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July 30, 2020

No single one of us will have the answers here – this is going to take a community.

In mid March we all found ourselves waking up to the full impact of the pandemic. In a matter of days our lives, both personal and work, were turned upside down. We were not taken totally by surprise but, as we began to take stock of everything that had just been dropped on our laps, we quickly realized that none of us had any chapters in our playbook that we could refer to. We were basically looking at uncharted waters that were shifting every few hours as the crisis and its impact unfolded realtime. Our first instinct was to reach...

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July 30, 2020

City of Calgary, Housing Company Join Hands to Build Affordable Homes

CALGARY — CITY OF CALGARY, HOUSING COMPANY JOIN HANDS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOMES  Written by Kanchan Tripathi – CCA On July 17th, Calgary Construction Association, and members of our Young Construction Leaders (YCL) group were invited to tour 2 of the eight City-owned properties, designed in partnership with Calgary Housing Company adjacent to 16 Ave NW in Rosedale.           Photo credits: The City of Calgary While the affordable housing units are constructed on lots owned by The City of Calgary, they are managed by the Calgary Housing Company, which is in-charge of over 10,000 housing units...

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July 22, 2020

Winners of CCA Stampede Spirit Contest

Congrats to Axiom Builders, winners of the CCA Stampede Spirit contest! Thank you to everyone who sent in their pics! We hope that you took some time to enjoy some of the Calgary Stampede events….particularly the fireworks!  

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July 21, 2020

In Memory of Paul Hugh Polson

via McInnis & Holloway  OBITUARY OF PAUL HUGH POLSON September 30, 1952 – Winnipeg, Manitoba July 17, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta Paul Hugh Polson, best grandpa ever (“Papa”), incredible father, loving husband, community activist, devoted colleague, stampede cowboy, travel fanatic, golfer, and best friend, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the age of 67 years. Paul was beyond strong and fought his hardest, but after what felt like running a full marathon, he crossed his last finish line with grace. Paul was born in Winnipeg on September 30, 1952 to parents Edith Polson (Hodgson) and James Polson. Paul...

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July 21, 2020

Prime Minister Trudeau announces $19 billion in COVID-19 recovery funding for provinces

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU ANNOUNCES $19 BILLION IN COVID-19 RECOVERY FUNDING FOR PROVINCES  Dear colleagues, We are pleased that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially announced details on the Safe Restart Agreement, providing $19 billion to provinces, territories and municipalities to safely restart their respective economies as well as prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19 this fall. The new agreement will run for six to eight months and could exceed $20 billion with provincial matching funds included in the framework. The negotiation of this funding has been months in the making and had originally been pegged at $14 billion...

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July 21, 2020

Member Advisory- Bidding Future Procurements During COVID

via Alberta Construction Association  ACA has issued a members advisory as the current impacts of COVID‐19 on project productivity, schedule and cost are increasing in complexity. With each level of Government pledging that infrastructure projects will play a significant role in economic recovery; members can expect numerous procurement opportunities in the months ahead. View advisory letter MEMBER ADVISORY – BIDDING FUTURE PROCUREMENTS DURING COVID The current impacts of COVID‐19 on project productivity, schedule and cost are increasing in complexity. With each level of Government pledging that infrastructure projects will play a significant role in economic recovery; members can expect numerous...

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July 14, 2020

Owners’ perceived barriers to adoption of IPD in Canada

OWNERS’ PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO ADOPTION OF IPD IN CANADA While IPD is emerging as a viable delivery model in the industry, with success stories from Canada and around the world, some Canadian owners are hesitant to give it a try. This study presents the research findings of a study investigating those owners’ perceived barriers to adoption of IPD as a delivery model on their construction projects. The reasons are complex but can largely be distilled down to a set of six perceived barriers, explored in detail in this report. DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT

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July 14, 2020

Wage subsidy to be extended to December 2020

via Global News By Staff- The Canadian Press Coronavirus: Wage subsidy to be extended to December, Trudeau says The federal government is extending its program to subsidize wages in companies hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic until December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. The program is the heart of the government’s promise to help Canadians get back to work, even if has to be at a slower pace, as the pandemic wanes. As of July 6, the wage subsidy had paid out $18.01 billion to 252,370 companies in payroll help. The government’s fiscal and economic “snapshot” last week boosted the budget of the...

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July 8, 2020

Restoring balance in Alberta’s workplaces

via Government of Alberta   Restoring balance in Alberta’s workplaces The proposed Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act will support economic recovery, restore balance in the workplace and get Albertans back to work. If passed, this legislation could save job creators an estimated $100 million per year by reducing red tape from daily operations – helping them keep their doors open – and provide jobs for hard-working Albertans. “Our government was elected on the promise of supporting employee choice and to bring balance back to Alberta’s labour laws. This bill will do just that and also help businesses save time and money,...

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July 8, 2020

CCA Office is open to public

The CCA Office is now open to the public with updated hours. Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fridays 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM We will continue to offer virtual Stat Dec signing and sending documents/seals by Canada Post. COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions will be in effect. *While wearing a mask is not mandatory it would be appreciated if one is worn while in the office.

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July 1, 2020

Show us your community Stampede spirit

Although the Calgary Stampede may look quit a bit different this year we still want you to show us your community Stampede spirit!! The Calgary Construction Association wants you to send us a picture of your team dressed in your best Stampede attire for your chance to win a great prize. Working remotely? No problem…send us a group screenshot of your virtual meeting! Please send your pictures to mail@cgyca.com no latter then July 10th! Keeping the Spirit Alive! Make sure to check out the Calgary Stampede events happening here.

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July 1, 2020

New CCA guide updates advice on bid conflicts

via Daily Commercial News by ConstructConnect  By Don Wall New CCA guide updates advice on bid conflicts The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has issued a revised guide to dealing with problematic contract conditions that focuses on collaborative solutions rather than provoking standoffs with owners, explains the association’s president. An Association Guide to Dealing with Onerous Contract Conditions, released May 15, is intended to assist CCA partner associations during the bidding process. CCA president Mary Van Buren explained the update was timely given that project bidding is expected to enter a complex new era as owners attempt to incorporate the complications...

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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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