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July 18, 2018

VC Investment in ConTech Startups Passes $1bn in H1 2018 – JLL

Construction technology startup companies received $1.05bn in investment from venture capitalists (VCs) in the first half of 2018, a record high according to a new report by JLL...... Read Article


July 18, 2018

As Sea Level Rises, Architects And Developers Adapt And Innovate

While the San Francisco Bay Area’s best features may be the seemingly endless views of the waterfront, the view comes with a price. Sea levels are expected to rise as much as 4 feet by the end of the century, according to a report from the National Climate Assessment....... Read Article


July 18, 2018

World’s Biggest Digital Map Company Just Released a Product for Mapping Inside Buildings

If you are not in the business of building a map into a product, then you probably have not heard of Esri....... Read Article


July 18, 2018

Understanding Continuous Air Barrier Systems

As codes across the country begin to mandate higher levels of energy efficiency, the direct implication are building envelopes that must become tighter in terms of air changes per hour (ACH)....... Read Article


July 18, 2018

A Look at Hamilton’s First Shipping Container Home

Put together an offbeat do-it-yourselfer and a rogue architect, and the result is the Lego-esque creation rising like a cubist phoenix on an empty lot at 5 Arkledun Ave. in Hamilton....... Read Article


July 18, 2018

Penticton Becoming Hub for Modular Construction Industry

The modular housing industry is on the rise in Penticton, with new businesses coming to town to set up plants........ Read Article


July 18, 2018

This Robot Can 3-D Print a Steel Bridge in Mid-air

Dutch designer Joris Laarman will wheel a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He’ll hit an “on” button. He’ll walk away. And when he comes back two months later, the Netherlands will have a new, one-of-a-kind bridge, 3-D printed in a steel arc over the waters....... Read Article


July 18, 2018

Electric Car Charging Operators Offering To Install Chargers In Buildings For Free

The companies that own and install the electric vehicle charging stations are making it easier than ever for properties to host the chargers on-site, even at no cost. They want their networks blanketing the country, partly for the convenience of the drivers, but also because they make their money on the markup of electricity....... Read Article


July 13, 2018

RAIC Presents Case Studies on Designing with Indigenous Communities

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has produced a free, public document that describes best practices in working with Indigenous communities on architectural projects....... Read Article


July 13, 2018

Developers Decry Pullback on Property Tax Grant

New rules and other funding commitments place Toronto office projects in limbo...... Read Article


July 11, 2018

New Technologies: How will They Redefine the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Community?

Is the Canadian design and construction industry about to experience a radical, transformative and critical technological revolution?...... Read Article


July 11, 2018

Coalition Worried Further Steel Tariffs Would Limit Supply

Following the implementation of surtaxes on certain steel and aluminum products from the U.S. as countermeasures to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, the Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel is urging the government to be cautious about taking further action related to steel imports from other countries...... Read Article


July 9, 2018

City of Prince George, B.C., Installs Section of “Solar Road”

The photovoltaic panels are fixed directly onto pavement with no need to destroy and rebuild existing roadworks........ Read Article


July 9, 2018

Trump in No Rush on Trade as Canada-U.S. Tariff Spat Drags On

The federal Liberal government is determined to rekindle intensive talks on a new continental trade pact this summer—even though President Donald Trump says he won’t sign a renegotiated NAFTA until after the U.S. midterm elections this fall........ Read Article


July 5, 2018

Siemens Acquires 3 Smart Building Startups In 2 Months

Siemens Building Technologies Division has inked a deal to acquire Building Robotics Inc., an Oakland-based company whose app Comfy gives office workers greater control of their personal environment, especially temperature and lighting....... Read Article


July 5, 2018

KPMB Architect to Direct Design of Hamilton’s Waterfront Development

The City of Hamilton Council has selected Waterfront Shores Corporation as the preferred proponent for the Pier 8 waterfront development....... Read Article


July 3, 2018

Vaughan, Mississauga and Toronto Sign Housing Pledge

TBILD sets out its four-point plan on how municipalities can help make housing more affordable and increase supply........ Read Article


