Industry News

BCIT student housing timber

BCIT set to build mass timber student housing

BCIT will more than double its student housing capacity with the construction of a new mass timber student housing project.
rapid transit study

Rapid transit crossings proposed for Burrard Inlet

The B.C. government has released the results of a feasibility study for a rapid transit crossing from Vancouver to the North Shore.
public transit

Research to gauge returns on public transit

COVID-19 has forced Canada’s transit authorities to grapple with the twin challenges of public health logistics and declining revenues. A new stream of federal infrastructure spending will target pandemic-resilient infrastructure.
district energy richmond

Funding expedites Richmond district energy project

The City of Richmond has received $6.2 million to accelerate implementation of another phase of the Oval Village District Energy Utility.
vancouver airport

Vancouver airport cancels infrastructure projects

The Vancouver Airport Authority will be terminating the CORE Program, a large infrastructure project at Vancouver International Airport.
innovate construction

Alberta construction sector gets $6.3 million to innovate

The Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association is receiving $6.3 million to help Alberta's construction industry innovate. 
nexii

Nexii Building announces new leadership hires

Green construction technology company Nexii has announced new leadership hires in engineering, architecture and manufacturing divisions.
RESCON

RESCON kicks off anti-racism campaign

RESCON has initiated a campaign to bring employers, unions and government together to combat and address racism in the industry.
ICE district

Edmonton’s Ice District towers win global award

Two towers in Edmonton’s Downtown Ice District have earned global accolades: Stantec Tower, JW Marriott Edmonton and private residences.
highway LED

Vancouver Island upgrades to LED highway lighting

Vancouver Island will be the first region in B.C. to upgrade lighting infrastructure along provincial highways and roadways to LED.
buildex alberta

BUILDEX Alberta goes virtual in 2020

BUILDEX Alberta is going virtual in 2020 as part of Buildings Week. The annual conference will be held online November 30 – December 4, 2020.
master plan campus

SFU adopts 2065 Campus Master Plan

Simon Fraser University has officially adopted the Burnaby 2065 Campus Master Plan, which lays out a framework to guide the evolution of the campus.
concrete carbon neutral

Concrete industry targets carbon neutral future

Forty cement and concrete companies unveiled a joint industry ‘2050 Climate Ambition’ to deliver society with carbon neutral concrete by 2050.
economic recovery plan

Economic recovery plan released for B.C.

The BC Chamber of Commerce has released its Economic Recovery Submission with recommendations focusing on competitiveness and innovation.
charter court

B.C. Court of Appeal upholds CBA ruling

The B.C. Court of Appeal has denied the Charter of Rights challenge to B.C.’s Community Benefits Agreement.
flooding

High-rise builders flagged in new flooding insight

Little has been invested in underground infrastructure to increase capacity when it comes to Toronto's aging sewage and stormwater pipes.
approved complex care

New children’s complex care centre approved in B.C.

A first-of-its-kind children’s complex care transition facility in B.C. will move forward with the approval of a concept plan.