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In praise of modular construction

As we look for ways to pick up the pace of new home construction in the GTA, modular and prefabricated housing are an important start to solving the supply problem.

Provincial move to pilot new technologies is positive step for housing...

We really need to step up our game and improve the development approvals process, and the new $500-million Ontario Onwards Acceleration Fund is a step in the right direction.

Speeding up development approvals process only way to go

Improving development approvals – to build more homes and deliver more tax revenues for the province and municipalities – is the obvious way to go. For some.

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.

A water crisis is looming for Toronto – and here’s why...

There's a water crisis looming in Toronto, and if we don't act now, it will costs us – financially and in other ways. READ MORE

Bill 108 the bold solution the GTA needs to increase housing...

Imagine planning a subway line without considering housing. That's what our governments have done. Until now. READ MORE