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In continuing to build a modern and sustainable Brampton, the City adopted the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program as part of its construction contract management and construction tendering process. This is a reaffirmation of the City’s ongoing commitment to health and safety for contractors, employees and residents. 

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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.


This year the annual PCA Curling Bonspiel will be held at London’s Highland Community Curling Club on April 5 and 6.  As defending champions, London Rocks are looking for seven teams (minimum) and eleven teams (maximum) to come on down and give it their all. The London and District Construction Association (LDCA) are adding a one time best foursome name this year and will donate $100 for each team member to the London Food Bank. The LDCA has arranged for rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown London for $169 per night.

Should anyone need help with gathering a foursome, please inform Mike Carter to assist in securing additional players.

To RSVP for the event, please send a confirming email to Mike Carter.

Don’t let water damage sideline your construction project
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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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This report was prepared by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) to provide an overview of the last quarter, the current economic health of the industry, and its implications for member businesses.
Key insights for Q3 2023
Q3 2023 slowdown: Interest rate increases by the Bank of Canada have impacted growth, slowing consumption and business investments.
Interest rate impact: Elevated interest rates are diminishing investments, causing a decrease in spending. This trend is impacting both the overall economy and the construction sector, which is particularly sensitive to interest rate fluctuations. 

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) is seeking feedback on the employer experience with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. If you are interested in responding to the survey, you can find it on Ontario's Regulatory Registry. Once you have completed the survey, please submit it through the registry.

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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
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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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As we kick off 2024, Procore is tracking developments across the industry, including new technology, project backlogs, labour shortage, and attitudes toward mental health in construction.

This is a critical time for the industry, with new challenges and also opportunities for companies to be nimble. Understanding what lies ahead can help organizations prepare and ensure their processes are in line with the rest of the industry, and position them for success.

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The Surety Association of Canada (SAC) held its 32nd Annual General Meeting and Conference on October 10 and 11, 2023, at the Hilton Toronto Hotel where the slate of officers was presented and approved by the SAC membership. On December 5, 2023, the SAC Board of Directors met to elect the officials for the upcoming fiscal year.

To read the full press release, please click here.

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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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