3D printing with concrete now possible with new tech

Imagine a robotic machine that builds an entire house out of concrete. If it sounds futuristic, then the future is here, courtesy of University of Southern California engineering professor Behrokh Khoshnevis and his Contour Crafting Robotic Construction System.

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Information for Employers of Apprentices

Did you know the Canadian Government offers apprenticeship loans, apprenticeship grants and tax credits?

Apprentices can take advantage of interest-free Canada Apprentice Loans up to $4,000 per period of Red Seal technical training. Apply online or download a paper application at www.canada.ca/apprentice. In addition, apprentices can get up to $4,000 through the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant. This information is also available at www.canada.ca/apprentice.

Employers can help their apprentices receive their employment insurance faster by issuing a record of employment using ‘Code J’ in ‘Block 16’ when they leave work. Visit www.canada.ca/apprentice for more information.

VIDEO: The Construction Keynote Panel at Buildex 2015

Representatives of the British Columbia construction industry were recently on hand at the construction keynote panel at Buildex Vancouver to look into pressing issues facing the industry. Amongst the topics covered with the difficulty of finding skilled labour, the importance of promoting construction as a viable career choice to young people, and the growing role of technology in the industry. Watch the video

Building on Advantage: Improving Canada’s Trade Infrastructure

If trade is the oxygen of the Canadian Economy, then infrastructure is the lungs.

Without the ability to move good efficiently to and from foreign markets we will suffer. This is not a distant worry. Canada’s system for moving goods to market is under strain and may be inadequate to meet growing future global demand.

Read more from CCA’s report – Building on Advantage: Improving Canada’s Trade Infrastructure.