October 17, 2022

CCA Advocacy Update Q3 2022

CCA Advocacy Update Q 3 2022 An update on our advocacy efforts – Q3 2022 Throughout this quarter, our advocacy efforts were focused on familiarizing ourselves with the policy environment in Calgary, creating key connections with stakeholders in the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta, and changing the narrative around construction in Calgary. To that end, we’ve developed important relationships with many City Councillors, senior officials in the Mayor’s Office, the Green Line LRT Board, and other key figures in City Administration. Here is an update on the positions we’ve taken, our media coverage, and what we’re looking...

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August 25, 2022

Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 4

Gowling WLG LLP has provided a Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 4 These further 59 FAQs  (No. 161-220) result from questions asked about the new legislation in more than 30 webinars we presented over the last three months to various sectors of the construction industry including owners, consultants, contractors, trades, suppliers, insurers and financial institutions, so the questions reflect the interests and concerns of a broad cross section of the construction industry. Please note a clarification to FAQ 68 which asked “Does the Alberta prompt payment legislation apply to the health sector?” Our answer...

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August 3, 2022

The Revay Review: Can Material Price Escalation be Treated as a Delay Impact Cost?

The Revay Review: Can Material Price Escalation be Treated as a Delay Impact Cost?  

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August 3, 2022

Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 3

Gowling WLG LLP has provided a Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 3. These further 50 FAQs  (No. 110-160) result from questions asked about the new legislation in more than 30 webinars we presented over the last three months to various sectors of the construction industry including owners, consultants, contractors, trades, suppliers, insurers and financial institutions, so the questions reflect the interests and concerns of a broad cross section of the construction industry. It is planned to issue one more set of FAQs – before the August 29, 2022 effective date of the legislation –...

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July 19, 2022

Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 2

Gowling WLG LLP has provided a Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 2. These further 50 FAQs result from questions asked about the new legislation in more than 30 webinars we presented over the last three months to various sectors of the construction industry including owners, consultants, contractors, trades, suppliers, insurers and financial institutions, so the questions reflect the interests and concerns of a broad cross section of the construction industry.   Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 2 Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs

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April 6, 2022

CCA Advocacy Update Q1 2022

Download CCA Advocacy Update Q1 2022   An update on our advocacy efforts – Q1 2022 Raising Your Voice – Calgary Construction Association To start this year right, our advocacy efforts were focused on familiarizing ourselves with the policy environment in Calgary, while creating key connections with stakeholders in the City of Calgary. To that end, we’ve developed important relationships with many City Councillors, senior officials in the Mayor’s Office, the Green Line LRT Board, and other key figures in City Administration. Here is an update on the positions we’ve taken, our media coverage, and what we’re looking at in...

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October 19, 2021

Labour Staffing Shortages, Realities & Solutions

Labour is the single most variable component in most construction activities. Any inability to source, manage, train, or anticipate disruptions to the workforce, puts subcontractors, contractors, owners, and other stakeholders in the project at great risk. Productivity is the output produced by a unit of study as a proportion of input required to produce it. A host of issues can undermine productivity: unplanned change order disruptions, accidents, continuous overtime burnout, poor site management, no focus on productivity or training, poor documentation (including the lack of an execution plan), failure to embrace continuous improvement and poor communication. Good Productivity is highly...

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October 15, 2021

2021 Year In Review

Once again we have provided an update detailing all the activities and initiatives that we have engaged in over the the past 12 months. We truly appreciate all our members! As we enter another year and imagine what is ahead, we hope that we can find new ways to celebrate our collective role in making Calgary a truly great place to call home. 2021 Year in Review

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June 16, 2021

Cost and Supply Chain Issues in Construction

It is no secret that construction material costs and lead time/supply issues are becoming a challenge for the industry. This will likely be the case over the course of this year and into 2022 and it is a complex situation impacted by numerous events and dynamics with COVID only being one part of it. This document is intended to gather information in order to assist the industry in understanding, responding to and communicating facts and statistics behind the volatility that we are seeing across a broad spectrum of products. We will continue to update this document as more information becomes...

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