Development

condo collapse

CondoBusiness

Could a Florida condo collapse happen in Ontario?

How would this scenario unfold in Ontario? Leaving aside the construction process itself, there are vast differences between Ontario and Florida condominium laws that would have given the Champlain towers significant added protections following registration.
GTA recovery

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA rental market recovery underway

A new report from Urbanation confirms that GTA rental market recovery began in earnest during the second quarter of 2021.
campus

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Campus high-rise brings health to new heights

Dingy is a word that conjures thoughts of old institutional spaces. Academic buildings with dimly-lit hallways and windowless classrooms punctured with fluorescent glare. Rarely are
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indigenous voices hushed in planning processes

Indigenous communities across Canada continue to be sidelined or completely excluded from initial planning phases of new developments and renovations.
mass timber North America

Design Quarterly

The mass timber “wave” in North America

North America is experiencing a resurgence in the use of wood in construction with particular interest in building taller with mass timber.
closure safety plans

Construction Business

Are your COVID safety plans good enough?

A construction site closure can happen even with the best COVID precautions and safety plans in place. Vigilance and due diligence are key.
FM

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Pandemic intensifies evolving role of FM

Facility managers are no longer viewed as a back-office function, but rather “a strategic instrument to attract and retain talent and create a great experience,”
Zibi

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New Zibi community raises bar on sustainability

Driven by the goals of eliminating GHG-emitting energy sources and encouraging social equity, Zibi is on track to become Canada’s most sustainable community.
elevator repair

CondoBusiness

Ontario advances elevator repair legislation

Ontario is kicking the dust off of elevator repair legislation, which was passed under the Liberal government in May 2018 but never proclaimed into law.
risk worksafebc

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The rising cost of multi-residential construction

Multi-residential construction costs are rising in Canada due to the pandemic’s impact on everything from labour and material costs to shifting supply and demand dynamics.
toxic chemicals

Canadian Facility Management & Design

What toxic chemicals are lurking in our buildings?

In the age of COVID, it's also important to consider how chemical exposures influence our ability to fight disease.
Inuit art

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New home for world’s largest Inuit art collection

Qaumajuq, meaning “it is bright” or “it is lit” in Inuktitut, opens virtually this week, but the 40,000-square foot addition has been almost a decade in the making.
SAIT partnership

CondoBusiness

Digging into the coming geothermal boom

While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
New office supply poses backfill challenges

Canadian Property Management

New office supply poses backfill challenges

An influx of new office supply was always expected to shake up the status quo in the downtown Toronto market given that approximately two-thirds of the 8+ million square feet of space currently under construction is already preleased.
women in trades change

Construction Business

Women in trades: the challenge of change

Change is not easy. And women entering the male dominated construction industry know that better than most, representing 4.5 per cent of the skilled trades.
residential

CondoBusiness

Six women shaping Canada’s residential spaces

Women developers, architects and interior designers are helping to manifest just a few of the country’s most dynamic condos and communities.
sustainability buildings

Design Quarterly

Designing buildings to the highest sustainability

John Peterson, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, discusses the latest in sustainability for for commercial and residential buildings.