Regulations & Codes
Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
Corporate tenants are increasingly demanding child care in their buildings to help female employees go back to work after maternity leave.
Mixed-use developments in Toronto are creating neighbourhoods that are unaffordable for many people, according to a new study.
Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.
Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
Understanding code creep and why Canadian property owners need to be aware of foreign, just as much as local policy when it comes to tenant
New criteria for calculating thermal bridging and a mandate for heat/energy recovery systems in a wide range of conditions could have the most significant impact on the design and construction of new buildings.
Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
Bill 106 is written with modern realities in mind — at a time when software is eating the world. The condo industry is about to experience the same.
As Tarion review consultations kicked off, Justice Douglas Cunningham said he has assured those who have expressed concerns he has “no marching orders."
The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
Universal design encompasses much more than physical accessibility, as three Interior Designers of Canada members recently explained in a panel discussion.