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Newsletter - March 17, 2016

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Calgary Construction Association News
CCA's 71st Annual General Meeting
First LCI-C Conference Coming to Calgary
B.Sc. Construction Project Management Intern Students
Construction Career Expo - Volunteers Needed
Construction Career Expo - Thank You Sponsors
Member Ad - Armour Equipment's Scaffold Art Design Competition
CCA Education: 
    - Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
    - Profitable Contracting
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - March 16, 2016
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - March 15, 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!

First LCI-C Lean Conference Coming to Calgary
April 6 - 8
The Westin Calgary Hotel

The recently formed Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) will host its first annual conference and annual general meeting in Calgary this April where attendees can be trained in lean methods and learn from speakers.

This three-day event will help you to explore why Lean creates a strategic advantage, learn how to deliver a Lean project, add methods and tools to your toolbox, and network with industry professionals.

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

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 Amy Smith 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’s Scaffold Art Design Competition

Armour Equipment is passionate about what they do and are tasked every day with envisioning structures from scratch and then making them happen.

So in celebration of Armour Equipment’s 55th Anniversary, they decided it was time to show our city and community the cool side of scaffolding and are holding a first of its kind Scaffold Art Design Competition.

The competition will call on applicants to express their imagination and skills as a scaffolder and create a unique and interesting art piece or sculpture from commonly used scaffolding components. The winner will receive a $5,500 cash award and the design will be built and showcased at the 2016 Beakerhead event in the fall.

CCA Education
Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

April 5-6, 8 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Members - $375+GST Non-Members $525+GST

Sharpen your financial skills with this two-day interactive training event. Learn the vocabulary required to properly understand financial reports. Participate in financial analyses so you can control overhead costs, produce effective job cost reports and discover opportunities for improvement. Bridge the knowledge gap for non-financial managers and improve the financial status of your company.

Profitable Contracting

April 7, 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Members $225+GST Non-Members $340+GST

Having high overhead costs, underbidding, and low productivity eaten up what remains of your razor-thin profit margins? In this one-day interactive seminar, Wayne Newell draws upon 35 years of financial and construction-contracting experience to help you recognize problem projects, identify unwanted expenses, increase productivity, and manage overhead expenses.

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 Salutes Albertan Recipients of Canadian Construction Association Awards

Albertans once again demonstrated outstanding leadership at the annual awards of the Canadian Construction Association, held last week in New Orleans. ACA applauds this year’s award recipients:

-Bob Hildenbrandt (Graham Construction) as General Contractor of the year.
-Terry Chalupa (Abalone Construction) recipient of the Civil Infrastructure award.
-Graham for winner of CCA’s National Safety Award.
-PCL for winner of both the International Business Award and the Excellence in Innovation Award.

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.

Welcoming 2016 Chair Gilbert Brulotte

Gilbert Brulotte is senior vice-president, civil division, EllisDon Corp. Gilbert’s 44 years in the construction industry include working for the public sector, family-owned firms, multi-national public companies, and being a shareholder of a local firm. Read Gilbert’s bio or Journal of Commerce’s interview

New National Energy Code for Buildings Provides Canadians with Energy-efficient Solutions

New buildings in Canada will become more energy efficient with the introduction of some 90 changes to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015. These changes also harmonize the Code with Canada’s energy efficiency regulations and industry standards. Updates can be found in standards for lighting, service water, and HVAC systems, such as gas-fired units on rooftops, and for ventilation systems in enclosed spaces like parking garages or warehouses. Read more

Calendar of Events

March 22 - 23 | Construction 101
March 22 | Calgary Construction Association 71st Annual General Meeting
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
May 31 | Construction 101
June 20 | Microsoft Excel (Advanced) for Construction
June 21 - 22 | Two Day ADVANCED Microsoft Project for Construction

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