While construction still evokes images of sweaty men in hard hats, the notion that the industry is—and will always be—a boys’ club is fading fast. A significant disparity in the ratio of men to women in construction persists, but a big shift is underway. Read more.
Taking a look back at the previous year in the 3D printing world as 2018 rapidly approaches, one of several major themes that emerged was innovation in construction 3D printing. Applications for the technology in the construction industry were on the rise this year, as multiple countries and companies determined the reality of construction-focused additive manufacturing. Within this theme, we discovered a few smaller themes as well, as we look back at a year of construction 3D printing in 2017. Read more.
Concrete has been around since the Ancient Romans, but its durability and environmental impact have changed the material’s composition since that time. MIT researchers are even exploring the material at its atomic level to study how concrete can be fortified by additives like slag and volcanic ash. Read more.
The smart cities concept is becoming more widely talked about and implemented. In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched its Smart City Challenge, which tasked mid-sized cities with developing ideas for an integrated, smart transportation system that would use data, applications and technology to help people and goods move quickly, cheaply and efficiently. Columbus, OH, emerged as the victor from the 78 cities that applied. Read more.
Canadian contractors fear the impending legalization of marijuana next year could undermine efforts to cut down on workplace accidents and enforce site safety rules. The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to legalize recreational marijuana, with new rules set to take effect by July 1. Read more.
The federal government has laid out a tough set of proposed new regulations to prohibit the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products that contain it, as well as the manufacture of products containing the cancer-causing mineral. Read more.
A multibillion-dollar proposal to connect Vancouver to the U.S. northwest by “ultra high-speed” rail appears to check off most, if not all, the boxes for funding consideration by Canada’s new infrastructure bank, argues a report commissioned by the Washington state government. Read more.
This is a copy of an email sent from CANB – Moncton Northeast to its Members:
Please find a copy of the Law Reform Notes, Issue 40, in the following link: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ag-pg/PDF/en/LawReform/Notes40.pdf
Please pay particular attention to Note 3 starting on page 4, where the legislative services branch of the Office of the Attorney General has provided information on a law reform project with respect to the Mechanics’ Lien Act. This is a starting point for the review of the Act, it is still open for suggestions and comments from anyone who wishes to add their voice.
Law Reform is requesting comments be delivered by February 15, 2018.
CANB-Moncton Northeast / MCA New Brunswick
297 Collishaw Street, Moncton, NB E1C 9R2
Direct: (506) 857-4128 email: email@example.com
UPDATED – Friday January 5, 2018 11:30 AM
Due to the continued power outage, CANS office in Dartmouth will be closed for the remainder of the day.