December 7, 2021

  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Industry News
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • TCA 2021 Innovative Product Award Winners Announced
  • TCA / Home Depot 12 Days of Giveaways!
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
Hadhad tells sweet tale of entrepreneurship, resilience and a fresh start

For Syrian-Canadian entrepreneur Tareq Hadhad, founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, immigrating to Canada meant a new start and an opportunity to grow his family’s business in a new country.

Hadhad was the speaker at the Nov. 23 virtual CEO breakfast, co-hosted by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) and ConstructConnect.

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Construction companies poised for post-Covid growth

The global construction market is set for a sustained period of strong growth, post-Covid-19, driven by government spending on infrastructure and the transition to a net zero society, says a new report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

The report, Managing the new age of construction risk, explores both acute and long-term risk trends for the construction sector.

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4 experts on why sustainable mass timber is the green future of building

The biggest new idea in sustainable building is also one of the oldest construction materials around: timber. But this isn’t ordinary wood. Cross-laminated timber, as it’s known, is arguably the first major structural innovation since the invention of reinforced concrete more than 150 years ago.

Cross-laminated timber itself has been in use for decades, particularly in Austria and Germany. Interest in the material is surging along with concern about the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with concrete and steel.

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Graham set to grow by acquisition

Graham Group of Companies has announced an agreement to acquire the North American assets of AECOM’s Energy Operations and Maintenance Division (EOM). Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner with revenues exceeding $3 billion annually, while AECOM is a global infrastructure consulting firm. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals and expected to be completed by the end of January 2022, will significantly expand Graham’s capacity to provide maintenance, turnaround, fabrication and sustaining capital services for major energy, industrial and petrochemical companies in Western Canada, Ontario and the U.S.

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Stakeholders praise Ontario’s youth apprenticeship plan

Ontario construction stakeholders appear to be unanimous in their praise for recent steps announced by the provincial government to promote the skilled trades to young people but there’s growing curiosity about when the government will reveal further plans for the new Skilled Trades Ontario (STO).

The measures announced Nov. 24 by Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce were said to be a response to recommendations contained in the Apprenticeship Youth Advisors report, released the same day.

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Bird Construction completes validation phase for construction of the Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Bird Construction Inc. (“Bird”) is pleased to announce that in a joint venture with Chandos Construction Inc. and M. Sullivan & Son Limited (“CBS JV”), it has successfully completed the validation phase of the Integrated Project Delivery (“IPD”) contract for the Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre (“ANMRC” or “the Project”) for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (“CNL”). The approximate project value is over $500 million, and the completion of the validation phase means that the project will now proceed.

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Celebrating National Construction Day - 2021
In collaboration with the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) partner associations, National Construction Day recognizes and celebrates the dedicated, hard-working people instrumental in building, maintaining, and connecting our communities through vital infrastructure. 

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New Ministry of Labour hires gearing up to replace lame-duck OCOT inspectors

Construction stakeholders have expressed optimism that new inspectors hired this fall by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) will resume effective enforcement of trades compliance after a two-year-plus hiatus in serious enforcement by College of Trades (OCOT) inspectors.

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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.
Construction / project management specializing in residential construction (low, mid and high rise) plus general contracting division. 

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TCA News Update:
TCA 2021 Innovative Product Award Winners Announced at Construct Canada
On Thursday, December 2, 2021, the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) 2021 Innovative Product Award (IPA) winners were announced at Construct Canada!

The IPA Award (formerly known as TIPTA) was established in 1994 by TCA and is open to any supplier who can demonstrate the development and/or the use of innovative technologies in their respective industries.

Congratulations to this year's top three winners:
First place winner: DuRock Alfacing International Limited
Product: PUCCS NC - Non Combustible EIFS

The EIFS standards referenced in Canadian Building Codes were developed for combustible EIFS, which account for the vast majority of EIFS installed in Canada. 

Recent façade fires on high rise buildings in various parts of the world have drawn attention to the use of combustible cladding and combustible insulation on the exterior of those buildings. The backbone of all EIFS is the insulation component, which is most commonly combustible foamed plastic. 

Countless buildings all across Canada are in dire need of insulation to reduce their GHG emissions and to help make them both sustainable and resilient. PUCCS NC System featuring our PUC-ROCK mineral wool insulation is our latest innovation that provides the non-combustible solution to this dilemma. 

Second place winner: Mitrex
Product: Solar Cladding” Innovation
Mitrex Solar Facades consist of solar cells sandwiched in between a customizable tempered glass facing layer and an advanced aluminum honeycomb backing. Through our multi-layered coating process, we’re able to offer anti-reflective colourized cladding that reflects a small amount of sunlight while absorbing the rest for energy production. An-anti soiling feature is also applied to the customizable material, ensuring dirt doesn’t accumulate which can block the sun’s rays.

Third place winner: PCL Construction
Product: Job Site Resourcing™ (JSR™) Innovation

A one-of-a-kind solution carefully designed specifically for jobsites to eliminate hassles in the process of construction. This mobile-friendly logistics management solution is intended for construction projects to manage the shared usage of resources and track details of delivery and movement of materials to jobsites.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated and submitted applications for the 2021 Innovative Product Award!
TCA's 12 Days of Giveaways brought to you in partnership with Home Depot

Lots of AMAZING prizes to be won including a snow blower and a Weber BBQ!
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.
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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
Dec. 8 & 9 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Dec. 9 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Dec. 9 & 10 | Thursday & Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Dec. 9 & 15 | Thursday & Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Dec. 10 | Friday | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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