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116 NEW ITC TOOLS FOR CCA STAKEHOLDERS New tools of the trade help build a strong future



122 LINED UP FOR SUCCESS CPME continues to evolve to meet industry needs


SHARING KNOWLEDGE The sharing of construction feats builds this great industry


GOING BIG Massive size a challenge and benefit for the Calgary International Airport runway


YYC TOWER Tallest free-standing in Canada


READY TO RIDE? Grand opening on track for Calgary’s West LRT


PLANNING FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW Fine-tuning some of Calgary’s transportation options


MOVING ON UP Calgary City Centre will offer downtown Calgary a premium real estate choice


CCA 2012 CHAIR REPORT Serena Holbrook

160 MODEL MATERIAL Is BIM an effective tool or just another liability?


THE LIVING LAB SAIT’s new Trades and Technology Complex turns the theory to the practical in a cutting- edge, student driven learning environment








TAKE THE FAST ROUTE Southeast Stoney Trail construction on schedule for 2013 opening

84 Project Opportunities through Alberta’s Newest Service - COOLNet Alberta on demand 86

ENVISIONING A NEW REALITY The City of Calgary dreams big with the redevelopment of the East Village


JEWEL IN THE ROUGH St. Patrick’s Island will sparkle


128 R-E-S-P-E-C-T Solving the labour shortage starts with a respectful workplace 132 ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION 2012 REPORT 138 MOVING ON UP The changing face of Calgary’s condo market means exciting additions on the horizon 144 NOT JUST ANOTHER DIME 146

A WORLD OF CHANGE John (Johann) K. Binninger remembers his transition from Germany to Canada to CCA president

152 Canadian Construction Association 2012 Report Your National Voice 156 CCA Standard Documents

BUILDING BRIDGES TO BETTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT The City of Calgary sets new standard for compact urban villages with The Bridges

172 GOING FOR GOLD Gold Seal Certification launches new website and initiatives 173 Calgary Construction Association GOLD SEAL CERTIFICATE HOLDERS 184 THE SPIRIT OF THE WEST The Stampede Park development project 188 MUSIC TO THE EARS Mount Royal University gets new conservatory and concert hall 192 CCA Champions of Education 194 CCA Membership Listings 240 CCA Past Presidents 244 OBSERVING CHANGE Past presidents reflect on their time leading the CCA, and how the industry has evolved since 247 Membership Application 248 Index to advertisers

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Calgary Airport | International Facilities Project

Calgary’s International Facilities Project It’s not just about being green

By Debra Shelton

In 1975, the total cost of the existing main terminal building, services buildings, parking structure, structural roadway, runways, fire hall, access roads, and landscaping was $130 million.

The International Facilities Project (IFP) is part of the largest of all the construction projects currently underway at the Calgary International Airport (YYC). With a budget of $1.4 billion out of the total Airport Development Program (ADP) budget of $2 billion, it is a commendable endeavour on its own. The new terminal has many “green” features. This sustainable building will be built with 581 vertical geothermal wells (123 metres deep) creating an efficient heating and cooling system, 660 kilometres of in-floor radiant heating tubes, 5,000 square metres of skylights, and a curtainwall system that combines double-wall (active) and triple-glazed systems which capture and expel heat. In addition, 10,000,000 litres of rainwater


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will be captured and recycled every year, and all of the bulk excavated material – 470,000 cubic metres (equivalent to the water in 188 Olympic-sized swimming pools) – from the building excavation is being reused on the adjacent Runway Development Project (RDP). The in-floor heating is an innovative and cost-efficient way of controlling the temperature in the building and will require a poured structural slab, installation of the radiant tube system within a topping slab, and finally a floor finish. At 183,500 square metres in size, the new concourse will double the size of the current terminal. “Given the size of the structure, and the glycol flowing through the radiant tubes, you have to create very precise

as-built drawings for this project,” states Senior Superintendent Craig Dummer, GSC at EllisDon. To ensure high-precision drawings, EllisDon is using a 3-D survey scanning program to record the piping on the plans to within a millimetre. This will give accuracy assurances for maintenance and allow for modifications in the future. The new concourse includes a stateof-the-art baggage-handling system that is a first in North America. The new baggage tub tray system from Denmark (Crisplant) consists of approximately seven kilometres of conveyor with 5,000 variable frequency drive motors and up to eight scanning machines. The utilization of many small motors makes the

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3-D rendering of the innovative F360 Formwork table used at the International Facilities Project.

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baggage routes more efficient – only 25 per cent of the energy consumption compared to the existing system. Recognizing the need to conserve energy, The Calgary Airport Authority has also designed the concourse so it is photovoltaic-ready. This is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity. As the technology becomes more refined the Authority will be there, ready to adopt it.

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Clearly the Authority is planning for today and well into the future. The IFP will have five levels totaling 183,500 square metres. To comprehend the size of the structure, the check-in hall at 48,100 square metres is large enough to park five Boeing 737 aircraft side-by-side, wing-to-wing. Through a combination of moving ramps and double bridges, the Authority is bringing the latest aviation and efficiency to YYC. The new expansion will add 22 gates, with the capability for future expansion to a total of 36 gates. The new concourse is being constructed with all types and sizes of aircraft in mind. This flexibility will accommodate two narrow-bodied aircraft with single aerobridges, or alternatively a single wide-body aircraft with dual aerobridges at some gate positions. Additionally the new concourse will be the first airport in North America to operate in a call-to-gate model. The call-togate concept means passengers will check in for their flights and proceed to the international/transborder concourse. Approximately 30 minutes before their scheduled departure, notification of the gate at which they will be boarding their aircraft will be posted on a digital screen located at a central location, or via their personal hand-held device. This new system will ensure passengers have the time to enjoy the new facilities, get in some last-minute shopping, or fuel up at one of the many great restaurants in the concourse. The terminal expansion also includes over 70 new shops and services and a 300-room hotel, which will be operated by a third party. Innovaton at YYC The F360 (Formwork 360 degrees) formwork system for this project is a sample of the ingenuity integrated into the Airport International Facilities project. This formwork system is suitable for all types of construction projects ranging from residential to commercial and civil. The key to its success is based on the fact that it is comprised of very few components. This keeps it simple, while at the same time it has extremely high strength but yet, it weighs very little.

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Bob Schmitt, senior vice president of planning and engineering with the Calgary Airport Authority in front of what will be a new check-in hall at 48,100 square metres, which is large enough to park five Boeing 737 aircrafts side by side.

When a team, lead by George Charitou, chief engineer with EllisDon, put their years of experience together, they created a system with a high strength-to-weight ratio. Charitou states, “Much of the influence for this system came from the challeng-


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es I faced when I was designing the falsework for the Sheppard and Yonge subway station project. I knew there had to be a better way to support eight-foot thick suspended concrete slabs.” The aluminum supports for this system allow for the highest adjustable range and the highest load capacity of any system in its class in the world. Configurability, strength, and simplicity all create a formwork system that improves productivity. EllisDon has performed various projects at YYC, including the previous major expansion of Concourse D in 2002. Working at YYC is nothing new for EllisDon and they continue to use their experience and expertise from previous performed airport projects to manage the building of the International Facilities Project. With many different projects occurring on the site simultaneously – all interacting and impacting each other – the IFP has faced some challenges. The complexities of this project include working adjacent to the existing terminal, and having the Runway Development Project surrounding the site. From staff access to laydown logistics, the coordination component of this project is impressive. Structural steel installation began in July 2012, and transporting the material from Quebec was a feat in itself. Figuring out how to transport and erect pieces of the 22.5-tonne trusses in an efficient manner – without having to pay transportation premiums – engaged all parties in problem-solving. The logistics were only compounded with the arrival on site. Utilizing multiple cranes, EllisDon and structural steel subcontractor Supermetal is erecting 8,000 tonnes of structural steel including 2,000 tonnes of architecturally exposed structural steel for the concourse. “EllisDon prides itself as a relationship-based company and because of this, we have excellent trades working on the site. This relationship fosters collaboration to work together to problem solve and think ‘outside of the box,’” states Construction Manager Derek Lippai, GSC. “A recent example, of which there are too many to list, was where the drilling and temporary shoring subcontractor, Double Star Drilling, sourced out a highly specialized drill rig from Italy to drill low overhead piles for the roadway and utility tunnel, as the logistics and head room were extremely constrained in these areas.” The construction team is actively using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on this project to detect scope clashes and seek remedy in the early stages, thus saving time and money. With the tight design tolerances, BIM (along with many hours of coordination from the team) has already illustrated its value with the installation and the integration of the precast support columns (Lafarge), structural steel (Supermetal) and curtainwall installations (Contract Glaziers) for the building envelope to date. It has been an extraordinary experience, seeing how efficient all these elements are going to work together. On schedule to go into operation in October 2015, this impressive project combines sustainability, state-of-the-art technology, and ingenuity. Collaboration among the construction team means that Alberta will have a world-class international facility of which we all can be proud. n










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Calgary Airport | Airport Trail Tunnel

Sharing Knowledge

The sharing of construction feats builds this great industry By Debra Shelton

Aerial view of the expansive Airport Trail Underpass and new runway which will cross perpendicular overtop of the tunnel’s centre.

Canada’s construction industry is a world-wide leader not only because our contractors are innovative problemsolvers, but also because they share the stories of those innovations, so that they may learn from each other’s experiences and continue to forge ahead with new innovations in construction techniques and methods. Sharing the construction feats of the Airport Trail Tunnel project with workers around the province, and across the country, is just one way to communicate lessons learned. “It is not just the immenseness of this project that makes it a feat in itself, it is also the construction techniques that had to be applied to a fast-track project,” states Kelly Illerbrun, GSC, construction manager for the PCL/Parsons/Dufferin


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joint venture on this project. With an engineering degree, 14 years of construction experience, and 11 years of experience in mining, Illerbrun will be utilizing all of his skills on this exciting project. Discover what PCL and their team of contractors learned while building the Airport Trail Tunnel. Excavation Sloping and Shoring In most cases, the sides of an excavation must be sloped back at a rate of 1:1 (one foot back for every foot down) or 45 degrees. To reduce the amount of excavating and backfilling, and because most of the excavation was in rock, the team agreed to a rate of 1:2 (one foot back for every two feet down) or 63 degrees, but it would require an engineered

approach for slope stability. This not only meant that mesh was required to contain rock from falling into the tunnel, but also that a geotechnical engineer was on site on a regular basis to monitor the stability. When it came time to backfill the tunnel, the engineer was on site 100 per cent of the time to ensure the safety of workers due to the potential impact of equipment and vibrations in a small space. The extra $1-million cost for this solution saved $4 million in excavation, backfill and schedule – a sound investment. Tunnel Formwork An aggressive schedule of 17 months for design and construction of the Airport Trail Tunnel means finding effi-

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The concrete progress bar as of October 13, 2012. IMage courtesy of The City of Calgary Transportation Department.

ciencies in construction quickly. In addition to the challenges inherent with fast-tracking a schedule, it is not common practice to build a tunnel under a runway; the fact that massive planes will be landing on the runway means the structures above and below ground must be able to handle the impact and the weight. Normally tunnel construction begins at one end and continues sequentially to the other end. To cut the construction schedule nearly in half, the team decided to start in the middle and build the tun-

nel toward each end. They also skipped every other section of the tunnel with the lead form and used an infill form to follow simultaneously. This allowed the 50 sections of tunnel to be cast in nine months. It takes two weeks to complete all of the work to cycle a form from one pour to the next; this includes moving and setting the form, installing the reinforcing steel, electrical rough-ins, closing up the forms and placing the concrete. The form was also designed to allow PCL to build the walls and roof in one pour. Shaving 26 weeks off the construction

schedule certainly helps to improve the bottom line and ensure completion of the project on time. Waterproofing and Backfilling Once the runway area concrete was completed came the task of waterproofing and backfilling the tunnel. Given the fluctuating weather conditions of Calgary, this project had to take into consideration mitigating the impact of weather on the project. Finding waterproofing and backfill materials that could be applied in most weather conditions was

Airport Trail Tunnel Great leadership is never easy, but the results are worth it By Debra Shelton

Left to right: Kelly Illerbrun, construction manager (PCL Construction Management Inc.), Gerry Brophy, project superintendent, and Trevor O’Brien, project manager for the Airport Trail Underpass (PCL/Parsons/Dufferin ATU Joint Venture) at the west entrance of the 620 metre long tunnel.


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A tunnel at the Calgary International Airport has been on The City of Calgary’s books since the 1990s, but the City did not have the money to build it. So while city councillors of the day felt other projects were more important, the Calgary International Airport Authority crafted its own expansion plans. In May 2011, the Calgary International Airport Authority confirmed it had accepted The City of Calgary’s final proposal to build an underpass on YYC land under the planned new airport runway. To reach a conclusion under the near-impossible deadlines is a testament to great leadership. An articulate mayor with vision, tenacity, and commitment is an important ingredient to build a team to climb the hurdles of a project of this size and expense. The consistency and professionalism of the factual message to Calgary taxpayers was critical to gaining their respect and trust. “The Airport Trail Tunnel is a vital piece of infrastructure that will benefit all Calgarians, and

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another necessity to meet the schedule. After meeting with several manufacturers, a suitable waterproofing membrane was found that would meet the requirements for the project. A free-draining granular backfill was specified for the runway and taxiway areas so that long-term settlement would be reduced. Additionally, the free-draining nature of the material allowed crews to get back to placing and compacting material as soon as the rain stopped (compared to native backfill that can take up to three days to dry out before being able to get proper compaction) – a fundamental airport requirement for ground stability in landing massive planes.

