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 […]
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The Lawrence National Centre (LNC) for Policy and Management has identified six categories of risk to economic infrastructure investment and development in Canada which, if not addressed, could have consequences for the country’s economic competitiveness. Read more.
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 […]
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, 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.
Register for the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency’s Carpenter Consultation on Feb. 26 hosted at CANS Dartmouth Office. Click HERE for more information.
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 […]
Technological innovation is taking the construction industry by storm. Everywhere you look, digital devices of some kind are changing the way construction gets done, both on-site and behind the scenes. Read more.
When Hurricane Harvey struck Houston in August 2017, Jane Henry, her husband and two young daughters were left stranded in their flooded home. “Our house was wrecked. We lost our clothes and our cars,” recalls Henry. Volunteers helped them in the immediate aftermath of the storm. “But after that we were on our own,” she […]
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. […]