Technology

Canada's tech talent hubs are riding a wave of nationwide job growth since 2014

Canadian Property Management

Five-year gains buttress tech talent hubs

Nearly 900,000 workers in technology sector positions comprise about 5.6 per cent of the Canadian labour force and are making their presence felt in the real estate markets of large and mid-sized cities alike.
retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Making data-driven decisions to cut energy losses

Retrofits to remedy energy losses through the building envelope are sometimes based on assumptions and uncertainty.
vapour barrier

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The science behind contaminant vapour barrier systems

REGENESIS CEO Scott Wilson spotlights how contaminant vapour barriers work to offer much safer and healthier built environments.
building managers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Productivity cannot be forced

As the second wave of COVID-19 hits, building managers have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their clients and tenants.
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.
Edge computing centres are vulnerable to encroaching outdoor conditions

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Edge computing centres put a cloud in a cabinet

Seen as the next big thing in data services, small hubs located near end-users are also more vulnerable to the encroaching outdoor environment than are vast temperature-controlled data centres.
virtual meetings

REMI Network

How to run glitch-free virtual meetings?

Virtual meetings are one way condo corporations are balancing social distancing with the need to conduct ongoing business, but they aren't without technical glitches.
Electrical equipment distributor to divest Canadian utility and data communication divisions

Construction Business

Electrical equipment conglomerate to divest

The Competition Bureau negotiated the terms of agreement to address concerns that one company would gain predominant market share, driving up prices for key components of electricity transmission/distribution systems and telecommunications networks.
touch-free

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Going touch-free in a collaborative workplace

Touch-free technology to help limit the spread of infection is now seen in almost every area of a workplace, not just washrooms.
DIRTT

Design Quarterly

DIRTT promotes pre-fabricated construction

DIRTT Environmental Solutions has launched Make Space for Possibilities. The advocacy campaign demonstrates the benefits of pre-fabricated construction.
contact tracing

REMI Network

Most Canadians support digital contact tracing

A new report from Ryerson University found the majority of Canadians support using a mandatory contact tracing app to go to work or take public transit.
Equinix stretches its Canadian digital reach with acquisition of 13 data centres

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Equinix stretches its Canadian digital reach

The $1.04 billion deal will see Equinix acquire 13 data centres and more than 600 Bell customers from BCE Inc.
Building an organic smart building from the bottom up could be easier than a top-down model

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Open protocols could nurture organic smart city

Abandonment of the Sidewalk Labs project proposed for Toronto is unfortunate, but it serves as an important lesson that building a smart city from the top down is hard.
COVID-19 prompts Nova Scotia to accelerate schedule for expanding internet coverage

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Nova Scotia scurries to expand internet coverage

COVID-19 has prompted accelerated delivery of high-speed internet to some overlooked or underserviced areas of Nova Scotia.
Data centres gain traffic during COVID-19 related business shutdowns

Canadian Property Management

Data centres gain traffic missing from highways

At least 84 Canadian commercial buildings have been abuzz during protracted COVID-19-related business shutdowns. They house the data centres that have literally underpinned the continued functioning of the economy.

Canadian Property Management

The Benefits of Building Energy Modelling

Building Energy Modelling (BEM) is a versatile, multipurpose tool used in both new construction and existing buildings. Experts from RJC Engineers share the benefits.
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.