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By Sandra Skivsky Special to Ontario Construction News Construction is mostly a relationship, as opposed to a transactional, based industry. Many of general contractors have multiple projects with the same owners and have worked with specific trade contractors numerous times over...
By Jacob D'Albora Special to Ontario Construction News “The tipping points that magical moment when an idea, trend or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like a wild fire.” (Malcolm Gladwell) The construction industry is notoriously known as one of...
By Roxie Graystone Special to Ontario Construction News As of October 2019, typical practices and procedures for payments in the construction industry in Ontario have drastically changed. Is anyone really ready? With the amendments creating the Construction Act comes a ‘prompt payment’...
By Clive Thurston Special to Ontario Construction News We are all aware of the acute shortage of labour impacting our industry today that has led to more efforts to spread work out and share it to be able to provide enough...
By Janine Dyck Special to Ontario Construction News Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will introduce a new way of setting premium rates for almost 300,000 businesses across Ontario. Our new model will make it easier...
Ontario Construction News staff writer For many years, printed media, including newspapers, Yellow Pages directories, brochures, fliers and printed newsletters represented some of the most cost-effective resources available for construction industry marketers. Print still has its place, but you need...
By Donna Mayer An electronic assessment tool created in the wake of the SARS crisis to measure the effectiveness of Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC) is being tested for use in the construction sector. The Centre for Research Expertise in...
Written by Ontario Construction News staff According to Avison Young’s Mid-Year 2019 Global Office Report, some of the world’s larger markets are finding it tough to meet demand for office space, spurring on plenty of urban development. The report, which looked...
Written by Mark Buckshon For many years, printed media, including newspapers, Yellow Pages directories, brochures, fliers and printed newsletters represented some of the most cost-effective resources available for construction industry marketers. Print still has its place, but you need to...
Written and Reported by Donna Mayer A mental health crisis at Britain’s largest construction project is pushing the alarming suicide rate among construction workers to the front pages. More than one construction worker a day takes his own life in the...
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