July 3, 2018

Next Generation Of CRE Data Companies Cautiously Emerges To Challenge CoStar

The commercial real estate data sector is rapidly and fundamentally changing before our eyes. Startups like VTS, Reonomy and CompStak are launching new services, charting nationwide expansions, landing venture capital investments and securing institutional partnerships....... Read Article


July 3, 2018

Ottawa Building Proves its Zero Carbon Performance

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has awarded a Class A, commercial office building in Ottawa the country’s first Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) – Performance certification....... Read Article


June 28, 2018

Amazon Touts Hub Lockers As Way For Multifamily To Deal With Deliveries

After launching the locker system it calls Hub by Amazon in select premier properties last summer, retail giant Amazon opened the service to apartment owners nationally Tuesday, characterizing the system in a statement as one that "brings conveniences and consistency to the delivery experience." ...... Read Article


June 28, 2018

20 Major Upcoming Recreational and Retail, Wholesale, Warehouse Construction Projects – Canada

The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming Recreational and Retail, Wholesale, Warehouse construction projects in Canada...... Read Article


June 28, 2018

Feds invest $167M to bolster infrastructure in and around Port of Vancouver

Work on a series of road and rail projects at Canada’s largest port is moving ahead with the backing of the federal government...... Read Article


June 28, 2018

Liberals set hiring, procurement stipulations for federally funded projects

Cities, provinces and territories building new roads, bridges, water and transit systems funded with federal dollars will have to let Indigenous Peoples, veterans and recent immigrants have a hand in those projects under new rules being unveiled....... Read Article


June 22, 2018

Job sites in Quebec sit idle as crane operators protest new training rules

Crane operators disrupted work sites across Quebec June 18 with an illegal strike, according to the provincial agency that enforces construction labour rules....... Read Article


June 22, 2018

Vancouver International Airport breaks ground on $9.1B expansion

Vancouver International Airport broke ground on its $9.1 billion multi-year expansion that will see the airport complete 75 major projects over the next two decades...... Read Article


June 19, 2018

PEI offering up to $5,000 to build energy-efficient homes

The government of Prince Edward Island recently announced the New Home Construction Program will offer financial incentives of up to $5,000 to build energy-efficient homes....... Read Article


June 8, 2018

Researchers study impacts of climate change on wind energy potential

With power purchase agreements of wind farms set to expire between now and the end of the next decade, the wind industry is poised to potentially undergo large-scale repowering of its wind farms......... Read Article


June 8, 2018

Construction industry hits second monthly decline with 13K job losses

Construction employment has dipped for the second consecutive month, with a loss of 13,000 jobs in May. Statistics Canada reported the decline in its latest monthly Labour Force Survey......... Read Article


June 8, 2018

PCs sweep to power in Ontario: What Doug Ford means for construction across the province

Among his list of promises were bringing back dollar beer, scrapping the Green Energy Act and reducing the small business tax rate........ Read Article


July 21, 2017

PLACEMAKING: HOW TO DESIGN FOR BETTER URBAN LIVING

Craig Applegath is a founding principal of DIALOG and a passionate designer who believes in the power of built form to meaningfully improve the wellbeing of our communities and the environments we all share. What is placemaking? Photo Credit: Student A... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Design, Engineering, Property

March 15, 2017

IPD APPROACH SHOWCASED ON OAKVILLE ARENA PROJECT

Article Written by: Angela Gismondi, Published by: <Construct Connect> The Town of Oakville, Ont. is the first municipality in Canada to use a full Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach coupled with lean principles for its Oakville A... View Here


Construction

March 15, 2017

OPTIONS TO CONSIDER BEHIND THE CURTAIN WALL

“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... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Design

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... View Here


Construction

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... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Design

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... View Here


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... View Here


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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Property

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... View Here


Construction

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... View Here


Construction, Engineering

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... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Engineering

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... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Design, Engineering

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... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Design, Engineering

