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The voice of the construction industry.
Cca builds yyc
weekly e-newsletter

01/02/18
   
 
Welcome! 

The CCAbuildsYYC weekly e-newsletter! We feature news and information regarding current events, networking opportunities, education, COOLNet Alberta and those within the construction industry.
 
 
Membership

 
 Save up to 44% ($348) off your GoodLife Memberships by answering FOUR yes or no questions!

We need to establish the level of interest among our members. If you are interested in joining GoodLife through CCA's company program, please complete the questionnaire ASAP and return to spencerleiske@cca.cc so we can get the program running right away.

 

Groundhog Giveaway! 
"4 Fun Facts about Groundhogs day!"

Win a 2 hour vehicle detailing.
To Enter: Do you think the Groundhog will or will not see it's shadow on February 2nd? To enter: Submit your predictions on Twitter & Facebook!
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Valentine's Day Giveaway! 
"8 Risky Cards for you Lover on Etsy.com/ca"

Win a $100 gift card to one of Calgary's top 10 restaurants Blink.
To enter: Choose your favorite Risky Valentines Card in our blog. (Like our Facebook or Twitter page for extra entries!)
Enter to Win


 
Networking & Events

 

New CoP: So Much More Than Coffee

February 9, 2018

The Calgary Construction Association is re-structuring their Lean Community of Practice (CoP) under the guidance of LCI-C, but don’t worry, those amazing LEAN Coffees aren’t going anywhere! 

Lean CoP Coffees will be held on the second Friday of each month (excluding July & August) from 7:30 - 9:00 am at the CCA. 

The morning begins with a speaker or exercise followed by Lean Coffee. Lean Coffee is a "free space" for people to explore issues and concerns that they otherwise do not discuss. This free space gives people a chance to try out behaviors, exercise leadership, get help, give help and grow professionally.

Lean CoP's work to:

·         create a network for Lean practitioners and those interested in learning more about Lean and its applications

·         share tools and strategies to implement Lean in projects

·         learn from each other's tests and trails

For more information about the Lean Coffee format click here or to get involved, please contact: carlymmoore@gmail.com



 
Stayed tuned for more information coming soon!


 


 


 
 
Education & Professional Development

 

*Deadline for applications is Friday, February 23 at 12 noon.

 

*WAITLIST
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday, February 26th, 2018
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM


Monday, March 5th, 2018
7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
 
YCL Comittee
Meet & Greet
 


 

Kyle Morgan, YCL Chair, will be a conference speaker at this years Canadian Construction Association's Conference in Banff, Alberta! 


 
Do you want to be a part of the YCL Committee? 

*Deadline for application is February 22, 2018

 
Current 
ACA & CCA News
COOLNet Bulletin
 

ACA releases Capital Plan Recommendations 

On Tuesday, January 30, Alberta Construction Association (ACA) sent MLA’s a copy of our Capital Plan Recommendations ahead of the 2018 budget. With the development of schools, funding to various municipal public transit projects, and increasing need for expansion or construction on hospitals the province continues to have infrastructure needs that must be met regardless of economic circumstances.
ACA’s recognizes that jobs are a priority of this government and keeping Albertans employed in good paying jobs is critical to the economic engine. Dramatic swings in infrastructure investment discourage young people from choosing a career in construction, discourage existing workers from remaining in construction, disrupt training of new apprentices, contribute to higher accident rates, and lead to financial hardship for companies.
ACA members strive to provide infrastructure to meet the needs of Albertans in a cost effective, environmentally sustainable, and safe manner. Alberta’s construction industry shares a number of priorities with the Alberta Government to enhance productivity and competitiveness of the Alberta economy.

 

Mental Health in the Construction Industry

"Raising awareness of mental health problems, working to reduce stigma, and supporting mental health promotion initiatives may not only help improve the well-being of workers in this industry, but may also support substance use prevention initiative. A worker can access their EFAP (Employee and Family Assistant Programs) for many different reasons (e.g., personal reasons, family support, work-related concerns, legal support, financial support, health coaching" 
-Alberta Health Services 

 

Grade 3 Students and Construction Workers Exchanges Messages

"There's this stigma of a big scary construction worker. When really everyone is just a softy at heart and having kids adds a whole new level of excitement and engagement to the process." - Bradley Morgan, Westcor Project Coordinator 
Handmade letters, coffee and doughnuts were brought to the workers as a thank you for building an addition to their new school in NW Calgary. 

 
CCA Newsletter

 
ACA Newsletter


 
You're proud of what you do! 
Let's share it @ccabuildsyyc

Send your current project photos and descriptions for us to share via social media, blog and annual "Constructor" magazine.

Please contact kirstencarson@cca.cc for further details.


#FunFriday / Published on: February 2,  2018

Kirsten Carson , Website & Digital Marketing, CCA

Construction / Published on: January 30,  2018

Logan Cross, Project Manager, LCC

New Members / Published on: January 29,  2018

Terrence Patrick, Director - Business Development, CCA

#FunFactFriday / Published on:  January 26, 2018

Construction Law / Published on: January 23, 2018

Robert M. Schuett, Barrister & Solicitor

Schuett Law

Collecting Your Money in Small Claims Court - March 21, 2018

REGISTER TODAY!


Construction / Published on: January 22, 2018

Logan Cross, Project Manager,  LCC

Networking / Published on: January 19, 2018

Jessie Bampfield, YCL Membership Coordinator

CCA Education / Published on: January 16, 2018

Sarah Brownlee, CCA                            Education Coordinator 

CCA Education / Published on: January 15, 2018

Carla Ciepliski, P Eng. Ternion Results Inc.

CCA Members / Published on: January 15, 2018

Chris Bardell, CCA Chair

Job Skills / Published on: January 11, 2018

Brad McMorris, Senior Recruiter, Graham Construction

COOLNet Alberta Tip!

How can I have projects sent to me using specific keywords that I have chosen?

There is a useful tool within COOLNet called “opportunity matching” that allows you to choose up to 10 keywords relating to your business. These keywords are chosen by you and will be used by the system to pull all the projects that relate to those keywords. Each morning those pulled projects will be emailed to you directly to save you time by doing the searching for you.

To utilize this feature go to: My Account-->Edit Opportunity Matching -->Add up to 10 customized Keywords using the “enter keyword” box and the “add keyword” button. Do not forget to SAVE!

Questions?

Connect with Lena at

403-291-3350

     
   
 
Let's talk!

 
Calgary Construction Assocation
2725- 12th Street NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7J2
 
Tel: 403-291-3350
Fax: 403-250-1607
Email: kirstencarson@cca.cc

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