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NACC program receives 2020 Gary E. Bird Horizon Award

The North American Contractor Certification (NACC) Program received the 2020 Gary E. Bird Horizon Award at the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) Construction Risk [Virtual] Conference (CRC). Program Technical Director Ben Beeler accepted the prestigious honor on behalf of the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (AGMCC).

No new restrictions to construction in Manitoba lockdown

The Manitoba government moved the province to Code Red status on Nov. 10 as COVID cases spiked over the last week. The new restrictions are the harshest Manitobans have faced since March. However, the Winnipeg Construction Association is reporting no new measures for construction businesses, which are considered essential.

Barber appointed Fair Practices Commissioner at WSIB

Tom Barber has been appointed Fair Practices Commissioner, taking on the independent role of ensuring fair practices at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

StatsCan building permits report: September 2020

All sectors observed gains in the total value of building permits issued in September, which rose 17.0% to $9.4 billion. Over three-quarters of this growth came from permits issued in Ontario. With COVID-19 cases rising in many regions in September, some municipalities reported that builders have begun to submit applications earlier as a precaution against potential shutdowns.
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Moving to the country: The pandemic’s influence on building design and architecture

Ask a farmer or biologist what happens if too many animals are grouped together. Eventually, disease breaks out. Healthy animals need to be separated from the sick ones. Entire herds are decimated. Human beings are no different. » Listen now...
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Date: Nov. 18 - 19, 2020 » Learn More