The Airport Trail Underpass once complete will accommodate six lanes of traffic and two LRT tracks.

it had to be built now to keep Calgarians moving and save many of millions of dollars in future infrastructure needs,” says Mayor Nenshi. “I’m very pleased that the project is on schedule and on budget.” What quickly becomes transparent in a project of this magnitude and tight schedule is the leadership that must be demonstrated for and respected by the construction team. The tunnel project started design in March 2011, and excavation began in July 2011, while the detailed design for the tunnel was in the process of being completed. It is a tremendous task to create a collaborative environment – especially when a project doesn’t have a completed design and nonetheless has to begin construction while the design is still being created. Yet collaboration has been the key to success on this project. As Kelly Illerbrun, GSC, PCL/Parsons/Dufferin construction manager for this project states, “When a project that normally is two years in the design phase begins design and construction simultaneously, you have to have a team committed to achieving the same goals.” A collaborative approach means truly being open to ideas on how to work together to accomplish the task at hand. To successfully construct the Airport Trail Tunnel on time and on budget, it is essential that The City of Calgary staff, designers, and contractors work together, respect each other, trust each other, and develop the best solutions that time and budget constraints allow. “One of the keys to success is making sure you get the right people, at the right time and for the right time,” affirms Illerbrun.

Pile-supported Approach Slabs One of the requirements of this project was to turn over the runway section of the tunnel project on August 31, 2012, so that runway construction could continue over the tunnel structure. To ensure zero

A myriad of meetings were held for this fast-tracked project. As long as meetings are efficiently run, the productivity requirement of getting everyone back to work can be met. But it’s not only about participating at the meeting; it is just as important to ensure everyone is accountable to follow-up on the actionable items. Phone calls and emails help keep accountability and productivity at its highest. “Our collaborative software site is a necessary tool to productivity,” states Illerbrun. “Having a web-based platform to communicate plans, specifications, changes and minutes, through a system that alerts you about modifications, keeps the important information at your fingertips.” This project’s $414-million contract stipulated that the underground tunnel had to be completed by the end of August, in order that paving of the landing strip could ensue on schedule. And precisely on August 31st, 2012, the PCL/Parsons/Dufferin joint venture, the project’s construction managers, and its team turned over to the airport authority the portion of the tunnel that will be constructed under the new runway – the first milestone and this project’s second testament to great leadership. The taxiway portions (the second milestone) are on target for completion by October 31st. It is not merely Illerbrun’s technical engineering background and the mayor’s Harvard public policy education that have allowed their leadership to shine; it is their taking the time to meet with crews on the ground and passionately explain to their teams the details, so that everyone understands their respective roles in the project – these are truly the signs of great leaders. n The CONSTRUCTOR 2013


Calgary Airport | Airport Trail Tunnel

Three months of excavation removed 600,000 cubic metres of earth and rock leaving the tunnel seen here at eight metres high, and 36 metres wide.

Construction highlights and interesting facts about the Airport Trail Tunnel: • The length of the tunnel (620 metres) is approximately the length of four-anda-half CFL-sized football fields. • The tunnel will be 36 metres wide and the depth from the runway to the road surface will be 12 metres. • Over 600,000 cubic metres of earth material and rock has been excavated. • The excavation was approximately 15 metres deep by approximately 50 metres wide. • The project includes the installation of underground utilities. Over 2.5 kilometres of water and stormwater deep utilities have been installed. • Approximately 45 kilometres of electrical conduit will be installed. • 12,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel will be installed. This is equivalent to about 30,747 airplanes. • Concrete work on the structure itself began with the installation of footings followed by forming and casting of the tunnel walls and roof. The first concrete pour for the tunnel walls and roof took place on February 24, 2012. A total of 50 concrete sections will be poured. • Each tunnel section requires 850 cubic metres of concrete, which takes 80 trucks to deliver in a 12-hour period.


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settlement in a fast-tracked tunnel project, the team designed pile-supported approach slabs. These concrete structures are bridges spanning from the tunnel to the undisturbed rock measuring 75 metres long, 10 metres wide, and 600 millimetres (two feet) thick. The approach slabs and tunnel provide a bridge across the width of the tunnel excavation. The stability of the runway over that section of the tunnel is critical to prevent settlement issues in the future. This is fundamental to maintaining a smooth runway surface at 300 km/h. “Now that the tunnel structure is nearly complete and a major milestone of the project is completed, there is still no time to relax,” stresses Illerbrun. The team still has to complete the Airport Trail roadwork from Barlow Trail to 36th Street. This includes tunnel lighting and ventilation, tunnel life safety systems, substations and control buildings, stormwater collection and lift station, traffic lighting, asphalt pavement, and intersections. “Every construction project has something special about it, whether the project is big or small,” states Illerbrun, adding that, “This project is exciting and fastpaced.” It is certainly a construction feat of which Illerbrun and his team can be proud. “We would not be successful without the combined efforts of all contractors, designers and The City of Calgary staff,” Illerbrun concludes. n

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Massive size a challenge and benefit for the Calgary International Airport runway By Debra Shelton North to south view of new airport runway, which upon completion in May 2014, will be the longest commercial runway in Canada at 14,000 feet long. photo supplied courtesy of the Calgary Airport Authority and MultiVista

Everything about the Airport Development Program (ADP) at Calgary International Airport (YYC) is massive – from the budget and the size of the structures to the number of workers on site and the quantity of materials. The Runway Development Project (the addition of a new parallel runway) and

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“The Calgary Airport Authority is planning for the future growth of air travel for the city and surrounding area,” states Bob Schmitt, senior vice president of planning and engineering. “In my 25-year history with the Authority, I have seen annual volumes go from approximately four million passengers to today’s volume of


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A cross section of the new runway: The new runway at YYC will be approximately four feet thick and is made up of several layers of material: 1. Portland Cement Concrete - 435 millimetres (17 inches), 2. Cement Stabilized Base - 200 millimetres (eight inches), 3. Granular Base Course - 500 millimetres (20 inches) and 4. Compact Clay Sub-grade.

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installed into a one-metre thick runway structure including 500 millimetres of gravel, 200 millimetres of cement stabilized base, and 435 millimetres of slipformed Portland cement concrete, all of which make up the massive structure required to land planes weighing up to 386 tonnes. With 30 years of construction experience behind him, Gary Ogston, senior construction manager of the PCL/ Parsons/Dufferin joint venture team, talks about the logistics of the project. “With over 400 pieces of equipment and vehicles working on the site in any one day, managing the traffic is a major challenge. Every morning the joint venture superintendents meet with the contractors to discuss their plans for the day so that everyone is aware of the work going on around them.” One of the biggest challenges presented to the RDP team is the dust control. On any given day, the roads may need grading for mud reduction from the rain in the morning and by afternoon, require a fleet of water trucks just to keep the dust controlled.

Often times, one of the issues on a construction site is not having all the parties available to make decisions in a timely manner. For this particular project, however, the entire team has offices in the on-site trailer complex, thereby facilitating communication amidst key players. The owner (The Calgary Airport Authority), program manager (Aecom), respective consultants (Associated Engineering, CH2M Hill, and Hatch Mott MacDonald) and each of the joint-venture partners (PCL/Parsons/Dufferin) can walk down the hall to discuss a particular issue, or have an informal discussion at the water cooler on the daily activities – a significant advantage for such an important, time-sensitive project. Timing and cooperation are everything as the RDP is scheduled to be in service May 2014. The new runway, once operational, will effectively double YYC’s capacity. With the strong partnerships in place, and everyone’s eye on the scope of the project, no matter how vast it may seem, the RDP is on-track for a clear landing. n

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struction). The optimum placement of the new tower was determined after the completion of a sight-line analysis and consideration of future airport development plans. The placement and operational height of the new tower at 270 feet (from the operational room) will ensure controllers have the ability to view all runways, approaches, taxiways and aprons at YYC.

Improved surveillance will help controllers and pilots to land safely, as will new navigational aids that will reinforce situational awareness. Estimated to be in service for spring of 2013, the interior and exterior finishing work is well underway in the administrative area and operational systems will be installed and commissioned over the winter months. n

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Grand opening on track for Calgary’s West LRT By Lisa Fattori

The West LRT, set to open in December 2012, boasts eight kilometres of track which saw more than 700 metres of rail strings, on average, being installed daily, and over 9,000 ties over the course of the project.

As construction of Calgary’s West light rail transit (LRT) project nears completion, excitement is building for the transit system’s official opening to the public some time in December 2012. Extending eight kilometres, from 11th Street SW in downtown Calgary to 69th Street SW, the West LRT transit system is the first large design-build LRT project contract with The City of Calgary, and is the first new LRT line in Calgary in 20 years. Given the city’s current booming population and expected growth in the coming decades, the West LRT is a welcome addition to Calgary’s transportation services, and opens up new opportunities and conveniences for residents and businesses in the city’s west end. “The city’s 2012 census results recently came out and I think that people were really surprised to see how much the population has grown in just one year,” says Tara Norton-Merrin, West LRT communications strategist for The City of Calgary. “People living along the new line are really excited to have the LRT; they can get downtown quickly and they can save on downtown parking fees.” This is a much needed break to Calgarian’s pockets, who pay some of the highest parking fees in North America. In fact, Calgary is only second to New York City when it comes to putting coins in the metre. According to The City of Calgary’s 2012 Civic Census, Calgary’s population is 1,120,225, which is an increase of 2.68 per cent from April 2011 to April 2012. The figure is similar to growth reported in 2007, when population grew by 2.84 per cent. The West LRT is designed to serve communities in west Calgary, an area that is expected to grow from today’s population of 90,000 to 120,000 in the next 20-years. The new line significantly improves commute times to downtown Calgary of


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approximately 35 minutes by car, to under 20 minutes by LRT from the 69th Street Station. In the last year, the West LRT project has moved rapidly towards completion and has achieved many milestones, including the installation of approximately eight kilometres of track. In preparation for this phase, 24-metre pieces of rail were welded to form up to 480-metre long continuous strings of rail. Completed rails were then stockpiled on the guideway near Sunalta Station, as well as near Sirocco Station for the western part of the LRT. So that there were minor disruptions to traffic, rail strings were moved through road crossings over 10 nights, and were placed into position along the alignment. More than 700 metres of rail strings were welded each day, on average, and over 9,000 ties were installed. By May 2012, track work was complete, and then the catenary system poles and the overhead wires were installed in phases. The power systems, signaling systems, and communications systems were completed on schedule, in preparation for the testing and commissioning phase of the project. The first section of the new line was tested on May 15, 2012, which included the elevated guideway and Sunalta Station. The mechanical, electrical, safety, and communications systems were tested incrementally throughout the summer of 2012. The final end-to-end testing and integration into the existing system will be completed in fall 2012. “Our mantra is to test early and to test often, which is why we tested the West LRT line incrementally,” says Dave Weatherby, project director for SNC-Lavalin’s Transportation Division. “The last big piece was to run the train through the tunnel, and we had end-to-end tests completed in summer 2012. Once the elevated, at grade and below-grade sections had been tested, we

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Situated approximately 12 metres below grade, the Westbrook Station is part of a tunnel that extends from Bow Trail and 31 Street SW to 17 Avenue and 38 Street SW. The station has two points of access, with the north station head housed within a 100,000-square-foot commercial office building with ground floor retail space.

Westbrook Station, being overseen by Graham Construction, is the only underground station in the city, and required large amounts of site prep work, including relocation and demolition of Ernest Manning High School.


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could be more comfortable that we had worked out the technical challenges. Subsequent testing by the City ensures that the West LRT extension functions efficiently, once it is connected to the existing LRT lines.” Along the LRT route, there are nine traction power substations to power the trains. In addition, three utility buildings were constructed, which house service rooms to maintain various areas of the alignment. Construction of the system’s six stations continued throughout 2012, with delivery of the final Westbrook Station in fall 2012. At 16 Street and 17 Street SW, Sunalta Station is the only elevated station on the West LRT line and features escalators, stairs and elevators, with a mezzanine area below the platform. Approximately four metres high, the mezzanine level has the potential to join with the +15 walkway sometime in the future. As the only underground station in the city, the Westbrook Station, which is being overseen by Graham Construction, took longer to complete, and involved extensive site preparation work, including the relocation and subsequent demolition of Ernest Manning High School. The site of a planned Transit Oriented Development (TOD) neighbourhood, Westbrook Station will be the anchor to the village’s mixed-use high-density development. The Westbrook Station Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) calls for pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, a multimodal transit hub and plaza, retail rejuvenation and public open space. High-density residential housing will be included in the nine acres that are available for development. A successful proponent has been selected to develop the Westbrook APR and is currently in negotiations with the city. “To make room for Westbrook Station, a gas station and Ernest Manning High School were removed, and the school’s sports field adds additional space,” says Norton- Merrin. “In addition to the Westbrook Mall, there will be other shops and restaurants, and we’ll see the development of high-rises in the area.”

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LRT | Calgary West The underground Westbrook Station has eight light cannons with side-mounted louvers which not only provide natural light, but offer a two-way air flow. Dealing with air exchange and tunnel ventilation systems were major considerations on this first of its kind project.

