth of StructionSite's reach across the construction industry. StructionSite, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent project tracking software for the construction industry, today announced…

staradvertiser.com - Star-Advertiser staff - Letters: Grow food on ag land, not more solar panels; Trump has failed to fight COVID-19; Rail serves construction industry, not the public
Letters: Grow food on ag land, not more solar panels; Trump has failed to fight COVID-19; Rail serves construction industry, not the public
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

I agree 100% with Kioni Dudley's commentary (“We need more farming, not fields covered with solar panels,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, Nov. 26). Farmland is critical in Hawaii, especially considering we import 90% of the food we…

greencarcongress.com - Lucid Motors completes first phase of construction of EV factory
Lucid Motors completes first phase of construction of EV factory
Green Car Congress

Lucid Motors announced completion of the first phase of construction at the new Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) factory in Casa Grande, AZ, with the commissioning of production equipment and processes underway ahead of start of…

stuff.co.nz - Hope for pick up in Timaru District's construction, housing markets
Hope for pick up in Timaru District's construction, housing markets
Stuff

The Timaru District's housing and construction markets have taken a slight hit due to Covid-19, but players in the industry are hoping for a more buoyant few months as projects come on line. The recently-released Infometrics Economic Summary shows…

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