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April 23, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

CCA Weekly - April 23, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

At Long Last: Concrete That's Nearly Maintenance-Free

The Rise of Biomaterials in Construction

Forget Printing Construction Documents, Let's Print Buildings!

Using Insulating Concrete Forms as Walls in Building Structures

Economy

Canadian Executives' Confidence in Global Economy Increased 24% in Six Months: EY Survey

Canadian Business Attitudes on Energy Efficiency

Public Private Partnerships

Round Six of the P3 Canada Fund Is Now Open

Labour

The Construction Industry Can Sell Itself to Young Labour Force Entrants

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April 15, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

CCA Weekly - April 15, 2014

Topics in this week’s edition

Labour

There Are Enough Employees in the Workforce: Training Them Is Key

Innovation and Technology

Technology Is Still Not A Top Priority for Most Construction Firms

Major Obstacles for Augmented Reality on Construction Sites

Public Private Partnerships

National and Community Surveys Show Canadians Strongly Support P3 Projects

Economy

Brian Mulroney’s Next Big Thing for Canada

Definitions to Builder and Substantial Renovation Revised in Excise Tax Act

CCA Annual Conference News

Complete the CCA Annual Conference Survey and Win

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April 8, 2014 @ 02:52 PM

CCA Weekly - April 8, 2014

Topics in this week’s edition

Labour

Canadian College Education Increasingly Attractive Reveals Research

Canada’s Job Growth Almost Double Forecasts, Jobless Rate Ticks Down

Innovation and Technology

Robots, Drones, and Printed Buildings: The Promise of Automated Construction

What Are The Legal Coordinates For GPS Use On Company Vehicles?

Public Private Partnerships

Comment: Higher Costs Lurk In Long Term with P3s

Infrastructure

Trade and Transportation Go Hand In Hand

Green Building

CaGBC and McGraw Hill Construction Seeking Input on Green Building in Canada

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April 1, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

CCA Weekly - April 1, 2014

Topics in this week’s edition

Economy

Canada January GDP Recovers Most of December's Loss

Labour

Unreliable Jobs Data Cloud Labour Picture

Mark Your Calendars: 20th Skills Canada National Competition

Innovation and Technology

Ottawa Takes another Stab at Solving the Innovation Conundrum

CCInnovations Ready to Lead Innovation Charge

Green Building

CaGBC and McGraw Hill Construction Seeking Input on Green Building in Canada

CCA News

Discussing Drugs and Alcohol in Construction

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March 25, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

CCA Weekly - March 25, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Public-Private Partnerships

P3 Projects Help Bridge the Infrastructure Gap

Public-Private Partnerships Generate Over $51 Billion for Canadian Economy

Standard Practices

National Guidelines Needed For Prompt Payment: CCA

Innovation and Technology

Why and How to Use GPS-Based Fleet Tracking

The Rise of the Construction Information Manager

CCA News

Photos Now Online – CCA 96th Annual Conference

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March 19, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

CCA Weekly - March 19, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

Serge Massicotte Elected 2014 Chair of Canadian Construction Association

Construction of Haiti’s Ecole Lakay Drives Forward

Canada's Construction Industry Celebrates its Best and Brightest

CCA Announces its 2015 Annual Conference Location Following a Successful Conference in Panama

Innovation and Technology

Google’s Project Tango: 3-D Smartphone Captures Building Information

Is Passive Passé? New Technology Can Modernize Safety Solutions

Labour

Jason Kenney Bound for Germany on Apprenticeships

Kenney Says Parents and Teachers Should Emphasize Skilled Trades

Canada Job Grant Deal Applauded By Industry

Engaging Young Females in STEM Field Essential

Global Competitiveness Will Suffer If Immigrants Aren't Better Integrated

Economy

Yesterday A Dream, Today, A Global Business Success – EDC Program Can Help Grow International Business

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March 4, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

CCA Weekly - March 4, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

New App Helps Manage Construction Defects

Transitioning into a Digital AEC Business

Labour

CAWIC Calls on Construction Industry to Promote Women's Advancement

Mobility Key to Canadian Labour Outlook

We have the credentials, but do we have the skills?

Economy

Canada's Economic Growth to be Tempered by Consumer Spending and Government Restraint

Infrastructure

Mitigate Costly and Damaging Excavation Risks with Subsurface Utility Engineering

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February 18, 2014 @ 08:12 PM

CCA Weekly - February 18, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Federal Budget

Canadian Construction Association Supportive of "Stay the Course" Budget

Budget 2014 Introduces New Tool to Meet Canadian Labour Needs – The Expression of Interest System

Infrastructure

ACEC and CCA Welcome Federal Announcement on Policy Framework for New Building Canada Fund

Labour

BuildForce Canada: Canada’s Construction Industry Relying on Mobile Workforce

‘Get out of the way’: EllisDon’s CEO discusses coping with acute labour shortages and an immobile workforce

Skilled Labour Help Exists In Canada: Blakely

Economy

Canadian Chamber Unveils Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2014

CCA Annual Conference News

General Information for Conference Delegates Now Online

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February 11, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

CCA Weekly - February 11, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Augmented Reality Shows Promise, but Has a Long Way to Go

Smartphone App Tracks Construction Workers' Movements

Wearables for Construction?

Federal Budget

Upcoming Budget to Contain Funding For 'Major Infrastructure Projects'

Labour

Minister Jason Kenney Announces Funding for NACC’s Alternative Career Pathways Initiative

Infrastructure

Canadian Insurance Industry Calls for Increased P3 Use to Deliver Infrastructure

Economy

New Conference Board Economic Indicator Shows Canadian Economy Not Yet at Take-Off Speed

CCA Annual Conference News

What to Know Before You Go – Registered Delegates to Receive Email Update

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February 4, 2014 @ 01:23 PM

CCA Weekly - February 4, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

CCInnovations Takes Next Innovation Step

Bridgit App Bridges the Technology Gap

Infrastructure

Cities Urge Ottawa to Reveal New Infrastructure Fund Details

Investing in Ourselves

Keystone XL Gets Environmental OK From U.S. State Dept.

Labour

National Industry Associations Join with Canada’s Colleges to Address Employment and Innovation Challenges
 
Government Supports Recruitment and Retention of Women in Canada's Construction Industry

Skills Canada National Competition Taking Place June 4-7

CCA Annual Conference News

Still Space Available for the 2014 CCA Annual Conference

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January 29, 2014 @ 01:23 PM

CCA Weekly - January 29, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Canada Goes Into “Industrial Revolution” Head On

Innovation and Technology

How Tech Is Changing Construction

Addressing Top Tech Trends in Construction

Labour

Renewed Optimism for Canada Job Grant

Kenney Stresses Apprentice Training

Nova Scotia Aiming to Modernize Apprenticeship

CCA Annual Conference News

Stay Tuned for Dress Code Highlights

CCA News

CCA's Human Resource Toolkit Amended with Downloadable Forms and Templates

Follow the Canadian Design-Build Institute on LinkedIn

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January 21, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

CCA Weekly - January 21, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Ottawa Bends to Provinces in New Push to Launch Job Training Program

Skills Shortage Causing Pre-budget Anxiety for Canadian Businesses

Infrastructure

Extreme Weather Spotlights the Canada’s Aging Infrastructure

Innovation and Technology

NRC Leads Development of Wind Uplift Standards

Fuel Cell Innovation Can Power Onsite Electricity

CCInnovations Lauches Website

Economy

Join the Trade Commissioner Service on LinkedIn

Design-Build

CDBI Reveals 2014 Conference Location and Calls for Presentations

CCA Annual Conference News

Don't Forget to Book Your Tour

Read more >

January 14, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

CCA Weekly - January 14, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

A Year of Promise – EDC Commentary

Infrastructure

The Success of Canadian Business Depends On Modern and Efficient Infrastructure

BIM

Three-Quarters of Contractors Using BIM Globally Report Positive ROI on BIM Investments

Innovation and Technology

Augmented Reality Presentations Can Be Powerful Evidence to Support Legal Positions

Nine Innovations for Concrete Solutions

Labour

More Youth Considering a Skilled Trades Career

Forget Labour Shortages – Could Canada Be Headed For A Worker Glut?

