A word from the COO 2015

This year “the new normal” is a term we seem to be using frequently. It’s reflected in the fact that although we are finally busy with projects both public and private, we struggle with finding enough skilled labour to maintain schedules and quality of work. Some of that pressure is relieved by a deflated oil patch but we are kidding ourselves if we think that’s a long term solution.

In part, one answer is tapping into traditionally under-represented segments of our construction population ie: women & First Nations, but we also need intensive new training initiatives supported by government and directed in part to have high school kids recognize the trades as a viable career. Add one or more LNG plants in the mix and we will have to reconsider immigration policy to fill in the labour gaps.

The new normal may also mean short or long term partnering within the construction community as we have never really seen before. Contractors with a bevy of clients teaming up with contractors with none, all in the name of getting the job done. Other industries do this all of the time. In the end what matters most to SICA is what matters to you, our members. Understanding that is our number one challenge as an association.

One thing we do know for certain is that the new normal will cause us all to be more creative in the ways that we go about this age-old business of getting things built.

 

Best regards,

Bill Everitt, Chief Operating Officer

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A word from the COO 2015

This year “the new normal” is a term we seem to be using frequently. It’s reflected in the fact that although we are finally busy with projects both public and private, we struggle with finding enough skilled labour to maintain schedules and quality of work. Some of that pressure is relieved by a deflated oil patch but we are kidding ourselves if we think that’s a long term solution.
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