ACA Annual General Meeting Report

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Lee Phillips receives the 2014 Chair award from Scott Matheson for his volunteer work.

The Alberta Construction Association Annual General Meeting was held on Friday January 30, in Leduc.  The meeting brought together the board, our associate members, and local construction associations from across Alberta and government representation.

Alan Humphries from Alberta Infrastructure made a presentation on behalf of the minister who was unable to make it due to budget discussions.  COOLNet, Skills Alberta, and our affiliate organizations gave reports outlining their work over the last year with ACA.

Outgoing Chair Scott Matheson was honoured for his contributions to the ACA.  Dave Kinley (Concept Electric, Calgary) was elected Chair for 2015.  Lee Phillips from Scott Builders was honoured for his contribution as an ACA volunteer on the Building Technical Council with the 2014 Chair’s Award.  ACA’s 2015 Board is:

Dave Kinley (Concept Electric) – Chairman

Paul Verhesen (Clark Builders) – Senior Vice Chairman

Paul Heyens (Alberta Glass) – Vice Chairman

Scott Matheson (PCL) – Past Chair

Fabrizio Carinelli (CANA) – Calgary Construction Association

Stephanie Roll (Executive Millwork) – Calgary Construction Association

Scott Emerson (Inland Concrete) – Edmonton Construction Association

Conal Hancherow (Thermo Design Insulation) – Edmonton Construction Association

Charles Iggulden (Trade Skills Global) – Fort McMurray Construction Association

Tim Moline (Turcon Group) – Grande Prairie Construction Association

Nathan Neudorf (Ward Bros.) – Lethbridge Construction Association

Russ Lorenz (Citadel Mechanical) – Lloydminster Construction Association

Buck Heath (Pad-Car Mechanical) – Medicine Hat Construction Association

Josh Edwards (Scott Builders) – Red Deer Construction Association

Dennis Cascon (SimplexGrinnell) – Red Deer Construction Association

Construction Companies Seeking LEED Alternatives

According to the study of more than 300 executives of market participants, “Respondents … expressed a significantly increased interest in alternative rating systems such as Green Globes, EnergyStar and others, with 43 percent of respondents saying they would be extremely or very likely to seek alternative certification [from LEED®], significantly more than the 2012 number of 17 percent.”

For more information these alternative please read the article linked here.

Former Lougheed Era Minister Calls for Increased Capital Spending

In an editorial in the Edmonton Journal Monday Marvin Moore, who served as minister of both Municipal Affairs and Transportation in the Lougheed government called on Premier Jim Prentice to maintain and increase capital funding in the face of economic concerns.

Moore said, “It would make sense and be a good economic decision for Prentice and his team to expand capital construction over the next two or three years rather than put more pressure on the economy by cutting back.”

Please click here to read the article.