Measure Twice, Cut Once

As most of you know, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) has developed standards (BOMA Standards) for measuring commercial space that are widely adopted in the commercial real estate sector. From time to time, BOMA…

Safety In, Safety Out

Many construction companies have learned that what was acceptable in the past is no longer good enough to get the jobs they once had. Contracts with government and even large general contractors are on the line. While companies are feeling…

Walk With Joy

The mind boggles at how far back the agenda for a new deal for Canadian cities has suffered under the first few months of a new provincial government in Ontario, and it has nothing to do with ideology or partisan party politics. A…

Middle Ground

The two most common buzzwords in relation to housing affordability in recent years in Canada are “missing” and “middle.” According to the website missingmiddlehousing.com, “Missing Middle is a range of multi-unit or clustered housing types…

It Happened Again!

It happened again! Another major condominium project in the province of Ontario has been abruptly cancelled, leaving thousands of prospective homebuyers, many of them first-timers, out in the lurch. This time it was the Icona Condos project…

Learn by Doing

No question about it, a lot is asked of our educational system already, and it is unfair to expect it — already burdened with thinly stretched resources — to accommodate the multitude of subjects that could potentially add value to the…