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January 22, 2020

Ontario considering changes that could see developers hire their own building inspectors

The City of Toronto is pushing back against a provincial government proposal that could give developers the power to skirt the rules surrounding municipal building inspections. The Certified Professionals Program would allow...

January 21, 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you’re a bit highfalutin,...

January 21, 2020

These researchers want you to live in a fungus megastructure

Imagine that you roll out of bed onto a living fungus floor. The walls and ceiling — heck, the whole apartment building, down to the plumbing and electrical systems — are made...

January 21, 2020

Statistics Canada – Investment in building construction edged up to $15.5 billion in November

Statistics Canada reports that total investment in building construction edged up 0.1% from October to $15.5 billion in November. Investment in the non-residential sector rose 0.8% to $5.0 billion, while the residential sector decreased 0.2% to $10.6 billion....

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