Smart Cities Podcast: Construction Week Viewpoint

As a fourth industrial revolution sweeps across the world, Construction Week Viewpoint takes a deep-dive look at smart city initiatives in Kuwait, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.

Unprecedented digital breakthroughs have promised to deliver profound effects to the global economy, but how is this taking shape in the Middle East? Locally, urban planners are pushing smart city plans that integrate data, technology, and analytics to optimise public services, minimise energy consumption, and cut waste.

The latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint zeros in on the smart city schemes reshaping the built world in the Middle East, and redefining the concept of what it means to build smart.


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November 01, 2018

October 31: A Spirited Time for the Construction Industry

Over here at the Construction Association, we take full advantage of every opportunity to play dress up and act out of character, while still getting our jobs done. Some of us are super...and some of us are super twisted. We love seeing our members showing their spirited side as well!
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October 23, 2018

​Legislation better protects temporary foreign workers from exploitation

The legislation is intended to recognize the important role foreign workers have in B.C.’s growing economy. While most employers and recruiters are committed to treating foreign nationals fairly, there are some who require closer scrutiny and enforcement action. In 2017, there were 47,620 work permits issued for foreign workers destined for B.C. The third largest sector is accommodation and food services (8%), followed by construction (6%) and manufacturing (5%).
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October 18, 2018

Adding computational power to construction sites

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.
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September 07, 2018

Port Alberni Awards Largest Construction Contract in Municipal History

On September 4, 2018, Council for the City of Port Alberni unanimously passed a motion to award the main construction contract for the upcoming Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades project to Tritech Group for $17,128,429.53 plus GST - the largest construction contract awarded in the City of Port Alberni’s history.
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