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Not many young Canadians – especially women – will consider fire protection as a career option. It is time that they do. This week’s Blog from Classic Fire + Life Safety takes a look at the many rewarding opportunities with a career in fire protection, and why women entering the workforce should consider this career path.
For anyone who has ever done a renovation or remodel of a home, they know the many pitfalls there are to encounter. This week’s Blog from architect and author, Jonathan Weston focuses on helping individuals optimize the process and lower the cost in their design and remodel process, and gives some crucial tips to help you in your home-design and remodel journey that can save you thousands of dollars, but also make your home all the more beautiful.
With their rich history, metal ceilings continue to be chosen by designers and builders for their durability, cleanability, and sustainability, as well as for their ability to draw the eye upwards, giving both residential and commercial spaces a feeling of ornate elegance. This week’s Blog takes a look up into the characteristics and benefits of metal ceilings, and what they can bring to virtually any build.
Solar and Water Construction Key in the Future of Data Center Sustainability – PCL Construction is leveraging its combined experience in solar, water and data centers to break new ground in mission critical construction.
It’s estimated that the number of online devices will reach 29 billion in 2030, up from 18 billion in 2018. As a result, the global data center market will grow and, with this impressive expansion, comes growing urgency—and opportunity—to make data centers more sustainable. This week’s Blog from the experts at PCL Construction looks at how the company is leveraging its combined experience in solar, water and data centers to break new ground in mission critical construction.
The vast majority of plants we need for food rely on pollination, especially by bees, and the importance of bees to the ecosystem cannot be overstated — and they need our help. Having long-led efforts to decarbonize buildings and industry, this week’s Blog looks at how Johnson Controls is now trying to lend a helping hand to its colleagues from the insect world.
Bridging the Skills Gap – The construction industry can’t just wait for the skilled labour shortage to resolve itself. Industry and government must work together and act now.
Construction has been talking about the challenges facing the industry recruiting and retaining talent for years. But the time for talking is over and the construction industry can’t just wait for the skilled labour shortage to resolve itself. Industry and government must work together and act now. This week’s Blog from PCL – which was originally published online – explores the issues surrounding the shortage and what can be done about it.
Ontario-based green home builder Terra View Homes has been awarded the 2022 ENERGY STAR Canada Builder of the Year Award, in the small builder category, for new home construction. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at the company and their commitment to its activities that advance market transformation towards improved energy efficiency in Canada and for its commitment to building a healthier, more energy-resilient future for all Canadians.
Aecon Pilots Low Carbon Concrete at Innovation and Training Centre – First construction company in Ontario to trial product by Carbon Upcycling Technologies
To reach its goal of reducing, Aecon recently became the first construction company in Ontario to pilot a new low carbon concrete from Carbon Upcycling Technologies at its Innovation and Training Centre. This week’s Blog examines Aecon’s efforts and what it means for the construction efforts.
Cultivating a Dynamic Safety Culture – From superintendents to HSE professionals, tradespeople and more, we all contribute to PCL’s safety culture.
Safety is the cornerstone of the culture at PCL and today is at the heart of everything the company does. In this week’s Blog, which was originally published online by PCL, takes a look at the evolution of safety at PCL and the legacy of its safety and loss prevention manager in the 1990s – Tom Erger.
Several hundred thousand foremen across the country are waiting for your help in understanding how important and vital they are to their companies, their industry, and for you to acknowledge the challenges they face. This week’s Blog from noted business advisor Mark Breslin delves into how much you really know about your foremen and what you can do to give them the tools they need to fully succeed.