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September 2, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact on Leadership Development

  Never before has leadership been tested in such a universal way; COVID has not stopped at brand, finances, revenues, marketing, product, industry or employee engagement. But what it has done, is put a huge spotlight on leadership teams. Now more than ever, investing in leadership programming is crucial. When looking for a leadership development program, look the following key components for the best experience. Over the last few months, we learned that it turns out many “leaders” were only that in title. When the title was taken for granted, leadership in the face of adversity hasn’t always stood the...

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September 2, 2020

ACA Advocacy Update

ACA Advocacy Update via ACA   September 2020 Ken Gibson, Executive Director ACA advanced member interests on numerous advocacy fronts in 2020. Partnered to lead the commercial construction industry response in Prompt Pay consultations. Legislation is expected in the fall 2020 sitting of the Legislature.   There is strong alignment among industry groups to adopt much of the Ontario legislative approach for prompt pay. ACA, ATCC, and GCAC are advocating to be a Nominating Body for payment dispute adjudicators, to ensure industry expertise and affordable cost for industry. Read ACA’s recommendations re adjudicating prompt pay disputes. Successfully lobbied for the appointment of...

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August 27, 2020

Hyperloop feasibility study for Edmonton-Calgary route gets provincial backing

via CBC News  By Tony Seskus Alberta agrees to lend support — not money — to TransPod’s study, test-track search Canadian hyperloop company TransPod has signed an agreement with the Alberta government that will see the province support the firm’s early efforts to advance development of an ultra-high-speed transportation line between Calgary and Edmonton. Though the concept may still sound like science fiction, the company’s ultimate goal is to have Albertans shuttling between Calgary and Edmonton in train-like pods — at speeds up to 1,000 kilometres an hour — through magnetic tubes by 2030. On Tuesday, Toronto-based TransPod took a step forward by announcing it’s inked a memorandum of...

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August 25, 2020

City of Calgary Mask Bylaw – Construction Interpretation

City of Calgary Mask Bylaw – Construction Interpretation The overall rules to apply are – This bylaw is for indoor space only and, If the public can get access to the indoor space then the mask bylaw applies. For instance – the common areas of condos where card access is required would not apply but the common areas of downtown office towers would. Grocery stores require masks in the public area but the back of house area and storage etc does not as this is not open to the public. For our workplace and offices This would include front reception...

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August 20, 2020

Office Space for lease

Are you looking for office space? CCA has office space available for lease immediately. View Brochure More information

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August 20, 2020

Elver Olsen 1933 – 2020

Elver was Provincial President of ECAA in 1980-1981 and an important part of the history of the Association, as a Chapter President, many Provincial and Chapter positions, as well as a Trustee.  He will be dearly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.  Our deepest condolences to Grethe and his family. OLSEN, Elver March 10th 1933 – August 13th 2020 The family of Elver Olsen beloved husband of Grethe Olsen of Calgary, Alberta is deeply saddened to announce his passing on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the age of 87 years. Elver is being remembered by everyone...

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August 18, 2020

C.O.O. Taking RV cross country to visist employees

CCA former board director Sean Penn, COO of Chandos, took to the road this year and found a unique way to continue to connect with employees while also staying connected to family. All this despite all the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Another example of not wasting a good crisis. Cross-country RV trip connects construction chief operating officer with employees during COVID via GlobalNews Journal  By Lisa Johnson Canadian companies with sites in different regions are finding ways to cope with travel restrictions. The chief operating officer of Chandos Construction Company has found a unique way to visit his employees...

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August 13, 2020

Alberta Premier announces infrastructure funding in Camrose

via Edmonton Journal  By Lisa Johnson Premier Jason Kenney announced $11.8 million towards infrastructure projects in Camrose as he continued his string of summer funding announcements around the province Tuesday. Camrose will receive a $10.2-million provincial grant to go towards a $38.8-million upgrade of its wastewater treatment plant. The project is expected to begin construction in early 2021 and be completed in 2023, supporting 20 direct and 16 indirect jobs. The city about 100 kilometres southeast of Edmonton will also receive $1.6 million toward the $2.2-million cost of resurfacing its airport runway, a project the government said will be complete in...

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August 12, 2020

ACA Replies to the Alberta Government 20 year Infrastructure Plan

via Alberta Construction Association   ACA recently accepted an invitation to provide input to the Government of Alberta for the proposed Infrastructure Act and the legislated commitment to release and regularly review a 20 Year Capital Strategic Plan. We sent in a letter to the Infrastructure Minister outlining our recommendations on the legislation. Our letter introduces and expands on a number of ways to make infrastructure funding stable, affordable, and efficient for government and the industry. Keeping the 1 in 10 Albertans who work in the industry employed while continuing to create the infrastructure needed to continue to deal with the...

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August 5, 2020

Construction Industry Covid-19 Response- By Bill Black

via Business in Calgary   Canmore Renaissance Condos. Photo courtesy of Westcor Construction Ltd. After nearly 40 years in the industry and having seen so much become somewhat confrontational over the last decade, I have never been prouder to work with some of our industry’s best leaders in what has to be one of the most significant examples of collaboration I have ever experienced. In the weeks leading up to March 15th all in the Construction Industry were tracking how COVID was spreading. They knew that it was only a matter of time before it would impact us in Calgary. With major...

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August 5, 2020

Cost Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Projects in Alberta- Market Sounding Questionnaire

WSP is asking for contractor input to the COVID cost analysis they are undertaking for Alberta Infrastructure.  Industry has been lobbying for a response from AI and here is an opportunity to help shape AI’s response.  A good sample size will assist the results being robust. Please respond to those questions that affect you.  The original response date of August 7th has been extended to mid-August.  Responses should go directly to WSP – Razi.Chagla@wsp.com Questionnaire

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August 5, 2020

Cost Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Projects in Alberta- Market Sounding Questionnaire

WSP is asking for contractor input to the COVID cost analysis they are undertaking for Alberta Infrastructure.  Industry has been lobbying for a response from AI and here is an opportunity to help shape AI’s response.  A good sample size will assist the results being robust. Please respond to those questions that affect you.  The original response date of August 7th has been extended to mid-August.  Responses should go directly to WSP – Razi.Chagla@wsp.com Questionnaire

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August 5, 2020

Alberta Government Invites Submissions for WCB and OHS Acts

via Alberta Construction Association   The Government of Alberta has invited submissions on changes to the WCB Act and the OHS Act. ACA submitted recommendations based on input from members and our Safety WCB committee. We continue to try and work with Government for the best interest of our members and their employees. To view the submissions please click one of the following links: ACA WCB Submission ACA OHS Submission Interpretation of a Construction Site

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August 5, 2020

Tax Strategies Critical to Returns in Construction

Tax Strategies Critical to Returns in Construction Today’s challenging market conditions have had a direct impact on the real estate and construction industry. Market trends are changing as baby boomers retire and millennials continue to rent for longer than previous generations. The cost of land has skyrocketed and the economic growth outlook has become uncertain. Greater tax complexity has also become the new normal, shifting how we view investments in real estate and construction. Companies operating in this industry are faced with the challenge of having to adopt new approaches to generate the desired rate of return. Making the most...

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August 5, 2020

COVID-19 Incidents Reporting to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety

The following information is an overview of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) incident reporting requirements with respect to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download document here

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