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Wood-framed multi-storey projects face ‘knotty’ questions

Wood-framed multi-storey projects face ‘knotty’ questions

Two high profile wood-framed condominium projects following changes to the Ontario Building code have flipped over to steel and concrete as the learning curve with lumber raises the bar. Heartwood The Beach, at 1884 Queen St. E. and Woodbine Avenue, and Cabin Toronto at 45 Dovercourt Rd., were both touted for their i…

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Textbook Student Suites - Trades

Textbook Student Suites - Trades

The Construction Manager is looking for sub-trades for the construction of a new student residence in Ontario. …

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New Vancouver homebuyers’ tax cause for concern: GVHA

New legislation designed to curb skyrocketing real estate prices in Vancouver may be music to prospective homebuyers, but others see possible problems. Legislation was introduced this month that will add an additional property transfer tax rate of 15 per cent for purchasers of residential real estate who are foreign natio…

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Shipping containers repurposed for First Nations home

Shipping containers repurposed for First Nations home

Construction has started on a new pilot project to provide housing on First Nations reserves in Alberta. Bearspaw First Nation Chief Darcy Dixon and council members Rex Daniels and Larry Daniels held a sod-turning ceremony on July 20 to mark the start of the project at Eden Valley, 90 kilometres southwest of Calgary. They…

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December sees rise in building permit value

December sees rise in building permit value

OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 11.3 per cent to $6.9 billion in December. The agency says permits for multi-family homes in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta were the main reason for the increase from November. The value of permits is…

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Canadians prefer multiple units as more Americans seek single homes

Canadians prefer multiple units as more Americans seek single homes

This Economy at a Glance (EAAG) will look at home starts in major U.S. and Canadian cities, according to ‘totals’ (Part 1), plus single-family (Part 2) and multi-family (Part 3) markets. Part 1 The accompanying tables rank the dozen American and half-dozen Canadian cities by actual start levels in 2015 and year-over-…

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Oshawa sets building records

Oshawa sets building records

Oshawa is setting new building records, five of them in all. In 2015, Oshawa had its highest total overall construction value with $558.7 million; the highest year for residential construction value at $454.4 million; the highest year for the total number of permits issued at 1,956; the highest residential construction va…

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