Sunday, February 25, 2018

News

The controversy over Google’s futuristic plans for Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a Google company aiming to branch out into city planning, has come up with a futuristic vision for a chunk of the lakefront in Canada’s biggest city. The plan for Quayside, a data-oriented high-tech neighbourhood in the...

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How does Hong Kong deal with expensive real estate? They build 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, believes that his...

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PCL Supports Engineers of Tomorrow at the 2018 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

Waterloo, ON (February 1, 2018) – For the fifth consecutive year, PCL Construction was pleased to support the engineering professionals of tomorrow as the title sponsor of the 44th Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), held in Waterloo,...

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New CMHC survey provides insight into attitudes and expectations of future Canadian homeowners

OTTAWA February 1, 2018 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has released the 2018 Prospective Home Buyer Survey (#PHBS2018). This survey, the first of its kind for CMHC, explores the dynamics of home buying intentions for three...

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Introducing LEGACY CEDARWOOD Designer Vinyl Decking from Duradek™

SURREY, BC, JANUARY 30, 2018 - Duradek is proud to announce the addition of CEDARWOOD vinyl decking, the 4th addition to the popular Legacy line of vinyl decking in naturally inspired colors and textures. Legacy CEDARWOOD provides homeowners a...

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How 3D printing is disrupting the architecture and design industry

Three-dimensional printing is one of the most talked-about technologies of this decade. Some consider it the beginning of the third industrial revolution, while others point out the constraints of the technique. Is 3D printing changing our...

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How gender equality can help fix the construction industry

Note: The below article discusses the gender imbalance in the UK construction sector. I personally am a big advocate of having more women enter into the construction trades and there are some great organizations in Canada including but not...

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Urban Capital planning new project in Saskatoon’s Broadway district

The Toronto condominium developer building the tower on Parcel Y at River Landing is planning another big project, this time in the Broadway district. Urban Capital, which is building the 126-unit, 20-storey high-rise condo building called No. 1...

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City of Longueuil recovers $6M from contractors who admit past collusion

The City of Longueuil has recovered some $6 million from companies that admitted having colluded on municipal contracts, as part of a voluntary repayment program set up by the Quebec government in late 2015. Radio-Canada has learned at least...

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A look at the upcoming decade long restoration and modernization project of Canada’s Parliament Hill buildings

The first time Stephen Fai laid eyes on Parliament Hill, he was heading to architectural school in Ottawa. Having grown up on the Prairies, he had never seen anything quite like the tall, stately Peace Tower and the surrounding complex. Blown away...

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PayProp to automate East Vista Management’s rent collection, banking & accounting

PayProp is used by the property management system to manage their transactions and back office processes. East Vista Management Inc. provides a full range of services to investors through the end-to-end process of finding, buying and managing...

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Construction union claims employers misusing a federal employment program to hire cheap labour

A construction workers’ union has released a report arguing employers are bringing in cheap foreign labour for construction projects in British Columbia by misusing a program meant for other specialized workers. The Laborers’ International...

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