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Saddledome demolition plan bucks transparency
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The upfront cost to demolish the Calgary Saddledome has been projected at $13.8 million. The environmental repercussions of dismantling and discarding a 474,000-square-foot concrete and steel structure are more difficult to peg.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) — which can help to gauge a building’s environmental footprint from construction through to its end of life — accounts for four distinct sources of embodied carbon as a building is taken out of useful service: deconstruction/demolition; transporting debris; processing waste; and final disposal. In this case, abandonment of the now 36-year-old facility ahead of its designed lifespan will trigger those impacts.

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Building the Global Reputation of Facility Management

The need for quality facility management is pervasive with aspects that touch all our lives – both personal and professional and yet the biggest challenge the industry faces is a lack of recognition. »READ MORE

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Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, is revolutionizing how the industry operates.  Learn more about the pivotal technologies that are helping owners & operators deliver cleanliness in the most productive way. »LEARN MORE

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Roofing maintenance: Five questions to ask

Roofing maintenance for any building or facility can be an arduous task. Often the first line of defense against the elements, the roof is an important structure that must be carefully monitored and maintained to protect the overall integrity of a structure. »READ MORE

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Understanding Candida auris transmission

Candida auris (C. auris), a drug-resistant fungal infection, is spreading across Canadian hospitals. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has alerted laboratories and healthcare facilities of C. auris being found in laboratories, hospitals, nursing homes, and other types of healthcare environments.
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