CCA Annual Conference News

Still Space Available for CCA Annual Conference

Read more >

January 7, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

CCA Weekly - January 7, 2014

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Surprise of the Year: Hope Restored…Hopefully – EDC Commentary

5 Easy Predictions and a Few Tougher Ones for 2014

Mega-Projects Mean Bigger Labour Demand

Infrastructure

Building Canada Plan Details Crucial for 2014

Gateway Pipeline Approval Gets a Nod by the Industry

10-Year Building Canada Plan Top 2013 Story

Innovation and Technology

New Information and Communications Technology to Aid Construction Industry

Cloud Goes Construction - Real World Examples

Construction Technology: Making the Case for Integration

Labour

Further Changes for Federal TFW Program

CCA Annual Conference News

Pacific Panama Canal Site Visit Tour Confirmed

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December 17, 2013 @ 02:24 PM

CCA Weekly - December 17, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Red Seal - Promoting Harmonization Update

Economy

2014 Construction Forecast

Innovation and Technology

New Tech Drives Construction over Last 25 Years: Panel

Construction Productivity Seen as a Continuing Problem by Survey Respondents

Construction Efficiency a Growing Concern

Infrastructure

Let the Airport Model Drive Roads and Transit: Editorial

CSCE Annual Conference to Explore Sustainable Municipalities

CCA Annual Conference News

Early Bird Registration Closes January 3    

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December 10, 2013 @ 07:12 PM

CCA Weekly - December 10, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Here’s Where Canada’s Biggest Job Growth Will Be In 2014

Canada’s Labour Shortage Threatens $50 Billion LNG Plans

Economy

Better Days Ahead For Most Provincial Economies In 2014

Infrastructure

Microdesk Predicts Critical Mix of "Futuristic" Technologies To Shape Infrastructure Revitalization

Re-Thinking Municipal Intergovernmental Relations

Standard Documents

New Design-Build Contracts Released

CCA Annual Conference News

Early Bird Registration Closes January 3     

Read more >

December 3, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

CCA Weekly - December 3, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Last Week to Submit Award Nominations

Labour

Finding the Right People Remains the Number One Priority for Canadian Businesses

Ex-Minister John Manley Says Ottawa and Industry Need To Address the Skills Gap

Economy

Economy Needs Infrastructure Boost, Not Belt-Tightening

Canada Seen Emerging From Its Biggest Economic Slowdown since the Recession

Infrastructure

Guides Provide Infrastructure Insight

Innovation and Technology

Using iPads and Apple TV to Save Millions

CCA News

Construction Management Delivery Model Can Drive Project Fast-Tracking

CCA Annual Conference News

Ensure Your Space and Book Your Flight to Panama

Read more >

November 25, 2013 @ 08:34 PM

CCA Weekly - November 26, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

CAF-FCA Return on Training Investment Survey

Video: The Case for a Construction Mobility Tax Credit

Innovation and Technology

Creative Collaboration Can Yield Results Without Much Cost

Canada’s Plan for Construction Innovation

BIM

BIM Collaboration Seen As Natural IPD Driver

Public-Private Partnerships

Canadian P3 Agencies Committed to Optimum Performance

Infrastructure

Canada In Midst of Great Energy Infrastructure Super Cycle

Strong Belief in Oil Industry's Economic Clout Drives Pipeline Approval: Poll

CCA Annual Conference News

Book Tours Early to Ensure Your Space

Read more >

November 19, 2013 @ 04:09 PM

CCA Weekly - November 19, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Submit a Nomination for the CCA National Awards

Economy

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Survey Participants Optimistic For Profitable 2014

Canada Bucking Global Foreign-Direct Investment Trend: EDC Weekly

Innovation and Technology

Construction Industry Needs to Make the Connection between Improved Efficiency and Greater Competitiveness
 
Mobile Apps Expanding Productivity in Construction: December 6 Webinar

Public-Private Partnerships

Looking South to the U.S. P3 Market

Labour

Bill C-201 Can Create New Opportunities for Underemployed

CCA News

Design-Build Method Gets DCC Nod of Approval

Visit CCA’s Booth at Construct Canada Dec. 4 – 6

CCA Annual Conference News

Explore the Historic District of Panama City at the CCA Annual Conference

Read more >

November 13, 2013 @ 01:45 PM

CCA Weekly - November 13, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Buildforce Canada Projects Shifts in Construction Investments By 2018

New Canada-EU Free Trade Pact on CCA Radar

Infrastructure

New Climate Change Study Advances Infrastructure Resilience Conversation in Canada

Innovation and Technology

Improving Safety with Drones and Gamification

Surveying and Mapping Accelerates Construction

Labour

CCA Applauds Federal-Provincial Discussions on Skills Training and Development

Kenney Urges Provinces, Employers to Play Their Part in Tackling Skills Shortages

Public-Private Partnerships

Federal Government Committed to P3s for Public Infrastructure

CCA Annual Conference News

Considerations about CCA Annual Conference Travel

CCA News

Advertising Opportunity with CCA

Read more >

November 5, 2013 @ 01:26 PM

CCA Weekly - November 5, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Canadians See Light at End of Tunnel with Renewed Optimism across Construction Industry

Housing, Infrastructure and Commercial Sectors Are Driving Canadian Construction

Innovation and Technology

Secret Google Project Could Transform Construction Industry

Construction Must Answer Innovation Call

Public-Private Partnerships

PPP: A Solution to the Global Infrastructure Challenge

CCA Annual Conference News

Panama Canal Just One of Many Sights at CCA Annual Conference

Read more >

October 30, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

CCA Weekly - October 30, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Great Lineup of Speakers for the Construction Industry Leaders Forum

Innovation and Technology

Innovation and Culture Shift Needed To Meet Labour Needs

Construction Innovation Institute Receives Industry Support

BIM

Welcome to the World of BIM for the Subcontractor

Standard Documents

CCDC 14 and 15 Contracts Now Available

Labour

BuildForce Canada Says Action Needed Now

Greater Focus on Colleges, Training and Apprenticeships Will Help Reduce Skills Gap

Kenney Calls for Provincial Action on Apprenticeship Reform

Canadian Labour Force Capitalizing on Skills Shortages by Retraining for New Opportunities

CCA News

Submit a Nomination for the CCA Awards

CCA Annual Conference News

Contact the Westin Playa Bonita to Book Your Room Today

Read more >

October 21, 2013 @ 08:34 PM

CCA Weekly - October 22, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

How Small Businesses Are Changing Canada's Building Sector

Procurement

Canadian Construction Industry Weighs Pros and Cons of P3s

Economy

Corporate Canada Poised to Take Advantage of Strong U.S. Economic Recovery in 2014: CIBC Report

Labour

Minister Kenney Stresses Importance of Skilled Trades to Jobs, Growth and Prosperity

Skills Mismatch Hurts Firms

Where Did All Our Skilled Workers Go?

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Canadian Design-Build Awards of Excellence Announced at 2013 CDBI National Conference

CCA News

Ground Breaks on École Lakay Project in Haiti

BIM Guidelines Necessary for its Success, says Industry

CCA Annual Conference News

Various Conference Hotel Room Selections Still Available

Read more >

October 16, 2013 @ 05:58 PM

CCA Weekly - October 16, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Spending Surges to Boost World Trade

Canadian Cities Buckling Under the Weight of Exploding Populations

Economy

The State of Canada's Productivity

Innovation and Technology

Construction Innovation Body Gets CCA Support

CCA News

Canadian Construction Association Awards Open for Nominations

Wrestling With Drug Testing Nuances

CCA Annual Conference News

Ensure Your Space and Book Your Flight to Panama

Read more >

October 8, 2013 @ 06:40 PM

CCA Weekly - October 8, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Canada Needs New ‘World-Class’ Infrastructure, Federal Records Show

Labour

Ottawa Wants Companies to Jointly Train Workers through Canada Job Grant

Federal Jobs Training Fund Doomed Unless Ottawa Makes Changes: Premiers

Economy

Canada Slips in Global Productivity, Says Economist

Canadians More Optimistic About the Economy: Nanos

Breakthrough!- EDC Weekly

Read more >

October 2, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

CCA Weekly - October 2, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Labour Shortage Looms, Warns Immigration Minister

Infrastructure

Costs of Infrastructure Investments Should Include Taxpayer Risks

Canada's Pipeline Boom Brings Message Change

Economy

Canadian Economy Rebounds in July

CCA Annual Conference News

Registration Now Open for CCA Annual Conference

Read more >

September 24, 2013 @ 06:52 PM

CCA Weekly - September 24, 2013

Subjects in this week's edition:

Labour

It’s Not Such a Dirty Job

Infrastructure

What $50 Million a Day Means to Canada

Economy

Hat Trick of Issues in CCA Federal Pre-Budget Brief

FCM Lobbies for Predictable Building Funds

Credit Insurance Provides More Customers and More Cash: EDC

Innovation and Technology

'New Old Bricks' for the Construction Industry

CCA Events

Register Today for 2013 Leaders Forum

CCA Annual Conference News

CCA Annual Conference Registration to Open September 27

Read more >

September 17, 2013 @ 01:25 PM

CCA Weekly - September 17, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Energy East Pipeline May Create 10,000 Jobs, Study Says

