Invitation to the Resource Industry Recognition Dinner for Dr. David Lynch

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May 252015
 

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 there will be a Resource Industry Recognition Dinner for Dr. David Lynch at the Conference Centre in Edmonton.

After twenty-one years of outstanding guidance and leadership, Dr. David Lynch, Dean of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering, will be completing his service as Dean in June.  Dr. Lynch has made immeasurable and enduring contributions to the performance and prospects of our industries, professions, and our province.

We are inviting folks (and their guests) who have worked with Dr. Lynch, knows Dr. Lynch in his various capacities, or  perhaps was a student of Dr. Lynch to join us in celebrating his accomplishments.

Please click here to register for the event.

WCB 2015 Annual General Meeting

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May 192015
 

Join the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) in Calgary on June 11 for our 2015 Annual General Meeting. Registration to attend in person or via live webcast opens May 29.

Join us at our Annual General Meeting to hear the stories and results that made 2014 a successful year for our system and the people it helps. At the meeting, our senior leadership team will review WCB’s performance and financial status as reported in the 2014 Annual Report; the full report will be posted on our website in June.

When:      Thursday, June 11, 2015 — 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Where:     The Metropolitan Conference Centre — 333 – 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0H9

RSVP by:  Friday, June 5, 2015

For more information visit the WCB website http://www.wcb.ab.ca/

WCB Announces Surplus Distribution

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May 192015
 

The Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced that due to better-than-expected investment returns in 2014, eligible employers will soon be receiving a surplus distribution. If your net rebate amount is under $200, it will be applied to your account.

For further information click here for the Employers Fact Sheet.

ACA sends letter of support to Alberta Government

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May 112015
 

The Alberta Construction Association sent a letter of support last week to the new government.  The letter outlined past successes working with government in areas of mutual interest and concern.  As well as the willingness of the organization to meet with Premier Notley and her team in the coming weeks to offer our support during the transition.

The ACA continues to be the voice of the construction industry (Commercial, Institutional, and light Industrial) with the government of Alberta and will look forward to continuing to build on that successful and long lasting relationship.

Support Letter to the Premier

Alberta Construction Association Congratulates Rachel Notley on Being Elected Premier

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May 062015
 

“The Alberta Construction Association congratulates Rachel Notley on being elected as Premier, and her party as government, yesterday,” says Dave Kinley, Chairman of the ACA.

The Alberta Construction Association continues to assert the importance of predictable funding for infrastructure, a solid commitment to develop the future of our workforce, and ensuring the government is a preferred client for our members.

“Over the next four years we look forward to continuing to work with the Alberta government on the issues that are important to our industry and Albertans in general,” said Kinley.

The 3000 plus members of the Alberta Construction Association support a prosperous Alberta economy and the well being of Albertans by constructing schools, health care facilities, roads and other infrastructure.  Alberta’s construction industry employs over 270,000 people and contributes over $50 billion annually to Alberta’s economy.

Alberta Building and Fire Codes Released

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May 052015
 

The Alberta Building and Fire Codes for 2014, published by the National Research Council, are now available for purchase. Codes are available as online subscriptions, downloadable PDF and printed copies.

Ordering is by phone or fax because NRC is still rebuilding their online capabilities after the cyber-attack last year. Processing times for electronic versions and paper copies will be several weeks. NRC has advised CHBA-Alberta that they are fully staffed but moving cautiously with the new online subscription system.

To order AB Building & Fire Code

Energy Code Awareness Sessions Now Online

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May 052015
 

The Alberta chapter of Canada Green Building Council and the ACA held workshops regarding energy code awareness across the province and online in April.  Whether you were able to attend or not you can now access presentations online:

NECB Introduction

What does the NECB mean for the contractor?

The webinar recording can be found via our newsletter with your Local Construction Association.

Also, Can-Quest workshops will be offered in June by the Alberta Chapter and the City of Calgary.  Registration information can be found here.

The full 3 day training qualifies for the Canada Alberta Job Grant.  More info on the grant can be found here.  This grant will provide up to 2/3 of the cost of the training to the employer.

ASCC Distributes Key Cards and Brochures for Gas Safety Awareness

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Apr 272015
 

The Alberta Safety Code Council has made up a new information item  for gas safety awareness. They come on a key chain and also in a brochure format. At this time there is no cost associated with obtaining the key cards and brochures.

Please contact communications@safetycodes.ab.ca as they are organizing the distribution.

You can preview the  brochure here.

Contractor Prequalification with AB Health Services

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Apr 272015
 

As part of ACA’s ongoing partnership, AHS has requested ACA share the attached information with our members.  AHS has a need for Contractor services providers related to construction and capital projects across the province of Alberta. AHS intends to pre-qualify firms in various categories and subsequently engage such firms in the manner set out in this document.

Further, the pre-qualification process described in the attachments will be used for certain services required by Covenant Health and various AHS subsidiaries (or subsidiaries of those subsidiaries) (e.g. Carewest and CapitalCare). Accordingly, by pre-qualifying to conduct services for AHS, the Pre-qualified Proponents will also be pre-qualified to conduct services for Covenant Health and AHS subsidiaries (or subsidiaries of those subsidiaries).

To view documents click below:

Schedule A – Response Workbook

Pre-Qualification AHS-2015-1944

Appendix 1 – EOI

Schedule D2 – Category Requirements For Contractor Services

Schedule D1 – AHS Zone Map

Nominate a Student Apprentice for Award of Excellence in Skilled Trades

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Apr 212015
 

Do you have a high school student in Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) who you feel deserves to be recognised for their achievements?

The Award of Excellence in Skilled Trades was established to recognize promising high school RAP students who are pursuing and contributing to the dynamic fields within the skilled trades and the outstanding mentors who support them.

CAREERS: The Next Generation and its industry partners create opportunities for motivated high school students to exercise their interest in the trades as a career path through the RAP.

You can find more about the skilled trade award here.