November 16, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Industry News
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • TCA / Home Depot 12 Days of Giveaways!
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
INDUSTRY NEWS
Ontario arbitrator upholds COVID-19 testing policy on construction site as reasonable

In EllisDon Construction Ltd v Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 183, Arbitrator Robert W. Kitchen upheld a COVID-19 rapid test policy used on a construction project as reasonable. This decision is valuable for construction employers, as it describes why the construction industry is uniquely susceptible to viral threats like COVID-19, and provides interesting insights moving forward. 


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Chandos Construction commits to Net Zero by 2040

Commercial builder Chandos Construction announced a commitment to be net-zero by 2040, a pledge its president made on the sidelines of the United Nations’ COP meeting in Glasgow. To kickstart that commitment, Chandos purchased UN-certified carbon credits to offset the carbon emissions generated by its 2020 operations. Chandos has initiated a carbon-reduction plan that includes the planting of 6,900 trees next year and the use of electric equipment on jobsites and electric vehicles in its fleet.

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Bird announces Q3 2021 financial results

Bird Construction Inc. announced that it posted record revenue of $621.6 million in the third quarter of 2021 — an 80 per cent increase, year-over-year.

A big part of this growth has been the result of collaboration, the company says.

“The Company has been focused on advancing collaboration, both internally and externally, and we are truly seeing the benefit of that reflected in the increase in collaborative contract awards,” says Teri McKibbon, President and CEO of Bird Construction.

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Ontario trades, employers prep for contract negotiations

Labour mobility, inflation and productivity look to be among key issues this time around as Ontario’s ICI and residential sectors get set to bang out new three-year collective agreements in the coming months.

By legislation, all collective agreements in those two construction sectors expire April 30, 2022. The deadline is over five months away but already stakeholders are focusing on research, pencilling in bargaining positions and watching adversaries warily.


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Setting the standard for measuring embodied carbon in timber construction

Timber Development UK is bringing clarity to how to account for embodied carbon in timber construction with a newly released technical paper.

‘Assessing the carbon-related impacts and benefits of timber in construction products and buildings’ explains how to account for carbon in timber buildings and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) by rigorously applying the latest European Standards and the RICS Professional Statement on Whole Life Carbon Assessment in the built environment.


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Bombardier previews new manufacturing centre project at Pearson airport

Bombardier recently provided a preview of construction of its new manufacturing centre at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont. where final assembly of its family of Global business jets, including the Global 7500 aircraft, will take place. Ledcor will be building the new facility which is on track for completion in 2023. The centre will provide a new home to the Global Manufacturing Centre, which is currently located in Downsview, states a release, adding the move, which represents a private investment by Bombardier of about US$400 million, will provide continued employment to the 2,000 employees currently working at the Downsview facility.

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TCA Member Spotlight

Get your company in front of like-minded industry colleagues and grow your network and business opportunities! Click here, to learn more and to complete the application form.
Modu-Loc Fence Rentals is the industry leader in Canada when it comes to temporary fencing for construction and restoration projects. Our quality, temporary rental fence solutions keep the public, our customers and their property safe and protected. With nationwide coverage provided by 15 locations across Canada, we have been servicing our customers since 1996. In that time, Modu-Loc Fence Rentals has built a solid reputation and developed industry-leading temporary fencing solutions and innovative safety products to meet the needs of our diverse clients in construction, special events, retail and municipalities. This includes our engineered fence on jersey barrier system, which has earned Modu-Loc several industry awards for innovation.

No matter the project, our approach is always to work closely with our customers to identify site requirements and ensure that all criteria are met.
For us, success lies in "securing what matters."
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For more information visit: www.moduloc.ca
Upcoming Industry events
*TCA Members Only*

YOUR Exclusive Invitation to: Virtual Event at The Buildings ShowTuesday, November 23, 2021
This year’s 32nd annual virtual event will feature Tareq Hadhad.

As our industry emerges from a challenging 18 months of global pandemic, Tareq’s poignant story of resilience, strength and overcoming adversity will be an inspiration to us all.

Tis the season of Giving! Introducing TCA's 12 Days of Giveaways brought to you in partnership with Home Depot! Each day TCA will be raffling off awesome prizes to be won! Please click link for full details below.
Click here to view the full campaign and to learn more.
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
Nov. 16, 17, 23 & 24 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Nov. 17 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Close Out a Construction Project (only 2 spots left)
Nov. 18 & 19 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Nov. 18 & 25 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Nov. 22 – 24 | Monday - Wednesday | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

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