Ontario General Contractors Association

I hope that everyone reading this can all recall the two separate OGCA Members Bulletins that were circulated regarding the legislated requirement that was enacted in 2017, that reclassified some Road Building Machines to Commercial Motor Vehicles (Highway/Road Vehicles).

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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
innovation Corner
The OGCA is helping general contractors assess innovative solutions to industry problems to help members navigate the construction technology market.

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When people tell me that the August Civic Holiday is the halfway point of the summer, I often respond with “there’s no need for that sort of language.” It is, however the reality of living in Ontario.

This past weekend was a busy one for all sorts of reasons. A couple of years ago, my son was gifted a parcel of land when his beloved Nonno (grandfather) passed away at the incredible age of 93. Most of this property is rented to a local farmer, but my son chose to maintain the acre closest to the road. This is the place that we fondly call The Farm.

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The IHSA has released research results that demonstrates that certified firms have reduced participants injury rates by 28%.

Dr. Chris McLeod of the University of British Columbia presented the initial findings at the OGCA Leadership Conference on May 6. The final report has now been released and is the first in depth study of the Ontario COR certification effect on health and safety in Ontario workplaces.

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Five reasons to say goodbye to spreadsheets
Bridgit Bench is built to handle the dynamic, complex nature of construction. Spreadsheets are built to make you pull your hair out.
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Associate Partner News and Events

I recently did a Substance Abuse Assessment for an employer and realised that there is not a lot of information available about this specific to the ICI sector, even for those with years of industry experience.


I decided to write this article detailing how an assessment works and treatment often works in the ICI sector.


The first thing I will discuss is the assessment process and the reasons for it.

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers have provided a briefing note update regarding the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL).
Learn more information on:

Extension to paid IDEL 
Continuation of General Entitlement to IDEL 
Temporary Layoff and Constructive Dismissal Exemption

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CMiC: Your Hub for Project Management & Collaboration
Connecting the various parts of a construction project is a complex but essential part of operating as a contractor today.
With subcontractors, architects, clients and numerous internal teams all contributing to a project at various phase of the project and information accumulating over the course of the job, the resulting communications may be too numerous and diverse to be easily tracked through outdated legacy technology.

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