Public Review is Now Open For CSA A23.1 and A23.2

The CSA A23.1 & A23.2-2019 Edition draft is now posted on the CSA website for public review comments (see link below).

Everyone in the Canadian concrete industry is required to meet these mandatory minimum requirements, so this is your opportunity to make comment on the deliberations of the committee ando voice your concerns (if not already addressed).

You must follow the CSA procedures to submit your comments or they may be dismissed.

The Public review closes on April 8th, so don’t forget to submit your comments before then.

If you have further questions you can contact Geoff Kinney

Government of Alberta Apprenticeship Announcement

The Government of Alberta is now requiring proponents bidding on Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Transportation projects to submit an apprenticeship plan that details how they intend to use apprentices.

Procurements that require an apprentice plan will clearly identify this requirement on the Notice of Procurement, on the front page of the tender documents and within those documents.

  • Apprentices are required to participate on major public projects with budgets of more than $15 million, or those that will require at least two years to complete.
  • A minimum of one apprentice position is also required for each applicable sub-contract valued at $500,000 or greater.
  • The successful bidder is required to report to Advanced Education on outcomes.

General apprenticeship inquiries such as registering an apprentice, record books, responsibilities of an employer, examinations, journeyperson certification and the like can be made at or to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Information line at 1-800-248-4823.

Questions about Alberta Infrastructure procurements can be directed to

Questions about Alberta Transportation procurements can be directed to:

Scott Fraser
Manager, Tender Services
Alberta Transportation
(780) 415-1077

ACA Congratulates Paul Verhesen

ACA congratulates Past ACA and former ECA Chair Paul Verhesen (Clark Builders) as 2018 recipient of the Edmonton Construction Association Claude Alston Award.  Recipients are recognized with ECA’s “Stanley Cup” for their extraordinary achievements and contributions to the Edmonton construction community and the City.

In presenting the award, ECA Executive Director John McNicoll acknowledged Paul’s contributions extend far beyond Edmonton, with his leadership at the Provincial and National levels. Paul is a past Chair of ACA, Go Productivity and Canadian Construction Innovations, as well as a past Director of the Canadian Construction Association. ACA has benefited first hand from Paul’s vision and impact in our relationships with the Alberta Government.  Great job Paul and excellent choice ECA!