Entries by CANS

Contractor panel suggests ways to evolve P3 model

As public-private partnership (P3) projects get bigger and more complex, owners must be prepared to relax requirements on risk transfer and ought to be willing to spend more time on the collaboration process, recommends a panel of experts. Read more.

NS Prompt Payment Coalition calling on provincial government to enact prompt payment legislation

Newly formed Nova Scotia Prompt Payment Coalition calling on provincial government to enact prompt payment legislation in Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS – (09/12/2018) Payment delays are unacceptable in Nova Scotia’s construction industry and the newly formed Nova Scotia Prompt Payment Coalition is calling on the provincial government to enact appropriate legislation. “Our province needs a prompt […]

CANS Industry Education & Training Course Calendar

CANS 2018-2019 Industry Education Course Calendar is now available! View & Download the magazine version of the Industry Education Course Calendar Search Industry Education Courses online and register today Types of Courses Offered Business Development  Many people within the construction industry are uneasy with the role of being responsible for growing the business and being put into a […]

This crazy concrete ceiling could revolutionize how we build

Swiss engineers have developed a construction technique that could change how buildings are designed and built. It’s called a “Smart Slab:” A mixture of concrete, rebar, and carbon fiber that form a super-light, super-strong slab ceiling. It’s an entirely new way of building structural elements, and even at less than an inch thick and less […]

Global Hub releases new P3 management tool

The Global Infrastructure Hub has unveiled a public-private partnership (P3) management tool intended to address what the Hub has identified as a significant gap in the process — post-close management. Read more.