How the Oil Sands Industry Is Benefiting Companies Based in Other Parts of Canada

Small Business Confidence Continues to Climb in August

Innovation and Technology

House Printing, Crawling, Concrete-Eating Demo Robots Point to Automated Jobsites of the Future

Ten Innovations Which Could Reshape Future Roads

Labour

Small Businesses Balk at Changes to Foreign Workers Program

Infrastructure

More Large Projects to Be Delivered as Joint Ventures

CCA Events

Project Delivery Models Take Centre Stage at 2013 Leaders Forum

Read more >

September 10, 2013 @ 03:30 PM

CCA Weekly - September 10, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Apprenticeships Give Financial Leg up Over College but Work Better for Men, Study Suggests

Government of Canada Announces Three-Year Freeze of Employment Insurance Premium Rates

Women and Trades: A Hard Sell

Millennials in the Construction Industry

Innovation and Technology

Augmented Reality Goes Mainstream

New Augmented Reality App for Construction Introduced

Economy

Rental Apartment Construction Set to Boom

International Business

Is There an Opportunity for You in Latin America? Participate in Matchmaking with Latin American Buyers

CCA News

Reed Construction Data Sponsors 2013 Construction Industry Leaders Forum

CCA Annual Conference News

Book Your Hotel Room to Avoid Disappointment

Read more >

September 4, 2013 @ 08:38 PM

CCA Weekly - September 4, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

New Measures Help Young People Get Jobs in High-Demand Fields

Immigrant Selection Process Should Make Better Use of Private-Sector Employment Needs

Is Canada’s Great Skill Shortage a Mirage?

Innovation and Technology

Too Old For Tablets? Not 135-Year-Old Construction Firm

MTO Uses Solar Power to Fight Corrosion

Fearing Shortage of Skilled Operators, Machinery Makers Add Auto-Pilot Technologies

CCA News

B4 Consulting Sponsors 2013 Construction Industry Leaders Forum

CCA Annual Conference News

Book Your Flight to Panama with CCA Promo Codes

Announcing Yvonne Camus as Award Ceremony Keynote Speaker

Gigantic Gates for Panama Canal Have Arrived

Read more >

August 27, 2013 @ 01:27 PM

CCA Weekly - August 27, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Busting through the Concrete Ceiling

CFIB Calls for More Foreign Workers in Twitter Chat with Minister

Innovation

Helmet Sensors Provide Protection from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

How Sensors Promise to Reinvent Truck Driving

Life Cycle Costing ‘Key Benchmark’ for Smart Building Industry

Economy

A Rickety Rebound – The Economist

Public-Private Partnerships

Experience Pays: The Growing Value of Public-Private Partnerships in Canada

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Early-Bird Registration Closes September 3 for 2013 CDBI Conference

Read more >

August 20, 2013 @ 01:33 PM

CCA Weekly - August 20, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Canada Welcomes First Immigrants Under New Federal Skilled Trades Program

Seeking Participants for CAF-FCA Return on Training Investment Literacy and Essential Skills Survey

Innovation

How Canada’s Best Managed Companies are Tackling the Productivity Gap

6 Construction IT Trends: How Does Your Company Compare?

Public-Private Partnerships

Infrastructure Ontario says Bundling Creates Efficiency

Economy

Disasters Add to Weak Corporate Profit Outlook in Canada: Report

Read more >

August 14, 2013 @ 08:18 PM

CCA Weekly - August 14, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Windsor's Parkway Project on Social Media Edge

Electrifying Infrastructure: Conductive Concrete Brings Smart Cities Closer

Big, Bold Plans for 3D-Printed Rooms

Infrastructure

Capital Needs a Challenge

Going Against the Flow: Green Tech, Sensors and Industrial Internet Make Sewer Systems Smart

Labour

CCA Open to Rolling in Canada Job Grant

Timely and Reliable Temporary Foreign Workers Access Needed

The Problem of Too Many Skilled-Trades Jobs

CCA News

Local Business Practices Need to be Respected, says NACF

Read more >

August 7, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

CCA Weekly - August 7, 2013

Subjects in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Parks Canada Seeks Asset Management Help as Infrastructure Backlog Tops $15 Billion

Nova Scotia Paving Program Comes Under Fire

Metrolinx Creating $6.7B LRT ‘Mega-Project’ Too Expensive for Smaller, Local Contract Bids: Critics

Labour

Editorial: A Shocking Idea about the Jobs Grants Program

Making It Work: Real Stories of Small Business and Foreign Workers

Innovation and Technology

Construction 2025 Outlines Future of U.K. Construction Industry

Fast Framing with Construction Software

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Register Today for 2013 CDBI Conference


Read more >

July 30, 2013 @ 01:43 PM

CCA Weekly - July 30, 2013

Subjects in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia Announces 50-Year Infrastructure Plan for Sense, Not Dollars

Infrastructure Investors Overlooking Climate Threats

Provinces Make Late Push for Federal Infrastructure Money

Labour

CCA Seeking Input on Substance Abuse Issues

Canada's Premiers Look To Meet with the Federal Government to Discuss Canada Job Grant

Industries Reaffirm Support for Canada Job Grant

Foreign Workers Doubled As Joblessness Peaked: Report

Innovation and Technology

Canadian Firms Are More Likely To Use the Least Successful Innovation Strategies

Read more >

July 24, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

CCA Weekly - July 24, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Allmand Creates New Light Tower Worksite App

Mapping the Way with Construction Technology

Robots on Jobsites Coming Soon?

Infrastructure

Fixing ‘Ad Hoc’ Infrastructure Strategy Tops Agenda at Premiers’ Meeting

Extreme Weather an Infrastructure Change Bellwether

U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Is Straining the Country’s Infrastructure

Labour

OECD Urges Action on Canada’s Long-Term Unemployed

Global Economic Growth May Depend On Having More Women Working

Economy

Global Investment: A Setback? – EDC Commentary

Read more >

July 17, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

CCA Weekly - July 17, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Profitability Outlook for Canadian Business Stuck In Neutral

Infrastructure

Canadian Infrastructure: Same Problems as Australia But With Different Solutions

Editorial: We Are Wasting Money Trying to Fight Climate Change Instead of Adapting to It

Innovation and Technology

RFID Technology Helps Track Assets on Construction Sites

This Concrete-Recycling Robot Devours Entire Buildings

Labour

Improved Mentorship Supports Needed: CAF

Labour Market Indicators (LMI) Desktop Application

CCA Seeking Input on Substance Abuse Issues

Read more >

July 9, 2013 @ 06:37 PM

CCA Weekly - July 9, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Delving into the Malaise in Non-residential Construction Activity

Missing: The Productivity ‘Pop’ – EDC Commentary

Infrastructure

What Is Geodesign–and Can It Protect Us from Natural Disasters?

Adaptation Services: A Brand New Industry Thanks to Climate Change

Labour

Skilled Trades Shortage Could be Closed by Women, Say Feds

Top 10 Reasons to Buy into Safety

CCA Seeking Input on Substance Abuse Issues

VIDEO - A Career in the Trades - Debunking the Myths (Setting the Record Straight)

CCA News

Chris Hadfield is the 2014 CCA Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

Read more >

July 3, 2013 @ 07:29 PM

CCA Weekly - July 3, 2013

Subjects in this week's edition:

Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships Explored In Depth: National Post Supplement

Economy

Global Construction Market to Reach $15 Trillion by 2025

Industry News

"Bundling," Skills Shortages, Loading of Risk, Creating Concerns for Consulting Engineers at ACEC Summit

Infrastructure

Fixing our Lifelines

What it Costs to Protect Communities from the Effects of Climate Change

Labour

Canada Growing Dependent on Temporary Foreign Workers, Experts Fear

VIDEO: Five Reasons to Hire and Train an Apprentice

How Safety, Productivity and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

Read more >

June 25, 2013 @ 02:03 PM

CCA Weekly - June 25, 2013

Subjects in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Deficit Estimated at $1 Trillion as Experts Say Canada Needs Urgent Work

Labour

Breaking New Ground: Careers for Women in Construction

Striving and Thriving: Pushing for Diversity Makes Economic Sense

Innovation and Technology

Integrating Modular and Site-Built Construction

How Leading Contractors are Bridging the Communication Gap Between Field Operations and the Office

Disruptive Technologies: Advances That Will Transform Life, Business, and the Global Economy

Life-cycle Cost Analysis a Smart Move for Buildings

BIM

BIM Serves up Safety, ROI for Construction Projects, Says Mcgraw-Hill Report

Read more >

June 18, 2013 @ 03:40 PM

CCA Weekly - June 18, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Canadian Urban Forum Draft Position Paper: A Step towards Sustainable Infrastructure

