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The Construction Record – Episode 161 – FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor

This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Forest Products Association of Canada president and CEO Derek Nighbor about sustainable forestry and biofuels.

Nighbor explained how wood residuals produced through the milling process can lead to increased safety as waste is reduced but also moves these residuals into the “circular economy”, a more sustainable model where resources and products are recycled rather than becoming disposable.

He also said forestry can become more resilient in the face of climate change and natural disasters by properly managing forests through prescribed burns, thinning where needed and other methods. Nighbor also explained how COVID-19 and supply chain issues have affected the industry.

You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to last week’s interview with Ontario General Contractors Association and League of Champions safety committee staff lead and programs coordinator Judith Reda and Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. director of health and safety Patricia Pereira here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.

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