2024 Trade Definitions are Now Available
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
3M ago
The 2024 Trade Definitions update is now available at their website: https://www.tradedefinitions.com/ Thank you to the committee for their hard work on this year’s version. They continue to modify and build on the work of past years. The following major revisions to select trade definitions, include the following: Metal Sheet Roofing Roofing and Related Sheet Metal Entrances, Storefronts and Windows Curtain Wall and Glazed Assemblies Glass and Glazing Painting There are also numerous minor revisions throughout the document that may or may not affect the work of each trade but elimi ..read more
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Former Chair Dave Kinley Passed Away
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
3M ago
With heavy hearts we share the passing of former Chair Dave Kinley. Dave was chair in 2015 and served ACA for a number of years on our board. He was chair during a year of great change for our province and worked hard to represent Alberta construction with pride. His sense of humour and willingness to serve made him a great volunteer. Dave was born on February 26, 1960, and spent the first ten years of his life in Calgary. When his family moved out to Indus, Dave’s life changed. He found purpose in the country, tending to pigs, cattle, and above all, chickens. After graduating from Chestermere ..read more
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ACA Encouraged by Budget Direction
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
3M ago
Today the Government of Alberta released Budget 2024 – A Responsible Plan for a Growing Province, while we are encouraged with the commitment to continuing funding of front-line services, ACA would hope that this will be met by continued capital investment. According to the Alberta Finance and Treasury Board “Alberta’s population is projected to surpass 5 million by 2027 and reach the 6 million mark by 2039.” That continued growth will come with challenges in meeting the growing infrastructure and labour demand. “We are encouraged by the budget especially in the continuing investment in buildi ..read more
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New Chair and new energy at our AGM
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
5M ago
At our Annual General Meeting yesterday we elected our new executive headed by our new Chair Jason Portas. Trevor Doucette moved to Past Chair, Jen Hancock became Senior Vice Chair, Lois Innes was elected Vice Chair. Thank you to John Winter our outgoing past chair who represented ACA on the board for many difficult years during the pandemic and the aftermath. We welcome Jason as our new Chair and cannot wait to take on a new year. At our meeting Thursday we also heard from Infrastructure Minister Pete Guthrie (pictured on the left with our executive) who outlined his government’s desire to ..read more
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CNTP Concludes April 30, 2024
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
5M ago
Thank you for your interest and participation in the Construction New Talent Program. Together we have supported over 300 work placements for Alberta post-secondary students and graduates! Our program will conclude its third and final year on April 30th, 2024. Only placements worked before that date will qualify for the grant, at which time placements will be closed and begin he reimbursement process. CNTP will not be able to support placements in Summer 2024. Winter/Spring 2024 Placements We still have limited funding still available for placements taking place between now and April 30th. Ap ..read more
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Media Release – Prompt Payment Legislation
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
5M ago
Over the past several years, the Alberta Construction Association has worked closely with the Government of Alberta in developing the Prompt Pay Construction Lien Act (PPCLA). This legislation was developed within the construction industry in response to chronic problems due to increasing delays in payment for work properly performed and invoiced. GC’s, Trades, and suppliers often wait 70 to 90 days or more to get paid – well past expiry of current lien rights.  Such payment delays on public & private projects are detrimental to the financial health of firms by restricting cash flow a ..read more
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Buildforce Highlights
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
7M ago
Alberta’s construction sector continued its strong post-pandemic recovery in 2022, buoyed by further growth in its new-housing market and by increased activity across its non-residential sector. Market conditions remain strained, as a result, as many residential-sector trades, in particular, reported recruiting challenges. The outlook calls for construction employment to remain unchanged in 2023, before experiencing a series of contractions through at least 2026 as the residential-construction sector experiences a series of setbacks, with demand for new housing declining. Activity in the non-r ..read more
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ACA Announces a new Executive Director
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
7M ago
Alberta Construction Association is very pleased to announce that Mr. Warren Singh becomes ACA’s Executive Director effective Monday December 4th. Warren brings extensive political, government relations, and policy expertise to ACA. His experience in academia, non-profit and the provincial government will serve him well as the new Executive Director. We would like to thank ACA’s outgoing Executive Director Ken Gibson for his years of service, hard work, and dedication to the Association. He will assist Warren during a transition period, with special emphasis on ACA workforce programming ..read more
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Input Sought for Prompt Pay Legislation from Stakeholders
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
8M ago
The Government of Alberta is seeking seeking input from a broader group of industry stakeholders to check in and see how the Prompt Pay legislation is working, and to discuss the potential of extending it to Government of Alberta projects. The Government will also be holding three sessions for this broader set of stakeholders.  To achieve this, Government requests stakeholders complete the survey by November 3: PPCLA Online Questionnaire  For further details on the PPCLA, please refer to the dedicated page on the a ..read more
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ACA meets Jobs Minister Matt Jones
Alberta Construction Association
by ACAadmin
11M ago
ACA Chair Trevor Doucette and Vice Chair Jen Hancock met July 25th with Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade. ACA stressed the desire for a business environment preserving jobs for construction workers. In particular, ACA expressed concerns about the Government of Alberta considering an exemption to prompt pay provisions as a means to attract megaproject investment. The Government has numerous tools to successfully attract investment, but placing the financing of jobs on contractors and their employees by exempting provisions of prompt pay should not be considered ..read more
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