September 26, 2012
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of October 1st, 2012
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 October 1st, 2012.
The province of Saskatchewan is cracking down on motorists speeding through construction zones. The safety blitz is in response to the recent death of traffic control person Ashley Dawn Richards, who was killed on August 24.
A new report from B.C. economist Helmut Pastrick predicts construction will lead growth over the next five years. Pastrick listed non-residential construction as the main driver, with residential construction picking up steam later in the five-year forecast.
Patricia Williams has an article about the Consulting Engineering Companies of Canada’s take on the recent Canadian Infrastructure Report Card released by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Our feature video this week is an interview with Dee Miller of JJM Construction and former chair of the Canadian Construction Association. Miller recently spoke to the VRCA U40 group about the future of the construction industry.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 443 projects with a total value of $1,866,277,015 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$120,000,000 Langley, Dist Mun BC CANCELLED/ DEFERRED
$60,000,000 Vancouver BC Prebid
$50,000,000 Langley, Dist Mun BC Prebid
- Construction Site Arson
- Historic church renovation reaches new heights
- Hiring of foreign workers for hospital project outrages union
- Festival of Architecture hits Halifax
- Winnipeg Southwest Transitway wins award
- Vendor performance is key measurement
- NDP leader spoke to police about corruption
- Big contract down under for ATCO Structures
- RFQ issued for Kamloops hospital project
- VIDEO: Economic Update May 21, 2013
- VIDEO: Competing in the trades
- New ETFO headquarters a benchmark design
- Viana steps up to rebuild burnt down playground
- Random drug testing about site safety, says expert
- Trying to define the “lowest price”
- High job vacancy rates for small business
- Minto to assist in zero energy housing project
|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)