Entries by CANS

Contract Security Program Screening Process to Include Mandatory Electronic Fingerprinting

Currently, the Contract Security Program (CSP) conducts criminal record checks using criminal record name checks with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP, as the lead agency responsible for law enforcement inquiries, is retiring the name-based criminal record check process in favour of mandatory electronic fingerprinting. The use of mandatory fingerprinting will eliminate the […]

CANS Welcomes CCA Board of Directors and Executives

On June 15, CANS President, Duncan Williams, and Chairman, Matt Brunt, will welcome the Board of Directors and Executive of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) with a Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception aboard the Tall Ship Silva. Thank you to our sponsors:              

CANS Office Is Moving!

The CANS office is relocating to: 134 Eileen Stubbs Avenue, Unit 103, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia CANS current office will be closing at 4:30 pm on Friday, June 3 and reopening in our new location at 8:30 am on Monday, June 6. Please note: There will be no access to the plans room during this time. Members are advised to […]

New Battery Powered Cooling Jackets and Hard Hat Fans Set to Hit US Market

It’s no secret that it’s much easier to create heat than to remove heat, which is probably why no one has created a “reverse microwave” yet. It’s also one reason why there is only a small amount of clothing and accessories built around cooling people off outdoors, especially those who work in the construction industry. […]

Generate Laser-focused Estimates Using BIM

Traditional 2-D design and data-sharing processes use up valuable time and are prone to errors, potentially delaying estimates and disrupting project timelines. With progressive BIM technology, construction professionals reduce project errors and generate upwards of 50 percent time savings during estimation periods. Read more.

Mentors Help Women in Trades Thrive

The College of Carpenters and Allied Trades (CCAT), located at Carpenters’ Local 27’s training centre in Vaughan, Ont., has set up a mentorship program that gives women entering the trade an opportunity to share their experiences in the male-dominated field with experienced female carpenters. Read more.