April 19, 2022


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  • 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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Ontario’s first net zero mass timber academic building tops off

Designed in less than a year, manufactured in 12 weeks, and erected in 100 days, Ontario’s first Mass Timber academic building has officially topped off with key guidance from EllisDon’s construction sciences team, the company announced recently

The Centennial College A-Block Expansion project recently achieved Zero Carbon Design under the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Standard v1. It will provide 150,000 square feet of academic rooms and common areas to house the College’s School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science programmes.

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SNC-Lavalin earns U.K. decarbonization contract

SNC-Lavalin has announced it has been hired by the U.K. government to consult on industrial decarbonization for sites across the country as part of government’s Industry of Future Programme.

As engineering delivery partner, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, will work with up to 16 industrial sites to develop “roadmap” plans that would help to accelerate their progress towards net-zero emissions by 2050, a release explained. SNC-Lavalin’s focus in the program will be on energy-intensive industrial sites classed as Hard to Abate, such as chemical plants and the paper and ceramics industries.

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Investment in building construction hits $20 billion

According to data compiled by Statistics Canada, investment in building construction increased four per cent in February, reaching $20 billion for the first time. Most provinces reported gains, with Quebec accounting for over half of the increase.

The non-residential sector was on the rise for an eighth straight month in February, increasing 1.1 per cent to $5.1 billion. Commercial investment reached $2.8 billion; the institutional component was almost unchanged, inching up to $1.4 billion; and industrial construction rose almost three per cent to $893 million.

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Canada’s construction industry says Budget 2022 misses the mark when it comes to building back better

release of the 2022 Federal Budget fell short on providing the right conditions to deliver on the government’s build back better objectives, says the Canadian Construction Association, the national association representing Canada’s non-residential construction industry. News of a $183.2 million investment over seven years for the development of innovative construction materials and revitalizing building standards to encourage low-carbon construction solutions will help the industry build resiliently, however the federal government stopped short of providing a plan to address our aging infrastructure and future needs.

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Tunnelling launched for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown West extension

The Ontario government has officially started tunnelling for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in west Toronto, marking a milestone for the seven-stop extension that will extend the rapid transit line to Etobicoke and Mississauga.

Two tunnel boring machines at the Renforth launch shaft site will dig the over six-kilometre twin tunnels underground along Eglinton Avenue West, forming the underground section for the extension between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road, stated a release. 

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Training youth for careers in the trades

The Ontario government has announced a free program to help disadvantaged youth in the Chatham-Kent area train for careers in the construction trades. The province is providing more than $200,000 to offer 75 young people a three-week introductory training course in hand and power tool use, safety and woodworking design, in a partnership with Family Services Kent and the Prosperity Roundtable.

Over the course of the program, participants aged 15 to 29 will receive hands-on training for work in carpentry, general contracting and construction, along with soft skills such as financial literacy and business communication.

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PCL is named one of LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Companies

PCL is proud to announce that we ranked No. 23 on the 2022 LinkedIn Top Companies List in Canada.

The LinkedIn Top Companies list, released by LinkedIn News, recognizes PCL as a top workplace for professionals to grow their careers. The award is a testament to our engaging, inclusive culture, our abundance of career opportunities and our dedication to making a difference in the communities where we live and work. The Top Companies methodology is built on research around what it means to build a great career, matched to unique LinkedIn data.

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Toronto, province of Ontario move forward with Transit Oriented Communities

The City of Toronto is working with the Province of Ontario to advance development adjacent to new transit lines. Known as Transit Oriented Communities, these developments strive to increase transit ridership by providing new places for people to live and work close to a future transit station.

The City is partnering with the Province to shape nine Transit Oriented Communities next to five new stations along the Ontario Line: East Harbour, Corktown/First Parliament, Queen/Spadina King/Bathurst and Exhibition.

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Important TCA Updates
Limited tickets remaining for TCA's 2022 Golf Day!
There are a limited amount of tickets left for the 2022 TCA Golf Day which is set to take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Angus Glen Golf Club (North & South Courses). Don't hesitate to PURCHASE yours before they are sold out! Click here, to find the full details and to register.
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
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)

Apr. 21 | Thursday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Apr. 22 & 29 | Friday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST (Spots Left)

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