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First Notice: Housing Supply Challenge; Construction Record crosspod; OPG innovation hub

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First Notice: Housing Supply Challenge; Construction Record crosspod; OPG innovation hub


Buildings Canada webinar explores design

Registration is still open for the Buildings Canada webinar set for tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST, titled State of the Design and Construction Industry Update: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going? Participants in a panel discussion include Melissa Aveiro, construction and tax lawyer with MNP LLP; Derek GoringEVP development for Northcrest DevelopmentsTerry Olynykpresident of Multiplex in Canada; and Russ WladStantec EVP. 


Housing Supply Challenge kicks off with data focus

The federal government launched the first round of its Housing Supply Challenge Friday. The first round, Data Driven, seeks proposals to address gaps in housing dataParticipants will be asked to create technology or methodology-based solutions to improve data collection, sharing, analysis and integration, thus improving decision-making on the housing supply.  


The Construction Record features trans-Atlantic collaboration

The latest The Construction Record podcast posted Friday features a “crosspod” collaboration between Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce national managing editor Vince Versace and podcast host Ciaran Brennan. is based in Ireland and the two hosts compared covering the industry in both Europe and Canada and the challenges both sectors are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as looking at digital transformation in the construction industry. 


Walsh gears up for Quality Week

The Walsh Group is gearing up to hold its third Quality Week Nov. 2-6. The firm explains that Quality Week represents an opportunity for Walsh to showcase its professional and craft workforce, while promoting accountability and recognizing work performed accurately and safely. The series is also intended to highlight the link between safety and quality. 


OPG opens Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability

Ontario Power Generation marked the official opening of its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability located in Durham Region on Friday. The centre will operate as a hub to “advance innovative solutions for nuclear materials” with the goal of stimulating economic growth in Ontario using cross collaboration between organizations that will lead to the launch of projects and research and development opportunities,” notes a release. 

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