Feds to amplify funding for accessibility upgrades

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Feds amplify funding for accessibility upgrades

A $100-million injection to Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund will boost availability of grants for retrofit, renovation and construction projects to support universal navigability of the built environment.
IcGG requirements

Construction Business

New roadmap for navigating IgCC requirements

ASHRAE and the International Code Council have collaborated on a users’ manual to support understanding and interpretation of the 2018 International Green Construction Code.

REMI Network

Ontario funds construction training in Hamilton

This support will reduce obstacles to hiring, training and retaining workers and apprentices, and reduce the stigma related to a career in the skilled trades to attract a new generation of workers.
building durability

Canadian Property Management

How Durable is Your Building?

Bryan Colvin of RJC Engineers walks us through the pros and cons of four common material to assess building durability.
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.
Nadia Todorova

REMI Network

RCCAO appoints Nadia Todorova executive director

Nadia Todorova has been appointed as executive director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), a leading industry advocate for infrastructure investment.
Expansions at two existing correctional facilities meant to ease overcrowding for Northwest Ontario inmates

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Northwest Ontario inmates await needed space

Work will soon be underway to ease overcrowding at two Northwest Ontario correctional facilities in the interim before a planned new 325-inmate complex is built in the region.
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.

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.

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.