Entries by CANS

Manitoba aims to empower and increase women in the trades

Manitoba is hoping to increase representation of women in the trades, aided by the launch a trades-focused Women’s Equality Week. “Women in Manitoba continue to be underrepresented in many areas of training including the trades,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires during an announcement at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT). “We know that […]

Infrastructure bank narrows gaze to more than a dozen projects, CEO says

he federal agency built to find new ways to pay for new Canadian infrastructure says it is deep in talks on over a dozen projects. In the fall, officials with the Canada Infrastructure Bank had more than 120 meetings about more than 60 projects across the country, including some that came unsolicited from the private […]

Non-Residential Capital Stock Remaining Service Life, 2016

Statistics Canada released data on the age of the non-residential capital stock in the provinces. The assets are measured by the “remaining useful service life of non-residential capital stock” which is estimated as a percentage of service life remaining relative to the total service life of the asset. It is measured as the ratio of […]

Construction AI negotiating licensing deal

Construction AI, one of the winners in the recent Sprint Competition in Nova Scotia, is negotiating with two major software companies to adopt its technology. Based in Mosquodoboit Harbour and in Alberta, Construction AI has developed artificial intelligence software that helps the construction industry plan the excavation of a work site. Read more.

Op-Ed: Why Nova Scotia Needs Prompt Payment Legislation

Imagine for a moment you check your bank account on pay day and notice your pay hasn’t been deposited. You go to your boss and ask what’s going on? In response your boss tells you that instead of paying you for your work, the company has arbitrarily decided not to pay you. My guess is […]

Mike Holmes: Trends worth building on in 2019.

When we get to the beginning of a new year, I always like to take some time to think and reflect, not only on my personal life, but on what I see happening in the building industry. As there always are, last year brought lots of changes and developments to the way we approach building. […]