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👷‍♀️ Talent Thursdays: Twinsies

EKO wins big, summiting Everest and hot works in Calgary

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Good morning! ⛰️ If you got an out-of-office message from Procore’s Hannah Wise, she’s been a bit busy. Wise recently summited Mount Everest and had this to say: “What a surreal experience, touching the top of the world, Mt Everest (29,035 ft) with my amazing Madison Mountaineering team! We summited the morning of Thursday, May 23, starting out on a perfect, clear night - the moon rising as we started our ascent was spectacular.” 


Construction workers are retiring earlier. According to Statistics Canada data, the median retirement age for construction workers in Canada was 64.7 years in 2020. This was lower than the median retirement age of 65.4 years for all workers across industries in Canada. The median retirement age for construction workers also declined by 1.4 years between 2010 and 2020, from 66.1 years to 64.7 years.


Mike Lamontagne has been promoted to director of construction at Westridge Construction.

Lisa Prime is Diamond Schmitt’s new director of sustainability

Loraleigh Kovacik has started a new position as RAM’s vice president of business development.

Kirk Fisher, CEO of Lark Group, is celebrating 35 years with the company.

Multiple Canadian construction professionals have been shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year. They include:


Building trust and renewables

Reputation is everything when it comes to renewable projects. 

Clients have to trust that their contractor will perform quality work on time. If you are looking for a trusted partner, Alltrade offers full turn-key Engineer, Procure, and  Construct solutions on utility-scale solar and battery energy storage projects up to any system size across Canada.

Their team also can self-perform electrical scope up to 230kV and above to handle the interconnection process for clients and help manage the overall schedule so a project gets done on time.

Learn more about Alltrade’s origins and approach in the article below.


🖥️ EllisDon's MENA team has won a construction technology competition in Dubai for their innovative digital twin solution, EKO. EKO uses 3D modeling, sensors, and AI to optimize energy use, reduce carbon emissions, and improve performance in buildings like a medical facility in Abu Dhabi. The win highlights EllisDon's commitment to sustainability and improving asset performance through technology.

👷‍♀️ PCL is developing new programs to address the shortage of skilled workers in the industry. The company is basing the programs on feedback received from apprentices through surveys. The new programs aim to improve both attracting and retaining apprentices by providing them with more support, including mentorship, financial assistance, and leadership training. PCL is also working to promote skilled trades careers to young people and underrepresented groups.

🔥The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) commended the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) and city officials for working together to revise its “hot works” ban following feedback from the industry. The new guidelines allow some lower-risk hot work activities in new construction projects with strict fire safety measures, while prioritizing the safety of Calgarians and allowing essential construction to proceed.


Resources for professional development


Top 40 Under 40: Nominations are open

Don’t miss the deadline.

One of the most prestigious awards programs in Canadian construction is searching for nominees right now. Nominations are open until June 18 so the clock is ticking. Nominate yourself or one of your peers through the link below.


Vice President of Revenue - Vancouver, B.C. - SiteMax

Marketing Manager - Surrey, B.C. - Finning Cat

Construction Manager - Vancouver, B.C. - Omicron Canada

Construction Supervisor - Toronto, Ont. - Formstructures Construction

Site Superintendent - Vancouver, B.C. - Colony Construction

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