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The Generals magazine is one of the most well-read and trusted publications in the Ontario construction industry, with 86% of survey respondents rating the credibility of The Generals magazine as excellent or above average.

In this issue, learn more about the carbon impact of returned concrete, unique safety solutions, and OGCA's General's Den winners!

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Set to take place March 12-15, 2024 at the stunning resort destination of the Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Resort Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the Canadian Construction Association's (CCA) Annual Conference is an opportunity to gather with industry professionals, thought leaders, and innovators for an immersive and engaging conference experience.

Each day, contractors, supervisors and workers dedicate their skills and expertise to getting the job done safely.

Operating various equipment, ladders and other machinery or tools can be dangerous when performed near overhead or underground powerlines. In the past year, contact with overhead wires has increased three times. 

Hydro One has created a Resource page and Power Safety Toolkit to continue prioritizing safety and understanding the proper procedures that protect workers and the public from the serious dangers that come with working near powerlines.


Eastern Construction, a privately-held General Contractor, is pleased to announce that Dean Walker will assume the role of President, effective January 1, 2024.

Bryan Arnold continues in the role of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, marking the realization of the 2019 Leadership Succession Plan at Eastern Construction.

To read the full press release, please click here.

Attached please find an overview of IO’s PMSP that illustrates how the projects that were under the old PMSP will be organized and managed under the new providers. 

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.
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As the weather gets colder, it’s important to remember that working in cold conditions can lead to cold-related illness, disability and even death when combined with other stresses such as hard physical work or fatigue. But there are things we can do to keep workers safe.

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In the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, attendees will join 30 senior legal and construction professionals to learn what they need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution. Developed for the construction industry and legal professionals, this information-packed and highly practical program will highlight real-world situations to enhance learning and provide ample opportunity for questions and class discussion.

The Canadian Concrete Expo is Canada's only National Trade Show dedicated to the Concrete, Construction, and Aggregates Industries.

Conference Sessions, Live Demos and Stage Presentations provide attendees the chance to experience the latest tech, equipment, and key industry insights, while the vast exhibition floor is where deals are made, people connect, test the gear, and take advantage of exclusive show offers.

To learn more, please click here.

To pre-register by February 13 with the VIP code for complimentary trade show admission, click here.


Maglin's Iconic Bench: Classic Meets Contemporary
Maglin Site Furniture Inc.®
The Iconic Bench from Maglin combines the timeless comfort of traditional outdoor seating with clean lines and a fresh aesthetic. Customize your choice with or without a backrest and add armrests as required. Iconic’s beautiful surfaces are available in Ipe and Thermally Modified Ash wood with durable ends made from solid cast aluminum. Receive a Quick Quote online.
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Sherrard Kuzz LLP's newsletters and briefing notes are published several times a year to highlight important issues in Canadian employment and labour law. In this edition of Management Counsel, two topics are addressed:

-Planning for future employment with a competitor, not a breach of fiduciary duty - So says Court of Appeal for Ontario

-Who’s in control? Supreme Court of Canada addresses when an owner is an employer on a construction site

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The 5th Annual Legal Guide to Managing Construction Liens in Ontario is an intensive program developed for experienced industry professionals and legal advisors. In this one-day event, attendees will gain a practical understanding of how to navigate the technical elements and legal and practice changes impacting construction liens processes in Ontario. 


1. February 21, 2024, In-Person or Online (Blended)

2. April 4, 2024, Online (Replay)

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