March 6, 2024

Alberta budget pleases some but not all construction stakeholders

via Journal of Commerce by ConstructConnect GOV’T OF ALBERTA/CHRIS SCHWARZ – Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and Finance Minister Nate Horner (above) presented Budget 2024 on Feb. 29 in Edmonton. Some Alberta construction stakeholders are reacting positively to the province’s latest budget announced Feb. 29, but others have a dimmer view. Calgary Construction Association president Bill Black said the budget recognized the need to deal with an ongoing labour shortage, something his organization and others have lobbied for. “The $5,000 incentive added to the ‘Alberta is Calling’ campaign, funding for collegiate schools, funding for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s technical training centre, these...

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March 6, 2024

Important Update on Building Code Regulations – May 1, 2024 Implementation

Province’s Notice The City’s Advisory We would like to inform you about the upcoming changes in building code regulations that will come into effect. On May 1, 2024 The National Building Code – 2023 Alberta Edition, National Fire Code – 2023 Alberta Edition and the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020 will be in force. To guide you through the transition, please review the attached documents: the Province’s Notice and the City’s advisory. The Province’s Notice outlines the general rules for the code transition, while the City’s advisory provides specific information for large sites with multiple buildings, particularly...

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February 29, 2024

Sharing industry best practices at the heart of new Emissions-Neutral Buildings Information Exchange discussions

via Livewire Calgary by Aryn Toombs Andrea Linsky, Emissions-Neutral Buildings Director at Alberta Ecotrust Foundation and ENBIX Team Lead, left, Mayor Jyoti Gondek, and Bill Black, CEO of the Calgary Construction Association at the inaugural Emissions-Neutral Buildings Information Exchange (ENBIX) community of practice event at the Calgary Construction Association on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY Addressing the challenges of creating buildings that are energy efficient, cost-effective to build, and meet the needs of the marketplace is at the forefront of conversation in Calgary’s construction industry. The Emissions-Neutral Buildings Information Exchange (ENBIX) held their first Communities...

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February 28, 2024

Calgary Construction Association Joins Forces with City of Calgary and Alberta Ecotrust to Propel Emissions-Neutral Buildings Information Exchange Initiative

  NEWS RELEASE Calgary Construction Association Joins Forces with City of Calgary and Alberta Ecotrust to Propel Emissions-Neutral Buildings Information Exchange Initiative CALGARY, Feb. 28, 2024 – The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) is pleased to collaborate with the City of Calgary and Alberta Ecotrust Foundation to advance emissions-neutral buildings in Calgary. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our collective efforts to foster sustainability and innovation within the construction industry. Professionals in Calgary’s building, construction, and renovation sectors unite to create the Emissions-Neutral Buildings Information Exchange (ENBIX) Calgary Community of Practice. This initiative facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration aimed at...

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February 27, 2024

Notice on Temporary Traffic Control Plan Submissions and Authentication

Notice on Temporary Traffic Control Plan Submissions and Authentication

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February 26, 2024

2024 Provincial Budget Priorities

As we gear up for the release of the 2024 Provincial Budget on February 29, the Calgary Construction Association is advocating for key budget priorities to support growth and development in our province. From infrastructure investments to workforce development initiatives, we’re committed to shaping policies that drive progress and prosperity for all Calgarians and Albertans. To that end, here is a primer on what we’re looking for in the budget, and what are our priorities are.

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February 14, 2024

BuildWorks Website Launch

  Dear Local Construction Association Members, We’re thrilled to announce that our redesigned BuildWorks Canada website is set to launch on March 1.     What’s New A refreshed and updated experience; Clarity to the services that BuildWorks offers; Quick links to access the BuildWorks Canada Planroom, the Apps page, Directory, myPlanRoom, and Substantial Completion Certificates; ‘Request a Demo’ has been added; and New How-To videos to help new users navigate the platform and introduce new features to current members.    Introducing Advertising Opportunities We are now offering advertising space on our website. With over 12,000 page views per month and over...

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February 7, 2024

Introducing our Champion Members – Class of 2024

Introducing our Champion Members – Class of 2024 As we contemplate our 80th anniversary at CCA we cannot ignore the fact that our entire legacy is based on people. From our many member companies, and the thousands from our industry that we have interacted with over 8 decades, there are many whose names are synonymous with CCA and have been behind every achievement and major initiative we have ever undertaken. Over more recent years, as we have sought to engage our community in new ways, we have noticed certain individuals who have truly made themselves available to be a part...

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January 31, 2024

2024 Temporary Traffic Accommodation – Process Changes

Mobility Operations – Detours recently underwent an operational shift and has implemented a significant process change for the 2024 calendar year. Existing, long-term projects are part of the transition process and will receive support from Mobility Operations – Detours Engineering. 2024 Temporary Traffic Accommodation – Process Changes

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January 23, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nearly 1 in 4 of all Job Vacancies in Calgary are in Construction Trades and Management Jobs

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 23, 2024 Nearly 1 in 4 of all Job Vacancies in Calgary are in Construction Trades and Management Jobs Calgary Construction Association Concerned About Critical Labour Shortage in Calgary’s Construction Industry   Calgary, AB – The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) is providing further context on the critical issue of job vacancies in Calgary’s construction industry. According to data analyzed by Alberta Jobs, Economy and Trade, there were 7,560 construction trades and management job vacancies in the Calgary economic region in Q3 2023, representing a staggering one-quarter of all job vacancies (30,500) in the city....

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