Who you gonna call?

A pipe bursts, your water heater goes on the fritz. What do you do? You call a plumber of course. Furnace quits on you? Call an HVAC specialist.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, homeowners won’t hesitate to call in an expert in the case of an emergency. Renovations and updates are a different story. Anecdotal evidence suggests that during this time of COVID-19, many have tackled do-it-yourself type work, but only the most handy will try to install a water heater or tinker with their furnace. People just don’t want unnecessary guests in their home—and rightly so.

As restriction ease, bigger renovation and retrofit work will undoubtedly return to pre-pandemic levels, but that doesn’t mean other types of construction, particularly infrastructure work can’t happen—and should—in order to help all trades, including mechanical, add much-needed work to their dockets.

Recently, a coalition of construction sector associations have allied to urge the federal and provincial governments to deliver on infrastructure investments. The newly formed Building for Recovery coalition includes Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC – Canada), and the National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC).

The Building for Recovery coalition was developed to encourage individuals working in and supportive of the construction sector to send a letter to their local representative at both the federal and provincial levels, asking for support to deliver infrastructure investments to help rebuild the Canadian economy in the wake of COVID-19.

“History shows that investments in infrastructure are not only the best way to stimulate the economy, but they also create immediate employment opportunities and improve the economic and environmental quality of life for all Canadians,” said Sandra Skivsky, Chair of the NTCCC.

As they say, a rising tide floats all boats.

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