Situated approximately 12 metres below grade, the Westbrook Station is part of a tunnel that extends from Bow Trail and 31 Street SW to 17 Avenue and 38 Street SW. The station has two points of access, with the north station head housed within a 100,000-square-foot commercial office building with ground floor retail space. The four-storey building is striving for LEED Gold certification and will exemplify the principle of sustainable urban development, which future Westbrook Village develop-

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ment will follow. Possible tenants for the building include a headquarters for Calgary Transit and a library. “With the degree of integration at Westbrook Station, we were required to construct the building and parkade to fit over the station,” Weatherby says. “The building was designed generically to accommodate a variety of tenants. Future development at Westbrook is independent from the station and won’t impact the transit operations.” In the spring and summer of 2012, finishing work at the stations included the installation of platform shelters, escalators and elevators, safety fencing, and transit signage. Finishes of granite tile, glass canopies and copper roofing were installed, and the grading for preparation of landscaping and pathways was completed. This phase of the project was multi-disciplined, with several trades working in concert to deliver the completed stations by fall. “One of the biggest challenges was getting structure construction work done, so the systems work could get started,” Weatherby says. “Particularly at Westbrook, we had multiple disciplines working together, so that commissioning would be done at the same time.” The curvilinear forms and elliptical shapes of the stations are specific to the West LRT line. With the exception of Westbrook Station, all stations are oriented in an east/west direction, and present a lower silhouette to the north side of the station and a higher one to the south. With the elliptical shape, transit users are shielded from cold winter winds and are exposed to a greater amount of sunlight. The tempered glass canopies also allow for passive radiant solar heat. Aluminum sun shades on the windows of the south sides of stations admit the lower angle rays of the sun in winter, but block the intense high-angle midday sun rays in summer. The underground Westbrook Station has eight light cannons, which provide natural light. The light cannons are fitted with side-mounted louvers that provide a two-way movement of air between the inside and outside, enabling the stations to “breathe,” which adds to the comfort of patrons. “Dealing with air exchange and a tunnel ventilation system is new to Calgary,” says Tom Cole, operations manager for Graham Construction. “Also, the station had to be a significant structure to accommodate the descent from grade to platform level through one of the stairways, and elevators or escalators, which are all specific to the Westbrook Station.” The distinct copper roofs of the West LRT stations, while aesthetically pleasing, are also proven for their durability, longevity, and low maintenance. Copper outperforms steel and aluminum, which is an important consideration in terms of cost and maintenance. Station roofs are difficult to access and repair, and require inconvenient system shutdowns. The copper roofs of the West LRT stations can last over 75-years, making copper the most cost-effective material. In addition to the completion of track work and station construction, Calgarians will have noticed the re-paving of roads surrounding the West LRT construction zone throughout the

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The construction of the West LRT spawned other infrastructure improvements surrounding the area, such as re-paving of roads, and improvements to major cycling and pedestrian routes to encourage “greener” modes of transportation in west Calgary.


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summer. The city’s West LRT Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project is integrated with the construction of the transit line and caters to transit users who want to cycle to the West LRT stations. Bicycle-only turn signs, traffic circles, pathways, and push-buttons to change signals are some of the features that will encourage cycling over driving vehicles in west Calgary. The first phase of the initiative includes improvements to major cycling and pedestrian routes that lead to Shagnnappi Point, Westbrook, and 45th Street Station. Final touches to the West LRT line include the installation of noise walls to minimize traffic noise for area residents. The $1.4 billion price tag for the West LRT includes additional road improvements by the City, land purchases and the construction of the new Ernest Manning High School. In keeping with The City of Calgary’s policy of earmarking one per cent of a project’s budget for public art, approximately $8.6 million will be spent on art, predominately at the locations of the West LRT stations. “There are three stations that have outdoor public spaces, including a courtyard at Sunalta Station,” says Norton-Merrin. “These locations have the room to incorporate public art, such as sculptures and murals. Right now, we are drafting a strategy on how we are going to engage the public about public art along the new line. So, while we are still in the early stages of this, we can say that over the next three years there will be several opportunities for community members to give us input that will help shape the West LRT Public Art plan.” After three years of traffic, detours and the anticipation of completion, Calgary can now boast a state-of-the-art extension to its CTrain system. By spring 2013, transit users will have access to 23 newly designed bus routes and an LRT network that now spans 50 kilometres, with more than 40 LRT stations. “Discussions about the West LRT are no longer focused on construction; people are talking about what they’re going to do once the line is open,” NortonMerrin says. n

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City Transportation | Planning for Tomorrow

Planning for Today and Tomorrow

Fine-tuning some of Calgary’s transportation options By Lisa Fattori It’s a 30-year master plan that boasts a $8 billion project list, and will change how Calgarians use transportation in the city. From the south, to the north, all the way to the airport, plans to expand LRT and transit services are in the works and on city council’s docket. Calgary Transit’s RouteAhead vision was roughly laid out in September 2012, with logical progressions that would serve growing ridership in up-and-coming employment and population centres. As development expands in southeast Calgary, residents subsequently require convenient and efficient transportation options. The proposed Southeast Transitway (SETWAY) system, posted as number one on the draft list, promises to be a showcase of modern transit service that can evolve and adapt to the needs of a city.

The City of Calgary has proposed a 30-year plan that will spend over $8 billion on new transportation projects. This includes LRT lines, and transit options, as well as additional stations dotted throughout the city.


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Plans to expand Calgary’s transit services include a new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line that extends from the downtown core, southeast to the community of Seton. While still in the early stages of planning and design, the SETWAY is a three phase project, which calls for a dedicated busway that will be converted to a full LRT line by 2039. The convertible busway will improve the connectivity of the southeast part of the city with the rest of Calgary, and will facilitate the roll out of extended transit services in an area that is poised for tremendous growth in the next 25 years. Population and employment forecasts for the southeast corridor of Calgary support the need for a graduated transit system that will accommodate local and commuter transit activity. In the next 20-years, the Seton area at the southern tip of the southeast corridor, will see the bulk of population and employment growth. Population for the neighbourhood is expected to be 54,800 by 2019 and 87,800 by 2039, which is an increase of 405 per cent from today’s figure of 17,400 residents. Seton is also forecasted to be a mecca of employment opportunities, which will draw transit users from other parts of Calgary. Dubbed the “south downtown,” Seton is home to Calgary’s South Health Campus. The hospital currently has some clinics open and is expected to be fully operational by winter 2013, with approximately 2,400 full-time staff and 180 doctors. Employment growth is also expected along the alignment, in industrial areas, such as Douglas Glen and the Shepard Industrial

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Long-term population and employment forecasts predict that the southern tip of Calgary will see the bulk of the growth within the city, but other residential areas, and developing employment hubs will also dictate the need for additional transportation options in the future.

Park, which is a 3,350 acre area that will see future industrial and commercial development. “From Glenmore Trail to Highway 22X, there is a lot of potential for growth and development, and we’re already seeing a lot of development further south in Seton,” says Anne Cataford, manager of LRT Projects, Transportation Infrastructure for The City of Calgary. “The plan is for a new transit line that extends for 26 kilometres. Once the system becomes full LRT, people will save significantly in travel times. End to end, in-street busing would take 60 minutes, where the LRT will make the trip in just 35 minutes.” The proposed SETWAY alignment includes 18 stations and 11 park n’ ride lots, including a 900-stall parkade at Seton station. The southeast line has the opportunity to connect with a North Central LRT line, which currently is being studied as a possibility in the future. At the downtown junction, passengers would then transfer to continue on a north/south or east/west LRT system. In keeping with the objectives and recommendations laid out in the 2009 Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP), LRT stations will follow certain design criteria. Spaces will provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for transit customers; have amply-sized pedestrian walkways and customer waiting areas; include bus layover spaces and have secure storage facilities for bicycles. Between 1999 and 2006, functional planning studies examined existing transit service and the need for LRT in southeast Calgary. From these studies, an LRT alignment was determined


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and right-of-ways were secured in preparation for the new transit line. Approximately half of the land is already acquired, with another .9 hectares still needed. A 9.5 kilometre strip of right of way beside CP/CN Rail is also required. Environmental considerations include remediation of the former Imperial Oil refinery site near the community of Lynwood. In addition, between South Hill Station and Quarry Park Station, the LRT will run over the former Ogden Dry Waste landfill site. Geotechnical work and consultations with The City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services will identify remediation measures to prepare the site for construction. A pre-design study of the SETWAY project commenced in 2011, to examine various transit technologies, the potential of converting bus to rail, ridership estimates, costs, land requirements, and station design. Based on the findings, a three-stage approach was deemed most suitable: a partial busway built by 2019, a partial rail line built by 2029, and a full rail line built by 2039. If need be, the first stage could be divided into two phases, with the initial construction of the busway, from 4th Street to Crossroads station and Ogden station to Douglas Glen station; followed by the completion of the busway, from Crossroads station to Ogden station. “A convertible busway allows us to match our funding with our needs, breaking the project into manageable chunks,” Cataford says. “The system will meet the needs of the future and build ridership as development of the area progresses. When the busway moves to full LRT, people will already be used to

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RouteAhead At A Glance

What might come first, and how much does it cost 1) Southeast LRT: Downtown to Quarry Park, $2.7B* 2) Existing line extensions: a) South to 210 Avenue S, $180M b) Northeast to 128 Avenue N, $355M c) Rail link from NE/tunnel to airport, $175M 3) North-central LRT: Downtown to 16 Avenue N, $2.5B* 4) SE LRT: To south hospital/ Seton (projected cost still to be determined) 5) Eight Avenue Subway: For current Crowfoot-Somerset line, $800M 6) North-central LRT: to Northpointe/Country Hills Boulevard (projected cost still to be determined) Anne Cataford, manager of LRT Projects, Transportation Infrastructure for The City of Calgary looks forward to the next phase of Calgary’s LRT expansion.

the roadway and route. The changes that occur will not impact transportation patterns.” In planning for SETWAY, Calgary Transit has looked at other busway to LRT transportation systems in Ottawa, Seattle, Brisbane, Australia, and Curitiba, Brazil. In Ottawa, for example, the city’s O-Train is an eight kilometre line of light rail transit, with connections to the bus transitway network. Calgary’s SETWAY alignment will encompass a total of 16 crossings, tunnels and bridges. With a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) busway system, buses have dedicated roadways and don’t stop at lights, to provide transit users with a quicker ride. This will be a significant convenience for passengers of Route 302, which is the existing main bus route in southeast Calgary. Among the technologies available, including streetcars, magnetic levitation, monorail, and aerial guideway systems, a lowfloor LRT was chosen as the most cost-effective and practical for a new transit line. “All other LRT lines in Calgary are at high-floor, platform level, because that was the technology that was in place 30 years ago,” Cataford says. “Street level, low-platform technology is more accepted in major centres in Europe and it’s becoming more popular in North America. Low-floor is easier to construct and is more pedestrian-friendly, with better access for wheelchairs and strollers.” The preliminary estimated cost for SETWAY is $2.66 billion, with approximately $32 million in throwaway costs, when the system is converted from a busway to LRT. The proposed budget covers all three stages and includes the cost for property acquisition, environmental rehabilitation, construction, utility relocation, the purchase of vehicles, maintenance of facilities, and public art. In December 2011, the City submitted an application for $12 million in funding to GreenTRIP, which is a provincial program that supports public transit in Alberta. For a project of this size, GreenTRIP is just one source of funding. By the end of December 2012, a more detailed report outlining the financial requirements for the first stage of SETWAY will be presented to city council.


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Inherent in transit planning is future land use development in Calgary, with special consideration given to potential Transit Oriented Development (TOD) neighbourhoods. The SETWAY alignment complements future development opportunities in southeast Calgary, and can accommodate several TOD neighbourhoods that can grow up and around transit stations. These amenity-rich, mini-villages offer mixed-use development, with residential and retail spaces and employment opportunities. Transit Mobility Hubs or stations will be at the centre of these TODs, where walking, cycling, bus and rail transit will come together seamlessly. New greenfield communities, designed to achieve higher levels of connectivity, offer a number of benefits, including improved health through walking and cycling, reduced response times for emergency vehicles and reduced walking distances to transit stops. “The location of a TOD will depend on how built-out an area is around a station,” Cataford says. “Some areas may be more residential, while other neighbourhoods may undergo re-development. Ideally, you want to have a TOD that serves some immediate need, and has the opportunity for growth in the future. In the pre-design stage, we are continuing to refine the functional plan, to come up with a final design so that the project can go to tender. Once we get the funding, we’ll be able to start on the initial phase.” The future of Calgary’s transportation certainly relies heavily on funding. The proposed extension of the Northeast (NE) LRT, Route 202, from Saddle Ridge to the north city limits is estimated at $355 million (2012 dollars). This line is approximately 7.5 kilometres in length, and will include four future stations: 88 Avenue NE (near Airport Trail), Country Hills Boulevard NE, 128 Avenue NE, and Stoney Station. The approved land use plans include transit supportive uses and concepts for integration with each of the future LRT stations, and is designed such that it can be built in stages. According to an October 10, 2012, transportation report to city council, a functional plan is needed to determine detailed horizontal and vertical track alignment, concepts for station design and access provisions, land requirements, special trackwork, and a high level cost estimate. This information is critical to facilitate

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the planning and design of adjacent development, road network design, future bus routes, cycling and pedestrian facilities. Currently, no funding has been allocated for this extension. Also in “just the planning phase,” is the provision for a high quality transit connection between NE LRT and the Calgary International Airport (YYC), which has been protected for in the design of Airport Trail and Northeast LRT. The future passenger demand, operational and customer needs

of an airport transit connection have been identified, and additional planning and coordination with the Airport Master Plan being conducted by YYC and the upcoming North Central (NC) LRT planning project are required to further develop the plan for this future connection. A strategy is required to ensure that this service will be attractive and effective. Airports around the world use a wide variety of transit technologies to serve their terminals and connect with the local public

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of airport-bound transit customers travel from the south and west areas of Calgary. A connection between Northeast LRT and future NC LRT will represent a new and significant customer group. While The Calgary Herald reports the proposed rail link from NE/tunnel to the airport would come in at $175 million, the report to city council doesn’t put a price tag on the project, only

stating recommendations that direct administration to report back to the standing policy committee on Transportation and Transit no later than December 2014. As a progressive city, with a booming population, 2014 might prove to be even too far away for some riders. There is no longer just a need for reliable, innovative transportation in the

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Moving On Up

Calgary City Centre will offer downtown Calgary a premium real estate choice By Melanie Franner

With its innovative design, prime location, and leading-edge construction standards, Calgary City Centre will be a welcome addition to the city’s downtown skyline.

The heart of Calgary is getting bigger, and better. Construction is already underway on what will eventually be an entire city block of new office, retail, hotel, residential, parking and other amenities – all designed to re-energize the downtown city core. Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited announced the start of construction on Phase 1 of the Calgary City Centre in April 2012. This phase will consist of a 36-storey office tower offering a total of 843,032 square feet, with a retail podium, and five levels of underground parking with 632 stalls. And that’s just the beginning. The Vision This Phase 1 project, which is anticipated to have tenant occupancy in early 2016, is but one part of a larger design that envisions the construction of a mixed-use development encompassing an entire city block of 3.2 acres. The long-range plan incorporates office, retail, a five-star hotel, and luxury condominium residences – all of which will be located at 2nd Street SW and 3rd Avenue SW. “Calgary City Centre reinforces Cadillac Fairview’s strategy of expanding our core property assets, office and retail, in key urban markets,” explains John Sullivan, president and CEO, Cadillac Fairview Corporation. “Through Calgary City Centre and our recently expanded Chinook Centre, we are committed to, and investing in, the long-term future of Calgary.”


