100 episodes

Canada's top, award-winning podcast about the construction industry produced by the nation's leading construction industry publications the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce.

We explore the issues, trends and gamechangers in the industry both domestic and international.

The Construction Record™ Podcast Warren Frey

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    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Canada's top, award-winning podcast about the construction industry produced by the nation's leading construction industry publications the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce.

We explore the issues, trends and gamechangers in the industry both domestic and international.

    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 355: Building accessibility with Mark DeMontis

    The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 355: Building accessibility with Mark DeMontis

    On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Substance Group chief accessibility officer Mark DeMontis about how accessible buildings in B.C could be a new and lucrative market for developers.
    DeMontis said while there has been some resistance to BC Building Code changes that increase accessibility in new buildings, he thinks those attitudes focus on the short term rather than viewing those with disabilities as an untapped new market for residential units.
    He also said there is a common misconception that disabled people are also receiving assistance when not only are many disabilities invisible but the majority of disabled people have significant purchasing power, and said as the general population ages accessibility becomes mor and more important.
    You can listen to our recent podcast with  TAS CEO Mazyar Mortazavi and Creative Fire managing director Jordan Baptiste about the TAS Reconciliation Plan here and our episodes are available at the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites, on Libsyn and at Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Thanks for listening.
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    • 16 min
    The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 354: The TAS Reconciliation Plan

    The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 354: The TAS Reconciliation Plan

    On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with both TAS CEO Mazyar Mortazavi and Creative Fire managing director Jordan Baptiste about the TAS Reconciliation Plan, a document intended to guide company actions as they engage with Indigenous communities to further development.
    Mortazavi described as an impact platform which uses real estate to drive positive change operating as developers, asset manages and through private equity. He said the firm released its plan is an evolution of their impact framework and work off od its interactions with Indigenous communities to create a “framework of accountability.”
    Baptiste said Creative Fire is a community owned advisory and consultancy and he said any significant development going forward will involve Indigenous communities, and  that TAS’s value system aligns with a desire to be “keepers of the land” which made developing the plan together a natural fit.
    You can listen to our recent podcast about the twin forces of immigration and addressing the labour shortage  here and our episodes are available at the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites, on Libsyn and at  Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Thanks for listening.
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    • 14 min
    The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 353: immigration and the labour shortage

    The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 353: immigration and the labour shortage

    On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with both BC Building Trades executive director Brynn Bourke and British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) president Chris Atchison about Canada’s immigration system and how it intersects with an ongoing labour shortage in the construction industry.
    Bourke addressed what she said is an “addiction” to temporary foreign workers in the construction industry and advocated for changing the immigration system to both reflect modern labour needs and provide an easier path to permanent residency for skilled tradespeople looking to work in Canada.
    Atchison said he also supports not only trying to make skilled tradespeople into new Canadian citizens as a priority but also praised British Columbia’s provincial nominee program, which prioritizes getting skilled workers into the right roles in the province. He also said BCCA is collaborating with the Canadian Construction Association to pool resources and learning as immigration is in the end the domain of the federal government.
    You can listen to our recent interview with Alastair Hayfield about the state of construction in the UK in 2024  here and our episodes are available at the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites, on Libsyn and at  Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Thanks for listening.
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    • 24 min
    The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 352: The state of UK Construction in 2024 with Alastair Hayfield

    The Construction Record Podcast™ – Episode 352: The state of UK Construction in 2024 with Alastair Hayfield

    On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Alastair Hayfield from Interact Analysis to discuss the state of construction in the UK in 2024 with an emphasis on heavy equipment.
    Hayfield was last on the podcast in episode 322, and since then the economic situation has not improved, he said. With an impending election on July 4 the industry is in a  holding pattern and waiting to see which party takes Parliament before committing to large economic projects.
    On ongoing labour shortage is also affecting construction in the UK, with heavy equipment operators tough to come by and housing, much as in North America, experiencing something of a downturn along with investment in factories as well as some delayed infrastructure projects.
    You can listen to our recent interview with architect Adrian Price about his work on The Well in Toronto here and our episodes are available at the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites, on Libsyn and at  Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Thanks for listening.
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    • 13 min
    The Construction Record Podcast™ - Episode 351: Designing The Well’s retail space with architect Adrian Price

    The Construction Record Podcast™ - Episode 351: Designing The Well’s retail space with architect Adrian Price

    On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Adrian Price, an architect and principal with London-based BDP Architects, about the design of the retail segment of The Well, a mixed-use “micro-city” of residences offices and retail in downtown Toronto.
    One of the standout features of The Well is an extensive glass canopy that brings European-style shopping to Canada while still protecting shoppers and residents from the elements in an aesthetically striking configuration.
    Price also explained how the colonnade feature of the Well’s retail space uses terracotta to blend seamlessly into the surrounding neighbourhood and how an open-air concept adapts to Canada’s sometimes severe weather.
    You can listen to our recent podcast with ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick here and our episodes are available at the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites, on Libsyn and at  Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Thanks for listening.
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    • 21 min
    The Construction Record Podcast™ - Episode 350: ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick

    The Construction Record Podcast™ - Episode 350: ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick

    On this special 350th episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick reflects on his career, the construction industry and the broader economy as he prepares for retirement at the end of June.
    Alex spoke about the many changes in the economy over the previous decades from the gradual greening of every aspect of construction and the economy to the rise of technology and entertainment as a driver for large-scale building.
    He also spoke of unpredictable events such as the dot.com crash of the late 90s, the financial crisis of 2008 and the emergence of COVID-19, a “white swan” event unlike anything the globe had seen economically in more than a century.  
    Our episodes are available at the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites, on Libsyn and at  Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Thanks for listening.
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    • 30 min

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