A new concrete texture designed to reduce road noise is raising interest across the U.S. The Next Generation Concrete Surface (NGCS) also known as “Quiet Grind” and “Grind and Groove,” is being billed as the first new concrete texture introduced in the last 20 years and credited in a report from the American Concrete Pavement […]
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For the construction industry to keep up with the rapid evolution in technology trends, owners and employers need to instill a culture of innovation within their companies, say experts. Read more.
3D printing appears to be the “next big thing” in construction, rivalling BIM in its capacity to grab headlines. Beyond the headlines, 3D printing does provide great potential to fundamentally change the construction industry by altering the design, fabrication and installation processes. However, such radically new methods of working bring risks of liability and contractual […]
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Regardless of the current market conditions, skilled labour is vital to propelling the economy forward. Many believe that despite the present challenges, keeping one’s eyes fixed on the future requires investments in training — particularly in the skilled trades. “Looking at the big picture, we expect the trades will remain an excellent career choice, since […]
Click HERE to view a summary of two reports produced for the CCA Civil Infrastructure Council by the Canada West Foundation (CWF) highlighting the importance of public investments in infrastructure. This document summarizes the conclusions of both reports and should be helpful to you in explaining their conclusions to public officials.
Over the past several months, the Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been consulting with the public to consolidate and amend the Workplace Health & Safety Regulations. Since the consultation launched in September 2014, LAE has received considerable feedback and has decided to completely re-think what regulatory changes are needed at this time. To […]
Employment and Social Development Canada has launched the Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training (FIATT) Call for Proposal (CFP). Applications must be submitted by e-mail no later than March 3, 2015 before 11:59 p.m. EST. Applications received after this deadline will be disqualified. For the purpose of this CFP, it is expected that project […]
Health Canada is changing the Federal WHMIS legislation to bring it in line with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). An international team of hazard communication experts developed GHS with the goal of having the same set of rules for classifying hazards, and the same format and content for labels and safety data sheets adopted and […]
Click HERE for a summary of the specification changes for 2015.