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Newsletter - March 10, 2016

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Calgary Construction Association News
CCA's 71st Annual General Meeting
B.Sc. Construction Project Management Intern Students
Construction Career Expo - Volunteers Needed
Construction Career Expo - Thank You Sponsors
Member Ad - Armour Equipment Celebrates 55th Anniversary
CCA Education: 
    - Importance of Knowing your Banker, Broker & Insurance Maker
    - Transition Your Company for Success and Ensure Its Legacy
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - March 9, 2016
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - March 8, 2016
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News


CCA's 71st Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Markin MacPhail Centre (Winsport)
4:30 P.M. - Meeting
5:45 P.M. - Cocktail Reception
6:30 P.M. - Dinner

Don't miss the CCA's AGM. 
This night will include award presentations, Gold Seal Certification presentations, scholarships, and more!

 Register Now!

Construction Project Management Intern Students

It’s that time of year again! The Calgary Construction Association is once again working with SAIT’s B.Sc. Construction Project Management (4 year degree) program to assist students in finding summer internships.

These students are completing their third year in this program and must complete a summer internship (15 weeks between May and August). There are 35 students this year looking for placements with CCA member firms!

If you are interested in hiring one of these students or wish to receive resumes and cover letters for review, please contact Craig (403-291-3350 or email

The students are looking to secure their internships by the end of March. Click here for more information on the program.

10th Annual
April 20, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
BMO Centre, Stampede Park

CCA is looking for Volunteers to help out at the expo, if you are interested in being a part of this exciting event, please contact Craig Palmer at or phone 403-291-3350. 

We are currently looking for volunteers including: Certified Lift Operators, Bus Greeters, Registration, Traffic Directors, Door Counters, Lunch Crew, Move In/Out Crew, and Participation Enthusiasts.

If you aren't familiar with the Expo, check out this YouTube video featuring highlights from last year.

Thank You Expo Sponsors!

Member Advertisement

Armour Equipment Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Armour Equipment is pleased to announce that 2016 officially marks the Calgary business’ 55th year of operation.

Founded in 1961, Armour Equipment is a third generation business and Calgary’s oldest provider of scaffolding equipment rentals, sales and installation services.

“We’re very excited to celebrate our 55th year in business and are proud to be part of the Calgary business community and the CCA," states Charles Maygard, Armour’s Owner & General Manager.

CCA Education
The Importance of Knowing the Banker, the Broker, and the Insurance Maker!

March 16, 7:15 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Members - $35+GST Non-Members $50+GST

In an economy heavily influenced by the price of oil, the current uncertainty within the Alberta economy and real estate market has caused many business owners sleepless nights. A keen understanding of the financial decision-making processes, risks and the banking tools available to the construction industry will help you manage through today’s uncertain economy and position your business for continued success.

Don't be a Statistic: Transition Your Company for Success and Ensure Its Legacy

March 29, 8:45 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Members $299+GST Non-Members $549+GST

75% of all Canadian businesses are expected to change hands in the next 10 years. Traditionally, only 30% of private enterprises successfully implement that transition. It is critical to our economy and our communities that more companies are able to thrive following a change of ownership or leadership.

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.

Canadian Standards Association Survey Request for ACA Members

Workplace First Aid Attendant, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. This survey will take approximately 7 minutes to complete and will serve to better inform the CSA Technical Committee on the needs of Canadian workplaces as it relates to Workplace First Aid. The deadline for submission is March 20, 2016.

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 the CCA members and those involved in the construction industry.

CCA President Michael Atkinson on the Upcoming Federal Budget

Michael Atkinson, the president of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), is in New Orleans for the organization’s 98th annual conference. See Video

How Can You Attract Millennials to Your Construction Business?

The construction industry has been in the threat of a worker shortage for years now as many baby boomers are retiring, the Great Recession forced many construction laborers out of the industry, and fewer and fewer young adults are interested in joining the construction industry. Read more

Calendar of Events

March 8 - 31 | Blueprint Reading I - Multiple Day Program
March 16 | The Importance of Knowing the Banker, the Broker, and the Insurance Maker!
March 22 - 23 | Construction 101
March 22 | Calgary Construction Association 71st Annual General Meeting
March 29 | Don't be a Statistic: Transition Your Company for Success and Ensure Its Legacy
April 5 - 6 | Two Day Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers' Seminar
April 5 - 29 | Blueprint Reading II - Multiple Day Program
April 6 - 8 | Lean Construction Institute Canada (LCI-C) Conference and Training Plan
April 7 | Profitable Contracting Seminar
April 12 | Building a Cohesive Leadership Team
April 14 | Hone Your Skills to be a "Super" Superintendent
April 20 | 10th Annual Construction Career Expo
May 2 - 3 | Two Day Microsoft Project for Construction
May 4 | Microsoft Excel (Novice) for Construction
May 10 | Strategic Thinking: Achieve Extraordinary Results
June 20 | Microsoft Excel (Advanced) for Construction
June 21 - 22 | Two Day ADVANCED Microsoft Project for Construction

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