Budget 2017 Sees Innovation and Competency Keys to Adaptive Work Force

Interested in how the new 2017 Budget will affect our efforts to improve productivity and safety?

 

Check out this blog post: Click Here from our local GO Productivity blogger Ken Chapman.

Collaborative Contracting Event Post Report

After a successful collaborative contracting event, a new article has been posted on the results of that event!

Read the whole article here!

Emerging Technologies

Author: Ken Chapman - GO Productivity

GO Productivity Emerging Technologies Survey Results:

First, thank you for to all those who took time to do our survey on Emerging Technologies.  We are still gathering data from other groups, but we have results we believe are worth sharing.  Recognize this is not a scientific nor statistically valid survey.  It is however an accurate assessment of the replies of those who participated.  Here is what we have learned so far.  I have done some rounding so if you starting adding numbers don’t be surprised if they don’t add up to 100%

 

Improve Productivity and Reduce Carbon Footprints with Mobile Technology

Doug Junor, GO Productivity Executive in Residence

Ask your Business Units this: “If we had all the data from the field in an electronic format at the point of collection, how would we be able to use that data to improve the business?”

 The average person uses about 10 mobile applications daily and about 30 monthly. If your remote employees do not have access to electronic mobile applications to help do their work. Are you are missing out on a great productivity opportunity?

Investing in Workforce Competency Drive Productivity, ROI and Safety

In 2016, there were 1.5 Workers’ Compensation claims for every 100 people on the job. Edmonton-based company Waiward Steel has made changes to ensure that this trend would not apply to their company. Waiward has improved their safety record by 800 per cent, as a result, they’ve saved 4.6 million hours. Those hours would have been lost due to safety incidents. Their team did it without adding any more safety training; because their approach isn’t just about safety, it’s also about competence.

Check out the full article by the Edmonton Journal here.

JWN Article - Improving Engineering and Construction Performance

Universities Offer Untapped Opportunity To Improve Engineering And Construction Performance

Accessing new skills and capabilities is often the most strategic pathway to achieve increased performance and reduced costs in major project development, a University of Calgary professor told a Speaker Series event this week.

The academic community offers a means to gain those capabilities, Terry Ross, research partnership specialist, Schulich School of Engineering, told the JWN Energy and Fluor sponsored event focused on assessing engineering and construction advanced technologies.

 

..... Read more at the JWN Energy.ca website: http://www.dailyoilbulletin.com/article/2018/9/27/universities-offer-untapped-opportunity-to-improve/

News - ​There’s a fresh approach to work site safety with Waiward Steel’s MODOS competency management system

Click here for an inspiring story turning tragedy into innovation and excellence in the field of safety and competency tracking.

REGISTER NOW For COAA Best Practices Conference May 8,9

Registration is now OPEN for COAA’s 2018 Best Practices Conference being held on May 8-9th at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. This year, the focus and awards will relate to leadership in workforce development with a theme of Twice as Safe, Twice as Productive.

A few highlights of this year’s 26th Annual Conference include:

  • Keynote speaker, Peter Dumont, President of Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), speaks on coming change in our industry: “We Must Change, and We Can Change”.
  • 16 technical workshop sessions featuring leading speakers in Safety, Workforce Development, Construction Performance and Contracting.
  • Applaud Workforce Development excellence during the Awards Presentation

 

DON’T WAIT! REGISTER TODAY & SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR A CONFERENCE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON

 

REGISTER HERE

 

This will direct you to the main conference page where you will need to download the agenda and workshop descriptions. As these descriptions are not available on the actual registration page, you will need to review and/or have them available when choosing your workshops sessions in registration.

 

registration is now OPEN for COAA’s 2018 Best Practices Conference being held on May 8-9th at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. This year, the focus and awards will relate to leadership in workforce development with a theme of Twice as Safe, Twice as Productive.

A few highlights of this year’s 26th Annual Conference include:

  • Keynote speaker, Peter Dumont, President of Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), speaks on coming change in our industry: “We Must Change, and We Can Change”.
  • 16 technical workshop sessions featuring leading speakers in Safety, Workforce Development, Construction Performance and Contracting.
  • Applaud Workforce Development excellence during the Awards Presentation

 

DON’T WAIT! REGISTER TODAY & SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR A CONFERENCE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON

 

To register, please click on the register now button below. This will direct you to the main conference page where you will need to download the agenda and workshop descriptions. As these descriptions are not available on the actual registration page, you will need to review and/or have them available when choosing your workshops sessions in registration.

 

Early bird registration for this two-day event is $450 per person (+ GST) until April 13th. After this, the price will go to a standard cost of $550 per person (+ GST).

 

 

 

 

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