CCA Weekly - March 27, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Public-Private Partnerships

Lessons Learned: Succeeding with Canadian Public Private Partnerships

Infrastructure

Projected Growth for Construction Industry Manufacturers is Good for Infrastructure

Economy

Three key trends, more forays into high-tech and the importance for construction

Inflation’s Magical Disappearing Act

CCA News

CCA Annual Conference Presentations Now Available

CDBI Seeking Nominations for Annual Award of Excellence

Public-Private Partnerships

Lessons Learned: Succeeding with Canadian Public Private Partnerships

On Wednesday April 18, at 2:00 p.m., Export Development Canada (EDC) is hosting a free webcast presentation for companies and governments interested in learning more about the Canadian PPP model, lessons learned, trends and new opportunities. Register here

Infrastructure

Projected Growth for Construction Industry Manufacturers is Good for Infrastructure

Upgrading and/or maintaining a transportation network is closely linked to the construction industry, since this sector is predominantly responsible for ensuring new roads, highways and bridges are built to certain specifications. So when construction industry outlooks predict steady growth over the next few years, this translates into good news for the transportation industry, as well. Read more

Economy

Three key trends, more forays into high-tech and the importance for construction

In a constantly changing marketplace, three of the key forces at work are the emerging market effect, aging baby boomers in the rich economies, and ever-greater forays into the world of high-tech. Economist Alex Carrick explains the interaction of these three, and how this helps to explain a great deal of what is going on, as well as its impact on the construction industry. Read more

Inflation’s Magical Disappearing Act

Peter Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist at Export Development Canada (EDC), examines the topic of inflation in the context of current economic realities, and discusses what impact it may have on economic recovery. Read more

CCA News

CCA Annual Conference Presentations Now Available

The Canadian Construction Association’s 94th Annual Conference came to a close on March 16, 2012, but delegates can view the presentations from the week on the CCA Conference website. Click here to view the available presentations from the week. Photos will also be posted soon.

CDBI Seeking Nominations for Annual Award of Excellence

CDBI is now accepting nominations for the 2012 CDBI Award of Excellence. The deadline is April 1, 2012. All CDBI members are encouraged to consider sending in a submission if they feel they have worked on an exceptional design-build project.  More information, and the new Judging Criteria and Scoring Method is posted on the website http://cdbi.org/awards/index.html

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