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Architecture Firms Must Stamp Out Sexual Harassment
According to the survey – which covered participants from Australia/New Zealand, the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom – a shocking one in seven (14 precent) women in architecture experienced sexual harassment in the twelve months prior to the survey.
Canadian Architecture Needs a National Policy
An architecture policy sets an aspirational goal for what we value about the built environment, and helps create a framework for that contribution to culture. The Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) is actively consulting with the government on the establishment of a provincial architecture policy. This is a positive move and shows leadership in the preservation of Canadian culture. It is an example that our federal government should follow.
New Home Construction Rebounds in Alberta
New home construction in Alberta continues to rebound, led by growth in single-family homes.
2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers
According to the 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, the annual web report from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a record-breaking 144 buildings 200 meters tall (656 feet tall) or higher were completed in 2017, led by the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Center and 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower.
Calgary Condo Construction Activity Grows
November was the busiest month for construction starts on apartments in the Calgary area in more than two years.
Ontario’s New Construction Act
Adjudication is somewhat similar to a mandatory arbitration, with new and strict rules leading hopefully toward ‘prompt payment’ legislation under Ontario’s new Construction Act. Part II.1 of the Bill, “Construction Dispute Interim Adjudication,” covers interim adjudication in Section 13.1 to Section 13.24.
Argentina Uses Recycled PET Bricks to Support Green Building
The Fundación EcoInclusión - winner of the first prize in the regional competition Google.org Challenge - is an Argentine non-profit organization that was born in 2015, from the hands of a group of young people that promote the construction of a fairer, equitable and sustainable society.
Almost 34,000 Positions Unfilled in Alberta
Employers are having a hard time filling jobs in Alberta, which could be another of sign of economic recovery in the province, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Non-residential Construction in Alberta Plunges
In the last quarter of 2017, there was $2.42 billion on the books of non-residential construction investment across the province.
Ontario Invests $784M on New School Construction
Ontario will spend $784 million this year to build or renovate 79 schools across the province but opposition critics say it’s not enough to address a...
Ryerson Architecture Students Tackle Student Housing Crisis
Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) is hosting this years edition of its annual collaborative exercise, CEx18 DWELL, focused on increasing the housing capacity for students...
U.K. Construction Giant in Liquidation, Putting 6,000 Canadian Jobs at Risk
One of the British state's biggest contractors collapsed Monday, putting thousands of jobs at risk, after creditors and the government refused to bail out a company...
West Kelowna Construction is Booming
It was a record high year in West Kelowna in 2017 for construction activity with building permits adding up to more than $131 million.
WSP Global Buys Finnish Facility services Firm
Engineering firm WSP Global Inc. says it has acquired Finnish company ISS Proko Oy from a subsidiary of ISS A/S, one of the world’s leading facility...
Engineering Change on the Gender Gap
Deepa Kundur is the chair of the Division of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, and a professor in its Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department...
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Stock under Review
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) , a stock from Technical Services Industry, has a value of $67.10 per share, noted a price change of 0.34% in...
Oil Majors not Threatened by Renewables
Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $US8 billion over a decade into renewable...