Is the Global Recovery in Train? – EDC Commentary

Labour

Crackdown on Temporary Foreign Workers Lets Officials Search without Warrants

Quebec Construction Workers on Strike after Negotiations Break Down

Public-Private Partnerships

Success of P3s Lies in Public Sector’s Vigilance to Hold Private Sector Accountable

BIM

Canadian Chapter of buildingSMART International Launches New Website

Gold Seal

New Venue in St. Catharines to Be the City’s First Gold-Seal Project

CCA News

Save the Date – Construction Industry Leaders Forum November 5-6

École Lakay Rebuild Progresses with Arrival of Steel

Register Today for 2013 CDBI Conference

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June 11, 2013 @ 03:28 PM

CCA Weekly - June 11, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Canadian Job Gains in May Best Since 2002

Apprentice Use on Federal Projects Needs Improvement

Results from 2013 Skills Canada National Competition Show Bright Future for Canada's Skilled Trades

New Red Seal Brand: Striving for Excellence

Infrastructure

Canada and the United States Announce First-Ever Binational Border Infrastructure Investment Plan

Community Infrastructure Projects Key to Building Healthy, Prosperous Aboriginal Communities: RBC Report

Strategic Infrastructure Investment a Priority for CCA

Minister Denis Lebel Confirms Record Infrastructure Investment Will Boost Canadian Communities

Pipelines are Canada’s Economic Arteries: Editorial

Public-Private Partnerships

EDC Changes Could Hinder Canadian Competitiveness: CCA

Standard Documents

CCDC 14 and 15 Poised for July Release

Industry News

VRCA Construction Learning Forum on Substance Abuse in the Workplace

CCA Seeking Input on Substance Abuse Issues

Read more >

June 4, 2013 @ 06:50 PM

CCA Weekly - June 4, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships an Important Option for Improving Canada's Transportation Infrastructure

Innovation and Technology

iPads Supplanting Blueprints Boosts Builder Productivity

Construction Technology: M&As Ahead

Economy

Non-Residential Construction Composite Price Index Unchanged in Q1: StatsCan

Standard Documents

CCDC Seminars in 21 Cities June 14 – 28: Early Bird Registration Deadline June 7

CCA News

CCA’s Summer Hours

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May 28, 2013 @ 04:15 PM

CCA Weekly - May 28, 2013

Topics in this week's edition

Economy

Look Up – Way Up, to the North: EDC Commentary

Industry News

How Global Warming Will Impact Your Business

Innovation and Technology

Construction Companies must keep up with Mobile Tech

Labour

People without Jobs — Jobs without People: Decoding Canada’s ‘Skills Crisis’

CCA News

2013 Construction Industry Leaders Forum to be Held November 5-6

Standard Documents

Register for CCDC Sessions on CCDC 14 and 15

Read more >

May 22, 2013 @ 02:31 PM

CCA Weekly - May 22, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Canada Doubles Its Investment in Top Infrastructure Projects Year over Year

Innovation and Technology

Latest STIC Reports Outlines Needs for Canadian Innovation Success

Labour

Find Out the Benefits of Gold Seal Certification

Canada's Construction Industry Has Highest Vacancy Rate

How to Attract, Hire, and Retain Employees in the Construction Industry

Creative Tactics for Succession Success

Industry News

Nominations Open for The Leaders 2013

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Register Today for 2013 CDBI Conference

Procurement

Prepare for buyandsell.ca Launch on June 1

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May 14, 2013 @ 07:47 PM

CCA Weekly - May 14, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Skills in Crisis: Bridging the Gap an Urgent Priority

Harper Government Increases Support for Apprentices and the Skilled Trades

Innovation and Technology

Open for Business: Refocused NRC Will Benefit Canadian Industries

Procurement

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) will Continue to Use MERX as Their Prime Portal for Tender Notices and Bid Solicitation Documents

Economy

56% of Canadian Executives Believe Economy is Improving, up From 29% In October

Public-Private Partnerships

Public Tolerance of P3s Improves: A Conversation with John Tory

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Register Today for 2013 CDBI Conference

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May 7, 2013 @ 03:51 PM

CCA Weekly - May 7, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

'Antiquated’ Apprentice Rules Starving Economy of Skilled Workers: Report

Average Pay Rises in Canada in February, Led By Construction Wages

Rethinking Disability in the Private Sector

BIM

Building Information Modelling Podcast

Procurement

Ottawa Brings Contract Bidding Process In-House

Economy

Building Permits Rise in March

Innovation

New U of T Plastics Research Facility Promises Lighter, Stronger, More Cost-Effective Production

Industry News

On-Site Magazine Seeking Industry Input for Top Contractors Edition

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April 30, 2013 @ 07:11 PM

CCA Weekly - April 30, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

CCA Concerned Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program Will Harm Construction

Economy

Canada’s Economic Growth Shifts to Exports: EDC Forecast

Labour

Construction Payroll Up

Video: Gold Seal Turns 20

BIM

New Study: The Business Value of BIM in North America (Multi-year Trend Analysis and User Ratings 2007 – 2012)

Innovation

Technology Allows Construction Company to See through Walls

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April 23, 2013 @ 02:27 PM

CCA Weekly - April 23, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Transport Canada Announces a Request for Proposals Regarding the New Bridge for The St. Lawrence

Economy

Investment Rises in Non-Residential Building Construction

Innovation

The Era of Innovative Financing

Labour

PM Launches Consultations with Businesses on the Canada Job Grant

Updated Federal Skilled Worker Program Re-Opens May 4

Employment Insurance Beneficiaries Remains Relatively Unchanged

Environment

Canada’s GHGs Dropping in Construction and Most Sectors, Says Report

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April 16, 2013 @ 07:45 PM

CCA Weekly - April 16, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Augmented Reality Holds Promise of Enhancing Interpretations of Modeling Data

Government of Canada Investments Support Economic Growth Through College/Industry Collaborations

Economy

Profits to Drop in Non-Residential Construction Industry

Economic Growth Heating Up in Canada’s North

Public-Private Partnerships

Weighing the Merits of P3 Infrastructure

PPP Canada Launches Round Five of the P3 Canada Fund

Labour

Industry Wants a Role in Designing Training Grant Program

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April 9, 2013 @ 06:56 PM

CCA Weekly - April 9, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Canada Fails to Put its Money Where its Ideas are—and it Shows in Poor Innovation Grade

Indiana Using New Concrete to Increase Bridge Life Span

Exploring Concrete Manufacturing’s Carbon Footprint

Construction Crew At Krembil Discovery Centre Project Use iPads to Improve Productivity

Labour

Construction Industry Gets a Boost with New Organization Buildforce Canada

Employment Declines in March

Procurement

Student Bid Competition Provides Real Life Experience

Environment

Is Your Firm Celebrating Earth Day on April 22

CCA News

CCA Annual Conference Survey Online

Relive Conference Memories

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April 3, 2013 @ 06:07 PM

CCA Weekly - April 3, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Technology Changing the Nature of the Skilled Trades

New Building Technologies for the City of the Future

Labour

Planning, Recruitment, Training Key to Meeting National Construction Needs

Canada’s Labour Pain: 1.3 Million Jobless, But Not Enough Skills

Government of Canada Unveils Revamped Welcome to Canada Guide and New Living in Canada Online Tool

Economy

Business Investment: Ready to Roll?

Procurement

AFP is Re-Shaping Project Procurement: Panel

CCA News

Canadian Construction Association Reaction to the 2013 Federal Budget

2013 CCA Annual Conference Photos Now Online

Haitian School Rebuild Moves Forward

Green Building

CaGBC National Conference and Expo Registration Now Open

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March 26, 2013 @ 03:09 PM

CCA Weekly - March 26, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Budget 2013

Canadian Construction Association Supportive of 2013 Federal Budget

Labour

Gold Seal Certification Announces New Ways to Get Involved with the Program

Construction Management Professionals: Enter to Win $5,000 for Professional Development

CCA News

2013 CCA Annual Conference Presentations Now Online

CCA National Award Videos Now Online

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Submit a Nomination for the CDBI Awards of Excellence

BIM

International Survey on BIM Use Will Benchmark Canadian Performance

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March 20, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

CCA Weekly - March 20, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Urban-Dwellers Ill-Prepared for Impact of Mother Nature on Water: RBC

As Budget Looms, Cities “Hopeful” about New Pledges for Infrastructure

Labour

Peeved Harper Aims at “Remaking Canadian Labour Force”

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Submit a Nomination for the CDBI Awards of Excellence

BIM

International Survey on BIM Use Will Benchmark Canadian Performance

Industry Practices

IPD in Construction Is Coming, Say Experts

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March 12, 2013 @ 06:19 PM

CCA Weekly - March 12, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

Canadian Construction Association Appoints Frank Rizzardo 2013 Chair of the Board of Directors

Canadian Construction Association Celebrates 2012 National Award Recipients

Reflecting on CCA's 95th Annual Conference

BIM

International Survey on BIM Use Will Benchmark Canadian Performance

Infrastructure

Keep Beating the Infrastructure Drum, CCA President

Industry Trends

Learning Integrated Project Delivery

Economy

Canada's Commercial Real Estate Leaders Slightly More Optimistic Than Q4 2012

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March 5, 2013 @ 08:24 PM

CCA Weekly - March 5, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Investment in Construction and Machinery to Reach Almost $400B in 2013

EDC: Swoony Loonie

Labour

Number of EI Recipients Down

Public Entity Competition a Growing Concern: CCA

CCA News

Video: CCA Conference Kicks off

Video: What Can We Learn from The Simpsons?

