A comprehensive program has been launched to address British Columbia’s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying, and hazing on construction worksites. The Builders Code defines an acceptable worksite and provides employers with tools, training, and resources to improve and promote safe and productive behaviour.
The CSC’s 41st Building Expo is taking place on February 27. This year’s theme is construction, connectivity, and wellness. The event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s south building from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November 2018, up 2.6 per cent from October. According to a Statistics Canada report, higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain.
After more than seven years of delays, construction has begun in Detroit, Michigan, on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The $4.5-billion project will connect Windsor, Ont., to Detroit, creating a new option for travel between Canada and the United States.
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto has announced plans to begin work on the Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza. This initiative is part of the Welcome Project, established to provide greater access to the museum. Slated for completion in early 2019, the project will create a vibrant streetscape and outdoor gathering space beside the museum’s Bloor Street entrance.
The AM/FM construction project will offer two buildings for student housing near Cité-Universitaire de Québec, Québec City, by end of June. Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ is teaming up with Bilodeau Immobilier on this project.