Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada and Trend Graph - Daily Commerce News

Posted December 2016

The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in October 2016. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the two major non-residential building categories in Canada − total ICI starts and engineering work. ICI stands for industrial, commercial and institutional.

CHARTS: Gold Miners to Hike Investment in 2017 -

Posted December 2016

Encouraged by better gold prices, global producers are set to increase capital spending next year with the rate at which they develop new mines and how those projects are funded being the top priorities, Moody's Investors Service says.

In its latest report, Moody’s notes that in addition to stronger prices, gold miners have benefitted this year from lower operating costs after focusing on cost cutting during a three-year slump in gold prices. As the precious metal is priced in US dollars, a stronger dollar has benefited miners based outside of the US.

The 3 Keys to Successful Performance Management -

Posted December 2016

Let’s be honest: nobody likes traditional performance reviews. Managers hate trying to find time in their schedules to give employees a year’s worth of feedback. Employees dread having to hear a laundry list of mistakes they’ve made. In the end, both parties leave the meeting feeling it was less than productive.

It’s time to stop thinking of performance management as a necessary evil. The first step to doing that is getting everyone on the same page about the purpose of performance reviews.

Toronto, Vancouver Post Healthy Commercial Real Estate Returns - Daily Commercial News

Posted November 2016

Toronto and Vancouver lead the way as destinations for commercial real estate investments within Canada, with prices spiking in both cities, encouraged by sales of high-priced “trophy” assets, says a new report.

Construction Site Security Options Now Include Robots - Construction Informer

Posted November 2016

Construction site security often gets put on the never-ending “to do” list as people focus on the more immediate aspects of getting a project underway. In fact, too many contractors don’t even hire security companies until after they’ve been stolen from. But, with new technologies, and new ways of securing construction sites, taking care of construction site security is easier than it’s ever been. Here are a few options to secure your job site in the best way possible.

B.C. Hydro Opens $470-Million, Town-Sized Camp for Site C Construction Workers - Vancouver Sun

Posted November 2016

Life in construction camps isn’t what it used to be — and that’s a good thing, especially for workers on B.C. Hydro’s Site C construction project.
The massive $8.3-billion dam project remains controversial, with at least one court challenge by First Nations underway, but crews continue working away from a home base overlooking the Peace River that is really more of a small town.
“The facilities are amazing,” said Ron Casavant, a heavy-equipment operator from Tumbler Ridge on a break between shifts.