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February 27, 2013 @ 10:57 PM

CCA Weekly - February 27, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Chamber Releases Report on Labour Gap and Small Businesses

Infrastructure

Peel Region to Chronicle Recycled Aggregate Use In Roads

Sustainable Communities Conference Presentations Now Online

Innovation and Technology

Cloud and Mobile Apps Continue to Drive Construction

Canadian Design-Build Institute

Canadian Design-Build Institute Releases Updated Design-Build Guides

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February 20, 2013 @ 03:24 PM

CCA Weekly - February 20, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Forest Products Industry Set to Be Bigger Player in Global Construction

A Win – Win Situation for Smart Buildings

Infrastructure

Infrastructure: Build Now, Save Later

PPP Canada Publishes P3 Water / Wastewater Sector Study

Infrastructure Investment As Economic Opportunity

Economy

CCA Chair on the State of the Industry

Ontario Prompt Payment Blueprint Reached

EDC: A Tale of Two Housing Markets

Labour

Encourage Canada’s Next Generation in Skilled Trades and Technology

Gold Seal Certification Program to Phase out Senior Practitioner Application Stream by 2014

CCA News

Networking and Learning Opportunities Abound At CCA Conference This Year

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February 12, 2013 @ 04:45 PM

CCA Weekly - February 12, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Canadian Construction Association Supports Chamber of Commerce Report

EDC: US GDP Data: Cause for Concern?

Building Permits Decline in December 2012

Labour

Overall Employment Slightly Down, Construction Up

Hiring Credit for Small Business Extended

Tax Savings for Tradespersons

Infrastructure

CCA News Examines the “At the Intersection” Report

CCA News

Canadian Construction Association Awards 38 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

Celebrate Your Peers at the CCA Annual Conference Awards Luncheon

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February 6, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

CCA Weekly - February 6, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Investments Drive Productivity, Report Finds

Ottawa Looks to Boost Spending in 2013 Budget

Severe Weather + Aging Infrastructure = One Big Headache

“Significant Infrastructure Gap Still Exists” - FCM President

Economy

Construction Contribution to GDP Grows

Construction Salaries on the Rise

Standard Documents

Recent CCDC Symposium Shows Progress in Document Development and Implementation

Innovation and Technology

Project Delivery Innovation in the “Big Room”

CCA News

Fewer Than 30 Days until 2013 CCA Annual Conference

Gold Seal

Gold Seal Certification Announces First 2014 Exam Date

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January 29, 2013 @ 07:46 PM

CCA Weekly - January 29, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Canada Missing $145 Billion in Infrastructure Due to Underfunding: Study

First Nation Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Gets a $330.8 Million Boost

Canadian Distributors Press Ministers for Infrastructure Investment

Crumbling Infrastructure Has Real and Enduring Costs

Engineers Highlight U.S. Infrastructure Investment Gaps: the $3.1 Trillion Problem

Economy

Red Tape Reductions for Small Businesses

Inconsistent RFPs Create Problems: Stephen Bauld

BIM

The Route to BIM in 10 Steps

CCA News

Still Time to Register for the CCA Annual Conference

Gold Seal

Follow Gold Seal Certification on LinkedIn

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January 22, 2013 @ 03:54 PM

CCA Weekly - January 22, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Private Sector Will Set the Pace For 2013: BTY Group

Investment in Non-residential Construction Increases Further

Labour

Canadian Employment Defying Gravity-BMO Economics

Electronic Records of Employment Can Provide Productivity Improvements

New Application and Study Portal Benefits Gold Seal Certification Candidates

Innovation and Technology

Fleet Management for Small Contractors

Procurement

Defence Construction Canada Revises Procurement Code

Design-Build

Listen to CDBI Chair’s Interview

CCA News

Take In Breathtaking Views at the CCA Annual Conference

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January 16, 2013 @ 02:21 PM

CCA Weekly - January 16, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

EDC Weekly Commentary: Outlook 2013: Let It Rise

Building Permits Down in November, 2012 Still Higher than 2011 or Pre-recession Peak

Canadian Construction Work Remains Steady in 2013: Report

Design Build

CDBI Reveals 2013 Conference Theme, Calls for Presenters

Standard Documents

CCDC Presents at AIBC in Vancouver

CCA News

Thoughts on 2013 from a National Construction Perspective

Impacts of EI Reform Will Need Time: CCA

Building Owners Join Forces with Energy Equipment and Services Providers to Advocate for Energy Efficiency Tax Reform

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January 8, 2013 @ 08:30 PM

CCA Weekly - January 8, 2013

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

EDC Weekly Commentary by Peter G. Hall: Surprise of the Year: Foiled Again!

Labour

New Federal Skilled Trades Program Now Accepting Applications

Employment Insurance Changes Take Effect

Employment on the Rise in December

Infrastructure

DCN: First-ever Infrastructure Report Card Top 2012 Story

Innovation and Technology

Construction Slow to Build to Cloud Computing

Social Media Project Aims to Address Construction Challenges

Design-Build

Visit New CDBI.org

CCA News

What Can You Learn from The Simpsons? Find out at the CCA Annual Conference

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December 18, 2012 @ 02:39 PM

CCA Weekly - December 18, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Transition to Permanent Residence for Skilled Workers to Become Faster

Economy

Into the Looking Glass – What Could 2013 Bring for Canada’s Construction Industry?

Procurement

Defence Construction Canada Announces Revised Procurement Code of Conduct

Innovation and Technology

Is Construction Ready for Electronic Procurement?

Infrastructure

Canadian, US Cities Sound Similar Notes on Infrastructure Funding

Standard Documents

Stephen Bauld in DCN: The Strength of Standard Documents

CCA News

Christmas Time, Boogie Time?

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December 11, 2012 @ 04:50 PM

CCA Weekly - December 11, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

CCA Pleased New Federal Skilled Trades Program Will Provide Fast and Flexible Immigration System

Skilled Foreign Workers Are Vital to the Construction Industry

Innovation and Technology

Canada Needs Risk Takers to Increase Productivity

BIM and Infrastructure Construction

Infrastructure

Poor Roads Puts Jobs, Economic Development at Stake

Canadian Infrastructure and Green Building Mission

Economy

Building Permits Increase in October

CCA News

Give Yourself a Pre-Christmas Gift: Register for the CCA Annual Conference

Register for a CCDC Symposium in Vancouver Jan. 8, 2013 14:00 – 16:00

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December 4, 2012 @ 07:50 PM

CCA Weekly - December 4, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

CanaData’s Construction Material Cost Indices Mostly Quiet

Infrastructure

Rae Calls for Federal Leadership on Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure

Innovation

California Bridge Using Recycled Plastic Building Materials Set for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 7th

Public-Private Partnerships

Canada Needs Cash-Rich Corporations to Help Pay for Infrastructure, Services: Flaherty

Countries Look to Canada for P3 Knowledge

Labour

Skills Canada Competition to be Held in British Columbia in 2013

Study Finds Canadian Immigrants at a Growing Disadvantage

IBC News

BIM Standards Development Partnership Announced

Integrated Project Delivery Conference Helps Showcase New Delivery Method

CCA News

Construction Coalition Calls for Federal Energy Incentives

Help Recognize Excellence in the Canadian Construction Industry

NHL out? Join CCA for a Friendly Shinny Tournament at the Annual Conference

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November 27, 2012 @ 04:37 PM

CCA Weekly - November 27, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Has to Adapt to Climate Change: Canadian Construction Association

Without Significant New Funding from Ottawa, Canadian Cities Will Run Off an ‘Infrastructure Cliff’: Mulcair

Feds Promise Infrastructure Plan, More Partnership to Renew Cities

Public-Private Partnerships

Municipalities May Add Public-Private Partnerships to Infrastructure-Building Arsenal

