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Newsletter - JULY 2, 2015
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News 
CCA 6th Annual Stampede BBQ
Winter's Coming... Which Means Cold Weather Construction
CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament - Save the Date 
Welcome New CCA Members 
Bidding to the City of Calgary? 
Discover China
Employers Get the Workers You Need
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
Office Space for Rent 
ACA Weekly - July 1, 2015
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - June 30, 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

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! 
ONLY 5 DAYS AWAY!

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






   
 

Winter's Coming... Which Means Cold Weather Construction 

Now that July is here and the mercury is soaring, the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) has commenced to review the “Cold Weather Construction Manual” which was published back in the mid 80’s. 





   
 

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 






   
 
Welcome New CCA Members!

The Calgary Construction Association is pleased to welcome new members from May 6 to June 30, 2015:




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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

Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
The Government of Canada is reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to ensure that we are putting Canadians first. The TFWP fact sheet provides you with a summary of changes including: 
  • Explanation of low-wage caps and exemptions
  • Summary of changes and their effective dates 
  • Implementation of high-wage and low-wage streams 
Read the TFWP fact sheet for an overview of these changes or refer to the Employment and Social Development Canada website



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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 - Tuesday, September 22

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 - TOMORROW, JULY 3  

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





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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: 

Highlight from the Alberta Safety Code Council Annual General Meeting 
Lee Phillips from Scott Builders attended the Alberta Safety Code Council AGM. While in attendance he was able to take several interesting notes. ATB Financial chief Economist Todd Hirsch was much more positive about Alberta’s Economy than many previous predictions.

You can read Lee’s notes from the meeting below as well as the presentations given by each of the participants.

Click here for meeting notes.
Click here for the presentations.

ACA Board Agrees to Push for Prompt Payment Solutions
The ACA board on Friday June 12 agreed on the following recommendations for prompt payment:
1.ACA initiate collaborative industry dialogue to develop a voluntary industry solution (voluntary code of practice) to demonstrate willingness to lead even before legislation is developed.
2.ACA advocate a legislative solution to remedy the issue of late payments that are not in compliance with the payment provisions of the construction contract, using CCDC contract language. Further, that ACA seek a solution that:
a) Accommodates payment provisions in alternate financing contracts and;
b) Reduces the potential for harming contractor’s reputations in securing repeat business from owners. 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: 
Developing Great Leaders in the Construction Industry
Leaders in the industry today deal with many challenges on a daily basis—finding and winning work, managing large and complex projects, meeting deadlines, satisfying clients, addressing near-continuous obstacles and much, much more. In the midst of the daily whirlwind, it can be easy to overlook one of the most critical aspects of leadership—developing others. Read more

The Construction Pro’s Guide to Managing Millennials
While the economy rebounds and the projects roll in, Baby Boomers are leaving but Millennials (the generation born between 1980ish and 2000ish) aren’t taking their place. Read more

DYK? Teaming Agreement Part of CDBI Member Benefits
The Design-Build Teaming Agreement developed by the CDBI is available as a free download to all CDBI members. This agreement made between the Team Leader (Project Respondent) and the Team Member (a party participating in the preparation of the Proposal) is a model form designed to clearly define each party’s rights and responsibilities. The form is a fillable PDF and may be filled in and printed.
The Teaming Agreement is posted in the Members Only section of the CDBI website. If you can't remember your password, contact Kirsi O'Connor at koconnor@cca-acc.com.




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