August 23, 2022


  • Upcoming TCA Events
  • TCA Member Benefit
  • TCA Member Spotlight
  • Industry News
  • Important TCA Updates
  • Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) - TCA Member discount
  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
2022 TCA Annual Women's Golf Tournament
September 7, 2022 - Angus Glen Golf Club

TCA Annual Members' Day
September 14, 2022 - TCA Office

Construct Canada Trade Show
Nov 30 - Dec. 2, 2022 - Metro Convention Centre

TCA Annual Christmas Luncheon
December 2, 2022 - Metro Convention Centre

*Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we advise that you visit our website events page for updates on our future events!*

Education and Professional Development

One of the core benefits of a TCA membership is the opportunity to advance your professional standing and qualifications in an industry characterized by stiff competition.

TCA offers several avenues for ongoing professional development through our educational arm.

Delivering relevant course content that meets your professional and business needs, TCIC sample courses include: Construction 101, Fundamentals of Construction Management, Blueprint Reading and Estimating, Construction Law and Construction Project Close Out, in addition to our in-class courses we are now offering e-learning. All TCIC courses are offered to members at significantly discounted rates.

Advertise in Our Weekly Bulletin

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.

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 retirements coming right on cue, Ferreira says

Eyebrows were raised when the recently released July employment report from Statistics Canada revealed a record 300,000 Canadians had retired over the past 12 months, up nearly 30 per cent from the same time last year. The July 2022 Labour Force Survey (LFS) reported that nearly 150,000 people in the 55 to 64 age group had retired in the past year, up nearly 50 per cent from last summer.

The statistics did not address retirements from construction but for Bill Ferreira, executive director of BuildForce Canada, there was no surprise in those numbers and he is sure the same level of retirements is happening in the construction sector – and that the stats were exacerbated by the pandemic.

Click here, to read the full news article.

Unethical builders will be targeted, housing minister says

The Ontario government is prepared to crack down on builders that cancel new home contracts, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark said, calling the practice “unethical”.

Last November, the Premier vowed to stop developers from trying to unfairly make extra money off the backs of hard-working people.

Penalties and reparations could cost unlawful developers hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single home, as well as the loss of their builder’s licence. Penalties are retroactive, which means developers who acted unethically prior to the regulations coming into force will still be held accountable.

Click here, to read the full news article.

Toronto hospital reaches construction milestone

Just over four years after a ground-breaking at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare reached a milestone with Tower Interim Completion, transferring ownership of the Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre to MGH.

MGH will spend the next four to six months extensively preparing for the public opening – testing technology systems in the new building and ensuring integration with the existing hospital campus; refining security plans; and running on-site simulations and training programs for staff and physicians to prepare to deliver safe, high-quality care in a new space with new equipment, workflows and technology. The $560-million project is funded by the Ministry of Health, MGH and donors to Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Eddy, PCL team up to prevent water damage with new technology

Water damage is one of the biggest concerns when building a condominium, but a new solution is helping protect against it with intelligent technology and real time data.

Eddy Solutions was implemented during the construction of Edenshaw’s luxury mid-rise development, TANU, located in Port Credit, Ont. and built by PCL Construction.

The biggest insurance claims in a building asset, whether it’s during course of construction or when it’s finished, is water, he added.

For PCL, it’s the first finished building that’s been occupied with the Eddy technology. The system is also being installed in a number of other PCL projects across North America.

Click here, to read the full news article.

New construction brings 75% increase in working hours

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Ottawa (MCA Ottawa) and United Association Local 71 (UA Local 71) recorded a 75 per cent increase in working hours by their members over the past decade. Members of the organizations reported approximately 1.3 million hours in 2021, that’s a staggering jump from the 740,000 hours reported in 2011.

With over 1.2 million square feet of new non-residential public permits reported in the Ottawa-Gatineau region in 2020 alone, work across the institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors has resulted in a steep increase in work for contractors in the region, leading to sustainable job creation for skilled workers and apprentices. Based on the numbers collected by the two associations, the ICI projects paced the Ottawa-Gatineau region to a 26 per cent increase in people hours between 2019 and 2021.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

IBI Group joins FNMPC’s Sustaining Partners Program

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) announced IBI Group as a new member of its Sustaining Partners Program.

The program furthers FNMPC’s ability to advance relationships between its members and the private sector on issues of mutual interest. IBI along with existing program members, CIBC, Colliers Project Leaders, COWI, Gowling WLG and New Gold Inc., will benefit from an exclusive relationship with FNMPC that will be focused on advancing progressive Indigenous business initiatives between the partners and FNMPC members. In working with these companies, FNMPC will further advance strategies that promote meaningful Indigenous inclusion in major developments and articulate Indigenous perspectives concerning ESG investment standards and sustainable business practices generally.

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Mattamy Homes Selects Procore As its Construction Management Platform to Support Aggressive Growth

Procore Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PCOR), a leading global provider of construction management software, is pleased to announce that the GTA Urban Division of Mattamy Homes Canada has chosen Procore as its construction management platform.

After an extensive search and evaluation, Mattamy selected Procore as its construction management software, including the Project Management, Financial Management and Tender Management products. In the future, it plans to incorporate BIM as it continues to digitize its processes. The platform will provide the GTA Urban Division with a single source of truth for project information, including drawings, photos, specifications, RFIs and financials.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Government funding aims to help Canadians enter skilled trades 

With retirement estimates in the skilled trades hovering around the 700,000 mark between now and 2028, the government of Canada is taking steps to recruit and train thousands to fill this pending void, including providing funding for a number of training and support programs that lead to careers in the skilled trades.

The federal government is providing $33 million over five years for the Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness (STAR) program. STAR encourages Canadians, particularly those facing barriers, such as women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, newcomers, persons with disabilities and youth, to discover and embrace the opportunities that exist with a career in the skilled trades.

Click here, to read the full news article. 

Important TCA Updates

TCA's 27th Annual Members' Day — Exhibitor Registration Deadline is August 31th

TCA's 27th Annual Members' Day will be held in person on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at our Richmond Hill Office.

Members' Day offers a unique opportunity to network with key decision makers, grow your business, and most importantly, raise awareness about your company's product(s) / service(s).

Exhibitor Registration

The deadline for exhibitors to register and receive a spot to display your products and services for free is August 31, 2022. Please email Nazak Ghobadi, before the deadline to guarantee your spot.

Attend As a Guest

We invite you to come out and celebrate with us! Register as a guest here, and don’t miss out on this fun-filled day, ending with an outdoor barbecue.

We will be giving away amazing prizes and a chance to enter our lucky draws!

For more information click here, or please contact:

Email: | Phone: 416-499-4000, x4106


TCA's 3rd Annual Women's Golf Tournament (September 7, 2022) Purchase your tickets now | Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Angus Glen Golf Club - North Course for a fun-filled day of golf and a unique opportunity to connect and network with your industry peers, and for the first time, a full post golf dinner reception, plus more.

Register here now!

Amazing sponsorship opportunities are available!

Click here for more details, Or please contact Jason Pelligra via:

Email: Phone: 416-499-4000, x4104


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.
Click on the image for more details.
**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**

TCIC Upcoming Courses

Excel for Construction – Advanced (1 Gold Seal credit)

Aug. 24 & 31 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Creating a Risk Management Plan for Construction (0.5 Gold Seal credit)

Aug. 31 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 7 & 14 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Bidding & Tendering (1 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 13 – 15 | Wednesday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Effective Tools, Techniques & Models for Project Management (1 Gold Seal credit)

Sept. 13 & 20 | Tuesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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