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Aug 23, 2018, 10:15 ET Making the cut: is cross-laminated timber safe?

By Paul Hargest TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Last March, part of a floor under construction at Oregon State University collapsed after it became 'de-laminated' (unglued) at one end. It was a 4- by...


May 25, 2017, 10:15 ET As flood waters in Quebec recede, we're reminded that climate change is real, and that we need to adapt to it by building better

By Paul Hargest, President Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association TORONTO, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - On May 11th, Justin Trudeau stood in front of a group of reporters in Gatineau, Quebec. He'd...


Jun 22, 2016, 10:15 ET Finding Fault After Fire

Charges laid after a blaze in a community housing complex raise questions around fire safety — and responsibility. The following is a statement by Paul Hargest, President, Canadian Concrete Masonry...


Mar 18, 2015, 10:15 ET Op-Ed: Quebec's Résidence du Havre was built to code. But does 'building to code' mean cutting corners and caving to lobbyists?

by Paul Hargest, President, Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The recent release of the Quebec coroner's report on the retirement home fire in...


Feb 01, 2013, 10:15 ET Ontario seniors deserve better fire protection

Ontario Government needs to focus on fire containment as well as sprinklers in proposed Fire Code and Building Code changes TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Mandatory sprinklers in Ontario retirement...


Dec 07, 2012, 10:15 ET When it comes to construction, put safety first, not wood

Sound judgment and project specifications - not political agendas - should determine the building materials used in Canadian construction TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's National Building Code ...


Apr 12, 2012, 10:38 ET Concrete block in buildings contributes to a four part 'balanced design' that helps contain fires

CCMPA supports Ontario Fire Chiefs' fire-sprinkler findings and advocates containment as part of a four part balanced design to prevent the spread of fires and save lives TORONTO, April 12, 2012...


Sep 09, 2010, 09:00 ET CCMPA funding helps build innovation in Canadian universities and colleges

New programs and equipment, more researchers and green technologies will help Canada's masonry industry sharpen its competitive edge To see this social media release please visit: http://smr.newswire....


May 27, 2010, 09:00 ET Choice and safety first. Politics second.

A bill mandating the use of wood in federal-building construction has passed second reading in the House of Commons - prompting everyone from architects and engineers to steel and masonry producers...


May 13, 2010, 09:00 ET When the walls come tumbling down

A recent fire in Waterloo, Ontario proves devastating but also revealing, and points once again to the need for a more balanced approach to fire safety - one that combines the use of sprinklers with...


Apr 29, 2010, 09:00 ET Looking beyond LEED

While LEED is largely responsible for catalyzing green efforts in the building industry, many professionals recognize that responsible, sustainable construction is as much as about durability ...