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Concrete Ontario - July 26th Seminar Invitation
Concrete Ontario - July 26th Seminar Invitation

Concrete Ontario is hosting a seminar on Insulating Concrete Form - complimentary for CFBA members. Details and registration information:

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COCA - Government Relations July 2018 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations July 2018 - Members Report

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2-Minute News - June 2018
2-Minute News - June 2018

IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic Control — Public Roads 2
Preventing fatalities in high-hazard work
Fall date announced for COR™ Internal Auditor Conference
Health and Safety Advisory: WAH - Site-Specific Training
IHSA announces new employer-recognition programs

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StatsCan apprenticeship numbers ‘disappointing’
StatsCan apprenticeship numbers ‘disappointing’

Recently released Statistics Canada numbers showing apprenticeship registration has declined in every province and territory has construction industry leaders concerned about the future of skilled trades across the country.

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Tariffs are already taking toll on construction costs says AGC
Tariffs are already taking toll on construction costs says AGC

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say tariffs imposed by the United States government has already led to “dramatic increases” in the cost of construction materials.

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Construction innovation: Shedding the old paradigms
Construction innovation: Shedding the old paradigms

The term “innovation” conjures up images of drones, virtual reality, state-of-the-art sensing technology and leading-edge building materials. These products, however, are only enablers—the real innovation is in the changes companies have to make to adopt them.

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Supreme Court of Canada confirms
“general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace
may justify random testing
Supreme Court of Canada confirms “general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace may justify random testing

Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018

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Election Reaction: Industry leaders anxious for details with new Ford government
Election Reaction: Industry leaders anxious for details with new Ford government

Ian Cunningham of COCA: Construction Industry stakeholders comment on PC Leader Doug Ford’s victory and what it could mean for the future of construction in the province.

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Trump and Trudeau tariffs causing casualties on both sides of border
Trump and Trudeau tariffs causing casualties on both sides of border

Canadian steel stakeholders are gravely concerned about how those tariffs will affect their business.

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COCA - Construction Lien Act - YouTube video
COCA - Construction Lien Act - YouTube video

Video prepared by Ted Dreyer of Madorin, Snyder LLP with the assistance and support of other COCA members. Ted is a member of COCA's Board of Directors and Chair of their Construction Lien Act Taskforce.

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CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2
CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2

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CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 1 of 2
CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 1 of 2

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Canadian Farm Builders Association builds more than just big red barns
Canadian Farm Builders Association builds more than just big red barns

CFBA's Gary van Bolderen speaks to the Daily Commercial News

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Comparison: The Economic Value of Steel vs. Wood
Comparison: The Economic Value of Steel vs. Wood

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HORSE FARM Winners AT BUILDER AWARDS
HORSE FARM Winners AT BUILDER AWARDS

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Farm builders given strategies to control fire risks
Farm builders given strategies to control fire risks

Farm insurance expert Jim Zyta speaks at the CFBA's Annual Conference

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Bill 142 - Letter To COCA Members
Bill 142 - Letter To COCA Members

Read Gary van Bolderen's report - COCA working on behalf of members.

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Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last
Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last

Old-fashioned barn raisings are pretty much gone – today you need a team of experts when building an equipment shed or barn. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger
Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger

Diaphragm bracing has been key as farm buildings become larger and larger. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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Preventing Truss Plate Corrosion
Preventing Truss Plate Corrosion

Truss plate corrosion can be an issue in barns - but it doesn’t have to be. The life span of truss plates, hangers, screws and nails in the truss system depends on the materials used, barn design and maintenance. The CFBA partnered with MiTek Canada to deliver the following information to CFBA Members.

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Barn Fire Prevention
Barn Fire Prevention

Main causes of barn fires. What can you do? New technologies. Resources.

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The Life Cycle of Steel
The Life Cycle of Steel

Many everyday products, such as cars, cans and washing machines, are made of steel. Once these products reach the end of their useful lives, the steel is recycled. Recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials and energy and is therefore good for the environment.

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Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines
Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines

Recommendations for new barns and retrofitting existing broiler barns as recommended by The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), The Poultry Services Association (PSA), and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) effective August 31, 2016

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Making Ontario’s barns fire-safe with technology
Making Ontario’s barns fire-safe with technology

With the Haven fire suppression unit, fires could be extinguished before anyone even knew they had started. We are sharing this article from the recent Ontario Farmer magazine about the HAVEN Fire Safety Device. This is an additional way to protect property from fire loss. This is especially applicable to rural areas where “ seconds count “. Strategically located HAVEN fire suppression devices have the potential to prevent major fire loss. A simple idea that can save lives and property.

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CFBA -Representation on NFBC Task Group
CFBA -Representation on NFBC Task Group

The CFBA is pleased to report that effective March 2016, the Canadian Farm Builders Association has representation on the Task Group that is reviewing the National Farm Building Code of Canada.

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