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August 13, 2020

Alberta Premier announces infrastructure funding in Camrose

via Edmonton Journal  By Lisa Johnson Premier Jason Kenney announced $11.8 million towards infrastructure projects in Camrose as he continued his string of summer funding announcements around the province Tuesday. Camrose will receive a $10.2-million provincial grant to go towards a $38.8-million upgrade of its wastewater treatment plant. The project is expected to begin construction in early 2021 and be completed in 2023, supporting 20 direct and 16 indirect jobs. The city about 100 kilometres southeast of Edmonton will also receive $1.6 million toward the $2.2-million cost of resurfacing its airport runway, a project the government said will be complete in...

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August 12, 2020

ACA Replies to the Alberta Government 20 year Infrastructure Plan

via Alberta Construction Association   ACA recently accepted an invitation to provide input to the Government of Alberta for the proposed Infrastructure Act and the legislated commitment to release and regularly review a 20 Year Capital Strategic Plan. We sent in a letter to the Infrastructure Minister outlining our recommendations on the legislation. Our letter introduces and expands on a number of ways to make infrastructure funding stable, affordable, and efficient for government and the industry. Keeping the 1 in 10 Albertans who work in the industry employed while continuing to create the infrastructure needed to continue to deal with the...

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August 5, 2020

Construction Industry Covid-19 Response- By Bill Black

via Business in Calgary   Canmore Renaissance Condos. Photo courtesy of Westcor Construction Ltd. After nearly 40 years in the industry and having seen so much become somewhat confrontational over the last decade, I have never been prouder to work with some of our industry’s best leaders in what has to be one of the most significant examples of collaboration I have ever experienced. In the weeks leading up to March 15th all in the Construction Industry were tracking how COVID was spreading. They knew that it was only a matter of time before it would impact us in Calgary. With major...

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August 5, 2020

Cost Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Projects in Alberta- Market Sounding Questionnaire

WSP is asking for contractor input to the COVID cost analysis they are undertaking for Alberta Infrastructure.  Industry has been lobbying for a response from AI and here is an opportunity to help shape AI’s response.  A good sample size will assist the results being robust. Please respond to those questions that affect you.  The original response date of August 7th has been extended to mid-August.  Responses should go directly to WSP – Razi.Chagla@wsp.com Questionnaire

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August 5, 2020

Cost Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Projects in Alberta- Market Sounding Questionnaire

WSP is asking for contractor input to the COVID cost analysis they are undertaking for Alberta Infrastructure.  Industry has been lobbying for a response from AI and here is an opportunity to help shape AI’s response.  A good sample size will assist the results being robust. Please respond to those questions that affect you.  The original response date of August 7th has been extended to mid-August.  Responses should go directly to WSP – Razi.Chagla@wsp.com Questionnaire

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August 5, 2020

Alberta Government Invites Submissions for WCB and OHS Acts

via Alberta Construction Association   The Government of Alberta has invited submissions on changes to the WCB Act and the OHS Act. ACA submitted recommendations based on input from members and our Safety WCB committee. We continue to try and work with Government for the best interest of our members and their employees. To view the submissions please click one of the following links: ACA WCB Submission ACA OHS Submission Interpretation of a Construction Site

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August 5, 2020

Tax Strategies Critical to Returns in Construction

Tax Strategies Critical to Returns in Construction Today’s challenging market conditions have had a direct impact on the real estate and construction industry. Market trends are changing as baby boomers retire and millennials continue to rent for longer than previous generations. The cost of land has skyrocketed and the economic growth outlook has become uncertain. Greater tax complexity has also become the new normal, shifting how we view investments in real estate and construction. Companies operating in this industry are faced with the challenge of having to adopt new approaches to generate the desired rate of return. Making the most...

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August 5, 2020

COVID-19 Incidents Reporting to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety

The following information is an overview of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) incident reporting requirements with respect to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download document here

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July 30, 2020

No single one of us will have the answers here – this is going to take a community.

In mid March we all found ourselves waking up to the full impact of the pandemic. In a matter of days our lives, both personal and work, were turned upside down. We were not taken totally by surprise but, as we began to take stock of everything that had just been dropped on our laps, we quickly realized that none of us had any chapters in our playbook that we could refer to. We were basically looking at uncharted waters that were shifting every few hours as the crisis and its impact unfolded realtime. Our first instinct was to reach...

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July 30, 2020

City of Calgary, Housing Company Join Hands to Build Affordable Homes

CALGARY — CITY OF CALGARY, HOUSING COMPANY JOIN HANDS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOMES  Written by Kanchan Tripathi – CCA On July 17th, Calgary Construction Association, and members of our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) group were invited to tour 2 of the eight City-owned properties, designed in partnership with Calgary Housing Company adjacent to 16 Ave NW in Rosedale.           Photo credits: The City of Calgary While the affordable housing units are constructed on lots owned by The City of Calgary, they are managed by the Calgary Housing Company, which is in-charge of over 10,000 housing units...

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July 22, 2020

Winners of CCA Stampede Spirit Contest

Congrats to Axiom Builders, winners of the CCA Stampede Spirit contest! Thank you to everyone who sent in their pics! We hope that you took some time to enjoy some of the Calgary Stampede events….particularly the fireworks!  

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July 21, 2020

In Memory of Paul Hugh Polson

via McInnis & Holloway  OBITUARY OF PAUL HUGH POLSON September 30, 1952 – Winnipeg, Manitoba July 17, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta Paul Hugh Polson, best grandpa ever (“Papa”), incredible father, loving husband, community activist, devoted colleague, stampede cowboy, travel fanatic, golfer, and best friend, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the age of 67 years. Paul was beyond strong and fought his hardest, but after what felt like running a full marathon, he crossed his last finish line with grace. Paul was born in Winnipeg on September 30, 1952 to parents Edith Polson (Hodgson) and James Polson. Paul...

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July 21, 2020

Prime Minister Trudeau announces $19 billion in COVID-19 recovery funding for provinces

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU ANNOUNCES $19 BILLION IN COVID-19 RECOVERY FUNDING FOR PROVINCES  Dear colleagues, We are pleased that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially announced details on the Safe Restart Agreement, providing $19 billion to provinces, territories and municipalities to safely restart their respective economies as well as prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19 this fall. The new agreement will run for six to eight months and could exceed $20 billion with provincial matching funds included in the framework. The negotiation of this funding has been months in the making and had originally been pegged at $14 billion...

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July 21, 2020

Member Advisory- Bidding Future Procurements During COVID

via Alberta Construction Association  ACA has issued a members advisory as the current impacts of COVID‐19 on project productivity, schedule and cost are increasing in complexity. With each level of Government pledging that infrastructure projects will play a significant role in economic recovery; members can expect numerous procurement opportunities in the months ahead. View advisory letter MEMBER ADVISORY – BIDDING FUTURE PROCUREMENTS DURING COVID The current impacts of COVID‐19 on project productivity, schedule and cost are increasing in complexity. With each level of Government pledging that infrastructure projects will play a significant role in economic recovery; members can expect numerous...

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July 14, 2020

Owners’ perceived barriers to adoption of IPD in Canada

OWNERS’ PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO ADOPTION OF IPD IN CANADA While IPD is emerging as a viable delivery model in the industry, with success stories from Canada and around the world, some Canadian owners are hesitant to give it a try. This study presents the research findings of a study investigating those owners’ perceived barriers to adoption of IPD as a delivery model on their construction projects. The reasons are complex but can largely be distilled down to a set of six perceived barriers, explored in detail in this report. DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT

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