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NEWSLETTER - April 20, 2017
 
 

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CCA Team - Working for You

The Calgary Construction Association is pleased to announce the newest additions to your office team.

Please join in welcoming Lena Hogarth, Construction Information Services Coordinator, and Sarah Brownlee, Plansroom Administrator.

As always, we are here to serve you, our members to the highest level of excellence and would love to answer any questions you may have.

From L to R: Dave Smith (President), Lena Hogarth (Construction Information Services Coordinator), Lorna Bratt (Executive Assistant), Sarah Brownlee (Plansroom Administrator), Kirsten Carson (Administrative Assistant), Amy Smith (Director of Operations), Aaron Vastenhout (Finance Administrator)

CCA wishes Mary Truong all the best at CCA Member firm RGO Office Products after serving 7 years with the CCA as plansroom administrator. A fond farewell to Jade Rhyason as she has moved to Red Deer and finally CCA wishes Toni strength as she continues to fight her battle with cancer and celebrates her wedding this May in Barbados.






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Construction Project Management Intern Students

The Calgary Construction Association is once again working with SAIT’s BSc. Construction Project Management (4 year degree) program to assist third-year students in finding summer internships.

These students must complete a summer internship (15 weeks between May and August). There is a number of students this year looking for placements. Please note that only third-year BSc.CPM students are eligible to do their internships.

If you are interested in hiring one of these students or wish to receive resumes and cover letters for review, please contact the CCA by phoning 403-291-3350 or email mail@cca.cc

Click here for more information on the program.







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Bundling Courses for the Alberta Job Grant
Pay for ONE Course and Get TWO FREE!
"maximizing your training budget"

Make your application for 2/3 funding by applying for any combination in the following bundles to make 21 Hours! Or you can mix and match from any bundle. Get your application in 30 days before the course begins.

The following subject matters have been bundled for your convenience:

- Eliminating Waste and Lean
- Document Collaboration and Efficiency
- Minimizing Risk and Mitigating Loss
- Microsoft and Business Performance
- Improved Productivity and the Field
- Getting the Work and Success

For detailed course information click here




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The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board Family of Scholarships - 2017
The Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships are designed to recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices and trainees and to encourage them to continue to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training.

The CCA has many hard copy applications available if you would like to apply for one of these $1,000 scholarships.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017




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CCA Education 

OAEC Education: Building Information Modelling (BIM) - "Understand How to Use Navisworks Freedom Software for  Field Coordination"

Friday, May 12th, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

DON’T WAIT UNTIL BIM IS MANDATED AND GET CAUGHT UNPREPARED – HONE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE!

With all the data available to construction personnel, it’s important to understand how you can view and use both CAD and model data to avoid building things twice.

The OAEC Embracing BIM Task Force has directed the creation of this course with the goal of providing practical tools to use BIM on construction projects.

Save your seat now for this limited, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to merge, publish and navigate files within Autodesk Navisworks - an important tool for your BIM Toolbox. We’ll also show you how you can view project scheduling and see the conflict reports at the best point in time - prior to construction!

“Provided a good foundation for how to use Navisworks on a project and now can put into practice in the real world.” – Adam, Graham Construction & Engineering LP

Member $299 +GST
Same member pricing for Buyers of Construction Services (Owners), Architects, Engineers

Non Member $449 +GST


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Bluebeam Breakfast

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY networking breakfast to observe demonstrations on how Bluebeam digital documents bring all sorts of efficiency gains to construction projects; from quicker access to pertinent information to reduced errors.

Learn how you can go LEAN by utilizing smart PDFs to help manage documentation throughout the lifecycle of a project. Discover how project teams are implementing a LEAN Quality Control Program using Bluebeam Revu. Attendees will learn how they can leverage their digital documents both in the office and the field to achieve greater efficiency with higher quality results.

This is a complimentary networking breakfast and session, but registration is required.



VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Calendar of Events

June 28 l Lean Bootcamp

VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!

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Alberta Construction Association News
Industry Task Force Calls for Legislation Surrounding WCB Surplus

On April 3, 2017, the Industry Task Force Association (ITF) sent a letter to the WCB Review Committee Chair as well as to the Labour Minister noting the recent announcement from WorkSafe BC. The BC government publicly acknowledges that employers fund the workers’ compensation system and is taking steps to amend legislation to require that surplus funds be returned to employers when a threshold level of assets over liabilities is reached.

Although WCB Alberta has some provisions in policy, we do not have a similar requirement enshrined in legislation. The Review Panel has consistently indicated they would consider other jurisdictions regarding legislation, policy and best practice. The ITF brought this news release forward to request that the WCB Review report include a recommendation that Alberta clarify in legislation that WCB premium monies are “employer money” and also enshrine the requirement that surplus funds be returned to employers when the funding level is exceeded.

Returning surplus funds to employers will help to drive growth and job creation. As has been communicated in several submissions, this view is shared by the ITF Association and other stakeholders.

Work Safe BC Announcement


April 19, 2017 NEWS



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Canadian Construction Association News
Indigenous Engagement Best Practices Guide Available for All

The CCA Indigenous Engagement Best Practices Guide, published in October, was originally available on the ‘Member Login’ section of the CCA website. You can now download it from the ‘General Publications’ section at cca-acc.com/documents/general-publications without logging in. The purpose of this guide is to provide the construction industry, especially the small and medium-sized firms, with a proactive best practices approach to Indigenous engagement.




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