On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, Daily Commercial News staff writer Angela Gismondi speaks with Jason Ball, the president of Ball Construction, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Kitchener, Ont. based firm.
Ball reflected on recent 100th anniversary celebrations including speeches from some veterans of the company’s earlier days, his own journey as leader of the company, and how the firm has adapted through the decades to different market conditions and construction needs.
News editor Lindsey Cole also joined digital media editor Warren Frey to discuss the latest headlines, including the ongoing controversy surrounding the Ontario government’s reversal of its Greenbelt plans and the subsequent resignation of labour minister Monte McNaughton, along with comment from industry stakeholders about the minister’s construction initiatives.
Lindsey also looked into an initiative in Nunavut looking to build and distribute modular homes throughout the North, a talk with a fire official about the role of mass timber in high-rises and an uptick in Kelowna in interest in steel construction after wildfires ravaged the region.
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 interviews interviews with Progressive Contractors Association of Canada president Paul de Jong and Canadian Labour Congress president Bea Bruske about clean energy tax credits is here. Thanks for listening.