Ontario General Contractors Association

Most general contractors that I have spoken with have a rather “bearish” outlook for 2023, and possibly beyond. Some of our contractors are currently witnessing a steady reduction in the number of tenders being issued, both publicly and privately. This is a definite “red flag” for ICI construction and should not be ignored.


When the buyers of construction start to restrict or diminish the output of projects, this translates directly into a diminishment in the confidence of said buyers. This loss of confidence is not unfounded and can be highlighted with what the entire construction industry is experiencing.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=755555&issueID=86467 to view the full article online.

The Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts has released its revised 2022 ODACC Annual Report. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/pdf/ODACC_2022_Annual_Report_-_2022-1031_FINAL-small__(1).pdf to view the full article online.


Effective December 1, 2022, the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) will apply a 2.4% convenience fee to a transaction when a payment is made by credit card.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=755771&issueID=86467 to view the full article online.

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Industry News
The Canadian Standard CSA A23.1-2019 “Concrete materials & methods of concrete construction” requires a minimum concrete materials temperature of 10°C for the duration of the curing period (for either three or seven days). Note that cold temperature substrates can also reduce the temperature of the concrete materials below 10°C.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=754563&issueID=86467 to view the full article online.

Ontario’s construction sector is embarking on a program to do away with foremen, journeymen, manpower, workmanship, manholes, brotherhoods and tradesmen.

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/associations/2022/10/down-goes-foreman-and-other-non-inclusive-construction-terms to view the full article online.

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is currently updating the CCDC 30 Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) standard form contract document.

You are invited to participate in either a survey or a 30-minute interview to share your experiences. This feedback will be used to improve CCDC 30 with the most up to date best practices. To participate in the interview or if you have any further questions, please contact jkvist@cca-acc.com.

Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F6C2T5J to view the full article online.

In continuing to build a modern and sustainable Brampton, the City adopted the Certificate of Recognition (CORTM) 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.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/pdf/COR_Notice_2022_5M.pdf to view the full article online.

Construction is complicated, yet it is often generalized as lagging behind other industries when it comes to the adoption of new technologies and processes. We want to know how, and most importantly why, you don’t use technology. 

Visit https://ogca.ca/2022/10/ogca-x-smartbuild-the-state-of-construction-technology-survey/ to view the full article online.

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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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innovation Corner
The Canadian Wood Council’s annual wood design conference and trade show, hosted by Wood WORKS! Ontario, is back in person on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This specialized design and construction conference is dedicated to showcasing innovative advancements and applications for wood products and building systems in design and construction. Leading-edge experts from near and far will inform and inspire you at the 2022 Toronto Wood Solutions Conference.


Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your capacity for wood design and construction, network with wood industry experts in the exhibit hall, and earn up to six continuing education hours by attending the full day of sessions.

Visit https://conference.wood-works.ca/toronto-november-24-2022/ to view the full article online.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) report has been provided to the OGCA.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/pdf/2022_Oct_31__November_MLTSD_Report_for_LM_Network.pdf to view the full article online.

Green Infrastructure Partners (GIP), formerly GFL Infrastructure, is proud to launch its annual Home Safe for the Holidays campaign again this December.  


December is a very tough month for the infrastructure and construction industries, with increased incidents consistently reported across the construction sector. Only by working together can we ensure all workers, contractors, and sub-trades get home safe for the holidays. Our Home Safe for the Holidays Safety standdowns will be rolling out across Canada in the coming weeks. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=755840&issueID=86467 to view the full article online.

Member News
The Canadian Construction Association would like to thank you for your ongoing support in the CCDC Document Orientation webinar initiative. As previously mentioned, we would like to share the edited recordings we have prepared with you. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=755550&issueID=86467 to view the full article online.

The choice of project delivery method impacts everyone involved in a project. On Nov. 10, this webinar will show how owners use CCDC 10 ‘A Guide to Construction Project Delivery Methods’ to assess their needs, priorities and risk tolerance as an organization, as well as the needs, priorities and objectives of a project.

Visit https://cca-acc.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d4a3ed65a1&id=271ea3f69e&e=78bc8c3398 to view the full article online.

Canada’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement, released on Nov. 3 by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, focused on "building an economy that works for everyone… even as we face global headwinds, the investments we are making today will make Canada more sustainable and more prosperous for generations to come." 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/oga-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=755517&issueID=86467 to view the full article online.

According to the Ontario Construction Secretariat, building permit values decreased in all sectors from August to September, with total ICI permit value down 51.8%. Year-to-Date permit values, however, were still higher compared to this time last year.

Visit https://iciconstruction.com/2022/11/08/nov82022_ecoupdate/ to view the full article online.

From July to August 2022, investment in building construction was relatively stable, with changes of less than 2% in each sector. Yearly changes were somewhat higher, with the industrial sector experiencing the largest increase at 24.8%. Year-to-date investment was higher across all sectors, with the largest increase again in the industrial sector. 

Visit https://iciconstruction.com/2022/10/24/oct242022_ecoupdate/ to view the full article online.

How Wohlsen uses Bridgit Bench to utilize team members more effectively
Learn how Wohlsen said goodbye to spreadsheets and hello to Bridgit Bench to utilize team members more effectively, forecast pipeline needs, and ensure profitable growth. 
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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.

Affinity Program
Don't wait until December to start planning your holiday gifts and accessing your perks.  
All members will receive a 15% discount on all corporate gift orders year-round including:


Ready-to-ship gift boxes
Client gift baskets
Employee appreciation gifts
Special event gifts
New hire welcome gifts

Visit https://ogca.ca/membership/affinity-program/ to view the full article online.

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