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There’s still time to take advantage of this year’s sponsorship opportunities.
 
Powering Your Project with Innovation
Oakville Enterprises Corporation
OEC's family of companies offer integrated utility infrastructure and risk management services including utility locates, damage prevention risk analysis, utility engineering design, LIDAR mapping, pole testing, GIS design and analysis. Follow the link to see how OEC is using innovation to bring value, reduce costs and protect your assets.
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2020 ORCGA Damage Prevention Symposium, February 11-13, at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.
 
A record 312 golfers enjoyed the sun and the greens at Station Creek Golf Course on June 27th! 
 
Thank you to all of our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for continuing to support the ORCGA.  See you on the greens in 2020!
 
Kawartha Utility Services - Excavation Contractors for Central Ontario
Kawartha Utility Services
As a recognized contractor for Hydro One and the Go To Contractor for Central Ontario, we specilzie in: Hydro Excavation, Septic Systems, Overhead and underground utility installation, Foundations, and Barge services. When you want utility installation, hydrovac services and even more finished safely and efficiently, contact us: https://www.kawarthautilityservices.com/
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Ear to the Ground
Sometimes stopping to look at how your company is operating and what you can do to eliminate wasteful activity can lead to more business and improved profits.
 
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This event focuses on critical issues specific to Canadian stakeholders. This is an excellent opportunity to network with your peers from across Canada and share knowledge & ideas.







This year's CCGA Damage Prevention Symposium in Niagara Falls features a Damage Prevention Theatre situated among exhibitor booths on the exhibitor floor. The Theatre will hold breakout sessions throughout the conference creating considerable foot-traffic on the exhibit floor and offers sponsorship opportunities promoting your brand on both sides of every panel.
 
If you are interested promoting your company, your brand, your service, your exhibitor booth or your presentation, please see the attached rate sheet and reply to Vicki@emailir.com or call 1-866-279-7755.
 
  
The CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo is the premiere international event dedicated to providing educational content and resources to help protect buried assets. Make a difference in the industry by connecting with those who can effect change.
 
 
 
 
Trenchless Technology: An Introduction workshop is for both newcomers to the industry and for anyone who is seeking a refresher course on the various trenchless technology methods. The course covers new trenchless construction techniques including tunneling, open shield pipe jacking, microtunneling, auger boring, pipe ramming, and horizontal directional drilling. It reviews available trenchless rehabilitation methods used to rehabilitate existing infrastructure (i.e. storm, sanitary and watermain) and it concludes with tips to ensure successful trenchless projects. Each presenter will cover details of the key steps involved in planning and executing a successful trenchless project as it relates to their respective technology.
 
This seminar will provide an overview of the goals of the UESI, including various advancements in utility mapping technologies and standards. Viewpoints, needs, and issues from various stakeholders will be discussed, and will include speakers from the utility, consulting/construction, and municipal sectors.
 
Hydrovac equipment can be utilized as a best practice for all infrastructure projects, whether they be safe excavation around utilities, debris removal, trench digging or backfill restoration. Commercially, hydrovac equipment is often used to safely dig up portions of roads and highways that require resurfacing. When used for trench digging, hydrovac trucks will efficiently locate or install utility lines by digging precise holes to various depths and sizes with ease. No matter what the project, it is important to take into account safety procedures and best practices when using hydrovac equipment.
 
Source: CBC News
Canada needs more than 167,000 new apprentices in the next 5 years.
 
"We know there is now more people leaving than entering the workforce, and especially for the trades this is going to become critical."
— André Lebel, Statistics Canada
 
Source: CityNews
22 kilometres of tunnels are being constructed along Toronto's waterways to keep sewage and storm water from overflowing.
 
Source: Ottawa Business Journal
A new round of repairs is in store for pathways around Parliament Hill, after the second major flood in three years. Water levels on the Ottawa River remain a metre above normal and crews working for the National Capital Commission are just beginning to assess the damage to infrastructure near the Ottawa River.
 
   
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The Damage Prevention Technician, DPT® program provides instruction on the fundamentals of locating based on locating processes employed by specific industries. Click here for the brochure. 

Click here for the DPT course schedule.

 

About ORCGA

If you are looking to make contributions to the damage prevention industry through best practices, reporting and evaluation, or events and communication, the ORCGA committees are looking for your input.

Events and Communication Committee meeting: September 26, 2019

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: TBC

Best Practices Committee meeting: TBC

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.