As climate change brings on a higher risk of flooding, many municipalities, engineers, contractors, and builders have taken a proactive approach when it comes to flood preventative measures.
Green Construction Practices
As the urgency of treading more lightly on the earth takes centre stage this month, we take a look at new green construction best practices that are leading North America to a cleaner – and greener – building industry.
What Does It Mean?
Affordable housing generally refers to the average cost of housing that can be maintained financially by a middle income earner. However, depending on the housing market you find yourself in, your income bracket, your desire to rent or own, the size of the dwelling required, and the age and condition of the structure, the meaning of the term ‘affordable’ varies.
In 2018, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released several of the worst examples of so-called “Red Tape” that businesses and developers need to complete before getting projects off the ground. The list reads almost as a cautionary tale for anyone hoping to get a development, whether a condominium or a warehouse, completed quickly and on time.
Workplace Health and Safety
The workplace is where we spend one third of our lives. Work is intricately woven into every aspect of daily living. And self-preservation in the workplace – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, can change everything about it for the better.
The Next Generation of Construction
Moving toward automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics is becoming less of a choice than a necessity for North America’s construction industry.
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