The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has approved funding for long-overdue updates of three Canadian glass standards to better meet the Canadian government’s environmental sustainability goals, facilitated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).
APA – The Engineered Wood Association awarded the coveted Innovation in Safety Award 2021 to two mills of Canadian Tolko Industries Ltd., one in Athabasca, Alberta, and the other in Armstrong, British Columbia.
Safety and security is a multilayered effort requiring careful assessment and understanding of the ‘what-if’ scenarios that could impact a facility’s operations. Organizations are seeing more value in bringing security, fire- and life-safety components together in a comprehensive, connected plan to best protect the infrastructure.
Electronic access control systems offer several advantages over traditional locks and keys. Badges, tokens, or cards limit access to a facility to only individuals with these devices. For example, companies can restrict employees access to certain areas, or program security systems to limit access to only specific times (i.e. few hours before and after a scheduled event for vendors or delivery people).
The new Women’s Hospital in Winnipeg is part of the city’s Health Sciences Centre, the area’s largest hospital, which also serves residents of northwest Ontario and Nunavut. Construction on the hospital began in 2011, with the new state-of-the-art facility expected to open this fall after a total investment of $235 million. At over 27,870 m2 (300,000 sf), the new hospital will be more than three times the size of the current Women’s Pavilion.
The industrial-commercial-institutional (ICI) construction world is becoming increasingly competitive, with a massive pool of companies competing over a much smaller pool of high valued contracts. In the past, competitive advantage involved either maintaining a reputation for producing the highest quality of work or being the lowest bidder. Today, owners across Canada have begun revising their prequalification process and this has created a new competitive edge for ICI construction businesses: demonstrating best-in-class safety performance.
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