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By John Devine Special to Ontario Construction News Although robotics in the Ontario construction industry is in its infancy, stakeholders say a growing use of robots on sites has the potential to address chronic labour shortages, launch new skilled careers, and...
Ontario Construction News staff writer How should contractors prepare for impending safety certification requirements to bid on City of Ottawa municipal projects? Health and safety representatives from four contractors addressed this question at a March 31 webinar – and in the...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Buildforce Canada estimates that the construction industry will need to recruit more than 300,000 new workers over the next decade to keep pace with demand. Could encouraging and supporting more women to enter skilled trades training...
By Ralph Lembcke, P.GSC. Special to Ontario Construction News Persons wishing to enter the construction industry have myriad educational opportunities. From college level technical programs in civil, construction and architectural technology to project management programs to university education in engineering or...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Construction requirements across Canada are expected to rebound in 2021 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and rise through the coming decade – albeit at more muted levels than in the past 10 years. According...