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Industry 4.0 Will Reshape Property and Construction
Technology
Thursday September 6 2018

Industry 4.0 Will Reshape Property and Construction

For centuries, goods such as food, clothing, houses and weapons were made by hand.

Driving BIM Adoption Throughout Construction
Technology
Friday August 31 2018

Driving BIM Adoption Throughout Construction

In the 1987 classic comedy Beverly Hills Cop 2, detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) assumes temporary occupation and enjoyment of a multi-million dollar Beverly Hills mansion...

Financial Systems Must be Linked with Project Systems
Technology
Tuesday August 21 2018

Financial Systems Must be Linked with Project Systems

Late last year, directors of one Perth-based civil construction contracting firm were given what appeared to be great news.

How AI Can Drive BIG Value for Construction
Technology
Friday August 3 2018

How AI Can Drive BIG Value for Construction

A study released earlier this year predicted that the engineering and construction sector will be slow to embrace artificial intelligence (AI), but despite this slow adoption,...

Canadian Non-residential Construction Jumps in June
Business
Thursday August 2 2018

Canadian Non-residential Construction Jumps in June

New construction starts in June increased 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, reports Dodge Data & Analytics. This represents a second...

Canada Braces for Mass Construction Skills Shortage
Business
Thursday February 8 2018

Canada Braces for Mass Construction Skills Shortage

Over 250,000 construction workers are expected to retire this decade.

Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour
Business
Friday February 2 2018

Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour

Program intended for workers beneficial to Canada is used to fill construction jobs at lower wages, says union study.

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?
Commercial
Thursday February 1 2018

Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?

$22.8-million increase and an additional eight to 12 months is required to complete the renovation and restoration work on Union Station in Toronto.

Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017
Residential
Tuesday January 30 2018

Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017

The supply shortage that helped drive up the average price of a newly built, single-family home 23 per cent year-over-year in December, to $1.23 million, will...

Prefabrication
Nov 1 2018
Prefab is the Future for School Building

In 1989, I had my first experience with modular school buildings.

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Business
Sep 10 2018
Skills Shortage Hits Canadian Construction Market

Canada’s construction industry is one of a few sectors to be hit hardest by a decade of labour shortages and lower margins, according to a study...

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Business
Sep 10 2018
US Construction Spending Rises 0.1% in July

Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up 0.1 per cent in July, led by an increase in homebuilding and the publicly funded building of schools and...

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Business
Aug 23 2018
Canadian Construction Starts Fall 9% in July

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $817.4 billion, new construction starts in July fell 9 percent from the elevated pace reported in June, according to...

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Civil
Aug 2 2018
Alberta Roadbuilders Take Province to Court

A group of five Alberta roadbuilders say the province has forced its hand following a “costly and potentially illegal” government decision to transfer more than $500...

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Business
Aug 2 2018
Canada Construction Workforce Faces Continued Pressures

Canada’s construction industry must remain focused on recruitment and retention as more than one quarter of a million construction workers are expected to retire this decade,...

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Technology
Jul 4 2018
ECM - Going Digital in the Construction Industry

Working as part of an advanced content services solution, an ECM platform can streamline and automate document handling, and make up-to-date data centrally available across teams...

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Residential
Jun 20 2018
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May

A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.

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Business
Feb 22 2018
Report Forecasts Decline in Nonresidential Building

According to the Spring 2018 Forecast Quarterly Report, nonresidential building starts in the United States will drop by 1.6 percent in 2018. However, the decline can...

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