The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has appointed Zey Emir as chair of the 2018 board of directors at its annual general meeting. Zey takes over the position from Chris McNally, director of C & M McNally Engineering Corp. 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.
As drones continue to infiltrate jobsites, manufacturers like Samsung are developing increasingly sophisticated technologies around them. In December 2017, Amazon was awarded patents for drones that self-destruct in midair if something goes wrong, The Verge reported. Aerospace giant Boeing has a patent for a swimming drone that can launch from an aircraft, fly airborne, then […]
The industry is scrambling to deal with a labor shortage, but some say a tone-deaf government recruiting effort can’t overcome serious workplace issues. Read more.