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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.
The pandemic has severely impacted supply chains across the country, and has limited the capacity to get products to the end of the line in any sort of timely fashion. This week’s Blog from SOTI takes a look at the issues plaguing supply chains, the efficiency of Canada’s transportation and logistics systems, and the discusses solutions to improve the situation.
‘A City is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences’ by Shannon Mattern discusses a reassessment of “smart cities,” revealing what is lost when we think of urban spaces as mere computers. This week’s Blog talks about the book and how it can change the way you think about how cities and lives interact.
Addressing physical safety issues in a construction workplace is only part of the answer when trying to build a strong safety culture – the other half is meeting the psychological and social needs of your workforce. This week’s Blog takes a look at the steps you need to take to evaluate your safety culture and then best improve it to protect your employees.
Few things are as true as the idea that – from cars to buildings to best laid plans –everything falls apart eventually. But can they also fall together? This week’s Blog reviews Skylar Tibbit’s new book, Things Fall Together: A Guide to the New Materials Revolution, which examines the important work being done at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab.