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Industry Perspectives: Lead with your heart in the company of hard hats

Industry Perspectives: Lead with your heart in the company of hard hats

The construction industry is under extreme pressure to deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget. In this high-stakes sector, there isn’t much time or inclination to talk about matters of the heart. But in Part 2 of this five-part leadership series, I want to explore the “L” in my leadership model: LEA…

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Industry Perspectives: Transcend mere management and watch your bottom line soar

Industry Perspectives: Transcend mere management and watch your bottom line soar

Effective leadership is crucial to the success of any business. But construction, with its web of interdependent activities, has some unique difficulties uncommon in other industries. Some of these challenges include seasonal work, unforeseen conditions, delays, design errors and the uniqueness of each project. W…

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Overcoming five objections to adopting cutting-edge project management software

Overcoming five objections to adopting cutting-edge project management software

Adoptingan effective project management software suite will almost certainly improvethe way that contractors conduct their business. So why is getting constructionbusinesses there often such a battle? Asdirector of product management at Viewpoint Construction Software, JeremyLarsen is rolling out the company’s newe…

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Navigating a Clear Path to Successful Ownership Transfer

Navigating a Clear Path to Successful Ownership Transfer

While there are no cookie-cutter solutions for ownership transfer, there are some viable strategies to consider when it’s time to successfully hand over your company’s ownership to the next generation. As baby boomers move into retirement and millennials continue to make their way into the workforce, the issue of…

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Cultivating the Next Generation of E&C Technical Talent

Cultivating the Next Generation of E&C Technical Talent

The E&C industry is undergoing a technology revolution that is impacting how firms find, train and retain top technical talent. With information system innovation at an all-time high, the engineering and construction (E&C) industry is experiencing dramatic changes right now. New technological advancements, …

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Spreading the word about health and safety in construction

Spreading the word about health and safety in construction

A challenging and dynamic work environment,connecting with those in the construction industry, and making a difference,it’s rarely just “a typical day at the office” for WorkSafeBC’s Industry and Labour Services Construction team. Every day, the team is busy collaborating with industry organizations like the BC Co…

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Four fundamentals of highly effective boards

Four fundamentals of highly effective boards

When done well, assembling a peak-performing board pays off in dividends for engineering and construction firms. Companies throughout the engineering and construction industry are seeking innovative solutions to the myriad challenges they face in today’s competitive business environment. Leaders are confronted with tale…

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Emerging technology changing Canada's construction site workflows

Emerging technology changing Canada's construction site workflows

Helen Goodland, Brantwood Consulting principal, and an advisor to the BC Construction Association on innovation and sustainability, says the increasing use of work place technology will bring more change to the Canadian construction industry. "The whole economic model will shift," she said. "It will require a transition …

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Prompt Payment gains nationwide momentum

The issue of prompt payment is evolving across the country. There are moving parts at play in many provinces and at the federal level that will impact the construction industry, said Gilbert Brulotte, chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) during its spring board meeting in Halifax, N.S. "We're starting to …

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