July 30, 2020
RCCAO made recommendations today to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs including the need for a a sustained focus on assisting municipalities as the pandemic ensues. Citing a recent report it commissioned, RCCAO recommended that governments focus on strategic investments in state-of-good-repair projects that will keep jobs and growth on track and our municipalities afloat. Andy Manahan noted that failure to address municipal deficits and maintain infrastructure spending would have devastating economic consequences on Ontario citizens and businesses.… Read More
July 28, 2020
Michael S. Burke discusses infrastructure investment in a guest column in the June/July issue of Environmental Science and Engineering magazine.… Read More
July 27, 2020
RCCAO has launched its fifth podcast in its nine-part series, Conversations About Construction! This podcast focuses on how infrastructure can play a role in the post-COVID19 economic recovery.
The podcast features Paul Smetanin, president of the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), Peter Smith, executive director of the Heavy Construction Association of Toronto, and Andy Manahan, executive director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario, discussing the importance of properly investing in infrastructure, especially in the age of COVID-19.… Read More
July 20, 2020
RCCAO has launched the fourth podcast in its nine-part podcast series, Conversations About Construction, that aims at raising awareness about issues affecting the industry.
Aggregate Reuse and Recycling, features Rob Bradford, executive director of the Toronto and Area Road Builders Association and a director of the RCCAO, in conversation with Kyle Martin, project manager at Fermar Paving.… Read More
July 13, 2020
RCCAO has launched its third podcast in a nine-part series. The series, Conversations About Construction, is aimed at raising awareness about a range of issues affecting the industry and society.
Infrastructure Ideas – Priorities for Ontario is led by moderator Dave Trafford. In this podcast, Andy Manahan has a dialogue with transit researcher and journalist Stephen Wickens about the importance of building new projects such as the Ontario Line. Steve authored the recent report, Station to Station: Why Subway-building Costs have Soared in the Toronto region, that was commissioned by RCCAO.… Read More