Entries by CANS

Day of Mourning – April 28, 2017

On April 28, Nova Scotia joins the rest of Canada and more than 80 countries worldwide to remember those who died, were injured or became ill at work. The Day of Mourning offers employees and employers the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace. Day of Mourning Story: Glenn […]

Kelsey Ramsden on Future Proofing the Construction Industry

Kelsey Ramsden is a contractor, public speaker and entrepreneur. She spoke at the Canadian Construction Association’s 99th annual conference, held recently in Mexico. Ramsden, who was named Canada’s top female entrepreneur twice by Profit magazine, explained that future proofing one’s business means concentrating on the aspects one excels at, rather than trying to excel at everything. […]

Construction Not Part of Budget Innovation Push

CCInnovations president Pierre Boucher remains optimistic that the government will commit to transforming the industry, despite the fact construction innovation was not specifically highlighted in the March 22 federal budget. Read more.

Russian Startup Company Renca Recycles Industrial Waste Into 3D Printable Cement

Russian construction company Renca, has developed an eco-friendly cement for 3D printing. According to the manufacturers, production of the material, known as géobéton (geoconcrete or geocement), reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90% when compared to the traditional mode of making cement. By using recycled materials, the material also creates at least 60% less impact on the […]

Workers and Marijuana: What Builders Need to Know

The obligation of employers to ensure safety at workplaces such as construction jobsites has not changed despite increased use of medical marijuana and its possible legalization by the federal Liberal government, says a legal expert active in the field. Read more.

Federal Phase 1 Infrastructure Dollars Go Unspent.

Pundits who have been complaining that federal phase 1 infrastructure spending promised in the 2016 budget has not worked its way through the system were largely right. The budget document released by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on March 22 revealed that only 50 to 75 per cent of infrastructure allocations from Budget 2016 have been spent. […]