Entries by CANS

CCA pre-budget submission focuses on community benefits, productivity

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has released its written submission for pre-budget consultation in advance of the 2019 federal budget. The CCA grouped six recommendations into two key themes — accelerating community benefits by removing barriers and encouraging productivity through innovation funding and tax reform. Read more.

Canada’s first entirely stainless steel bridge lifted

The first span of two new bridge crossings over a busy rail corridor in Toronto was installed recently and, once complete, the Garrison Crossing pedestrian and cycle bridge will create a much-needed connection between Trinity Bellwoods Park in the north and the Fort York grounds in the south. Read more.

These windows can generate electricity and provide insulation

The windows of many cars and buildings often are tinted with a film that shuts out unnecessary sunlight, an energy efficiency measure that helps lower heating and cooling costs. Other types of environmentally friendly windows feature a coating of see-through solar cells that transform the windows into mini generators of electricity. But you probably won’t […]

Five takes on the state of AR and VR in construction

In 1974, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, the brilliant mind behind 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood’s End, gave an interview in which he described our modern Internet with eerie accuracy: being able to access bank records, book theater tickets, and more all from a small console (though he didn’t mention smart phones). Like […]

Traditionally low-tech construction industry attracts $1.3 billion in venture capital

Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and tech investment. Investment in AEC firms—architecture, engineering, and construction—have blossomed in the last few years, as a once low-tech, staid industry begins to feel the full impact of digital technology, especially when it comes to […]

Invitation to Stakeholder Engagement Session – Roadwork

Please be advised that for the month of September 2018, the Nova Scotia Departmentof Labour and Advanced Education’s Occupational Health and Safety Division will againbe focusing activity on “Safe Road Work”. Like previous years, OHS Divisional staff willbe travelling Nova Scotia roads throughout the Province, visiting “road work” job sites toensure compliance with legislative responsibilities […]

Experts see mix of soft skills and new tech as future for industry

A panel of industry experts sees the future of construction as a mix of new technology and new values. A discussion panel titled Let’s Talk About Technology, held at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club and presented by construction software firm Procore Technologies gathered together several different firms who have moved to adopt technological innovation to, as […]