March 12, 2012 by Corinne Lynds
CBC’s chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge kicked off the Canadian Construction Association’s annual conference in Savannah, Ga. today. His keynote address told tales of the people he has met around the world, how they overcame challenges and what exactly it means to be a Canadian.
It was an appropriate topic, as more than 640 delegates from all across Canada have come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the construction industry.
“The theme for this year’s conference, The Changing Face of Construction, highlights the current reality for Canada’s construction industry, including the many changing trends we can expect to experience over the coming years,” said Nadine (Dee) Miller, 2011 Chair of the Board for the CCA. “Whether it is new technologies, demographic shifts, an evolving business environment or changes in the economic landscape, this year’s conference looks to address these elements and how we can best prepare as an industry.”
The two morning sessions addressed Emerging Issues in Construction Law and Improving Project Performance. After lunch four CCA Councils met to discuss current and future challenges impacting their specific industry categories. The four Councils included: General Contractors; Civil Infrastructure; Manufacturers, Suppliers & Services; and the Trade Contractors.
The day wrapped up with the Member Association Forum followed by the Chair’s Reception for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba delegates.