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Safe work practices in residential construction

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When you plan to do a house renovation, new back yard landscaping, replace an old asphalt shingle roof, update signal glazed windows, or rebuild your old house, what is the most important thing to know? The project budget cost? The project completion time? The material details? The workmanship? None of the above are the right […]

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Shipping Crisis and Inflation

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Shipping Crisis and Inflation There is no doubt that China has become “the world’s Factory” for more than two decades. Canadian construction industries benefit from their low cost and high-quality products such as hand tools, power tools, nails, electrical wires, lighting fixtures, plumbing PVC pipes, tiles, door locks, cabinet hinge, paint buckets…etc. One can easily […]

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2021 BC lumber price

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The BC provincial health office is spending great effort to respond to the C0VID-19 pandemic; however, the lumber price continues to uncontrollably rise to a whopping price in BC and the rest of North America. According to the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development’s product report on April 30, 2021, […]

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What is passive house?

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What is passive House? What is ultra-low energy building? I believe you feel very abstract, vocabulary and cannot understand, today let me give you a science popularization! It will become the new trend of Mainstream Architecture in the future. Passive house and ultra-low energy building This is the building standard. Passive housing is considered to […]

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Richmond’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030

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In response to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recent report on limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the City has set the target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Richmond by 50% by 2030. The city will be updating the Community Energy and Emissions Plan, and ensure that […]

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City of Vancouver Regulation Redesign

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Vancouver is one of the oldest cities in Canada with great historical value. The city zoning and development by-laws have been implemented and used for serval decades, desperately needing a renewal. In July 2018, the City launched a regulation redesign team with the objective to simplify and modernize the perplexing existing city by-laws. The regulation […]

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Single pole lifting clothes hanger

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In Asia, due to weather and housing problems, not many people can have a dryer in their homes. In order to solve the problem of drying clothes, many tools came into being in Asia. Canadian living conditions are relatively good, but with the emphasis on environmental protection, a hand cranked hanger rack can be an […]

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Vancouver Home Show 2018

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From October 19 to 21, 2018, the Vanocuver Home Show exhibition was held in Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center. The exhibition was jointly exhibited by a number of different building materials suppliers, builders, decoration companies, design companies, furniture companies, food companies, and appliance companies and so on. More experienced designers, architects and builders share their […]

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Deconstruction in Metro Vancouver

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 1.     Background In Vancouver area, over 3000 buildings are demolished each year. Among all the demolitions, an average of 50 tonnes waste was sent to landfills. Although some valuable materials worth recycling such as metals, heavy timber and gypsum drywall and concrete are salvaged, tons of usable materials are still thrown out. 2.     Concept Deconstruction […]