Building Magazine


  • The Energiesprong model comes to B.C.

    July 21, 2017 by Dylan Heerema

    If you live in a relatively new apartment or house in British Columbia, or one that has been upgraded to be more energy efficient, you probably take a few things for granted. Presumably, the air in your home is healthy,

  • Power in Precision: Why it’s better to plan your sub-metering installation early

    July 12, 2017 by Kevin Neild

    Between permits, inspections, suppliers, vendors and contractors, some details may fall by the wayside during a new building development. However, one detail that shouldn’t be overlooked is how utilities are allocated among residents, especially for buildings that are a mix

  • Drawstrings tightened

    July 4, 2017 by

    If infrastructure funding announcements in the 2016 Federal Budget and 2016 Fall Economic Statement — totalling $180 billion — seemed like a New Year’s party to many in the building industries, 2017’s budget unveiled on March 22nd was more like

  • Feature Construction

    Project Financing: Is There Change in the Air?

    June 15, 2017 by Mahyar K. Hansotia

    When it comes to land development and construction projects everything largely comes down to the numbers — an equation of cost, interest rates, spreads, sales and profit. The planning phase is vital even for experienced builders, from securing funds to

  • Feature Real Estate

    Accessing Accessibility Under the Building Code, the AODA and the OHRC

    June 5, 2017 by Daoust Vukovich LLP

    It is a given that during the life-cycle of a lease, commercial landlords and tenants can expect at least one of the parties to undertake some type of renovation. They will consult their lease terms to evaluate their rights, but

  • Feature Real Estate

    The ABCs of a Letter of Credit

    May 29, 2017 by Daoust Vukovich LLP

    Landlords often require that their tenants provide some form of security to backstop their obligations under a commercial lease. While security deposits and advanced rent are commonly used, a tenant’s secured creditors and/or a trustee in bankruptcy may be able

  • Feature Real Estate

    Outlining Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan

    May 15, 2017 by Neal H. Armstrong, Gregory G. Southam, Paul Lamarre and Daniel Peterson

    Last month, the Ontario government announced a set of measures dubbed the Fair Housing Plan, intended to “help more people find an affordable place to call home, while bringing stability to the real estate market and protecting the investment of homeowners.”

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    Walk With Joy

    May 8, 2017 by Richard Joy

    ULI Toronto’s Executive Director believes we may be having “a regional moment” with the birth of Toronto Global.

  • Share and Share Alike

    May 8, 2017 by Rhys Phillips

    Unfamiliar to most yet touted as one of the fastest-growing CRE sectors, is coworking just hype?

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    Let’s Get Together

    May 8, 2017 by Steve Jones and Donna Laquidara-Carr

    Collaboration key to reducing the impact of risk in the construction industry.

  • Show and Tell

    May 8, 2017 by Shannon Moore

    Consulting the public on a project is a legal requirement, but cleverly encouraging engagement and leveraging consultation can help push a project forward.

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    Interview: Robyn Baxter

    May 8, 2017 by Rhys Phillips

    How would you define co-working space? I think the notion of co-working will evolve. It is not a mature industry yet and time will tell how the definition will evolve with it. But currently I think it is that kind