City of Red Deer – Call for PPE Resources

The City of Red Deer is in urgent need of sourcing some PPE (masks, gloves, etc). Many social agencies are on the verge of having to discontinue operations if more PPE cannot be found. We are looking for support. If you have any of these items, please contact us.

Construction Pandemic Planning Guide – Alberta Construction Association

As we as an industry approach the current situation these are some best practices and thoughts collected from many in the industry related to how we maintain business continuity despite the situation.

On all construction sites, either as a sub or prime contractor, you must do everything possible to follow the advice of Health Officials.

Click here for the Construction Pandemic Planning Guide

COVID-19 Resources – Canadian Construction Association

To help businesses prepare for and manage through a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada, the Canadian Construction Association is referring members to a guide developed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to assist in business planning and continuity efforts. This tool includes links to some of the most relevant and credible information, best practice tools and resources. We will continue to update this information on our website and we encourage you to also visit […]

COVID-19 Project Suspension Impact Checklist

The growing global health emergency has already had very real impacts on the Canadian economy and the operations of Canadian businesses. Focusing on the construction industry, it is a known that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause and create significant hardship. All industry participants will be called upon to work together in assessing and impacting operational risk under existing contracts.

In that spirit of cooperation, an emergency meeting of construction industry professionals including the Calgary Construction Association, global law […]

WCB – Premium relief for employers

In March 2020 the Alberta government announced new measures to provide immediate financial support to private sector employers during the COVID-19 outbreak: • All private sector employers will have their 2020 WCB premiums deferred to 2021. • When we resume invoicing for 2020 premiums in 2021, small- and medium-sized private sector employers will have 50 per cent of their 2020 premiums waived. Invoices for 2020 premiums have been stopped for the remainder of the year and WCB will refund […]

Building permit values down in February

Building permit values were down in February dropping from an estimated $20 million in February 2019 to $4.5 million last month. 

52 permits were issued in February, compared with 70 permits issued in February 2019. Year-to-date totals are approximately $25 million lower than the same period last year. January-February 2020 has seen $40 million in permits issued, compared to $65 million during the same period in 2019. 

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Blackfalds celebrates provincial funding for new high school

It was smiles all around Tuesday in Blackfalds as dignitaries gathered to celebrate the provincial government’s formal announcement of full construction funding for a long sought after high school for the town.

The public school will have capacity for up to 850 students.

“It was so overdue for Blackfalds to have a high school, so it’s just so exciting for them to have the students stay in their community and not have to be bussed into other communities for school,” said […]

Building permit values up in January

Building permit values increased significantly in January, despite an overall decrease in the number of permits issued. 56 permits were approved in January with a combined value of $60.6 million, compared to 87 permits issued in January 2019, worth just over $20.5 million. January’s permit values also increased significantly compared to December 2019, when 67 permits were issued totaling $4.2 million.

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Building permits for December

Building permit values were down in December, despite an overall increase in the number of permits issued. 67 permits were issued in December, with a combined value of $4.2 million, compared to 59 permits issued in December of 2018, worth $11.4 million. The total number of permits issued in 2019 also dropped significantly when compared to 2018, despite a larger number of permits issued. 1074 building permits were issued from January-December 2019, valued at $118.9 million, compared to 1068 […]