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Construction myths should be demolished



The world of construction has many work opportunities for all types of people, but there are harmful myths that may discourage some from pursuing a career in the industry.

Peder Madsen, president of the London Home Builders’ Association, puts 3 of these myths to rest with facts and insight into construction. Read the full article here.

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5 Trends Shaping the Future of Offsite Construction



In a new post from The Construction Dive, Mary Tyler March discusses offsite construction, which is becoming more popular in the States. As the industry faces a skilled-labour gap and a heightened demand for project completion, offsite construction seems to be an attractive alternative for many companies.

Check out the full article here, where 5 trends are examined to dem ...

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Toronto Takes Top Spot for Most Green Roofing Installed



The green roof and wall industry grew by double-digits in 2016, and Toronto had the most square footage of green roofing installed compared to other North American cities.

Since 2010, Toronto’s Green Roof Bylaw has helped to cool the city, mitigate water runoff, and add biodiversity, according to Jennifer Keesmaat (chief planner for the City of Toronto). Read the 

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WRKS Success Story at Parkscape



We’re always glad to see new matches made through WRKS. A few weeks ago, Toronto-based company Parkscape Landscape used the app to connect with Carl, and they offered him a landscaping position. “Using WRKS was a great way to connect with talented workers for our job site,” says Samantha, Human Resources at Parkscape.

It’s great to see Carl thriving in his new role and we’re happy to have played a part in this con ...

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Building a path: How targeted events can draw women into construction



Women comprise only 9% of total construction employment in the States, and this number is even lower when looking at those in leadership roles or the trades. Now, some companies and nonprofits are launching initiatives to encourage women and girls to consider a career in construction.

The Construction Dive’s Mary Tyler March documents some of these programs, including Habitat for Humanity’s 

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Canadian initiative jumpstarts the careers of refugees



Zaher Al-sibai, Tarek Atassi, Samah Kamalmaz, and Mjd Khorsheed have rich backgrounds with decades of combined architectural and design experience. They are well-trained with degrees in engineering, architecture, and interior design between them. Now they are aiming to relaunch their careers in Canada.

These four are part of the Refugee Career Jumpstart Project (RCJP), co-founded by Mustafa Alio in 2015. The RCJP is a Canadian non-profit streamlining the process betwee ...