June 15, 2024

City of Calgary Declares Local State of Emergency – updated June 15, 2024

As of 8:00 AM June 15th, the City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency. This allows The City to direct City resources for additional coordination of action to assist with critical feeder water main repair. “The decision to declare a State of Local Emergency was not taken lightly, and it was done to ensure we are prepared for all eventualities in the drive to have this water feeder main restoration work done as quickly and safely as possible,” said Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek. “I am grateful to the Government of Alberta for endorsing this approach and offering...

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June 13, 2024

Calgary Fire Department relaxes ‘hot works’ rules to allow for construction during water main break

via LiveWire Calgary By Darren Krause Houses under construction in the community of Livingston in Calgary on Monday, August 28, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) is happy to see the City of Calgary relax rules around so-called ‘hot works’ that they said would have kept more than 800 roofers out of work. The CCA put out information on Monday indicating that the City of Calgary’s current fire ban would impact the ability of city roofers to do their jobs. The citywide fire ban is in place right now due to the water conservation...

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June 11, 2024


The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) commends the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) for their proactive and collaborative approach in addressing the concerns of the construction industry regarding hot works guidelines. We are pleased to see the efforts of the CFD to balance the essential safety of Calgarians with the operational needs of our industry. Through diligent collaboration, the CFD and CCA have developed a pragmatic solution that permits certain lower-risk hot works activities under stringent safety protocols. We appreciate the CFD’s recognition of the importance of roofing work involving hot air welding and cold processes roofing in new construction projects. The...

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May 29, 2024

Revised Gold Seal Accreditation Guidelines

        Revised accreditation guidelines Effective June 1, 2024 1. Only Gold Seal accredited courses will be accepted for GSC and P.GSC applications. Safety training is exempt from this rule and will be accepted based on the number of hours and provider, subject to approval by the Gold Seal team. 2. The credit value for all accredited courses will be one credit per three hours of training up to a maximum of 10 credits per course. 3. The Tradesperson qualification is now worth 25 credits under formal education. 4. The Foreperson designation will now require 100 credits. Next...

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May 15, 2024

CCA Education Fund Committee Trustee Application

  Are you interested in getting involved with CCA? Have you considered joining the CCA Education Fund Committee? We currently have openings on the trustee board and are actively seeking applications from employees of CCA member companies who are eager to contribute to this initiative. The CCA Education Fund was incorporated in 1998. CCA proudly supports the future of the construction industry by administering over 70 annual scholarship programs. As part of the CCA’s dedication to the future of the construction industry, our Education Fund distributes over $80,000 in scholarships and bursaries yearly. The CCA’s mission is deeply rooted in...

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May 9, 2024

Software upgrade will temporarily affect some online tools

The City is upgrading some software that will temporarily affect access to some of Planning & Development Services online tools. Please be aware that the following applications on Calgary.ca will be offline from Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. to Tuesday, May 21 at 8 a.m These applications include: Affected PDS applications and systems: Inspections Booking Shopping Cart Online Services (myHome, myBusiness) Apply Central ePermits eTrades VISTA UDO (Urban Development Online) DMAP (Development Map) BIS (Business Information System questionnaire) PDS Customer Survey DART Directory POSIDEN CASPER Secondary Suites Map Input from the public on development applications that matter to them...

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April 22, 2024

News Release: Calgary Construction Association Reaffirms Support for Calgary’s Housing Strategy, Calls for Bolstered Public Engagement Policies

NEWS RELEASE – April 22, 2024 Calgary Construction Association Reaffirms Support for Calgary’s Housing Strategy, Calls for Bolstered Public Engagement Policies Calgary, AB– The Calgary Construction Association reaffirms its support of Calgary’s Housing Strategy, and the various mechanisms the City is employing to manage Calgary’s future growth and provide affordable housing options for Calgarians. We recognize that should the City of Calgary proceed with its Municipal Development Plan goal of 50 percent growth in existing communities, rezoning is inevitable. Moreover, according to the City of Calgary’s own data, 95 percent of R-CG applications receive approval: therefore, the existing land-use designation...

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April 17, 2024

CCA Education Fund Committee Trustee Applications Now Being Accepted

There are openings on the CCA Education Fund trustee board and we are seeking applications from employees of CCA member companies who wish to participate in this initiative. Completed applications are due by Monday April, 22nd. Please email completed applications to Lena Hogarth at lenahogarth@cgyca.com Application

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April 10, 2024

Advocacy Update- Q1, 2024

The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) continues its pursuit of meaningful advocacy for our membership and Calgary’s construction industry. As we reflect on the first quarter of 2024, this report captures our dedication and effort in advocating for Calgary’s construction industry. The past months have seen us engage in impactful endeavors, creating new advocacy paths and building on existing ones – all with the goal of engaging our community to build better.    

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April 4, 2024

Construction Job Fair & Education Session

On April 13, 2024 from 3-5pm at the Genesis Centre, MP George Chahal will be hosting a construction job fair and education session. Up to 2000 seeking employment in construction and the trades are set to attend. If you are interested in registering click here If you are interested in exhibiting as an employer please contact Frano Cavar- franocavar@cgyca.com or Tammy Amstutz- tammyamstutz@cgyca.com or call 403-291-3350.

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