A new report forecasts more than 7000 construction robots will be deployed for a variety of construction and demolition tasks from 2018 to 2025. The largest market in terms of unit shipments will be for robot assistants used on construction sites, followed by infrastructure, structure, and finishing robots.
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.