Construction needs ‘rescue,’ Black tells LCIC conference

Calgary Construction Association president and COO Bill Black pulled no punches outlining the multiple weaknesses of the Canadian construction industry during a recent keynote address but expressed confidence there are enough leaders with resilience and character to develop the solutions needed.

Black, a veteran of 40 years in the business with experience in the commercial trade contractor sector, spoke on June 22, the first day of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada’s (LCIC) three-day training program. He had addressed the “dysfunctional” state of the industry during the inaugural LCIC conference in 2016 and returned to revisit the theme with an address titled Broken Industry: Where Are We Now?

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