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Newsletter - MARCH 19, 2015
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News 
Construction Career Expo Volunteers Needed
Thank you to our annual Construction Career Expo Sponsors!
The Biggest and Best To Date - OAEC III
B. Sc. Construction Management Intern Students
SAIT Construction Project Management Fourth Year Students
Performance: Optimizing your Return on People 
Building a Cohesive Leadership Team 
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 
The City of Calgary update for Building Permit applicants
The Art of Leadership for Women 
CCA Easter Schedule 
ACA Weekly - March 18, 2015
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - March 17, 2015
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News

 

 
   
 

Construction Career Expo Volunteers Needed!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Planning for our 9th Annual Construction Career Expo is in full swing, and we’re on the hunt for volunteers! Current volunteer positions are:

  • Certified Lift Operators
  • Dog House Crew
  • Bus Greeters
  • Registration
  • Traffic Directors
  • Door Counters
  • Move In/Out Assistance
  • Participation Enthusiasts
  • Lunch Crew
If you have time on April 22, we would love to have you lend a hand to help make this another successful Expo. To sign up, or for more information, please email Craig at craig@cca.cc.




   
 

Thank you to our annual Construction Career Expo Sponsors!

The CCA would like to thank our sponsors to date for the annual Construction Career Expo. These generous contributions help to ensure that the Expo continues to grow and provide youth with valuable information on careers in the industry.

For more information on the expo, please contact Craig Palmer at 403-291-3350 or by email at craig@cca.cc.



CCA Career Expo - Save the Date! 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
BMO Centre at Stampede Park







   
 
The Biggest and Best To Date - OAEC III

On February 25th, the industry hosted the third annual OAEC (Owners, Architects, Engineers and Contractors) Workshop at the BMO Center at Stampede Park.

The opening session and exercise on “Change or Perish – complexities and collaboration in construction” really set the tone for the day (Click HERE to download this session). The attendees were grouped into 31 tables. At each table, attendees wrote their three most fundamental principles of collaboration; next, they distilled out themes at each table from the individual cards; and finally some groups presented to the room common themes that emerged. At the end of the session, when all the tables turned in their top three principles--80% of them fell into seven themes.




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B. Sc. Construction Project Management Intern Students

The Calgary Construction Association has been working closely with SAIT's new B.Sc. Construction Project Management degree program (4 year degree).
The second intake of students are completing their 3rd year in this program and must complete a summer internship (15 weeks between May and August).

There are somewhere from 20-30 students this year looking for placements with CCA member firms! 

If you are interested in hiring one of these students or wish to receive resumes and cover letters for review, please contact Ju (403-291-3350 or email ju@cca.cc).

They are looking to secure their internships by the end of March.   






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SAIT Construction Project Management Fourth Year Students

Students of SAIT Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management are finishing their fourth and final year, and are now looking for full-time career opportunities beginning May 1, 2015. All graduates will have completed their internship, which provides them with 600 hours of experience.

If you are interested in hiring one of the new SAIT graduate students or wish to receive profiles of these students for review, please contact Ju at 403-291-3350 or email ju@cca.cc.





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"Getting the Best from Human Capital Series" - Performance: Optimizing your Return on People - March 24 

If you have heard the phase, “Our people are our greatest asset” then you have been exposed to a common yet somewhat misleading management axiom. In truth, it’s only when your people’s strengths and skills generate the right behaviors that you will see the real “Return on People”.

This 90-minute seminar will provide tools and processes for establishing a sound performance management culture within your company.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!



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"Getting the Best from Human Capital Series" - Building a Cohesive Leadership Team - April 14

This 90-minute seminar will provide insight, tips and process for ensuring you have the leadership team you need in order to build a healthy organization that can execute and achieve your vision. The seminar is intended for ambitious, open-minded business leaders – owners, CEOs and senior management – of firms with 15 - 300 employees



VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!


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The Canada-Alberta Job Grant - Funding available for Training your Employees
Make your application to the Job Grant program to cover getting your Gold Seal designation

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee) for training existing employees or those you are intending to hire. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the training must be a minimum of 25 hours and be completed within 52 weeks. Training covers expenses such as exam fees, textbooks, etc.

Note: The training receipt cannot be dated earlier than the date of your approval letter from the government so get your application in before you pay for the course. Applications should be submitted at least 30 days before the start of the training. Applicants cannot apply more than six months in advance of the training start date.

The Gold Seal Program has a requirement of a minimum of 150 hours of training. Managerial courses related to the discipline you are applying for qualify as appropriate training. The Job Grant program will cover Gold Seal training costs and exam costs.

All training that CCA offers of 6 hour duration or longer, or is packaged as a series qualifies for Gold Seal credits. This includes courses such as: Construction 101 (16 hours), Getting the Best from Human Capital Series (6 hours), and Design Build Fundamentals (8 hours). Combine these courses with E-learning Courses and you have 25 hours to qualify for the Job Grant. Look at other educational offerings and combine together on one application to make your 25 hours!


Support your Job Grant application about the Gold Seal Certification program with the following information: Gold Seal Certification



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The City of Calgary update for Building Permit applicants of buildings five storeys or greater in height

When a Building Permit has been issued and a Public Protection Site Safety Plan (PPSSP) is required, a related condition will be noted on the File Manager’s Safety Codes Officer’s Notice. It will state:

The permit applicant is responsible for contacting 311 to request
a Pre-Construction Site Safety meeting.

To better serve industry customers seeking to follow up on their PPSSP and the mandatory Pre-Construction Site Safety meeting, The City has built a process in which the Building Permit applicant can contact 311 and request a Pre-Construction Site Safety Meeting. The caller will be asked to provide four pieces of information:
  1) Building Permit number
  2) Site address
  3) Builder representative’s contact name
  4) Builder representative’s daytime phone number

Once the information has been provided, the noted builder’s representative will be contacted by an Inspections & Permit Services (IPS) staff member within one business day. IPS staff will then work with the builder’s representative to coordinate the site safety meeting.



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The Art of Leadership for Women 
Canada's # 1 Women's Leadership Conference 

We are thrilled to announce that The Art of Leadership for Women will be coming to the Calgary Telus Convention Centre on Monday, April 13th, 2015. This conference brings together a collection of internationally renowned bestselling authors, thought leaders and visionaries for a one-day program focusing on helping leaders adapt to the rapidly changing business environment.

Special Offer to CCA Members Only - REGISTER NOW 

Save  $50 per person with promo-code: CCA32



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CCA Easter Schedule 

The Calgary Construction Association will be closed from Friday, April 3 to Monday, April 6, 2015. 






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Alberta Construction Association News

The ACA leads Alberta's construction industry in government advocacy, public relations, industry practices and partnerships, and promotion of a skilled workforce. 

Read this week's ACA News



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Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly is an electronic newsletter published each week by the Canadian Construction Association. It contains relevant articles and information for CCA members and those involved in the construction industry. 




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March 24 | "Getting the Best from Human Capital Series" - Performance: Optimizing your Return on People
April 14 | "Getting the Best from Human Capitals Series" - Building a Cohesive Leadership Team
April 22 | CCA Construction Career Expo 
May 6 | "Getting the Best from Human Capitals Series" - Mastering Personal Workflow
May 15 | Legal Series - Causes of Construction Claims 
May 15 | Legal Series - Claims Avoidance - "Tips to Avoid Them" 
May 21 | Legal Series - Analysis of Claim Costs 
May 21 | Legal Series - Scope Creep & Dispute Resolution Methods 
May 27 & 28 | 2 Day Construction 101 - Putting the Construction Industry "Pieces" Together
June 3 | Fundamentals of Design Build - CDBI


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