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Time for Ontario to streamline the approval process

A more unified approach and standardized data for approving residential construction projects would benefit the entire industry – and therefore, our customers.

Speeding up approvals processes essential to post-COVID-19 recovery

As we emerge from under the dark cloud and uncertainty of COVID-19, municipalities must speed up the process of change into a digital world so homebuilding can kick-start the economy.

Safety remains construction’s top priority during COVID-19 pandemic

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but it's critical the construction industry continue to build homes, infrastructure and transportation systems – safely. Here's why.

Young skilled trades workers enjoy rewarding careers

Skilled trades aren't just a job opportunity in Ontario, they're a quickly growing need. The province, in fact, will have 100,000 of these well-paying, highly-satisfying positions by 2029.

How Building Information Modelling can revolutionize Canadian construction

Canada is the only country in the G7 without a Building Information Modelling mandate, and that needs to change. Here's why, and what you can do to help.

Halloween deadline for Sidewalk transformation could be scary stuff

Oct. 31 is Waterfront Toronto's deadline to resolve the issues surrounding the Sidewalk Labs proposal for the eastern waterfront. And further stalling of this massive, game-changing development would be scary, indeed. READ MORE

Phew – Toronto concrete noise issue sees a compromise

It's difficult to wait for the fate of an entire industry to be decided by 25 people, but that's exactly what happened at a recent Toronto city council meeting.

THE COUNCIL: George Brown – RESCON program boasts 90 per cent...

Another great crop of graduates from George Brown College's residential construction management certificate program have found their niche and started on their career paths.

THE COUNCIL: Keeping the trades satisfied: Labour crunch leads to survey

Labour crunch leads to survey to learn how to keep construction workers happy on the job.

THE SAFETY PROS : Will legal cannabis threaten workplace safety?

We would be naïve if we thought the use of recreational cannabis was a new issue for the construction industry. READ MORE