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Bruce White, project director for PCL Construction Management Inc. will build to attain LEED Platinum certification on the shell and core structure of the City Centre tower.

The office tower currently under construction has been designed by Zeidler BKDI Architects, a joint venture between two of the country’s leading architectural design firms, each of which brings wealth of experience in the development of commercial real estate. The new tower is located adjacent to the Bow River parkway system and connected to the city’s business community. The second floor of this tower will be connected to the Plus 15 walkway system via three bridge connections across 2nd and 3rd Streets SW and 3rd Avenue SW. The tower itself will feature an expansive, two-storey, glass-enclosed lobby that will run

along 2nd Street SW, with a landscaped courtyard extending from the lobby to 3rd Street. “Calgary City Centre is about city building,” says Wayne Barwise, executive vice president, Development, Cadillac Fairview Corporation. “We are transforming a significant business precinct of the city by connecting four city blocks with three Plus 15 bridges. Our mixed-use development will create a vibrant and active streetscape with office, retail, residential, dining, and hotel facilities.” The five-star hotel that will eventually be built within Calgary City Centre will offer contemporary luxury suites and a deluxe spa. Above the hotel will be the Residences at Calgary City Centre, a collection of opulent condominiums. The development will also feature a range of retailers offering products and services for tenants, residents, and hotel guests. The Market The City of Calgary will welcome the new Calgary City Centre when it officially opens in 2016, as it will be bringing with it some premium AA office space. “The Calgary City Centre will add to the vibrancy of the city and will help secure us as a major head office centre,” states Susan Thompson, business development manager, Real Estate, Calgary Economic Development. “There are 15 downtown buildings out of a total of 200 that currently fall into that premium category. The current vacancy rate in the premium market is less than one per cent.”


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Calgary City Centre will transform a significant business precinct of the city by connecting four city blocks with three Plus 15 bridges. The project will bring new economic growth to the city, and is especially designed for companies looking for more than 25,000 square feet of space in a premium AA office tower.

According to Thompson, the Calgary City Centre is one of two new office towers in the downtown area that is under construction at the moment. Both are considered premium class, but only Eighth Avenue Place is already fully leased. Cadillac Fairview Corporation has just begun pre-leasing and recently signed its first tenant to 140,000 square feet. Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation, natural gas liquids extraction, and bulk liquid storage business based in Calgary. It owns and operates energy infrastructure assets in Western Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, and Ireland. “Calgary City Centre will provide our employees and corporate visitors with an exciting new office environment,” states David Fesyk, president and CEO, Inter Pipeline Fund. “With its innovative

The City Centre tower will feature an expansive, two-storey, glass-enclosed lobby which will create a vibrant and active streetscape.

design, prime location, and leading-edge construction standards, Calgary City Centre will be a welcome addition to the city’s downtown skyline.” Calgary Economic Development’s Thompson admits that Calgary is an oil and gas-driven city, but she anticipates that the building will attract other service industries as well, such as financial, engineering, lawyers, accountants, and real estate. “If companies are looking for more than 25,000 square feet of space in a premium AA office tower, there really isn’t any other option right now,” she says, adding that the tower is expected to bring new economic growth to the city. “Current projections on the future growth of the city are good, barring anything unforeseen, so I don’t anticipate that there will be any problem with finding tenants for the tower.”

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Building On Up PCL is the general contractor for the Phase 1 tower. The employee-owned company has become the largest general contracting firms in Canada. It has extensive experience in building, civil infrastructure, and heavy industrial markets. “This is a huge project for us,” explains Bruce White, project director, PCL Construction Management Inc., Calgary District. “Projects of this size always carry a certain amount of prestige and importance. This is a major office tower.” According to White, PCL Construction Management has been working with the architects and Cadillac Fairview on this project for several years now. “There is a lot involved before you start digging the hole in the ground,” he says. “It’s always exciting when the project becomes real and you can start bringing the building to life.” The general contractor moved onto the Calgary City Centre site in February 2012. The project involved some demolition of the existing building initially. The team was focused on the shoring and piling work beginning in mid-June 2012 and were ready to start the excavation in August 2012. “Right now, we’re busy planning for the downstream work scopes, like the foundation work and the start of the building envelope,” continues White, who adds that other milestones of the

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project will include the raft or major foundation pad that sits under the tower, along with getting the ground floor up and then the fourth floor, before getting to and topping off the tower. “We’ve been really lucky with the weather so far,” comments White. “We’re not scheduled to get to the bottom of the excavation until early 2013, but with a bit of luck and continued good weather, we might get there a bit sooner than anticipated.” PCL Construction Management has lined up several of the larger trades already, such as Arpi’s Industries Ltd. for the mechanical; Western Electrical Management Ltd. for the electrical; Oldcastle Building Envelope for the curtain wall, which is a major envelope element; and PCL Builders for the concrete. Although labour always seems to be an issue in the Calgary construction market, with all these partners in place PCL Construction Management seems to have it under control. “I think we’re doing a pretty good job at mitigating that,” states White. “Right now, we’re in the right place in the cycle. As the market gets busier, things might change. But we’ll keep a close eye on it.” Going for LEED One of the interesting elements of the Calgary City Centre is the goal to attain LEED Platinum certification on the shell and core structure. The tower is anticipated to use 24 to 45 per cent less energy relative to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (1997). It will also meet LEED-approved standards for Enhanced Indoor Air Quality, providing for the greater comfort and well being of tenants. “If the Calgary City Centre does receive LEED Platinum certification, it will be the second tower in the city to do so,” states Calgary Economic Development’s Thompson. “More and more businesses are looking for LEED certification. Being able to offer LEED certification is one more feature that can be used to attract employees and new customers. Companies will be able to demonstrate their commitment to the environment – and people – by locating in a LEED-certified building.”

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block into an exciting piece of the city’s

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CCA CHAIR REPORT Serena Holbrook

I was very honoured and humbled to be elected in 2012 as the first woman chair in the 68-year history of the Calgary Construction Association (CCA). Having participated as a director in the 1990s, and supporting my husband, Malcolm, as chair of the CCA in 2004, I continue to enjoy my time at the Calgary Construction Association. Building Partnerships Over the past year, the CCA has been working diligently with The City of Calgary on numerous initiatives. A new CCA/City of Calgary liaison group was formed for the purpose of fostering a stronger working relationship with The City of Calgary. This group meets on a regular basis to address issues such as procurement, COOLNet Alberta, online bidding, and sidewalk closures, among others. In addition, the CCA member volunteers have been working with city officials on construction management and pre-qualification, two important topics for the construction community in Calgary. Four sub-committees will be working with the City to simplify and streamline the pre-qualification process as it relates to commercial, technical, environment, and safety qualifications. The CCA has also worked with The City of Calgary and Occupational Health and Safety to establish an on-site construction safety best practices guide, a practical guide for construction sites in The City of Calgary, along with a list of mandatory requirements in a public protection site safety plan. These three new documents assist the construction community with the implementation of systems and procedures to ensure the safety of workers and the public. The CCA continues to work with city officials on the Advanced Weather Forecasting System (AWFS), which is currently utilized in the downtown core and Beltline districts, and preparing for the implementation of AWFS in all quadrants of the city.


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Serena Holbrook, the Calgary Construction Association’s first female chair in the association’s 68-year history is keen to establish a mentoring program and also work to expand on the Women in Construction initiatives that she lead back in 2004.

An initial Construction Cost Forecasting Session Roundtable was held at the Calgary Construction Centre with representatives from owners and buyers of construction services, such as Alberta Infrastructure, The City of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic, and the University of Calgary. The Alberta Construction Association, along with CCA board members and representatives of trade sectors and affiliated allied professional groups from industry, were also in attendance to share industry forecasts and trends. This collaborative sharing of information assists owners to budget projects while improving communication between owners and industry. The Calgary Construction Association is also looking toward working more closely and collaboratively with the design community, as well as buyers of construction materials. In July, the CCA

hosted an owners, architects, engineers, and contractors (OAEC) golf tournament at Country Hills Golf Course. This annual event was very well received and featured a cross section of attendees. Participants enjoyed the opportunity for networking, as well as discussing industry issues and the benefits of the online transmission of tender documents via COOLNet Alberta. The construction business is complex and can be very challenging. It is important to stay connected not just with others in our industry, but also with the many owners and organizations we service. The CCA and the University of Calgary are continuing their partnership with several stakeholders under the direction of Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura to be leaders in construction research and innovation. Dr. Ruwanpura and his team have

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On the topic of education, the CCA hosted the annual Education Fund Golf Tournament on August 30, 2012, at the Carnmoney Golf & Country Club, which was with another sellout. A record $65,000 was raised for the Education Fund which was established 10 years ago by past CCA President (1997) Greg Davidson of Davidson Enman Lumber, and the Education Fund Trustees. Over 75 scholarships are distributed annually by the CCA’s Education Fund to students pursuing careers in the construction industry, making it a tremendous legacy. Additional Outings Networking is a huge component of business, and the CCA has done an excellent job in establishing and nurturing business relationships through the many special events, social gatherings, and educational seminars that are hosted every year. The Steacy Easton Memorial Cancer Classic Golf Tournament was held again in June 2012, at Country Hills Golf Club, and was the CCA’s first ever “Guys and Gals” tournament where all attendees were encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer research. The event was sold-out, and a record of $6,500 was raised in Steacy’s memory. In true Stampede style, the CCA hosted the 2nd annual Stampede BBQ at the Calgary Construction Centre on July 10th, with over 400 people in attendance to enjoy BBQ burgers from the CCA directors, music from the band Easy Street, and the company of fellow members. The CCA’s annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon was held at the stunning historical Lougheed House in late July. It was an honour to be in the presence of such outstanding leaders in our industry. Having these past presidents to learn from is a tremendous asset; I have never been to a CCA event where I haven’t learned something. My time as chair of CCA has been busy, but tremendously rewarding. The association staff have been a great resource and support. I am proud to be associated with such a great organization, and look forward to serving the remainder of my term as chair. n

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The Living Lab

SAIT’s new Trades and Technology Complex turns the theory to the practical in a cutting-edge, student driven learning environment By Carly Peters The Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre, home to the MacPhail School of Energy, is recognizable by its goblet shaped turret.

It’s Monday morning, and a large group of trade students are milling around the front of their school waiting for the next class to start. A few are wearing carpenter pants, some have steel toed boots, but the majority have a look of pride rarely seen at that time of day. That’s because the building they are standing in front of is the Aldred Centre, one of three buildings that composes SAIT’s new Trades and Technology Complex, a 740,000-square-foot, $400-million project touted as the largest undertaking ever completed in the school’s 96 years. Never before have these students, or Alberta, experienced such a high-tech, tailored, trade specific building, that is


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known as a living lab. Step inside the doors into the Founders Building Atrium and you see exposed wire, pipes, and a set of glass elevators that showcase how every facet of construction works in the real-life setting. The excitement over the new Trades and Technology Complex is as electrifying as the coloured light feature wall, and bold lit tubes dangling from the building’s ceiling. For a province facing a labour crunch and an ever looming skilled-trades shortage, it’s a bright spot in the future of the construction industry. The complex will result in an additional 3,600 new training spaces, allotting for up to 8,100 full-time and part-time stu-

dents to work on a four-year degree, or programs ranging from civil engineering to plumbing. In the weeks leading up to the complex’s September 2012 opening, crews worked 24/7 to put in the finishing touches on this technologically advanced space. “Every morning was like Christmas,” beams Scott MacPherson, dean, School of Construction. “We’d come in and something new would be done. It began to instill such pride in the staff when they’d come in. When we finally all toured the finished building, at the end everyone was in such awe you could hear a pin drop.”

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Scott MacPherson, dean, School of Construction, is excited to welcome the construction trades in this new state-of-the-art Aldred Centre.

The Aldred Centre, the largest of the three buildings, houses the Enerplus Centre for Innovation, a futuristic research facility for SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services department, as well as hosting the main office for the School of Construction. Just down the paved path, is the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre, home to the MacPhail School of Energy, recognizable by the goblet shaped turret. Inspired by SAIT’s “swish” logo, the bright, windowbased space will open next year to junior and high-school students as a place to explore the trades. “It’s a great piece to show parents and students that when you come to learn about trades you’re not going to be in this dark, windowless basement,” states MacPherson. “This whole complex showcases that there is a bright future in this industry.” Inside it’s all about bettering the student experience. Simple elements, including study areas near windows, and larger lockers, to grander scales, such as Instructional Development and Enhancement Areas, or “IDEA rooms” which feature pod arrangements, projectors and smart boards to enhance the shared learning experience, make the TTC the ideal place to take the theory right to the practical.


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The pipefitting lab is a prime example of the new complex’s flexibility and innovation. Custom designed stations feature individual ventilation systems and can be modified to allow for group work.

Jim Rainville (Pipe Trades Instructor) along with two students work in one of the new plumbing labs which, with the help of the instructors, were designed to meet the specific needs of that trade.

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Fond Farewell

Dr. Larry Rosia moves on from SAIT’s School of Construction After serving the polytechnic for 13 years as Dean for the School of Construction, Dr. Larry Rosia has headed east to pursue new academic ventures. Effective July 1, 2012, Rosia became the president and chief executive officer of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). During his time at SAIT, Rosia was key in the development of Canada’s first bachelor of science degree in construction project management, as well as being at the forefront of the Trades and Technology Complex’s development. Scott MacPherson, former associate dean, Technologies, School of Construction, has filled Rosia’s role, and continues to promote trades as a viable career to Alberta students. The Calgary Construction Association looks forward to working with Scott MacPherson in his new role as dean for SAIT Polytechnic’s School of Construction. In the Environmental Hydrology and Strength of Materials lab, Dr. Faisal Arain, academic chair for the Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management program and acting academic chair of Civil Engineering Technology, points out that students can move directly from their lesson, taught through a lap-top delivery program integrated with the instructor’s smart board, to a “hands-on” lab with mostly new equipment. This lab flows into additional dedicated working-labs for asphalt and concrete work, where the space was created large enough to accommodate all the students at once.


