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New Blog Post! Following a decline in 2020, Canada’s construction industry is now forecast to grow by 0.6 per cent in 2021, while housing starts over the past 12 months were at their strongest since 1977. In this week’s Blog, Brigade Electronics Canada CEO, Warren Di Marco, explains why the importance of worksite safety is only increasing as the market heats up, and provides the tools you need to ensure your workers go home safe at the end of each day.
The construction industry may not be the first target you think of when discussing cyber attacks; but like every other sector, building envelope companies can – and have – been exposed to online security threats with dire repercussions. This week’s blog takes a look at a new program from the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology that seeks to get the next generation of cyber security professionals ready to tap in and hack back in order to protect your industry!
Every roof will leak…eventually, and you can rest assured you will have to deal with a leak at some point in time. But when your roof has a leak, what should you do? This week’s Blog from ILD shows you the options, helps you to understand how their EFVM technology can help, and sets the record straight.
Global corporations are stepping up to commit to a net zero future and our buildings are a big piece of the puzzle. This week’s Blog from Nexii Building Solutions looks at a new partnership with Siemens, Honeywell and Trane Technologies that is advancing rapid delivery of high-performance “Future Ready, Total Building Solutions”.
To continue to connect and support the industry, BUILDEX Vancouver and BUILDEX Alberta will host online educational programming and in person micro events in British Columbia and Alberta from September 27 – 29, 2021. This week’s Blog takes a look at BUILDEX Amplified and at what participants can expect!
How can you best see to the protection and safety of your employees on the job site? This week’s Blog takes a look at a recent report, ‘Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: 4 Best Practices for Reducing Worker Injuries and Illnesses, outlining some of the things you can do to reduce accidents, and make sure each of your workers heads home safe after every shift.
Humans like to build, and we search the world for raw materials that meet our criteria for performance, aesthetics, quality, and cost. But we do this without much thought as to how those materials affects sustainability. This week’s Blog from PCL Construction examines the effect of embodied carbon, and what steps are being done to help mitigate its impact on the environment.
To help mitigate the risks of physical damage and disrupted operations, the construction industry must build resilient infrastructure ready for once in a century weather events. This week’s Blog from PCL takes a look at two of their projects to highlight the importance – and the innovation required – to weather-proof in the face of a climate crisis.
A global pilot project during the pandemic has uncovered an imbalance that needs attention when we go back to work. This week’s Blog from Stantec discusses the future of the workplace in a post-pandemic world, what trends are shaping the office, and what adaptations will need to happen to keep us all safe.
Gen X and Millennials, You’re Up! After speaking with hundreds of thousands of industry professionals over the course of decades, this week’s Blog from noted business advisor Mark Breslin takes a deep dive into the importance of mentoring, why we should care that it’s at risk, and then expresses how none of us would be here without it.