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With activity ramping up across all construction sectors, it’s important to recognize the tactics, best practices, and negotiating tips that will put your company at the top of the bidding pile. This week’s Blog from Convoy Supply explores the art to overcoming market competition and gives us the tips for a win-win bid.
The workflow by which engineers perform their conceptual design calculations has remained unchanged for decades. It’s time for a change. This week’s Blog from Stantec discusses how automating the repetition out of day-to-day engineering frees up resources to iterate better design, as well as saves time and money.
The BC Energy Step Code represents a critical shift in the way builders approach construction by setting a roadmap for building practices, one where energy efficiency becomes the top priority. This week’s Blog from RJC Engineers discusses everything you need to know about taking further steps towards zero carbon emissions in your projects.
To create a genuine feeling of home, we must move away from the cookie-cutter template. But, for many, that’s exactly what’s associated when they hear the word “modular.” This week’s Blog from the experts at Stantec looks to shatter that myth and that modular projects – like the Kind Edward Building in Vancouver – can also mean one of a kind.
Edmonton’s 31st fire station is the city’s first net-zero energy building. This week’s Blog from the experts at PCL Construction displays the thoughtful integration of both natural and built environments which will serve the needs of a growing Edmonton suburb.
The manufacturing of spray foam insulation, a ubiquitous product used in many construction and renovation projects, is a complex process that requires careful attention to safety. This week’s Blog from the experts at Huntsman Building Solutions discusses the safety behind the scenes of a successful spray foam application.
How can organizations emerge stronger from the trials of recent years? How can they cultivate a culture that thrives, adapts, and responds effectively to the unpredictable? This week’s Blog explains that the answer lies in fostering an emergent culture – one characterized by change management prowess, response agility, and a positive environment with fulfilled employees.
A new tool that combines carbon calculation and generative design will help empower sustainable choices for Canada’s building industry. This week’s Blog from Stantec explores the company’s digital tool – E-NIGMA – and what it means for evaluating the carbon impact of designs.
The recent refresh of the BC Energy Step Code (BCESC) and the introduction of the Zero Carbon Step Code are more than just updates to the existing building code. They are helping to shape a future where all new buildings are zero carbon by 2030. This week’s Blog from RJC Engineers explores everything you need to know about the changes to the Code and what they might mean for you.
Waterproofing is an essential aspect of construction that protects buildings from water damage and moisture-related issues. Because concrete is porous, failure to waterproof can lead to significant negative consequences down the line. This week’s Blog from W.R. Meadows discusses the importance of waterproofing and the benefits of Crystalline waterproofing, as well as how it can be applied.