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Alberta Budget includes $97 Million for new Red Deer Courthouse

The City of Red Deer’s biggest wish has finally been answered.

The 2017 Alberta Budget includes $97 million over the next four years for a new courthouse in Red Deer.

“In Red Deer, we will rectify the community’s longstanding concerns regarding a lack of appropriate courtroom space,” Finance Minister Joe Ceci said during his budget speech. “Community leaders have been clear that building a proper new courthouse is a major priority for their area. The previous government failed to act on […]

Building permit values surpass last year by 75 per cent

The total value of building permits from February 2016 to February of this year increased 75 per cent. Building permits rose from an estimated $5.5 million in February 2016 to $9.6 million last month. The number of permits increased significantly as well, from 59 to 96.

Residential and commercial sectors were strong again, with permit values last month estimated at $5.3 million and $4.3 million respectively.

 
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2017 Trade Definitions Now Available

Trade Definitions provide clarity to all construction project stakeholders as to the allocation of work to be bid and performed.  This clarity in turn reduces confusion, error, disputes, and litigation.  The new 2017 edition is now available.
2017 Alberta Construction Trade Definitions Rev3.0 6-Mar-17

The RDCA Recognizes 3 Local Organizations at the Annual Commercial Awards

The Red Deer Construction Association was proud to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our member companies within our industry through our Central Alberta Commercial Construction Awards.  The accomplishments were based on projects during the 2016 year.  The Awards were handed out at our Building Central Alberta – Annual General Meeting on February 22nd.
Congratulations to:
 
Project of the Year (General Contractor)
Points West Living – Red Deer – Premier Building Solutions Ltd.
 
Sub-Contractor of the Year
Shek Interiors Ltd.

Partnership Award
Red Deer College

The RDCA Celebrates 60 Years in Red Deer

The Red Deer Construction Association Turns 60!
In 1957, the Red Deer Building Exchange was established by local industry construction representatives to provide a more organized structure to the local construction industry.  This included coming up with a streamlined tendering process, a new set of operating standards and the ability for members to access plans and specifications.  The initial office was opened next to the Imperial Lumberyard on 47th Avenue, north of 53rd Street in Red Deer.   By the early 1958, […]

Federal census shows Red Deer’s population tops 100,000

Statistics Canada has released the 2016 census data, which reports 100,418 people living in Red Deer as of May 10, 2016.

Red Deer’s population increased 10.9 per cent from the previous count done in 2011. As Alberta’s third largest city, Red Deer is well positioned for new development and continued growth serving as a regional hub on the QEII corridor.

“It is positive news to see that Red Deer’s population has outpaced the national growth rate of five per cent,” said […]

Residential, commercial building shows promise in first month of year

Both residential and commercial sector permits were higher in number and estimated value in January 2017 compared to the previous year, but an absence of industrial and public construction resulted in a decrease in overall permit values.

Sixty-three residential permits were issued last month for an estimated value of $3.7 million, compared to 31 permits valued at $1.9 million in 2016. At the same time there were 14 commercial permits issued with a value of $7.7 million, compared to five […]

Government of Canada and Red Deer College invest to renew infrastructure in Alberta

$9.5 million investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation
Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $9.5 million investment in Red Deer College.

This joint investment was announced today by Randy Boissonnault, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by Joel Ward, RDC President & CEO.

The Government of Canada’s Innovation Agenda […]

Vanier Woods commercial development earns Council approval following revisions

A once controversial commercial development in Red Deer’s Vanier Woods area has now been approved by City Council.

A public hearing was held Monday after the property owner spent several months reaching out to area residents so he could revise his proposal based off their concerns.

The proposal to rezone the property at 19 Street and Vermont Avenue from residential to commercial was turned down last March. This was due to public concern over increased noise, foot and vehicle traffic, property […]

Notre Dame Home Building Learning Program Wraps Up for Another Year

École Secondaire Notre Dame High School has wrapped up with one of its unique learning programs for another year.

The school’s Building Opportunities Program partnered with Laebon Homes to allow students to get involved in residential construction by going on site and building a house in the community.

The program offers hands-on experience, which teaches students the duties and responsibilities of a tradesperson.

A wrap-up celebration for the 2016 – 2017 school year took place Friday morning at the home on Truant […]