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Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
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A guide to glass balcony guards and breakage

In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.
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Dangerous defects and professional liability

In many cases insurance is unavailable, developers are unwilling or unable to help and condominiums end up repairing construction deficiencies themselves.
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Construction project insurance risks

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Boost business operations with the cloud

With technology more integral in construction operations than ever before, the cloud is a natural step for companies looking to save money, stay connected to remote sites, and improve business operations.
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Review of tender requirements essential in bids

When submitting bid documents, understanding and carefully following tender requirements is a critical step toward a successful bid.
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Mentorship is key to transferring knowledge

The construction industry is forecasted to lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople over the next decade, making mentorship more critical than ever.
Energy benchmarking in Canada

Energy benchmarking in Canada

Energy benchmarking can play a key role in the market transformation of the built environment, and soon mandatory energy disclosure will be an important tool.
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Resolving disputes by arbitration

Construction contracts often call for disputes to be “finally resolved” by way of arbitration in order to exert some control over the process, keep disputes out of the public record, and manage costs.
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Limiting liability for engineers

It is often said that construction contracts are all about allocation of risk, and the same can be said about contracts for engineering services.
VRCA

P3 projects increase payment default risk

The construction business is risky. There aren’t many construction companies that have managed to survive for more than a few decades. As the typical construction
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How video can improve construction site safety

Pretty much anything on a job site can and has been stolen. Do construction companies need high-tech security solutions to stop thieves and vandals? Read on to find out.
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Attracting women to jobs in construction

Traditionally, construction has not been a field too many women have considered. In fact, historically they were encouraged to enter teaching, nursing or clerical positions.
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Alberta’s Temporary Foreign Worker program

Shortages of skilled workers in Alberta are well-known and well-documented, and this year the federal government overhauled the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program and created a precarious situation for the future of a successful construction industry in Alberta.
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Electric actuators for green automation

Electric actuators are nothing new, but their positive impact on the environment can be easily overlooked. While many individuals and companies are still opting for hydraulic or pneumatic systems, electric systems can do the same job with more green benefits.
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Perceived building costs prevent conservation

A recent survey reveals that Canadian business leaders generally undervalue the return on investment from energy efficiency.
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B.C. labour shortage possible during LNG boom

New LNG plants will mean jobs and economic windfall for British Columbia. But the possibility of a B.C. labour shortage could be problematic.