The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and 21 industry partners have joined forces to address racism in the construction industry. They have formed a roundtable with employers, unions, employment agencies, educators, organizations representing contractors, the provincial and municipal governments, and the health and safety sector.
ICON, developer of construction technologies such as robotics, software, and building materials, was awarded a government Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract including funding from NASA to begin research and development of a space-based construction system that could support future exploration of the Moon.
Construction chemicals and solutions supplier MBCC Group has emerged from the former BASF Construction Chemicals business after its acquisition by Lone Star Funds. Operations began on October 1. The transaction between BASF and Lone Star was closed on September 30.
When the topic of buildings and carbon emissions come up, most people think of climate control, minimizing power usage, and sourcing renewable electricity—all of these are important ways to do better by the environment. Operations are the major source of sustained, long-term emissions, and the primary focus of Canada’s Climate Action Plan as it relates to the commercial building sector. However, there is an opportunity to improve the environmental impact of buildings from the ground up.
The Tipi House in Yellowknife, N.W.T., designed by Kayhan Nadji of Nadji Architects, is a symbol of northern culture and its jagged landscape. The design reflects an increasing awareness of the ways architecture affects, and is affected by, the environment and by culture.
The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta are coming together to provide a national digital platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction, and real estate professionals across Canada at Buildings Week from November 30 to December 4.
Construction of York University’s Markham Centre Campus formally began with a groundbreaking event at the site for the $275.5-million project in Markham, Ont., and is expected to open in fall 2023. The Ontario government announced its approval for the project in late July and site preparation work began immediately for the new campus.
A substantial portion of the construction of Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, the first new hospital to be built in Ontario in more than 30 years, has been completed, reported Mackenzie Health. The milestone signals the completion of the bulk of construction on the project and the start of months of work to ensure the hospital is ready to provide patient care.
Concrete emits carbon dioxide (CO2) during production, installation, and maintenance. Installing with modern internal curing technologies will reduce concrete’s overall (CO2) emissions by making it stronger and reducing construction timelines.
The Canadian government is funding $3 million to help Alberta’s construction and engineering industry innovate and grow. This investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will help small- and medium-sized businesses adopt new products and technologies that improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.