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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.


The OGCA is launching the Construction Technology Survey in order to better focus on what our contractors want to know about, or what can save them time, money and resources.

Please take a moment to complete this short (3-5 minute) survey which will better instruct the OGCA Innovation Committee with what is truly important to the overall construction sector, and what can improve business for our members.

To access the survey, please click here, or scan the provided QR code. 


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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The government is supporting projects that help jobseekers prepare for good careers in industries with in-demand jobs, such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality and food and beverage processing. Over the last two years the MLITSD held a series of skilled trades career fairs in towns and cities across the province, welcoming more than 40,000 people. In addition to thousands of students in grades 7 to 12, the ministry also welcomed many teachers and parents whose encouragement is helping students make informed decisions about their futures, including fulfilling and well-paying opportunities in the skilled trades.

Training is what turns potential into a paycheque. The following online content helps to ensure the young people of Ontario know that meaningful work and life-long careers are waiting for them in the skilled trades.


On February 12, 2024, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision on the constitutionality of the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 (often referred to as "Bill 124").  Bill 124 restricted increases to salaries and compensation for employees (unionized and non-unionized) in the broader public sector to no more than 1% each year of a three-year moderation period.

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The DCC's upcoming events will be held in person and will cover National Defence’s forthcoming programs and projects. Both the Trenton and Ottawa events are scheduled for March 20th, from 1 PM to 4 PM. 

To learn more about the Trenton and Ottawa events, please click here.

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Similar to the successful completion of any project, advancing health and safety in the workplace is not the role of just one or two parties, it takes the commitment and dedication of everyone. The foundation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is the Internal Responsibility System, and it was created to ensure that everyone, including supervisors and workers have inescapable roles in achieving health and safety.

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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 GVCA is extending an invitation to OGCA members for its 2024 AGM, scheduled to take place on March 7th. Jason Ball, President of Ball Construction, will be presented with the 2024 Hall of Fame Award. Jason's dedication has been pivotal in advancing the GVCA over numerous years.

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The Construction & Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) welcomes you to attend the in-person Procurement Day 2024 event to be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024. 

Session highlights include:

  • Identifying the Best Procurement Method for Your Projects
  • Innovative Procurement Practices from COVID-19
  • How to Effectively Implement an E-Permitting System Within Your Municipality
  • What Does the Supreme Court Ruling on the City of Sudbury Case Mean to You

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In a world where low visibility poses a daily, immediate threat to the lives of workers across multiple industries, turning every hazard zone into a beacon of safety is no longer just a pursuit but a mandate. VizLite Dual Technology is an innovative solution that goes beyond the expectations of traditional safety gear.

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Workplace health and safety issues, if not appropriately managed, can be a source of significant liability for an employer.  Join Sherrard Kuzz LLP's complementary Zoom webinar on March 6, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to discuss these important topics, including best practices to reduce risk.

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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, on April 4, 2024 (online), attendees will gain a practical understanding of how to navigate the technical elements and legal and practice changes impacting construction liens processes in Ontario. 

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The City of Vaughan will host a Modular Housing Symposium on Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Vaughan City Hall (Vaughan Room). The Symposium will provide industry stakeholders and various levels of government with a platform to discuss the barriers to manufacturing and widespread adoption of modular homes while identifying potential solutions.