On this episode of The Construction Record podcast, national editor Vince Versace and daily editor Lindsey Cole take a look at some of the pressing issues facing the industry, including qualifications-based selection (QBS), community benefits agreements in B.C. and the faster overall pace in the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce newsrooms, as more breaking news than usual for the summer months continues to unfold.
We also have an interview via DCN staff writer Don Wall from Chartered Institute of Building’s four-day conference in Toronto with CIOB vice-president Charles Egbu who is the also the dean of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University. Egbu talks about sustainability and his appeal to CIOB members to explore the topic in broad terms.
Digital media editor Warren Frey also has a series of interviews from the community benefits agreement announcement at the British Columbia Institute of Technology on July 16. He talked to Reighardt Van Enter, the regional director for BC of the Progressive Contractors Association, Industry Training Authority CEO Gary Herman, Independent Contractors and Businesses Association president Chris Gardner and BC Building Trades executive director Tom Sigurdson, all of whom have varied takes on the announcement and its implications for the B.C. construction industry.