Around Town Construction Briefing

April 2, 2020

This week’s Around Town includes top news headlines related to construction and real estate.  

We are committed to providing you with the information you need during COVID-19. This week’s Around Town is a round-up of news and headlines you need right now.
  • The BC Essential Services list includes infrastructure, manufacturing, hotels, transportation, property and building maintenance and management, construction, lawyers, accountants, insurance, real estate agent services and building inspections.
  • Bank of Canada cut interest rate on Friday dropping the benchmark rate to 0.25% to support economy.
  • Defense Construction Canada is continuing business operations as best it can, providing access to its construction sites, posting solicitations, and awarding contracts. 
  • Vancouver Island Construction Association continues to offer a number of online training courses to provide valuable opportunities for workers at home. 
  • The Business Development Bank has a 30 minute video providing some insight into the economy before, during and after COVID as well as suggestions on coping with the impacts.
  • The Canadian Construction Association has published a standard protocol for work site operations that introduces a consistent national approach.

Building Links will continue to provide weekly construction reports to help you keep your business moving forward. We will all get through this together.

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