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Construction labour market walloped in April, with job losses topping 300,000

The overwhelming majority of the layoffs are temporary, but physical distancing rules could keep job sites running slimmer over the short-term

Ontario pulls plug on new Halton courthouse at tail end of procurement

Between the abrupt courthouse decision and the Hamilton LRT cancellation in December, the region just outside Toronto has lost more than $1.5 billion in investment over the past six months

Feds unveil new COVID-19 stream for provincial infrastructure program

It’s not new funding, but the change to the 12-year Investing in Canada plan could get billions in infrastructure dollars out the door for virus-related construction

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Pausing work? Consider these precautions

Many businesses in the construction industry have been impacted by government legislation ordering non-essential site closures, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you need to temporarily pause work, there are several steps you can take to protect your site and equipment from risks such as theft. » Learn more

COVID-19 prompts urbanites to rethink ‘grand bargain’ of dense city living, with major implications for builders

The pandemic could alter the long-time trend of people flocking to cities, with possible fallout for the condo building boom » Read More

From crisis to recovery: The emerging landscape for estimating, budgets and outcome construction costs

Expect a higher level of scrutiny paid to the financial aspects of construction project as new norms emerge from the pandemic » Read More

Volvo makes excavators semi-autonomous with Active Control, cutting grading time 45 per cent

The new system enables the excavator to automatically adjust the boom and bucket movements to make precise cuts along the programmed path » Read More

American Eagle introduces new 40P compressor

The hydraulically-driven air compressor uses a combination of aluminum and steel to control the weight of the unit » Read More

List of construction events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus

A growing number of industry events across Canada have been called off or postponed as provincial governments severely limit the size of gatherings and Ottawa shuts Canada’s borders to all but essential supply chain trade » Read More