Management

building information modelling

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
Waterdown Library and Civic Centre

Library facility reads like ‘fragment’ of its landscape

The new Waterdown Library and Civic Centre is designed to read like a ‘fragment’ of the Niagara Escarpment over which it cantilevers.
Chinook Regional Hospital

A facility addition with surgical precision

Adding a new wing to the fully developed site would require surgical precision. The original Chinook Regional Hospital, which was constructed close to 30 years
GRESB infrastructure benchmark

Low scores in infrastructure benchmark debut

The inaugural Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark assessment for infrastructure reveals that the asset class generally lags real estate's offerings of environmental, social and governance evidence for investors.
Brookfield GIS

Brookfield GIS expands and rebrands

A visitor to Brookfield GIS' new Innovation Centre might miss one of its most novel features without the benefit of a tour guide.
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
glass balcony guards

A guide to glass balcony guards and breakage

In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.
construction deficiencies

Dangerous defects and professional liability

In many cases insurance is unavailable, developers are unwilling or unable to help and condominiums end up repairing construction deficiencies themselves.
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Construction project insurance risks

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Communication

Boost business operations with the cloud

With technology more integral in construction operations than ever before, the cloud is a natural step for companies looking to save money, stay connected to remote sites, and improve business operations.
RioCan

Review of tender requirements essential in bids

When submitting bid documents, understanding and carefully following tender requirements is a critical step toward a successful bid.
builders working

Mentorship is key to transferring knowledge

The construction industry is forecasted to lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople over the next decade, making mentorship more critical than ever.
Energy benchmarking in Canada

Energy benchmarking in Canada

Energy benchmarking can play a key role in the market transformation of the built environment, and soon mandatory energy disclosure will be an important tool.
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Avison Young

Resolving disputes by arbitration

Construction contracts often call for disputes to be “finally resolved” by way of arbitration in order to exert some control over the process, keep disputes out of the public record, and manage costs.
Vector business concept in flat style

Limiting liability for engineers

It is often said that construction contracts are all about allocation of risk, and the same can be said about contracts for engineering services.
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P3 projects increase payment default risk

The construction business is risky. There aren’t many construction companies that have managed to survive for more than a few decades. As the typical construction