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Record Breaking $66,610 Raised 
CCA Members Takes a Swing at Cancer
COOLNet Alberta Business Development Manager Curtis Griffith
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
Modified Design-Build Puts Training and Messing under One Roof
The Art of Leadership Conference  
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - September 2, 2015 
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - September 1, 2015
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Record Breaking $66,610 Raised at CCA Education Fund Golf Tournament

The Calgary Construction Association had a record-breaking year as $66,610 was donated by the industry at the 11th Annual CCA Education “Fun”Draiser Golf Tournament on August 27, the most ever raised at this tournament.

For over a decade now, the CCA has been hosting the Education “Fun”Draiser at Carnmoney Golf & Country Club. The money raised at this event goes to the Education Fund and is used for those pursuing and advancing their careers in construction. Read more


CCA Members Take a Swing at Cancer 

The CCA's 22nd annual Steacy Easton Memorial Cancer Classic Golf Tournament held on June 10, 2015 raised $9,200 to be used for cancer research.

On behalf of the Calgary Construction Association members, CCA Chair Stephanie Roll presented a $9,200 cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society team.

Thank you to all the CCA members who supported the golf tournament and raised funds to fight cancer.

Photo (left to right): Siobhan Doherty, Stephanie Roll (CCA Chair) and Gisele Bouchard. 


Message from New COOLNet Alberta Business Development Manager Curtis Griffith 

As the new Business Development Manager for COOLNet Alberta, I am excited to help spread the word about COOLNet On Demand - a powerful tool for tendering private and public projects and managing documents, trades lists and project invites. You can trust that COOLNet On Demand is the private plans room of choice of all Local Construction Associations throughout Alberta, as we always have our member’s best interests front of mind.

With the support of the 8 Local Construction Associations in Alberta, COOLNet strives to improve access to more construction project information every day. I look forward to helping your company achieve its goals through COOLNet and its powerful new tool, On Demand.

About Curtis Griffith: 
Curtis was born in Brandon, MB and grew up on a farm south west of the city. He moved to Calgary in 2001 where he played volleyball and attended SAIT, and later the University of Alberta. Curtis completed by Bachelor of Applied Business Administration at Mount Royal University and started his career in professional sports with the Edmonton Eskimos, and later the Edmonton Oilers. 
Curtis then moved into the construction industry on the equipment rentals side of the business and also spent time working with modular manufacturing companies and remote workforce housing. Curtis is excited to continue his career in construction working the 8 Local Construction Associations of Alberta, and in particular developing and growing the COOLNet platform.


Women in Construction Luncheon 

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.

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.

Men can support 
Women in Construction (WIC) too! 
Men are welcome to register to attend any of WIC events. 
Ladies, bring your 
gentlemen colleagues along! 

** Registration will open next week**


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  

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 or phone 1-866-794-3728. 


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.

*** Hole Sponsorship Sold Out. Thank you! *** 

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

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.



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.


Modified Design-Build Puts Training and Messing under One Roof in Halifax 

Defence Construction Canada and the Department of National Defence teamed up on a Modified Design Build for the new Junior Ranks facility at CFB Halifax. Similar to a design-build process where a contractor provides both the design and build components in response to a requirement, the ‘modified’ component in this case relates to both DND’s and DCC’s involvement in the process, from input during the first phase of the contract (design), negotiation of the value of the second phase of the contract (build), to construction management of that second build phase of the contract. The modified design-build concept seamlessly handles all steps at once, saving time and money. Read more

The Art of Leadership Conference - Calgary - September 11

The Art of Leadership conference brings world-renowned leaders and bestselling authors for a full day of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical leadership strategies. Read more

Register using promo code CCA27 and save $50 per pass.
Save an additional $50 per pass when you buy 3 or more at the same time!

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:  

Alberta Fiscal First Quarter Report 

The first quarter results show an increase of $456 million for disaster assistance, including agricultural drought relief and wildfire fighting costs, over and above the $301 million allocated in the March 26 budget.  Read more 

Read this week's ACA News

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


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 23 | Real Estate and Construction Service Economic Outlook Fall 2015
September 30 | "The Execution Imperative: Why Some Companies Thrive in Uncertain Times" 
October 1 & 2 | Two Day Microsoft Project for Construction 
October 20 | Now I want to Get Paid! 
October 22| Women in Construction Luncheon 
October 22 | Working with your Banker to Show you the Money!
October 27 & 28 | Two Day Accounting for Non-Financial Managers' Seminar
October 29 | Profitable Contracting Seminar
November 3 | Integrated Project Delivery - Its use of Lean, Pull Planning and BIM
November 4 | CCA Chair's Tour Breakfast Meeting 
November 4 & 5 | BUILDEX Calgary
November 10| "Building a Cohesive Leadership Team" 
November 24 & 25 | Two Day Advanced Microsoft Project for Construction 
December 9 & 10| Construction 101 - Putting the Construction Industry "Pieces" Together

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