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How to look great on video conferences

“As remote work is expected to remain widespread after the phased reopening of some offices, video calls have become the new normal for business communication. However, business professionals know surprisingly little about the photographic techniques behind looking great on video conferences. Knowing how to optimize your look on camera, using the photographic approaches deployed by top executives, influencers and celebrities, is an increasingly important business skill that is neglected by most business professionals,” said Renata Cesar, founder of The Art of Being Photographed.

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Strange new world of OHS issues at construction sites

By Patrick Groom and Victor Kim, McMillan LLP


In this strange new world of construction during the COVID-19 pandemic, new types of protective equipment, physical distancing measures, hygiene practices and health screening measures – many of which were unimaginable or unnecessary on construction sites only a few months ago – have become widely accepted. These measures will likely remain in place throughout the pandemic and may continue after.

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Construction Data Management

How data is the foundation for pile engineering

By Edwin Elmendorp, Kinsmen Group


With COVID-19 ravaging through the world, a new norm has emerged that affects every corner of the old way of living. Everyone is adjusting and surviving, but emerging stronger is not so easy to tackle or always possible. The construction industry in general has been slow to innovate for decades, with a growth in productivity of just one per cent and large risks, combined with this unprecedented disruption, the time to lead is now.

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PPE for Women in Construction

The right piece - and fit - are critical

By Shel Zolkewich


Personal protective Equipment (PPE) has become a commonplace term in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the construction industry, it's long been a critical tool of the trade.

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Enter the Geopier Rammed Aggregate Pier

The Geopier RAP system for ground improvement

By Mark Tigchelaar, P. Eng., GeoSolv Design/Build


Ground improvement techniques have become more widely used in Canada over the past decade and owners, developers, contractors and engineers have gradually taken notice of the unique advantages offered by using ground improvement techniques. Of the many ground improvement techniques used in Canada, few have been employed more often than the Geopier Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) system. Since 2006, many thousands of linear kilometres of Geopier RAP elements have been installed in Canada to support industrial, commercial and residential projects, and other applications such as liquefaction mitigation, embankment and wall support, and other structures. Since its introduction in the U.S. over 30 years ago, the Geopier RAP system reinforces a wide variety of soil types including undocumented fill, loose sands, soft/sensitive clays, silts and trapped organics to provide increased bearing capacity and engineered settlement control.

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One-Stop Pile Cleaning

Pilecap Inc. offers novel automated pile cleaning solution

By Bilal Rana


People are always skeptical,” said Thomas Huckabee. “It’s been a very tough sell because it almost sounds too good to be true. People have known one way for the past 30 or 40 years. When you tell people there’s a way that’s safer, faster and costs less, they don’t really believe you.”

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