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“We used to have to do a lot coordinating and scheduling of our space. Now everyone can fit around the equipment,” states Steve Paul, educational lab technician, noting the the concrete lab has doubled in size, and even allows for a forklift to move in through a garage-style door and drop off material. More space was just one of the items on instructor’s “wish-lists” that were brought to the building designers. Working handin-hand with the architect, plans for layout and equipment were created, as well as lab specific needs. For example, second year students in the plumbing lab work with hanging outlets above their heads so equipment can be moved around easily, while

shop specific tools and parts are neatly stacked in labelled containers near by. “Instructors and students are not running around looking for materials or tools anymore,” explains Joe van Weenen, Pipe Trades academic chair, adding in the advanced labs, with rows and rows of taps and toilets, students also now have an easier time getting their hands on reallife fixtures. “It’s a really flexible room. We can easily bring in new material and new technology, or just add and takeaway as needed.” Another prime example of the building’s flexibility to move with the trades is the pipefitting lab. With 24 custom built stations, each one can be reconfigured to make a bigger space for group work and tools needed for the day’s lesson. Each station also features individual ventilation into a master pipe ensuring no more fumes are present in the lab. “This is the benefit of a purpose built facility,” states Darrel Hilman, Pipe Trades academic chair. “We’re able to put a lot of safety guards in place, along with other elements that were not available in the previous building.” He points specifically to the lab’s pipe drop, designed by the instructors. Since the lab is in the basement, and many of the materials are too large to be brought down, they designed a drop where the floor above is removable, and a crane lowers the needed materials in to the lab. They are then stacked on custom designed pipe racks, keeping the area clean and clutter free. As the tour ends in front of the donor’s wall, which honours the people and companies that made the complex possible, it’s obvious the building is also a testament of SAIT’s training coming fullcircle. Along with alumni donations, it’s estimated about 60 per cent of the workers on the project were former grads of the polytechnic. “The people building took such great pride in what they were creating because they know it would be used for students,” states MacPherson, referencing one builder who had a wall torn down because he felt it wasn’t good enough. “They all had these memories of their time at school and want to ensure these student have the same great experience.” n


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Lahiru Silva, PhD University of Calgary researcher, demonstrates the features of the second generation iBooth© to buyers of construction services and contractors in Edmonton at the technology’s official launch at the new office of Productivity Alberta.

The next generation of effective information management and communication is here. Thanks to innovative systems, such as the second generation i-Booth©, technology is revolutionizing the way the construction industry transmits, stores, updates, and communicates vital information. The longstanding image of a construction site foreman, with an oversize roll of documents tucked under an arm, is being supplanted in the progressive, industry-wide transition to electronic documents. With just the brush of a fingertip, flick of a stylus, or click of a mouse, site superintendants are able to view drawings, schedules, specifications, weather forecasts, safety features, productivity targets, and work packages that are updated in real time. In 2003, the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, in part-


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nership with the Calgary Construction Association (CCA), launched a research program that for the past nine years has been developing best practices and tools to enhance construction productivity. In what has proven to be a very fruitful example of academic and industry cooperation, supporters CANA Construction, PCL Construction Management, EllisDon Construction Services, Graham Construction, Ledcor Construction, Revay and Associates, Stuart Olson Dominion Construction, the CCA, the City of Edmonton, Lafarge Canada, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) have helped to fund the University of Calgary’s productivity research initiative. One unique trait of the collaboration between academia and industry is the merging of theory and practicality

to produce real-world results. The productivity research team led by Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura found that general contractors lose 180-200 minutes per supervisory staff member per day due to ineffective information management. In order to address this issue, one goal of Dr. Ruwanpura’s research has been to meet the construction industry’s information management needs. The “information booth” was originally conceived as a toolbox meeting information delivery system, whereby foremen could communicate work targets, technical details, and safety protocols more efficiently and with more accurate and engaging visual cues and 3-D models. The first generation i-Booth©, a kiosk system that communicates inhouse document updates to worksites, was unveiled in 2009. The original i-

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One unique trait of the collaboration between academia and industry is the merging of theory and practicality to produce real-world results. Booth© was manufactured in-house at the University of Calgary and was field tested on-site at the SAIT Trades and Technology Complex with PCL Construction Management Inc. In these field tests, the i-Booth© demonstrated positive improvements in tool time, productivity, and worker satisfaction. On-site feedback allowed the research team to focus on areas for improvement, specifically: Accessibility, Usefulness, Satisfaction, Integration, and Automation (AUSIA). Then on April 18, 2012, the construction industry welcomed the second generation i-Booth©: Advanced Information Kiosk for Construction, at its official commercial launch. Designed by PhD candidate Lahiru Silva, the second generation i-Booth© features mobile and wall-mounted kiosks that are designed to provide the latest advancements in data distribution, warehousing, and security in a convenient, easy-to-use format. With additions that are innovative and practical, the newest generation i-Booth© can be updated in real-time, enabling contractors to access the most comprehensive, current information, and smoothly manage logistics to save time and increase efficiency. The customizable kiosks feature userfriendly, multi-touch, sunlight-readable, large-scale, high-definition screens, a rugged, industrial-grade keyboard, and a mouse and track ball. The software includes access to online plansrooms such as COOLNet Alberta, as well as Building Information Modeling (BIM), and is compatible with handheld devices so as to receive updates via tablet or smartphone. Only superintendent or manager approval is necessary for changes to be instantly uploaded, and the automatic creation of document soft copies maintains the integrity of the original drawings when notes and changes are made. With an expansive and efficient system in place, information will be streamlined into one source, one medium for on-site and inter-office communication. Now for commercial sale for the

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BUT HOW DIFFERENT IS THE QUESTION? The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) started the year with a different celebration, as it took the construction industry 68 years to elect the first woman chair, Serena Holbrook of Pockar Masonry. This was somewhat of a reflection of the provincial election, where the province also elected the first woman, Alison Redford to be Premier of Alberta. And what a time to be elected, as with each passing year the issues facing the business community become drastically more complex, as does the world. The construction industry is experiencing many challenges as we move forward in the 21st century. The most complex issue for the construction industry in today’s time is the ways and means in which a project will be delivered by the various buyers of construction services. Will the owner utilize Construction Management, Design-Build or P3, or something different like the latest method… Integrated Project Delivery? Whatever the ways and means a project is delivered, the CCA executive has been working closely with The City of Calgary officials throughout 2012 on a number of issues


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with best practices for procurement front and centre. CCA Chair Serena Holbrook is very pleased with the progress being made and has commented to her industry colleagues on several occasions that The City of Calgary is working toward a “service delivery culture.” City representatives have been drawing on the expertise from several CCA stakeholders to address various issues facing the City that impact the construction community. The City is recognizing that by reducing the administrative burden for businesses, it will be easier for the construction community to do business with regulators and improve service and predictability. One of the major issues facing contractors has been the City’s prequalification process. While CCA contractor members have waded through a complex prequalification process over the past few years, a joint industry/City committee is reviewing prequalification and the four divisions of information being requested by the City prior to a contractor being able to bid on city work. CCA co-chairs for the four prequalification divisions are: Andy Carr of Canem (Commercial – WCB/sure-

ty and insurance/COR), Fabrizio Carinelli of CANA (Environmental – environmental procedures), Scott Izon of PCL (Safety) and Fred Vine (Technical – category champions/project experience). The goal is to streamline the City’s prequalification process and assist contractors who have to weave through “Red Tape” over a period of months in most instances. In addition to prequalification, Bruce Trevitt of Graham Construction is heading up a CCA team of volunteers to assist the City in their quest for a Construction Management (CM) contract document that works. The CCA presented the latest CCDC 5B Construction Management Contract – for Services and Construction to the City’s Supply Management Department. City officials have returned to their offices to digest the construction industry’s philosophy of utilizing CM as a delivery method. Trevitt’s comprehensive PowerPoint presentation to City officials at the Calgary Construction Centre covered all aspects of CM as Agent along with CM at Risk. The presentation concluded with the need for the City to develop a master Core Contract. Only time will tell wheth-

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er the City will take a different approach and utilize a standard/core CM contract such as the CCDC contract offers, which is being recommended by the CCA. While the CCA addresses the complexities of the construction community, the issues are relatively minor compared to what is happening on the world stage. Construction economists are warning Canadian contracting firms to be prepared for the possible fallout from economic uncertainty in the U.S., Europe and China. One could say, we are dealing with a

It’s expected that China’s markets will experience a “hard landing” or “crash”, and if that happens there will be rippling effects across the global economy, with Canada and Alberta being no exception. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a desire to build a more direct relationship with China, the world’s second-largest economy. The appointment of a new senior political ambassador to China who is close to Stephen Harper would have signalled to Beijing that Canada desires more direct relations between our leaders. This appointment is considered the second-most important diplomatic posting behind the ambassador to the United States. And what does this mean when we look at CNOOC’s (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) $15-billion bid for Calgary-based oil company Nexen Inc.? While our federal government must review foreign takeovers with asset values greater than $330 million to ensure the new owner provides a “net benefit” to the nation, how different do we as Canadians want to be? Should the deal go through, it would give China, a country totally opposite to Canada when it comes to human rights, the controlling interest in a major oilsands project. This review process could be a critical test to Harper’s government and his desire for a better relationship with a superpower. The Tory government promises to expand Canada’s energy export markets; this federal review process will be interesting – and will a new Nexen be the catalyst that could potentially lead to a different Canada? The current U.S. presidential race is also causing a lot of uncertainty with unanswered questions, as there is no clarity from Obama or Romney as to what they’re going to do following the November 6th election. What will either President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney do relative to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that has raised concerns about polluting the air and water? While this $7-billion project, which was proposed in early 2005, will stimulate the U.S. economy by putting 20,000 U.S. citizens to work in the oil and gas sector, along with creating 100,000 indirect jobs, there is no guarantee that once the election is over the project will get

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the green light, even with TransCanada Corporation changing the pipeline route to avoid the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world which provides drinking water for two million people and supports $20 billion in U.S. agriculture. And there is little difference about receiving approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project that will deliver Alberta’s bitumen to the West Coast for shipping to foreign markets. These projects are so much in question, it has resulted in the rail industry consider-

ing bypassing the U.S. Midwest pipeline bottleneck by building a multimilliondollar train-loading facility in Hardisty that will ship 60,000 barrels per day to market, because it may take some time for pipelines to get built. In addition to moving oil through the U.S., neither presidential candidate has given their position on natural gas exports. With the advances in drilling techniques, this has led to a boom in shale gas production that has put the United States in a position to export excess gas. Such exports could

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increase energy costs in the U.S. and undercut U.S. industries. With so much hanging politically south of the border, it is difficult to be too certain about the economic climate here at home. Alberta has seen a dramatic increase in energy sector investment over the past decade, with energy companies looking to capitalize on increased exports. This means developing export infrastructure for oil and gas not only to our neighbours in the south, but also to East Asia and possibly Europe. The oil and gas industry brings in revenues of $100 billion, representing more than six per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product, and it employs about 550,000 Canadians directly and indirectly. Few countries in the world are bringing on energy and mining projects of this scale or at this pace – creating a truly once-in-a-generation opportunity for Canadians. However, with the need for Canadians to diversify our oil and gas markets, we must also expand our energy industry into more clean energy technologies and production. Canada must look seriously at creating green jobs and a vibrant and competitive clean energy economy. Alberta and the other western provinces have been Canada’s job-making machine. In the fall of 2012, Alberta recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 4.4 per cent, well below Canada’s unemployment rate of 7.3 per cent and the U.S. at 8.1 per cent. The province’s employment growth rate of 2.1 per cent created 43,300 jobs over a 12-month period from August 2011. While the somewhat calmer labour market in 2012 over that of 2011 is actually good news in Calgary, and for that matter in Alberta, one of the biggest challenges for employers in the construction industry remains a shortage of skilled workers. This environment of a shortage of skilled labour has led to the Calgary Construction Association hiring a fulltime staff person to not only manage the Youth Employment Program, but to also commence with an all-new Try-A-Trade initiative, which will offer greater opportunities for today’s youth who are in high school and who wish to experience the construction trades with hands-on construction trades training.

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The construction industry is pleased to hear that Alberta’s education minister Jeff Johnson, who addressed the CCA members at last year’s CCA annual general meeting, reaffirmed the Redford government’s election pledge to build 50 schools and modernize another 70 in Alberta with an infusion of $2.4 billion. Of those 50 schools, the Calgary Board of Education has a wish list of 16 schools it hopes the province will begin to build over the next three years. The Calgary Catholic District has eight on its list. And while we are on the topic of a “wish list”, The City of Calgary officials have developed a massive $8-billion plan for Calgary’s future transit lines. The 30-year “RouteAhead” transit plan – which is a first for the city – calls for an $800-million LRT tunnel under Eighth Avenue downtown, a southeast transitway to the newly opened $1.2-billion South Health Campus along with an extension to the northeast LRT line to the Calgary International Airport, and a line north up Centre Street. In addition to the new west LRT line which is nearing completion, the City continues with the southeast Stoney Trail Ring Road. With transportation a key to moving goods and services, the Calgary Airport Authority has over $2 billion in construction projects with a new international terminal, a massive runway project along with a new control tower, all of which are under construction. Let’s not forget about the airport tunnel project, as Mayor Nenshi was appreciative of the support given by the CCA to proceed with the project. Nenshi has noted the City has been too reactive and a more thoughtful process will be required when deciding on the delivery of future projects. Calgary’s skyline continues to change as in 2012 The BOW, Western Canada’s largest office tower, along with the first tower of Eighth Avenue Place opened their doors. In years past, realtors stated these two new office towers coming on stream would result in vacancy rates never experienced before in the city. However, nothing is further from the truth, as the second tower of Eighth Avenue Place is quickly rising and a new $1-billion City Centre project is ready to go. City Centre will consist of a 36-storey office

tower along with a five-star hotel and residential condominiums. Interest is high from U.S. retailers as Albertans continue to spend. No sooner did Chinook Centre complete a mas-

“We will have to be innovative as we seek to build a more sustainable world.” - Dave Smith sive addition than talks were already underway for an additional one-millionsquare-foot mixed-use expansion. All this construction in the ICI sectors means a healthy economy for Calgarians; however, there may well be roadblocks ahead. While sitting here in my office at the Calgary Construction Centre and seeing

the Canadian flag flying at half mast in honour of the late Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed (premier from 1971 to 1985) who recently passed away, I ask myself; “What would Peter Lougheed do relative to the southwest ring road?” “What would Peter Lougheed do with CNOOC’s proposal, knowing that human rights play a major part in developing a better society – not only in Canada, but also for the world?” “What would Peter Lougheed do differently with the difficult decision on developing Alberta’s natural resources for export to foreign markets, while at the same time protecting the environment for future generations?” Whatever the questions, there are no simple answers as to what we will do differently. We will have to be innovative as we seek to build a more sustainable world. However, let us not squander this tremendous opportunity to built a stronger nation for future generations. n

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The largest interchange of Southeast Stoney Trail Project is at Deerfoot Trail /Marquis of Lorne Trail (22x).

When many Calgarians get in their car for their morning commute, they prepare to be on the road for 45 minutes to over an hour. On routes that should normally only take 20 minutes, “speed bumps,” such as traffic congestion, and road work make for a grinding drive. That’s why Calgary’s road warriors are counting down the months until the Southeast Stoney Trail (SEST) opens. The Southeast Stoney Trail (SEST) project is a crucial addition to the ring road in Calgary’s southeast and will significantly reduce inner-city traffic congestion, as well as travel times for motorists. Extending from the city’s most


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eastern boundary at 17th Avenue, and running south to Highway 22X (Marquis of Lorne Trail), SEST continues westward to just east of the Macleod Trail interchange. Construction of the project began in the spring of 2010, and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013, giving Calgarians and interprovincial haulers access to an additional 25 kilometre section of the Calgary Ring Road. The $769 million SEST project (in 2010 dollars) is a public-private partnership (P3) project between the Alberta Government and Chinook Roads Partnership, which is a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Acciona In-

frastructures S.A. Under the agreement, Chinook Roads Partnership is designing, building, and partially financing the SEST project, and will maintain this portion of highway for 30 years following its 2013 completion. SEST is one of Alberta’s largest P3 road infrastructure projects and one of the largest single highway projects in the province’s history. Different from Edmonton’s ring road, SEST includes some existing roadway, with the incorporation of Highway 22X. “In Edmonton, we had the extra challenge of dealing with excess water,” says Trent Bancarz, Public Affairs officer for

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Alberta Transportation. “In Calgary, we don’t have that to contend with. The east side of the project is located in flat prairie land, which is a road builder’s dream.� The scope of work for the SEST project includes the construction of a 25 kilometre six-lane divided highway, with a median from 17th Avenue to Highway 22X on Stoney Trail. The north/south leg of highway, from 17th Ave. to Hwy 22X, is 15 kilometres of new six lane divided highway; Improvements are also being made to 12 kilometres of Deerfoot Trail; and the remaining 10 kilometres is an

upgrade of Hwy 22X from 88th Street to MacLeod Trail. There are very few changes to the 12 kilometres of Deerfoot Trail south of Hwy 22X, other than those made due to the new systems interchange at the junction of these two highways. This section of roadway, though, will become part of the operations and maintenance area of the project. The SEST highway has one road flyover at 61st Avenue SE and two rail flyovers near Peigan Trail SE and 114th Avenue. There are nine interchanges, including two systems interchanges, and 27 bridge structures.

In April 2012, 88th Street S.E., north of Highway 22X, was permanently closed to make way for the Southeast Stoney Trail and Highway 22X interchange. Throughout the summer, work continued on large superstructures and various roadways were paved along the project corridor. “In the last 12 months, there’s been a lot of construction on the bridges, piles, and embankments,� says Andy Brown, technical director for Chinook Roads Partnership. “There are 27 bridge structures on this project and there is ongoing work on all of them, including piling,

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The Stoney Trail and 88th Street interchange showcases just a small portion of the large scope project.

piers, MSE walls, and girder erection. By the end of October, we expect to have at least 16 bridge decks completed.” While there are four major stages in the construction of SEST, some of the work occurs concurrently to maximize efficiency and meet schedules for completion. At any given time, there are between 400 and 500 people working on the project, including steel erectors, equipment operators, surveyors, and dirt work crews. “With a P3 project, you have a lot of different activity going on simultaneously,” Brown says. The north/south corridor of SEST will be a six-lane highway, which can be expanded to eight lanes in the future. The 22X leg of the highway will remain at least a four-lane roadway. The SEST portion of the ring road is expected to initially accommodate 30,000 to 50,000 cars a day, but has been designed to handle 100,000 to 160,000 vehicles per day at peak times. This will significantly reduce the congestion on Deerfoot Trail, which has been the only north/south roadway and, as such, sees upwards of


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100,000 vehicles per day. “Right now it’s a six-lane highway, but 30 to 50 years from now, we will need those extra lanes,” Bancarz says. “Embankment construction has allowed for this expansion. It’s just a matter of putting in the base course and then paving the new lanes.” Planning for Calgary’s ring road began in the 1970s, when the province restricted the development of land earmarked for future infrastructure needs, including a ring road around the city. Known as the transportation and utility corridor (TUC), this reserved land includes the greenfield space of Stoney Trail, or what has been formerly called the East Freeway. The north/south leg of SEST has no residences and, because the TUC has been in place for so long, homes in the area are well set back. Some areas, however, including the Deerfoot Trail / Highway 22X interchange, are impacted by the permanent traffic changes and will require noise mitigation. In particular, noise walls on the east and west side of Deerfoot Trail, in the communities of Auburn Bay and Cranston, are being

constructed and are scheduled for completion by the end of 2012. Connections and Challenges Typically, with road construction projects, bridge structures are the most complicated aspect of the work. The SEST project includes two multi-level, freeflowing system interchanges at Deerfoot Trail and Highway 22X, and at 88 Street SE and Highway 22X. The Deerfoot Trail/ Highway 22X interchange features three levels of roadway and six structures, while the interchange at 88 Street SE/ Highway 22X has four bridges to maintain free-flow. The more sophisticated systems interchange enables traffic to maintain higher speeds and streamlines movement from one six-lane highway to another. “Most interchanges are standard, but when you have two major highways connecting, you need systems interchanges to maintain speeds,” Bancarz says. “If traffic flow slows, you would have incredible bottle-necking, and it creates safety issues, when there are mixes of various speeds of travel.”




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Michael Sagmeister, of Chinook Infrastructures is the safety manager for the Southeast Stoney Trail project and notes that there are up to 500 people working on the ring road at any given time, including steel erectors, equipment operators, surveyors, and dirt work crews.

Bridges are also being constructed over two railways, the Western Headworks Canal and the Shepard Canal. At the areas of 17th Avenue and Glenmore Trail, crews are constructing around moving traffic, building several of the permanent ramps to use as detours.

“The biggest challenge on this project is the construction of the Deerfoot Trail systems interchange,” Brown says. “Several of the main roadways are curved and super-elevated, which means that the girders are inclined on slopes to conform to the curvature of the road. And

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all of this work is happening over moving traffic on one of the busiest roads in Calgary.” While the majority of construction work for the SEST project is traditional in its approach, there are some new technologies and processes that increase efficiency. Grade control systems, using advanced GPS technology, provide operators with greater control and increased accuracy. With a grade control system, design parameters are transferred from the designer’s desk to a computer on the grader. Operators can grade faster with less need for survey stakes. The system saves time and money, and there is less chance for human error. The SEST project also incorporates reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), which is becoming a common practice in road construction. The use of old road materials that have been ground up and processed is both environmentally and economically beneficial. For the construction of SEST, eight to 10 per cent of the aggregate used is RAP, for a total of 180,000 tonnes of diverted material.

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Moving into the fall, the SEST project is well positioned to meet its deadline for completion one year from now. Main activities this fall include completing piling operations, sign structure foundations, and minor concrete work, such as constructing concrete barriers at the edges of bridges. The hoarding and heating method for insulating concrete in colder temperatures is suitable for smaller areas, whereas the concrete work for bridge decks is reserved for warmer weather. “All piling work will be done before winter and 50 per cent of roadway paving should be complete by the end of the year,” Brown says. “We want to get as much of the paving completed as possible, so that newly constructed road grades are not exposed to the elements. Also, once a road is paved, there is the potential to open it up as a temporary detour.” Completion of SEST will give motorists access to approximately 70 per cent of the Calgary ring road. Completion of the southwest quadrant of the

loop is dependent upon continued negotiations between the Province and the Tsuu T’ina Nation, regarding the use of reserve land for the final


leg of the ring road. In the meantime, Calgarians should notice a significant difference in traffic congestion, within the city and on Deerfoot Trail. “Due to economic growth and the need to move people and products safely, quickly and efficiently, the timing is right to continue the development of Calgary’s ring road,” Bancarz says. “Calgary has crested one million people and is experiencing tremendous growth. The ring road facilitates connections to provincial highways and enables trucks to by-pass Calgary. Also, it facilitates travel to several points in the city. People can visit friends on the other side of the city and get there in just 20 minutes by using the ring road. It will take some pressure off of Calgary’s arterial roads and greatly improve traffic flows.” n

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project. Construction professionals from all disciplines can use the platform to easily and efficiently manage and control all their project documents, and the entire bidding process. Its functionality is used for activities such as design development, distributing bid packages, recording and managing As-Builts, and reviewing submittals such as shop drawings. For those involved in managing the bidding process, it issues invitations to bid, receives pre-qualification submissions, and calls and receives bid submissions online. “The COOLNet Alberta online plansroom has been the industry standard in Alberta for many years, and is used by thousands of industry professionals to access project opportunities. One of the great things about the new COOLNet Alberta on demand service is that it uses the same core technology to deliver this expanded range of services, so there is no need to install new software or learn new user procedures,” states Dave Smith, president of CCA. “All opportunities, no matter which company sends the invitation, are listed and easily accessed through COOLNet Alberta’s on demand dashboard.” COOLNet Alberta’s on demand also incorporates a comprehensive directory that lists thousands of companies, their work specialties, and includes an up-to-date contact list. If you are looking for someone to invite to bid on a project, they can easily be found in the system; if you are looking to be invited to bid on work, you can easily be put on the map. Introducing this new set of services marks an important milestone for the CCA and the construction industry. “Our objective has always been to deliver relevant services that help your company grow, and we are confident that COOLNet Alberta on demand will become the industry standard for sharing and accessing all opportunities that your company is interested in working on,” states Smith. n

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Envisioning a new reality The City of Calgary dreams big with the redevelopment of the East Village

By Melanie Franner Planning for urban development is part and parcel of every city agenda, but how to create that plan – and then implement it – is where the difference may lie. And, for The City of Calgary, that difference lies in a forward-thinking document called the Rivers District Revitalization Plan, and in the decision to create a whole new entity to see part of that plan carried through to fruition. Welcome to the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) and its team of dedicated individuals who are set to transform from paper to reality a vibrant, engaging master-planned community that will eventually be home to some 11,000 residents. Creating a Vision The CMLC was formed in 2005 with the sole purpose of revitalizing some 49 acres in an area of the city known as the East Village. The current 1,000 residents know firsthand of the lack of infrastructure, business, and amenities that had characterized the neighbourhood over the past several years. “East Village was an area of downtown Calgary that required a significant amount of investment from an infrastructure point of view,” explains Susan Veres, vice president, Marketing and Communications, CMLC, who adds what was key to the new development was the ability for the organization to access enough funds to put in the type of high-quality infrastructure needed to attract major developers who could buy into its vision. The funding answer was found eventually in the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) which was modeled after Tax Investment Financing or TIF model, widely practiced throughout large, U.S. cities but virtually unused within Canada. Using the CRL financial model meant that the CMLC could borrow the money needed to deliver critical infrastructure – an estimated $240 million, of which $150 has already been spent – on the premise the investment in infrastructure would attract private developers to build within the project, thus creating or lifting the amount of property taxes collected within the neighbourhood. The CMLC was able to borrow against the future property tax generation to pay for infrastructure programs. “We have a 20-year plan in place to revitalize the East Village,” states Veres. “We started in 2007 and the plan runs until 2027.” To date, the CMLC has sold approximately 50 per cent of its now serviced East Village lands. In the last two years alone, the organization has announced approximately $1 billion worth of private investment in the East Village. And this is just the start, with more investment announcements expected to come from the CMLC in the next six months.


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“Our remaining land parcels continue to generate high, high interest from the development community – locally and internationally,” states Veres. All told, when finished, the East Village is expected to represent some $6 billion in new investment within Calgary’s east end. Neighbourhoods in the Making The East Village dates back as one of the older areas of Calgary, and as such, has distinct character and historical significance. The new master-planned community integrates this history by creating four separate areas within the East Village, each with its own identity. The area of Parkside borders Fort Calgary, a 40-acre green space and historical park that pays tribute to the RCMP landing in Calgary. In this area of the Village, development will be more intimate and primarily residential. River’s Edge is aptly named for its proximity to the river. It too will be primarily residential but will offer more animation

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in the form of bistros and restaurants, as well as some convenience retail. The RiverWalk Promenade will feature prominently in this area. The Gateway marks the entry into the East Village and will cater to higher population densities with a more urban format retail mix of businesses. The fourth area of the East Village, the Crossing, offers a connection to the city’s downtown core. The many historical, 100-year old buildings already located in this area will be highlighted and given prominence in the new development, which will also see a lot of cultural amenities, such as the New Central Library and the National Music Centre. Answering the Call Having envisioned the future and invested in infrastructure, the CMLC needed experienced and highly capable development partners who would buy into the dream and help make the neighbourhood vision a reality. To find this special group of enthusiasts and risk-takers, the CMLC went back to the books. Among the first developers to sign on with the CMLC was Vancouver-based Embassy Bosa Inc. and Ontario-based FRAM+Slokker (FRAM Building Group and Slokker Real Estate Group) for a combined 1.2 million square feet of new mixed use development. “We are currently offering the first of three phases,” explains Natalie Bosa, Marketing and Quality Control manager, Embassy Bosa. “The three phases combined will total approximately 600 units.” Some 203 units will be produced in Embassy Bosa’s Phase One project (called FUSE), which will include a 21-storey tower, an eight-storey mid-rise and five townhouses. The condo units will range in size from just over 600 square feet for a one-bedroom unit to an 1,100-square-foot, two-bedroom unit to a 2,600-square-foot penthouse suite (the largest of the four penthouse suites offered in Phase 1). The townhouses will be approximately 1,700 square feet. Pricing begins at $357,000 for a one-bedroom condo unit. “Construction on Phase 1 will begin any day now,” states Bosa. “We’re ready and just waiting for the necessary permits.” To help kick-start sales, Embassy Bosa teamed up with the CMLC and FRAM+Slokker to create an 8,000-square-foot, destination-styled marketing centre called EV Experience Centre. The $2.4-million visitor and residential sales centre opened in March. “We’re currently almost 50 per cent sold on Phase 1,” notes Bosa. “Needless to say, we’re very happy with the response and we’re right on target with our sales plans.” In fact, the company’s five townhouses sold out within the first two days of the sales centre opening – which is why Bosa is happy with the fact that there are 12 townhouses planned for Phase 2. “The main difference in working within the East Village is that it is a master-planned community,” states Bosa. “There is a lot of moving parts involved, but the CMLC has been amazing in keeping all of the parts in line with each other. They have been great to work with. It has been a very positive experience.”


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FRAM Building Group’s FIRST, an 18-storey, residential highrise tower and a four-storey wood-frame podium, is one of seven buildings the group plans to construct over the next few years in the East Village.

Fred Serrafero, vice president, Development and Construction, FRAM Building Group, concurs and describes the relationship with the CMLC as a good one. “We tend to like the idea of creating master-planned communities,” he states, adding that the 30-year-old company has experience in all types of residential building but has been attracted to the idea of intensifying urban areas and brown fields as of late. “That’s why the vision of East Village is very much aligned with some of what we’ve been doing in other cities over the last few years. There is very good synergy between the people at CMLC and our staff.” FRAM Building Group is awaiting the building permits before it starts construction on the FIRST, an 18-storey, residential highrise tower and a four-storey wood-frame podium in the East Village. The tower and podium will consist of 196 units in total. Average size units, according to Serrafero, will be around 700 square feet (one bedroom and den) available at $350,000. Interesting features in the Phase 1 complex will include a third-floor green roof (complete with a gym and yoga studio) that will connect the two buildings, along with a rooftop lounge and private party room on the 18th floor. “We reached the 50 per cent sold mark a couple of weeks ago,” states Serrafero, who adds that construction is expected to start in October 2012, with a 20-month building period. “Sales have been very good and we’re very happy with the results.” FRAM Building Group has purchased four parcels of land in total and has plans to construct seven buildings (three highrise and four mid-rise towers) in the East Village over the next few

East Village | Redevelopment Project Embassy Bosa Inc.‘s FUSE 21-storey tower and mid-rise townhouse marries ultra-modern residences to a historically significant area of Calgary, making for a unique juxtaposition unseen in other parts of the city.

years. Most of this development will be residential, with some mixed-use retail as well. The third major land deal announced by the CMLC to date is a 208,000-squarefoot, 14-storey, full-service Hilton hotel from Widewaters Group, an Americanbased commercial real-estate development firm. The $75 million dualbranded hotel project will carry both the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Inn and Suites brand under one roof. It will feature a south-facing rooftop terrace, pool, fitness facilities, library, and convention centre.

“Calgary is among North America’s strongest performing economies,” states Ed Shagen, director of Development for Widewaters Group. “We chose to invest in the East Village because we could see its potential as both a tourist destination and a new commercial core for Calgary. We’re thrilled to be part of the team.” Invest to Attract According to Veres, The City of Calgary considers the CMLC’s approach to redeveloping the East Village to be a successful one. The amount of interest generated – from both developers and residents

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– can certainly be called impressive. And there is still more to come. To date, the CMLC has made transactions on about 50 per cent of its land holdings within the East Village. “One of the factors behind the success of the East Village is the amount, and breadth of, infrastructure that the CMLC has invested. The organization essentially had to rebuild the 49-acre area from the ground up – tearing up streets, raising the flood plain, digging up sidewalks, replacing sewage pipes, excavating underpasses, creating new streetscapes and public spaces, building pedestrian walkways, creating a new vehicular underpass, and essentially re-connecting the community to the city’s downtown core. Every road, every avenue had to be flood-proofed,” explains Veres, who adds that in some cases, entire streets needed to be raised more than three feet. “We’re building the RiverWalk promenade to be four kilometres in length, at an approximate cost of $22 million. We’re adding a new pedestrian bridge to St. Patrick’s Island, and are giving a facelift to the island in an effort to create a new park space for Calgarians to enjoy. And, we’ve added a new vehicular connection called the 4th Street Underpass which connects East Village to its southern community neighbours. It’s quite an elaborate infrastructure exercise.” The CMLC has also built a new stormwater wetland, has laid the foundation for a district energy system, has installed solar-powered garbage compactors to help keep the area clean, and has planted a host of new trees to complement the wide sidewalks. “None of this could have taken place if The City of Calgary hadn’t recognized that the area needed assistance in order to attract private developers and new residents,” concludes Veres. “The City recognized that infrastructure was a necessity and it had the foresight to acknowledge that it needed to put the proper resources in place to handle it. This foresight has enabled us to find the right partners, complete the necessary infrastructure programs, and to deliver the right plan that will ultimately make East Village a success.” n

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Jewel in the Rough St. Patrick’s Island will sparkle

By Colleen Biondi

Some have described the look of the new pedestrian bridge as a stone skipping across the river, or an arch of clouds in the sky.

St. Patrick’s Island may not be very familiar to the average Calgarian, but that is about to change. The vision for revitalizing this 31-acre parcel of land – currently an underutilized park space sitting at the juncture of the Bow and Elbow rivers in downtown Calgary – into an ecologically-sound, multi-use destination, is a major component of the redevelopment of East Village. The desire to re-imagine the community goes back at least two decades. But the energy, commitment and dedication to making the do-over a reality took off in 2007, when the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) was created to take charge of revamping tired and stagnant inner-city areas including the Rivers District, explains Susan Veres, vice president of Marketing & Communications for the company. The City of Calgary is the singular shareholder of


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this group; however, the land developer – with a staff of 12 – is its own legal entity, works independently and reports to an eight-member board of directors. The CMLC is charged with revitalizing East Village, which includes: land assembly, infrastructure improvements and enhancements, adding critical vehicular and pedestrian and land servicing to make the neighbourhood appealing to investors who will purchase the land parcels and will build mixed-use projects in keeping with the area’s master plan vision. “We are working hard to build a new downtown neighbourhood community which will give Calgarians new options for living and working in the core,” adds Veres. An embedded, mini-project in East Village is the re-visioning of previouslymentioned St. Patrick’s Island. The is-

land, named for St. Patrick of Ireland, has a rich history. It is a relatively young landscape at about 10,000-years old, and its location has been a critical piece of its history. This junction of the Bow and Elbow rivers had special significance to the Blackfoot people, who called it “Kootsisaw,” or “The Meeting of the Waters.” Despite its relative “youth,” the island is one of the oldest public spaces in Calgary, first becoming a park in 1890. At that time, ferry boats would take patrons to the island, which became a popular spot for romantic liaisons. In the 1920s, the Calgary Automobile Club used it for a car park and campground, which was closed in 1929. In 1957, it was reopened and became a popular campground again with features like lighting, plumbed washrooms, a camp shelter, a small camp store, and recreational facilities such as a pitch and putt.

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St. Patrick’s Island | Jewel In The Rough Having been used as a nature destination in the past, St. Patrick’s Island will once again re-claim its purpose with the revitalization of this 31-acre parcel of land.

In 1969, as a result of sanitation and noise concerns, it was closed again. Over the last century, St. Patrick’s remained a lesser known area, overlooked by St. George’s and Prince’s islands. But, it will soon regain its claim to fame. Recently, the CMLC oversaw an exhaustive public consultation process (over 6,000 Calgarians weighed in via online surveys, including a “visual preference survey,” where participants matched pictures to possibilities for the island, public forums, and focus groups), developed a St. Patrick’s Island Advisory Committee, and a master plan framework for the island in July

2011. The CMLC has now hired landscape architect group W/ Civitas, who will develop the living space of the island and The Graham Group, who will build the triple-arched, pedestrian bridge which will link the island to Bridgeland on the north and to East Village on the south. That vision will follow the principles of Biophilia, a landscape design approach that emphasizes our inherent need to interact with nature. Those principles include focusing on the island’s urban environment, generating a sense of place, responding to the emotional attachment to the island’s beauty, seeking harmony between the constructed and natural elements, and providing opportunities for enriched activities by the citizens of Calgary. “Biophilia reflects a softer developmental touch and embraces spirituality and mental well-being,” she adds. Potential landscape architect highlights for the island space include restoring the lagoon between St. Patrick’s and neighbouring St. George’s Island, enhancing access to the river, designing a watercraft launching and landing area, building nature trails, boardwalks, small festival and performance spaces, as well as informal picnic and play areas. Care will be taken to provide adequate lighting and to address safety and secu-

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rity issues. You will not find residential properties, large amphitheatre spaces, sports fields or commercial outlets on the island. Realizing that landscape vision will be the architectural partnership duo of Barbara Wilks and Mark Johnson of W/ Civitas. “We were really inspired by Calgarians’ deep appreciation of St. Patrick’s Island,” says Johnson. “We want to restore the island so that it’s a place to celebrate near where this city began. Our goal is to create a living island.” Calgarians said they wanted a way to “dip our toes in the water,” adds Veres. W/Civitas got the message and provided the perfect proposal. “It is a stunningly beautiful piece of real estate; why wouldn’t we want to make it usable?” Combined, Wilks and Johnson have completed 50 projects involving the water. “We do urban waterfronts,” says Wilks of her company, “but he [Johnson]is really good at rivers. He is also more western-oriented so it seemed like a good balance.”

“The Bow is the 28th river I have worked on,” acknowledges Johnson, who has also fished in its waters. “I frequently tell people the Bow is the nicest river in any city in North America. It is untouched. Most rivers we work on contain industrial junk.” “An island in the middle of a river is a pretty exciting proposition,” adds Wilks. “Not too often do projects like this come up.” Wilks will concentrate on the “people” side of the island, creating the buildings, spaces and urban activity for people to enjoy. Johnson will be the “land” man, dealing with the wetlands, flood plains and protecting fish, indigenous grasses and plants. “It’s about giving life back to this place,” says Johnston. Both parties have been on the ground in Calgary talking to people and neighbouring organizations like the Calgary Zoo and Fort Calgary to make sure they are onboard, in agreement with the plan, and feel part of the process. Next up is making the drawings “real.”

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That means poring over land surveys so they can finely-tune details such as where the native trees are located versus where the disposable (non-indigenous) bush is. They are beginning to select materials for the project. Also, they’ll be looking at support services and local, provincial, and federal permits associated with utilities, zoning, traffic, parking, and protecting the environment. There will be challenges ahead. The uniqueness of this project – making a new park out of an old park – may fly in the face of typical building development rules and regulations. Bringing people and nature together so both can thrive, as well as making the space feel comfortable, safe and familiar, while offering it up as a place where people can also learn and experience the world differently will take a special touch; a deft skill. “When it all comes together, it will be like a symphony,” says Wilks. They are looking forward to beginning the onsite work in 2013 and finishing it in 2014.

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“We want people to talk about how great this is, how it is their favourite place to go,” says Johnson. “It is an amazing and important project. We feel honoured to be working on it.” Bridge To Everywhere Getting people to and from the island will be the job of a new pedestrian bridge (the current St. Patrick’s Island Bridge linking the island to East Village was built in the early 1900s and will eventually be dismantled). The iconic bridge design was selected in March 2010, when RFR of Paris, France won the international competition out of 33 submissions, three of whom were shortlisted and presented during a public exhibition in Calgary. Candidates submitted design proposals which accommodated cyclists and pedestrians and which connected to pathways on both shores and on the island, all within a budget of $25 million. The public was consulted about the choice and the advisory committee made the final selection decision. “It was chosen for its simple, elegant design,” says Veres. Some have described the look as a stone skipping across the river or an arch of clouds in the sky. The arches have a rhythmic feel to them, mimicking the river and channels on both sides of the island. The arches, which cross the channels, hook over the heads of pedestrians, giving the impression of a partially enclosed deck. On the island itself, the arch is below the deck, allowing users to concentrate on the island setting. The intent is for the bridge to be physically robust, resistant to floods and ice floes and to have an uncluttered, linear look which does not detract from or obscure the beauty of the area and its vistas. Calgary-based Graham Construction and Engineering is the employee-owned company which will be responsible for the build. Construction has already begun and will be completed by fall 2013. The Graham Group is working with the design firm to make sure the final product is what has been promised to city citizens. “We are closely connected,” explains Bill Campbell, Graham Construction’s senior project manager on the bridge,

describing daily emails and/or phone calls requesting information or clarifying details or deadlines. There are biweekly teleconference meetings and the RFR Design team will be coming to Calgary two or three more times for mock-up reviews and final reviews and inspections. The bridge will be composed of a 52-metre arch over the north river channel, a 30.6-metre arch over the island, and a 99.2-metre arch over the south river channel. A cable-stay system will support the deck from the arches. The north and south channel structures will be standard arch and cable-stay construction; over the island will be a compression arch that is underneath the bridge deck. “The bridge is put together with no straight lines,” says Campbell. This past spring, Campbell et al cut the river berms during the permitted fisheries window (these will come out in fall 2013 when the erection is complete). The Island Pier concrete foundation piles were completed and they drilled the 24 concrete foundation piles associated with the river bank abutments. The team had to pull off the river in early June because the river was at a five year high. “Fabricating the structural steel is the biggest sub-contracted scope of work in the project,” adds Campbell. ADF Group

