State of Supply Chains

Below is ongoing coverage on the state of supply chains globally and the resulting issues currently impacting the construction industry across North America.

 

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The BuildForce national project forecast notes that investment in Ontario’s non-residential sector is being driven by a spending on a long list of major projects, including public transportation, health care, utilities and manufacturing. Pictured, the long-term Bruce Power Major Component Replacement Project.

BuildForce hikes construction workforce need estimates

BuildForce Canada has hiked its estimate of national construction workforce needs significantly over the next decade after sizing up the next 10 years of projected sustained growth in the sector. BuildForce executive director Bill Ferreira says the new workforce estimates are prompted by project demand that looks to fire on

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FlexSpace Logistics was was able to offer Crosslinx storage on month-to-month contracts at a site in Etobicoke. Pictured, Eglinton Crosstown testing in 2020.

Supply chain optimization requires flexibility says specialist

Dramatic changes in the warehousing sector and supply chain logistics in the past five years have not only kept construction companies busy building warehouses but also scrambling for solutions to securing, shipping and storing materials. ӰԺ chief economist Alex Carrick differentiates between two significant but different trends on the construction

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Record growth reported for industrial construction in Canada

Industrial construction continues to be one of Canada’s most reliable building sectors with record completions in Q4 2023, balanced fundamentals and anticipation of robust demand going forward. Two Altus Group analysts said recently industrial has remained strong despite high interest rates and continued inflationary pressures, continuing its pandemic and post-pandemic

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