March 16, 2012
VIDEO: Michael Atkinson, President of the Canadian Construction Association
Michael Atkinson, the president of the Canadian Construction Association, took time out from the 94th annual CCA conference in Savannah, Georgia to speak with the Journal of Commerce.
Atkinson covered initiatives the CCA has undertaken in the past year to tackle issues such as the labour shortage, the importance of tackling Canada’s infrastructure in a post-stimulus world and the rise of Canada as a construction market, with the industry set to become the fifth biggest in the world by 2020.
Atkinson also reflected on the importance of the annual conference as a way for members of the construction industry to get together for face to face networking, as well as take advantage of the educational opportunities afforded by the many sessions held throughout the week.
For more coverage of the Canadian Construction Association annual conference, please see the following stories in the Daily Commercial News:
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia celebrated its best and brightest at its Awards of Excellence gala, held on April 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
As the Ontario College of Trades celebrates its first anniversary, the regulator body is still a point of contention among several in the province’s skilled trades community.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 21st, 2014.
RDH Building Engineering Limited is running extensive tests on the viability of using insulated concrete forms (ICF) as walls in building structures. While ICF has traditionally been used below grade, it is becoming possible to also use forms for above-grade work.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 14th, 2014.
The British Columbia Common Ground Alliance held a contractor's breakfast on April 1 to highlight the importance of excavation awareness and to ring in "National Safe Digging Month."
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 7th, 2014.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Host Kilmer Services Centre have teamed up to redevelop 20 service centres along Highways 400 and 401.
Canadian Construction Innovations (CCInnovations) aims to lead and facilitate the discussion on innovation within the construction industry.