THE SQUARE FOOT PRICING MYSTERY

The square-foot price most contractors will give you? My only advice is to read carefully between the line and develop a strict-concise and detailed scope of work to avoid cost overruns. Read Article Here | Builder Online

Scotiabank construction report says Canadians to spend record $53B on renos in 2015

 For the first time, Canadians will spend as much money fixing up old homes as building new ones  The federal government isn’t the only one spending on construction projects of late, as Scotiabank said Wednesday that Canadians will spend a record $53 billion this year on home renovations. Read Full Article Here

Inflation Hits Heavy Equipment Prices

A survey of ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors this fall reveals significant price inflation for heavy equipment and commercial vehicles over the past five years. Some respondents attribute the change to higher costs associated with equipping diesel engines with the latest emission controls. Of the 519 responding firms, nearly 92% reported facing higher purchase pricesContinue reading “Inflation Hits Heavy Equipment Prices”

Paris Conference will have impact on buildings

Paris, a popular city being uttering by many people these days.

Check out what the the Paris UN Climate Conference “COP21”

TWISTED ECONOMY

Canada is ditching its manufacturing jobs and replacing them with jobs building condos. “Canada has brilliantly adopted the Chinese economic growth strategy — all real estate, all the time,” investment banker and Globe and Mail columnist Scott Barlow recently Tweeted. Read Full Article Here

Elevated Bonaventure Expressway to become “Champs Elysees”

In Montreal, sections of the elevated Place Bonaventure expressway are being dismantled to be replaced by a nine-lane urban boulevard. What do you think about this development?? Read Full Article Here

The Underground City

Montreal’s underground city hosts everything a modern city needs – composed of 20 miles (32 km) of underground tunnels over an area of 5 square miles (12 square km). It consists of housing, schools, shopping center and public transportation. Are you interesting in knowing where the 5 million square mile underground city that can hostContinue reading “The Underground City”

Shipping Containers Converted Into Student Housing

Project by property management company Citiq turned shipping containers into student housing in Brixton. A rejuvenation project that add life and character to a metropolitan city hosting thousands of international students. Can this be a possible in Montreal? Read the article Here

31 Engineering Mistakes That Make You Wonder Who Gave Them Engineering Degrees

Good Evening to all, I came across and interest post on Wonderful Engineering  illustrating engineering mistakes. Sometimes hilarious but sometimes sad. What do you think is the cause of these engineering design mistakes other than idiocy? My question would be, are these real situations or real engineering mistakes?    

How To Find The Right Construction Project Manager

Ever wonder who you should hire to manage your construction project, home renovations or repairs? Who can I trust? Are they experienced enough? Do they have my interests at heart? Can they save me money? Click below to read an interesting article outlining some tips everyone should use to find the best candidate.