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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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June 9, 2020

AAA Elects Three New Council Members

  Media Release AAA Elects Three New Council Members New Council members elected from eight candidates in annual election Edmonton, AB 05/29/2020 – Members of the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) recently elected Council members from a slate of eight candidates to fill three vacant seats on the AAA Council. Greg Beck, Architect, AAA was re-elected, while Tiffany Whitnack, Architect, AAA and Barry Johns, Architect, AAA were elected to new terms on Council. Tiffany became a registered architect in 2016 and brings significant board experience to her new role. Barry is a Life Member and long-serving volunteer with the AAA....

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June 3, 2020

Some councillors propose delaying Green Line’s Bow River crossing as long public hearing begins

via The Calgary Herald  By Chris Varcoe   A group of councillors is floating the idea of rethinking plans to build the Green Line north of the Bow River as city council heads toward a final decision on the $4.9-billion transit project. Council’s Green Line committee started a lengthy public hearing Monday, with Calgarians calling in to give input on the LRT extension’s new alignment through the core. The meeting continued into the evening and councillors planned to reconvene Tuesday morning. Councillors Jeff Davison, Jyoti Gondek, Ward Sutherland and Peter Demong issued a joint statement Monday saying they back a plan for “one good line,”...

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June 3, 2020

ACSA Board Representatives

CCA is excited to announce that Joanne Foster, EllisDon, has been selected as one of the Calgary Construction Association board representatives on the Alberta Construction Safety Association board of directors. Dwayne Wallace, United Supreme Group, is also a CCA board representative. The ACSA Board of Directors is comprised of various construction associations and trade contractor associations. Provision has been made for representation on the Board from employers who are not involved in associations, as well as for worker representation.

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May 21, 2020

City Construction Crews Work on Building the Future

via The Calgary Herald  By David Parker The Calgary Construction Association has been doing a great job ensuring crews have kept working during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they continue to change the face of the city. The biggest project, and hardest to understand as you drive by, is the massive interchange work well underway at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Stoney Trail N.W. It looks like total confusion to those that just get glimpses of big yellow machines and partially built bridge abutments. But when completed — providing the directional signs give easily understood information — no doubt...

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