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What Your Foremen Won’t Tell You
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.
Huntsman Building Solutions Welcomes TGS V4 Standards
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!
Leaders In the Construction Industry Have Never Faced a Labour Shortage Quite Like This
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.
Electric Construction Machines Vital for Cleaner and Greener Construction
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.
The Future of Cities – Exploring an Experience-Centric Model for Canadian Cities
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.
The Right Tools for the Job
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.
The Only National Trade Show in Canada Dedicated to the Concrete, Aggregates, and Construction Industries
Happening May 18 – 19, 2022 in Toronto at the International Centre, the 4th Annual Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE) is helping industry source out new suppliers, reconnect with multiple current suppliers, find real business solutions and build partnerships. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at this must attend event, and at what you can expect at this year’s CCE!
Inflation is a Real Threat to Canada’s Construction Industry.
Inflation is a Real Threat to Canada’s Construction Industry. Here’s how we can fix it. Written by Chris Gower, Chief Operating Officer, Buildings – PCL Construction If contractors, owners and procurement agencies work together, we can manage soaring inflation. ‘Transitory’ – that was how many economists and policymakers described this period of inflation a […]
The Latest from Canada Research
Now that Canada seems to be climbing out of the economic hole left by the COVID-19 pandemic, what does this mean for the construction market? This week’s Blog takes a deep dive into the data of the 2022 Canadian Real Estate Outlook to see what the future may hold for different real estate markets.