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Canada's construction workforce reaches all-time high

Labour Day is approaching, and while a respite from work, it is also a good time to think about how Canada works. Which makes a new statistic released by BuildForce Canada today a timely reminder: a record 1.3 million Canadians, or 1 in 14...
Aug 28, 2014 3:38PM


NWS Construction and Behlen Industries partnering on big new Shell Canada development

Behlen Industries, the largest manufacturer of steel building systems in Canada, will soon start the biggest project in its history which will create more jobs for Brandon workers. The company will complete the job with its Edmonton-based...
Aug 27, 2014 3:31PM


Edmonton's tallest tower to be built in the new Edmonton Arena District

The Edmonton Arena District (EAD) joint venture, between Katz Group and WAM Development Group, announced today the construction of Edmonton's newest and tallest tower and one of the tallest structures in Western Canada. The new 62-storey tower...
Aug 26, 2014 4:05PM


CAWIC calls on construction industry to promote women's advancement

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) launched its Women's Advancement Project in St. John's, Newfoundland today. CAWIC is calling on industry employers, unions and educational partners to collaborate with CAWIC to address...
Aug 26, 2014 11:18AM


Private investors displace pension funds as dominant property purchasers

Pension funds drove commercial real estate investment volume to record levels in the first quarter, but private buyers wrestled back control of the market in the second quarter of 2014. CBRE’s Q2 2014 Canadian Investment Statistics reveal...
Aug 25, 2014 10:06AM


Award winner aims to make Toronto's Yonge Street more pedestrian-friendly

The inaugural NXT City Prize has selected the winning idea for visionary public space improvements in Toronto. The program was imagined by urban strategy studio Distl, in partnership with the City of Toronto, Loop: Design for Social Good and...
Aug 22, 2014 2:45PM


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sticks and stones

As the Province of Ontario moves closer to a decision on regulations permitting taller wood-frame construction, two industry associations representing interests on either side of the debate continue the war of words, at least as it pertains...
Aug 21, 2014 3:12PM


Building industry groups agree to streamline green building tool coordination and development

The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce the signing of a memorandum to...
Aug 21, 2014 12:20PM


New professional and medical centre development planned for York West neighbourhood of Toronto

With the Finch West TTC subway and LRT station planned for completion in 2016 and 2020, the Downsview Corridor in northern Toronto will soon be a highly trafficked medical and professional hotbed. And taking advantage of this, Real Wealth Group...
Aug 20, 2014 12:16PM


Ontario to provide infrastructure funding support for small, rural and northern municipalities

Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Stratford along with Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal yesterday to announce how the Ontario government is going to provide small, rural and northern municipalities with stable, annual funding...
Aug 19, 2014 4:57PM


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