Long-awaited reforms to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act are an important step closer to enactment
• Bill 142 Update
• Bill 148 Update
• Current Consultations
• Impact of Royal Bank of Canada v. Atlas Block
• Latest Forum Poll Shows Neck and
• Neck Race in Toronto
• PC Election Platform
• What’s Up at OCoT
More than 80 apprentices received their certificates of graduation at the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades (CCAT) 2017 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony
A Quarterly Review for the Canadian Construction Association
- Mary Van Buren Starts as CCA President
- Further Discussion on Builder's Risk Insurance Policy
- École Lakay Update
- CCDC Documents Combine Clarity and Expertise
- CSR Guide Now Available
- Improving Construction Projects through Better Documentation
- Changing Construction Sites
- Reducing Waste and Working Smarter
- buildingSMART Canada Releases Practice Manual for BIM
Read Gary van Bolderen's report - COCA working on behalf of members.
Update on Bill 142 Hearings etc.
COCA communicates on the Construction Lien Act reforms
If Canada is going to invest heavily in infrastructure, we must ensure we make equally strong investments in training talent that is going to build it.
Tailored for the construction industry, the guide explains the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and offers practical advice on how to prepare or enhance a CSR strategy.
Bill 142 Update + more
Falls – ladder safety blitz in Construction sector
Date: October 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017
Falls blitz: The Ministry of Labour will conduct an enforcement blitz targeting fall hazards in workplaces in construction workplaces. From October to November, inspectors will check that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address fall hazards and to protect workers.
See following report for critical injury and fatality incidences.
The legalization of pot will put people’s lives at risk in the workplace, according to the head of the largest association representing industrial, commercial, and institutional contractors in Ontario.
With the legalization of marijuana less than a year away, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about how to deal with cannabis on construction project sites.
Workforce shortages mean that talent must be scouted using a new approach to recruitment. Here are 3 tips to ensure that you get the best people filling the roles.
The Ontario legislature has given Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, unanimous second reading approval, sending the bill that would introduce a new prompt payment regime in the province to the committee stage for consideration.
Canada's impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites
All 13 construction Rate Groups will experience reductions next year. See '2018 premium rates & more announced at Annual General Meeting' article (click on 2017 AGM), select 'premium rates', and view page 5 Rate Groups # 704 - # 764 for rate details of specific construction groups
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
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
Bill 142 Update, Bill 148 Update, Gosen Appointed OCoT Chair, Gritziotis Appointed New Registrar & CEO of OCoT......