A new report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) provides an action plan to close the low-carbon building skills gap in the Ontario construction industry. With structures accounting for 30 per cent of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, addressing the current gap in low-carbon building skills is important if Canada is to meet its 2030-target of reducing emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels. In Ontario, the most country’s populous …
Devimco Immobilier, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, and Fiera Properties have entered into a partnership to develop one of the largest mixed-use real estate projects in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles neighbourhood. Comprising two towers—51 and 53 storeys—the $700 million Maestria project will have approximately 1000 condos and 500 rental units. Construction is slated to start end of this year.
The Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) have signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA), giving architects the opportunity to work across the Atlantic Ocean. The agreement comes into force in 2019.
Ontario-based Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of insulated concrete forms (ICF) in North America, has been brought by Dryvit Systems, a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS).
Toronto-based WZMH Architects has been accepted into Microsoft’s global Internet of Things (IoT) Insider Labs, a program designed to assist businesses in transforming the way people, devices, and data interact. The architecture firm has developed a smart building technology.
New rules to combat fraud and corruption in Québec’s construction industry took effect in early September. The regulations stem from several recommendations of the Charbonneau Commission, a public inquiry into potential corruption in the management of public construction contracts.