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February 14, 2017
State of the Market Report: Progression in Canadian Construction

“The fortunes of the construction industry in Canada are directly affected by domestic and global economic factors, shifting demographic patterns, and changing public-sector policies and priorities.” This report gives an overview of the current state o

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January 24, 2017
Reynolds, Vogel Warn Hard Work Remains on Lien Act Reform

Article written by Angela Gismondi and published by <<Construct Connect>> It’s been a few months since the report Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act was released and while its authors Bruce Reynolds and S

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January 24, 2017
Resilient Projects Explored at Architectural Roundtable

Article written by Angela Gismondi and published by <<Construct Connect>> Architects and landscape designers discussed how to design buildings for the realities of climate change at the International Architectural Roundtable held Nov. 30 as

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July 18, 2016
How to Get the Most Out of Your Submetering Solutions

Scott Beneteau, VP, Sales at Enercare and Omar Salihbegovic, Associate Designer, Buildings – Electrical at MMM Group joined us at The Buildings Show in 2015 to talk to developers, contractors, and builders about the growing trend of mixed-used developm

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July 12, 2016
New Technology to Take Your Smart Building to the Next Level

We’ve covered the capital savings achievable through building systems convergence, and followed that up with how operations staff can use system connectivity to keep the building humming in like new condition in our three-part Smart Buildings series. N

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June 23, 2016
How to saveONenergy through Energy Conservation Management

Joe Bilé, Manager, Program Delivery, and Jen Grado, Commercial Lead at Conservation Demand Management (CDM) Business Development for Toronto Hydro discussed saveONenergy’s energy conservation management program updates to property and facility managers

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June 15, 2016
How to Operate a Smart Building Like a Pro

By now you’ve read part one of this three part series on smart buildings. You understand how  to reduce the capital costs, simplify how they connect and share data easily with new services and users. In this article, I will explain how you can drive op

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June 7, 2016
What You Need to Know About Commercial Roofing Systems

At The Buildings Show in 2015, Richard Ruppert, Architectural Services Manager for Firestone Building Products Canada, discussed the evolution of roofing materials, techniques for builders, roofers and contractors, and the benefits of these technologic

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May 31, 2016
Why You Should Invest In Smart Building Technology

This article is part one of a three-part series discussing the opportunities and business reasons to utilize smart building technologies. This article will discuss how to deploy new technologies without necessarily spending more on the building systems

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May 24, 2016
18 HVAC Best Practices for Property Managers & Building Owners

Brad Arnold, Technical Consultant at Pipe Shield Enterprises, is a recognized leader in plumbing, mechanical and pipe rehabilitation services. As a Springfest 2016 speaker, we interviewed Brad on his HVAC best practices for property managers and buildi

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May 10, 2016
Building Automated Systems (BAS) Training for Everyone

In December 2015, Stephen Dixon, President of TdS Dixon, spoke to building operators and owners at the Buildings Show about how to improve energy efficiency through Building Automated Systems (BAS) training for their facilities, and strategies to achie

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April 4, 2016
How to Plan a Capital Budget for Aging Real Estate Assets

We interviewed Cherisse Vanloo, a Project Manager at WSP Canada, who shared tips on how property managers can effectively plan a capital budget for aging real estate assets. With over 9 years of property condition assessment and building evaluation exp

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March 29, 2016
Accessibility Amendments to the Ontario Building Code for Property Managers

Samantha Proulx, Project Consultant (Accessibility & Building Code) at Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Ltd, was interviewed on the accessibility amendments to the 2012 Ontario Building Code (effective January 1, 2015) that every property manager sh

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March 29, 2016
Property Management Marketing Checklist: How to Reach a New Generation of Renter

The population of Toronto is expected to grow to more than three million people in the next 15 years, up from 2.79 million people. Because of the scarcity of available rental units, developers have recognized an opportunity to capitalize on this unders

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March 22, 2016
Building Technology Trends for Property and Facility Managers

With 15 years experience in Facility Management and the head of Cisco Canada’s business development and services delivery for Cisco’s S+CRE consulting services, Andy Schonberger shares his insights into the latest building technology trends for propert

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March 18, 2016
Take Control: How to Tame your Energy Costs in a Wild Market

Chris Loughren, Manager, Commercial Energy Solutions at Bruce Power Direct came to The Buildings Show in December 2015 to teach property managers and building owners how they can better manage energy costs and consumption in their buildings. In one of

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February 11, 2016
Concrete Developments

Photo Caption: Assembled at UC Berkeley, Bloom pavilion, by California make-tank Emerging Objects, is composed from 3D-printed concrete polymer blocks. Our cities have been constructed with concrete—can that concrete continue to sustain the passion of

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January 13, 2016
Global pricing: prepare to talk values, says consultant

Project pricing in the global construction marketplace is a tremendously important aspect of doing business, but many companies underestimate its impact on their bottom line, said an international pricing expert at a seminar he hosted at the recent Bui

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December 16, 2015
What’s New in Construction Products and Innovations—the CCMC Experience

When new or innovative construction products hit the market, building inspectors in local jurisdictions are naturally concerned that the products meet the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. Often, manufacturers turn to the Canadian C

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December 16, 2015
Taller Than 10 Storeys? Yes we Wood

Advances in building technology, an abundance of timber and construction inclusion in the National Building Code have seen an increased interest by Canadian builders in using wood for taller buildings. Cameron McCartney, research officer at the Nationa

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December 16, 2015
Modern Architects Reimagining Concrete

A panel presenting at The Buildings Show’s International Architectural Roundtable notes that modern architects continue to remain fascinated with concrete. Their mission: making concrete more sustainable, building complex structures without formwork, e

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December 16, 2015
LEAN, Mean and Honing Construction Efficiency

Creating more value for customers with fewer resources while minimizing waste. That’s the simple definition of the LEAN approach to construction. While that might seem like a slam dunk for Canadian construction companies, they haven’t necessarily been

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December 16, 2015
Astronaut Chris Hadfield on why Spaceflight can be a lot Like Construction

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s crowning achievement to date has been his tour as commander of the International Space Station (ISS). “It’s the biggest construction project ever built in space, using a team of 15 different countries,” he says. “It

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December 16, 2015
Revitalizing Detroit, One Building at a Time

Detroit is a city of incredible potential. Bedrock Real Estate Services is helping to realize that potential by managing a growing portfolio of 80 commercial buildings that are part of the Quicken empire.  Scott Collins, project executive with Bedrock,

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December 16, 2015
Five Things You Never Want to do to Permeable Pavers

Permeable pavement offers designers a surface that permits the free flow of water through pavement, contrary to conventionally designed pavement, which conveys flow off the surface and into catch basins. “It’s extremely popular with folks who are into

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