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BLOG: UK Experience in Mid-Rise Solid Timber Buildings at the International Wood Symposium

Liam Dewar, the director of Eurban Limited in London, England discussed midrise solid-timber construction at the International Wood Symposium in Vancouver, B.C. His talk, UK Experience in Mid-Rise Solid Timber Buildings, included bringing delegates up to speed on the solid wood building industry in ...

BLOG: Value both offsite and onsite

Lorne Derkson, president of Alliance Truss Group, gave a talk titled "Offsite vs. Onsite – understanding value" on Jan. 29 at the Wood Works! BC Wood Symposium. He was the first speaker for the Off-Site Construction from a Manufacturer's Viewpoint seminar. His company started supplying off-site fra...

BLOG: Realize the Full Potential of Off-Site Construction seminar by Mark Taylor with PCL

Mark Taylor, vice president of permanent modular construction for PCL presented: Realize the Full Potential of Off-Site Construction - What Designers and Contractors Need to Know at the International Wood Symposium. "The construction industry is a dinosaur in my opinion," said Taylor as he started h...

BLOG: The George Massey Tunnel at Transportation Conference 2015

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project technical director Neil Valsangkar spoke about the work being done on the George Massey Tunnel to attendees of Transportation Conference 2015, held by the B.C. chapter of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies on January 28th in Burnaby, B.C. Geo...

BLOG: The Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Vote

Interim executive director of the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation Michael Buda was the keynote speaker at Transportation Conference 2015, held on January 28 in downtown Burnaby, British Columbia. Buda began by explaining that population in the Lower Mainland will swell over coming decades...

BLOG: Managing and meeting the transport needs of a growing region

BC Transit president and CEO Manuel Achadinha spoke to the audience at Transportation Conference 2015 in downtown Burnaby, B.C. about managing the growth of future integrated transportation networks. Achadinha began by saying the biggest challenge when managing growth is gridlock and congestion. Wit...

BLOG: Public-private partnerships discussion at ACEC-BC Transportation Conference 2015

Amanda Farrell, CEO of Partnerships BC, is discussing public-private partnerships at the ACEC-BC 2015 Transportation Conference 2015 in Burnaby, B.C. She started by describing Partnerships BC as a procurement manager. The Crown Corporation is involved with education, transit, water treatment, socia...

Provincial rebound forecast for 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta and Manitoba will lead all Canadian provinces in economic growth in 2015, while Ontario will bounce back after years of trailing behind the rest of the country. "We are finally seeing signs that lagging provincial economies are performing better and this momentum i...

PHOTO: Higher Education

Cranes rise above the under-construction Centre for Applied Technologies on the campus of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alta. The construction manager is Clark Builders and the design is by Stantec Architecture Ltd. Engineering is by WSP Canada Inc. (electrical), R...

View from the Board: First steps to manage your claim costs

As your WorkSafeBC claims costs go up, so do your assessments. But contractors have the ability to influence – and lower – those costs. Overall, the construction industry has done a great job of lowering the injury rate. For several years, it has been at or very near the lowest ever. The injury ra...

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