Learn from the mistakes of others --- you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. - Martin Vanbee
Last issue I talked about the surge in OGCA members supporting industry practices and values, the Association’s Ethics and each other when faced with unfair and risky procurement practices in the Tendering and Awarding of Construction services.
Sadly, this continues. As each week goes by, more examples of these problems cross my desk and require action.
The good news, and one all owners and their procurement staff should take note of, is that we have had enough and we are now seeing the bidders, whether OGCA members or not, standing together to say no.
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more information on how you can become a member of the League of Champions,
please contact Lyndsy Miceli at the OGCA Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With the outstanding attendance and positive
feedback received at this year’s 2017 Leadership day, hosted by OGCA and IHSA, it
has been announced that the 2018 Leadership Day will move to a bigger venue.
Mark your calendars for February 23, 2018 at the
Verdi Banquet Hall in Mississauga, Ontario.
Leadership Day aims to improve Health and Safety in
the construction industry. For those who were unable to attend the 2017 safety
event, click here to view video, courtesy
We want to thank all of OGCA’s members and stakeholders who made a commitment this month to promote safety in the workplace and out in the field.
recently announced it has received a contract to build two new highrise office
towers on Bay Street in Toronto as well as a new Metrolinx GO Bus Terminal as
part of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bay Park Centre office complex.
The project will soon be renamed by the
primary tenant, CIBC, which will relocate more than 15,000 employees to the
buildings, located at 81 and 141 Bay Street, notes a media statement
issued May 2.
EllisDon is currently undertaking
preconstruction services for 81 Bay, a 49-storey joint development project by
real estate firms Ivanhoe Cambridge and Hines.
Construction for phase one is slated to be
completed mid-2020, at which time phase two involving the second building will
break ground. Expected completion of the complex will be by 2023.
The project is targeting LEED Platinum
VIDEO: #CFTECBridge Steel Beam Travels to CF Toronto Eaton Centre
In the late hours of May 10, 2017, the first piece of the new #CFTECBridge, a 193,000 pound box girder, made its voyage from the Steel City of Hamilton to the heart of the Toronto downtown core. The box beam is integrated into the structural and architectural design of the of the new bridge, which will be constructed on ground next to CF Toronto Eaton Centre before being lifted into place for finishing.
The new bridge represents another significant milestone in the redevelopment of CF Toronto Eaton Centre, helping to realize Cadillac Fairview’s vision of including Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue as part of CF Toronto Eaton Centre and its promise of delivering a premium shopping experience. Watch Here
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Video credit: Produced by Sight on Site Inc. for PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) and Cadillac Fairview.
No profession knows the pain of tedious paperwork,
complicated Excel manipulations and clunky systems quite like safety
professionals do. Despite our best efforts to modernize and streamline our
processes, safety leaders still run into several challenges. The good news is
that we’re now in the midst of a data revolution. Data-driven companies are
already more profitable than their competitors, and the continued evolution of
EHS analytics will strengthen the divergence amongst companies that use data to
their advantage against those stuck in the status quo. This guide will discuss
how EHS professionals can capitalize on this new data revolution to
build high-performance safety systems,
make better-informed decisions and improve safety outcomes.
Read the Guide
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Bill 70’s amendments to the OCOT Act took the legislative action to implement recommendations on the Tony Dean Report. It includes a requirement to produce a Compliance and Enforcement Policy and submit it to the Labour Minister for approval, and it has now been released.
Ontario is taking action to overhaul the province's land
use planning appeals system to give communities a stronger voice and ensure
people have access to faster, fairer and more affordable hearings. Click here to read the full article.
The Ministry of Labour has issued the Changing Workplaces Review. OGCA
will review and respond shortly. Click here to read the report.
The Ministry of Labour has propose
administrative fines to support compliance under the OCOT enforcement of
compulsory trades and apprentice ratios. The draft policy has proposed fines of
up to $100,000 per offence. The OSTA has submitted a response. Click here to read the response.
October 19 - 22, 2017
- Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto CLICK HERE
for the Registration Form.
Monday, July 10, 2017
- Glencairn Golf Course, Milton - CLOSE TO SOLD OUT - ONLY