February 25, 2021

Availability of resins used in manufacturing products has been severely compromised

We have all been aware of rising lumber, steel and copper prices over recent months and we can see how these commodities are tracking in terms of cost increases to related construction products as well as the impact on lead times. Now we can add plastic piping and many other products to that list. Through a combination of constrained supply and now the more recent impact of the severe winter weather on manufacturing facilities in Texas, the availability of the resins that are used in manufacturing these products has been severely compromised with obvious cost and lead time implications. According...

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February 24, 2021

Glenmore Fabricators- Solar video of its Shepard shop

Check out this video captured by a drone of Glenmore Fabricator’s Shepard shop featuring a 78 kW Rooftop Solar Installation! The roof includes 750 Solar Modules, 277,500 WATTS total power and generates 334,000 kWh annually. This impressive set up supplies 70% of Glenmore Fabricators annual power needs! Not only that, but it eliminates 2,140 Tonnes of CO2 which is equivalent to removing 310 cars off the road for one year!   Glenmore Fabricators 10005 Enterprise Way SE, Calgary AB http://www.glenmorefabricators.com/ 403-203-4976 info@glenmorefabricators.com

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February 24, 2021

We’ve made changes to the CAJG to help you grow your business

The Alberta government is temporarily expanding eligibility to the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) to help businesses access the training they need. The expansion is effective until February 28, 2022. Expanded eligibility includes: Funding mandatory training. Use the CAJG to fund courses or training that is required for a job. Allowing employers to train employed family members. Enables family-owned businesses to access training funds. Allowing some business owners to receive funding to train themselves. Supports entrepreneurs to expand their skill set to grow or pivot their business. In addition, other changes will make the application process more efficient. For example, an...

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February 17, 2021

Alberta, Ottawa spend $11.6 million on energy efficacy upgrades in Edmonton, Wetaskiwin, Calgary

The federal government is covering 80 per cent of the total $11.6 million price tag Via Edmonton Journal By Ashley Joannou Alberta Infrastructure Minister Prasad Panda. PHOTO BY LARRY WONG LARRY WONG /POSTMEDIA NETWORK Six provincial buildings in Edmonton, Wetaskiwin and Calgary are getting energy efficacy upgrades and retrofits thanks to $11.6 million in federal and provincial money aimed at shovel ready projects during the pandemic.The projects will create a total of 65 construction-related jobs, Alberta Infrastructure Minister Prasad Panda said at a press conference Friday with Jim Carr, Ottawa’s special representative for the Prairies. “These shovel-ready and short term capital maintenance...

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February 17, 2021

Arena, BMO Centre construction to start in 2021 while Arts Commons planning continues

Via Calgary Herald By Madeline Smith Construction on the new BMO Centre and arena is on target in Calgary on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia Article content Calgarians will see stepped-up construction in Victoria Park this year as work continues on several major city projects. Demolition of the Stampede Corral is already underway to make room for the $500-million BMO Centre expansion, with groundbreaking to more than double the convention centre space expected later in 2021. Construction of Calgary’s new arena — also called an event centre — is anticipated to start this year, along with an overhaul of the...

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February 10, 2021

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY- Addendum #1

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY- Version 4.0   PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY- Addendum #1 As we approach the 12 month anniversary of COVID-19 many of us are weary and our people feel likewise. All the more reason to be sure that we do not relax the measures that have kept our people safe up to this point and have ensured that we can keep working. In our conversations with people in the industry many have asked recently about some of the lessons learned and, in particular, some of the methods being used to track and document relative...

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