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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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Managing Fort McMurray's rebuild and re-entry

Managing Fort McMurray's rebuild and re-entry

The emergency management co-ordinator for the Alberta Public Works Association (APWA) has a seat in the Provincial Operations Centre (POC) in Edmonton to support the rehabilitation of public utilities and infrastructure in fire ravaged Fort McMurray. "We provide help whenever there is a need for public works professionals…

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Quebec airport owner implements efficient workflow in-house

Quebec airport owner implements efficient workflow in-house

The biggest expansion in the history of Quebec’s City’s Jean Lesage International Airport is being tackled using a unique project-management ‘org’ chart that sees a number of the private sector owner’s permanent staffers switching gears to focus on the build. The owner, Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi), will b…

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