In 1922, brothers John William (J.W.) and Alfred Jackson (A.J.) Billes purchased the Hamilton Tire and Garage Ltd. in Toronto’s Riverdale neighborhood for $1,800. With Canada’s automotive market booming, the Billes Brothers were looking to get in on the action, eventually calling their company Canadian Tire Corporation because the name “sounded big.”
If the vibe, flow, and stylistic touches and finishes of the reclaimed cypress wood along the walls that give Cypress Social its name don’t grab your attention, the food will. The sister restaurant to the JTJ Restaurant Group’s Petit & Keet is what diners call a destination restaurant.
Construction technology is undoubtedly one of the most exciting pockets of innovation in today’s economy. Funding in US-based construction technology startups surged by 324 percent to nearly $3.1 billion in 2018, compared with $731 million in 2017, according to Crunchbase data. Investment spans hardware, software, AI, and other exciting technologies.
Launching a business is always a challenging and time-consuming process, particularly if you are trying to make a breakthrough in a highly competitive niche. Studies reveal that 90% of new companies fail, most of which fall apart within a year. Why it is so hard to create a successful organization?
Traditionally, highway resurfacing projects have been a challenge, not only for the contractor, but the inconvenienced community through which the road passes. To collect the project data needed to perform the resurface, typically required lane closures and a team of surveyors collecting data points from along the side of the road with diverted traffic whizzing […]
In the last several years, it has been well reported that there is an inequity in the way buildings are conditioned. Most recently, it became national news when a New York political candidate requested a warmer room during a debate, arguing that workplace temperatures are notoriously sexist. How can building designers address inequities in the […]