RESCON

housing crisis

REMI Network

Major party leaders urged to prioritize housing crisis

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario is lighting a fire under the promises federal delegates are making with a recent statement on the crisis.
timber

REMI Network

Richard Lyall joins global timber research committee

The president of RESCON has been appointed to a global steering committee that will look at the potential benefits of using a steel-timber hybrid in high-rise buildings.
vaccine

REMI Network

Vaccine efforts ramp up for residential builders in Ontario

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario has stepped up efforts to ensure that builders and workers know how to register for their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Brampton

REMI Network

RESCON requests funds to advance pressing issues

As documented in its spring 2021 pre-budget submission, RESCON is asking for funds to alleviate ongoing issues critical to the residential construction industry.
BIM survey

Design Quarterly

Survey reveals need for BIM industry standard

The third annual Building Information Modeling (BIM) survey results have been published, exploring views about BIM across Canada.
RESCON

REMI Network

RESCON kicks off anti-racism campaign

RESCON has initiated a campaign to bring employers, unions and government together to combat and address racism in the industry.
Rapid Housing Initiative

REMI Network

Ontario scaling back residential construction

Ontario announced updates to its essential services list, stating that most residential construction in the province will be paused for now.
Rapid Housing Initiative

REMI Network

Construction industry urges best practices for safety

With construction recently deemed an essential service by the Ontario government, industry members are promoting best practices to optimize safety.
Rapid Housing Initiative

REMI Network

RESCON welcomes noise bylaw compromise

The change to the noise bylaw will be effective October 1.

CondoBusiness

RESCON: Toronto’s proposed restriction of high-rise concrete work to cost jobs, delays

The City of Toronto’s plans to stop after-hours concrete work on high-rise buildings will threaten thousands of jobs and delay the arrival of much-needed condo
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.
housing approvals

CondoBusiness

Streamlined approvals to provide faster housing: report

A new RESCON report finds that there are ways to increase the speed and efficiency of housing approvals, which will help provide more housing supply.
cannabis legalization

CondoBusiness

Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
window wall

CondoBusiness

Why window walls are favoured for condos

The window walls commonly used to enclose condos have improved, addressing issues associated with past generations of the cladding, finds a new analysis.

CondoBusiness

GTA construction strikes to end within the week

According to the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), the residential construction strikes that are currently underway will be over in one week or less.
housing affordability mixed-use developments

CondoBusiness

Deconstructing housing affordability in the GTA

Housing affordability is a growing concern in Canada, but there is no consensus on how to quantify the problem. That might soon change.