August 6, 2012
VIDEO: COCA president Grant McMillan
Grant McMillan, the president of the Council of Construction Associations and a Journal of Commerce editorial advisory board member, dropped by the Journal of Commerce office last week to talk about some the issues he thinks are most important to employers in the construction industry.
McMillan covered the issue of overcompensation for apprentices, which he said has now been corrected by new legislation. Previously, he said, injured apprentices were paid more to stay home than to work and so had little impetus to head back to the worksite.
Prompt filing of injury claims is also important, McMillan said, and recommended using the WorkSafeBC online portal to submit claims, in order to avoid unnecessary expenses and assure themselves that the claim is going to the right person. McMillan also gave a sort preview of a future column, where he will cover the WorkSafeBC appeal system, which he said many employers aren’t even aware exists.
Skills Competences Canada held its 2013 Skills Canada National Competition at BC Place in downtown Vancouver from June 5th to June 8th.
Reed Construction Data's chief economist, Alex Carrick, updates the status of Canada's exports industry, breaking it down by the country's regions.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 17th, 2013.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association held its annual Construction Learning Forum in Whistler, B.C. from May 31 to June 1st. The event featured many educational panels including a very informative session on substance abuse in the construction industry.
This year’s Canstruction Toronto event saw 18 teams of designers, engineers and architects build larger than life sculptures made out of cans. Designs ranged from the winning “Two Cans“ depicting two toucans to Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 10th, 2013.
The BC chapter of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction held the2013 BC Steel Design Awards of Excellence on May 23 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 3rd, 2013.
Founded in 1947, ATCO Structures and Logistics has long supplied both Albertan and international customers with modular buildings for use on worksites and other locations.