Island entrepreneurs making steel building componentsWhen it comes to construction in the
North, Jib Turner is asking builders and developers to consider
light-gauge steel as a viable alternative to wood.“It’s lighter, it’s cheaper, it’s
faster and it doesn’t wick water or any moisture, so there’s no
mould,” said Turner, president of Northern Metal Framing Ltd., a
subsidiary of Kilganan Group Ltd. “So it’s a tremendous building
Since April, Turner, his partner, Frank
LaCrosse, and their team of five have been manufacturing ligh...
Ramsey Lake has attracted activity to
Sudbury’s core for decades. Now, with the construction of the
Northern Water Sports Centre, the city is poised to boost its sports
tourism industry even further.The $4.6-million project, which has
been in the planning for a decade, will improve access to pr...
Bidding on construction projects, Jamie
Saulnier found it difficult to engage the First Nations communities
in which he was working.
He wanted to hire First Nations
residents to work for him, but with little information available
about the communities, it was hard to know how to start.
The launch of a new architecture school
in Sudbury hould go a long way toward stemming youth outmigration
from this region, said the president of the Ontario Association of
“I believe it will open up
opportunities for people to stay and come and practise in the North,”
Mid-rise wood frame buildings may soon
become reality in Ontario.
A consortium of building industry
groups has been pushing for amendments to national and provincial
building codes that will allow for six-storey wood frame developments
Marianne Berube, executive director of