Friday, January 17, 2020

News

Canadian housing starts trend steady in October

OTTAWA, November 8, 2017 — The trend in housing starts was 216,770 units in October 2017, compared to 215,153 units in September 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly…

Kidde recall of fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Important Recall Notice November 2, 2017 Dear Valued Fire Service Professional: Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. A copy of the press release and the safety notice are enclosed. Kidde has…

9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects

2017 has been an amazing year in the field of technology for architects. Most excitingly, we’ve seen an exponential growth in our fascination with virtual and augmented reality. Various types of innovative technology for architects are rolled out so regularly, we find…

Chinese firm registers to lobby feds for Aecon acquisition approval

The massive Chinese-owned construction company which recently signed a deal to acquire Aecon Group Inc. — Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction and infrastructure company — has registered a lobbyist to help get regulatory approval for the arrangement. Elizabeth Roscoe of Hill+Knowlton Strategies registered with…

PCL Toronto announces appointment of Todd Craigen

Toronto, ON (November 6, 2017) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Craigen to senior vice president and district manager of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto). Reporting to the president of Eastern Canada, Jim Dougan, Todd has…

A guide to creating a green roof

Green roofs have become more and more achievable over the past few years, with numerous products coming onto the market and a greater understanding of green roof construction and benefits. Here is an introductory guide to what the advantages are, whether…