January 23, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of January 28th, 2013
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of January 28th, 2013.
A new report says non-residential construction will sustain the industry in 2013. The BTY Group report says Canada will see substantial investment and steady immigration this year, sustaining construction levels and demand for skilled labour.
The Canada Border Services Agency is investigating claims that galvanized steel wire is being dumped into Canada. Richard Gilbert looks into a complaint by a Richmond, B.C. company that Israel, China and Spain are subsidizing wire products and harming Canadian production.
Gilbert also has an article about the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s rejection of a complaint by a Chinese temporary foreign worker (TFW) against the United Steelworkers union.
Stephen Bauld has a column about municipal processes and procedures, and make sure to check out our latest feature video from the recent Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) meeting in Vancouver.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 457 projects with a total value of $2,805,994,117 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Monday.
$1,000,000,000 Fort McKay 174 AB Prebid
$100,000,000 Greater Vancouver RD BC Prebid
$100,000,000 Wood Buffalo AB Prebid
- 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)