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BIGFOOT SYSTEMSŪ FOOTING FORMS

Bigfoot Systems® are pre-engineered footing forms used as pier footings with construction tubes. Manufactured from recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Bigfoot can be used in all situations where pier footings are required. Bigfoot is used not only as a pier footing but also acts as an anchor to prevent uplift in areas subject to high-velocity winds. Because of this, our product has a superior advantage in areas subject to hurricanes. Other important features of Bigfoot Systems® Footing Forms: Easy one-day installation, saving time, money and aggravation. Traditional wooden form boxes can take up to three days to install. Engineered design offers footings with greatly increased stability, safety and convenience. Bigfoot’s advantage rests with its shape – a bell shaped footing with a round base – which uses the natural laws of physics to evenly distribute the entire load’s weight, solidly securing the footing to the earth, something a square footing just cannot do.


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February, 2017
Trump, Trudeau call for 'expeditious' construction of Gordie Howe International Bridge


Canada has made construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge one of its top national infrastructure projects.

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February, 2017
B.C. throne speech a missed opportunity for clean economic prosperity


Josha MacNab, B.C. director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s throne speech in the B.C. legislature:

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February, 2017
How one small municipality revamped their storm water system inspections


The town of Renfrew is a small municipality, with storm and sanitary system including 89 km (55 miles) of pipe. In 2005, Renfrew hired a CCTV service company to inspect 75% of their system, totaling $400,000 to complete. 

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February, 2017
A look at the multi-billion-dollar green electric power fiascos across Canada


While the punditocracy whipped itself into a justifiable if ritual lather over another Ottawa bailout of Bombardier, the $372-million loan is small change compared with the multi-billion-dollar green electric power fiascos across the country.

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February, 2017
Taking a look at the new second phase of the McEwen Architecture building in Sudbury


It's the first new school of architecture in Canada in 45 years, and they're making every piece of the building count.

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February, 2017
Canadian housing starts trends higher in January


The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 199,834 units in January compared to 197,881 in December, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). 

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February, 2017
BC approves $417-million tower at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops


The $417-million tower will rise on the east side of the hospital in an area that is now a parking lot for doctors and other staff. It will climb to nine storeys and have 11 operating rooms, among other features.

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February, 2017
Halifax wants to use thermal energy to heat buildings for upcoming Cogswell project


Coal or other fuels can power a DES, but in this case, Halifax Water would harness heat from the nearby sewage treatment plant to create thermal energy. The utility says that energy would be enough to provide heating and cooling to the Cogswell redevelopment area.

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February, 2017
Montreal spending $50 million to revitalize Plaza St-Hubert


The city of Montreal announced it will spend close to $50 million to revitalize Plaza St-Hubert, including $22 million to replace the glass awning that covers the sidewalk. 

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February, 2017
Construction contract awarded for redevelopment of Dauphin Regional Health Centre


Steinbach MLA and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that a construction contract has been awarded for a $23-million project to redevelop and expand the emergency department at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.

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February, 2017
Report: Billions in promised Canadian infrastructure spending moving too slow


In a report released Thursday, the parliamentary budget office said that of the $13.6 billion in infrastructure money announced in last year’s budget and slated to be spent through March 2018, departments have only identified $4.6 billion worth of projects.

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February, 2017
Paving contractor struck by Chilliwack council from bidders' list for five years


Poor-quality paving work and repeated traffic-control errors were just two of the many reasons cited why contractor Key-West Asphalt (333) Ltd. was officially struck last Tuesday from bidding on city contracts for a period of five years.

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February, 2017
Army Corps of Engineers to 'proceed with the easement' necessary for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline


The directive is in line with President Trump's Jan. 24 memorandum encouraging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the review and approval process.

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February, 2017
Vancouver looks to boost energy-efficiency standards in new homes under seven storeys


The energy efficiency measures, which would kick in March 1, 2018 if they’re approved by council next week, would cut greenhouse gas emissions from the affected buildings by 40 to 55 per cent, according to a city report.

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