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Oil price drop lowers Canadian construction expectations: RICS

Canadian construction expectations are falling with the drop in oil prices, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Canadian Construction Survey, especially in the energy sector and energy-intensive areas such as...
Feb 26, 2015


Waterloo Region is Canada's 'Land Of Opportunity': Colliers

A new Light Rail Transit system, a burgeoning and highly-educated population and the three-million-square-foot Blackberry real estate portfolio sale will make the Region of Waterloo one of Canada’s most dynamic over the next several...
Feb 17, 2015


Giant lampshades create ingenious urban lighting in Québec City

Currently on Cartier Avenue in Québec City, 34 giant backlit lampshades, decorated with selected works by Alfred Pellan and Fernand Leduc from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, are hanging over the street. The...
Feb 12, 2015


Canadians dominate U.S. real estate purchases

Canada is the unrivaled global investor in U.S. real estate with nearly US$10 billion in direct investments in 2014—ahead of Norway, China, Japan and Germany—according to the latest research from CBRE.
Feb 3, 2015


New international network formed of architectural and interior design firms across North America

Historically, national and international corporations with a need for architectural and interior design services in different cities had two options: hire different small firms in each market and oversee multiple individual projects, or go with...
Jan 27, 2015


Finalists revealed in Toronto's inaugural Winter Stations design competition.

After reviewing nearly 200 submissions from 36 countries, the jury of the inaugural Winter Stations Competition in Toronto has selected four finalists to come to Toronto and see their designs come to life.
Jan 13, 2015


2014 in the rear view mirror

As we gear up and prepare ourselves for a year that looks to be as action-packed as 2014, we at Building thought it would be fun to do an ICYMI (in case you missed it) for the most-read news stories we posted in 2014. You may have missed...
Jan 5, 2015


Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement makes it possible for architects to work across North American borders.

Representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities of Canada, the United States, and Mexico have announced a major agreement to mutually recognize architect credentials in the three countries, making it possible for architects to...
Dec 15, 2014


Professions unite to create global ethics standards

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, is a member of an international coalition of professional organizations which was launched this week with the aim of developing and implementing the first set of globally recognised ethics...
Dec 8, 2014


Demographic changes determine property opportunities for developers in the future: report

Urbanization is now considered the ‘new normal’ rather than an emerging trend itself, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and discussed in a...
Dec 3, 2014


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