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Response to Ontario Proposed Regulation under the Building Code Act

The members of the CAC are gravely concerned with this proposal to allow for six storey wood frame construction. While we do appreciate that the Ontario government has included some safety provisions in the draft proposal we think there are some areas that could be improved to protect the lives of Ontarians.

The safety of Ontarians and Canadians should be paramount in the development of the National and provincial Building Codes. Any change to the building code should be done to improve the performance of the structure and enhance safety. We believe that every building built in Ontario should be built as safe as possible for the residents/occupants.

Our submission will outline the four key elements necessary to protect life and property. It will then outline the critical issues that we feel were not addressed in the proposal along with our recommendations on the details of the proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code.

 

B.C.’s Jobs Plan Should Support B.C. Cement Industry

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION B.C.’s Jobs Plan should support B.C. cement industry: we need a made-in-B.C. solution to keep plants open and keep British Columbians working VANCOUVER, May 9, 2014 – The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is calling on the B.C. government to once and for ... Read more...
 

Athena Institute Offers New Guide to LCA Credits in Green Building Programs

The 'Athena Guide to Whole-Building LCA in Green Building Programs' demystifies the credits and explains how the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings software makes compliance easy.

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New Group Created As Efforts Step Up To Ensure Fairness For Quebec Cement Plants

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release NEW GROUP CREATED AS EFFORTS STEP UP TO ENSURE FAIRNESS FOR QUEBEC CEMENT PLANTS Quebec City, March 19, 2014 – The government’s recent announcement of a massive investment of public funds in a new cement plant project in Port-Daniel–Gascons has spurred the crea ... Read more...
 

Quebec Cement Industry Urges Federal Government To Ensure Proposed Port-Daniel-Gascons Cement Plant Not Bypass Any Applicable Fisheries, Navigation And Environmental Regulations

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION QUEBEC CEMENT INDUSTRY URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE PROPOSED PORT-DANIEL-GASCONS CEMENT PLANT NOT BYPASS ANY APPLICABLE FISHERIES, NAVIGATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS Ottawa, March 10 2014. Drawing attention to potential risks to the lobster fis ... Read more...