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Contractor woes stall Ontario public projects

A dozen public-sector construction projects across Ontario – including hospitals, schools and university buildings – are either months behind schedule or in limbo as one of the province’s largest construction companies struggles to pay its subcontractors and complete jobs. Since…

CMHC – Canadian housing starts trend decreases in August

The national trend in housing starts continued to decline in August from the historical peak that was recorded in March 2018. This moderation brings total starts closer to historical averages, largely reflecting recent declines in the trend of multi-unit starts…

Minto Capital celebrates topping off at 39 Niagara in Toronto

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Minto Capital Management Inc. (“Minto Capital”) recently held a topping off event at 39 Niagara (“The Project”), a purpose-built rental tower under construction in Toronto, Ontario. Employees and investors gathered on the building’s 14th floor on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 to…

Design–build project delivery systems

Design–build (or design/build, and abbreviated D–B or D/B accordingly) is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity…

Why postmodern architecture is making a comeback

Postmodernism is back. We see it in the slew of books and articles about the movement, in the campaigns to save some of its greatest landmarks such as Philip Johnson’s AT&T building in New York, in the listings in the UK of…