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Newsletter - March 24, 2016

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Calgary Construction Association News
First LCI-C Conference Coming to Calgary
Construction Career Expo - Dog House Project
Happy Easter - CCA Closed Easter Weekend
Member Ad - Armour Equipment's Scaffold Art Design Competition
B.Sc. Construction Project Management Intern Students
CCA Education: 
    - Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
    - Profitable Contracting
Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - March 23, 2016
Canadian Construction Association News
CCA Weekly - March 22, 2016
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News


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.

Construction Career Expo Dog House Project

The Calgary General Contractors Association (CGCA) will be putting together 7 dog houses at the Construction Career Expo on April 20th, 2016. If anyone knows of a worthy cause or place that would be interested in receiving these dog houses, please email or phone 403-291-3350.

Please be advised that the CCA will be closed on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 & Monday, March 28th, 2016 for Easter Monday. 

Wishing you all a Happy Easter weekend.

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.

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.

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.

March 23, 2016 News

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 22, 2016 News

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 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 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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