April 12, 2022


  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • TCA Member Benefit
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • Industry News
  • Important TCA Updates
  • Industry Events
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
TCA Member Spotlight

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Advertise your products and service in TCA's Weekly E-Connect bulletin. This email blast is sent to the members on Tuesday morning of each week. Please visit our website, or contact Vishawn Thompson for details.
Federal budget includes Labour Mobility Deduction for tradespeople

ALabour Mobility Deduction for tradespeople, doubling the Union Training and Innovation Program and bringing workers to the decision-making table were just some of the initiatives outlined in the federal government’s 2022 budget tabled today (April 7).

The budget, A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, was introduced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Mississauga diverting 75% of construction waste at library renovation

The City of Mississauga has implemented a plan to reduce the number of city-owned items sent to landfill prior to construction and has diverted more than 75 per cent of its demolition construction waste from landfills since 2021.

One major renovation project, at the Hazel McCallion Central Library, has resulted in substantial environmental, community and economic benefits, city staff reported.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Procore integrates Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator

Construction management software firm Procore Technologies has announced a new integration with Building Transparency, a non-profit organization addressing the construction industry’s role in climate change, that will allow Procore users to leverage the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) in an effort to drive sustainability across the global construction industry.

The World Green Building Council estimates that construction materials account for approximately 11 per cent of global carbon emissions.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
Priestly Demolition acquires Jones Group to expand and grow

Two leaders in the demolition world, Priestly Demolition Inc. (PDI) and Jones Group, are coming together to work on larger projects and expand operations across Canada and the United States. PDI announced the majority acquisition of Jones Group Ltd. April 4.

The Jones Group, based in Windsor, Ont., specializes in demolition, abatement, remediation, investment recovery, recovered equipment sales, excavating, sheering, environmental clean-up and certified asbestos abatement.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Ontario awards contract to build bridge for Bradford Bypass

The Ontario government announced it has awarded a contract to design and build a bridge crossing for the Bradford Bypass, a new four-lane freeway, connecting Highway 400 and Highway 404 in Simcoe County and York Region.

Brennan Paving & Construction Ltd. is the successful bidder to design and construct the new bridge which will allow County of Simcoe Road 4 (Yonge Street) between 8th Line and 9th Line to cross over the future Bradford Bypass. The project will also include widening County Road 4 from two to four lanes.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
Pearson airport runway project to take off this month

The Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Runway 06L/24R rehabilitation project will proceed this month and will extend through fall. Modern innovation and advanced planning will allow the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and lead contractor Dufferin Construction to complete the project in months instead of years. The project will contribute millions of dollars to the local economy; create meaningful jobs by generating approximately 200,000 labour hours; and employ sustainable construction practices, including the use of recycled materials and upgrades to 1800 light-emitting diode (LED) lights to enhance safety and reduce the carbon footprint of the runway.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Hilti donates $40,000 to George Brown’s WTTE program

Toolmaker Hilti Canada has donated $40,000 to support scholarships for participants who complete George Brown’s Women Transitioning to Trades and Employment (WTTE) program and move into a full-time trades program at the college. The donation will fund four student scholarships.

Atheer Alhulwah and Samantha Bujtor both completed the WTTE program and are now studying full-time — Alhulwah in the one-year Construction Techniques program and Bujtor in the three-year Building Renovation Technology program.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
City of Toronto’s new Clark Centre for the Arts in Scarborough officially opens

The City of Toronto announced that the new Clark Centre for the Arts will officially open to the public on April 20.

Located inside Guild Park and Gardens, the Clark Centre for the Arts is a new cultural facility that houses specialized art studios and gallery spaces, which Toronto residents and visitors can enjoy year-round. The Centre, at full capacity, will deliver up to 90 arts programs annually, including art courses, workshops and camps, while also providing excellent facility rental options to the community.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
Important TCA Updates
REGISTER NOW! 2022 TCA Golf Day tickets are now available!
The TCA Golf Day is back in full swing! This annual event will be taking place on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Angus Glen Golf Club (North & South Courses). You do not want to miss out on an un-fore-gettable day on the green — thrilled to announce "Dinner Reception" is also returning this year! Click here, to find the full details and to register.
Time is running out! Get YOUR pong tickets today!
TCA's Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Committee Ping Pong Event
TCA's Young Construction Leaders (YCL) Committee is excited to be hosting their annual pong event on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at SPiN Toronto! If you are game for a good time and have not yet purchased your tickets - time is running out! You can expect an epic evening with 250+ young construction professionals getting their pong on, networking, enjoying delicious appetizers, and lots more! For the full details Or to register, click here. 
Industry events

CSC Building Expo | Metro Toronto Convention Centre — South Building | April 26, 2022
The CSC Toronto Chapter is proud to host the 44th volunteer organized CSC Building Expo. 2022 marks the return of our in-person tradeshow. The Expo continues our tradition of being free for attendees, offering CEU seminars, access to industry experts, and an opportunity to socialize. 

This year’s theme is Comfort and the Wellness of Occupants in the Built Environment. The speakers will address experiences, advancements and future opportunities for the construction industry to build better for occupants.

For more details, click here.

Construction Specifications Canada - Toronto Chapter
31 Adelaide Street East, P.O. BOX 36 
1.844.4CSC.TOR (427.2867) | buildingexpo@csc-dcc.ca | http://toronto.csc-dcc.ca/
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
The Construction Act (0.5 Gold Seal Credit)
Apr. 13 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Planning and Managing a BIM Project (1 Gold Seal credit, new course date)
Apr. 14 & 15 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Apr. 19 - June 21 | Tuesday | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST (Just add, evening)

Apr. 20 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Apr. 20 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Apr. 20, 27 & May 4 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST (new course date)

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