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Ontario-based green home builder Terra View Homes has been awarded the 2022 ENERGY STAR Canada Builder of the Year Award, in the small builder category, for new home construction. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at the company and their commitment to its activities that advance market transformation towards improved energy efficiency in Canada and for its commitment to building a healthier, more energy-resilient future for all Canadians.
Aecon Pilots Low Carbon Concrete at Innovation and Training Centre – First construction company in Ontario to trial product by Carbon Upcycling Technologies
To reach its goal of reducing, Aecon recently became the first construction company in Ontario to pilot a new low carbon concrete from Carbon Upcycling Technologies at its Innovation and Training Centre. This week’s Blog examines Aecon’s efforts and what it means for the construction efforts.
Cultivating a Dynamic Safety Culture – From superintendents to HSE professionals, tradespeople and more, we all contribute to PCL’s safety culture.
Safety is the cornerstone of the culture at PCL and today is at the heart of everything the company does. In this week’s Blog, which was originally published online by PCL, takes a look at the evolution of safety at PCL and the legacy of its safety and loss prevention manager in the 1990s – Tom Erger.
Several hundred thousand foremen across the country are waiting for your help in understanding how important and vital they are to their companies, their industry, and for you to acknowledge the challenges they face. This week’s Blog from noted business advisor Mark Breslin delves into how much you really know about your foremen and what you can do to give them the tools they need to fully succeed.
In 2021 Toronto adopted the Net Zero by 2040 Climate Strategy, accelerating the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) implementation dates for the Greenhouse Gas Emission limits to 2025 and 2028 so that buildings constructed on or after 2030 are near zero emissions; a move embraced by Huntsman Building Solutions. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at the company’s HEATLOK SOYA HFO closed-cell spray foam insulation and how it can be a valuable tool in the fight against climate change!
From skilled trades to general labourers, the construction sector has been short of workers for many years. But the problem seems to only be getting worse in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and a global boom in construction. This week’s Blog from the experts at Odgers Berndtson Canada discusses if leaders on their own can help reduce the construction labour shortage.
The decarbonization of non-road mobile machines will be an important factor in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global climate change, and construction machine OEMs and suppliers need to recognize that powertrain electrification is set to become a key zero-emission technology for construction machines. This week’s Blog from IDTechEx examines the future of the global electric construction machine market, and what that means for the industry.
Cities and municipal governments have attempted to incorporate a customer focus in their service delivery systems, leaving some citizens relegated to feeling like a simple transaction or leading to poorer outcomes. This week’s Blog from KPMG discusses the future of cities and how municipal governments have the responsibility to deliver a societal benefit alongside individual supports.
As cyber attacks have become more sophisticated, and systems become more complex, organizations constantly need to question whether or not their cyber defences are up to the task. This week’s Blog from the experts at KPMG discusses how best to build cyber security resilience though better managed detection and response.
Nestled in Nature: Lakeshore retreat creates secluded, immersive experience and sustainable design with RHEINZINK-GRANUM
The architecture firm Booth Hansen recently designed a private retreat on the beautiful forested shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, a project that created a secluded and immersive experience, as well as sustainable design, with the use of 12 tons of RHEINZINK-GRANUM architectural-grade zinc. This week’s Blog takes a look at this remarkable project.