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July 1, 2020

Kenney announces plan for economic recovery

via CTV News  By Bill Macfarlane Kenney announces plan for economic recovery CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney announced an economic stimulus plan Monday intended to lift Alberta out of the financial ditch created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan includes $10 billion in infrastructure spending, which the government says will create 50,000 jobs in the coming months. Other measures include cutting the general business tax rate from 10 per cent to 8 per cent starting on Wednesday. That portion of the plan will forgo as much as $300 million in revenue in order to generate a projected $13 billion in...

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June 24, 2020

PCL Construction a Double CCA Award Winner!

This week we are sharing an update from another one of CCA’s long time supporters.  Their commitment to CCA and to the industry over the years is unmatched and it is a great pleasure to be able to join others in recognizing them. The Canadian Construction Association Awards recognized PCL for TWO of their National Awards for 2019. PCL was awarded the Excellence in Innovation award, along with the Environmental Achievement award. Congratulations and best wishes for continued success in the future. ENGAGING COMMUNITY TO BUILD BETTER Click below read about the projects that led to these national awards!

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June 24, 2020

Canadian Construction Association- Survey on how COVID-19 has impacted operations and finances

To better advocate on the construction industry’s behalf, Canadian Construction Association has compiled a survey on how COVID-19 has impacted operations and finances. Please complete the survey to help them gain insight on the impact of COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2V9U8Yx

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June 24, 2020

CANA and Mortenson Awarded Calgary Event Centre

Congratulations to the CANA Mortenson team! via CANA  The CANA Mortenson team is extremely proud and honored to be selected to deliver the new Event Centre in Calgary. Since 2012, CANA and Mortenson have worked jointly in anticipation of this project. They have assembled the very best team of experts and dedicated construction professionals for the job. Locally owned and operated by the Simpson family and headquartered in Calgary, CANA is known for delivering unique projects in Alberta. CANA built the original Saddledome in 1983, renovated it in 1995, and restored it in record time after the “Come Hell or...

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June 24, 2020

2020 CCA Scholarship Recipients

CCA is excited to announce the recipients of the 2020 CCA Scholarship awards. We would like to thank everyone who applied for a scholarship and congratulate those of you who were selected this year. The CCA Education Fund Trustees and the Women in Construction Committee are pleased to recognize you and encourage you to continue your educational effort. CCA Education Fund Member Scholarship Recipients: Anne Carraud Caden Brodwick-Wise Doug Newsom Eman Khan Emily Murphy Gavin Oiamo Barney Miao Michael Miao Lee Squire Michael Thompson Nathaniel Walker Quinn Poulsen Syed Hammad Naqvi   Women in Construction Scholarship Recipients: Adrianna Hoshowski Alexandra...

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June 17, 2020

Contractors should take steps to maximize surety credit as COVID-19 threatens to toughen market

via On-Site  By David Kennedy COVID-19 has disrupted work on job sites coast to coast, and the pandemic is expected to limit productivity on the ground for at least several more months. But the virus’s impact on the industry is not limited to construction sites. According to two experts at Trisura Guarantee Insurance Co., contractors should brace for a post-COVID surety bond market that is tougher than its pre-crisis incarnation. “Some might suggest that surety credit has been fairly easy to come by in recent years, and they’d be right,” said Matt Baynton, senior vice-president of Surety at Trisura, in a webinar...

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June 17, 2020

Calgary council votes to build the $5.5B Green Line

via CBC News  By Sarah Rieger North-south LRT line will be the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history The Green Line, the largest project in Calgary’s history, will officially be moving forward. Council voted 14-1 in favour of the revised Stage 1 alignment for the $5.5-billion megaproject Tuesday. Coun. Jeromy Farkas was the sole vote against. Construction could start as early as next spring. Coun. Shane Keating, the chair of the Green Line committee, said while Calgary has faced recent hurdles the LRT will be a significant investment in the city’s future. “Pandemics do not last. Recessions do not last. Calgarians...

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June 17, 2020

Celebrating three of CCA’s long time supporters!

In these times when there is so much to distract us it is refreshing to see that some of our industry leaders and their organizations are achieving some major milestones and are being recognized for their work. This week we are sharing updates from three of CCA’s long time supporters and we could not be more proud of their accomplishments. Their commitment to CCA and to the industry over the years is unmatched and it is a great pleasure to be able to join others in recognizing them. The Canadian Construction Association Awards recognized two of Calgary’s best in their...

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June 10, 2020

Calgary Stampede unveils design of $500M BMO Centre expansion

via Global News  By Melissa Gilligan The Calgary Stampede has unveiled the winning design for the new BMO Centre expansion in the city’s downtown core. Design firms Stantec, Populous and S2 Architecture were selected to work on the project and have spent the last year creating the design, which was revealed on Wednesday. In a news release, the Calgary Stampede and development partner Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) said the $500-million project encompasses more than one million square feet of total floor space, including 350,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, and more than double its current rentable area. “The innovative design unveiled today — its...

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June 10, 2020

Why Calgary’s mayor says spending billions on infrastructure is more crucial than ever given economic woes

via CBC News  By Scott Dippel ‘Many would argue that the building of the convention centre … is actually by pure luck perfect timing’ Calgary’s mayor has been saying for the past couple of months that his city has been hit harder than any other metropolis in Canada. Its people have been coping with a pandemic, the economic fallout of COVID-19 and a global oil price crash, due to a spat between OPEC and Russia. But Naheed Nenshi insists the city must push ahead with the core of its economic strategies. That includes getting on with building the Green Line...

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