This week The Construction Record podcast brings together Journal of Commerce digital media editor Warren Frey and staff writer Russell Hixson and Daily Commercial News staff writers Angela Gismondi and Don Wall to discuss Buildings Week, the virtual conference that brings together The Buildings Show and Buildex Alberta into a virtual conference spanning construction, architecture, development and the wide-ranging issues facing the industry such as the pandemic, changing financial issues and the rise of digitization.
The group covered sessions ranging from how the concrete industry has dealt with the COVID-19 crisis, modernization and the evolving state of procurement, and the need for systemic change in the industry as it wrestles with racist incidents which emerged in the last year, as well as talking about the future of conferences once the pandemic has passed.
Angela also covered EllisDon president Geoff Smith’s keynote where he addressed these issues and other matters affecting the industry along with the opportunities that come with uncertainty. We’ve included segments of his presentation in the podcast.
Be sure to tune in next week as we celebrate the 100th episode of The Construction Record!