Industry News


Chandos joins in mandatory vaccine for employees

Chandos Construction will require all employees across the country to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, following similar announcements by other major Canadian contractors.
wood leadership

B.C. leadership in wood design recognized

Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention.
remote building inspections

Remote building inspections to get code clarity

A proposed amendment to the Ontario Building Code would explicitly allow for alternatives to building inspectors’ physical presence on construction sites.
CaGBC awards

CaGBC reveals Green Building Excellence winners

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the winners of the 2021 CAGBC Awards.
Glenbow Museum

Calgary’s Glenbow Museum begins massive overhaul

Calgary's Glenbow Museum kicked-off a three-year, $120-million renovation that will eliminate barriers to accessibility never considered when the building was designed in the 1970s.

Rocky Mountain House will get new operating room

Rocky Mountain House Health Centre in Alberta will be getting a $10-million surgical upgrade. Design is expected to be complete in 2022.

Ellisdon, PCL implement mandatory vaccination

EllisDon and PCL Construction, two of Canada's largest general contractors, are implementing vaccination verification requirements.

Clark Builders selected for Dawson Creek Hospital

The Clark Builders consortium has been selected for the new $377 million Dawson Creek Hospital.

Milender White joins Graham Group of Companies

Milender White has joined Graham and will continue to operate under its own brand, maintaining its locations, and personnel.
housing plan

Economists skeptical of federal government’s housing plan

The majority of economists on Finder’s BoC Interest Rate Forecast panel say the federal government’s housing plan won't do enough to solve Canada’s housing crisis.
supportive housing modular

Vancouver modular supportive housing opens

A new supportive housing complex in Vancouver is complete and ready for residents. Álewem is comprised of two three-storey modular buildings.
substance resources

CCSA offers industry resources for substance use

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has produced a collection of resources to help those working in construction.
richmond Canada Line station

Richmond breaks ground on new Canada Line station

Construction has begun on a new Canada Line SkyTrain station that will help deliver better transit to the City of Richmond.
RAM engineering

RAM Consulting acquires two engineering firms

RAM Consulting, a Vancouver-based design and engineering consultancy, has acquired Encepta Corp. and Horizon Engineering,

Study finds ‘serious difference’ in viability of different masks

A new study from the University of Waterloo found the most common masks, primarily due to problems with fit, filter about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets.
vaccination mandatory

Majority of businesses plan mandatory vaccination

Majority of Canadian businesses are making or plan to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for their employees.
Cambie bridge seismic

Seismic upgrades begins on Cambie Street Bridge

The Cambie Street Bridge is undergoing structural repairs as part of a complete seismic retrofit and upgrade, along with lighting upgrades.