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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 292: CAWIC’s Lisa Laronde

On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) new president and board member Lisa Laronde.

Laronde, who is also the first female president of the road safety group for the Powell Group of Companies addressed CAWIC’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as well as recent work with Habitat for Humanity and the association’s push to establish a national presence.

She also pointed out some of the continuing barriers to women in the trades and the need to focus on retention of women in construction. While more women have entered the industry, getting them to stay remains a thorny issue for a variety of reasons.

We also have a summary of the latest headlines and a look at some recent economics-focused articles that have appeared on the Journal of Commerce and Daily Commercial News, including Niagara Parks launching a request for proposals for a new visitor transportation system, Bathurst Quay Common is brewing a new plan for the historic Canada Malting Co. property located in Toronto and Montreal’s bad first day for its new light-rail transit system.

From the west we have stories about the Site C project in northeastern B.C. meeting a major milestone with completion of its earthfill dam, a $20 million redevelopment of Stampede Trail in Calgary and Bird Construction selected as preferred proponent for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (SAIT) Campus Centre Redevelopment Project.

You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Our previous episode’s interview with Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) CEO Robert Bronk is here. Thanks for listening.

New CAWIC board aims to be ‘national voice for women in construction’

Niagara Parks launches RFP for new visitor transportation system

Bad track record: Montreal’s light rail system suffers 3 disruptions in first 3 days

Bathurst Quay Common brews new plan for historic Canada Malting Co. property

Burlington construction site fire knocks out power

Site C hits milestone with completion of earthfill dam

Stampede Trail redevelopment on the road to transformation

Bird awarded $350M worth of projects in Alberta, Nova Scotia

Artificial intelligence and the future of modular and pre-fab construction

Construction Economic News – Michel Guckes

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