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The red-hot North American construction market just keeps getting hotter. Unfortunately, the most urgent issue of 2022 is going to be shortages – shortages in materials, shortages in labour, and shortages in time. This week’s Blog takes a close look at the challenges – and opportunities – expected for the year ahead.
Crash-for-cash scams have long been a major concern for fleet operators and a lack of solid evidence will often mean that companies automatically accept liability when an accident happens. But this is a problem that can potentially be avoided through the use of a dash cam. This week’s Blog from Brigade Electronics Canada gives us a look at everything we need to know about choosing the right dash cam to meet your needs.
Women often face barriers that keep them from entering the construction industry. EthelFox Construction Group aims to change that. Western Exteriors recently had the chance to sit down and chat with EthelFox owner, Natasha Ferguson, about her time in the construction industry and how she is looking to disrupt this traditionally male dominated work space.
For years, the labour shortage has challenged many Canadian contractors’ ability to be shovel-ready. This week’s Blog from the experts at RSM Canada speaks with RSM’s Cyndi Mergele do dig down into what companies can do to be creative and appeal to new talent.
For a general contractor planning to finish a job, discovering the night before that you’re missing crucial supplies or a specialised tool is an exercise in frustration. This week’s Blog from Onfleet takes a look a TOOLBX, which recently launched across Canada to provide an all-in-one construction material procurement platform for residential and commercial contractors.
One of the most significant weaknesses that COVID-19 exposed for many organizations was their unpreparedness and susceptibility to supply chain related risks. This week’s Blog from KPMG in Canada takes a deep dive into their research that reveals what’s top of mind for Canada’s top CEOs and small business enterprises, as well as how organizations can create agile supply chains with the customer at the centre to increase value.
With the ongoing climate change and the rise in air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions within urban cities, it is important for industries to take the next step to help reduce these pollutants. This week’s Blog from Bachly Construction takes a look at the implementation of green roofs on buildings, and how they might be a solution in reducing building-related carbon footprints.
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The expanded use of information technology promises to improve building construction and operation, and produce more efficient and cost-effective services as waste is eliminated and resources are allocated more productively. This week’s Blog from law office, Osler, explores how information technology is transforming the industry with powerful tools like building information modelling (BIM).
This week’s Blog takes a look at the newest project completed by Madeleine Design Group; called ‘Locarno’. This is a gorgeous, older home in downtown Vancouver, with lots of family history, which was completely updated throughout with an ultra-modern design and aesthetic… completely transformed into a modern stunner!