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 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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January 10, 2024

An Urgent Appeal to Premier Smith for Fairness and Accountability in the Application of Prompt Payment Legislation

January 10, 2024  RE: Urgent Appeal for Fairness and Accountability in the Application of Prompt Payment Legislation  Dear Premier Smith,  On behalf of the Calgary Construction Association, our Board of Directors and our membership, we write to you as concerned members of Alberta’s construction industry. Collectively, the Calgary Construction Association represents 100,000 Calgarians employed in the construction industry. We are deeply troubled by recent developments regarding exemptions granted under the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (PPCLA). Based on our concerns, and what they mean for our members and the industry, we believe that it is imperative that we bring...

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December 20, 2023

Alberta’s population fastest-growing in Canada

via Calgary Herald by Hiren Mansukhani Interprovincial migration to Alberta has been rising by 10,000 or more people for five consecutive quarters Thousands of people enjoy Calgary’s Lilac Festival on June 5, 2022. Alberta’s population is again growing faster than any other province in Canada, according to figures from Statistics Canada. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia Alberta’s population is yet again growing faster than any other province in Canada, with more than 17,000 people moving from other parts of the country from July to September, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. The migration is largely from Ontario and B.C., which have been...

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December 20, 2023

Payment exemption for Dow Chemical project draws ire of Calgary Construction Association

via Calgary Herald by Matt Scace Alberta said the exemption, which applies to projects with a minimum $5 billion in costs, is not a ‘Dow-specific’ regulation. The CCA president called consultations ‘typical theatre’ Premier Danielle Smith takes part in press conference to announce the $8.8-billion Dow Path2Zero Fort Saskatchewan project, Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023. David Bloom/Postmedia A quietly passed exemption that will give Dow Chemicals longer runway to pay contractors has provoked the ire of the Calgary Construction Association, which says the province risks setting a dangerous precedent for the construction industry. Meanwhile, the province says the exemption attracts projects that drive investment...

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