Technology

GHG reduction

A smart business case for GHG reduction

Smart buildings offer the best hope to reduce carbon effectively, reduce energy costs and provide good return on investment.
productivity

Transforming construction productivity

For the last several decades, construction productivity has remained stagnant. This is primarily due to a lag in digitization.
Building information

Where is all the building information modelling?

Building information modelling (BIM), as a concept, has been around for over 50 years. But despite touted advantages, adoption remains a challenge.
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Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
housing affordability

CHBA pres to talk housing affordability with feds

Bob Finnigan, president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, heads to Ottawa this week to talk to the feds about housing affordability.
technology

Construction industry not embracing tech tools

KPMG International’s annual Global Construction Survey found that despite substantial investments, the construction industry is struggling to gain the full benefits of technologies including advanced
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.
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Safety data will drive construction performance

Introduction As an industry, we have made great improvements in safety performance, but despite our best efforts safety in construction has largely remained behind the
Drones

Technology set to change construction

With technology advancing faster than ever before, it’s no wonder the construction industry is starting to see rapid changes every year.
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.
Dirt Road, Country Road, Road.

Cost-effective gravel road repair

A growing number of counties, road contractors, and mining companies are discovering that linear crushers can repair a gravel road for significantly less money, while correcting the underlying subgrade problems.
Excavator and Workers Working on Construction Site

How video can improve construction site safety

Pretty much anything on a job site can and has been stolen. Do construction companies need high-tech security solutions to stop thieves and vandals? Read on to find out.
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Emerging trends in energy management

In recent years there have been significant advances in both the technologies used at home and work, and in those designed specifically to help with energy management across all types of buildings.
business processing

Mobilizing building information modeling

Properly implemented building information modeling can put critical facility information at the touch of the fingertips via smartphone or tablet.
Telus Garden Vancouver

Case Study: Telus Garden steel canopy design

Telus Garden, a mixed-use development project in downtown Vancouver, will feature a 220-foot canopy arch that extends over an entire city block.
Precast concrete

Sustainable strategy for precast concrete

A peer reviewed ISO compliant study from CPCI evaluates the impacts throughout the life of a precast concrete structure.
Birds on wire

Markham adopts bird-friendly building rules

The City of Markam has joined a growing list of municipalities that have adopted bird-friendly building guidelines for new construction.