Innovation and Technology

China Building World’s Tallest Skyscraper in Three Months

IBC News

Canadian buildingSMART Chapter to Collaborate with buildingSMART allianceTM on BIM Standards

CCA News

Visit CCA at Construct Canada – Booth 819

Celebrate Achievements in the Canadian Construction Industry

CCA Conference Snow Day at le Massif Promises to Be Truly Memorable

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November 20, 2012 @ 09:13 PM

CCA Weekly - November 20, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Canadian Cities Spending $12 Billion On Infrastructure, Pledge To Match New Federal Funding

Auditor General Report: Crumbling Infrastructure Threatens Military’s Ability to Deploy

Economy

EDC: Careening toward the Fiscal Cliff

New EDC Guide: Doing Business in Southeast Asia

Innovation and Technology

Modular Construction Slashes Cost, Time and Maintenance

Call For Construction Innovation Champions Issued

Labour

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments Envision Canada’s Future Immigration System

Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships About More Than Capital

IBC News

IPD Conference Presentations Now Available

CCA News

Only a Few Weeks Remain for CCA National Award Nominations

Cohen and Huot CCA Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

Planning for École Lakay Rebuild Progresses

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November 13, 2012 @ 08:14 PM

CCA Weekly - November 13, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

CRA Holding Red Tape Reduction Consultations

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Plan Must Protect Canada’s Economic Foundations, Says National Coalition

The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge Now Open

Labour

Canada Needs to Get Competitive to Attract Skilled Immigrants: Harper

Revamped Website Promotes Careers in Trades

Construction Demographic 'Time Bomb' May Delay Oil and Gas Projects

CCA News

Daily Commercial News: Naming of Subtrades – Good or Bad?

CCA Now Accepting Nominations for 2012 National Awards Program

Join CCA for the True Canadian Experience in 2013

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November 6, 2012 @ 05:11 PM

CCA Weekly - November 6, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Economy

Building Permits Decline in September

Labour

More Immigrants Who Are Already Working in Canada to Be Admitted through Canadian Experience Class

Labour Force Remains Unchanged in October

Public Private Partnerships

The 20th Annual National Conference of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Innovation and Technology

A Key Test for Experimental Concrete

CCA News

Download New Guide on Cost Predictability of Construction Projects

CCA Now Accepting Nominations for 2012 Awards Program

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October 31, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

CCA Weekly - October 31, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Events

Integrated Project Delivery Takes Centre Stage Next Week

French Language CCDC Information Session in Montreal November 6

Labour

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum to Continue Operations

The Language of Construction Culture

CCA News

CCA Now Accepting Nominations for 2012 National Awards Program

New Navigation Act Provides Clarity

Innovation and Technology

Business Responds to Innovation Challenge: No Thank You

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October 23, 2012 @ 05:48 PM

CCA Weekly - October 23, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Investment in Non-residential Building Construction on the Rise for Third Consecutive Quarter

Public Private Partnerships

Watch an EDC Webinar on Public Private Partnerships

CCA News

CCA Supports Introduction of Navigation Protection Act

CCA Supports Federal Red Tape Action

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October 16, 2012 @ 05:52 PM

CCA Weekly - October 16, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

IBC News

Early-Bird Registration Closes Next Week for Integrated Project Delivery Conference

Labour

Canada’s Demographics Will Shape Construction: Expert

New Immigration Stream Welcome: Canadian Construction Association

Public Private Partnerships

The Hidden Costs of Public-Private Partnerships

Design-Build

Ottawa’s Newest Landmark Takes First Place Design-Build Award for CDBI

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October 3, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

CCA Weekly - October 3, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Economy

EDC Optimistic About Commercial/Institutional Construction

Red Tape Reduction Action Plan Report Released

IBC News

Implementing IPD – A ‘Win-Win’ Solution in Construction – November 8-9

CCA News

Registration Now Open for 2013 CCA Annual Conference

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September 25, 2012 @ 06:28 PM

CCA Weekly - September 25, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Labour

Chamber of Commerce Releases Report Following National Roundtables

Helmets to Hardhats Website Launched

Roundtables to Explore New Model for Immigration Application System

Innovation and Technology

Research team investigates carbon nanotube composites for structural health monitoring

Economy

Commercial Real Estate Sector Helping to Drive Canadian Economy

Procurement

PWGSC Seeking Information from SMEs on Government Procurement

CCA News

Registration for CCA Annual Conference Opens September 28

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September 18, 2012 @ 09:29 PM

CCA Weekly - September 18, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Collaboration Essential to Address Skills Shortage

Canada’s jobs growth blows past expectations  - Construction industry posts loss

Canada Employment Insurance Commission announces 2013 Maximum Insurable Earnings

Innovation and Technology

OECD report shows Canada among R&D laggards

Public-Private Partnerships

National Infrastructure Summit panel splits over value of P3s

CCA News

IBC to Hold Conference on Integrated Project Delivery

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September 11, 2012 @ 03:50 PM

CCA Weekly - September 11, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Infrastructure

New national report card says Canada's municipal infrastructure at risk

CCA Chair John Schubert Addresses National Infrastructure Summit

Economy

Building Permits Drop in July

Innovation and Technology

Canada slips to 14th in competitiveness ranking

CCA News

B4 Consulting Sponsors the 2012 Construction Industry Leaders Forum

International Business

EDC Webinars and Summits on International Business

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September 5, 2012 @ 01:01 PM

CCA Weekly - September 5, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Skilled trades talent shortage is next crisis for Canadian businesses

Strategies for the Imminent Labour Crunch

Economy

Raising Canada’s Performance in Non-residential Investment

Construction services help drive economy

Innovation and Technology

3-D Device Changes the Conversation about Space

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August 29, 2012 @ 12:46 PM

CCA Weekly - August 29, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Innovation and Technology

Machine-Control Technology Can Provide Precision and Versatility to Compact Equipment

Creating Digital Elevation Models with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Public-Private Partnerships

Infrastructure funding through public private partnerships faces bleaker future

CCA News

Still Space Available for 2012 Construction Industry Leaders Forum

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August 22, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

CCA Weekly - August 22, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Labour

Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program Unveiled

Infrastructure

The Importance of the National Infrastructure Summit

CCA News

CCA to meet with North American counterparts

Economy

Non-residential Building Construction Price Index Rises in second quarter 2012

How to Boost Canada’s Productivity

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August 14, 2012 @ 05:46 PM

CCA Weekly - August 14, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Labour

Construction Employment Up in July

Red Seal Report Now Available Online

Construction Sector Council Issues Update

Infrastructure

Survey Finds Political Risk and Financing Key Challenges Facing Infrastructure Industry

Economy

Building Permits Decline in June

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July 31, 2012 @ 03:06 PM

CCA Weekly - July 31, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Canada's "Plan B" if economy falters: infrastructure spending, not rate trimming

FCM Releases Statement Following Completion of Infrastructure Roundtables

Labour

Skilled labour shortages sporadic and short-lived

Firms will be Able to Find Vets on a New Website Beginning in September

Economy

VIDEO - Six factors affecting economic growth in Canada

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July 25, 2012 @ 01:31 PM

CCA Weekly - July 25, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Economy

Non-Residential Construction Investment in Canada sees Quarterly Gains

Infrastructure

Canadian infrastructure projects win global recognition

CCA News

CCA Participates in Consultations on New CEAA Regulations

International Business

Canadian Construction and Green Build Capabilities Showcase Mission – Panama – September 11-12, 2012

Labour

Five New Research Reports Now Available

NOAs for Three Recently Designated Red Seal Trades Published

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July 17, 2012 @ 02:16 PM

CCA Weekly - July 17, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Innovation and Technology

It’s Alive – New Technologies Emerging in Concrete

Infrastructure

Federal infrastructure roundtable discussions important, says Canadian Construction Association

CCA News

Register Today for CDBI National Design-Build Conference

Green Building

Backlog on LEED Certification Eliminated

Labour

Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) Available to Those Without a Workplace Pension Plan

Industry News

New PWGSC Accountability/Integrity Measures

Canada-Alberta pilot project expanded to include more occupations

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July 10, 2012 @ 12:59 PM

CCA Weekly - July 10, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

CCA News

Register Today for 2012 Construction Industry Leaders Forum – September 18-19

Labour

Competitive labour markets mean firms need recruitment plan

VIDEO: Seniors population in Canada set to increase, as mini baby boom starts

Economy

Economic Conversation Points

Momentum building for construction stocks

Building Permits Increase to Highest Level in Five Years

Canada Trade Mission to the Philippines and Thailand – August 26-31

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July 4, 2012 @ 05:56 PM

CCA Weekly - July 4, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Canada is at a tipping point: Federal Roundtables to Address Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Wanted: An Innovative Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Green Building

Canada Green Building Council launches GREEN UP Building Performance Program

Innovation and Technology

Nanotech paint can show stress and strain

Economy

Declines in Residential Construction Nudge Down Construction GDP

Read more >

June 26, 2012 @ 05:49 PM

CCA Weekly - June 26, 2012

Subjects in this week's edition:

Labour

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Calls for Champions

Green Building

Is the GSA switching to a new green standard?

