Feb 3-9, 2009
The SOS project is underway and the software is at the system design stage. A key part of the software development is consulting with various professional groups and individuals to get input into what the tool should do.
Throughout December 2008 and February 2009 consultation workshops were held across Canada with potential users of SOS, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors and concrete & cement suppliers. These interactive events were held to ensure the SOS tool will respond to the needs of the construction & design industry.
Half day industry consultation workshops were held in Vancouver, Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. Participants learned about the SOS project and provided feedback on how they thought it could be relevant to their work. This information is being incorporated into the development of the software to ensure SOS is a tool that will be beneficial to its users once it is released in early 2011.
Further consultation workshops will also take place in the UAE (March 16 & 18, 2009) and in Saskatchewan in late April, 2009.