Construction

remote building inspections

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Remote building inspections to get code clarity

A proposed amendment to the Ontario Building Code would explicitly allow for alternatives to building inspectors’ physical presence on construction sites.
Manitoba trades nurture skilled construction workforce

Construction Business

Trades nurture skilled construction workforce

The newly opened Manitoba Building Trades Institute in Winnipeg will provide work-readiness training with an emphasis on technology, sustainability and diversity and inclusion.
fall protection

Canadian Property Management

Jobsite Safety & Fall Protection Prep

Whether working on an active construction site or in an operations and maintenance setting, fall protection planning is a critical step.
Michael Brooks joins World Green Building Council board of directors

Construction Business

Michael Brooks joins WGBC board of directors

Michael Brooks, chief executive officer of REALPAC, has been named to the board of directors of the World Green Building Council and will also serve as treasurer for 2021-22.
U.S. looks to UK's BIM expertise

REMI Network

U.S. looks to United Kingdom’s BIM expertise

Building sciences practitioners in the United States are looking to the United Kingdom for guidance as they develop a national building information management (BIM) program aligned with international standards.
surrey accessibility

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.
construction

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.
First Nation

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.