February 20, 2013
VIDEO: Journal of Commerce Update for the week of February 25th, 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 February 25th, 2013.
The recently announced B.C. provincial budget is cutting down on capital spending. Reaction to the budget has been generally positive in the construction industry. British Columbia Construction Association president Manley McLachlan said while infrastructure spending has declined, a “winding down” period was inevitable after a decade of growth.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert looks into how construction is expected to lead growth in B.C. over the next five years, and columnist Korky Koroluk examines the potential of crowdfunding projects.
Peter Caulfield has a story about a historic Vancouver warehouse which is being renovated and expanded through innovative use of concrete.
There’s more about that structure in our weekly feature video, and don’t miss our Concrete feature pullout tin the January 25th paper and digital edition of the Journal of Commerce.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|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)