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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Residential construction industry says skilled trades strikes are coming to an end

Things are beginning to look up for the residential construction industry in the GTA, not to mention anxious new home buyers, which has been crippled by strikes since early in May. One of the main striking unions, the residential framers, represented by the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) local 183, ratified a new contract last week. The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) said that the roughly 5,000 framers affected would be back at work promptly. Without the framers, other trades such as drywall installers, cannot do their work. As it happens, the drywall workers, along with the tile and trim workers, are also out on strike. RESCON ... Read More »

Canada Green Building Council will pitch message to industry at trade show

Now that spring is finally entrenched and the world is green again, the green building movement is holding conferences and events around the world. One of these is the Canada Green Building Council’s Building Lasting Change conference and expo to be held in Toronto next week. The conference will have a strong educational component, with content being presented in five main streams, one of which will discuss solutions for the multi-residential sector. According to the CaGBC, most condo projects in Canada are still being built in the conventional way, because builders lack knowledge about building green and have a false perception of the risks involved. The condo session at the ... Read More »

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