Ontario Construction News staff writer City of Barrie officials say there is an important difference between meeting the Building Code which defines minimum construction requirements and building to be tornado resistant which is a standard much higher than specified in...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MoT) is increasing the yield strength requirement for reinforcing steel on its projects. In a memo, the MoT’s Standards and Contracts Branch says new projects will now need to  use 500 MPa...
Ontario Construction News staff writer A City of Barrie councillor who ran to a basement for shelter as the roof of the house was torn off by a tornado last week will present a motion asking for changes to Ontario’s...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Many of the roofs blown off houses by a tornado in Barrie on Thursday afternoon could have stayed in place if they were built to code, says an investigator with the Western University Northern Tornadoes...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Implementation of the Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy is expected to increase local building retrofit economic activity by 87 per cent over the next 30 years in Toronto, and nearly double annual investment in existing...