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Natural Structures Provide Inspiration for Improved Materials

A group of scientists at MIT’s Laboratory of Infrastructure Science and Sustainability (LISS) recently released their study comparing cement paste with structures found in nature including shells and bones. In the comparison, the natural structures were examined on a macro, micro, and nano level, revealing that their strength lies in the arrangement of elements at...
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Invest in Innovation to Drive Productivity and Lower Risk

David Bowcott calls for action on innovation: There is little doubt that investment in innovation and research within any industry invariably leads to improved productivity and profitability for industry participants. Those of us in the risk industry need to take a leadership role in the efforts of CCI and the CCI Advocacy Program. Click...
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CCI Update

On April 28th and 29th, CCI co-hosted a workshop with the University of Edmonton. In all, there were 41 invited guests in attendance, including a keynote speaker from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre which has received substantial industry and government support to launch its operation. Please click here for the full report....
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CCI Appoints New Chair

CCI has appointed new Chair, John Bockstael of Bockstael Construction in Winnipeg. John Bockstael (centre) is pictured with CCI Board members and keynote speaker from the Construction Scotland Innovations Centre Bill McBride (second from the left)....
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Workshop Report

On April 28th and 29th in Edmonton, CCI hosted with the University of Alberta a workshop under the theme: Instilling a New Culture of Innovation in Canada. The main objective was to Identify key challenge areas where pragmatic solutions can be found and put to market. Read the full report here....
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CCInnovations Announces Appointment of Pierre Boucher as President

Canadian Construction Innovations (CCInnovations) has announced the appointment of Pierre Boucher as the institute’s founding president. “We are extremely pleased to have Pierre Boucher joining CCInnovations as its first president, and to help lead the innovation agenda for our industry,” said Paul Verhesen, Chair of the CCInnovations Board of Directors and President and CEO of...
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