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NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 27, 2015
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News
Women in Construction Luncheon - Save the Date! 
The Constructor Magazine
Women in Construction Golf Tournament - Register Now
Employers  Get the Workers You Need 
Construction 101 
The Tips and Tricks to Creating a Good Construction Schedule
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - August 26, 2015 
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - August 25, 2015
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Women in Construction Luncheon 
- SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, October 22, 2015
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Coast Plaza Hotel

Join us for the Women in Construction Luncheon for an opportunity to network and to share ideas on how to benefit women in the construction industry.

Speaker: Jacqui McFarland
Jacqui McFarland is a Senior Interior Designer with Sizeland Evans Interior Design, and a former Instructor and Department Chair of the Interior Design program at Mount Royal University — her 30 year career has encompassed numerous projects, from highly detailed residences to large scale commercial offices.

Topic: 
On Being MacGyver*— How to build an 8,000 square feet luxury residence in 270 days — an Integrated Project Delivery case study.

Jacqui will share a recent highlight in her career: participating in an Integrated Project Delivery model in the creation of a beautifully appointed residence in the seemingly impossible 30 weeks. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a project delivery approach that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results.

*about MacGyver
MacGyver was a television character (parodied as ‘MacGruber' on SNL) famous for his ability to solve complex problems using simple objects — often under life-threatening conditions.


** Registration will open on the second week of September **





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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, Think & 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.

** Seven (7) Hole Sponsors Left! **




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Employers Get the Workers You Need

Women Building Futures opens up an untapped workforce

Women Building Futures (WBF) is a leader in trades training for women. WBF is a unique, innovative program, valued for meeting the needs of women and industry by recruiting the right people and providing them with the right training for careers such as welding, electrical, and heavy equipment operators. The program has placed 90% of its graduates with Alberta employers who are reaping the benefits.

Women who embark on WBF programs are provided with skills training, safety certification, fitness, academic upgrading, and workplace culture awareness coaching that prepares them for successful and rewarding careers.

See how WBF graduate, Betty Rego, and her employer Mammoet feel about the experience in this short video: Women Building Futures - Mammoet



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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.



VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!


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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:  

Prompt Payment Committee Establishes First Steps

Stakeholders from all parts of industry met on August 19 to discuss the best steps forward for Prompt Payment in Alberta. Alberta Construction Association Chair Dave Kinley led the discussions pushing forward an agenda to bring forward prompt payment best practice.  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: 

The Misconceptions of IPD
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Integrated Project Delivery, but with it has come many misconceptions, misunderstandings and miscommunication about what IPD really means. Read more

Managing Traffic During Construction
Lon LaClaire is the manager of strategic transportation planning for the City of Vancouver. LaClaire spoke to the Journal of Commerce recently about the challenges of routing traffic around both large and small construction projects. 


Read this week's CCA News



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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 22| Women in Construction Luncheon 
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

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