On this episode of the Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Vancouver Regional Construction Association president Donna Grant and board of directors chair Craig Mitchell along with British Columbia Construction Association president Chris Atchison about the issues affecting the construction industry as Vancouver and other municipalities hold elections.
All three construction leaders cited affordability as one of the most important issues facing not only the industry but the general population, both in terms of housing supply and addressing an ongoing labor crisis.
Permitting and red tape, particularly in Vancouver, is another concern for all three leaders, as was coordination and consultation with the industry when cities set policy. Grant also said construction has gone from a leading creator of greenhouse gases to a big part of the solution and that future municipal governments should take that into account.
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, and you can hear our previous podcast with clips from the recent Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada conference here. Thanks for listening.