Skilled Trades Will Enable The Future Of Canada’s Economy

Innovation in the new era of work will see more automation and more computer design aspects, such as BIM, enter the workforce. As we enter this new phase the workforce demographic shift is changing the age of our workers and their experience. Nobina Robinson argues that skilled trades are as important as ever in the changing market.

The future will be built through skilled trades using the tools that will allow the digital economy to flourish.

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Alberta Construction Association

UBC Request For Member Input

The University of British Columbia is currently measuring exposure to respirable crystalline silica among construction workers. They are seeking construction companies to participate in this project. The information collected will be used to adapt the BC Silica Control Tool for Alberta. They developed the BC Silica Control Tool in collaboration with the British Columbia Safety Association (BCCSA) to make silica risk assessment easier and less costly for construction companies.

A UBC occupational hygienist is based in Edmonton. He is visiting construction worksites and taking exposure measurements during common construction activities. Companies who participate will receive a report on the measurements taken at their worksites. All participating companies and workers will be kept completely anonymous in all reports and communications.

If you are interested in having the occupational hygienist visit your worksites, or if you would like to learn more about the project, please contact Dr. Melanie Gorman Ng at or at 250-884-3050. Information about the Silica Control Tool is available at: