The construction industry has seen steady growth over the past decade, fuelled by significant building and infrastructure projects. However, finding skilled crane and heavy equipment operators has proven to be increasingly difficult. For example, a 2017 poll indicated that over 75 per cent of construction firms were having trouble finding skilled equipment operators.
Workers using personal fall protection systems sometimes instinctively grasp their systems’ rope grabs during falls. Some commercially available rope grabs are manufactured with “anti-panic” features that enable the rope grabs to work properly by locking onto the lifeline even when they are grasped. Some workers use Prusik slings as rope grabs. A Prusik sling, however, does not have an anti-panic feature. Therefore, grasping a sling’s Prusik knot can prevent the knot from tightening around the lifeline, allowing the worker to fall.
April 18, 2018 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its Civil Engineering and Civil Technology Scholarships.
December 6, 2017 - Companies constantly strive to make their businesses more productive and efficient.
November 21, 2017 — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse.
November 6, 2017 - The BCIT Department of Civil Engineering – Alternate Delivery is pleased to offer ACI’s Aggregate Technician 1 course: November 17/18 - CIVL 0010 Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1 – an ACI (American Concrete Institute) sponsored, certified course in AASHTO/ASTM standard testing protocols.
October 11, 2017 - GSSI, a world leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, offers comprehensive training programs for new and existing customers on how to use GSSI equipment safely and effectively in the field. Classes are available for the complete range of GSSI products and is conducted by a team of four full time trainers.
July 28, 2017 - As compared to conventional concrete products, polymer concrete products have been shown to display a superior compressive strength as well as impact strength.
May 8, 2017 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with Buildforce Canada to members and non-members.
April 10, 2017 – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.
September 22, 2016 - British Columbia is at a crossroads, so to speak. There are many important infrastructure projects that are needed to improve and expand the province’s transportation network. Roads, highways, bridges, railways, ports and airports are all essential for moving people and goods. An efficient transportation network is the key foundation of a strong economy and it allows our businesses to be more competitive, creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.
August 19, 2016 - If you are wondering exactly how your financial advisor is paid, you are not alone. With many advisors and the clients, the fee question is like the elephant in the living room: it’s always there but clients and their advisors gingerly step around it to avoid disturbing it. It’s like asking someone how much he or she earns. Most people aren’t comfortable asking or answering that question. But where investing is concerned, people have every right to know how much their advisor is paid – and what they do to earn their pay.
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