June 14, 2022


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CaGBC’s latest zero carbon design standard to be unveiled this month

The Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) latest zero carbon design standard for all buildings in Canada, which includes embodied carbon targets for the first time, will be released this month.

Announced recently at the CaGBC Building Lasting Change conference in Toronto, the third version of the standard aims to “keep up” to an industry advancing on the zero carbon front and takes advantage of “what worked and what didn’t” from Version 2, Doug Webber told the panel session at the conference.

Webber, principal of Purpose Building and the chair of the CaGBC’s zero carbon steering committee, said that Version 3 is in line with Canada’s drive to lead the world on the zero carbon front.

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WSIB doubles rebates for employers enrolled in program

Small employers in Ontario with fewer than 99 employees are being offered an incentive to invest in health and safety.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is giving out a pandemic bonus that will double the rebates eligible businesses can earn for each topic they complete in its Health and Safety Excellence program.

The Ontario government is exploring the idea of boosting compensation for workers who become injured or ill on the job.

The Health and Safety Excellence program connects Ontario businesses with approved providers in their industry or community who help design a plan based on 36 available health and safety topics.

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TSS named Autodesk Construction Solutions Partner of the Year

Autodesk platinum partner Topcon Solutions Store (TSS), which serves as the retail division of Topcon Positioning Systems has been named Partner of the Year — Americas 2022 by Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS), the team behind Autodesk Construction Cloud.

TSS committed enhanced resources and exclusive sales personnel to the construction space, resulting in significant growth in its Autodesk construction business in 2021. Topcon teams combine Autodesk software with Topcon hardware to offer a complete solution. As a result, TSS ranked number three overall in ACS partner sales.

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Turner & Townsend report provides glimpse into inflation’s grip on construction

It’s clear across Canada that inflation has taken a hold of the economy and construction is feeling the impacts. This is one finding among many from global construction consulting firm Turner & Townsend, which recently released the Q1 2022 Spring edition of its Canada Market Intelligence Report.

While the report is in line with many other economic views, highlighting rising interest rates, supply chain disruptions and tight labour markets, coupled with COVID-19 lockdowns in China and the conflict in Ukraine, the regional breakdown dives a bit deeper into the provinces’ more specific concerns.

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Lloydminster Place construction manager awarded, partners with local construction company

Following an open and competitive process, the City of Lloydminster awarded a contract to PCL Construction Management Inc. (PCL) for the construction management of Lloydminster Place, the community’s newest event facility.

PCL’s bid outlined its commitment to engaging Bexson Construction Ltd. as a construction partner, bringing many benefits to the local construction industry. Having Bexson involved during construction increases the local economic impact through increased potential for local sub-trade involvement and will help mitigate potential labour shortages.

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Construction employment growth flat amidst modest May gains

In its most recent Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada reports that overall employment in Canada rose by 40,000 jobs in May. The 0.2 per cent rise helped push the unemployment rate down to a new record low of 5.1 per cent.

The general employment increase was driven by gains in full-time work among young and core-aged women (25 to 54) and was spread across several industries, although construction, which lost 3,000 positions, was essentially flat and did not contribute to the monthly gains. The 1.5 million people employed in the construction sector in May does represent a 5.3 per cent increase over May of 2021, however, which amounts to an additional 76,000 jobs in the sector from one year earlier.

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Canada home to world’s first sound absorptive solar highway noise barrier

Mitrex, a Toronto-based manufacturer of integrated photovoltaics, has released a photovoltaic noise barrier (PVNB), which offers a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating of up to 0.7 through ASTM C423 testing, solar power production, and enhanced aesthetics for use on roads and highways. The solar power produced by these new, innovative noise barriers can be directly supplied and used by nearby infrastructure.

With a capacity of up to 22 W/SF on a single side (and 37.4 W/SF on a bi-facial barrier), these highway noise barriers transform our roadways into energy generators while maintaining the structure’s functionality.

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The Unrivalled Growth of Cooper’s Trench Safety Division

Cooper Equipment Rental’s Trench Safety division has been rapidly growing since its launch in 2017 and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down! We sat down with Cameron Dougherty, General Manager at Cooper Trench Safety, to learn more about what’s new for 2022.

In 2021, the Cooper Trench Safety division expanded into western Canada, increased fleet offerings, added a new engineering shoring manager role, and moved into a new larger facility in Ottawa. These developments, in particular the opening of a Trench Safety branch in Edmonton, allow the team to better serve national customers while nurturing business relationships in the western Canada market.

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Important TCA Updates

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TCIC Upcoming Courses
June 13 & 14 | Monday & Tuesday | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Close Out a Construction Project (1 Gold Seal credit)
June 15 & 16 | Wednesday & Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Winning Pre–qualifications (1 Gold Seal credit)
June 16 & 17 | Thursday & Friday | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

June 20 | Monday | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

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