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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, citizens have had to adjust every facet of their lives; from how they work, to how they raise their children, to how they live. This, as well as a rise in issues demanding societal evolution, has created a turbulent time for the construction industry. This week’s Blog examines the changes going on around us and discusses strategies to help navigate the ‘new normal’ – a buzz phrase that is the defining term of 2020 and beyond
S2 Architecture has invested in state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) hardware and software that allows its clients to fully immerse themselves into their designed building prior to it being built. This week’s Blog examines this cutting edge technology and discusses the many benefits found when designing within a virtual space.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) have announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. This week’s Blog takes a look at the 12 winning projects that represent a variety of building types and sizes from across the country, in addition to one international recipient.
Engineering projects face a growing range of audits, assessment and monitoring, but will Covid-19 restrictions on movement make it difficult for consultants to carry out this vital work? This week’s Blog looks at how leveraging information systems and communication platforms will hold the eventual solution to mitigating the impact of Coronavirus post-pandemic.
As Canada pushes forward towards a new normal following the COVID-19 crisis, Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) advocacy team has put forth its perspective on how a strategic investment in green building could help kick start Canada’s economy. This week’s Blog takes a look at CaGBC’s findings and examines what the future of construction in Canada could look like.
There have been looming discussions about what the construction sector in Ontario will look like after COVID-19 and what may constitute a ‘new normal’ going forward. This week’s Blog reflects back on a virtual gathering of esteemed thought leaders held by the Empire Club of Canada in May that discussed the future of construction industry as it faces the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Data Gumbo and PrairieDog Venture Partners Collaborate to Transform Capital Projects with Smart Contracts
Capital projects are a significant part of the economy but performance issues in the industry are frustratingly common. Projects today are exceedingly inefficient and are riddled with high transaction costs attributed to friction in data exchanges and contractual relationships. This week’s Blog takes a look at a new partnership between Data Gumbo and PrairieDog Venture Partners aiming to improve overall efficiency and predictability, and eliminate transactional friction through the use of Blockchain.
The numbers are stark; Among Millennials, 43 per cent envision leaving their jobs within two years, and only 28 per cent are looking to stay beyond five years; More than three million people quit their jobs this year, up 35 per cent over the last five years; 51 per cent of people polled say they are considering leaving their existing position. This week’s Blog from noted business advisor Mark Breslin takes a deep dive into the numbers and points out the ways you may be losing your valuable talent, as well as the ways you can best retain it.
Designers and architects spend a large portion of our day working with each other and clients, collaborating on projects. No matter what phase of a project, they strive to achieve a collective goal through by building trust, common bonds, and productive relationships; and the outbreak of COVID-19 has not deterred them from this goal. This week’s Blog by Number TEN’s Genevieve Bergman takes a closer look at a few helpful tools that make it easier to continue to collaborating in a creative way remotely.