Construction

ENERGY STAR

REMI Network

ENERGY STAR to recognize multi-res buildings

A pilot program launched today aims to take energy efficiency to new heights by recognizing multi-res buildings with ENERGY STAR labels.
construction site security

CondoBusiness

Site security comes under renewed scrutiny

Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
pest control

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Renos draw unwanted critters out of woodwork

New construction and renovations can turn up the heat on pest pressures, but proactive measures can help prevent future infestations.
680 Queens Quay Podium Deck Rehab

CondoBusiness

Making Your Podium Deck a Priority

Costs and logistics can make a podium deck project seem intimidating. But with the right team and a strategic approach, it can yield lasting benefits.
warranty coverage

CondoBusiness

Maximizing common element warranty coverage

An engineer offers tips for maximizing common element warranty coverage to get construction deficiencies resolved in new condo complexes.
New Brunswick

REMI Network

NB motorists urged to exercise caution while driving as summer construction gets underway

With summer road construction underway, motorists in New Brunswick have been reminded to exercise caution while driving. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser and officials
steel safeguards

Construction Business

New leadership at Chandos Construction

Chandos Construction Ltd. announces new leadership with the appointment of Tim Coldwell as president and Sean Penn as chief operating officer.
Canada-U.S. trade war

Canadian Property Management

Real estate vulnerable to Canada-U.S. trade war

High-rise development is expected to be the hardest hit real estate activity, but fallout across a wider range of consumer goods has potential negative implications for commercial warehouse and distribution facilities.
Michael Garron Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Construction starts on Michael Garron Hospital expansion

Construction recently began on the new patient care tower at Michael Garron Hospital, formerly Toronto East General Hospital.
trades training construction

REMI Network

The importance of gender specific PPE in the construction industry

The traditionally male dominated construction industry has begun to see an upturn in the amount of women working on sites. Around 170,000 females, 25 per cent of those in the industry, are employed in hands-on roles.
legislation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario legislation ensures fair pay for government contractors

Ontario has introduced legislation to ensure that government contractors in building security, cleaning services and construction will be paid fair wages.
construction tower cranes

REMI Network

Non-residential construction set to bounce back

Non-residential construction could be set for a modest turnaround in 2018, new predictions have revealed.
steel safeguards

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CNL issues RFP for construction of $370-mil lab complex

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories recently issued an RFP for the design, engineering and construction of its Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre (ANMRC).
women in skilled trades

Construction Business

New funding for women in skilled trades

The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.
Canadian construction unions

Construction Business

Canadian construction unions endorse Aecon deal

CBTU argues: "Aecon will remain a Canadian firm albeit with shareholders from away."
steel safeguards

Construction Business

Construction giant Carillion goes into liquidation

U.K-based construction and services giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs and millions of contracts at risk.
building upkeep and repair

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Quebec tweaks building upkeep and repair rules

Neither Quebec's largest rental housing association nor public sector union is happy with recent changes to construction industry regulations governing voluntary work.