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Local integration, eh? How Procore adapted to enter the Canadian market

Local integration, eh? How Procore adapted to enter the Canadian market

Procore construction management software is one of the most widely utilized suites of applications for construction on the planet. Entering the Canadian market about five years ago, Procore has developed a reputation for engaging with the local contracting community to ensure that the platform reflects the way Canadians d…

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‘Tuked’ away no more: Canada's first permanent road to Arctic coast to open

‘Tuked’ away no more: Canada's first permanent road to Arctic coast to open

TUKTOYAKTUK, N.W.T. — At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, in the arctic cold and darkness of the Mackenzie Delta, Darrel Nasogaluak will fire up his vehicle and head out on Canada's newest and most exotic road trip. Nasogaluak, mayor of the Northwest Territories hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, will drive down 120 kilometres of brand-ne…

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Tory talks infrastructure deficit at construction conference

Mayor John Tory

After decades of underinvesting in infrastructure, the City of Toronto is now making up for lost time. "This city had fallen decades behind in transit, fallen years behind in other kinds of infrastructure and now we're catching up," Mayor John Tory told a group of delegates at the Navacord Construction Conference Nov…

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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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Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

TORONTO — Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) has been selected by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. The project will support the province's GO Regional Express Rail program. IO and Metrolinx expect to reach financial clo…

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Tsawwassen Mills scale challenged crews planning skills

Tsawwassen Mills scale challenged crews planning skills

A 1.4 million square-foot project which starts essentially like a blank canvas to paint comes with interesting challenges, says the project manager of the award-winning Tsawwassen Mills Mall. "When you start a project like this, you have no idea what it is going to look like inside," said Peter Bond, Ledcor Construct…

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Industry Perspectives: Lead with your heart in the company of hard hats

Industry Perspectives: Lead with your heart in the company of hard hats

The construction industry is under extreme pressure to deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget. In this high-stakes sector, there isn’t much time or inclination to talk about matters of the heart. But in Part 2 of this five-part leadership series, I want to explore the “L” in my leadership model: LEA…

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