Entries by Alison Clack

CAWIC Panel Aims to Address Gender Roadblocks

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is hosting a panel event delving into how gender bias manifests itself in the industry with four notable women leading the discussion, providing insight and potential strategies to help overcome it. Read more Why the Construction Industry Lacks Millennials While the time of the Baby Boomers in […]

Make Infrastructure Cash for Cities an Election Issue: Tuckey

We need more federal funding for necessary infrastructure such as the pipes that bring clean water to our taps, the roads and transit we take to work and the bridges that connect our communities. It might not appear to be the most pressing of issues, but it is and here’s why: Infrastructure is critical to […]

Pan Atlantic Export Roadshow for Building Products

Seeking Exporters and Potential Exporters of Building Products in Atlantic Canada If you do not fall into this sector and know someone that should receive this information, please let us know.   Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) is planning a Pan Atlantic Export Roadshow for Building Products throughout Atlantic Canada in early fall.  All CME […]

Executive Director – Atlantic Concrete Association – Halifax City

Established in 1966, the Atlantic Concrete Association (ACA) is the leading advocate for the concrete industry in Atlantic Canada.  The Association provides valuable services, education and support to our members; through the promotion of best practice and development of education programs which ensure quality and consistency in the marketplace.  Committed to providing the best possible […]

Integrate Health and Safety Programs and Policies to Better your Workforce

Occupational health and safety professionals spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep their people healthy and safe. Yet, health and safety efforts have traditionally been separated into silos with different personnel, reporting structures and marching orders. A more effective alignment of health and safety can magnify the potentially positive impact in the […]

Labour Force Survey – July 2015

In Nova Scotia July 2015 (seasonally-adjusted, month-over-month and year-over-year): – Labour force increased 0.9% (+4,300) from June 2015 to 489,300 and decreased -0.7% (-3,300) over July 2014. – Employment increased 0.7% (+3,100) from June 2015 to 449,500 and increased 0.9% (+3,800) over July 2014. – Unemployment increased 2.8% (+1,100) from June 2015 to 39,800 and […]

CAF Developing New Labour Mobility Tool

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) is developing a new labour mobility tool that will help employers and apprentices ensure they have the proper documentation they need before moving from one jurisdiction to another. Read more

8 Reasons Why the Global Construction Industry Needs to Innovate

A recent McKell Institute Report declared that firms must “innovate or perish” and that executives are faced with a fundamental choice. They can either take “the ‘low-road’ of narrow cost-cutting and an unwinnable ‘race to the bottom’ or they can take the ‘high road’ of innovation to position themselves at the top of the value […]