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Calgary Construction Association News
CCA 8th Annual Stampede BBQ
CCA Member Benefits - Did you know?
SAIT Scholarship Recipient
Steacy Easton Memorial Cancer Classic Golf Tournament
Government Seeks ACA Input on Contract Language
13th Annual CRSC Golf Classic

CCA Education:
CoP - Superintendent's Lean Journey and Sharing Best Practices at "Lean Coffee"
Lean Bootcamp
Sharing Pull Planning at the OAEC V Workshop

Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - May 31, 2017
Canadian Construction Association News
  Calendar of Events
Alberta Construction Association News
Canadian Construction Association News

 

 
   
 
CCA 8th Annual Stampede BBQ

Get your cowboy boots ready!

The 8th Annual CCA Stampede BBQ will be held Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 from 11:30AM - 2:00PM.

With BBQ and Beer, featuring live music from "Easy Street", it is sure to be a good time.






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  CCA Member Benefits - Did you know?


The Calgary Construction Association is proud to be a leader in construction education. CCA's educational seminars are a core service to the membership that will enhance the skill sets of your employees and increase workplace productivity. 

Construction 101, CCA's flagship course, has been recognized and implemented across Canada by the Canadian Construction Association, and provides a basic introduction into the construction industry, and recommended by both industry newcomers and those with years of experience. Members of the association also receive discounted pricing on education courses.






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SAIT Scholarship Recipient
The Calgary Construction Association provides numerous scholarships to students at SAIT pursuing a career in construction in recognition of their outstanding achievements during the academic year.  

This year, Erik Sundby has been selected as a the recipient of for the 2016/17 academic year for Civil Engineering Technology.

Thank you to the CCA membership for their continuous support of students pursuing a career in construction. 





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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!

Only 5 foursomes left






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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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13th Annual Calgary Regional Safety Committee Golf Classic
The 13th Annual CRSC Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Springbank Links Golf Course. This year, proceeds from the Golf Classic will go towards the Calgary Habitat for Humanity. 






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CCA Education 

Calgary Lean Community of Practice (CoP) - Superintendent's Lean Journey and Sharing Best Practices at "Lean Coffee"

Friday, June 16th, 2017
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

One of the great reasons to use a Lean Coffee is to learn and support each other in Lean endeavours. Mixed groups meet to get help, test ideas and share progress of adopting a Lean strategy.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Lean Bootcamp: "A Hands-On Workshop to Get Lean Implemented in the Planning Process NOW"

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

Lean is the continuous improvement process that increases value through the systematic elimination of non-value added activity. While the long term goal of any Lean transformation is the full integration of Lean methodology into daily work life, the short term goals are equally impactful.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Sharing Pull Planning at the OAEC V Workshop
In 15 separate rooms, 200 OAEC partners
(Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors)
were taken through a pull planning exercise.

Any team new to “Pull Planning” will soon
discover issues that require owner decisions,
architectural clarifications and engineering
reviews. Giving members of the TEAM the
appropriate and timely information will help
keep projects on schedule and on budget. Onsite
collaboration in the ‘big room” helps all team
members clearly see approaching deadlines and
plan appropriately. A Lean process looks for all
issues to be discussed on location, and thus a
high percentage of those issues are solved in
minutes rather than days or weeks.
Planning with the OAEs is only half the plan.





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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

ACA thanks the many members who provided comments on the Alberta Infrastructure's (AI) clauses.   
A follow-up meeting with AI has been arranged for mid-June.

You can read ACA’s response here.


On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 the Government of Alberta announced Bill 17, the new Labour legislation. Alberta Construction Association is concerned with this legislation and what it means for employers and taxpayers. The industry specific needs of construction are important factors which we are concerned the new legislation overlooks.

ACA Chair Paul Heyens said, “Construction projects must be completed within strict schedules, working around unfavorable weather, and often at remote locations. ACA is concerned that construction specific regulations that have been in place have been altered by the new legislation, particularly in relation to banking of overtime. This will ultimately increase the cost of construction.”

We would expect the government to continue to reach out to stakeholders to ensure that the legislation meets the needs of workers and employers during difficult economic times. Additional time will allow both the government and employers to prepare for the consequences of the legislation.

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Canadian Construction Association News
Why Designers Are Reviving This 30-Year-old Japanese Productivity Theory
Called 5S after its alliterative core tenets—sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain—the methodology originated on the Toyota assembly line, then went on to become a foundational element of the lean manufacturing wave that swept the world in the 1980s. Its underpinning idea is as simple as its steps: Namely, that a well-organized workplace yields a safer, more efficient, and more productive system. Read more

Drones, 3D Printers, and Hard Hats: The Role of Technology in Construction
Technology is something we tend to take for granted, yet every industry is moving at the speed of technology. This is particularly true of the construction industry, which itself has undergone a metamorphosis driven by technology. Read more

CAWIC Launches Action Plan to Support Women Advancement in Construction
The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) has released the Level Best Industry Action Plan for the Canadian construction industry. Read more





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