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The Cement Association of Canada is calling on Ottawa to route post-pandemic stimulus spending through heavy construction projects.

StatsCan building permits report: April 2020

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities plummeted 17.1% to $6.0 billion in April. The decrease in April was the largest decline since a similar drop in October 2008 during the financial crisis.

Surety Association of Canada announces new bond form for IPD project

On May 7, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) gave its approval to a new specialty bond form designed for use with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects.
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Post-dated cheques as security?

Could post-dated cheques act like an informal reverse version of a commercial surety bond? » Read more

Due diligence before promoting efficiency – UPDATE

Oh why can’t anything ever be simple? Our May 25 COVID News directed readers to a lobby group pushing the feds to deliver post-pandemic stimulus in the form of incentives for energy-efficient renovations. Sounds like a good business driver, right? » Read more

Ill-fitting PPE a major problem

It’s human nature…people won’t wear PPE if it’s uncomfortable or makes it hard to work. » Read more