B+H Architects and mcCallumSather has been selected as the planning, design, and conformance (PDC) team for the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (WLMH) project, Grimsby, Ont. As the PDC team, B+H Architects and mcCallumSather will prepare project documents, including output specifications that will form the guidelines and performance requirements the successful building team must meet when preparing the design.
The Ontario government has launched the Accelerated Build Pilot Program to enable the construction of two new long-term care homes in Mississauga, Ont., in a matter of months, instead of years. By working with Trillium Health Partners and Infrastructure Ontario, the province intends to add up to 640 care beds by 2021.
For several years, Construction Canada has conducted an annual salary survey, asking readers about the state of the country’s construction industry. This, of course, is the sector responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining our built environment, whether it is condo towers and mixed-use mid-rises, or hospitals, schools, and offices.
Construction has started on 1 Square Phillips, set to be the tallest residential tower in Montréal, Qué., when complete. The building will reach a height of 232.5 m (663 ft) (above sea level) and have 61 floors. The tower was designed by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects. New York firm Hill West Architects also collaborated on this project.
Ground has broken on the newest Amazon fulfillment centre in Canada, set to be completed in 2021. Located within the CitiGate Corporate Business Park in Barrhaven, the new fulfillment centre will be the second in Ottawa.
Construction company Pomerleau has been awarded a design-bridge-build contract for the construction of a new residence hall at the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough. Delivery is scheduled for the Fall 2023 semester.
Investment in building construction plunged 45.9 per cent to $8.4 billion in April compared with the previous month, according to Statistics Canada. Previously, the largest national decline on record for the current series (which dates back to 2010) was a 3.9 per cent decrease in August 2017.
British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced the province will focus on mass timber construction to bolster the forest industry. Premier Horgan has appointed Ravi Kahlon, parliamentary secretary for forests, lands, natural resource operations, and rural development, to lead the expansion and use of mass timber in B.C. buildings.
The Calgary Stampede and development partner Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) have unveiled designs for an expanded BMO Convention Centre. This $500-million expansion is expected to modernize the facility and enable Calgary to host major conventions on a global scale.