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Newsletter - JULY 16, 2015
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News 
CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament - Register Now
Women in Construction Golf Tournament - Save the Date
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
CSC Calgary Chapter - 1st Annual Golf Tournament
Office Space for Rent 
ACA Weekly - July 15, 2015
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - July 14, 2015
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News

 

 
   
 

CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament

Understanding that today’s youth will be the workforce of tomorrow, CCA members realize the importance of investing in educational programs and supporting educators in engineering, technology 
and the construction trades.
People like you are helping to build Calgary’s future by providing scholarships for students in high school, technical institutes and universities who exhibit motivation.
Because of your support, the CCA Education Fund has awarded over half a million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of deserving students along with employees of CCA member firms.

Make a difference and invest in your industry's future today!

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** Please note that this tournament is reserved for sponsors only **

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Carnmoney Golf Club 

7:30 AM Registration 
9:00 AM Shot Gun Tee Off 





   
 

Women in Construction Golf Tournament

Save the Date 

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Silverwing Links Golf Course 

Theme - Go Green! 

1:00 PM Registration
2:00 PM Tee Off (Shot Gun)
5:00 PM Dinner





   
 
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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CSC Calgary Chapter 1st Annual Golf Tournament  

Where: Lakeside Greens Golf Club Chestermere, Alberta
When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:15 A.M.




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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: 

New WHIMIS Course
For 2015 there is a new course for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) available. The course provides training on WHMIS 2015 to help meet the generic training requirements for WHMIS training in Section 397 of the OHS Code. Read More




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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: 
Tech start-up Converge to Bring ‘Internet of Things’ to Construction Sites
A technology start-up run by two Cambridge physics graduates is working with a major UK-based international contractor to develop a method of testing concrete strength using “Internet of Things” sensors and processing. 

Concrete-breaking Japanese Knotweed Sprouting in Alberta
The invasive plant can crumble walls and break through concrete foundations, driving down property value. That may not seem like too much to handle, but the executive director of the Alberta Invasive Species Council says it's not a good sign. Read more





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