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NEWSLETTER - December 17, 2015

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Calgary Construction Association News
CCA 2016 Executive Election Results
Young Construction Leaders Committee Application
CCA Member Scholarships - Apply Today!
Partnering With Industry Symposium
CCA December Hours
Member Advertisement - Bow West Wall Systems Inc.
Canada Alberta Job Grant
Safety Image of the Week
CCA Weekly - December 15, 2015
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Alberta Construction Association News
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CCA 2016 Executive Election Results

The votes are in and the CCA is pleased to announce the new 2016 Executive.

Frederick Vine (EllisDon Construction Ltd.) has been elected as the 2016 CCA Chair. He will be joined by Chris Bardell (Ledcor Construction Ltd.) as the Senior Vice Chair, and Paul Knowles (PCL Construction Management Inc.) and Scott White (Western Electrical Management Ltd.) as Vice Chairs. Robert Neufeld (Hamilton & Rosenthal, Chartered Accountants) will continue to be the CCA 2016 Treasurer by acclamation.

The CCA would also like to thank Dwayne Wallace of Secure Mechanical & Electrical for letting his name stand on the ballot.

The new executive will assume their roles at CCA's Annual General Meeting on March 22.

Thank you to all who voted!

Young Construction Leaders Committee Application

The new Young Construction Leaders Committee (YCLC) is looking for members to serve on the committee. Applications are open to employees of CCA member companies who are 35 years old or younger.

The mandate of the YCLC is to: provide Young Construction Leaders(YCL) with opportunities for mentorship and to strengthen professional relationships; enable the exchange of ideas impacting YCL; and to contribute to educational and social programs for YCL.

Those interested in being a part of the YCLC can fill out this application form.

Deadline to apply is February 12, 2016.

CCA Member Scholarships - Apply Today!
Six $2,000 scholarships per academic year may be awarded to CCA member employees, part-time employees, or dependents. All applications must be pursuing advanced education in a business or construction related field to be eligible.

Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2016.

Successful applicants will be awarded the scholarships at the CCA's Annual General Meeting, which will take place on March 22.

Partnering With Industry Symposium
The City of Calgary, in partnership with the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association, will be hosting the 16th Annual Partnering with Industry Symposium on Thursday, January 28. The event will be held at the Telus Convention Centre from 7:30 A.M. to 11:30 P.M., and will feature speakers from the City, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Infrastructure, and Alberta Transportation.

More information can be found here.

CCA December Hours

A full calendar of the CCA's December hours can be found here.

Member Advertisement

Bow West Wall Systems Inc. is a commercial & residential drywall company that has been proud to serve Calgary and its surrounding areas for over 20 years. And with 45 years of experience they are one of the leaders in its industry.

We continue to provide the following services to our new & existing clients:

Exterior & Interior Steel Stud Framing
Exterior & Interior Drywall
Taping & Sanding
Batt & Blow-in Insulation
Acoustical Ceiling Systems
Spray Textured Ceilings
Service & Repair Work
Site Layout
Design Build Engineering
Wind and Load Bearing Construction

We would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous 2016

Contact us:
Phone: (403) 291-2726

The Alberta Government Provides Grant Programs to Employers to Create Jobs

Our government is supporting Alberta businesses help create new jobs by launching two grant programs in 2016.

Job Creation Incentive Program
This program will encourage hiring by providing grants to employers for creating net new employment on or after January 1, 2016. Grants will be worth up to $5,000 for each new job, with a cap of 100 new full-time jobs. Read more
Start date: Spring 2016

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
This program will subsidize wages paid by employers to encourage summer employment opportunities for students. Read more
Start date: Summer 2016

Safety Image of the Week
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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. 

GPS Tracking Alerts Can Enhance Driver Safety for Construction Fleets
As the construction industry continues to search for ways to become safer one of those concerns are for those who drive heavy equipment and trucks. Increasingly fleet management professionals are turning to GPS tracking systems to enhance fleet safety and guarantee safety regulations are met. Read more

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. 

Deficit Could Hit $25B and Still Honour Liberals' 'Fiscal Anchor'
Now that the federal Liberals have shied away from their vow to keep annual deficits under $10 billion, they've latched on to another fiscal target -- and this one will be much easier to meet. Read more

W155 - Health and Safety Advisory - Legionellosis: A Cooling-Tower Hazard
Maintaining cooling towers can put you at risk of a respiratory infection byLegionella bacteria. This advisory contains a checklist for inspecting cooling towers and a list of key information to ask the building owner. Read more

Read this week's CCA News


December 25 - January 3 | CCA Office Closed for Holidays
January 12 | Key Skills and Processes that make a "Super" Superintendent
January 12 & February 4 | Blueprint Reading I - Multiple Day Program 
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 26 & 27 | Two Day Advanced Microsoft Project for Construction
January 28 | Determine if you have a Dispute that is Worthwhile! 
February 4 | Lean Construction Institute-Canada (LCI-C) Forum
February 5 | Quality Construction Documents
March 1 | The Role of Legal Counsel (AM) 
March 1 | Deciding on the Venue for the Resolution of Disputes (PM) 
March 2 | Talent Succession for Growing Business
March 16 | Working with your Banker to Show you the Money!
March 17 | How to Run Your Own Trial in Provincial Court
March 22 | CCA Annual General Meeting
March 22 & 23 | Construction 101 "Putting the Construction Pieces Together" 
April 5 & 6 | Two Day Accounting for Non-Financial Managers' Seminar
April 5 & 29 | Blueprint Reading II - Multiple Day Program
April 7 | Profitable Contracting Seminar 

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