According to a newly released international construction market survey by Turner & Townsend, Vancouver is the most expensive place to build in Canada, and the 14th priciest location globally, with an average construction cost of US$2,720.8 per m2.
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.
Design firm DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) have published a framework to help design and development professionals understand the impact of their project design decisions on community well-being.
Barriers to increasing the supply of housing, many stemming from excessive regulation, are driving up the price of homes in cities by six figures, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute, a nonprofit research institute.
A recent report published by TrustedPros, a nation-wide contractor review website, states that 70 per cent of surveyed Canadian contractors do not think homeowners do enough research prior to hiring home renovation professionals.