Preparing Cities for a Changing Climate

Rising sea levels, epic droughts, massive flooding: the effects of climate change are already here. How do we adapt? From the Netherlands to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, this article explores the cutting-edge engineering – and cultural shifts – that could help. Read more

PPO Looks Deeper at Benefit Plans

Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) is undertaking a survey of multi-employer benefit plans to quantify the cost of damages stemming from delinquent payments, which will form part of the organization’s submission to the Construction Lien Act review. Read more

Netherlands Firm to Test ‘Maintenance-free’ Roads Made from Recycled Plastic

Canadians are used to driving on damaged, pothole-filled asphalt that always seems to be under construction during the summer. Now a construction company in the Netherlands hopes to improve the quality of roads and reduce waste by using recycled plastic for road construction. Read more

New Geopolymer Mortar Helps to Protect Aging Buildings

Engineers are using a newly developed carbon-fiber-reinforced geopolymer mortar as a conductor for cathodic protection (CP). The mortar helps to carry an electrical current through the steel frames of structures built before 1960, guarding against corrosion. Read more

World’s First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge to Be Erected by Robotics Firm, Contractor

With robots that can “draw” steel structures in 3D, a bridge over water in the center of Amsterdam will be printed. See video

Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems

Manitoba Hydro showcases their new Drain Water Heat Recovery System which helps in reducing water heating energy consumption. See video

You Can Now 3D Print with Liquefied Wood

A chemist at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden is making sustainable 3D printing a reality. Read more

Teens Trade a Week of Summer for a Trades Introduction

Students going into Grades Seven and Eight are exploring a future career in the skilled trades and technologies at the Skills Work! Summer Camp in Sudbury. Read more

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Take Action to Improve Skills Training and Labour Market Outcomes to Support Economic Opportunities

Labour market ministers from across Canada agreed to continue to take ambitious action to improve economic opportunities for Canadians. Read more

Dad Cheer on Daughters at Trade Competition

Many fatherly figures showed up to support 10 girls who participated in the Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) camp for girls between Grade 6 and 8 in Saskatchewan. Read more