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CIQS announces 2014/15 Board Members

At its Annual General Meeting in Markham, Ontario on September 13th, the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) announced its board members and executive committee appointments.“The construction industry in Canada is booming…

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sticks and stones

As the Province of Ontario moves closer to a decision on regulations permitting taller wood-frame construction, two industry associations representing interests on either side of the debate continue the war of words, at least as it pertains…

New law school building opens in B.C.

The first new law school in Canada in 30 years has opened its new home at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. The design by Diamond Schmitt Architects revitalizes an existing campus building known as the Old Main with…

Soon To Be Gone

Heritage Canada The National Trust has released its Top Ten Endangered Places and Worst Losses Lists drawing attention to historic places in Canada either threatened or already lost as part of its mission to raise awareness of the value…

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Engage, Don’t Enrage

When I returned to Toronto in 2002, after a dozen years working as an urban design consultant in the United States, I couldn’t believe how long and often confrontational the development approval process was here in Ontario. A large…

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fire debate heats up

With several devastating fires recently, the relationship between building materials and fire damage has been thrust into the spotlight, with opinions falling along fairly predictable lines.For example, the Canadian Wood Council Supports…