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News Roundup: Summarizing smart buildings

A curated collection of recent developments in the Canadian construction industry.

October 12, 2021   Rob Blackstien
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Construction
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PCL has landed another big project.

We hope all our readers had a Happy Thanksgiving long weekend. Now that we’re all back at it today, let’s take a look at various recent happenings within the Canadian construction industry.

Smart buildings is something we looked at extensively in the spring. We even devoted a special edition to the topic.

Here’s a good refresher piece that covers the basics, how valuable the data can be, the types of measures you’ll need to take to protect this data and some of the legal issues surrounding the ownership of data itself.

GTA General Contractors recently took home some hardware for its design work on an upcoming cannabis dispensary in Toronto. Do you think there are enough dispensaries in Toronto? It is just us, or is this becoming like Tim Hortons in Hamilton?

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PCL Construction has bagged itself another landmark project, being selected as the construction manager of record for the master-planned community of Grand Central Mimico.

Recent studies suggest that construction workers represent an alarming percentage of overdose deaths across Western Canada and the U.S. This is another instance in which our industry needs to alter its approach to mental health issues as we discussed in our most recent editorial.

Finally, Bird has bagged itself a trio of integrated project delivery contacts in Western Canada with a combined value of over $150 million.


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