the OGCA held its shortened two-day conference at the Omni King Edward Hotel in
Toronto. By all accounts, it was a very successful event, with over 40 OGCA
member companies attending! Among the highlights were presentations by Rick
Atkinson, Ray Bassett of Travelers, representing the Canadian Construction
Association, Retired Brigadier General Bernard Banks, comedian Glen Foster (That
Canadian Guy) and a very well-received session on Adjudication and the Construction
who attended, and those who were unable to attend this year, please feel free
to take a look at the photos from the events. Click here to view the photos
taken by Janis Rees of Kaleidoscope Photography. Photos will be available until the end of the year.
Congratulations as well to Mike Moore of Mike Moore Construction who was presented with the Chairman's Award of Recognition, and to Michael Atkinson, retiring President of the Canadian Construction Association who was presented with the Jock Tindale Award for Integrity in the Construction Industry.
WSIB wants to let you know that Compass, their new
online health and safety tool, was launched early in October. Compass
will provide greater transparency to workplace safety in Ontario, giving people
the ability to find the health and safety statistics of any workplace and
compare statistics between businesses.
To find out more:
our instructional video; and go to www.wsib.on.ca/compass to try Compass.
Compass is one more way WSIB is making workplace
data open and accessible. Their efforts are aligned to the Province of
Ontario’s Open Government Initiative and as such, the WSIB is working to
maximize access to data, unless it is exempt for legal, privacy, security,
confidentiality, or commercial sensitivity reasons.
Should you have any questions on this first phase of
Compass or would like to arrange a demonstration for your associates, please contact
Diane Weber at Diane_Weber@wsib.on.ca
the second year, Mayor John Tory’s office will be hosting the Mayor's Youth
Employment Expo on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 from 12pm to
4pm with the same simple goal -creating mutually beneficial
connections between talented youth in search of employment and local businesses
in need of talented youth.
This year, they've added resume writing, interview skills
and networking workshops hosted by LinkedIn, Magnet and the Centre for
Education and Training.
for job seekers and employers is mandatory. For more information and to
register, please visit youthjobexpo.ca
The Only National Trade Show In Canada Dedicated To The Concrete
FEBRUARY 7-8, 2018 • TORONTO
at The International Centre
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Request For Proposals Closed for Brockville General
BROCKVILLE – The request for proposals (RFP) stage has
closed for prequalified companies to submit bids to build and finance the
Brockville General Hospital redevelopment project.
fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process that began in
June 2015, prequalified bidders were invited to respond to the RFP issued in
May 2017. Four companies have submitted bids:
Sullivan and Son, Ltd.
Constructors Canada, Inc.
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The League of Champions welcomes its newest members:
- AGF Rebar
- Ontario Electrical Construction Company Limited
To learn more about how you can become a champion,
please visit www.theleagueofchampions.com
Leadership Conference date has been changed to Friday, March 2, 2018. Location will remain at Verdi’s Convention
Centre in Mississauga.
exceptional program is being planned and details will soon be released.
and IHSA are looking for generous sponsors to get involved in the event and
help us create a successful morning. This conference promotes Health &
Safety in the construction industry, and it highlights many safety
initiatives such as the Certificate of Recognition (COR), League of Champions
and the S.C.O.T Safety Pass.
are excited to offer this new sponsorship opportunity to all APP members to expose
your company to more than 300 members and stakeholders.
more information, contact Lyndsy Miceli at email@example.com
Thursday, October 26, 2017, Brown Daniels Associates Inc. hosted a fun company
outing to the Royal Canadian Curling Club in celebration of safety.
over 50 employees, the event focused on strategies needed to build a winning
safety culture. Rob Ellis, President of MySafeWork, was there to advocate the
importance of safety, challenging the employees to change the way they think
and feel about safety.
raise the bar, Brad Daniels, President of Brown Daniels Associates Inc., asked
each of their employees to sign the Jersey of Courage to demonstrate their
commitment to safety. Brad also gave thanks to Rob for sharing his personal
story, which no family should ever have to face, the loss of his son. No company should ever have to suffer the
loss of an employee either, which is why prevention is so important.
to all Brown Daniels Associates champions for making safety their number one
Walsh Canada is proud to have
received two awards from Canadian Occupational Safety magazine as part of its
annual Canada’s Safest Employers awards, an annual cross-country competition
recognizing Canada’s occupational health and safety leaders.
