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NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 19, 2015
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News
2016 CCA Executive Election
CCA Christmas Open House 
New Alberta Building, Fire and Energy Codes 
Workplace and Safety Tips 
World Class Thinking that drives Business Performance
Impact of Tax Rates, Managing Cash Flow and Creditor Proofing Your Company
Safety Image of the Week
CCA Weekly - November 17, 2015
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News

 

 
   
 

2016 CCA Executive Election

Now is your chance to shape the voice of your industry!

The ballot link to vote in the 2016 Executive election has been sent out by email on Monday, November 9, giving each member firm the opportunity to elect up to three candidates as Vice Chair. All volunteers on the ballot are committed to the betterment of the construction industry, so cast your vote today!

If you did not receive the CCA Ballot email, please make sure to check your Junk folder

Should you have any questions, please contact Ju H. Ryu at 403-291-3350 or ju@cca.cc.

Please vote on or before 4:30 P.M., December 10, 2015.





   
 

CCA Christmas Open House

Calgary Construction Association invites all CCA members and business colleagues to our Annual Christmas Open House. 

We hope that you and your colleagues will join us for some Christmas Cheer to celebrate the Holiday Season. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015
3:30PM - 7:00PM
Calgary Construction Centre 
Chinook Room
(2725 - 12 Street N.E.)

We will be collecting items for the food bank if you would like to bring a donation.

Please REGISTER HERE the number of attendees from your firm





   
 
New Alberta Building, Fire and Energy Codes
 
The 2014 editions of the Alberta Building Code and the Alberta Fire Code based on the 2010 National Building and Fire Codes were adopted at the end of February 2015 by provincial regulation. Also adopted by regulation is the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition. Read more





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Workplace and Safety Tips

DID YOU KNOW?
According to the latest research from the U.S. based National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 46 per cent of construction workers who die in trenching or excavation cave-ins are employed by companies with 10 or fewer employees. 




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World Class Thinking that drives Business Performance - November 23 

In any competitive environment there are winners and losers. In business the winners don’t just survive, they thrive in any economic climate.
What’s the secret formula? What do some companies do that allows them to be successful in both good times and bad?

This 90 minute interactive COMPLIMENTARY workshop will explore what business leaders must know and DO to be successful in this turbulent economic environment.



VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!



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Impact of Tax Rates, Managing Cash Flow Creditor Proofing Your Company - November 26
 
Join us for this session and enter into the discussion as we examine the impacts of changing tax rates on the Alberta construction sector, focusing specifically on wealth preservation. In this session, our industry experts will guide you through processes to bulletproof your business against the changing economic landscape, and will outline strategies to help you keep your wealth where it belongs: in your business, and in your pocket.




VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!



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SCAN 247 will be known as ETEGRI

Effective December 1, 2015 SCAN 247 will be getting a face-lift and a new name – ETEGRI.

On December 1st, owners using ETEGRI will notice a new login page. Owners will continue to publish their bid opportunities on Etegri the same way that they currently do using SCAN 247. For more information about ETEGRI click here.


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Safety Image of the Week


May cause Fire
or enhance the combustion 
of other materials



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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. 

Exo Skeleton Suits and Construction
With the rise in robotics in the construction field from drones to 3D printing, one of the newest additions to the tool box might be Exo Skeleton suits. The robotic aid to humans, seen in films like Aliens, Starship Troopers, and Iron Man are no longer science fiction. 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. 


Federal Government Releases Ministers' Mandate Letters
The federal Trudeau government, for the first time ever, has released publicly the mandate letters that will guide Canada's new government over the next four years. The letters, 30 in total, outline the specific priorities that each member of Cabinet and their ministry will focus on for the next four years. Mandate letters are essentially the objectives the Minister must achieve in the lead up to the next election.  Read more


Current State of the Industry Discussed at BUILDEX Calgary
If there's one main message from this year's Buildex Calgary construction keynote – State of the Industry: Boom or Bust? – it's this: Don't panic.
In this article Bob Hildenbrandt, a member of CCA’s executive committee, offers up a list of five things the industry needs to learn better. Read more 

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November 23 | World Class Thinking that drives Business Performance
November 26 | Impact of Tax Rates, Managing Cash Flow and Creditor Proofing Your Company
November 30 & December 1 | Two Day ADVANCED Microsoft Project for Construction
December 2 | Alberta Builders' Lien
December 3 | CCA Christmas Open House
December 9 & 10 | Construction 101 "Putting the Construction Industry Pieces Together"
January 12 | Key Skills and Processes that make a "Super" Superintendent
January 12 & February 4 | Blueprint Reading I - Multiple Day Program 
January 13 | The Role of Legal Counsel 
January 13 | Deciding on the Venue for the Resolution of Disputes 
January 19 | Transitioning Your Company for Success and Ensuring Its Legacy 
January 21 | Driving Accountability throughout the Organization: It starts with the Leadership Team
January 27 & 28 | Two Day Microsoft Project for Construction
January 28 | Working with your Banker to Show you the Money! 
February 17 | How to Run Your Own Trial in Provincial Court 

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