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The Construction Record Podcast: Episode 142: RCCAO’s Nadia Todorova and OSWCA’s Patrick McManus on utility locate delays

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This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) executive director Nadia Todorova and Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (GTSWCA) and Ontario Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (OSWCA) executive director Patrick McManus about delays in utility locates which they said are delaying work and causing problems for Ontario’s contractors.

Both Todorova and McManus detailed how their organizations would change the current utility locate protocols to reduce delays, including through restricting One Call’s board of directors, extending the validity period of locates to at least 60 days, modifying reporting and record-keeping for locate responses and eliminating the need for relocates on non-linear excavation construction sites below a certain depth.

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 section and you can hear the first part of Russell’s interview with Trevor Botkin here and the second part here, both of which are part of our Cracks in the Foundation series about substance use and mental health in the construction industry. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.

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