UN Rebukes Canada for the 3rd Time Over Indigenous Policing

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The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has rebuked Canada for the third time over police intimidations against the Secwepemc and Wet’suwet’en peoples.  In a letter dated April 29, CERD accused the government of Canada and …

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World’s Tallest Timber Residential Building Rising Soon

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects announced it will build the world’s tallest timber residential building in Switzerland. The project, named Rocket&Tigerli, will comprise of four buildings, including one that boasts a 100-meter-tall (328-foot) tower, and will be built in …

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US to Build Largest 3D Printed Structures in the West

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The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced that they will use 3D printing technology to build three training barracks in Texas. Estimated to be more than 5,700 square feet each, the three training barracks will be used by military personnel …

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Singapore to Launch Incentive Scheme to Encourage Greening of Properties

Singapore will launch a S$63 million ($46 million) incentive scheme that will help owners retrofit their buildings to become more energy-efficient. The Green Mark Incentive Scheme for Existing Buildings 2.0 (GMIS-EB 2.0), to be launched by the Building and Construction …

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Japan Gov’t Admits Overstating GDP Component for Years

Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, said on Wednesday that the japanses government overstated data on construction orders for years, raising concerns on the credibility of the country’s official statistics. Kishida told parliament on Wednesday that the government will “prevent a …

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At Least Four Dead, Dozens More Trapped After Multi-Story Building Collapses in Nigeria

This article was updated at 2021-11-02 12:19.At least four people have died after a 21-story building under construction collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria on Nov. 1. According to authorities, the building collapsed at around 2:45 p.m. local on Gerrad Road in …

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Japan Gov’t Admits Overstating GDP Component for Years

Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, said on Wednesday that the japanses government overstated data on construction orders for years, raising concerns on the credibility of the country’s official statistics. Kishida told parliament on Wednesday that the government will “prevent a …

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At Least Four Dead, Dozens More Trapped After Multi-Story Building Collapses in Nigeria

At least four people have died after a 21-story building under construction collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria on Nov. 1. According to authorities, the building collapsed at around 2:45 p.m. local on Gerrad Road in the Ikoyi neighbourhood. At least three …

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Melbourne Construction Industry Shuts Down After Violent Protests Against Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

The government of Australian state Victoria has shut down the construction industry in metropolitan Melbourne and other local government areas (LGAs) for two weeks following a violent protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines. “All government construction projects in metropolitan Melbourne and …

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Lafarge Found Guilty of Selling Cement to ISIS

France’s top court has found the cement giant Lafarge guilty of complicity in a crime against humanity for financing the Daesh/ISIS groups in the Syrian civil war. Lafarge was accused of paying about $13.5 million and providing construction materials such …

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