January 24, 2019

Why the Construction Industry Can’t Afford to Ignore Digital Trends

Globally, the construction industry is poised to service a predominantly urban population that will reach 9 billion by 2050. Keeping pace with growth and urbanization on this scale means significant increases in outputs are required from the heavy civil construction industry. Capital project and infrastructure spending is forecast to top $9 trillion globally in the next seven years according to Price Waterhouse Coopers and The McKinsey Global Institute puts that number at $57 trillion in the next twelve years.  Specifically in North America, demand for civil infrastructure is increasing while government capital spending has declined in both Canada and the United States. While this disparity may be...

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January 24, 2019

Failure is an Inevitable Part of Success; How will you Deal with it and what Lessons will you Learn?

First off, happy fall, I mean winter, I mean summer, I mean fall (thanks Calgary weather in October!). As a young “cocky” millennial starting out in the industry, I thought I knew it all, and how do deal with any situation…..until I was thrust in a leadership role in my organization. Within the first few months of starting this particular project, I had to start a project in a new market (for our company), teach “green” subtrades how to build a high rise, hire and train someone, fire someone, and also take on significantly more responsibility; a tall task to...

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January 24, 2019

Imposter Syndrome after Entering the Industry

I’ve been working in the construction industry for 6 years, also completing 2 years of industry related schooling. I’ve walked a lot of sites and I’ve been on dozens of random site tours through out Calgary, even ran a couple solo projects. I have every right to be confident in my position – I have the education, experience and passion for construction and design. But every now and then I feel like a complete FRAUD How could I have ended up in a position like this? I feel fresh out of school – there are so many details to know...

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