Industry News

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Poll shows majority support for fair bidding in B.C.

A new poll released by Merit Canada and the ICBA shows that the majority of British Columbians support fair bidding at 83 per cent.
Canadian wood

Canadian Wood Council releases six updated EPDs

The Canadian Wood Council has released updates for six environmental product declarations (EPDs) for North American wood products.
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Library renewal project at CMTN starts this summer

The Government of British Columbia is investing $4.4 million into a library renewal project at Coast Mountain College (CMTN) in Terrace, B.C.
BMO design

BMO Convention Centre expansion design revealed

The Calgary Stampede and development partner CMLC have unveiled the design for the expansion of the BMO Convention Centre.
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Opposition to COVID-19 on workplace diseases list

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), member of the Employers’ Forum, opposes the addition of COVID-19 to the list of workplace diseases by WorkSafeBC.
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B.C. announces $57 million for Surrey schools

B.C. has announced $57 million for new and expanded Surrey schools. The investment will fund construction of a new school in Sunnyside Heights.
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Survey: COVID-19 impacts on construction activity

What is the real impact of COVID-19 on activity in the construction sector? Procore surveyed U.S. and Canadian senior executives.
tax credits

Home builders propose tax credits and policies to kick-start economy

Proposed measures include transferring mortgage tenancy to the date of occupancy for new condominiums, tax credits and other policies to jumpstart economy.
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Nominations open for B.C.’s Champion Awards

The BC Construction Association (BCCA), with the support of Minerva BC, has opened nominations for the 2nd annual Builders Code Champion Awards.
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Rebates slated for home renovations, new construction

Newfoundland and Labrador has slated $30 million in rebates for home renovations and new construction to jumpstart the economy.
Alberta pledges to halt commercial evictions while tenants recover from losses COVID-19 has inflicted

Alberta pledges to halt commercial evictions

The announcement accompanies a promise to disperse grants of up to $5,000 to help businesses and non-profit organizations with the costs of relaunching after COVID-19-triggered shutdowns, but few details are yet available.
A new round of the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund is now open to applicants

Enabling Accessibility Fund opens for proposals

A new flat-rate costing formula will replace the previous requirement to submit construction quotes and other budget information. Instead, applicants can match their proposals to standardized specifications.
Kelowna UBC

UBC planning new downtown Kelowna campus

The University of BC (UBC) is planning a significant new university presence in downtown Kelowna which will include a mixed-use development.
worksafebc premiums

WorkSafeBC premiums waived for CEWS employers

WorkSafeBC is waiving premiums for employers who are approved to receive the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for furloughed workers.
concrete spending

Concrete industry calls for federal strategic spending

Canada's cement and concrete industry are calling on the federal government to prioritize construction and strategic infrastructure spending.
edmonton construction

Construction of Edmonton senior centre progressing

Just over a year after construction started, the Gene Zwozdesky Centre at Norwood in Edmonton is taking shape. Completion is slated for early 2024.
Helium extraction and production could boost employment in the struggling Saskatchewan resource sector

Helium could buoy Saskatchewan resource sector

Helium extraction and production could help buoy the Saskatchewan resource sector as western Canada’s oil and gas industry continues to struggle.