On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey interviews Deltek director of product marketing Megan Miller about the company’s 44th annual Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study, which looks at the ways technology is pushing companies in those sectors forward and how some firms have reached a stage of digital maturation. Cybersecurity and maintaining IT infrastructure remain challenges as does an increasingly tight labour market.
Warren also has news from both the west and east, including a U.S. robotics company hoping to enter the Canadian market with two different robots capable and tying and handling rebar, and Don Wall has a story about new Ontario regulations to ensure toilet facilities are upgraded at construction sites along with new requirements for properly fitting clothing. From the west an oft-delayed Victoria, B.C. project may finally go forward as a new development proposal has been approved by city council, and Solar Alberta is seeing increasing interest from outside the province for online training and education courses it started to put online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally in our economic segment we have part two of our interview from the A23 American Institute of Architects conference with ConstructConnect senior economist Michael Guckes where he discusses insights from his Build Beyond Today session.
You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Our previous episode featuring an interview with British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Construction and the Environment dean Wayne Hand and part one of our Michael Guckes interview is here. Thanks for listening.