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The Construction Record Podcast: Episode 67 – Conexpo, the VRCA Awards of Excellence, federal election and Alberta budget, and the BCCSA health and safety conference

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This week on The Construction Record podcast, national managing editor Vince Versace talks about the upcoming Conexpo conference in Las Vegas, where we’ll be a supporting podcast and also recaps our coverage of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s Gold Awards of Excellence, as well as reflecting on former Journal of Commerce publisher Brian Martin’s role in founding and growing the awards over the decades. Vince also has a preview of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships conference, coming up later this month in Toronto.

Journal of Commerce digital media editor Warren Frey and staff writer Russell Hixson also look at some of the stories they’ve been working on, including reactions from western Canadian construction leaders about both the recent federal election and the Alberta budget, and a peek at Russell’s story about a tour through Daiya’s massive Vancouver industrial space.

Warren also attended the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance’s Health and Safety Conference, and spoke to WorkSafeBC audiologist Sasha Brown about the dangers of noise on the worksite and ways to mitigate hearing damage, and he also spoke to University of British Columbia researcher Shalinda Shafie about her work examining the effectiveness of various kinds of vacuums in dealing with silica and its effects on respiration.

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