OGCA joined green workforce coalition
The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) today announced it has signed a declaration to join Workforce 2030, a new coalition with the Canada Green Building Council and other construction stakeholders that will advocate for fast-tracking the workforce needed to build a low-carbon Ontario.
Commented Giovanni Cautillo, president of the OGCA. “We want to ensure that we are prepared to meet the future demands of the construction market for environmentally friendly buildings.”
Supreme Steel consolidates brands
Supreme Steel based in Acheson, Alta. announced a name change and a realignment of its services this morning. The firm said it is rolling together the brands Supreme Group, Canron, Midwest Constructors and Supreme Industrial under the new banner Supreme Steel LP. A release stated, “Supreme Steel will no longer offer large scope general contracting or multi-disciplinary module construction services. Structural steel and bridges have built the company’s foundation as a focused leading steel solution provider, and we are recommitting to these offerings.”
U.S. contractors to release September data
Tomorrow watch for new data to be released by the U.S.-based Associated General Contractors of America showing the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus on the construction sector and its impacts on metro area construction employment. The association will also release its analysis of changes in metro area construction employment between September 2019 and September 2020 for 358 different metro areas. The report will be released at 2 p.m. EDT.
Women in Green unveils Nov. 3 panellists
The Canada Green Building Council has announced the lineup for this year’s Women in Green event, a symposium attached to Building Lasting Change 2020. The Nov. 3 panel will feature Christina Gamboa, CEO of the World Green Building Council; Lynn Simon, head of REWS sustainability, Google; Eladia Smoke, founder and principal architect at Smoke Architecture; and Holley Chant, director of sustainability at Lendlease.
Stelco responds to security attack
Hamilton, Ont.–based Stelco Holdings Inc. announced on Sunday it had been a victim of a criminal attack on its information systems. In response, stated a release, Stelco implemented countermeasures in accordance with established cybersecurity procedures and policies that have been developed in collaboration with expert external advisers.
“The countermeasures taken were effective and limited the scope of the attack. Certain operations, including steel production, were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure but have since resumed operations.”