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CCA 8th Annual Stampede BBQ
Gold Seal Award Recognition
Stampede BBQ Photo Booth Winner
Government receives WCB review report
Members Exclusive: The Art of Leadership for Women

CCA Education
Gold Seal Education Webinar
Leaning Up the Office

Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - July 12, 2017
Canadian Construction Association News
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CCA 8th Annual Stampede BBQ 

The CCA 8th Annual Stampede BBQ was held Tuesday, July 11th. Despite the rain, over 400 guests enjoyed burgers, beer and music by "Easy Street".

Thank you to the CCA Directors and volunteers who helped make this event a success.






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Gold Seal Award Recognition
Gold Seal Certified recipients were recognized at the CCA's 8th Annual Stampede BBQ on July 11th, 2017. 

Congratulations to all Gold Seal Recipients

From Left to Right: Fabio Filice (President, CCA), Chris Bardell (Chair, CCA), Andrew McFalane (BC Drywall Installations), Mark Williams Timmins (Graham Construction), Ian Owens (Bird Construction), Daniel Berrette (Ledcor), Khurshid Mirza, Byron Rodriguez (Firmus Contracting), Thomas Donovan (PCL), Gordon Van Heuveln (Trotter and Morton), Bill Black (Sr. Vice Chair, CCA)

Missing: Kathryn Van Dijk (ABB Inc.), Don Alexis Martirez (Ferguson Corporation)





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  Stampede BBQ Photo Booth Winner
The Calgary Construction Association hosted a Photo Booth at its 8th Annual Stampede BBQ to encourage individuals and teams to commemorate the event with a picture.

Congratulations Jennifer Jankovic (Williams Engineering Canada Inc.) on posting your photo booth picture to social media! She has received a $200 gift certificate to Smithbilt Hats Inc. for a new cowboy hat.

Stay tuned to see Jennifer's new hat!





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  Government receives WCB review report


An independent review panel has presented the province with recommendations to modernize Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and better serve Albertans.

The WCB system provides no-fault benefits and supports a safe return to work for injured workers. The last comprehensive review of the WCB system was conducted more than 15 years ago. The 189-page report includes 60 recommendations to government.

“We committed to reviewing the Workers’ Compensation Board to ensure it provides fair compensation and meaningful rehabilitation in a way that is sustainable and affordable. I thank the panel for their expertise and their hard work in putting together this report. Our government will be reviewing the recommendations over the coming months before making any legislative changes.” - Christina Gray, Minister of Labour

Click here for the full media release

Click here for the WCB Review Report






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  Members Exclusive: The Art of Leadership for Women


The Art of Leadership for Women conference is coming to Calgary on October 24th. Join 1200+ women leaders from across Alberta for this exceptional day of learning.

This year's speaker lineup features Valerie Jarrett (Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama), Amanda Lang (Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada and Bestselling Author), Jessica Herrin (CEO & Founder of Stella & Dot and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author) and more. For more information, you can visit: The Art of Leadership for Women

Click here to see what you can expect.

REGISTRATION
Take advantage of Early Bird pricing and save $100 using promo code CCA20. This offer is available until July 28th.

Register Now: Click Here

For further details on seating arrangements and other group assistance please contact Vivek Mehmi at 416.479.9701 ext. 320 or by email: vivek@theartof.com






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CCA Education 

Gold Seal Education Webinar

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Leaning Up the Office

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

Lean principles are already well established as playing an important role in boosting profits and eliminating waste during manufacturing – but why stop there? Organizations are now rapidly realizing that many of the processes that are slowing down production and causing waste are administrative and are turning to lean to address this.


VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!






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Calendar of Events

VIEW THE COMPLETE LISTING OF CCA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!

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Alberta Construction Association News

On Thursday July 6, 2017, the government of Alberta released the WCB Review report. The review put forward 60 recommendations which ACA will take time over the next few months to review and report to members.

ACA appreciates the time we will have to look at these recommendations and give them the attention needed and hope we will be given the chance to consult with the government in the interim to suggest appropriate changes where needed.

In looking at the document, ACA has concerns about the current surplus collected last year which continues to be held in trust by the WCB. Regardless of future changes, employers should receive the refund owing and the WCB should not continue to hold it back. Regardless of the future legislative and policy change, the surplus should be given back to those who fund the system. It is incumbent on the WCB to not hold past money for future policy changes.

To read the recommendations please click on the links below:




July 12, 2017 NEWS




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Canadian Construction Association News
Feds’ $2.1B Trade and Transportation Investment Applauded by Industry
The Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI), announced July 4 in Ottawa, targets reducing bottlenecks at the country's major ports of entry, particularly those that are operating at capacity and are in need of expansion. An important part of the TTCI is the merit-based National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF), which will provide $2 billion over 11 years to strengthen Canada's trade infrastructure including ports, waterways, airports, roads, bridges, border crossings, rail networks and the interconnectivity between them. Read More

Why Construction Is the Career of Choice for Gamers
Construction companies are seeing an influx of game design graduates and ex-gamers, transferring their visualisation and digital design skills from the virtual to the physical world. Read more

Conference Program and Speaker Bios Published
Canadian Design-Build Institute’s conference will take place October 12 – 13 in Calgary with the Fundamentals of Design-Build tutorial being run on the 11th. Tutorial program, conference program, speakers.





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