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Retaining employees in the skilled trades

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) released the results of a construction skilled trades survey conducted in the Greater Toronto Area during a...

Finding funding for green

As governments across Canada prepare to spend close to $300 billion on infrastructure in the next decade, the conversation continues to focus on the...

NDP, UCP release election platforms

The governing New Democratic Party (NDP) and the challenging United Conservative Party (UCP) have released their platforms ahead of the April 16th election, providing...

New opportunities in the energy sector

Leaders from across the North American energy sector gathered in Toronto for the Fortis Energy Exchange, focused on fostering dialogue on the industry’s biggest...

Commentary: The what-ifs of SNC-Lavalin

For weeks now, ReNew Canada has avoided reporting on the news surrounding SNC-Lavalin (SNC) and the federal government. And for good reason. Much of...

Navigating the New Normal

More than 250 people joined the Ontario Public Works Association in Mississauga for the 2019 annual conference and awards luncheon. This year’s conference, Navigating the...

Infrastructure’s vulnerability in a populist climate

The rise of populist governments and politics is changing the way we need to approach the narrative on building infrastructure in Ontario, North America,...

Battleground Canada

The posturing and politicking has already begun in the run up to two significant elections taking place in 2019. And both will have a...

ReNew Canada’s 2019 Outlook

It’s difficult to project what will happen in a year ahead when so much still seems up in the air, especially on the political...

Factoring the city into Smart City development

As communities across Canada work to integrate new technology and innovation to transform existing communities to smart cities, the world is watching as the...

Renovating for net zero?

Is it possible to renovate an existing residential, commercial, industrial, or institutional infrastructure asset to meet net zero carbon standards? With a comprehensive business...

Ontario’s path to data-driven decision-making

The recent release of the EY report analyzing government spending in Ontario did not shed light on the future of infrastructure investment in the...

Cannabis in Construction

With 1.4 million people in Canada working in construction, we would be naïve if we thought the use of recreational cannabis was a new...

Five Days in October

It’s rare to see three important elections fall within such a short timespan, but that’s exactly what we will see when the second half...

The Vulnerable Future

The future of Canada’s public works industry has some difficult challenges ahead, but by recognizing those challenges now and integrating them into long-term planning,...

The Quebec Moment

There was a time when elections meant the knives were drawn as commitments of incumbent government were not so much dissected, but hacked up...

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