November 9, 2020

ACA Comments on New OHS & WCB Legislation

via Alberta Construction Association   View Bill 47 The Government of Alberta introduced today Bill 47: Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act. Upon initial review, Alberta Construction Association supports many of the proposals of the Bill: Occupational Health and Safety proposals Added ACA’s recommended definition of a construction worksite Increase flexibility on multi-employer work sites with more than 20 workers by requiring prime contractors to have an OHS contact on-site to liaise with workers and employers on health and safety matters in lieu of a Health and Safety Committee. Maximize flexibility in OHS programs by removing most prescriptive requirements in...

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November 9, 2020

Year End Celebration Video

There may have been a lot of negatives this year, but lets not forget to remember the good and exciting things that did happen! As we move into the holiday season CCA is asking that you share with us your stories, video clips, photos, etc. of the good and exciting things that happened in 2020. This includes not only professional, but also personal stories and celebrations.  CCA would like to compile these great moments into a 2020 video clip! The more creative, the better….you can even send us your team Christmas JibJab card! We truly look forward to hearing about...

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November 5, 2020

ACA Member Advisory: Prompt Payment

via Alberta Construction Association   The Government of Alberta passed November 4th amendments to Bill 37: Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020. These amendments addressed some of ACA’s concerns. Alberta Construction Association supports legislative changes which: Mandate progressive release of holdback – amendment calls for mandatory progressive release Extend the length of the period of liens protection – Bill 37 extends to 60 days Mandate a set length for payment timelines – amendment mandates 28 / 7/ 7 regime Mandate adjudication to resolve payment disputes – Bill 37 mandates adjudication ACA appreciates the opportunity to provide technical expertise to assist in drafting future regulations to implement the...

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November 4, 2020

Calgary to receive $24.6 million from federal government for affordable housing projects

via Calgary Herald  By Stephanie Babych FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours an affordable housing unit in Calgary, on Thursday November 22, 2018. PHOTO BY LEAH HENNEL /Postmedia The City of Calgary will receive $24.6 million for affordable housing projects through the federal government’s new housing initiative announced Tuesday.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced the Rapid Housing Initiative, which is meant to support communities in their goals of ending chronic homelessness across the country. The $1-billion plan is offering $500 million directly to Canada’s largest cities and another $500 million to projects that submit applications through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp....

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October 28, 2020

Buildings Week- Exclusive Offer

Special CCA Member Discount to participate in Buildings Week � Register Now! November 30 � December 4, 2020 | Virtual Event The pandemic has made it difficult for companies to connect, meet or network. This year, BUILDEX Alberta and The Buildings Show are coming together to provide a national platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction and real estate professionals across Canada at Buildings Week, November 30 – December 4, 2020. Powered by Buildings Canada and Informa Connect, Buildings Week offers high quality content, targeted networking and new business opportunities, at your convenience. The virtual event experience offers innovative features not possible from the in-person...

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October 28, 2020

Where is the TIDE?

The West Sands – St Andrews in Fife Scotland – The set for scenes from the movie Chariots of Fire Where is the TIDE? One of the many COVID analogies that I have heard over the last 7 month was shared by Shane Wallace of Culturesmith recently who painted this picture – “COVID has made the tide go out on our businesses”. This has exposed many features, both good & bad, that were previously covered up or only partially visible, and therefore has presented us all with a unique new perspective of ourselves and a new way to take stock....

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COVID-19 Resources

The CCA is happy to provide a directory of suppliers of products and services related to COVID-19 in order to assist our members in locating what they may need. CCA has not undertaken any vetting of these suppliers and are merely providing a means for contact to be made. Should you be aware of others who could be added to this list please have them reach out to lenahogarth@cgyca.com or call 403-291-3350.