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... View Here


Construction, Engineering

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... View Here


Construction, Industry News

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... View Here


Construction, Property, Renovation

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, ... View Here


Construction, Engineering

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... View Here


Design, Property, Renovation

December 16, 2015

FIVE COMMON MYTHS OF LED LIGHTING

Dino Chantziaras of DDM Lighting, a specialty lighting design and installation contractor, notes that LED lighting continues to gain in popularity. “The price of electricity keeps rising,” he says. “LEDs provide a cost-effective lighting solution. They... View Here


Construction, Industry News

December 15, 2015

FUTURE BRIGHT FOR TORONTO CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

There may not be 180 cranes in Toronto’s skies anymore, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation keeps warning of a high risk of correction for the city, but don’t expect the construction sector in the GTA to fade any time soon. That was the message ... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Design, Engineering

December 14, 2015

THE 2015 ONTARIO CONCRETE AWARD WINNERS

Photo: YOUNES BOUNHAR / DOUBLESPACE PHOTOGRAPHY The province’s concrete industry has once again recognized excellence and innovation on a variety of project types with the presentation of the 2015 Ontario Concrete Awards. The annual competition focuses... View Here


November 16, 2015

ALBERT BICOL ON FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION GREEN BUILDINGS, INCLUDING LEED

With his extensive expertise in Sustainable Master Planning (SMP), High Performance and Net-Zero Buildings, Albert Bicol shares his insights on first and second generation green buildings, including first generation LEED buildings. Explain how second g... View Here


Property

November 16, 2015

PM EXPO: YOUR LEADING EDGE IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Positioning and optimizing existing buildings as smart, green, and more sustainable creates competitive assets to attract tenants, while at the same time providing the opportunity for large scale operational savings. Yet teams also need to be equipped... View Here


Architecture, Construction

November 6, 2015

ARCHITECTS & CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Author, software developer and architect, Brian Palmquist shares his insights on how architects can manage their construction work phases more efficiently using construction project management tools & best-practices.   What are  5  lessons fro... View Here


Construction

July 21, 2015

LEVERAGING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Real-time reporting capabilities and integration with mobile applications are changing the way interior fit-outs and renovations are managed. By capitalizing on available technologies, the entire project team can improve communication to deliver succes... View Here


Property

November 24, 2014

GREEN CERTIFICATION BENEFITS

The recent recession may have been the best thing to happen to sustainable commercial building. During those years, sustainable buildings proved their value: sustainable properties experienced lower vacancy rates; builders with green experience fared b... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Engineering

November 24, 2014

CONCRETE: PRODUCT OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Ready mixed concrete can no longer be considered a commodity. With the advent of improved technology, ready mixed concrete is adaptable to any type of application whether you need more flowability, higher strengths, or adjustment to site and weather co... View Here


Construction

November 24, 2014

CLOSING THE GAP – GREEN SKILLS TRAINING FOR TRADES

Labor Market Research shows that the Ontario construction labor market will expand in 2015 to 2019, with the strongest gains in large commercial projects. The Canadian green building market is also poised to see strong growth over the next three years,... View Here


Property

November 24, 2014

HOUSE PRICES ARE RISING…BUT WHAT DOES THIS REALLY MEAN?

I’m often amazed at how the housing market is reported in the news media. Not for what is reported, but for what isn’t. Read any business news site or paper, and you wouldn’t know that one-third of Canadians do not own a home, and instead pay rent as a... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Design, Renovation

November 24, 2014

WALL THERMAL DESIGN CALCULATOR

Architects and others in the building industry now have a tool to quickly assess the energy efficiency of walls in low-rise housing: the Wall Thermal Design Calculator. The purpose of this online tool and calculator is to provide designers with prescri... View Here


Property

November 24, 2014

INNOVATE OR BE LEFT BEHIND

In today’s ultra-competitive business climate, your company’s ability to innovate may be one of its key competitive advantages. Although commercial real estate (CRE) may not have the same universal appeal and sizzle as consumer electronics, innovation... View Here


Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Property

November 24, 2014

CANADA’S ECONOMY: COUNTING ON A WEAK CURRENCY AND NEW CUSTOMERS TO FUEL GROWTH

There’s another aspect of residential real estate that will be equally important. Home prices must not cave. To a fair degree, consumer confidence and personal consumption expenditures depend on a feeling of prosperity that is provided by rock-solid or... View Here


December 6, 2017

INFORMA TRANSFORMS WITH THE UNVEILING OF REVITALIZED EXHIBITION PLATFORMS

Informa Canada’s Global Exhibitions division announces the launch of IDS CONTRACT and expansion of THE BUILDINGS SHOW. Toronto, Canada... View Here


May 8, 2017

ROOFTECH 2017 SEES RECORD TURNOUT IN THE SHOW’S HISTORY

Programming excellence brings record numbers to the 13th biennial event. Toronto, ON, May 8, 2017 – ROOFTech 2017 organizers saw... View Here


April 26, 2017

BOUTIQUE DESIGN PAVILION IS COMING TO IIDEXCANADA 2017

Toronto, ON, Apr. 20, 2017 — In response to the evolving hospitality sector, IIDEXCanada, part of The Buildings Show, is... View Here


Industry News

April 20, 2017

EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR PROGRAM FOCUSES ON TILE AND STONE GAME CHANGERS, INFLUENCERS, TRENDS AND MARKET UPDATES AT STONEX CANADA

Toronto, ON, April 20, 2017 –  STONEX Canada, with the support of the Terrazzo Tile & Marble Association of Canada... View Here


Industry News

April 13, 2017

APPOINTMENT NOTICE – NANCY MILANI

George Przybylowski, Vice President, Real Estate/Construction, Informa Exhibitions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Milani, CEM, CMP, as... View Here


Industry News

February 16, 2017

ROOFTECH RETURNS TO TORONTO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS

Toronto, ON, Feb. 16, 2017 – ROOFTech, the trade show and exposition for the Canadian roofing industry, returns to Toronto... View Here


Industry News

February 16, 2017

PROPERTY MANAGERS WILL GAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE THEY NEED BY ATTENDING SPRINGFEST 2017

Toronto, ON, Feb. 16, 2017 – Springfest, the one-day event for building and property executives, owners and managers returns May... View Here


Industry News

September 22, 2016

THE BUILDINGS SHOW IS CHANGING HOW THE INDUSTRY WORKS

Rules, practices and techniques for a changing built environment TORONTO – The Buildings Show (TBS), the largest networking and educational... View Here


Industry News

September 28, 2015

CREATING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CANADIAN BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The Buildings Show is the Place for Trade Professionals to Collaborate and Source New Standards for the Built Environment The... View Here


Industry News

April 16, 2015

WHO’S WHO OF REAL ESTATE TO UNVEIL TORONTO OF THE FUTURE®

Showcase Event Scheduled for June 1 – 5 at MetroCentre / Metro Hall Leading players in real estate and architecture... View Here


Industry News

February 9, 2015

INFORMA ACQUIRES HANLEY WOOD EXHIBITIONS

Our Parent Company Acquires US-based Hanley Wood Exhibitions’ Portfolio of Seventeen Major Design, Construction and Real Estate Shows Including Greenbuild... View Here


Industry News

February 5, 2015

BUILDINGS CANADA CREATES AN INNOVATIVE ONLINE CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE NETWORK

Buildings Canada launches its new information sharing portal comprised of features such as educational webinars, product showcases, market reports, breaking... View Here


Industry News

February 5, 2015

SPRINGFEST OFFERS COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGING & OPERATING BUILDINGS

The 21st annual Springfest exposition, networking and educational event is happening on Thursday April 30, 2015 at the Toronto Metro... View Here


Industry News

November 17, 2014

SEVEN STAND ALONE SHOWS UNITE TO BUILD BIGGER, BETTER EVENT

Having previously operated as seven superior, stand-alone shows to wow and educate the design, architecture, construction and real estate professionals,... View Here