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.
The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel (CCCS) is urging the federal government to make an evidence-based decision on any new action on imported steel products, warning changes could create steel shortages for the construction industry, impact major building projects, and put more than 60,000 jobs at risk in the construction sector alone.
Waterfront Toronto has signed and released the plan development agreement (PDA) with Sidewalk Labs, paving the way for an innovative waterfront community. The agreement defines and governs the relationship between the two organizations as they jointly create a master innovation and development plan (MIDP) focused on Toronto’s Quayside site.
With aggressive plans for expansion, Sue Connors has taken on the role of CEO of BidCentral, a construction bidding marketplace, headquartered in Victoria, B.C., within the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA).
CertainTeed Corporation has bought Hunter Douglas’ North American ceilings operations. Hunter Douglas’ North American business manufactures architectural ceilings and soffit systems with operations in Norcross, Georgia, and Denver, Colorado, and has 100 employees.