Transforming the Construction Industry with Cloud-Based, Integrated Software

Viewpoint’s nearly 40 years of success can be attributed to its laser focus on the construction trade, unparalleled industry expertise, and reputation unequalled among technology companies. The company has always worked to help contractors improve productivity, decrease risk and maximize profits with a suite of construction technology solutions that integrate operations across financial and human resources systems as well as project and field teams.

Viewpoint

A Proactive Approach to Resolving a Longstanding Debate

About forty skilled Central and South American workers from Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Costa Rica came to British Columbia, Canada as temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in 2006. This story incited Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) call for reforms to Canada’s TFW program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). LiUNA, a powerful voice within the construction industry with over half a million members – 110,000 of whom are in Canada – has been the only Canadian union to address the issue.

Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)

The Growing Business that Treats People Well

Since 1979, Pacific Cabinets Inc. has been designing, manufacturing, and installing cabinets and related products for clients all over the country. Today, the Ferdinand, Idaho-based business specializes in institutional and commercial casework, architectural millwork, countertops, and specialty products. Its main clients are large institutions such as hospitals and universities.

Pacific Cabinets

Aesthetics, Functionality and Purpose

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Roybal Campus headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia is a perfect example of how a building can be designed and constructed to play a vital role in the health and well-being of society. The CDC is the leading public health institution in the United States. Its location was chosen for its proximity to the malaria outbreak that was affecting the southern United States in 1947, but it has evolved with the needs and priorities of the nation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Setting the Bar in Woodworking Standards

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is the leading woodwork trade association with roots going back over a century. The institute publishes and maintains industry standards, hosts conferences and seminars and operates an education center to encourage young people to enter the profession. Run on a non-profit basis, the institute has over two thousand members and is proud of its long history and prominent position in the woodworking sector.

Architectural Woodwork Institute

Reconsidering NAFTA

The history of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) begins in the early 1980s, spanning the Republican Presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, before being signed into law by Democratic President Bill Clinton on December 8, 1993. The agreement entered into effect shortly after, on January 1, 1994.

What are the Stakes?

Gearing Up

In recent years, many industries have adopted new and exciting technologies to boost productivity and profitability, and construction is no exception. From wearable technology to drones, remote-controlled loaders and advanced software helping streamline massive amounts of data, these modern-day marvels are making the construction process more efficient, less wasteful and a lot safer. And as structures from housing to office towers must be erected as quickly and effectively as possible, advances in construction-related technology continue to grow rapidly.

Today’s Construction Trends

A Strong History and a Bright Future

Totten Tubes knows a thing or two about the importance of family. The Azusa, California-based Steel Service Center was founded in 1955 by Marvin Totten and has since built a reputation around having the product customers need when they need it by stocking unusual and difficult-to-find sizes and shapes of tubing.

Totten Tubes

Advocating HSS

Since it was formed almost one hundred years ago, the Steel Tube Institute (STI) has evolved to meet the needs of industry. It was created in 1930 when several manufacturers came together to educate about the many advantages of using steel tubing, and STI continues to endorse this well-known construction material. It also advocates best practices and safety initiatives specific to steel tube producers.

The Steel Tube Institute

Trusted Steel and Construction Specialists

Founded upon the values of safety, quality, schedule and cost, Scott Group of Companies has quickly become a trusted partner in almost every facet of the construction industry, serving customers across Canada and abroad with its diverse and highly specialized offerings.

Scott Group of Companies

A Proactive Approach to Resolving a Longstanding Debate

About forty skilled Central and South American workers from Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Costa Rica came to British Columbia, Canada as temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in 2006. This story incited Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) call for reforms to Canada’s TFW program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). LiUNA, a powerful voice within the construction industry with over half a million members – 110,000 of whom are in Canada – has been the only Canadian union to address the issue.

June 25, 2018, 11:17 AM EDT