Entries by CANS

Leading-edge Tech Uses Plants to Treat Sechelt Wastewater

A new $25 million wastewater treatment facility located in the District of Sechelt, a small community on B.C.’s mainland coast, is leading Canada in innovative technology borrowed from Europe that utilizes the root bacteria from plants, located in a greenhouse over treatment tanks, to cleanse effluent. Read more. Maple Reinders Group of Companies also received […]

Can Trenchless Technology Burst through?

Pipe bursting can cut the cost of water and sewer pipe installation by one quarter over open cut methods— yet the technology isn’t always getting a fair shake, says David O’Sullivan, president of PW Trenchless Construction of Surrey, B.C.. Read more.

Avoiding Pay When Paid Pain

CDBI’s Risk Management Committee has published a new bulletin titled “Avoiding Pay When Paid Pain”. To deal with the uncertainties caused by cash flow issues, some parties have begun to insert “pay when paid” clauses into their contracts. Essentially, if the payor on a contract gets paid by its client (i.e. someone further up the […]

New Report on the Quality of Design Documents

In 2015 the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) embarked on a series of “Quality of Documents” workshops across Canada to explore and discuss the issue of poor quality documentation, its potential causes, and, perhaps most importantly, potential solutions to address the issue. CCA is pleased to publish a summary report of both the workshops and the […]

CANS is Hiring – Membership Lead

CANS is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the contract position of Membership Lead.  This position will be covering a maternity leave with a possibility for extension. Scope and summary: This position is responsible for the day to day recruitment, implementation, strategic planning and development of membership at CANS. This position will be responsible for staying […]

3D Printing Takes Shape in Construction

Not many people even raise an eyebrow at the mention of 3D printing a house or an apartment. After all, people in the construction industry know these things have been done, and that other, more ambitious projects are under way. Read more.

Changes on the Gold Seal Website

The Gold Seal Certification website has undergone some changes: – New information on the training requirements for applicants. – New information on the accreditation program for course providers. – New link to accredited training courses.