This week, national editor Vince Versace and daily editor Lindsey Cole break the news that our very own podcast has been ranked #5 the top 15 construction podcasts on the web by Feedspot, based on our Google popularity and search ranking, popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, quality and consistency of posts and review by Feedspot’s editorial team. We couldn’t have done it without our listeners, and we can’t thank you enough.
Vince and Lindsey also talk about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments at the recent G20 conference in Argentina regarding gender equality in the construction industry and the subsequent reaction from construction industry stakeholders and Vince talked about covering the recent 100th anniversary of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) celebrated on Parliament Hill. CCA president Mary Van Buren also talked briefly to Vince and we have her comments here for you to enjoy.
We also have an interview between staff writer Don Wall and Tamer El-Diraby, the director of the Centre for Civil Informatics at the University of Toronto. El-Diraby recently delivered a presentation titled “Managing Social Media in Construction Projects” which covered not only new forms of communication but also how project planners can mine data from many sources to expand their knowledge base to make better project decisions.