Construction

Construction rebar imports from nine countries subject to dumping investigation

Construction Business

Construction rebar imports spur dumping inquiry

Canada Border Services Agency is currently investigating evidence that up to nine countries are dumping products that undercut domestic prices and are deleterious to Canadian manufacturers.
Eminent building scientist Gina Cody named to Order of Canada

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Eminent building scientist joins Order of Canada

As one of 47 newly announced members of the Order of Canada, Gina Cody has been cited for professional and business leadership and as a trailblazer for women in engineering.
accessible homes

REMI Network

New standard for accessible homes announced

The a new, national standard for affordable, adaptable and accessible homes will form the foundation of a new Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification module.
Mayors target embodied carbon in construction projects

Construction Business

Mayors target embodied carbon in construction

The mayors of Budapest, Los Angeles. Mexico City and Oslo are the first signatories of a new declaration targeting a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from construction projects by 2030.
Coroner's inquest to examine circumstances of 2009 scaffolding collapse

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Inquest to examine 2009 scaffolding collapse

An inquest into the circumstances of the four construction workers' deaths is mandatory under Ontario's Coroners Act. A construction site supervisor has already been convicted.
homebuilders

Canadian Apartment Magazine

How has COVID-19 changed the apartment market?

Jeremy Wedgbury, Senior Vice President, Commercial Mortgages, First National discusses how the pandemic has affected the apartment market.
roofing

Construction Business

Apprenticeship forum chair goes to union rep

The national, not-for-profit organization brings together employers, labour unions, training agencies and other stakeholder groups involved in developing the skilled trades workforce.
Canadian developers navigate uncertainty

Canadian Property Management

Canadian developers navigate uncertainty

The bulk of findings in the newly released Altus Group Global Property Development Trends Report are tied to opinions collected in early 2020 before COVID-19’s full hit landed in the world’s commercial real estate markets.
aggregate recycling

REMI Network

Many cities are aggregate recycling laggards

Despite the many benefits of aggregate recycling, millions of tonnes of asphalt and concrete are dumped into landfill sites in Ontario.
Construction firm pays settlement to workers subjected to severe sexual harassment

Construction Business

Severe sexual harassment found on NYC jobsites

A construction firm in New York City will pay a USD $1.5 million settlement and undergo three years of outside monitoring following the State Attorney General’s investigation of sexual harassment complaints.
Saskatchewan construction long-term care

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Saskatchewan invests $80M in construction, renewal of long-term care facilities

The government of Saskatchewan is investing more than $80 million into its long-term care facilities, including $7.2 million for maintenance projects.
Proposal for mandatory airtightness testing withdrawn from pending 2020 version of National Energy Code

Canadian Property Management

Canada wavers on airtightness testing

The timing might have been opportune for uptake of the measure — provided it was adopted into provincial and territorial building codes — because it would have applied broadly in what is currently Canada’s most buoyant commercial real estate sector.
accessible homes

Canadian Property Management

Enabling Accessibility Fund opens for proposals

A new flat-rate costing formula will replace the previous requirement to submit construction quotes and other budget information. Instead, applicants can match their proposals to standardized specifications.
Helium extraction and production could boost employment in the struggling Saskatchewan resource sector

Construction Business

Helium could buoy Saskatchewan resource sector

Helium extraction and production could help buoy the Saskatchewan resource sector as western Canada’s oil and gas industry continues to struggle.
site preparation and excavation are among construction activities allowed to resume in Ontario

CondoBusiness

Ontario permits more construction activities

Landscaping and lawn care are also on a shortlist of businesses allowed to offer services if they adhere to public health protocol.
health care facilities

REMI Network

Ontario construction crews to work 24/7 on health care facilities

Construction work on new health care facilities in Ontario, including COVID-19 assessment centres, will now be a round-the-clock effort.
rental market data CMHC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Remote video inspections abet social distancing

The technology does not replace the human element of inspections, but it does allow for parties to the inspection to be separate from each other.