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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 61: A welder’s bursary, CAMH walls, prompt payment in B.C. and the VRCA Silver Awards of Excellence

This week on The Construction Record Podcast, national managing editor Vince Versace looks into a new welding bursary established by Nicole LeClair to give back to her skilled trades community, as well as the renovation of the CAMH walls in Toronto, a landmark in the city with a somewhat dark history. Vince also talks about a recent story about shotcrete, a material that has been in use for some time but is now seeing more use in in the industry.

Vince also points to the Women in Construction feature series, which ran across the Journal of Commerce and Daily Commercial News. We received great feedback about those stories and focuses on the “Her Construction Story” social media series we’ve recently undertaken.

Journal of Commerce digital media editor Warren Frey and staff writer Russell Hixson look at topics as diverse as the movement towards prompt payment in British Columbia, a flagger who avoided an attempted kidnapping, the just-announced Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s Silver Awards of Excellence winners and Brittany Lyseng, a standup comedian who draws from her time building elevator for laughs.

Daily Commercial News staff writer also has an interview with KickAss Careers founder Jamie McMillan about the Equality (WE) Awareness Ribbon campaign, which begins on September 18, an event that will be presented by Women in Renewable Energy, Alectra Utilities and KickAss Careers.

Welder gives back to her skilled trade with bursary

Shotcrete’s time is now here, say its advocates

Restoration of CAMH walls preserves important chapter of patient history

VRCA showcases Silver Award of Excellence winners

RCMP searching for van, driver, after attempted abduction of B.C. road flagger

Ex-elevator constructor a hit on comedy circuit


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