The governments of Canada and Ontario are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments that will create economic growth, sustain well-paying jobs, build inclusive communities and support a low carbon, green economy–leading to a higher quality of life for all Canadians. Read more.
The lines between manufacturing and construction continue to blur, disrupting everything from the materials used to the labor market, which hasn’t fully recovered from the 2008 economic downturn. Read more.
Metro Vancouver hopes to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by using the region’s sewage to heat everything from hospitals to massive housing developments. Read more
Expansion joints are a fact of life whether you’re building a rail line, a building facade or a bridge. Building materials expand in hot weather and contract when it turns cold. Highway bridges of any great length have expansion joints at each end. Drivers are usually aware of them because there’s often a small bump as you cross them. Read more.
2017 CCA Awards. Watch the video of the awards ceremony to learn who won.
The social value of infrastructure is the infrastructure. Ken Gibson, executive director of the Alberta Construction Association, made that statement during an animated discussion pertaining to community benefits at the Industry Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting held recently during the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) 100th annual conference in Banff, Alta. Read more.
The Trudeau Liberals are facing pressure from Parliament’s spending watchdog to come clean on billions in spending outlined in last month’s budget that have little or no explanation – be it on infrastructure, programs for Canadians, or the military. Read more.
Canada’s construction innovation hub is looking to become part of a bigger industry picture. During the Canadian Construction Association’s recent meeting of its Innovation and Technology Committee in Banff, Alta., which took place at the 100th anniversary conference, Bockstael Construction president and CCInnovations (CCI) chair John Bockstael explained to members that in order to continue its mission of bringing innovation to the industry, the organization should join forces with the CCA. Read more.
As baby boomers retire, Canada faces a critical shortage of skilled workers in trades jobs. In the province of British Columbia, which leads the nation in economic and job growth, 70 per cent of job openings in the next 10 years will be due to retirements. Read more.