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NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 13, 2015
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News
CCA Past Chairs' Luncheon
The Constructor Magazine
Women in Construction Golf Tournament - Register Now
CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament - Thank You Sponsors!
Wanted: New Education Fund Trustee 
Welcome New CCA Members
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? 
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - August 12, 2015 
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - August 11, 2015
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Alberta Construction Association News
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CCA Past Chairs' Luncheon

The Annual CCA Past Chairs' Luncheon took place on Wednesday, July 29 at the beautiful outdoor garden of Rouge Restaurant. It was a gorgeous day and the event - hosted by current Chair Stephanie Roll - was attended by 14 Past Chairs and 2015 Senior Vice-Chair Frederick Vine and 2015 Vice-Chair Chris Bardell. 

The building of the restaurant was built in 1891 and was the former home of A.E. Cross, one of the Big Four. The Cross House is a designated Calgary Municipal and Province of Alberta Heritage site and a number of CCA Past Chairs were also involved and worked on the Cross House. 

The CCA would like to thank all the past chairs who attended the event. 

Left to right: 
Amy Smith (CCA), Frederick Vine (2015 Senior Vice-Chair), Don Ward (1992), Ken Trueman (1998), Stephanie Roll (2015 Chair), Bob Robinson (2009), Barry Young (2008), Eldon Loucks (1980),  Ron Jones (seated/ 1972), Bud Watson (1961), Bob Steele (1973), Mike D'Attolico (1999), Dave Smith (CCA) 

Missing: 
Chris Bardell (2015 Vice-Chair), Jim Clement (2011), Gord Graham (1983), Dave McMechan (1975), Grant Symon (2006), Ted Wealleans (1989) 




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The Constructor Magazine

The CCA’s annual publication, The Constructor magazine is underway and will be launched at the CCA Chair’s Tour Breakfast meeting taking place on November 4th, 2015.

If there are any changes to your company’s address or contact information that we should be aware of for the CCA Member directory, please email them to assistant@cca.cc.  

There is still time to place an ad in the magazine. If you have any questions or would like to advertise in this first class publication, please contact Robert Bartmanovich at robert@delcommunications.com or phone 1-866-794-3728. 





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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 - Thank You Sponsors! 


Total Raised To Date $61,500

** SOLD OUT! **

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 
CCA is still looking for one (1) additional Journeyman Level - $500 hole sponsors. 


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

Alberta can now assess the education credentials of people seeking to immigrate to Canada 

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) is now recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as a designated education credential assessment service. 

Starting August 6, IQAS will provide international credential assessments for immigration purposes. These assessments are a required component of the Express Entry’s federal skilled workers immigration stream. For other streams in the Express Entry program, these assessments can also be used to gain more points, increasing chances for permanent residency.

As an employer, Alberta’s new assessment service for immigration purposes can: 
  • Help you retain your skilled employees and strengthen your workforce
  • Contribute to your employees' permanent residency application requirements 
  • Ensure your employees' foreign qualifications meet requirements 
To learn more about the new assessment service, visit IQAS.



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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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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:  

Canadian Construction Association Announce Election Website 

With the start of the Federal election the CCA announced a website focused on the election campaign. They have also included comments from the four leaders on the subject of infrastructure. Also included will be updates of construction related promises from the party leaders. CCA Election 2015 Portal 

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: 

98th CCA Annual Conference in New Orleans
CCA's 98th annual conference will take place in New Orleans March 6-10, 2016. Registration will open September 14, 2015. Be sure to sign up for updates to be alerted when new information is posted on the conference website and when the registration opens. Read More 

Read this week's CCA News



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August 27 | CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament 
September 9 & 10 | Construction 101 - Putting the Construction Industry "Pieces" Together
September 10 | Women in Construction Golf Tournament 
September 15 | The Tips and Tricks to Creating a Good Construction Schedule
September 22 | Being Highly Effective with Everyday Construction Disputes - AM Session 
September 22 | Being Highly Effective with Everyday Construction Disputes - PM Session
September 30 | "The Execution Imperative: Why Some Companies Thrive in Uncertain Times" 
October 27 & 28 | Two Day Accounting for Non-Financial Managers' Seminar
October 29 | Profitable Contracting Seminar
November 4 | CCA Chair's Tour Breakfast Meeting 
November 4 & 5 | BUILDEX Calgary
November 10| "Building a Cohesive Leadership Team" 
December 9 & 10| Construction 101 - Putting the Construction Industry "Pieces" Together
January 21| "Driving Accountability throughout the Organization: It starts with the Leadership Team" 
March 2| "Talent Succession for Growing Businesses" 
May 10| "Strategic Thinking: Achieve Extraordinary Results" 

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