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Construction industry says new bylaw changes will impact all

“We’ve just taken another hammer to a problem that could have been handled with a fly swatter,” says president and CEO of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia.

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia is frustrated by the outcome of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s Community Planning Economic Development Standing Committee (CPED) meeting on June 16.

The HRM has changed the operating hours for construction projects from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., something the Construction Association of Nova Scotians says has detrimental implications.

Duncan Williams, the president and CEO of the association, says the changes will impact the housing affordability and attainability crisis.

“It may sound simple enough, cutting seven and a half hours out of the work week to control noise, [and it] may not seem like a lot, but if you multiply that by 100 people on a site, you just removed 750 productive hours of time,” Williams said while speaking on The Todd Veinotte Show. …[Read More]