Invitation to Join Alberta Delegation

The Government of Alberta, in collaboration with the Canadian Green Building Council, is supporting a mission to bring a delegation of 10 Alberta companies to exhibit at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Boston, November 8-10 2017.

What you need to know about the Alberta Pavilion

  • Exhibitor costs are offset through the Alberta Export Expansion Package (AEEP).
  • Subject to eligibly criteria, Alberta companies participating in this program may be eligible to further offset up to 50 per cent of associated travel costs through the AEEP.
  • 2 complimentary Alberta Chapter – CaGBC memberships (up to $200 value) to each organization.
  • Company profile in the Alberta 2017 Greenbuild Company Directory, a listing of firms and organizations involved in the Alberta mission to Greenbuild. Your one page profile will also be used in a follow-up mission to the International Builders Show Orlando in January, 2018.
  • Market Intelligence Seminar, company pitch sessions and B2B programming organized by the Consulate General of Canada in Boston.

For further information click here.

Canadian Practice Manual for BIM

The Canadian Practice Manual for BIM is a practical resource created by experts from across Canada. It is aligned with international standards and practices and was developed as part of the Institute for BIM in Canada and buildingSMART Canada’s initiatives to support broad adoption of BIM in Canada as outlined in the Roadmap to Lifecycle BIM in the Canadian AECOO Community.

For further information about the manual please click here.

WCB Review Needs Careful Response But Surplus Should Be Refunded

On Thursday July 6, 2017, the government of Alberta released the WCB Review report. The review put forward 60 recommendations which ACA will take time over the next few months to review and report to members.

ACA appreciates the time we will have to look at these recommendations and give them the attention needed and hope we will be given the chance to consult with the government in the interim to suggest appropriate changes where needed.

In looking at the document ACA has concerns about the current surplus collected last year which continues to be held in trust by the WCB. Regardless of future changes employers should receive the refund owing and the WCB should not continue to hold it back. Regardless of the future legislative and policy change, the surplus should be given back to those who fund the system. It is incumbent on the WCB to not hold past money for future policy changes.

To read the recommendations please click on the links below:

Full Report

Executive Summary with recommendations