BuildForce Canada’s annual Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecasts offer a 10-year scenario of workforce supply and demand by trade, province and region. These forecasts help industry, training providers and government decision makers manage workforce requirements.
The CANS Atlantic Cat De-Icer is our largest business networking event, hosting over 1,800 individuals in the construction industry.
On April 17, we’re welcoming members to the Cunard Centre to join us for a night of lobster, roast beef, mussels and refreshments. Don’t delay on buying your tickets – we’re over 75% sold out!
Join CANS on April 21, 2015 for an information session on leveraging unified communications to improve your business.
About the Session:
Learn how to take advantage of the latest Unified Communications technology to reduce operational costs, boost productivity and gain competitive advantage. As traditional methods of business communications (i.e. landlines, faxes, face to face meetings, etc.)have evolved towards wireless and fibre optic based technologies, the trend is to unify voice, data, video and security applications on a common IP Network infrastructure.
This session will explore how this trend affects new construction design and how Unified Communications technology solutions can be implemented into the existing infrastructure of any business.
What Will Participants Gain?
Learn why a properly designed (and tested) internal cabling and Wireless Network infrastructure is critical to optimizing technology performance. Learn how mobile and room-based video collaboration technology can improve project efficiency and general communication, while strengthening your competitive advantage.
Discover how combing fibre optic data and voice services can save thousands of dollars per year. Find out how mobile and IP-based Security Solutions can help reduce loss, theft and improve safety.
Date: April 21, 2015
Duration: 1 hour (apprximate)
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Member Price: FREE
To attend this information session on leveraging unified communications to improve your business, register HERE.
Canada’s largest supermarket chain has big plans for expansion this year, as it increases its footprint in the competitive grocery market.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it will build 50 new stores and renovate or improve more than 100 existing stores in 2015. The additions will be across the country, and Loblaw’s estimates it will create about 5,000 jobs at its corporate and independently-owned stores.
According to TINYpulse’s 2015 Best Industry Ranking report, gathered from its anonymous one-question feedback surveys from over 30,000 employees across more than 500 organizations, among 12 distinct industries, construction and facility service workers are the happiest employees. Read more.
Superintendents hold the construction industry’s most difficult job, but they are also among construction’s happiest workers, according to a survey. FieldLens posed 12 questions on job satisfaction and technology habits to 163 construction professionals to gather data on superintendents, a group rarely featured in construction industry surveys. Read more.
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 Association (ACPA) as “the quietest texture yet developed for non-porous concrete pavements.” Read more.
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 issues. Read more.
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