APRIL 13, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • Membership Benefit - Networking
  • Industry News
  • TCA Updates / Impact of COVID-19 on IAQ Guidelines Seminar Registration is Now Open / Earth Month Challenge / Contest
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
INDUSTRY NEWS
Toronto boasts two-fifths of North America’s tower cranes in latest tally

Nearly 43 per cent of the tower cranes at work on skylines in 14 of North America’s largest urban centres are concentrated in a single city.

With commercial and mixed-use developments booming, Toronto now has 208 cranes, more than four-times its closest rival, according to the latest North American Crane Index from consulting firm Rider Levett Bucknall.

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More than 3,000 construction employers eligible for Apprenticeship Incentive Program payments: MoL

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MoL) says more than 3,000 construction trades employers province-wide are eligible for payment sunder the province’s recently announced $23 million apprenticeship Achievement Incentive Program – and there are “over 8,607 eligible payments due to apprentices achieving various levels of training/certification.”

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Choice Properties REAT and Daniels Corporation announce Golden Mile Shopping Centre redevelopment in Toronto

Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and The Daniels Corporation have launched work to revitalize the 19-acre Golden Mile Shopping Centre at 1880 Eglinton Ave. E, Toronto, adjacent to the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Construction will transform the 67-year-old shopping centre into a mixed-use, mixed-income, multi-generational and transit-oriented community. Phase One will include two condominium towers, a purpose-built market rental building, ground floor retail uses, institutional uses and office spaces.

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CCA white paper emphasizes need to adapt climate change practices

A new research paper issued by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) includes a call to action for government and other stakeholders to take into consideration the changing climate while stressing the need for greater investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Research for the paper, Strength, resilience, sustainability: Canada’s construction sector recommendations on adapting to climate change, was led by Sussex Strategy Group and involved a working group of seven construction industry stakeholders who informed the recommendations.


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Pomerleau and Factry announce the creation of aXLab – innovation lab for construction

Pomerleau, a leader in construction in Canada, is partnering with Factry, Canada's first training centre that specializes in developing creative skills, to create the Pomerleau aXLab, an innovation lab dedicated to integrating innovative technology to the construction industry.

This one-of-a-kind lab is the result of the amazing cooperation between two organizations that share the same values: collaboration, vision, and the desire to generate concrete change in an evolving world to build tomorrow's living environments.

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New Ontario regulation demands better soil management on construction sites

A new provincial regulation implemented under the Environmental Protection Act is putting pressure on the construction and development industries to better manage excess soil on construction sites. 

In January, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, enacted the new On-Site and Excess Soil Management regulation (O. Reg. 406/19). 


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Robots gaining traction across construction industry

Although robotics in the Ontario construction industry is in its infancy, stakeholders say a growing use of robots on sites has the potential to address chronic labour shortages, launch new skilled careers, and enhance workplace safety.

The use of robotics is gaining traction as employers see further potential benefits in terms of productivity and growth, says Mary Van Buren, president of the Canadian Construction Association. And it’s not likely to cause job losses.

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IO’s market update highlights major focus on health care

Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) latest P3 Market Update, released April 8, reiterated the provincial government’s heightened focus on health care projects and otherwise confirmed its commitment to an undiminished pipeline of infrastructure builds.

The April 2021 update reaffirms the volume of projects forecasted in the December pipeline preview and presents new procurement schedules for several health care projects.

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Important TCA Updates
TCA Environmental Committee Presents a FREE joint seminar with ASHRAE Toronto on the topic of: Impact of COVID-19 on IAQ Guidelines—April 21, 2021.

Building ventilation is critical for preventing pathogen spread. With help from local consultants and organizations like ASHRAE, standards and best practices are changing due to COVID-19. Join TCA and ASHRAE Toronto for a joint seminar titled the Impact of COVID-19 on IAQ Guidelines on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, via Zoom. The speakers will discuss how to enhance existing building systems and build new projects with a higher level of Indoor Air Quality for occupant health and safety. 

Click here for the full details and to register.
Don't forget to share your GREEN practices with us for the month of April, and you could win a prize!
Share your GREEN practices with us for a chance to win a prize!

All month long TCA will be raising awareness on the importance of green building practices! Please share with us what your company is doing to build sustainably as we would love to profile your initiatives to inspire other TCA member companies to do the same.

Please e-mail Vishawn Thompson to share your GREEN practices with us and we will be sure to profile you during the month of April.

Energy @Home Heating and Cooling Challenge

How do you make your systems work less in shoulder months to make your home comfortable? Click here to view the flyer.
TCIC Upcoming Courses
Apr. 15 | Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Apr. 16 & 23 | Friday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Apr. 21 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Apr. 22, 23 & 26 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM & Monday. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Apr. 28 & 29 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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