Walsh Canada Vice
President and Business Group Leader, Craig Lesurf, and Health and Safety
Manager, Dave Irwin, were called to the stage at the annual gala held on
October 24th to receive the honours, which include the Silver Award
for the Building and Construction category and the Silver Award for Young
Click here to read the press release.
BMO Field Expansion and Rogers Place Earn ENR Global Best Project Awards
The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that BMO Field Expansion and Rogers Place have each won an Award of Merit in the fifth annual Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine Global Best Projects competition.
Fayolle Canada is pleased to announce
that effective October 16, MC Group and its members - Alta, OCI & McKay-Cocker- are effectively rebranded under the Magil Construction banner.
purchased Magil Construction in 2009, McKay-Cocker Construction in 2010 and
Alta Construction in 2013. All previous references to MC Group will now become
part of our past, while the name Magil Construction will firmly unify all our
companies across the country under one name.
Over the past few
years, our leadership teams - spearheaded by Alain Gauvin, Owen Whelan, Jim
Laurence and overseen by John Marcovecchio - have actively pursued and enacted
strategies to further improve our positioning in the geographical markets in
which we operate. Today, we strengthen brand recognition by all
stakeholders for the expertise and depth of the divisions we perform under -
Buildings, Civil, Industrial and Interiors.
Our immediate goals
aim at showcasing our significant strengths, our coast to coast presence, our
breadth of services, and our depth of expertise through one consolidated brand.
We will continue to deliver on our word and empower our teams who have helped
us fortify our position as a cornerstone in our industry.
Our branding will be
visually different and modern, but the people responsible for our past
successes remain true to our commitments and further dedicated to our future
success. Today, we are united under one name: Magil
Please note that all
our websites will be consolidated under one - www.magil.com- and our emails will have the Magil designation attached to it.
Pinchin is pleased to announce that they have joined forces with DEC Engineering Sustainability, a mechanical engineering and design firm with locations in Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia.
Please click here
to read the latest newsletter from the Cleveland Clinic, one of our APP members.
Ontario’s rules and regulations for road-building
machines have changed. This change affects the way road-building machines are
legally defined and classified. Vehicles no longer considered road-building
machines will be subject to requirements related to registration, licensing and
hours of service.Click here
to read the full article from Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers.
Pinchin is once again offering several seminars on various
topics. Please click here to view the latest offerings.
Early on the morning of October 19,
2017, OGCA members descended on Queen’s Park to lobby the members of the
Ontario legislature and staff. The day began with a breakfast reception that included
many members of the Board of Directors, APP, Lien Act Committee members and 20
members of the legislature plus staff.
The focus was on raising OGCA’s profile
with the members and delivering our message of supporting and improving Bill
124 amendments to the Construction Lien Act.
Chairman Frank Perricone spoke to
the importance of OGCA and our commitment to workplace health and safety, and
Paul Raboud addressed the complexity of the Bill and the need to get the
Attorney General Yasir Naqvi recognized
OGCA’s vital role in the development of the legislation in our work with Bruce
Reynolds, Sharon Vogel and their advisory committee. He praised the
consultative process and the need to bring greater financial certainty to the
industry through its proposals.
OGCA members broke into teams and met
with 21 members in their offices to deliver our message and discuss industry
challenges and the amendments to the Construction Lien Act.
Many members had the opportunity to be
guests in Question Period and to be introduced in the Legislature.
It was a very successful Lobby Day as
the Legislation has now moved to Committee deputations to be followed by a
clause by clause review and consideration of amendments.
A special thanks to Craig Brockwell and
Stewart Kiff of Solstice Canada who briefed our members and organized the
breakfast event and meetings.
The latest Legislative Report (October 23, 2017) is now available on the OGCA Website - Click here
Free Lecture, November 12, 2017 - Presented by Jason Moriyama of Moriyama & Teshimi Architects.
Moriyama's presentation will focus on interfaith architecture and spaces
created for museums, education, master planning and the environment. Jason will
explore the idea that architecture can enhance the understanding of faith and
interfaith spaces and will provide insight into the deliberations and
decision-making process when designing sacred spaces.This presentation is
part of the Ismaili Centre Canada 150 Series - a collection of diverse events
commemorating Canada's sesquicentennial.
Click here to register.
On November 3, 2017, Canadian Construction Innovations is holding a conference on "Construction on the Precipice of Massive Change." Please click here to access the website and register.