When the B.C. government introduced the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) in July 2018, it set off a heated debate within the construction industry.
Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
A frustrating recent trend in the construction industry is the improper withholding of the final construction payment by the owner.
The NDP government has introduced a new labour agreement for major public-sector infrastructure projects to be administered by a new crown corporation.
Rules for the program are set to change, making the timing less than ideal for development proponents still awaiting a decision based on the original criteria in place when they submitted their applications.
Despite information posted on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website for more than a month, commercial customers do not qualify for the new incentives announced in May 2018.
High-rise development is expected to be the hardest hit real estate activity, but fallout across a wider range of consumer goods has potential negative implications for commercial warehouse and distribution facilities.
Developers of purpose-built rental housing in Manitoba are losing a tax credit that has been available for the past five years.
The Supreme Court of Canada released a decision on February 15, 2018 which imposes a new duty to inform claimants of the existence of a L&M bond.
An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.
On December 5, Bill 142 passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature. The Bill requires that all public work in the province be protected by bonds.
With construction booming and land scarce, condo buildings in urban areas may face a situation where a neighbouring developer requires access to their land.
Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.
Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
CETA isn't expected to suddenly propel a wave of Canadian firms onto short lists for EU projects, but it does open up opportunities to start building relationships with potential customers.
It comes as no surprise that traffic in urban areas is becoming more congested every year and everyone blames the new developments.
Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.