Construction is one of Canada’s largest sectors and has become a cornerstone of the Canadian economy. The sector employs 1.37 million Canadians or approximately 7 per cent of Canada’s total workforce. Annually, construction is responsible for nearly $119 billion in economic activity or 7 per cent of Canada’s overall Gross Domestic Product. In the decade ahead, the Canadian construction market is expected to become one of the top 10 largest in the world, driven primarily by global demand for natural resources and the urgent need to modernize Canada’s aging national infrastructure. Gilbert Brulotte, P.Eng, GSC, is the 2016 Chair of the Canadian Construction Association and senior vice-president, civil division, EllisDon Corp. He will address how these expectations will be met and how companies can benefit from the demands to come.
Gilbert’s 44 years in the construction industry include working for the public sector, family-owned firms, multi-national public companies, and being a shareholder of a local firm. The scope of Gilbert’s work has ranged from municipal infrastructure in underground utilities and surface work to aggregate and asphalt production, trenchless technologies and utility rehabilitation, as well as industrial construction in the oil and gas sector. He has worked in British Columbia, Quebec, the Northwest Territories, and Central America. His passion is challenging the status quo and finding opportunities.
Gilbert joined the CCA board in 2005 and the executive in 2011. He served many years as a board member of the Alberta Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association with two terms as chair. He has also volunteered on technical committees for the City of Edmonton and Urban Development Institute-Edmonton Region.
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 am
Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Members – $40
Non-Members – $80
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