Construction

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.
apartment market

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Proposal for mandatory airtightness testing withdrawn from pending 2020 version of National Energy Code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.
A new round of the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund is now open to applicants

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.
remote video inspections

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.
proposed code changes

CondoBusiness

Sights and sounds of proposed code changes

A package of proposed changes to Canada's National Building Code aims to improve navigability and safety in large buildings for people with mobility, vision and/or hearing constraints.
unsolicited infrastructure bids

REMI Network

Ontario creates web portal for unsolicited infrastructure bids

The private sector can now share their expertise on public infrastructure needs through unsolicited bids submitted online to the Ontario government.
construction union certification

Canadian Facility Management & Design

NS rules out automatic unionization on weekends

A new regulation under the provincial Trade Union Act responds to an unique aspect of the construction sector's dealings with the Nova Scotia Labour Board.