Infrastructure

fibre optic

Canadian Property Management

Fibre-optic internet shifts real estate industry

Buildings with access to fibre optic office space have a competitive advantage compared to assets without this amenity.
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
environmental performance indicators

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Industry inspired to lead low carbon revolution

Commercial real estate has the potential to create jobs and wealth if new technology infrastructure investment is prioritized.
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Construction Business

Unconventional excavation digs up award

The successful completion of the excavation and shoring work of Lynn Sewage Pump Station has earned Matcon the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's 2015 Chairman's Trade Award
investable cities

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Pension funds drawn to investable cities

Despite an abundance of investment funds spending across the globe, Canadian infrastructure continues to face a crisis.
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Construction Business

Rehabilitating Canada’s aging infrastructure

Developing advanced rehabilitation techniques and optimizing service life is becoming more important now that aging infrastructure is so commonplace.
Hamilton

Building Strategies & Sustainability

How ‘art became the new steel’ in Hamilton

Creative industries in Hamilton, Ontario are now forming the physicality of the city's landscape and impacting municipal public policy.
Dirt Road, Country Road, Road.

Construction Business

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.
climate change

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Summit emboldens climate change fight

Subnational jurisdictions from across the Western Hemisphere gathered at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for The Climate Summit of the Americas.
YVR

Construction Business

Improving safety at YVR

Canada's second busiest airport, YVR, has significantly improved the safety and efficiency of its operations and emergency services with the completion of its new Airside Operations Building (AOB).
infrastructure

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Infrastructure grapples with climate change

Sustainable leaders in the industry are encouraging municipalities and building owners to grapple with climate change and protect the value of assets.
Embalse de Valmayor en la Comunidad de Madrid

Construction Business

Advancements in self-consolidating concrete

Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a revolutionary building material that is widely regarded as one of the most significant technological advancements in the concrete industry in years.
infrastructure

Construction Business

The need to address the infrastructure deficit

The case for strategic infrastructure investment and the link to stronger economic performance and productivity is well documented. However, since the 1950s and 1960s when
patient tower Cardiac Intervention Unit

Construction Business

Public infrastructure challenges in Canada

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has estimated Canada needs about $123 billion to bring crumbling public infrastructure up to acceptable levels and an additional $115 billion to meet growing demand.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside Windsor’s South West Detention Centre

The barbed wire and fortress-like fences of TV prison dramas are nowhere to be found here. Designed to support rehabilitation, this real-life detention centre has
Wind turbines

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Nova Scotia endorses selling renewable power

Recent legislation in Nova Scotia creates the potential for licensed competitors to start selling renewable power and share the electricity market.
Alberta Flood

Construction Business

Alberta prepares flood management strategies

Alberta has undertaken proactive flood management strategies to prepare for potential disasters due to snow melt, in the wake of last year's floods.