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Newsletter - JUNE 25, 2015
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News 
CCA 6th Annual Stampede BBQ
CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament - Save the Date 
The City of Calgary - Prime Contractor Prequalification Survey
Bidding to the City of Calgary? 
Discover China
The Tips and Tricks to Creating a Good Construction Schedule
Being Highly Effective with Everyday Construction Disputes
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant - The Time is Now to Train
Calgary Fasteners & Tools Ltd. - Stampede 2015 - July 3
The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships 
Office Space for Rent
ACA Weekly - June 24, 2015
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - June 23, 2015
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News

 

 
   
 

CCA 6th Annual Stampede BBQ 

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY "EASY STREET"

This is a complimentary event for CCA members and guests

Calgary Construction Centre
2725 12th Street NE
Calgary, AB

From 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

We appreciate if you could advise us how many people from your company will be attending so that we can prepare sufficient food and beverages.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 3rd, 2015






   
 

CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament

Save the Date

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Carnmoney Golf Club 
7:30 AM Registration 
9:00 AM Shot Gun Tee Off 






   
 
The Prime Contractor Prequalification Survey 

The City of Calgary wants to hear from you! The City is currently undertaking a review to improve the Prequalification of Prime Contractor process. As a valued stakeholder and industry partner, The City is interested in hearing about your experiences of going through the prequalification process. Please take a few moments to fill out survey by July 1, 2015. The results of this survey will be used to help improve the Prequalification of Prime Contractor process.




CONTRACTORS NEED TO TAKE ACTION
The City of Calgary are working hard to enhance the Prequalification application process of prime contractors. The City has implemented “QUICK WINS” in their administration process, now the contractors have to step up and take action!
The Calgary Construction Association is recommending that when The City requests information relative to an application for prequalification, the contractor respond within 14 calendar days.


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Bidding to the City of Calgary?  

Starting July 17, 2015 the City of Calgary will be requiring electronic bonds to be submitted with your electronic bids. To help you get ready... CLICK HERE



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Discover China - November 5 to 21 

The Calgary Construction Association trip to discover China is a unique customized trip offering the country’s most iconic sites plus extra features such as three bicycling trips; outstanding Chinese cuisine intermixed with Western cuisine; and premium luxury hotels with North American 5 star ratings.

The trip will include experienced local Chinese guides that will provide cultural and historical information in a mysterious country that has grown from 400 million to 1.3 billion in less than a century.

This exclusive trip for the CCA will allow for the “Pure Freedom” to indulge, escape and enjoy life enriching experiences like no other single trip to China!




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Employers Get the Workers You Need

See how BaseToBusiness has helped Hertz get the workers they need
Now is a good time to consider how you can attract, recruit and retain excellent skilled veterans from the Canadian Armed Forces. BaseToBusiness can help by connecting you with the right candidate for the right job and offering support as they transition from military to civilian life.
Hertz Equipment Rental is an Alberta employer that provides rental equipment for a variety of industries. Hertz have recognised that BaseToBusiness offers a labour pool of resourceful problem solvers and dedicated team players, and are using the program to connect with these employees.
Watch Hertz’s success story in getting the workers they need in this short video: BaseToBusiness with Hertz Equipment Rental.



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The Tips and Tricks to Creating a Good Construction Schedule - Tuesday, September 15 

Understand the "Tips and Tricks" to creating and managing a good construction schedule. The quality, detail and accuracy of the schedule is imperative to project success as well as supporting claims. This is not a course on how to use software to create a schedule, but rather the things you need to know to create and update a schedule that will support the project's management and lead to a successful project.



VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!


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Being Highly Effective with Everyday Construction Disputes

Practical Training Based on Everyday Construction Situations
The cost of the everyday disputes that arise on and off the jobsite is staggering both financially and emotionally. These disputes rob people and companies of time and money and in many cases entangle many into a legal nightmare where everyone loses. We have a system that is built for “arguing” issues, usually legally, and weak on “preventing” issues. And, these everyday disputes will crop up day after day around conformance and defects, deviations from plans and specifications, extra and out of scope work, delays, RFP’s and Requests For Information, or just plain old personality clashes.




VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!


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The Canada-Alberta Job Grant - The Time is Now to Train

Does your business need money to train current staff or to attract new employees? Did you know that you can access up to $300,000 per fiscal year to provide a wide range of skills training to fill a business need? 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is available to private and non -profit employers in Alberta. Through this cost sharing program, businesses can access up to $10,000 per employee to offset their direct training costs. Training must be a minimum of 24 hours and completed within 52 weeks of training program start date. Training courses can also be ‘bundled’. For example, you can combine three courses at eight hours each. To see how other business owners have benefited from the grant or for more information, visit AlbertaCanada.com/jobgrant.


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Calgary Fasteners & Tools Ltd. - Stampede 2015 - July 3 

You are invited to our annual customer appreciation BBQ! Start your 2015 Stampede experience right here. 





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The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships

The Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships are designed to recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices and trainees and to encourage them to continue and complete their apprenticeship or occupational training. 


Application Deadline: June 30, 2015



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Office Space for Rent - Available Now 

Available Space: 
  • Suite 201 - 1,060 sq.ft. 
  • Suite 205 - 1,080 sq.ft. 
  • Suite 211 -    441 sq.ft. 
Lease Rate $11.35/ sq.ft. 
Operating Cost $9.03/sq.ft. plus 8.25% for common area 

$1,000 referral reward upon completion of a one year lease

Please contact Amy at 403-291-3350 or amy@cca.cc for more information or to view the space. 




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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. 

ACA Bulletin:  Alberta Infrastructure Procurement Survey

Alberta Infrastructure is reviewing its procurement policies and procedures, contracting methods, documentation, and systems related to construction to ensure Alberta Infrastructure's procurement practices are efficient and value based. Alberta Infrastructure is reaching out to the Construction Industry to gather feedback on Infrastructure’s procurement processes.

Survey responses will be kept in strictest of confidence and only aggregated responses will be reported. The survey should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Please complete the survey before 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Read More 

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. 

CCA Bulletin: 
IPD: What's in It for the Engineer? 
The motivation behind the integrated project delivery (IPD) model is to align the interests of the owner, architect, engineer, and contractor to encourage the collaborative setting of priorities and provide a vehicle for organizational integration. The ultimate goal is to create high-performance buildings that meet the owner’s needs while working within the constraints of time and cost. Read more

New CDBI Bulletin: What’s on the Horizon Part II? by Paul Stocco
The Risk Management Committee is pleased to provide this risk management article for the members of CDBI. The following article addresses the risks and issues associated with surety bonding claims when a contracting party becomes insolvent and is subject to receivership. Read more

How Is BIM Transforming GCC Project Delivery?
In November 2013, Dubai Municipality issued a circular mandating BIM for specified architecture and MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) works in the Emirate. The municipality’s regulations will apply to buildings over 40-storeys tall, or those which span more than 27,871m2 (300,000ft2), as well as government projects, including hospitals, universities and schools. Read more




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