Since the Baby Boom generation arrived in 1946, it’s kept construction very busy. In the 50s it was bigger schools, in the late 60s, college campuses, and in the 70s and 80s, homes in the suburbs. Now Boomers are in their 70s, and they need something different from the industry…
Designing for Seniors
Creating Cities with Seniors in Mind
A good ‘quality of life’ takes into consideration evaluations of overall physical health, degree of happiness, culture and values, positive social interactions, and liveable neighbourhoods which we gladly call home. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of life as an “individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectation, standards and concerns.”
Transforming a Crisis Into a Better Future
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
The weeks leading up to September’s fierce federal election saw Canada’s parties divided on many issues – but the overriding message was clear: from coast to coast, we are in a housing crisis, and something needs to be done, now.
Building the Perfect Mountain Getaway in Canada’s Pacific Province
Never mind the growth of Canada’s big cities – smaller communities are showing similar growth as more homeowners seek alternative lifestyles – and the custom homes to match.
Pioneering Net-Zero Luxury
Claxton + Marsh
Claxton + Marsh is a net-zero property development firm as out of the ordinary as the superb quality of its construction. Here, decadently upmarket design revolves around light, luxury, and the conscious use of line. From a choice selection of only the best next-generation technologies to European-inspired décor features, the elegance and contemporary value of this company’s buildings are simply sublime.
From Their Family to Yours
SalDan Construction Group
Family owned and operated, SalDan Construction Group Ltd. is a construction company – residential, commercial, and civil – that’s come a long way from the early ’80s family basement in Sault Ste. Marie where it began. Today, the company’s presence has spread to Sudbury, Toronto, and everywhere in between.
Your Home, Your Way
CASE Design/Remodeling-Halifax and Archadeck Nova Scotia
Four years ago we featured Case Design Remodeling–Halifax and Archadeck Nova Scotia, award-winning companies dedicated to improving and transforming the way homes function, indoors and out. Now we’re checking in to learn how they fared during the pandemic.
This Geothermal Firm is Fired Up to Expand Its Reach
Diverso Energy of Toronto is poised for huge growth as government mandates and environmental concerns from developers and home buyers spur interest in renewable energy.
Approaching the Mid-Century Mark in a Power Position
Midwest Drywall Co., Inc.
Midwest Drywall Co. Inc., (MWD) is thriving as it prepares to mark its fiftieth anniversary next year. COVID-19 threw the Wichita, Kansas-based wall and ceiling drywall subcontractor something of a curveball, but it has endured. Since it was last profiled in the November 2019 issue of Construction in Focus magazine, the employee-owned firm has opened an office in an additional geographic location and continues to take on large projects as it approaches a corporate milestone.
Committed to Client Needs
South Carolina-based construction firm Robbins Construction Group began its official operations just two years ago, in January 2019. Having spent the prior decade working in the construction industry before striking out on his own, President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Robbins is now finally able to live a dream in the industry that made him and is riding a wave of momentum from these first two years of operation.
Bringing Shining Jewels to the Built Environment
Dév Méta Inc., a Montréal-based residential development company, is embarking on some unique undertakings.
Building Beautiful Communities
With a philosophy of creating a community with every development, and a mission of making a positive impact with every community it creates, LJM Developments is drawing home buyers with sensational condominium developments at attainable prices.
The Epitome of Cool
As HVAC Rentals is Canada’s largest heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) fleet rental specialist, client partners get far more than temperature-controlled vehicles. That is because, to keep a firm of this size running smoothly, being a master of logistics management and value-added services is crucial.
The Go-to Appliance Providers
TA Appliances & Barbecues – Builder Division
Onward Manufacturing Company got its start in Kitchener, Ontario back in 1906. From the beginning, it was the company’s aim to provide customers with quality products coupled with top service, and that founding philosophy is still core to the business’ operations to this day. In addition, the company remains family-owned and operated more than a century after it was founded.
Bringing New Innovations to Concrete
From its Vancouver, British Columbia headquarters, Kryton International is pushing the envelope in concrete engineering, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance, helping the construction industry continue to use this vital building material in a rapidly changing world.
Innovations in Smart Infrastructure – Measuring Resiliency and Sustainability
With twenty-four years of experience, engineering consulting services firm RADISE International, a smart infrastructure company, is focused on improving the sustainability and resiliency of civil infrastructure projects. The company provides innovative solutions through its engineering consulting services and products to improve the way civil infrastructure is built and maintained.
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