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NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 6, 2015
 
 

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Women in Construction Golf Tournament - Register Now
CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament - Register Now
Wanted: New Education Fund Trustee 
Employers  Get the Workers You Need 
Construction 101 
The Tips and Tricks to Creating a Good Construction Schedule
Being Highly Effective with Everyday Construction Disputes
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant - Did You Know? 
BIM in Canada 
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - August 5, 2015 
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - August 6, 2015
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Third Annual Women in Construction Golf Tournament


Thursday, September 10, 2015
Silverwing Links Golf Courses 

Theme - Go Green! 
Live Green, Think Green, Build Green

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

All participants are encouraged to wear green to support the green initiative




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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! 

*** 98% Sold! ***


** 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 


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Wanted: New Education Fund Trustee 

It has come to our attention that trustee Mike D'Attolico of West Air Sheet Metal is stepping down from the CCA Education Fund Trustee position. The CCA would like to thank Mike for his hard work during his time as an Education Fund Trustee. 

The Education Fund is now actively seeking a new trustee. Trustees must be from a CCA member company, and have a passion for cultivating a strong construction workforce in Calgary through education initiatives. All interested applicants are encouraged to send their resume to Ju H. Ryu, or ju@cca.cc. 



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Employers Get the Workers You Need

HR Series for Employers
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) maintains a number of free publications dedicated to helping you successfully create and retain the people you need, and offers solutions for various scenarios you may encounter.

Here are three useful publications: 
1. Retaining Your Staff
This publication focuses on the importance of investing in your employees to create a positive corporate culture to sustain your business even in difficult times.

2. Succession Planning
Find out how you can prepare for key staff retiring and ensure that their valuable skills and knowledge can remain with your business after they leave.

3. Employing a Diverse Workforce
Discover ways to use the different strengths and innovations of your staff by supporting diversity and fostering an inclusive workplace.
These publications are free of charge and can be ordered online and sent right to your door.

For more information on these and the many other resources available through ALIS visit the website


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Construction 101 - Putting the Construction Industry "Pieces" Together - September 9 & 10 

Entering the construction industry and trying to learn a piece here and a piece there isn’t effective. Now there is a course designed to put the pieces of the construction industry puzzle together. Don’t let the name “101” fool you! The course is attended by new and long time employees who all find value in understanding the “why” in “what” we do.

REGISTER NOW


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!



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

Understanding 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. 

REGISTER NOW


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 - Did You Know?

Did you know the Canada-Alberta Job Grant is available to help employers skill up current employees or provide training to new employees? The program is a great way for employers to fill job vacancies by using the grant to train potential employees so they are equipped with the skills they need to contribute to an increasingly diversified economy. Since the launch of the program in October 2015, more than 5,800 Albertans have accessed training funded by this grant through their employers. The program is being offered until 2018. For more information on how this program can benefit you, visit AlbertaCanada.com/jobgrant



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BIM in Canada

The impact of new technology on construction disputes
The latest wave of technology is revolutionising the way construction and engineering projects are managed, and very soon we won’t be able to remember how we lived without it. Richard Dupay, based in the United Kingdom, examines the impact of technology on the construction industry. Read more

How Building Information Modeling Saved One University $10 Million
In the case of the recently completed Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) in Portland, Oregon, Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and digital collaboration tools saved an astounding $10 million in construction costs on the overall $295 million budget. The deft use of these programs helped the design nab an honorable mention in the AIA TAP (Technology in Architectural Practice) Innovation Awards. Read more





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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:  

ACA Chair meets with Minister Lori Sigurdson

On Tuesday August 4th ACA Chair Dave Kinley and Executive Director Ken Gibson met with Minister Lori Sigurdson. Dave explained his responsibility as Chair is to share industry perspectives on behalf of the membership and offered ACA as a vehicle for the Minister to seek feedback from industry. 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: 

The Construction Worker of the Future 
Rob McKinney talks about a webinar he delivered that focused on a short history describing the evolution of technology in the construction industry. Read More 

Canadian Construction Association's 98th Annual Conference
Greg Johnson, one of North America’s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts, accomplished photographer, speaker, author and workshop leader, will be the opening keynote speaker at CCA’s 98th Annual Conference.

Read this week's CCA News



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