December 27, 2013
VIDEO: What is the emerging construction trend of 2014?
The Journal of Commerce asked members of its editorial advisory board what they feel is the biggest emerging trends that will shape the construction landscape in 2014.
ICBA president Philip Hochstein, COCA outgoing president Grant McMillan, BC Building Trades executive director Tom Sigurdson, BCCA president and CEO Manley McLachlan and ACEC BC president Keith Sashaw all offered different insights on the forces they see shaping their sectors in the new year.
LNG and other mega-projects were cited as the dominant trend, and tied into that was apprenticeship training, which Sigurdson pointed to as increasingly important as the demand for labour to work on these projects increases.
McMillan also pointed to regulation review as something COCA would be devoting time and energy to in 2014.
"Unlocking Canada's Potential" will be the theme of this year's 96th annual Canadian Conference Association (CCA), where delegates are encouraged to look for opportunities beyond their borders.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association presented "The Young Guns: Gen Y and their role in the future of construction" as the keynote construction panel at Buildex Vancouver on Feb. 19.
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 March 10th, 2014.
Rich Coleman, the deputy premier of British Columbia and the minister for energy and mines was one of the keynote speakers at the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association annual CEO Breakfast held at Buildex Vancouver 2014 on Feb. 19.
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 March 3rd, 2014.