May 4, 2022

Alberta Infrastructure Vendor Performance Management Program Scoring Clarity and Guidance

Alberta Infrastructure has developed supplementary scoring clarity and guidance documents for both Consultant and Contractor evaluations. The documents have been developed in response to what Alberta Infrastructure heard in the Vendor Performance Management (VPM) Program’s stakeholder engagement session held in 2021. Based on industry input, these documents strive to provide additional context around KPI definitions, scoring criteria, and benchmark guidelines to support both the project managers to score and the vendor to understand the scores being received. The documents are intended to support vendors and project managers to set clear expectations at the onset of a contract and throughout the...

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April 27, 2022

City announces first three downtown office-to-residential conversion projects approved for funding

via City of Calgary The City of Calgary is pleased to announce the first three successful applicants to the Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program. These three projects will infuse life into largely empty or underutilized office buildings by converting empty office space to new residential units. It’s one way we’re moving beyond the traditional 9 to 5 business district towards a vibrant city centre people enjoy 24/7, with a balanced mix of residential, office, retail, entertainment, tourism and culture. The first three approved projects of the Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program are: ·       Palliser One (125 9 Avenue SE) – Aspen...

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April 26, 2022

Can Leaving Equipment on Site Extend the Period for Filing a Builders’ Lien?

Builders’ liens provide protection for multiple stakeholders in construction projects by securing a debt claim against land held by the debtor. However, some conditions must be met for a builders’ lien to be successful, including a 45-day deadline to register the lien after the work has been completed. Of course, the nuances and interpretation of these requirements in each particular case can be challenging. An example of this was in the case of Woodbridge Homes Inc. v. Andrews, a 2019 decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in which a company argued that the 45-day lien window was...

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April 21, 2022

Stakeholders applaud Alberta legislation geared to protecting road construction workers

via Journal Of Commerce by ConstructConnect New legislation that strengthens safety measures by requiring motorists to slow down when passing road construction and maintenance workers on Alberta’s highway system is being lauded by the industry. “Alberta’s road construction and maintenance industry puts worker safety first,” says Ron Glen, CEO of the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA). “This legislation is greatly appreciated because we need drivers to slow down and do their part to make their highways – our worksites – safe and efficient for all.” Bill 5, the Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2022, will require all motorists travelling...

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April 21, 2022

2022 Board of Directors Nominations are Open!

The 2022 CCA Board of Directors Nominations are now open. Below you will find a nomination/election notice and a fillable PDF Application form. In order to be considered by the Nominating Committee as part of a recommended slate of Directors at Large, applications must be submitted to the CCA by midnight on April 30th. 2022 Board Director Application Notice Director at Large Application Form 2022 You can register for the 2022 AGM here.

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April 21, 2022

Alberta builders working harder to keep up with demand amid market volatility

via Global News Construction in Alberta is getting back on track and demand for both residential and commercial contracts is growing. But the rebound is also seeing the industry having to absorb the challenges of escalating costs of materials and supply shortages. Jill Croteau reports.

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April 20, 2022

Calgary focuses on transportation projects for 2022

via Journal of Commerce by ConstructConnect CITY OF CALGARY — An aerial photograph shows work on building interchanges for Airport Trail in Calgary. It is one of the many transportation network improvements the city noted that it will be focusing on for 2022. The City of Calgary’s transportation networks will be a major focus for construction crews in the coming year. “The population of the city of Calgary continues to grow, and the City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta must continue to invest in our infrastructure – especially as population demand continues,” said Bill Black, president of the...

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April 14, 2022

Behrends Group Celebrates 70 years!

CCA would like to congratulate one of our members, Behrends Group, on celebrating its 70th anniversary! Behrends Group Linkedin Facebook Instagram

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April 8, 2022

Budget Highlights- Federal Budget 2022

View document On April 7, 2022, the Government of Canada released Budget 2022. The following analysis highlights key aspects and considers the impact of this budget on Calgary’s construction industry. On achieving the national net-zero emissions goals through greener buildings, homes, and building standards: $150 million over five years, starting 2022-23, to Natural Resources Canada to develop the Canada Green Buildings Strategy. The strategy will include initiatives to further drive building code reform; accelerate the adoption and implementation of performance-based national building codes; promote the use of lower-carbon construction materials; and increase the climate resilience of existing buildings. $200 million...

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April 6, 2022

CCA Advocacy Update Q1 2022

Download CCA Advocacy Update Q1 2022   An update on our advocacy efforts – Q1 2022 Raising Your Voice – Calgary Construction Association To start this year right, our advocacy efforts were focused on familiarizing ourselves with the policy environment in Calgary, while creating key connections with stakeholders in the City of Calgary. To that end, we’ve developed important relationships with many City Councillors, senior officials in the Mayor’s Office, the Green Line LRT Board, and other key figures in City Administration. Here is an update on the positions we’ve taken, our media coverage, and what we’re looking at in...

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