February 11, 2014
VIDEO: Mark Casaletto at BizCon2014/IOSC8
Reed Construction Data Canada vice president and general manager Mark Casaletto was on hand in Maui on February 11th, along with Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. chief economist Anirban Basu to give attendees of the joint conference a peek in to the economic outlook for both Canada and the U.S. in 2014.
Casaletto explained that Canada has several advantages over other industrialized contries, including vast natural resources and a relatively sound financial sector.
But he cautioned that there are challenges ahead for Canada, including an already-present labour shortage and shifting demographics in terms of an aging population and the rise of Western Canada as an economic powerhouse.
Casaletto also pointed to the need for improved infrastructure in Canada, both for existing structures that need upgrades and new infrastructure for rural areas containing valuable resources.
The Journal of Commerce will be covering BizCon2014 and IOSC8 with daily videos, blogs and live tweets at @JOC_Canada.
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.
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."