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The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce the latest series of dates in its always-popular Project Management Program.

Book your calendars for the week of March 5 to 9 and March 26 to 30 for this informative gold and blue seal-accredited 10-day course. The course is designed to help you:

  • improve the planning and controlling of your projects,
  • take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment,
  • increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other
  • be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management
    process, and
  • be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose.

Check out the attached PDF for more information.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Industry News
Source: Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating
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Source: BuildForce Canada
The upcoming 2020-2029 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward report from BuildForce Canada will highlight the industry’s efforts to deal with future workforce challenges.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
Large construction companies are starting to rely on technology to create new corporate cultures when it comes to health and safety. The government and industry are recognizing the long-term benefits of safety-conscious workplaces.
Source: Bisnow.com
Keeping construction costs contained is a constant challenge for developers and general contractors, but new technologies may solve some of the problems associated with building costs.
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Daily Commercial News
New data from Statistics Canada shows that the Canadian job market bounced back in December with a 35,200 gain in jobs, reversing some of the losses in November, which had the greatest monthly loss since the financial crisis.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Source: Daily Commercial News
Commercial real estate services firm Avison Young is predicting growth in office construction in Canada this year. Its latest forecast also indicates that retail construction will likely remain steady while industrial construction may experience a slight drop.
FastEst, Inc.

1189: Philip Augustus, Henry II of England and Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade.
1790: Joseph Guillotine proposes a new, more humane method of execution: a machine designed to cut off the condemned person's head as painlessly as possible.
1793: The French King Louis XVI is guillotined for treason.
1921: J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe's destitute.
1930: An international arms control meeting opens in London.
1933: The League of Nations rejects Japanese terms for settlement with China.
1941: The United States lifts the ban on selling arms to the Soviet Union.
1951: Communist troops force the UN army out of Inchon, Korea after a 12-hour attack.
1958: The Soviet Union calls for a ban on nuclear arms in Baghdad Pact countries.
1964: Carl T. Rowan is named the director of the United States Information Agency.
1968: In Vietnam, the Siege of Khe Sanh begins as North Vietnamese units surround U.S. Marines based on the hilltop headquarters.
1976: Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger meet to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty.
1977: President Carter urges 65 degrees as the maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis.

Source: HistoryNet.com




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