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Canadian Construction Investment Higher in December

Canadian building construction investment in December 2020 was up 1.5% from November to $15.5 billion (CAD), following three straight months of contraction. Residential construction rose 1.9% from November to a record level of $11.1 billion, while non-residential totals were unchanged for the third consecutive month in December at $4.4 billion. Single-family spending increased 2.6% to

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Houzz Q1 Renovation Barometer Positive

The recently released Q1 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer showed optimism among home improvement businesses, with the construction sector sentiment softening slightly due to labor and supply shortages as well as increasing material costs. The Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries. Within the construction

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CPA to Host Fire Safety Webinar February 17

The Production-Technical Safety Subcommittee has chosen to focus on fire safety prevention and awareness in 2021 by hosting a series of webinars to assist production facilities with these important topics.  The first fire safety webinar will be held Wednesday, February 17 from 1-2pm EST.  This webinar will consist of three subjects:  Fire Prevention, Fire Detection,

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Canada Publishes Proposed Clean Fuel Regulations for Liquid Fuels

On December 18, 2020, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published the proposed Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) for liquid fuels for public comment. The proposed CFR will support Canada’s goal to lower greenhouse gas emissions by requiring liquid fossil fuel producers and importers to achieve a 13% reduction in carbon intensity (CI) based on 2016

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Wood Industry Launches Career Awareness Campaign

In late January, the Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC) launched a wood industry career awareness campaign titled “You Wood.”  The campaign aims to attract students and job seekers to find careers in the wood industry.  The new “You Wood” campaign features a resource-filled website to not only attract workers to the industry, but also provides

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2020 U.S. Construction Finishes Ahead of 2019

U.S. construction spending in December 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.49 trillion, rising 1.0% from November and up 5.7% from the year prior.  Annual construction spending in 2020 grew 4.7% from 2019 to $1.43 trillion. Private construction spending increased 1.2% from November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.14

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Canadian Construction Investment Higher in December

Canadian building construction investment in December 2020 was up 1.5% from November to $15.5 billion (CAD), following three straight months of contraction. Residential construction rose 1.9% from November to a record level of $11.1 billion, while non-residential totals were unchanged for the third consecutive month in December at $4.4 billion. Single-family spending increased 2.6% to

Read More »

Houzz Q1 Renovation Barometer Positive

The recently released Q1 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer showed optimism among home improvement businesses, with the construction sector sentiment softening slightly due to labor and supply shortages as well as increasing material costs. The Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations and recent business activity in the construction and architectural design services industries. Within the construction

Read More »

CPA to Host Fire Safety Webinar February 17

The Production-Technical Safety Subcommittee has chosen to focus on fire safety prevention and awareness in 2021 by hosting a series of webinars to assist production facilities with these important topics.  The first fire safety webinar will be held Wednesday, February 17 from 1-2pm EST.  This webinar will consist of three subjects:  Fire Prevention, Fire Detection,

Read More »

Canada Publishes Proposed Clean Fuel Regulations for Liquid Fuels

On December 18, 2020, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published the proposed Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) for liquid fuels for public comment. The proposed CFR will support Canada’s goal to lower greenhouse gas emissions by requiring liquid fossil fuel producers and importers to achieve a 13% reduction in carbon intensity (CI) based on 2016

Read More »

Wood Industry Launches Career Awareness Campaign

In late January, the Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC) launched a wood industry career awareness campaign titled “You Wood.”  The campaign aims to attract students and job seekers to find careers in the wood industry.  The new “You Wood” campaign features a resource-filled website to not only attract workers to the industry, but also provides

Read More »

2020 U.S. Construction Finishes Ahead of 2019

U.S. construction spending in December 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.49 trillion, rising 1.0% from November and up 5.7% from the year prior.  Annual construction spending in 2020 grew 4.7% from 2019 to $1.43 trillion. Private construction spending increased 1.2% from November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.14

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