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
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
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
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
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
Over 250,000 construction workers are expected to retire this decade.
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’ ?
$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
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...
Prefab is the Future for School Building
In 1989, I had my first experience with modular school buildings.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...