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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Grant to women highlights big problem of non-traditional work

Grant to women highlights big problem of non-traditional work

Why do so few women still work as engineers, architects and construction workers? It’s a persistent problem—in some male-dominated occupations, there has been no meaningful gain by women in decades.  Today the federal government announced that it is giving the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) $250,000 to help find answers. The money is… Continue Reading

Alberta latest province to mandate new home warranty

Alberta latest province to mandate new home warranty

Albertans are about to join their fellow Canadians in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec in having warranty protection for new homes. Legislation takes effect on February 1 making it mandatory for all new homes built in the province to be covered by warranty protection. The New Home Buyer Protection Act about to take effect… Continue Reading

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction open for entries

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction open for entries

There are many international award-granting competitions for architecture throughout the world, but perhaps none has the unique breadth of vision and dedication to future-oriented projects as the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. The Holcim Awards competition celebrates “projects and visions” that contribute to a more sustainable built environment around the world. Total prize money is… Continue Reading

Canadian realtor ranking site launches

Canadian realtor ranking site launches

Canadians looking for a real estate agent to work with in buying or selling a home now have a new tool to use in finding that agent. Today marked the launch of RankMyAgent.com, a “one-stop online portal” that provides user-generated reviews and other information to Canadians in the real estate market. Launched by a real… Continue Reading

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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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