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CFM&D cuts through industry buzzwords and digs deeper into the emerging issues and trends affecting facility managers and designers, tapping industry experts to tackle such questions as what it takes to make open-plan offices work and whether height-adjustable workstations are the answer to “sitting disease.”
Michelle Ervin, Editor - Canadian Facility Managment & Design
PCL Construction has received two top awards from the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) for Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility in Calgary.
Varying property tax rates in 11 of Canada’s largest cities reflect market trends and some government policies specific to those locales, but they are also part of a larger national picture in which commercial ratepayers consistently carry a disproportionate share of the municipal tax burden.
The Ledcor Group of Companies has donated $250,000 to the University of Alberta’s new David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM).
Canadian respondents to a global survey of real estate developers with at least USD $250 million (CAD $322 million) worth of projects in progress are generally in sync with their international peers in gauging positive and negative market influences.
The B.C. provincial government has announced funding of $19.95 million for UBC to upgrade and expand the aging Biolgoical Sciences Complex used by life sciences students.
Top contractors responsible for B.C.’s transportation and infrastructure projects were recognized with Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards.
Canada’s construction industry must remain focused on recruitment and retention as more than one quarter of a million construction workers are expected to retire this decade.
Factories in flat-packs and homes built in factories—modular construction will build new momentum in 2018. However, the industry is battling with significant skills shortages and must manage increasing globalization.
Jon Love, founder and chief executive officer of KingSett Capital, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.