On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with both Interact Analysis senior research director Alastair Hayfield about the downturn in the European heavy equipment market and what that indicates more broadly as well as an interview with Jacob Bros. president and CEO Scott Jacob about leadership in times of ongoing crisis.
Hayfield detailed how demand for heavy equipment in the European market has ebbed in the short term and may stay muted for some time, and explained how the current war in Ukraine is affecting the larger European economy.
Jacob explained how he and his company faced risk head-on during the early days of the pandemic by spreading out throughout the office while observing all necessary protocols. He also pointed to the new risks the construction industry is facing, the challenges of explaining how the industry works to those not versed in its intricacies and how technology should be approached on a case-by-case basis depending on its return on investment.
This week Daily Commercial News staff writers Don Wall, Angela Gismondi and digital media editor Warren Frey attended the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships conference in Toronto and our news roundup includes a discussion between CCPPP president and CEO Lisa Mitchell and Peter Fragiskatos the parliamentary secretary to the minister of housing, infrastructure and communities about the ongoing housing crisis, another session about Ontario’s nuclear ambitions, and coverage of a panel analyzing why America’s moves into the P3 space may be more of a learning opportunity than a threat for Canada.
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