Weekly Ontario Construction Report – January 15
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National Master Specification competitive landscape shifts with new CSC strategic alliance
The competitive landscape for distribution of the Canadian National Master Construction Specification (NMS) has shifted with the decision by Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) to end a 15-year marketing alliance with Digicon Information Inc. and enter into a new agreement with Building Systems Design (BSD). Digicon responded by setting up its own master licensing agreement with the […] READ MORE.
Province announces Inclusionary Zoning framework: OHBA gives generally (but not totally) positive response
The Ontario government announced details of a new Inclusionary Zoning framework as part of a draft regulation that would give municipalities the ability to require the inclusion of government mandated affordable housing units in new development projects. The Ontario Home Builders Association (OHBA), which represents the residential development community, indicates it is mostly, but not […] READ MORE
National Holocaust Monument – Award winning concrete design and a testament to strength and survival
Recognized at The Buildings Show at the Concrete Ontario event, the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa took top prize in the category of Architectural Hardscape. A project of the Government of Canada, the monument was designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind, with Claude Cormier + Associés as the landscape architect, and Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. as […] READ MORE
Ontario Concrete Awards recognize vision and creativity
The 17th annual Ontario Concrete Awards banquet inNovember recognized the “vision and creativity of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and concrete producers” involved with “some of the most creative concrete projects” in the province. Held on the opening night of Construct Canada/ World of Concrete Pavillion, the event provided a networking and social opportunity and recognized […] READ MORE
Niagara Wind Farm recognized in annual concrete awards
The Niagara Region Wind Farm has been recognized as one of 10 exceptional projects at the annual Ontario Concrete Awards banquet, held as part of the Ontario Buildings Show/World of Concrete Pavilion. Developed by ENERCON Canada and Boralex, and engineered by WSP Canada, the project was supported by Niagara based Rankin Construction who acted as […] READ MORE