October 17, 2012
VIDEO: Journal of Commerce update for the week of October 22nd, 2012
In this week's Journal of Commerce update we bring you coverage from the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Awards of Excellence 2012. We have a photo gallery online and we'll have a feature video from the event next week.
A B.C. court has rejected an attempt by the B.C. Liberals to restrict political advertising ahead of the 2013 election. Both Tom Sigurdson of the B.C. Building Trades Council and Philip Hochstein of the Independent Construction and Businesses Association offered their diverse takes on the court’s decision and what it means in the coming year.
A new skylight at the Vancouver Maritime Museum presented quite a challenge for contractors, not the least of which was working around St. Roch, the historic RCMP schooner.
Guest columnist Werner Hofstatter also has an article about the dawn of the era of the wooden skyscraper.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 544 projects with a total value of $1,665,691,502 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$100,000,000 Province of Alberta AB Prebid
$92,000,000 Vancouver BC Tenders
$60,000,000 Medicine Hat AB Tenders
- ERCB investigates Zama City, Alta pipeline spill
- Crystal Clear
- Regina looking to annex adjacent land
- Pipeline oil spill highlighted during twinning debate
- Consulting engineers gathering in Lake Louise, Alberta
- Biased specs grounds for RFP redraft
- Incoming chair looks to the future
- Foreign worker court case led to reforms
- Shell Canada gets approvals for pipelines and gas well
- B.C. building permits rise, but Alberta declines
- Electronic migration
- Unauthorized water system shut down in Alberta
- Ontario’s best steel designs recognized
- ACEC conference to focus on economic solutions
- Improper bypass of low bidder found
- CISC awards honours individual achievements
- Quebec construction workers on strike after failed negotiations
- Newfoundland and Labrador set to lead the way in economic growth
- Construction industry to increase hiring in 2013, according to outlook
- OCOT review panel proposing a ratio reduction for plumbers and steamfitters
- Man fined in construction site death of 12 year old Nova Scotia boy
|ALEX’S ECONOMICS BLOG|
Reed Construction Data Canada’s Chief Economist Alex Carrick discusses current developments in the North American economic environment with emphasis on the construction industry.
- An Overview of Prices and Sales in the Diverging U.S. and Canadian Housing Markets (April 25, 2013)
- Canada’s Precarious Dependence on the Commodity Price Super-Cycle (April 22, 2013)
- Twenty major upcoming residential and transportation terminal construction projects - April 2013 (April 15, 2013)