Forest fires drive lumber prices higher
The price of building lumber continues to inch up following the introduction of higher U.S. duties on Canadian softwood exports—and the effect from B.C. forest fires.
Newfoundland welcomes affordable housing
An official groundbreaking was held August 14 for a new affordable housing complex coming to rural Newfoundland, at a cost of about $125,000 per unit.
Halifax a highlight as national housing starts ramp up
Halifax proved a highlight, with July detached housing starts up 15 per cent and multiple family starts up 31 per cent from a year earlier.
B.C. construction industry rallies for fire relief
Support for the Here4BC campaign, launched on July 18 by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), has gained huge momentum across the Canadian construction industry.
Genworth hammered by new mortgage regulations
New mortgage insurance rules announced in 2016 by the federal government are taking a toll on Canada’s largest private sector mortgage insurer.
Foreign buyer tax hits detached sales in GTA, Metro Vancouver
The introduction of a foreign home buyer tax helped to drive down sales of resale detached housing in both Greater Toronto and Metro Vancouver.
Care award winners announced in Victoria
The Victoria Residential Builders Association has announced finalists for the 2017 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island.
Winnipeg housing starts rise 44%
Housing starts in the Winnipeg region soared 44.2 per cent in June, compared to the same month a year earlier.
16th ANNUAL NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE
A selection of great innovative new
products that will help you do more,
do better, and increase profits.
2017 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Canada’s best new homes, new communities, and home
renovations, along with new home marketing achievements,
were centre-stage on May 12 when the 2017 CHBA National
Awards for Housing Excellence were announced.
COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION:
A Peek into the Future
This is not the construction industry you once knew. Four essential elements driving business growth.
Navigating the New Normal
How to thrive in residential construction.
TOOL TALK: When Two Springs Are
Better Than One
This year there are a lot of new, stronger, more durable
tape measurers that stand out more and more.
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