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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.
HS2’s Interchange Station is the First Station in the World to Get Top Award for Environmentally-Friendly Design
HS2’s Interchange Station is the First Station in the World to Get Top Award for Environmentally-Friendly Design The UK’s new High Speed 2 (HS2) station, to be built in Solihull and near the National Exhibition Centre in the West Midlands, has become the first railway station globally to achieve the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification – a […]
COVID-19 is Changing Design Paradigms – What will design look like when we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic?
While a post-COVID world may be many months or even years away, it’s time now for designers and their clients to start considering the ways that the various corners of our lives will be transformed by this outbreak. This week’s Blog examines some of the new considerations we will carry with us into post-pandemic design and how we can prepare for a new normal.
Strong Takeaways on Canada’s Bankruptcy Landscape From the head of Fasken’s insolvency-restructuring practice
As U.S. companies struggle to survive through the pandemic, their counterparts in Canada are facing similar challenges. Given the huge overlap and dependency on the two neighbouring economies, this might be a good moment to hear from insolvency advisers at leading Canadian law firm Fasken. This week’s Blog hears from Stuard Brotman, the head of Fasken’s insolvency-restructuring practice, to get his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19.