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For new members or those who were not already aware, the OGCA acts on behalf of all of our members on tender issues. This service is provided to members that bring bidding related matters to the attention of the OGCA. The association, in turn, writes to the buyers of construction on behalf of all members and the general contracting industry as a whole, to ensure that tendering language and practices are kept transparent and balanced.
The OGCA has issued a letter to the Art Gallary of Ontario, based on a tender related matter. 
For those OGCA memebrs bidding this project, please note that the attached letter has been submitted on your behalf.
 
Should anyone have any questions, please contact Giovanni Cautillo.
 

The OGCA Annual Golf Tournament is quickly approaching!

Join us Wed, July 6, at Angus Glen Golf Club. 

This year's tournament will include, prizes, course-wide food stations, on-course activities and networking.

Sponsorship opportunites are available.

Trisura Guarantee goes A Step Above
Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company
Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company is a Canadian specialty insurance and surety company with a passionate team that committed to fresh thinking and new ideas. In an industry that is beginning to adapt to the digital age, we’re leading the way with innovative processes that perfectly pair with our expertise in the field, delivering the results our clients are looking for seamlessly.
Click here to visit our website and learn more about our surety and specialty insurance solutions
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Industry News
The ready mixed concrete industry in Ontario has been experiencing unprecedented challenges when it comes to the supply of the raw materials required to produce concrete in 2022. The demand for construction materials remains at an all-time high, both in Ontario and in the adjacent provinces and states that we border, and global supply chain issues, combined with equipment and labour shortages, are having a very detrimental impact on our industry's ability to meet all the concrete needs in the Ontario marketplace.

The building sector faces important challenges: labour shortages, the housing crisis, the need to implement innovative technologies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

On June 1, the Workforce 2030 Coalition met in Toronto to discuss the construction industry’s future and recommendations for the new Ontario government, such as investments in training, innovative policies for targeting green buildings and steps to address future workforce demands.

Find out more.

On November 3, 2022, OSPE will be hosting our Annual Engineering, Diversity and Recruitment Conference in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre

The Conference is Canada’s largest Engineering, Diversity, and Recruitment event!

 Click Here for more information.

Don’t let water damage sideline your construction project
Northbridge Insurance®
Severe water damage can cause several challenges for construction companies. Related project delays can translate into increased costs in labour and materials and can also drive up financing costs from lenders to finish the project, heavily impacting developers’ bottom lines. The reality is that water damage during the construction stage of a building is one of the largest risks to completing a project on time and on budget.
Learn how leak detection technology can help
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innovation Corner
Every day we wake up to news about inflation and the potential for interest rate increases. This state of inflation, the highest in 40 years, is not showing any sign of improving, and there will be greater pressure on the entire construction and development stakeholder chain. It is becoming essential to move money more efficiently and consider finance alternatives and the use of technology.

CAGBC and the Delphi Group’s new study, Green Retrofit Economy Study profiles key pathways that will equip the green building ecosystem with insights into the workforce and supply chain needs across Canada’s retrofit economy.

The report anticipates that Canada will see a shortage of skilled workers in the near term, even without an increase in retrofit projects. These include glaziers, HVAC trades, plasterers and drywall installers, and mechanical engineers and technicians.

Click Here to Read the Report.

The LOC proudly supports the use of the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-Cat) survey as a means for members to gauge the safety culture within their organizations. This confidential survey is a tremendous tool to help measure and benchmark safety performance. We are pleased to see the number of Champions that are taking advantage of this program. If you have any questions regarding this survey, we encourage you to give us a call to discuss.

For any questions or further information, please click the following link SAFETY | League of Champions (theloc.ca), or contact Judith Reda, judith@theloc.ca.

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K. Winter Sanitation Inc.
Safety

WSIB CEO Jeff Lang has confirmed that this April the WSIB distributed approximately $1.5% billion to schedule 1 employer as an initiative of the government to reduce the surplus and support employers. All qualified employers should now have had the surplus rebate deposited to their accounts. Please check to confirm that you have been credited approximately 34% of your 2020 or 2021 premiums. If you didn’t receive the distribution, please contact david@ogca.ca.
 
The WSIB’s page on the surplus distribution can be found here.

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Member News
The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is hard at work updating or delivering new documents and guides in 2022 that fairly balance terms for all parties involved in a project. While highly anticipated by the community, we understand that it can take some time to adjust to new documents and guides. On that note, the updated CCDC 2 – 2020 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’, released in December 2020, will replace the retired 2008 version on June 30. After an 18-month transition period, CCDC 2 - 2008 will no longer be available on CCDC’s website.
Associate Partner News and Events
In Ontario and many other Canadian jurisdictions, an employer is required by law to conduct an investigation in response to an allegation of workplace harassment.  A well planned and executed investigation will help management make sound and defensible decisions and minimize liability.
 
In this workshop, you will acquire the knowledge and tools needed to conduct an effective workplace harassment investigation.

Stay Ahead of the Curve With Superior Piping.
Ontario Pipe Trades Council
The United Association (UA) has been training qualified piping professionals for over 150 years. With 17 state-of-the-art training centres, we train: Steam/Pipefitters, Gasfitters, Sprinkler fitters, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanics, Plumbers, Instrumentation Mechanics and Welders. Stay ahead of the curve, and stay on time and on budget with our superior piping skills.
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ELM Insurance Brokers Inc.
Legislative & Legal Updates

The latest issue of the Ontario Legislative Reports is now available on the OGCA website. Please click here to access the latest issue.

The Ontario Legislative Report is updated every two weeks and explains the intention and status of legislation and regulations that could impact the construction industry. For issues prior to January 2021, please contact Daniela Polsoni at OGCA.

Clarity in Contracts
In our continuing efforts to provide our members information regarding contracts, specifically related to the clarity of those contracts, attached is a recent article on insurance and what members need to know.
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