In this week’s episode of TCR Express, Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson looks at an innovative Alberta residential energy project as well as a look at the recent BC Speech from the Throne. We also have updates from Daily Commercial News staff writers Don Wall and Angela Gismondi about recent stories they’re working on ranging from Ontario’s vaccination protocols to digital transformation in the province’s construction industry.
Amongst the projects covered in the throne speech were the George Massey Tunnel, an aging piece of Vancouver infrastructure that has gone through several previous permutations as provincial governments tried to modernize or replace the structure. Russell’s also working on a story about a Southern Alberta Institute of Technology project involving a dwelling that produces more energy than it consumes all while meeting the Living Building Challenge to create a truly sustainable and non-toxic structure.
Don’s vaccine protocol story looks at how Ontario’s Building Trades council is examining the various unions setting up their own clinics and they are wondering whether these would fit into the new provincial rules. He also recently wrote about trenchless technology and how it can replace open-cut excavation. Angela is covering subjects as varied as EllisDon’s seventieth anniversary, an Ontario General Contractors Association last week. It focused on digital transformation and she’s working on a story about two recent university grads who have launched an innovative new tool for the beneficial reuse of excess soil.
You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section and you can hear last week’s TCR Express here. Stay tuned next week for a look at the federal budget and its implications for the construction industry.