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NEWSLETTER - May 25, 2017
 
 

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CCA 8th Annual Stampede BBQ - Save the Date
Steacy Easton Memorial Cancer Classic Golf Tournament
Government Seeks ACA Input on Contract Language
Measuring and Enhancing Innovation in Construction Projects
CDBI 2017 National Design-Build Conference

CCA Education:
OAEC Modelling the Way
Two-Day Microsoft Project for Construction
Building Information Modeling (BIM) - "Understand How to Use Navisworks Freedom Software for Field Coordination"
Lean Calgary Community of Practice (CoP)

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ACA Weekly - May 24, 2017
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CCA 8th Annual Stampede BBQ - Save the Date
RSVP to Sarah at coolnet@cca.cc







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Steacy Easton Memorial Cancer Classic Golf Tournament

The Steacy Easton Memorial Cancer Classic Golf Tournament on June 13th, 2017 at Country Hills Golf and Country Club, will be a celebration of Canada's 150, and an opportunity to raise funds for cancer research. 

Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team!

Registration is now open for individuals and foursomes






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Government Seeks ACA Input on Contract Language

Alberta Infrastructure has advised ACA that they have found it necessary based on delays on recent schools projects to strengthen their contract language to provide for remedies in the event of non-compliance with the conditions agreed to in the contracts. Note that the amendments were incorporated into a procurement that is currently out for response with a closing date of May 30, 2017. (Taber School). At the present time, AB Infrastructure is not contemplating to apply liquidated damages to design consultants.

AB Infrastructure has invited ACA to submit any comments/ questions/ suggestions within 2 weeks. Please submit your comments to ken.gibson@albertaconstruction.net by May 29






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Measuring and Enhancing Innovation in Construction Projects

Ahmad Alhomadi,AVS,M.Sc. is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary (U of C), conducting research on innovation in construction projects under the supervision of Dr. George Jergeas. The purpose of this research is to enhance innovation in construction project delivery by developing an assessment tool that helps decision makers to identify, quantify, evaluate, and benchmark innovation levels on construction projects.

As part of the research, he is conducting a web-based questionnaire to seek input from professionals who are currently involved with construction projects.

As a member of the CCA, Mr. Alhomadi would be grateful if you could devote approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your response will help measure the extent of innovation diffusion in Canadian construction projects. All responses will stay completely anonymous. The researcher will use summary of aggregated data and generic identifiers to ensure anonymity of participants. Participation is completely voluntary and confidential. A summary of the findings from the study will be made available follow the completion of the research. 

To complete the questionnaire, click here

Should you have any questions, please contact Ahmad A. Alhomadi at aaalhoma@ucalgary.ca or Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng. at jergeas@ucalgary.ca.






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CDBI 2017 National Design-Build Conference







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CCA Education 

OAEC Modelling the Way

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

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.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Two-Day Microsoft Project for Construction

Wednesday, June 21st & 
Thursday, June 22nd 2017
7:45 AM - 4:00 PM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

Advanced Microsoft Project for Construction is a powerful course that will show you how to plan, monitor and schedule projects using resources such as people, equipment, time and money.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Building Information Modeling (BIM) - "Understand How to Use Navisworks Freedom Software for Field Coordination"

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

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.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Lean Calgary Community of Practice (CoP)
On Sept 9, 2016, the Calgary Construction Association launched the inaugural Calgary Community of Practice (CoP) under the guidance of LCI-C.

It has been meeting every 6-8 weeks since that time. The meetings are held on Friday mornings from 7:30-9:00 with a complimentary networking breakfast.

The morning begins with a speaker followed by Lean Coffee. 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.





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Calendar of Events

June 06 | SOLD OUT Bluebeam Revu: Basic
June 23 l Lean Foundations
June 28 l Lean Bootcamp

VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!

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Alberta Construction Association News

The Alberta government on Wednesday, May 24, are set to introduce legislation which will bring forward changes to the labour code and Employment standards. ACA will be in the briefing and will be preparing further comment once the full extent of the changes are made known to us.

The government began seeking public consultation on these changes in March through a survey due last month and through consultations with industry including ACA at the beginning of April. ACA also filled in the survey and gave a submission to the government regarding the review.

We will be updating our members and the media after the legislation is introduced regarding our position in the next few days.



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Canadian Construction Association News
Social Procurement in Infrastructure
We have people without jobs and jobs without people. This skills-mismatch combined with the large number of retiring baby boomers poses a workforce development challenge for the construction sector. Sandra Hamilton is working with the Vancouver Island Construction Association, the Construction Foundation of British Columbia and with a number of municipalities to explore an innovative new approach to public procurement for infrastructure. Read more

Modest Honorariums Ensure Competitive Bidding on Big Projects 
Paying modest honorariums — literally pennies on the dollar — is one tool that governments use to encourage companies to bid on complex projects. If you don’t get enough bidders, you don’t get competitive pricing. Spending some money to ensure competitive bidding proves to be a worthwhile investment. That’s why honorariums are an identified best practice globally. Read more

Read New leanWorks Stories
Across Canada, Lean principles are being applied by Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) members to enhance productivity and transform the way business is done. Read more





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