Saint John, N.B. — The Canadian Construction Association’s National Construction Day today is being marked with a two-day industry forum taking place in Saint John, N.B. today and tomorrow (Nov. 26 and 27).
Members of the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick, the Construction Association of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure – Buildings Division and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – NB are gathering at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, stated a release. They will be joined by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, government officials and other construction stakeholders.
The forum will feature various presentations and panel discussions including a Major Projects panel discussion and an Immigration and Demographics panel discussion.
Presentations will be held on Diversity and Talent Management, Innovation/Technology, Climate Change/Adaptation and Community Readiness, and Positive Work Environments/Mental Health and Workplace Sensitivity.
“While we are always generally talking behind the scenes, we thought it was important to bring everyone together to discuss mutually important topics like climate change, adaptation and community readiness, as well as immigration and demographics in New Brunswick. It’s important that our members are at the forefront of these topics as they design, plan and construct projects that impact the social, economic and environmental quality of life of all New Brunswickers,” commented Christy Cunningham, executive director of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies in New Brunswick, in the statement.