A New Smart Safety Vest That Gives Warnings When Danger is Approaching Could Save Lives

Equipment, machines, and clothing are becoming “smarter” every day, even things we never thought about as technology, such as the recent development of the smart hard hat. Tapping into technology allows users greater and easier access to ever important data and, in some instances, safer work environments. Read more

Self-repairing Cities Goal of Project

A university in the United Kingdom is working to develop robots and drones that researchers hope will be able to repair city infrastructure without causing the disruption normally associated with those tasks. Read more

Only Electrician Jobs Are Safe from the Coming Age of Robotics

The report, highlighted in slides below, evaluated the likelihood of specific construction jobs being automated in 20 years, based on current robotic trends. Read more

Swiss Construction Robot

A robot construction worker that can move around a building site autonomously and make architectural structures is being developed by Swiss designers and roboticists. Watch video

CCA Ready to Build with Liberal Government

“Anytime you’ve got a new government elected, they’re going to have a lot of building to do,” CCA president Michael Atkinson said during the CCA’s fall board meeting in Thunder Bay, Ont. “We’ll be keen to see who are put in key cabinet positions that are important to us, working with their new implementation chain, discovering who their new staff people are going to be. That’s going to be one of our top priorities.” Read more

Autodesk to phase out perpetual licenses in 2016

In 2016, Autodesk will be phasing out perpetual licenses (licenses you buy and own) of their CAD products and moving to a pay as you go model called “Desktop Subscription”.


January 31, 2016

Autodesk will stop selling perpetual licenses of individual products; meaning all products not found in suites. (Examples of the products affected by this:  AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP, etc.)

July 31, 2016
Autodesk will stop selling perpetual licenses of Suites (Examples of the products affected by this:  Building Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite, AutoCAD Design Suite, Plant Design Suite, Product Design Suite)

For more information visit: http://www.autodesk.com/products/perpetual-licenses

CCA Annual Conference

CCA has posted the preliminary conference session descriptions. This year there will be 21 exciting sessions!
Click here for more information and to register

What Would Construction Look Like If Marty McFly Went Forward Another 30 Years?

21st October 2015 was the date to which Marty McFly went Back to the Future 30 years ago. With this peg, plant hire group Hewden has commissioned a report on what 2045 might look like. Read more

NTCCC Calls for Prompt Payment Commitment

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) is calling on all political parties this federal election to make a commitment and introduce prompt payment legislation. Read more

Printing a Hotel Suite

The 3D printing of concrete structures has been around for a while now, but it’s still not come very far in development, considering it is quite an ingenious and sustainable building alternative. Read more