Digital tools could speed up construction of housing
March 31st, 2021 4:51 pm

 By Grant Cameron

Digital tools and technology could speed up the approvals process for new home construction – they just need to be applied, says Richard Lyall, president of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON)....  Read more...
HireNext tool can help employers attract new talent
March 31st, 2021 4:38 pm

     By Amina Dibe

RESCON recently held a webinar with CivicAction, called Rethinking Your Next Big Hire, to walk participants through HireNext, a free set of tools that help employers expand their pipeline and come up with a roadmap to attract young and diverse talent....  Read more...
Steps being taken to combat racism, webinar told
March 22nd, 2021 2:52 pm

By Grant Cameron

The Ontario government, health and safety agencies, and the construction industry have taken meaningful steps to combat racism in the workplace, a webinar hosted by RESCON was told March 18.
The hour-long virtual event was held in advance of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21. ...  Read more...
Construction industry has been a success story during COVID-19, RESCON AGM told
March 2nd, 2021 11:42 am

By Grant Cameron
Ontario Labour, Training and Skills Development Minister Monte McNaughton and Children and Women’s Issues Associate Minister Jill Dunlop spoke at RESCON’s annual general meeting on Feb. 25....  Read more...
Health and Safety Excellence Plan (HSEP): RESCON secures group rate and preferred access
February 22nd, 2021 1:09 pm

By Grant Cameron
RESCON and ORCCA members can now sign up (at a preferred rate) to be part of a WSIB Health and Safety Excellence (HSEP) program through a group sponsor partnership with TRH and the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA)....  Read more...
Construction employers must not become complacent
February 1st, 2021 6:43 pm

By Grant Cameron

Ontario’s construction industry has coped relatively well with the COVID-19 pandemic, but workers and employers must remain vigilant in the coming months and not become overly complacent....  Read more...
New Home Construction Regulatory Authority to hold builders to high ethical standards
January 31st, 2021 9:06 pm

By Grant Cameron

There will soon be a new system and sheriff in place to regulate the people and companies who build and sell new homes in Ontario.
The newly established Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) will take over those licensing functions from Tarion Warranty Corporation as of Feb. 1. Warranty related claims will still be managed by Tarion....  Read more...
Immigration and the Construction Industry
January 21st, 2021 3:39 pm

By Ahd AlAshry

A considerable labour shortage has been looming over the construction industry for the past few years. The industry's current growth projections, along with the baby boomers set to retire very soon from jobsites, place the sector at risk of a sharp labour deficit. ...  Read more...
Pre-approved mid-rise buildings: industrialized construction’s next big step
January 18th, 2021 12:47 am

By Michael de Lint / RESCON

Toronto’s arterials and transit stations: mid-rise redevelopment opportunities
Toronto’s underdeveloped arterial roads (too many 2-storey buildings) and its underdeveloped subway and GO commuter rail stations (too often adjacent to detached houses), provide a big opportunity to fix the GTA’s housing supply deficit while enhancing liveability and walkability....  Read more...
Associate Minister Jill Dunlop tours Tribute Communities condo site
November 30th, 2020 3:35 am

By Grant Cameron/RESCON

Jill Dunlop, associate minister of children and women’s issues, toured a Tribute Communities high-rise condo construction site at 77 Mutual St. in Toronto on Oct. 28.
She was at the site to highlight opportunities for women in the skilled trades and film a video for Skills Ontario/National Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Week....  Read more...
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