News roundup: CSA Group explores asbestos-related issues
What's going on in the Canadian construction industry lately?
Health & Safety
Let’s take a quick look around at some things making news in the Canadian construction industry, and what some of the big players have been up to on social media.
It’s no secret how dangerous a substance asbestos is, but what is surprising is that despite strict regulations governing it, there are gaps and inconsistencies in the way in which asbestos is managed, as per a recent study by the CSA Group.
Here’s a look at the opening ceremony, held earlier this month…
EllisDon is taking carbon reduction seriously, setting verifiable science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to help assess the company’s efforts in lowering its emissions.
Last month, many big contractors and associations outlined their vaccination policies. The Ottawa Construction Association, for one, has some concerns about the industry being able to respond in time.
In a letter to the City of Ottawa, OCA has outlined concerns with the city’s vaccination policy. Read more in the October issue of OCA Construction Comment Magazine, https://t.co/F5cFDXg8lR pic.twitter.com/Z1vrOtUiDc
— OttConstructionAssoc (@ConstructionOtt) October 20, 2021
In more association news, the Ontario General Contractors Association has a few new board members.
We are excited to announce our newest board members who will be helping us with our missions in ICI construction.
— Ontario General Contractors Association (@OGCAinfo) October 18, 2021
With BIM continuing to be a topic of great interest in the construction industry, there’s a new book out that may help companies push ahead with their technology initiatives.
Richard Garber's latest book, BIM Design: Realizing the Creative Potential of Building Information Modeling (AD Smart), focuses on improving BIM design to construct functional, problem-free buildings. https://t.co/wJyPshaVIs @upclash_ #BIM #technology #construction #innovation
— BIM Designs, Inc. (@BIMdesignsInc) October 19, 2021