Infrastructure

Global Infrastructure Project List Now Online

International Business

Pursuing Projects Overseas: 15 Steps Before You Bid

Read more >

June 20, 2012 @ 03:10 PM

CCA Weekly - June 20, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Economy

Trade Confidence Rebounds – EDC Commentary

Infrastructure

Canadian Construction Association Pleased with Partnership Announcement to Build Windsor-Detroit Bridge

ACEC Releases Report on Infrastructure Investment in Canada 2012-2013

CCA News

Gold Seal Certification Launches New Website

Registration Open for 2012 Construction Industry Leaders Forum

Register Today for CDBI National Design-Build Conference

Read more >

June 12, 2012 @ 06:06 PM

CCA Weekly - June 12, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

Reed Construction Data Sponsors the 2012 Construction Industry Leaders Forum

Innovation and Technology

Remote sensing technology aims to increase construction safety

Labour

Engineering and Construction Named the Country's Hottest Sector by Canadians

Total hiring in Canada took a breather in May

Industry uncertain about impact of EI reform

Infrastructure

Experts urge feds to charge road tolls, user fees to pay for infrastructure

Infrastructure Canada Building for Prosperity Reports

Canada Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Libya – October 5-11, 2012

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June 6, 2012 @ 03:04 PM

CCA Weekly - June 6, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Canada Announces Beginning of Roundtable Discussions and Releases Summary Documents from the Building Canada Plan

Canada's cities and communities at a tipping point facing financial uncertainty, says new FCM report

Labour

How Military Skills Transfer to Construction

Public-Private Partnerships

Government support makes Canada a P3 leader

Innovation and Technology

The Hunt for Sustainable Cement

Green Building

Update on LEED Certification Streamlining

Read more >

May 29, 2012 @ 02:50 PM

CCA Weekly - May 29, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Warning! More construction and construction employment ahead!

Continuing education is vital for the industry

Innovation and Technology

New Cloud-Based Software Can Help Construction Firms of All Sizes

Past Practices Give Way to Technology-Based Approaches

Public-Private Partnerships

PPP Canada to Hold its Second Annual Public Meeting

New Legislation Introduced for Manitoba Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects

Read more >

May 23, 2012 @ 05:56 PM

CCA Weekly - May 23, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

BIM and Technology Changing the Way Construction Business is Done

Bell launches push-to-talk network for construction

Labour

Construction One Driver of Canadian Employment: BMO

Helmets to Hardhats: From Toting Rifles to Handling Hammers

Webinar

Webinar: Canada's building blocks

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May 15, 2012 @ 02:45 PM

CCA Weekly - May 15, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Is it Time to Go Lean?

Second-Generation i-Booth Launched

Laser Scanning Takes Off

Economy

Employment in Construction Helps Drive Growth Across Canada

Fiscal Drag Masks Success

Labour

Canada’s Building Boom Leaves Labour Pool Dry

Industry Announcement

Defence Construction Canada Announces Annual Public Meeting

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May 8, 2012 @ 02:10 PM

CCA Weekly - May 8, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Innovation and Technology

Augmented Reality in Construction

Economy

Building Permits Increase in March

Labour

Taking Advantage of Canada’s Aging Workforce

Feds Repeal Federal Fair Wages & Hours of Labour Act

WEBINAR: How to Recruit, Hire and Integrate Skilled Immigrants

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May 1, 2012 @ 05:38 PM

CCA Weekly - May 1, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Government of Canada Announces More Efficient and Responsive Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Economy

Brighter Employment Picture Points to Increased Commercial Construction

Innovation and Technology

Tracking Tool to Help Prevent Construction Site Accidents

Public Private Partnerships

PPP Canada Inc. Develops P3 Screen and Guide for Federal Projects

Green Building

CaGBC Undertaking to Streamline Submission Process for Regional Priority Credits

Read more >

April 24, 2012 @ 06:20 PM

CCA Weekly - April 24, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Labour

Construction Sector Council Releases Construction Industry Forecast

Stepping up for Helmets to Hardhats

Ottawa Looks to Unemployed Canadians to Fill Labour Shortages

Economy

Construction is the Growing Spine of Canada’s Industrial Structure

Ottawa to Slash Environmental Review Role

Public-Private Partnerships

PPP Canada Launches Fourth Call for Applications

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April 17, 2012 @ 02:39 PM

CCA Weekly - April 17, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Non-Residential Construction Activity Offsets Decreases in Residential Construction

Labour

Changes to immigration system applauded by industry

Infrastructure

Webinar: US Government Procurements in Infrastructure-Buy American Update – April 25, 2012

Innovation and Technology

Cambridge, Ontario teams up with IBM to coordinate construction

Loughborough University researchers in England work on 3-D printing app for construction

How simulation tech can solve real sustainable design challenges

Read more >

April 11, 2012 @ 02:56 PM

CCA Weekly - April 11, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Economy

Building Permit Values Increase in February

Infrastructure

Webinar: US Government Procurements in Infrastructure-Buy American Update – April 25, 2012

Interest in Precast Concrete Could Grow after Ontario Trial

Labour

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Announces its Intention to Create a New Skilled Trades Program

Canada records strongest employment gain in March since September 2008

International Business

Webinar: Understanding Russia’s Business Climate – April 13, 2012

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April 3, 2012 @ 05:50 PM

CCA Weekly - April 3, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Public-Private Partnerships

P3s Drive the way to Better Infrastructure

Lessons Learned: Succeeding with Canadian Public Private Partnerships

Innovation and Technology

Building a solution for construction delays

Economy

A Strong Year for New Construction Investment Intentions in 2012

Canadian Construction Association Supports Measures to Eliminate both the Federal and Infrastructure Deficits

Labour

Construction Sector Council Releases Labour Market Information Reports for Five Provinces

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March 27, 2012 @ 07:35 PM

CCA Weekly - March 27, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Public-Private Partnerships

Lessons Learned: Succeeding with Canadian Public Private Partnerships

Infrastructure

Projected Growth for Construction Industry Manufacturers is Good for Infrastructure

Economy

Three key trends, more forays into high-tech and the importance for construction

Inflation’s Magical Disappearing Act

CCA News

CCA Annual Conference Presentations Now Available

CDBI Seeking Nominations for Annual Award of Excellence

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March 21, 2012 @ 06:03 PM

CCA Weekly - March 21, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Infrastructure

Canadians at Work Provides Database of International Infrastructure Projects

Economy

Construction Will Have to Adapt to Fiscal Restraint and Globalization

Innovation and Technology

How Tablets Will Transform Construction

Labour

Construction Sector Council Releases New Labour Market Information Reports for 3 Provinces

Business leaders cite skilled-labour shortage as priority

CCA News

John Schubert Announced as 2012 Chair

CCA Announces Award Winners

CDBI Seeking Nominations for Annual Award of Excellence

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March 6, 2012 @ 04:17 PM

CCA Weekly - March 6, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Infrastructure

Government and private sector must work together to meet infrastructure demand

Economy

Canada’s economy grew at slower pace in fourth quarter

Canada’s dependence on engineering construction will alter labour markets

Labour

Proposed Changes to Canada’s Immigration System Could Help Construction Industry

CCA News

CDBI Seeking Nominations for Annual Award of Excellence

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February 29, 2012 @ 02:12 PM

CCA Weekly - February 29, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Small Businesses Set to Grow: BMO

Public and Private Spending Intentions in Construction to Increase

Innovation and Technology

Innovation is Necessary, Even if Somewhat Difficult

A Failure to Innovate

Construction industry urged to innovate in uncertain times

Labour

Paperless Records of Employment Available Through Service Canada

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February 22, 2012 @ 08:06 PM

CCA Weekly - February 22, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Economy

Skilled trades deficit colliding with energy boom

Innovation and Technology

Mobile Mapping a New and Emerging Technology in Construction

Labour

Construction industry employment experiences another month of decline

Immigration stream would be welcome

Tradesperson’s Tools Deduction Available

CCA News

CDBI Seeking Presenters for 14th Annual Conference

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February 14, 2012 @ 08:24 PM

CCA Weekly - February 14, 2012

Topics in this week’s edition:

Economy

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Outlines Approach to Tackle Barriers to Competitiveness

