Entries by Alison Clack

Building Permits July 2015

After a large increase the previous month, Nova Scotia building permits, seasonally adjusted, decreased 33.1 per cent compared to June 2015 to $101.5 million. Permits values for the month were 6.2 per cent higher compared to July 2014. Permits for residential construction were down from the previous month 39.6 per but the six month average […]

Residential Construction Investment 2nd Quarter 2015

Residential construction (unadjusted for seasonality) in Nova Scotia for the second quarter 2015 was $542.9 million, 6.3 per cent higher than the 2nd quarter in 2014. New dwellings construction increased by 22.0 per cent  (+$27.3 million)  due to an increase in apartments (+$31.3 million, +107.6%) while singles were up 0.8 per cent (+$0.6 million).   Renovations, […]

StatsCan Addresses Recession

Statistics Canada is reporting that GDP fell in the second quarter, confirming fears that the economy was in recession for the first half of 2015. StatsCan says the economy contracted at an annual pace of 0.5% in the second quarter of the year which is slightly less than analyst estimates and also lower than the […]

Canada Poised to Export Wood Building Knowledge

The Government of Quebec has launched a guide to build wood buildings up to 12 storeys. The guide, titled Construction of Mass Timber Buildings Up to 12 Storeys, outlines the technical principles required to design and construct wooden buildings up to 12 storeys using mass timber. Read more

BIM: The Bigger Picture

While most knows BIM stands for “Building Information Modelling,” it’s become abundantly clear that BIM means many things to many people. Read more