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Newsletter - March 31, 2016
 
 

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Calgary Construction Association News
Expo Dog House Project Volunteers Needed
2016 Federal Budget Update
LCI-C Conference - Calgary April 6-8
Canada-Alberta Job Grant Member Survey
Construction Project Management Intern Students
Thank you 2016 Expo Sponsors
CCA Education: 
    - Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
    - Profitable Contracting
    - Building a Cohesive Leadership Team
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - March 30, 2016
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - March 30, 2016
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News

 

 
   
 
Construction Career Expo Dog House Project Volunteers Needed - April 20, 2016

The Calgary General Contractors Association (CGCA) will be putting together seven dog houses at the Construction Career Expo on April 20th, 2016. 

EllisDon is leading the dog house project this year and will need assistance building the dog houses at the Expo. If you would like to volunteer or know of a carpenter that can assist, please email amy@cca.cc or phone 403-291-3350.

If you would like to be a general volunteer for the expo, please also contact Amy. 


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2016 Federal Budget Update

CCA Member Hamilton & Rosenthal, Chartered Accountants LLP put together a 2016 Federal Budget Commentary for their clients and fellow CCA members.

If you have any questions, please contact:
 CCA Treasurer Robert Neufeld CA, MPAcc
Hamilton & Rosenthal, Chartered Accountants LLP
403-266-2175
neufeld@hamrose.com



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First LCI-C Lean Conference Coming to Calgary
April 6 - 8, 2016
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.



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Canada-Alberta Job Grant Member Survey: Improving Member Access to Funding

ACA is considering partnering with the Government of Alberta to offer streamlined access to the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (the Group Submission Pilot Program). This will allow our members to easily access funding that will cover two-thirds of the cost of training (up to $10,000 per person) until April 2017.

Please take this quick survey http://goo.gl/forms/Y7IBggyD4R on your company's training, the current Canada-Alberta Job Grant, and the potential pilot program. Your answers will help us design a program that best fits the industry's needs.

The deadline for response is April 8th. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.




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Construction Project Management Intern Students

The Calgary Construction Association is once again working with SAITís 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 mail@cca.cc.

The students are looking to secure their internships ASAP. Click here for more information on the program.


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CCA Education
Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers' Seminar

Tuesday April 5 & Wednesday, April 6, 2016
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 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 Seminar

Thursday, April 7, 2016 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.


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Building a Cohesive Leadership Team

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Members $35 +GST
Non-Members $50 +GST
*NEW PRICE NOTE*: You now only have to pay for the first person and can bring as many people as you like from your company for one fee.

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.


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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.


While there are a few solid things for our members to look at the government changes to EI and especially funding to public transportation will likely have impacts for Edmonton and Calgary LRT projects.

It is estimated Alberta will receive $350 million over the next five years for public transport projects. EI recipients outside of Edmonton will have access to longer benefit periods, for most about 5 more weeks, for a few up to 20 weeks 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 the CCA members and those involved in the construction industry.

March 30, 2016 News


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Calendar of Events

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 | Expo Exhibitor & Volunteer Meeting
April 20 | 10th Annual Construction Career Expo
April 26 | CCDC Seminar AM Session
April 26 | CCDC Seminar PM
May 2 - 3 | Two Day Microsoft Project for Construction
May 4 | Microsoft Excel (Novice) for Construction
May 5-7 | CCA Board of Directors' Conference
May 10 | Strategic Thinking: Achieve Extraordinary Results
May 10 | Hone Your Skills to be a "Super" Superintendent
May 19 | OAEC Education: Modelling the Way 
June 8 & 9 | Construction 101
June 20 | Microsoft Excel (Advanced) for Construction
June 21 - 22 | Two Day ADVANCED Microsoft Project for Construction

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