On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) president Chris Gardner about the organization’s upcoming Construction Innovation Summit.
Gardner went into detail about how technology and innovation can help construction address an ongoing and worsening labour shortage as well as showcase how the industry is already innovating and adapting to digital technologies to improve productivity.
He also addressed the need to improve perceptions of construction as a career path for young workers and pointed to sessions and Indigenous participation in the industry, leadership and updates on trends such as supply chains, pre-construction, and artificial intelligence.
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