June 22, 2021

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Mass timber report shows projects reaching new heights across Canada

Mass timber has come a long way since the first two Canadian plants in Quebec and B.C. established cross-laminated timber production lines more than a decade ago.

A recent report produced by the federal government, The State of the Mass Timber Industry in Canada (SMTC) in 2021, displays through an interactive map close to 500 under construction or completed mass timber projects from 2007 to 2019 for a total of 16 million square feet. In that time, domestic manufacturing has soared with 21 facilities in production by 2019.

Projects in the report are defined as public and private industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-family residential buildings that are at least 300 square metres.

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Construction adds workers in May; the fourth consecutive monthly increase

Construction continues to push through the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although public-safety measures remained in place across many provinces, May’s unadjusted labour force data for the construction sector shows a fourth consecutive month in which employment has risen.

The industry added 57,000 workers (4%) in May, which builds on the 31,000 workers added in April. May’s employment numbers are up by 193,600 (+16%) year over year.

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Boot camps will help youth explore skilled trades careers

The Ontario government is investing almost $4 million through Support Ontario Youth to help up to 2,100 young people access training and networking opportunities to become future electricians, plumbers, millwrights, automotive service technicians and horticulture technicians.

Funding announced on Tuesday will help create one-day boot camps to provide hands-on training, resume writing help and introductions to prospective employers in the industrial, construction, motive power and service sectors.

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‘Down to the studs’: Huge restoration of Parliament’s Centre Block to cost up to $5B

The massive restoration project underway at Parliament’s Centre Block will cost up to $5 billion and continue at least until 2030, federal officials say.

Construction on the traditional seat of the House of Commons and Senate is expected to wrap before 2032, with a cost of between $4.5 billion and $5 billion, Public Services and Procurement Canada said June 18 in a release.

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Construction will start this fall on a new OPP detachment in Cambridge

Construction is about to start on a new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Cambridge.

The new detachment at 1360 Hespeler Rd. will have about 17,000 sq. ft. of space, including facilities to secure evidence, three holding cells, closed-circuit television and other advanced security features.

Construction is expected to last until in mid-2023.

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Trans/FORM awarded courthouse contract

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General have awarded a fixed-price contract to Trans/FORM to design, build and finance the Brampton Courthouse Addition Phase 2 and Toronto Region Bail Centre project in Brampton, Ont.

The contract is valued at approximately $82.3 million and will be delivered under IO’s Public-Private Partnerships (P3) model using the design, build and finance approach.

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Skills Ontario celebrates achieving Guinness World Record title

Skills Ontario Canada has made history, using a key tool from the toolbox.  

The organization has broken the Guinness World Record for Largest Online Video Chain of People Passing and Using a Screwdriver.  

A title achievement celebration was hosted by the organization on its official YouTube channel June 16.

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Govan Brown adds Core & Shell division in pivot toward new construction

A Canadian contractor known best for its work on building interiors is stepping outdoors.

Govan Brown announced the creation of a new division June 15 dedicated to Core & Shell construction. Designed to complement the company’s existing interior unit, the Govan Brown Building Group will focus on new construction and base building redevelopment. 

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Greenbuild 2021 returns with in-person event

Informa Connect and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the 2021 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place both virtually and in-person from September 21 to 23 in San Diego, California.

With the return to an in-person experience, the organizers seek to ensure expanded networking and sourcing opportunities in addition to hands-on learning experiences.

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TCA Member Spotlight

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DRE Industries, founded in 1983, is a manufacturer, supplier and technical representative of waterproofing, expansion joint and flooring products. DRE offers technical support at all stages of project design and construction including specifications, system review, pre-construction meetings, installation and warranty registration. DRE works in both new and restoration construction.

DRE represents the following industry leaders:

Cetco’s below grade waterproofing membranes Voltex, Ultraseal and Coreflex provide active waterproofing solutions for both hydrostatic and nonhydrostatic conditions.
Domus Terrazzo supplies all components of terrazzo flooring – epoxy resin, strips, and aggregates.
Evonik’s Protectosil Chem-Trete silane-based water repellents, corrosion inhibitors and anti-graffiti treatments.
Koster injection resins and curtain injection products for remediation of leaking cracks and foundation walls.
Neogard vehicular and pedestrian traffic systems, RTS PUMA/PMMA systems, wall coatings and epoxy flooring.
Stego Wrap under slab vapour barrier.
Willseal watertight, fire rated expansion joints for below and above grade.

For more information visit www.dre.ca
Important TCA Updates
Exclusive Discount for TCA Members on publishing Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) in the Daily Commercial News (DCN)!

All certificates and notices published in the Daily Commercial News (DCN) are a flat fee of $300 (plus tax). Special Affinity Pricing of $200 per certificate is available to all ConstructConnect subscribers and TCA members.
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**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
June 23 & 24 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

June 23 & 24 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

June 29 | Tuesday | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

For more details, please click here, or contact: 
Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development