Welcome to the first episode of the Build our Future Podcast, a window into the past, present, and future of the construction industry! We are excited to launch this show with John Mollenhauer, President and CEO of the Toronto Construction Association, where we learn about their goals, achievements, and their view of what the future holds! The Toronto construction industry is in the midst of more changes than ever, and construction associations play a vital role in these processes. John shares about his journey from brick and mortar construction into the association side of things before drilling down on the TCA’s core mission, to help businesses in the construction industry be more profitable! He talks about how for many decades the construction industry stayed the same but is facing new challenges now thanks to a combination of factors including the evolution of technology, and COVID too. John gets into all the work TCA is doing to advocate for the equitable treatment of businesses through this difficult time, mentioning the long fight leading up to the new Ontario Construction Act, and the education initiatives they run too. He also talks about the revolutionary role the digital construction intelligence platform they are creating will play! John weighs in on the high standards of Ontario contractors, the brilliance of younger players in the game, and the pride he feels leading an organization which is meeting the challenges of this dynamic industry head-on, so tune in to get it all!