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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...

Business
10 Sep, 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
10 Sep, 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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Technology
4 Jul, 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
20 Jun, 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
22 Feb, 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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Business
8 Feb, 2018
Quebec Construction Mogul Tony Accurso Acquitted

The jury in the trial of well-known Quebec construction magnate, Tony Accurso, who was accused of breach of trust, needed less than 24 hours of deliberations...

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Business
6 Feb, 2018
Fairfax Holdings to Acquire Major Parts of Carillion Canada

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and Carillion Canada Holdings Incorporated announced Feb. 5 they have entered into an agreement for Fairfax to acquire the services division...

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Business
6 Feb, 2018
US Construction Spending up 0.7 per cent in December

U.S. builders pushed construction spending up 0.7 per cent in December to a record high. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain with all major sectors...

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Business
6 Feb, 2018
Construction Employment in New Brunswick to Hold Steady

In a shift away from major industrial and engineering construction projects, more traditional core infrastructure construction and maintenance activities will be the primary employment drivers in...

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