July 20, 2021

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City of Toronto implementation of SAP Ariba SLP

In 2019, the City of Toronto successfully transitioned to SAP Ariba Sourcing, an e-bidding solution. SAP Ariba solutions allow the City to collect bids and proposals online from potential suppliers and reduce the amount of time to evaluate that bid or proposal, allowing the City to award the contract faster. 

To learn more about the important changes regarding the implementation of the SAP Ariba Supplier Lifecycle Performance (SLP) module, please click here to read the communication from Michael Pacholok, J.D., Chief Procurement Officer Purchasing & Materials Management.
Canadian job market picks back up in June, but construction employment falls

Construction job losses in June have set the industry’s labour market back to its position at the start of 2021.

Statistics Canada released its latest Labour Force Survey July 9, reporting a 23,400-job decline last month, or a 1.6 per cent seasonally adjusted drop. It was the third-straight month of jobs losses in construction after a strong start to the year. 

Click here, to read the full Press Release.
Ontario issues RFP for latest work on Hwy. 401/Hwy. 6 interchange in Guelph, Ont.

The latest step in a multi-phase construction project to improve the busy interchange between Hwy. 401 and Hwy. 6 just outside Guelph, Ont. is likely to start next year.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation issued a request for proposals July 15, aiming to lock in a design-build team for the Highway 6/Hanlon Expressway Midblock Interchange project. 

Click here, to read the full news article.
ODACC adjudications gaining traction as contractors discover the power of Ontario Construction Act’s dispute resolution system

The adjudication system under the new Ontario Construction Act is starting to gain traction, as contractors and subtrades discover how to apply its powerful prompt payment enforcement tool.

Since the adjudication provisions went into effect on Oct. 1, 2019, 72 adjudications have been initiated through the Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC), the Authorized Nominating Authority that administers and oversees the process, said ODACC project manager Elise Teitler.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
RCCAO calls on federal government to address significant infrastructure deficit

The federal government must tackle the country’s massive infrastructure deficit and commit more money into transit, waterworks, and roads and bridges, the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) states in a submission to Infrastructure Canada.

Infrastructure funding for capital projects should be based on evidence-based, business-case approaches, supported by asset management plans for municipal projects, the submission emphasizes.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Labour shortages + high material costs + strong demand = more pressure on house prices

This snapshot focuses on the persisting impact of the post-pandemic surge of residential construction on employment and the job vacancy rate in the industry. It also looks at the stock of completed and unoccupied dwellings which over the past 18 months has shrunk to a seven-year low.

The evidence of a countrywide decline in the inventory of available dwellings and the signs of a growing shortage of skilled labour, plus an unprecedented increase in the price of lumber and other sawmill products, have helped push the new house price index up +12.9% y/y, a 15-year high.

Click here, to read the full news article.
New Procore ERP Connector Platform Provides Real-Time Insight on Financial Health of Construction Projects

Procore Technologies, Inc., (NYSE: PCOR), a leading provider of construction management software, today announced the availability of its global ERP Connector platform, along with four new Procore-built accounting integrations.

Now companies can obtain real-time insight into the financial health of their construction projects through centralized, accurate data that connects all of their stakeholders. They can easily connect their enterprise resource planning system of choice to Procore Financial Management, a project cost management solution.

Click here, to read the full news article.  
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Important TCA Updates
Don't miss being included in TCA's Annual Construction Book and/or Online Directory— Advertising Opportunities Now Available! Deadline extended to Friday, July 30, 2021 
Get your company in front of approximately 3500 public / private buyers of Construction Services: Architects, Engineers, Designers, Developers, Property Managers, General Contractors and all TCA member companies.
Click here for the full details.
Exclusive Discount for TCA Members on publishing Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) in the Daily Commercial News (DCN)!

All certificates and notices published in the Daily Commercial News (DCN) are a flat fee of $300 (plus tax). Special Affinity Pricing of $200 per certificate is available to all ConstructConnect subscribers and TCA members.
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**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
Jul. 20 & 21 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Jul. 22 & 29 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Jul. 28 & 29 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

For more details, please click here, or contact: 
Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development