Industry News

Mayors target embodied carbon in construction projects

Mayors target embodied carbon in construction

The mayors of Budapest, Los Angeles. Mexico City and Oslo are the first signatories of a new declaration targeting a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from construction projects by 2030.

Lethbridge care centre will open in 2022

Construction is underway on St. Anne’s Haven, a new continuing care centre in Lethbridge. The facility is expected to open in spring 2022.
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Infrastructure investment tops Vancouver survey

Critical infrastructure investment was identified in a Metro Vancouver survey as key to helping the economy recover from COVID-19.
Regina bypass

Regina Bypass wins Gold Award for Infrastructure

The Regina Bypass is among the five winners of the 2020 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
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First Regional Transportation Plan set for Okanagan

After more than two years of public consultation, the Central Okanagan’s first Regional Transportation Plan has been unveiled.
Coroner's inquest to examine circumstances of 2009 scaffolding collapse

Inquest to examine 2009 scaffolding collapse

An inquest into the circumstances of the four construction workers' deaths is mandatory under Ontario's Coroners Act. A construction site supervisor has already been convicted.
2020 scorecard provides impetus for interprovincial energy efficiency rivalry

Scorecard stokes energy efficiency rivalry

Efficiency Canada’s second annual provincial scorecard takes a detailed look at commitment, outcomes and potential related to 42 energy efficiency indicators, and charts progress, or backsliding, against last year’s results.
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Five industry leaders elected to VICA 2020-21 board

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) and its membership elected five industry leaders to its 2020-2021 board of directors.
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CaGBC reports on green building market impacts

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released a new report that shows the potential of a green recovery that prioritizes green building.
GRESB separates from GBCI and seeks B-Corp status

GRESB swaps GBCI umbrella for B-Corp status

The global benchmark for ESG performance of commercial real estate portfolios and infrastructure investments has reacquired its independence and established a non-profit foundation to oversee standards development.

Seismic rebuild planned for Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology at UBC has begun preparations for a rebuild of its iconic Great Hall that will upgrade the resiliency of the space and protect its collection in the event of a major earthquake.

BCBT names interim executive director

The BC Building Trades Council (BCBT) executive board has named Brynn Bourke to the position of interim executive director.
Canadian construction activity

Canadian construction continues to rebound

Canadian construction continues to rebound in Quebec, B.C. and Ontario, while Alberta slows, according to Procore's activity index.
recycled road paving

Recycled road paving project unveiled in Richmond

The City of Richmond has unveiled a recycled road as part of its continued commitment to sustainability, greenhouse gas and waste reduction.
Alberta high schools

Alberta issues RFP for five P3 high schools

The Alberta government has shortlisted three qualified groups to deliver five new high schools through a public-private partnership (P3).
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BCCA welcomes Mike Fawcett as new board chair

BCCA has announced the election of Mike Fawcett to the role of board chair for the 2020-2023 term, effective immediately.
New ASHRAE headquarters intended to demonstrate achievable energy performance in older existing buildings

ASHRAE unveils energy performance role model

The newly renovated and retrofitted 42-year-old office building is intended to embody the global society’s mandate to advance human well-being through sustainable technology in the built environment.