News Roundup: Alltrade turns 10
By Rob BlackstienConstruction Equipment Technology Infrastructure Law Skills Development Software Trucks
Who made news in the Canadian construction industry this week?
Here are a few Canadian construction sector news items that caught our eye over the last week or so.
Alltrade Industrial Contractors recently turned 10, and the Mayor of Cambridge had some nice things to say about the company.
We recently covered Volvo’s electric powered excavator, and Aecon has become the first Canadian construction company to give it a whirl.
Last week, we wrote about how pleased the Saskatchewan Construction Association was about the recent prompt payment legislation in the province. The legislation is expected to be enacted in 2022, and now we’re hearing reports that Nova Scotia is also working on similar legislation. Stay tuned!
This week, Ontario is celebrating National Skills Trade and Technology Week, an event designed to promote awareness of the career opportunities within skilled trades and technologies. Keep an eye on Skills Ontario’s Twitter feed for highlights of the week-long event.
Finally, Infrastructure Ontario has released its October 2021 market update which includes 38 projects — 23 in pre-procurement stage, with 15 in active procurement. The total estimated contract value is $60 billion.
Meanwhile, here’s what’s getting our attention on social media…
Another contractor is celebrating its Diamond anniversary:
Milestone was founded in December 2011 to tackle Canada's #toughestjobs. We are proud of our accomplishments and our 10th anniversary logo symbolizes our purpose of turning problems into solutions and grey into green. Get to know us at: https://t.co/bLIFkHiFiP #Milestoneis10 pic.twitter.com/pyNL0QulEh
— Milestone Environmental Contracting (@MilestoneDaresU) November 1, 2021
The Cement Association of Canada lauded CBM, which helped make a Kingston boy’s dreams come true.
“It wasn’t even hard to find the guys to do it,” CBM Operations Manager Reg Filion said. “As soon as I told them about the story, they were in. We had a chance to put a smile on a young man’s face so we jumped on the opportunity.”https://t.co/Wb1f792PcY
— Cement Association of Canada (@CementCanada) November 1, 2021
General contractor software vendor Bridgit has put together an article designed to help contractors avoid cost overruns.
Construction projects often take months, or even years. As the initial bid is submitted months before the project begins, it is difficult to anticipate changes in cost.
This post will explore a few ways to help avoid cost overruns on your next project: https://t.co/uwuai7sb3R pic.twitter.com/4eYuzm6qR0
— Bridgit (@gobridgit) November 1, 2021