Blog

How tight have construction labour markets become in Canada? Accompanying Graphs 1 through 5 show the monthly history of construction unemployment rates from 1976 to the present for Canada and the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and B.C. (moving from east to west across the country). The only numbers available from Statistics Canada are not […]

ConstructConnect announced today that July’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $38.8 billion − a month-to-month change of -6.2%. Historically, there has been a June to July climb, thanks to favorable seasonality, of +3.5%. July, though, is usually the last month of the year in which the bias, due to construction-friendly weather, is […]

Climate is the biggest and most important factor in construction; it’s what determines the materials used, the time frame for construction and the durability and longevity of the constructed building. Seasonal temperature changes are different in every state, and within states, they can differ, depending on whether they are near the seaside or up in […]

The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming industrial and water treatment construction projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, government buildings, industrial projects, oil and gas projects, and electric […]

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming medical and educational construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, libraries and museums, sports and entertainment complexes, industrial projects and […]

Total employment in Canada recorded the best month-to-month increase so far this year in July, +54,000 jobs, according to the latest Labour Force Survey results published by Statistics Canada. Prior to July, the best month-to-month improvements in 2018 had occurred in March and June, tied at +32,000 jobs. The pick-up in hiring in July was […]

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of August 6 – 10, 2018. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Alabama First Baptist Church of Ashville Welcome Center Addition Location: Ashville, […]

Construction sites can be a dangerous work environment. Safety managers and project managers are tasked with being able to identify and eliminate hazards to ensure the safety of everyone on the jobsite. Conducting a job hazard analysis for each job on a project is an effective method for mitigating potential hazards and protecting workers. A […]