Build Calgary: Stampeders vs. Alouettes - 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 Price $41.50)
With every ticket purchased, CCA Education Scholarship Fund will recieve a $5 donation from the Stampeders!
The 2017 Education "Fun"Draiser Golf tournament took place on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Through sponsorship, 50/50 sales and mulligans, the CCA is proud to present a cheque of $59,000 to the Education Fund, which provided 63 scholarships in 2016.
A huge thank you to our Presidential Level sponsors Bird Construction Ltd., Davidson Enman Lumber Ltd. and Elan Construction Ltd. for their generosity towards the Education Fund. As Todd Poulsen said "Presidential Level sponsorship is not an exclusive club" and encouraged other companies to step up to the plate in 2018.
Pictured left to right: Chris Bardell (Chair, CCA), Fabio Filice (President, CCA), Todd Poulsen (Chair, CCA Education Fund)
BIM Adoption and Implementation - Volunteers Needed
On behalf of Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, the CCA membership has been invited to participate in a research project initiated by the Calgary Construction Association which intends to determine the extent in which BIM is used in the industry and to identify the challenges and opportunities to implement BIM on construction projects in Calgary, Alberta and Canada.
Participation in the research is completely voluntary and the contents of the interview will be confidential. Information identifying the participant will not be disclosed under any circumstances, and will remain with the University of Calgary.
If you have have not have the chance to participate in the survey, please click here.
Proposed Changes to Tax Treatment of Private Corporations
Canada’s Minister of Finance, Mr. Morneau’s technical paper of July 18th, 2017 purports that under our current tax laws, owners of corporate small businesses are paying less tax than employees, resulting in an overall unfairness to employees. He has proposed new measures to close “loopholes” and tax planning strategies widely used by private corporations in Canada.
Did you know that this Ethics seminar is now mandatory in order to complete your Gold Seal Certification?
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.
Please note this required seminar is eligible for students writing the October 20th Gold Seal Exam.
ACA’s Safety / WCB committee’s attached response was submitted to Labour Minister Gray and Premier Notley Tuesday, August 29. This was done after careful consideration and study of the review and the discussions we have had with the government over the last year and a half.
If implemented, the WCB review recommendations will seriously erode Alberta’s WCB as a fair and financially sustainable insurance program. Please share ACA’s response with your membership with a message urging that all CEOs read it, share within their business networks, and raise their concerns with the Premier and the rest of the Alberta Government.
The Government plans to introduce legislation as early as this Fall 2017.
In the next few weeks, ACA will share with you our response to the OHS Review, which also has far reaching negative implications for Alberta’s employers.
Statscan Tries to Close Data Gaps with Launch of Infrastructure Census
A major effort is underway to collect the most detailed data yet on the state of the country’s roads, bridges, water pipes and transit systems. Statistics Canada quietly launched a national survey late last month to get an unprecedented level of granular detail on the state of infrastructure at the provincial and municipal level. Read more
CCInnovations’ Conference in Toronto November 3
A program packed with distinguished/high level speakers, focusing on disruptive issues. Presenters will help us see how construction, Canada’s largest industry, can realize its full potential.
Who should attend: owners, design professionals, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, asset managers, insurance/bonding providers, the financial community and venture-capital companies, academia.