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NEWSLETTER - August 31, 2017

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Calgary Construction Association News
Women in Construction Golf Tournament
Build Calgary: Stampeders vs. Allouettes 
Build Calgary: Sponsorship Opportunities
Education "Fun"Draiser Golf Tournament Cheque Presentation
BIM Adoption and Implementation - Volunteers Needed
Proposed Changes to Tax Treatment of Private Corporations

CCA Education
Construction Industry Ethics

Alberta Construction Association News
ACA Weekly - August 30, 2017
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  Women in Construction Golf Tournament - September 14, 2017
The Women in Construction Golf Tournament will be taking place Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at the Silverwing Links Golf Course.

Click here for more information and registration

This year, sponsorship dollars raised from the tournament will go to support Here4Bc, a campaign to support victims of the BC wildfires. 

Click here to learn more about Here4BC


  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!

Click here to purchase your seats.

For more information please contact Nick Yates at 403-777-5321 or


  Build Calgary: Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Build Calgary Volunteer Night.

Please click here to view the opportunities available. For more information please contact Sarah at 403-291-3350 or


  Education "Fun"Draiser Golf Tournament Cheque Presentation
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.

Click here to read more


CCA Education 

Construction Industry Ethics

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
7:15 AM - 3:30 PM MDT
Calgary Construction Centre

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.


Calendar of Events

Sept 6 & 7 l Two-Day Construction 101 SOLD OUT
Sept 11 l Bluebeam Revu: Basic 1 SEAT REMAINING
Oct 12 & 13 l CCDC Contracts 101
Nov 16 l Getting Invited to the Party STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION
Nov 28 l Bluebeam Revu: Basic


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Alberta Construction Association News
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.

August 30, 2017 NEWS

Canadian Construction Association News
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.
Registration will open later this week at

Calgary Construction Association | The Voice of the Construction Industry
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T: (403) 291-3350
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