Construction Stocks Building Momentum

Building Permits Increase to Highest Levels since 2007

Innovation and Technology

London & District Construction Association to study information and communication

Institute for BIM in Canada Bulletin

Labour

TD Report Says Revised Immigration Approach can help Address Labour Shortages

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February 7, 2012 @ 07:06 PM

CCA Weekly - February 7, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

Register today for the 2012 CCA Annual Conference- “The Changing Face of Construction”

Economy

Industry to discuss changes in procurement

Construction costs are up year over year

Innovation and Technology

National Research Council web wind tool helps with roof design

Labour

Canada’s Jobless Rate Increases

Paperless Records of Employment Available Through Service Canada

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February 1, 2012 @ 02:35 PM

CCA Weekly - February 1, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

Register today for the 2012 CCA Annual Conference- “The Changing Face of Construction”

Economy

President Obama Cites Infrastructure Investment as Key to Economic Recovery

Canadian Building Trades applauds Harper’s regulatory reform pledge

Labour

Provincial Nominee Program Working Well, New Evaluation Shows

Construction Sector Council carries on despite federal funding cut

Paperless Records of Employment Available Through Service Canada

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January 24, 2012 @ 04:19 PM

CCA Weekly - January 24, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

Register Now for 2012 CCA Annual Conference- “The Changing Face of Construction”

Labour

Demand so high for construction jobs, some fear a labour shortage

Innovation and Technology

How to Fix Innovation in the Construction Industry

Green Building

CaGBC Streamlines LEED Canada Certification Process

Experts weigh in on sustainable buildings in Canada

Economy

CCA President Discusses 2012 Outlook on Construction Industry Podcast

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January 17, 2012 @ 03:16 PM

CCA Weekly - January 17, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

Register Now for 2012 CCA Annual Conference- “The Changing Face of Construction”

Labour

Health care, IT and skilled trades are the Canadian jobs of the future

Innovation and Technology

The Emergence of ‘Phase Change Materials’ in Construction

Economy

EDC Releases its 2012 Economic Outlook

On-Site Magazine Publishes 2012 Construction Forecast

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January 10, 2012 @ 04:02 PM

CCA Weekly - January 10, 2012

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

Government Announces Support for “Helmets to Hard Hats” Program

Green Building

New law bars LEED energy certifications for DoD building projects

Expansion of “green” retrofits expected

Innovation and Technology

A New Year Could Bring New Innovation

Economy

Building Permits Decline in November

Infrastructure funding key to helping economy recover

Canada’s December labour market report encapsulated what’s happening in the economy

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December 20, 2011 @ 02:11 PM

CCA Weekly - December 20, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Innovation and Technology

Research expert shares facts and fallacies about BIM

Public-Private Partnerships

“Myths” about Public-Private Partnerships Still Persist

Poll shows growing support for public-private partnerships

Labour

Holiday visa may be best tool for attracting new workers

Economy

AEM releases annual construction equipment business outlook

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December 13, 2011 @ 01:37 PM

CCA Weekly - December 13, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Labour

New initiative intended to increase immigration

Green Building

Legal tips for construction firms pursuing LEED

Economy

Building Permits Increase

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December 6, 2011 @ 02:59 PM

CCA Weekly - December 6, 2011

Topics in this week’s issue:

Infrastructure

Construction associations support replacement for Building Canada Fund

Labour

Despite Losses, Construction Sector Posts Job Growth in November

Construction Industry Experts Respond to October Employment Figures

Government Relations

Canadian Construction Association presents to House of Commons environment committee

Innovation and Technology

Better Road Building Paves Way for Energy Savings

Economy

Investment in Non-Residential Construction Declines

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November 29, 2011 @ 04:23 PM

CCA Weekly - November 29, 2011

Topics in this week’s edition:

CCA News

CCA National Awards Nomination Deadline: December 2

Register Now for 2012 CCA Annual Conference

Infrastructure

Building a Better City

Innovation and Technology

Construction cannot simply just sail along

Vibration monitoring in demolition reduces costs

Economy

The Canadian Energy Scene and Implications for Construction

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November 22, 2011 @ 02:18 PM

CCA Weekly - November 22, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

CCA National Awards Program Nomination Deadline: December 2, 2011

Economy

Canada’s Construction Sector flexes its Economic Muscle

Innovation and Technology

Fostering Innovation in the Real World

How Wireless Gizmos Impact Construction

Tablets touted as the next essential tool for construction

Infrastructure

Canadians willing to pay road tolls, poll suggests

Industry Events

Construct Canada to Host International Business Program

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November 15, 2011 @ 05:13 PM

CCA Weekly - November 15, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA News

CCA National Awards Program Nomination Deadline: December 2, 2011

Canadian Construction Association discusses training, public-private partnerships

Innovation and Technology

‘Sensing skin’ could monitor the health of concrete infrastructure continually and inexpensively

Green Building

United States Develops New National Green Building Code

Economy

European firms look to Canada to grow assets

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November 8, 2011 @ 01:58 PM

CCA Weekly - November 8, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Economy

Value of Building Permits Posts Third Consecutive Monthly Decline

Construction and Engineering Stocks Could Rise in 2012

The Notion of a Double-Dip Recession is Shelved for Now

Labour

Construction Industry Loses 20,000 Jobs in October; Remains Ahead of Last Year

Canada’s Hard Hat Economy a Ticket to the Middle Class- Financial Post

Canada Experiencing a Decade of Labour Shortages

Trade School Initiative Designed to Help Students Succeed in Business

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November 1, 2011 @ 05:15 PM

CCA Weekly - November 1, 2011

Topics in this week's edition: 

Do Canadian Municipalities Need a Better Funding Deal? - Column

CCA Appearance on Federal Skilled Worker Program

Canadian Construction Association and CIQS Sign New Certification Agreement

Canada’s GDP Rises in August; Non-Residential Construction Retreats

Signs for Optimism in the Leading Economic Indicator- EDC

Increase in Consulting Engineering Service Price Index

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October 25, 2011 @ 06:50 PM

CCA Weekly - October 25, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:


Construction associations back permanent gas tax fund transfers

Investment in Non-Residential Building Construction Drops

Canadian Construction Association forms new committee to examine labour shortages

Harris Decima poll finds Canadians divided on use of tolls for infrastructure funding

Industry leaders expected at Canadian Construction Association’s Toronto forum

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October 18, 2011 @ 06:50 PM

CCA Weekly - October 18, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Canadian Construction Association Discusses Prompt Payment Legislation Proposal

Recommendations Submitted for Federal R&D Funding

Nominations now being accepted for Canadian Construction Association National Awards Program

Duchess Park Secondary School Wins Top Design-Build Honours for CDBI

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October 11, 2011 @ 08:12 PM

CCA Weekly - October 11, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Canada Should Not Retaliate Against American Jobs Act- Canadian Construction Association

Construction Building Permits Down in August

Construction Industry Helps to Lead Job Growth in Canada

2012 CCA Conference Registration Now Open

Canadian Construction Association Launches New Website

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October 4, 2011 @ 10:56 AM

CCA Weekly - October 4, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Registration Now Open for CCA 2012 Annual Conference

CCA Pleased with Permanent Gas Tax Fund Transfers to Aid Municipalities with Infrastructure

Mega-projects to Drive Construction

CIBC Plans to Increase Construction Stimulus without Running up Government Expenses- Alex Carrick

Global News’ Poll Shows Infrastructure Is a major Concern for Canadians

Expect Canada’s Labour Force to Change Visibly over the Next 20 Years

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Barriers to Canadian Competitiveness

Overall GDP up 0.3% in July while Construction down Slightly

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September 27, 2011 @ 05:18 PM

CCA Weekly - September 27, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

CCA Recommends Negotiating an Exemption for Canadian Goods

EDC Weekly Commentary: Despite Disorder, Orders Are Up

July’s Employment Insurance Numbers Down

Oil Sands Create Building Trades Jobs, Says Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers 

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September 19, 2011 @ 06:02 PM

CCA Weekly - September 19, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Gas Tax Cash Distributed to Build Canada's Infrastructure

Consultation Sessions on Hiring of Temporary Foreign Workers in Calgary in October

Stakeholders React to Federal Funding Cuts Affecting Construction Sector Council

Industrial Capacity Usage Down in the Second Quarter, Construction Capacity Up

Participate in Hiring Practices Survey

Participate in a BIM Survey 

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September 13, 2011 @ 02:06 PM

CCA Weekly - September 13, 2011

Topics in this week's edition:

Participate in a BIM Survey

Employment

Jobs: Engine or Caboose?

AGC CEO Supports Obama's Job Proposal

Submit P3 Excellence and Innovation Nominations to CCPPP by September 15, 2011 

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