July 24, 2024

Wildfire Smoke- Information for Employers and Workers

via Government of Alberta Wildfire smoke : OHS information for workers and employers Via Construction Executive The Business of Construction by Kim Ritchie- Vice President, Canada at ISN Keeping Your Workers Safe When Air Quality Isn’t The Canadian wildfires are still burning, and while the smoke might have dissipated in the U.S., long-term effects can hang around. WHAT RISKS DO WILDFIRES AND POOR AIR QUALITY POSE TO WORKERS? Exposure to smoke caused by wildfires can have significant health risks, especially for those with preexisting medical conditions. Smoke exposure and poor air quality can trigger immediate effects such as coughing, difficulty...

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July 18, 2024

Update July 18: Critical water main break affecting city-wide water usage

via City of Calgary Some sprinkler use and hose watering now permitted as City moves to Stage 2 Outdoor Water Restrictions Today, we achieved another major milestone in the recovery from the Bearspaw South Feeder Main break, by moving from Stage 3 to Stage 2 Outdoor Water Restrictions. This change allows for more outdoor water use, including watering with a hose and spray nozzle, and some sprinkler use according to set days and times. On Monday, we began increasing water flow through the feeder main to 70% of its maximum. This was done cautiously to minimize pressure spikes that could...

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June 20, 2024

Non-potable Water Distribution Communication to Construction Partners- June 20th, 2024

To support you and Calgary’s construction industry, we are going to open two locations on the Bow River to provide non-potable water for construction work. Location of sites Location: North Site: West Baker Park Boat Launch: 4320, Bow River Pathway Starting June 20, 2024 Time 2 PM (when fully operational – from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.)  Location: South Site: Ogden Boat Launch: 3303, Bow River Pathway Starting June 21, 2024 Time TBC (when fully operational – from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) This water will be free of charge. If users have a truck mounted Meter Assembly (MA) box...

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June 18, 2024

Updated Fire Restrictions and Fire Marshal Bulletin- June 18th

Fire Ban Update- June 18th, 2024 Fire Marshal Bulletin- Water Supply Emergency Lift Safety Systems    

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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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