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Annual National Conference
Member Update

Scheduled for Feb. 7-10, CEC’s brand-new Advanced Project Management course will prepare seasoned project managers for future advancement and increased responsibilities. The program was created to build off the highly successful 10-day program. The course will provide 28 hours of Gold Seal-accredited, industry-specific, advanced-level project management training.

Employer company members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton Niagara (MCAHN) introduce this year’s student recipients of their 24th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Since 1995, an education investment geared to support young professionals continues to generate significant interest within this southern Ontario unionized construction employer network, proudly serving Hamilton, Niagara, Halton, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.

Uncertainty continues to swirl around the legalization of cannabis and how exactly it will be rolled out across Canada. The Daily Commercial News has compiled a list of prominent themes and suggestions that were made in the months and years leading up to the announcement by industry experts at various events and conferences.

The legalization of cannabis again highlights how construction employers face higher risks from employees who are impaired by drugs or alcohol on the job, says Toronto lawyer Norm Keith.

Industry News

The CRA will consult with small and medium businesses, accountants and bookkeepers, and stakeholder associations across Canada to better focus their key commitments and further improve their programs and services.

The second instalment of Infrastructure Canada’s inventory of the nation’s infrastructure assets, analyzing culture, social housing, recreation and sports facilities, has found that only five percent of Canada’s social and affordable housing was built since the year 2000.

FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology

IBM’s Watson supercomputer has beat Jeopardy champions, reconstituted recipes, and even helped create highlight reels for the World Cup. Now it’s taking on a new tech challenge; changing how the construction industry operates.

By the Numbers

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1485: Henry VII of England is crowned.
1838: Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorain County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students.
1905: The czar of Russia issues the October Manifesto, granting civil liberties and elections in an attempt to avert the burgeoning support for revolution.
1922: Mussolini sends his black shirts into Rome. The Fascist takeover is almost without bloodshed. The next day, Mussolini is made prime minister. He centralizes all power in himself as leader of the Fascist party and attempts to create an Italian empire, ultimately in alliance with Hitler‘s Germany.
1938: H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.
1953: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves a top secret document to maintain and expand the country’s nuclear arsenal.
1961: The USSR detonates “Tsar Bomba,” a 50-megaton hydrogen bomb.
1965: U.S. Marines repel multiple-wave attacks by the Viet Cong within a few miles of Da Nang where the Marines are based; a sketch of Marine positions was found on the body of a 13-year-old boy who had been selling the Americans drinks the previous day.
1974: The “Rumble in the Jungle,” a boxing match in Zaire that many regard as the greatest sporting event of the 20th century, takes place; challenger Muhammad Ali knocks out previously undefeated World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman.
1975: Prince Juan Carlos becomes acting head of state in Spain, replacing the ailing dictator Gen. Francisco Franco.
1985: The Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for its final successful mission.
2005: The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) that was destroyed during the firebombing of Dresden in WWII is rededicated.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
AON Reed Stenhouse Inc.

Construction is one of the few remaining major industries that have not been “completely disrupted by technology.” But that might be about to change and builders like Hans Klohn don’t want to be on the sidelines when it does.

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