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StatsCan building permits report: June 2020

The $687 million dollar Oakridge Centre mixed use redevelopment project in the city of Vancouver helped raise the total national value of building permits 6.2% to $8.1 billion in June, to a level comparable to pre-COVID levels. Overall, seven provinces reported gains for the month.

The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta go virtual

Given the uncertainties facing our industry in 2020 due to COVID-19, The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta are coming together to provide a national digital platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction and real estate professionals across Canada at Buildings Week, November 30 – December 4.

Industrial and multi-suite residential real estate remained resilient during Q2: Morguard

During the second quarter of 2020, some segments of the Canadian commercial real estate industry remained resilient. While the office leasing market softened between April and June, the industrial and multi-suite residential segments performed at healthy levels.
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Rejection of project milestones terrifies homeowner

Some contractors don’t like project milestones and we get that. But Reni wants to know what the alternative is. How can contractors and project owners share the risk? » Read more

Compensation boards creating skilled trades shortage

Our love for worker’s compensation boards continues to overflow… » Read more

In praise of Mike Holmes

That lightning rod known as Mike Holmes continues to draw comment. Just what is it about this man that gets such a strong reaction from the contractor community? » Read more