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B.C. changes credential recognition, robots tackle rebar, San Diego assists Calgary

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Good morning! 🚿 Calgarians are thinking of San Diego every time they turn on their taps. The California city came to the rescue, transporting massive pipe pieces more than 1,600 miles to help repair Calgary’s crippled water infrastructure. Work on the main feeder break has been completed but repair efforts are ongoing.


A report from last fall by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation revealed a significant underrepresentation of LGBTQ+ individuals in skilled trades. The study found that only 0.5% of workers identified as gay men, 0.6% as lesbians, and 0.2% as bisexual men and women. 


Hasan Youssef has joined Infrastructure BC as a senior associate. Hasan brings experience in project management and engineering, having recently served as an assistant project manager at Pomerleau.

Diamond Schmitt has announced the appointment of two new principals, five new senior Associates, seven new associates, and one new director, along with two administrative promotions, strengthening the firm’s leadership team. See all the changes here

Nadine Fullarton has started a new position as CEO at Housing Hub of New Brunswick. Fullarton previously served as CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton as well as a director on the Canadian Construction Association’s board. 

Cavin Green has been promoted to chief operating officer at Cedar Coast. Green says he looks forward to providing continued support to the Cedar Coast team, its investors as well as other business partners.  

Javier Sevilla Roca has been promoted to CEO of Flatiron Construction. Roca will continue guiding the company as it focuses on emerging growth markets while continuing to strengthen its broad leadership in heavy civil construction. Prior to joining Flatiron in 2013 as chief operating officer, Javier was CEO of Pulice Construction.


ETRO sets sail for Vancouver Island

ETRO Construction is expanding its services to Vancouver Island. The Burnaby-based company announced a new partnership with Victoria-based Durwest Construction Management Inc. The strategic joint venture alliance combines ETRO’s innovative construction approach with Durwest’s extensive experience and strong local relationships to bring top-notch construction services to Vancouver Island. Learn more about ETRO’s plans in the link below.


🛠️ Nova Scotia is investing in skilled trades education for youth by offering free summer camps. These camps will be open to youth aged 12 to 15 and will provide them with hands-on experience in construction, industrial/manufacturing and cooking sectors. The camps aim to introduce young people to the skilled trades and encourage them to pursue careers in these fields.

🌎 B.C. is making it easier for internationally trained professionals to get their credentials recognized. Starting July 1st, experienced professionals in 29 fields including engineering, social work, and teaching will no longer need Canadian work experience to qualify. The process will also be streamlined with standardized fees, reduced paperwork, and oversight to ensure fairness.

⚛️ Ontario’s trade missions to Romania and France have secured deals worth $360 million to leverage Ontario's nuclear expertise for projects abroad. These deals will create jobs in Ontario and support the province's nuclear supply chain.

🤖 Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR), a developer of robotic construction solutions, is partnering with Nucor Rebar Fabrication, the biggest rebar installer in North America. This collaboration aims to integrate ACR's robotic rebar tying machine, TyBOT, into Nucor's operations, enhancing job site safety, worker productivity, and overall efficiency.


Resources for professional development


Top 40 Under 40 Deadline extended

If you missed your chance to submit a nomination for 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction, we have some good news.

The deadline has been extended! The final date to nominate a young construction leader is now Tuesday, June 25.

This prestigious program recognizes exceptional, progressive, and innovative professionals within and supporting the construction sector in Canada. Click on the link below for competition details and instructions on how to nominate.


Chief estimator, Buildings - Toronto, Ont. - Graham Construction 

Quality Inspector, Insulation - Kitimat, B.C. - Altrad Services

General Superintendent - Vancouver, B.C. - Clearway 

Senior Project Director, Carbon Capture - Exshaw, Alta. - Lafarge

Site Superintendent - Burnaby, B.C. - Thind

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