January 19, 2021

Employee share ownership plans and profit sharing

Building Resilience, and Bench Strength for Changing Times. It’s no secret Canadian construction companies are experiencing change at an unprecedented pace – fueled by almost daily shifts due to the impact of COVID-19, compressed margins, an aging workforce, and bidding processes. At the same time, a seismic demographic shift is taking place. Millennials will soon overtake baby boomers as the largest generation in the Canadian workforce, with qualities and work styles that may differ from their predecessors. This generation is demanding a clear career path, a more collaborative work environment, more information, and more work / life balance, and this...

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January 14, 2021

CCA calls on members to stay vigilant amid rising COVID-19 cases

Dear colleagues and members, CCA issued the following statement today emphasizing to our members the urgency in following worksite health and safety protocols as well as general public health measures in the fight against rising COVID-19 infection rates. Canadian Construction Association calls on members to stay vigilant amid rising COVID-19 cases OTTAWA, January 13, 2021 – With COVID-19 cases on the rise, new strains cropping up and a slower than hoped rollout of vaccines, it is essential to remain vigilant and follow worksite health and safety protocols as well as general public health measures, says the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). The health,...

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January 13, 2021

Revisions to ACA Forms A & B to Align with CCDC 2 – 2020 Stipulated Price Contract

CCDC 2, stipulated sum contract between owner and general contractor has been revised and is available for use December 2020. A review of ACA Form A (agreement between general contractor and subcontractor) and ACA Form B (agreement between subcontractor and subsubcontractor) was undertaken to ensure alignment with CCDC 2 – 2020. The review concluded that while CCDC 2 – 2020 introduces the Ready-for-Takeover provision, rather than introducing these provisions in Forms A and B, subcontractors need to comply with flow-down provisions from the Prime CCDC2 contract (including Supplementary Conditions). Consequently, ACA Forms A and B have been only slightly revised...

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January 13, 2021

Alberta Infrastructure seeks input on Vendor Performance Management Program

January 2021 marks one year since Alberta Infrastructure’s Vendor Performance Management (VPM) Program has been operational. To date, the program has reached 120 vendors working on 178 contracts. As part of the Alberta Infrastructure’s commitment to evaluating and continuously improving the program, Alberta Infrastructure welcomes feedback on the program, whether or not your company has had the opportunity to participate in the program. Incorporating input from industry association representatives, a number of virtual feedback sessions are scheduled in February and March to hear industry’s views. Open Sessions: February 17, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. Register for the WebEx session February 24,...

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January 6, 2021

2021 Preview: Stakeholders ruminate on COVID’s future impact on Canada’s construction sector

via Daily Commercial News by ConstructConnect   RIOCAN — Rio-Can Real Estate Investment Trust, Metropia and Capital Developments held a groundbreaking ceremony in November for their multi-use project at 11 Yorkville in Toronto. Pictured, executives from the developers on site in November wearing masks as part of the “new normal.” The coronavirus pandemic dramatically transformed the Canadian construction landscape in 2020 with more disruption clearly to come in the new year. The Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce invited stakeholders to assess COVID’s continuing impacts for 2021 through the lenses of leadership, health and safety, the economy and projects,...

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January 6, 2021

CCA would like to congratulate to Dr. Wayne Clifton

CCA would like to congratulate to Dr. Wayne Clifton and Clifton Associates on this prestigious award. The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) announced their 2021 senior awards naming Clifton’s Dr. Wayne Clifton (Clifton, Wayne) as one of two Julian C. Smith Medal recipients. The award is of EIC’s highest distinctions, recognizing exceptional achievement in the development of Canada. Due to the ongoing pandemic circumstances, deserving members of 2020 and 2021 will have to wait to be presented at the EIC Gala in the Spring of 2022. Until then, help us congratulate Wayne on joining this long list of recipients of this...

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December 16, 2020

Alistair McKnight Named New District Manager in Calgary

CCA would like to congratulate both Alistair and Paul on their new roles within PCL. A big congratulations to Blaine who is retiring after 39 years of work with PCL. What a great accomplishment! PCL Construction is pleased to announce Alistair McKnight as its new District Manager for the Calgary and Southern Alberta region. Another leadership announcement in the district sees Paul Walker take over as Operations Manager. PCL would like to congratulate outgoing District Manager, Blaine Maciborsky on his retirement after 39 years with the company, and thank him for his outstanding service to our community and industry. Find...

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December 16, 2020

2020 President’s Year End Message

2020 Year End Message December 17th, 2020 CCA MEMBERS 2020 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE During the course of this year, we have all been put to the test in ways that none of us could have ever expected just under a year ago. From mid-March onwards, like all of you, it was certainly not business as usual as the CCA’s traditional calendar of events and activities, along with many of our services, were totally disrupted and, in most cases, cancelled. It has definitely been all hands-on deck since March 16th, and all this came on the heels of 4 years of shrinking...

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December 16, 2020

The Calgary Drop-In Centre needs our help!

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (CDIC) is facing a crisis.  As winter settles in, CDIC has struggled to secure safe accommodations for their vulnerable, COVID negative clients.  We are asking if Calgary Construction Association members know of any available, vacant buildings of any type to house as few as 60 or as many as 400 clients.  As this is a COVID response and only temporary, CDIC is open to flexible lease options.  Please contact: Aaron Tylek Senior Manager, Property & Asset Management Calgary Drop-In Centre 403-699-8295 AaronT@thedi.ca

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December 16, 2020

City of Calgary upcoming projects

The City of Calgary is providing industry a preview of known upcoming projects with the intention of allowing industry to preplan resources and schedules. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all projects. Notice Upcoming Projects

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COVID-19 Resources

The CCA is happy to provide a directory of suppliers of products and services related to COVID-19 in order to assist our members in locating what they may need. CCA has not undertaken any vetting of these suppliers and are merely providing a means for contact to be made. Should you be aware of others who could be added to this list please have them reach out to lenahogarth@cgyca.com or call 403-291-3350.