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)
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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:
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