November 2021

Designing for SeniorsSmart and Safe Senior Living

Designing for Seniors

Smart and Safe Senior Living

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…

Accessible InfrastructureCreating Cities with Seniors in Mind

Accessible Infrastructure

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.”

Pioneering Net-Zero LuxuryClaxton + Marsh

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 YoursSalDan Construction Group

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.

Approaching the Mid-Century Mark in a Power PositionMidwest Drywall Co., Inc.

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 NeedsRobbins Construction

Committed to Client Needs

Robbins Construction

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.

Building Beautiful CommunitiesLJM Developments

Building Beautiful Communities

LJM Developments

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 CoolHVAC Rentals

The Epitome of Cool

HVAC Rentals

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 ProvidersTA Appliances & Barbecues – Builder Division

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 ConcreteKryton International

Bringing New Innovations to Concrete

Kryton International

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.


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