8 Ways Covid-19 is Changing the Construction Industry in North America

Posted on May 25, 2020

In the span of two months, the coronavirus crisis has demanded sweeping changes from the construction industry in North America, and experts say many of them will remain in place even after the outbreak recedes.

As contractors prepare to return to work on sites that have been shut down by shelter-in-place initiatives, they will face an industry that has been drastically changed by both public health and economic effects of the pandemic.

Here are eight ways that COVID-19 has altered the construction industry for the near future and beyond.

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Townhome Construction Booming in the Comox Valley and Campbell River region

Posted on Sep 29, 2018

Monterra Builders is building an 84 multi-family townhome project in Cumberland. Phase 1, consisting of 12 units is now occupied by the new owners. Phase 2, which includes 11 townhomes will be ready for occupancy in October. Construction is ongoing for Phase 3 through 5 for an additional 35 units. The project is expected to be completed in August of 2019. Prices of the units range from $381,900 to $399,900. Sales have been brisk, with 56 of the 84 units sold. Fifteen units are currently under construction.

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Coastal Custom Homes is a New Preferred Builder at The Ridge

Posted on Aug 18, 2018

The Ridge, a master-planned community in south Courtenay, is pleased to introduce their newest preferred builder, Coastal Custom Homes.

They currently have a new custom-designed bungalow for sale, located at 4184 Remi Place at The Ridge.

This single-storey 3-bedroom home offers a roomy 1,620 sq. ft. The bright and sunny kitchen is open to the great room, which features a vaulted ceiling and offers stunning views of Comox Bay and the local mountain ranges.

This new home in Courtenay also includes a covered back deck and a two-car garage. The house features a West Coast-style timber frame entrance.

Come by and take a tour to see this custom-designed home for sale. The home will be open for viewing as of August 30, with open houses Friday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

For more information on pricing, or to arrange for a private tour, please contact the owner, Dean Verschuur at 250-465-2205  or Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

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Lawmar Contracting Welcomes Many New Homeowners to The Ridge

Posted on Jul 24, 2018

Custom home builder Lawmar Contracting in the Comox Valley has welcomed many new homeowners to The Ridge.

Their clients choose the Comox Valley because of the West Coast lifestyle, the friendly community, the amenities, the activities, the scenery and more. They also come from many different places, including Metro Vancouver, other parts of BC, Alberta, Ontario and of course, some Comox Valley residents have relocated to The Ridge.

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Campbell River Hosting An Energy Step Code Workshop

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

The City of Campbell River has set the date for its second workshop on the Energy Step Code. “Building Better with the Energy Step Code” will run from 7:30 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, April 25.

The morning will include informative sessions about building to the Energy Step Code including information on energy efficient mechanical systems and sizing and requirements of energy modelling, what it is like to work with an energy advisor, and incentives available. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to partake in a blower door demonstration.

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Union Bay Project Ready to Launch With Infrastructure Construction

Posted on Mar 20, 2018

On March 1, Kensington Union Bay Properties Limited held a  press conference to announce the launch Union Bay Estates development, a residential and commercial development located on 850 acres in Union Bay.

Located 15 minutes south of Courtenay, Union Bay Estates will include many residential options including multi and single-family residential, retirement and senior living, work/live homes and affordable housing. As a destination community, the development will also incorporate mixed use commercial space, along with two new hotels, a marina and amenities such as a pharmacy, medical clinic, movie theatre, coffee shop and more.

The Master Development Agreement for this project allows up to 2,949 new residential units to be built. Currently, there are approximately 1,200 residents living in Union Bay and the population could increase by an additional 7,500 to 9,000 once the project has been built out.

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