The Canadian construction sector remains a ways away from adopting full-fledged “smart” contracts that contain AI-controlled automatic payment regimes or Blockchain markers, delegates attending the Ontario Bar Association Institute’s recent future of construction law symposium held in Toronto were told. Read more.
This facilitated in-person session will elicit discussion and feedback on Public Service and Procurement Canada’s draft Vendor Performance Management Policy. Your participation will help ensure that the new regime is evidence-based, incentivizes good performance, and properly addresses poor performance. Read more.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) announces its road map for the creation of a National Strategy for Women in the Trades in Canada. Informed by more than 350 participants at the 2018 Supporting Women in Trades Conference held in Halifax, the Road Map includes eight (8) concrete action items and areas of focus required to create a national approach to recruiting and retaining women in the skilled trades. Read more.
A rural municipality in southwestern Ontario has taken an unusual step to deal with the growing shortage of skilled trades. Click HERE to read more.
Getting women into the trades is important, two American experts say, but more important is keeping them in the industry. Click HERE to read more.
CCA is pleased to provide you with a new toolkit to help you lead discussions with the construction industry community on the benefits of and how to improve the quality of documents. Click HERE for more info.
Spring Weight Restrictions in Nova Scotia will be in effect as follows:
Monday, March 11 at 12:01 am – Halifax, Hants, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg, Digby, Annapolis, Kings, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou
Monday, March 18 at 12:01 am – Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond, Inverness, Victoria and Cape Breton
In a pilot program funded by National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research and Program (NRC IRAP), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) are partnering with the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) under Fiona Famulak’s leadership and the Ottawa Construction Association (OCA) under John DeVries’ leadership to connect three IRAP-funded firms with industry member volunteer mentors.
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On February 4, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) launched eight new and updated documents. This article highlights the two documents relating to project delivery.
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Payment issues demonstrate themselves in various forms and cause a lot of sleepless nights to the members of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Payment issues also trouble owners as projects may be delayed, and, at the end of the day, tax payers may suffer. This article provides an overview of an important win for our industry that protects trust funds from creditors, ensuring contractors can get paid in priority after a bankruptcy. Click here to read more.