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2017 CCA Executive Election
Lean Advancements Are Being Made
Gold Seal Success Story, Robert Lukacs
Save the Date for CCA's Annual General Meeting
$360 Raised for the Calgary Food Bank
CCA Paint Night
Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference

CCA Education:
Modelling the Way: A Course for Impacting Leadership
Project BeanCounter: Constructing Your Books

Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - December 7, 2016
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CCA Assists in Building Careers in Construction

CCA has committed to assist in building careers in construction by implementing various initiatives. To date, a total of $64,000 has been put towards the following scholarships:
  • SAIT CPM Program - $15,000
  • CCA Ed Fund - $24,000
  • Yep Scholarships - $4,000
  • University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering Scholarship - $15,000
  • SAIT Scholarships - $4,000
  • WIC Scholarships - $2,000
A total of $8,000 was divided between the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) and the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD)
to support the efforts of the Skills Canada competitions. 
$6,400 was also divided between CBE and CCSD for PPE for both dual credit programs.
In addition, two $1,750 scholarships in perpetuity for the 100 Year Centennial Contribution. This bringing the grand total of $81,900 to date.


In Memory of Calvin McClary
July 17, 1955 - November 30, 2016

Calvin McClary, beloved husband of Robin Randers, passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2016. Calvin is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Robin Lee Randers.

Calvin joined the ISL Engineering and Land Services (Calgary) in 2004 and was appointed Director in 2010.

Cal’s notable projects included the Twin Falls Hydroelectric Project, South San Francisco sewer, Stoney Trail Bridge, rehabilitation of the 25th Avenue Bridge following the 2013 floods, the Glenmore Trail and 37th Street overpass, and most recently, long term flood mitigation planning for the Calgary Zoo. He will be sadly missed by the construction community.

A memorial service will be held this Thursday, December 8, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home.

2017 CCA Executive Election

Don't Forget to Vote!

The ballot link to vote in the 2017 CCA Executive election has been sent out by email, giving each member company the opportunity to elect up to three candidates as Vice Chair. All volunteers on the ballot are committed to the betterment of the construction industry, so cast your vote today!

If you did not receive the CCA Ballot email, please make sure to check your Junk folder.

Should you have any questions, please contact Lorna Bratt at 403-291-3350 or

Please vote on or before 12:00 P.M., December 19, 2016.


Special Presentation by LCI-C - "Lean Advancements Are Being Made"

Last day to register!

In this economy, now more than ever, is the need to begin thinking and implementing "Lean" - it can make the difference between profit and loss!

One of the great reasons to use a Lean Coffee is to learn and support each other in Lean endeavors. Mixed groups and company groups meet to get help, test ideas and share progress of adopting a Lean strategy. Lean Coffee is a “free space” for people to get to explore issues and concerns that they otherwise don't get to discuss. This free space gives people a chance to try out behaviors, exercise leadership, get help, give help and grow professionally.

Join us tomorrow, 
Friday, December 9th, 2016 
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Join This Complimentary Session - CoP Hosts " Lean Coffee" AND MORE

To register please call or email Mary at (403) 291-3350,


Gold Seal Success Story, 
Robert Lukacs

On behalf of Calgary Construction Association, congratulations to Robert Lukacs who is this month’s Gold Seal Success Story. Robert is a Construction Manager employed with CANA Construction Ltd. He’s been with his employers for the past two years, and has worked in the Canadian construction industry for a total of eight years.
On October 16th, 2015 Robert earned his Gold Seal Certification as a Project Manager, General Contracting. His interest for the Gold seal originated when he discovered the letters GSC on the end of a co-worker’s business card. “The first superintendent I’ve ever worked with had his Gold Seal Certification. From that point forward I was curious about it and eventually went to get it myself.”
When asked what he would say to others considering earning their Gold Seal Certification, Robert replied: “There is great value in doing it, you’ll join a relatively small number of people who care about their profession and industry. It’s a milestone to building a better future.”
Well done Robert!

To read more about Robert and other Gold Seal Success Stories, please click here


Save the Date for CCA's
Annual General Meeting on
March 8th at Winsport


Thank You for Your Food Bank Donations

Thank you to those who attended CCA’s annual Christmas Open House last week. Due to your generosity, a total of $360 was raised for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. Thank you to those who thoughtfully donated much needed food items as well.



CCA Paint Night 

The creative juices were flowing with the CCA team along with our friends from Merit Contractors Association at a Paint Night which took place at Brooklyn Pizzeria & Taps. A fun night was had by all inspired artists.

Top L - R: Dave Smith (CCA), Lorna Bratt (CCA), Aaron Vastenhout (CCA), Toni Casamasima (CCA), Jade Rhyason and Lisa Sotski (Merit). Bottom L- R: Laurelee Newell (Merit), Amy Smith (CCA) and Mary Truong (CCA).



Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference 2017

Canadian Construction Association’s conference will take place March 20 to 23, 2017 in beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico. This is the Canadian construction industry’s #1 event. Aside from the breathtaking location, this conference will provide attendees with valuable information regarding the construction industry and is an excellent opportunity to network and build relationships with construction leaders and peers. 

For more information and to register

CCA Education

Modelling the Way: A Practical Course for Impacting Leadership

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Member $299 plus GST
Non-Member $449 plus GST

Buyers of Construction Services (Owners), Architects, Engineers $299 plus GST

Learn the Four Foundations of Leadership

For information and registration 



Project BeanCounter: 
Constructing Your Books

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
7:30 AM - 2:45 PM

PRICE: Member $239 plus GST    

Buyers of Construction Services (Owners), Architects and Engineers $239 plus GST

Non-Member $359 plus GST

This is a practical course designed for those interested in learning the foundation of construction accounting.

For information and registration 


Alberta Construction Association News

On December 5, 2016 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a final determination of dumping with respect to certain gypsum board originating in or exported from the United States of America (US), imported into Canada for use or consumption in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is continuing its inquiry into the question of injury to the Western Canadian industry and will make an order or a finding by January 4, 2017.

Provisional duties will continue to apply on imports of subject goods from US until the date of the CITT’s order or finding. They were increased from the initial provisional ruling in September.

You can read the final decision here.

ACA's Board is seeking your input to help set the association's direction for the next couple of years (2017-2018). Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. ACA staff have put together this survey based on our core principles and are seeking members input to help shape our future.

You can view the survey here.

WCB New Rates Announced for 2017

On December 1st the WCB announced their new rates for the coming year. Read more

December 7, 2016

Canadian Construction Association News
National Industry Leaders Applaud Trudeau’s Pipeline Vision

"It is positive in a number of ways," said CCA chair Gilbert Brulotte. "The government has shown its vision in terms of looking ahead and trying to balance what's right for the economy and what is best for the environment. I think they looked at the projects on their own merit." He noted that some criticism of oil development isn't always fair as oil is used for much more than just fuel. Read more

Bill S-224 Passes Second Reading In the Senate

Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, has passed second reading in the senate, a Nov. 28 release from Manitoba Senator Don Plett indicates. Read more

Bill Black on Lean Construction

Brxton Construction LLP CEO Bill Black was a recent speaker at Buildex Express, held in downtown Vancouver. Black addressed the challenges and advantages of lean construction methods as opposed to traditional approaches to projects. Watch video

December 6, 2016

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