Construction

construction workers

Attracting a new generation of construction workers

The industry needs to rethink how they attract and retain workers and what they can do to encourage millennials to pursue careers in construction.
GPS

GPS tech can help businesses stay efficient

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving techn solutions like GPS tracking to help keep construction jobsites safe and efficient.
proposed code changes

Sights and sounds of proposed code changes

A package of proposed changes to Canada's National Building Code aims to improve navigability and safety in large buildings for people with mobility, vision and/or hearing constraints.
ICBA workers shortage

Pay raise, slowing volume, shortage of workers

The ICBA CEO breakfast at Buildex Vancouver highlighted the association's annual wage and benefits survey with worker shortages remaining the top concern.
outdoor air

IAQ standards dissect freshness of outdoor air

Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems are prominent in the list of identified "significant changes" compared to the incumbent 2016 version of the standards.
road construction

Preventing deaths in road construction

Road construction is a hazardous occupation and ranked as one of the most dangerous places to work. Technology is key to helping prevent injuries.
Naturally wood book

New book explores the story of B.C. wood

British Columbia’s cutting‐edge wood architecture and design are featured in the newly released book, Naturally Wood.
Housing Now

Construction labour force recruitment critical

Between 2019 and 2021, a significant amount of competing large-scale, multi-billion dollar projects are expected to commence in British Columbia. Construction demand is growing faster than
visual

The power of visual documentation

One of the most critical investments you should make ahead of any new construction project is visual documentation, a tool that can impact bottom lines.
ACEC-BC Awards innovation

ACEC-BC Awards celebrate innovation excellence

ACEC-BC celebrated innovation and technical excellence at its 30th annual Awards of Engineering Excellence held in Vancouver.
apprenticeship

Construction trades of the future

With the construction projects becoming more complex, people will not only need strong trade skills but be adaptable to modern technology.

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
Canadian steel tariffs

Canadian steel sector urges caution on tariffs

The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel is urging the government to act cautiously before taking further action on unfair U.S. steel tariffs.
productivity

Transforming construction productivity

For the last several decades, construction productivity has remained stagnant. This is primarily due to a lag in digitization.
mass timber vancouver

Moving to a zero carbon future

Canada has set ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which will require the building sector to move to a zero carbon future.
tax credits

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
net positive

Plans for first net positive energy office building

An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.