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Source: Journal of Commerce/ConstructConnect
Mandy Rennehan, who is known as the Blue Collar CEO, is retail facilities construction firm Freshco’s CEO. She delivered the keynote address at the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada’s annual conference in Nashville. Her address touched on the social stigma tied to the trades and what the industry needs to do and who they must hire in order to prosper.
Source: Journal of Commerce/ConstructConnect
A panel of Canadian contractors and a Tennessee local analyzed major issues facing the industry at the Contractor Challenge session at MCAC’s annual conference in Nashville earlier this month
Source: Journal of Commerce/ConstructConnect
In his presentation at the MCAC conference in Nashville, Jeff Sample, Esub Construction Software director of strategic accounts, said technology will revolutionize the construction industry, but only if it puts people first.
At this year’s Mechanical Service Contractors of America Conference in Colorado Springs, the opening keynote speaker Josh Linkner focused his presentation on the 5 Core Mindsets of Re-Inventors. He looked at what was required to help industries and businesses reinvent the way in which they operate, and how certain mindsets or perspectives drive transformation in business.
Industry News
Source: Boston Globe
A safety inspector named Vinnie has his eye on workers at hundreds of construction sites. He doesn’t miss much, constantly watching for employees who are without work gloves or use the wrong kind of ladder. Vinnie isn’t a person – he’s a piece of software developed by Smartvid.io.
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Education & Training
“Cash is king” in the construction industry, and that will remain the case, especially if we consider its constant need to finance large projects, withstand long collections cycles and manage cost overruns. Not only that, but construction also requires substantial investment to enable growth and modernization in an ever-competitive environment.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
There are many ambitious dreams for future construction equipment, including fully-autonomous robotic vehicles that can perform large important tasks, such as excavating and grading, without any direct human interaction. While these types of technologies may seem far off, semi-autonomous tele-operations are more within reach.
Source: ContractorMag.com
Smart buildings create large amounts of data captured by various devices speaking different dialects of an undocumented language, which will only make collecting and using it in the future more difficult.
By the Numbers
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Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
In addition to 82,000 net new jobs created in Canada in August, another 53,000 were added in September, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey report. In total over the past two months, Canada has seen more than 135,000 jobs created.

1555: The Protestant martyrs Bishop Hugh Latimer and Bishop Nicholas Ridley are burned at the stake for heresy in England.
1701: Yale University is founded as the Collegiate School of Kilingworth, Connecticut by Congregationalists who consider Harvard too liberal.
1793: Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded by guillotine during the French Revolution.
1901: President Theodore Roosevelt incites controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.
1934: Mao Tse-tung decides to abandon his base in Kiangsi due to attacks from Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. With his pregnant wife and about 30,000 Red Army troops, he sets out on the "Long March."
1946: Ten Nazi war criminals are hanged in Nuremberg, Germany.
1969: The New York Mets win the World Series four games to one over the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles.
1984: A baboon heart is transplanted into 15-day-old Baby Fae – the first transplant of the kind – at Loma Linda University Medical Center, California. Baby Fae lives until November 15.
1995: The Million Man March for A Day of Atonement takes place in Washington, D.C.
1998: General Augusto Pinochet, former dictator of Chile, arrested in London for extradition on murder charges.
2002: Inaugural opening of Bibliotheca Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt., a modern library and cultural center commemorating the famed Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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