Karen Hawthorne

2023 | April 2023In the AftermathRescue and Rebuilding

2023 | April 2023

In the Aftermath

Rescue and Rebuilding

In the devastation of a natural disaster, the people of the construction sector are critical to recovery. The stakes are high, and human lives are on the line. Recently this has been made evident by the massive destruction in Turkey and Syria, where devastating earthquakes have left thousands dead and more than a million without shelter. In the aftermath, it’s the construction companies alongside the emergency rescue teams that literally pick up the pieces and begin to rebuild.

2023 | FebruaryIndustry GamechangerBuilding and Celebrating a Diverse Workforce

2023 | February

Industry Gamechanger

Building and Celebrating a Diverse Workforce

Rick Perin, co-founder of DPI Construction Management in Toronto, Canada has a lot of good things to say about his senior leadership team and the women who make it stand out, like Jessica Child, Director of Corporate Services. “Jessica is a force within commercial construction in the GTA. Jess approaches any scale mandate with zeal and a commitment to success that is second to none,” he told the Financial Post about her new appointment as director.

2022 | July 2022Close QuartersBuilding for Better Density

2022 | July 2022

Close Quarters

Building for Better Density

The pandemic has redefined how we think about many things. One of the biggest is our living spaces and local neighbourhoods. Over the past two years, the rooms in our homes have doubled as offices, gyms, and even classrooms. And between lockdowns and social distancing, it felt like our world shrunk to the blocks that we can walk around in our own neighbourhoods.

2021 | In Focus | June 2021The Growth of Green BuildingEntuitive

2021 | In Focus | June 2021

The Growth of Green Building


There’s a strong case that can be made for building green. Sale prices of commercial and residential green buildings that are certified to environmental rating systems can be up to 30 percent higher than conventional buildings. Tenants also find green-certified buildings appealing and this can help raise rental rates by up to 25 percent; likewise, occupancy rates of green-certified buildings are up to 23 percent higher.


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