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The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely hard on many industries, and construction is no exception. This week’s Blog goes through some of the top things to keep in mind as you define your communications approach throughout the coming weeks and months.
Even with COVID and a looming economic downturn, environmentally friendly building proponents are embracing the big picture and growth of the green building materials market in Canada and worldwide. This week’s Blog from Huntsman Building Solutions Canada examines how a change to spray foam insulation is contributing to a healthier and more sustainable future for the Canadian construction sector.
In this critical decade of climate action, it is clear that all nations must reduce carbon emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. If Canada is to reach its goals, the construction industry must change how buildings are designed, built or renovated, and operated. This week’s Blog takes a look at the findings of a recent Canada Green Building Council report on how to best ready the industry’s professionals to meet the demands of zero carbon building.
Safe Sites are Profitable Sites: Graham Construction builds on their security solution with mobile surveillance and mass notification
Work-site theft and vandalism is an all-too-frequent problem that can define the success and profitability of a construction site project. Not only does it impact time and costs to replace stolen items, it can also impact productivity, deadlines and it could mean unsafe situations for employees. This week’s Blog looks at a security solution for you site that can detect and deter theft, while keeping both workers and the property safe.
Considering the worldwide prevalence of COVID-19 and the many steps governments have taken to combat the spread of the virus, no one will be able to argue that potential future impacts to a construction project are unforeseen or unanticipated. This week’s Blog provides some advice to contractors who are intending to bid new work and/or enter into new contracts for construction or service projects.
Easy to manufacture, sustainable, easy to shape, with good insulating properties, reusable, and proven over millennia, bricks may be slightly more expensive to manufacture but lives up to its promise – particularly when it comes to sustainability. This week’s Blog takes a look at how technology is being used today during manufacturing to make the firing process of bricks increasingly more environmentally friendly.
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.