BUILDING IT RIGHT…
The new Community Building Standard is all about building it right This means ensuring major projects that are delivered across Canada are focused on three core principles – a commitment to safety and quality, investing in trades and apprenticeships, and leaving a positive community legacy.
The Community Building Standard has been initiated across Canada by: Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Canadian Piping Trades, Teamsters Canada, and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).
A Commitment to Safety and Quality
The new Community Building Standard means ensuring that all infrastructure projects are built the right way. Projects need to be built to the highest environmental standards so that future generations feel a sense of pride knowing that they are protected from any risk.
We do not want to put our natural environment at risk by employing unqualified, poorly trained workers to build critical infrastructure for our future generations.
Investing in Trades and Apprenticeships
The new Community Building Standard ensures that infrastructure projects put the public first and serve the needs of our communities with jobs and local benefits. This means public construction projects that use certified tradespeople, train apprentices, hire locally and bring indigenous people, youth and women into the construction workforce.
When local hiring and apprentice training is a priority, communities are stronger. Stable, family-supporting jobs and a diverse population of skilled workers trained in safe and environmentally responsible construction practices are always the best solution to meet the needs of industry and communities.
Leaving a Positive Community Legacy
The new Community Building Standard delivers ongoing benefits to each community where we live and work. Communities are stronger when they are able to participate directly in the economy and contribute to the well-being of their local suppliers and services. We will work with community service groups, teams, associations and individuals to ensure our work delivers a legacy that makes a long-term difference to each community where we have a presence.
Our Proud History
Getting to a Community Building Standard – a look at where we’ve been and how we got here. Click on the projects highlighted on this page to learn more about how our founding partners have been progressing towards a Community Building Standard through past projects like the John Hart Dam and the Kitimat Modernization Project.
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