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Canadian building permits on the rise

According to Statistics Canada, municipalities across the country issued building permits totalling $9.2 billion in July—up nearly 12 per cent from June. In the fourth consecutive month with an increase, the July building permits rise is being attributed to multi-family dwellings in Ontario and British Columbia, as well as institutional projects in Manitoba.

BIM training launched at Toronto college

Toronto’s George Brown College has launched the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technology and Processes Adoption Support project, offering training to construction industry professionals. The program will educate participants on how to use BIM for designing, constructing, managing, and operating sustainable buildings. It will be available for small and medium-sized construction firms to receive information on the various tools and applications available through BIM technology. Facilitated through the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies, the college’s BIM Lab will be the site of education regarding software, hardware, and processes.

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