Build Calgary: Stampeders vs. Allouettes - September 29, 2017
In partnership with the Stampeders, the Calgary Construction Association invites you to connect with colleagues and peers in the ICI sectors. Be part of a fun night out, cheer on the Stamps, and join us as the voice of the construction industry!
Special Ticket offer
$30/Ticket (Including fees and taxes Regular $41.50)
With every ticket purchased, CCA Education Scholarship Fund will recieve a $5 donation from the Stampeders!
The Calgary Construction Association is proud to have presented a cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society for $8,700. The money was raised during the Steacy Easton Golf Tournament which was held on June 13, 2017.
Pictured left to right: Chris Bardell (Chair, CCA), Amanda Kolwich (Canadian Cancer Society), Fabio Filice (President, CCA)
The Canadian Steel Conference - September 27-29, 2017
The Canadian Steel Conference offers a comprehensive program that is packed with multiple business development, educational, networking and social events including multi-day, multi-track education sessions, and an expanded trade show exhibit showcasing the latest products & services in the steel industry.
Government of Alberta's Capital Investment Tax Credit
As part of the Alberta Jobs Plan, the Alberta government has invested $70 million in Alberta's Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC) for manufacturing, processing and tourism infrastructure that will spur economic diversification and job creation. The CITC is a 2-year program that provides a non-refundable tax credit valued at 10% of a corporation’s eligible capital expenditures, up to $5 million.
The CITC encourages companies to make timely capital investments by returning a percentage of the company’s costs, including the purchase of machinery, equipment and buildings. If your company is considering expansion by investing in new capital machinery, equipment, or buildings, please consider this opportunity.
For more information on the CITC, including eligibility requirements, please visit the CITC website. Questions can also be sent to CITC.firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Please note, the application period intake for the CITC will only be open till September 8th, 2017.
The Construction Industry Ethics course can help your employees navigate the ethical grey areas they face every day. It has been designed to help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry.
Effective January 2017, the Canadian Construction Association/BuildForce Ethics Course (both e-learning and classroom) has been mandated by Gold Seal as an education requirement for anyone taking their Gold Seal exam in April 2017 and beyond.
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.
On Wednesday August 16, the Government of Alberta announced it is launching a review of the province’s occupational health and safety system. This comes on the heels of a review of the WCB and Labour Code.
Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act sets the minimum standards for workplace health and safety, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees. This becomes the third piece of major legislation the current government have decided needed to be revised.
Roundtable sessions with employers, employees, academics and health and safety associations will occur from September 5 – 15.
Construction Industry Stakeholders Slam Province’s Decision to Challenge Trans Mountain
B.C.’s Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) are concerned the province’s new leadership could hurt investment and jobs. Read more
Unique Interchange, First of Its Kind in Canada, Opens in South Calgary
The diverging-diamond interchange, as the style is known, is now open to traffic at Macleod Trail and 162nd Avenue after two years of construction. Drivers might have a sense of dislocation, as they move from the right side of the road to the left on the bridge, which allows drivers to make left-hand turns without having to cross traffic. This should reduce the number of collisions, compared with more traditional interchanges. It will also help with traffic flow, according to the city. Read more