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 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, 11:31 AM EDT