Inc., a company from Terrebonne, Quebec, northwest of Montreal, has been engaged to provide this service. “They are excellent to work with – controlled, thorough and accurate.” ADF will ship the steel to the island site in approximately 33-metre arch sections. The Graham Group will then erect the arch segments which will be supported by temporary bridges, across the north and south channels. All field splices and field connection welding will be completed on-site by Graham. Each arch will consist of two, 16-inch pipes that will be welded together with heavy plate top and bottom. “The final look will be elliptical arches which are 16 inches deep and over four feet wide. It is exciting, bending the pipes and getting the exact configuration. Transferring the loads from the deck to the arch is one of the most exciting pieces because it has to be done in such a systematic way,” says Campbell. The total cost of the landscape architect work and the bridge construction will ring in at $45 million. When the project is over, St. Patrick’s Island will be an island oasis – to take in the natural beauty of the island, to raft on the river, or to enjoy the boardwalk, says Veres. And, we’ll see Calgarians dipping those toes in the water, just the way they wanted. n

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Lee’s Steel Metal | Apprenticeship Training

Building the Future with a Skilled Workforce By Deb Smith The Alberta construction industry is bracing for yet another wild ride on the roller coaster of economic boom times, and with that comes the risk of not having enough skilled labour to stay on the track. All reports from industry and government have come to the same conclusion - not only Alberta, but the entire country, is facing an imminent shortage of skilled construction workers. According to the Construction Sector Council (CSC), a government organization committed to the development of a highly skilled workforce in the construction industry, one-quarter of the current Canadian construction workforce is expected to retire in the next decade. Apprentices are simply not coming up fast enough or in large enough numbers to make up the shortfall, let alone supply the labour for expanding resource developments. The solution must ultimately come from within the industry itself, working with the government to find ways to get ahead of the challenge. And that is what one growing company in northern Alberta has accomplished to the benefit of itself, its community and the industry. Lee’s Sheet Metal Ltd. (LSM) started out in Grande Prairie in 1964 with only four employees and a commitment to its community that has helped it grow in numbers to currently more than 100 workers and actively hiring as the economy heats up. For more than 45-years, LSM has been thinking ahead, looking for ways to expand the services it offers and become part of the foundations of Grande Prairie through employment opportunities, volunteering, and planning for the future, while making the most of today. Gordon Provencher is the current CEO of the company, working his way up from the bottom with his Sheet Metal Worker ticket. Over the years, he has concluded that the key to LSM’s success lies within its workers.


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“We’ve won both provincial and national awards for employing youth,” he explains. “With the manpower shortage that we all run into in construction, we see the solution as hiring young people and training them.” The problem is that for some of the trades, there is no local training available in the north. Companies have to send their young people either to Calgary or Edmonton to live on a very limited amount of money away from home, making learning a skilled trade out of the question for many. “If the apprentice is a bit older, married, maybe with a family, it’s even more difficult,” says Provencher. “We needed to develop a program that would provide local training so there is an alternative for our young people, try to keep them in their community.” It was a frustration that LSM, along with many other companies in the north, had been fighting for years. “You have to send your apprentices away,” explains Pete Merlo, one of the principal owners, president, and the

son of the founder of LSM. “They don’t want to go; they can’t afford to go, and the employers don’t want them to go and maybe lose them. The chances are they might not come back, they might get a good job offer, maybe meet someone and stay in the city.” A critical shortage of skilled labour prompted the idea to provide local training for their apprentices. Merlo explains, “A lot of companies, ours included, learned the hard way that you have to get innovative and maybe industry has to participate a bit more. We all learned a lesson in the last boom time - without skilled labour, we don’t have a service to offer, don’t have a viable business.” The answer was an innovative apprenticeship program developed to train and keep skilled construction workers within their northern communities. Provencher sat on the Provincial Apprenticeship Board and Merlo on the Board of Governors for the Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC). They saw an opportunity to further the inter-

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ests of not only their own company, but all those in the construction industry of the north. The plan was simple in its concept, but complex in bringing it all together: Local students would begin their first year sheet metal academic training at GPRC from noon until four in the afternoon, taking the theory part in the classroom setting. However, the college does not have the facilities to offer hands-on training. An arrangement was made with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to provide instructors in the Sheet Metal Worker program who would fly into Grande Prairie every Monday morning and out again Friday night for 10 weeks to cover the practical side of the training. For its part, LSM opened up their shop and made their equipment available for the students from five o’clock until nine every evening. “It’s a three-way partnership between industry, advanced education, and Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT),” says Merlo. “A winwin-win situation.” Provencher credits AIT with the willingness to stand behind practical solutions for labour shortages in the construction industry. “The local AIT representative, Terry Taylor, administers all the apprenticeship programs, recruits the new students, and the government pays the academic institutions so much per apprentice for training, which the institutions uses to pay its instructors.” They had 12 apprentices registered for the first year. One of those new apprentices was Zac Tracey, a young man from Grande Prairie who had been working for LSM for about six months before the opportunity to further his training came up. “I worked in the sheet metal shop as a shipper/receiver while in high school, and was involved in the trades for three or four years after that,” Tracey explains. “Having the training offered in my own town was the only reason I went to school for the first year of my apprenticeship.”

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Like others in the program, Tracey plans to get his Sheet Metal Worker ticket and stay in the north, working for LSM and helping to build his community. Because the program is government-funded, not just LSM employees can benefit from the training opportunity. There are many young people involved from different companies and regions of the north, including Slave Lake and outlying areas. “Some employers were initially hesitant to sign up their employees to the program because they were afraid that LSM might try to hire them, steal them. It’s competitive out there,” Merlo admits. “We made the commitment for the integrity of our company and the integrity of the program and our partners, that we would not hire any of the students unless they had already quit their jobs, and then only with the approval of the past employer.” Provencher agrees that this is an essential principle to the philosophy that fuelled all the time and effort taken to make the program happen. As he says, “We’re always looking for skilled labour and there’s a shortage…but we will not steal anybody’s apprentices. They need to go back and help build their own communities.” LSM has seen an unexpected benefit come from the years of meetings and planning, from sending some of their own apprentices for training and offering their large, working shop for the use of students from competing companies. “The definition of a journeyman is one who will train an apprentice,” Merlo continues. “And yet, over the years, many of us have come to the mindset that it’s someone else’s job. This pilot project has renewed our sense of pride in our trade. Our shop got cleaner, our shop got safer, and the morale went up.” In the spring of 2013, LSM will again offer its shop to second-year students, and there is already discussion about doing the first two years on an ongoing basis, perhaps setting up a shop in a more conventional way, perhaps

covering other trades if the demand is established. “These are kids that otherwise might never sign up for an apprenticeship program,” says Merlo. “It’s a way of helping the government and post-secondary institutions find more effective ways of delivering and meeting demand locally.” There is no question that the construction industry is once again on the verge of a labour shortage. Merlo tells how LSM employees are already receiving phone calls at home with

job offers at other companies. “It’s a bit ruthless out there,” he admits. “The days of putting an ad in the paper and sitting back to hire someone - those days are over. It just doesn’t work like that anymore. We’re doing this because it’s a necessity. It’s pretty hard to run a business and make money if you don’t have qualified employees. Still, we have a sense of pride that we’re doing the right thing for the right reasons. And that rubs off on the employees and the community.” n

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Shepard Energy Centre project reaches new milestones By Lisa Fattori The turbine/generator building will be fully enclosed before the end of 2012, and commercial operation of the Shepard Energy Centre is expected in the first quarter of 2015.

ENMAX Energy Corporation’s Shepard Energy Centre is a showcase of energy efficiency, utilizing the latest technology in delivering power to Albertans. Once operational, the 800 megawatt (MW) plant will be the largest natural-gas fired facility in western Canada, capable of producing enough electricity to meet the current power needs of approximately half of the city of Calgary. What’s more, the Shepard Energy Centre will produce cleaner electricity, producing less than half of the carbon dioxide per MW than a conventional coal fired plant. Located east of 100th Street SE, south of Glenmore Trail, the Shepard Energy Centre is situated in the Shepard Industri-


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al Park, a 3,350 acre area that is slated for future commercial and industrial development. When operational, the facility will occupy 60 acres and is comprised of two natural gas-fired turbine generators, each one capable of producing 240 MW, and one steam turbine generator that can produce an additional 320 MW. The power centre’s strategic location puts the plant close to a reclaimed water source, which will supply the water needed for the boilers, steam turbine, and cooling tower. In addition, the Shepard Energy Centre is south of the AltaLink Janet substation, thereby requiring minimal transmission line infrastructure to connect to the provincial electricity grid.

“By locating the power plant close to the city, there is less transmission loss, which can be as much as five to six per cent when electricity has to travel over long distances,” says Gary Payne, vice president of Engineering and Construction for ENMAX Energy. “At this location, we have the availability of transmission lines, natural gas fuel, as well as water supply. Also, ENMAX Energy is headquartered in Calgary, so it made sense to locate a new energy centre here.” Construction of the Shepard Energy Centre began in July 2011, following initial site work that included the extension of 100th Street to accommodate the laydown area around the site for equip-










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Transportation of equipment for the Shepard Energy Centre was a long journey that spanned over three months and several thousand kilometres. Manufactured by Mitsubishi in Japan, the turbines and generators, travelled from Japan, making stops in China, Germany, and the United States via ship before reaching its final destination in the Stampede city via train.

The gas turbines were the heaviest equipment ever transported by CP Rail, weighing in at 734,000 pounds, and measuring 42 feet long, 16 feet wide and 17 feet high.

ment storage and construction parking. The $1.3 billion project is being constructed by KBV, which is a joint venture between Kiewit Energy Canada Corp. and Black & Veatch Canada Company. KBV is responsible for completion of the final design, construction of the facility, and the installation of the power island equipment. Commercial operation of the plant is expected in the first quarter of 2015. Of the five natural gas-fired generation plants currently under construction in Alberta, the Shepard Energy Centre is the largest, featuring state-of-the-art technology for maximum efficiency. Equipment includes Mitsubishi’s new G

class turbines, which are more efficient than the manufacturer’s F class turbines. The system includes boilers, known as heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and a cooling tower. The turbines, generators, and ancillary equipment were all built by Mitsubishi in Japan and took just over four months to transport to Calgary (see sidebar to learn more about their journey). Efficiency is further enhanced by combined-cycle technology, whereby the heat created by the combustion turbines is then captured to produce even more electricity through a steam turbine. “Compared to the Calgary Energy Centre, the Shepard plant will use more ad-

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vanced technology for a larger output,” says Payne. “The system will have an efficiency rating of nearly 60 per cent, leading to a highly efficient facility. Simple cycle technology, using natural gas-fired turbines, has 35 to 40 per cent efficiency, while coal-fired plants are just under 40 per cent efficient. There are more capital costs when you incorporate the steam cycle, but, long-term, the plant is much more efficient.” The closed steam cycle system will use reclaimed water that has been cleaned, treated and filtered again by an on-site water treatment facility, prior to use. A supply of treated water is also stored on site in several large water tanks. After the steam has been used to generate power, it is condensed back into water in a close-loop system for re-use. “On behalf of The City of Calgary, ENMAX Energy is constructing the reclaimed water line from Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant,” says Payne. “Piping runs for 14 kilometres and requires a directional drill to bore for one and a half kilometres under the Bow River. This phase of the project is about 20 per cent complete. Installing piping under the river has been done before, but it’s still challenging and requires specialized construction.”

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Shepard Energy Centre equipment makes global trek to Calgary Transportation of equipment for the Shepard Energy Centre was a long and arduous journey that spanned over three months and several thousand kilometres. Manufactured by Mitsubishi in Japan, the two gas-powered turbines and generators, as well as a single steam turbine and generator, were precious cargo aboard the maiden voyage of the Clipper Gemini. The ship departed on its maiden voyage from Kobe, Japan in late February 2012, en route to North America. A second ship, the Millennium Falcon, carried the ancillary equipment, taking a direct route from Japan to Vancouver. The Clipper Gemini made stops at Xingang, China; Rostock, Germany; and Valleyfield, Canada, before reaching its final destination at Duluth, Minnesota on May 5. The gas turbines each weigh 734,000 pounds, and measure 42 feet long, 16 feet wide and 17 feet high. The matching gas generators each weigh 564,000 pounds. The steam turbine weighs in at 271,000 pounds and its generator weighs 635,000 pounds. The sheer size and weight of the equipment made it impossible to transport the turbines and generators by rail or road through the Rockies, and required an alternate route that could accommodate such a heavy load. In Duluth, large cranes transferred the turbines onto specially designed railway beds called Schnabel cars, which are used for transporting heavy loads. The equipment then embarked on its final leg of the journey to Calgary. The Shepard Energy Centre project includes an environmental management plan, with procedures and guidelines in place to ensure that environmental expectations are met throughout the construction period. Construction waste management is included in the plan. Also, water used for the dewatering that was required prior to driving pilings for the new facility was recovered, treated and re-used for on-site dust control. Monthly site inspections ensure that all contractors and workers are compliant with the environmental management plan. By the end of 2011, the construction of Shepard Energy Centre was well underway, and included site grading, auger piling, storm water pond excavation, and the stabilization of the equipment laydown area. The facility includes two principal buildings, as well as a few outbuildings. The largest structure is 9,400 square metres and is comprised of three areas to house


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“In the power world, it’s not too unusual to transport such large equipment by ship and rail,” says Gary Payne, vice president of Engineering and Construction for ENMAX Energy. “This situation is unique in that the gas turbines were the heaviest equipment ever transported by CP Rail. It required specialized rail cars and rigging. The train created quite a spectacle as it passed through small towns across the Prairies. People gathered to take pictures and videos, and just to see something so big being transported by train.” In Calgary, large cranes, once again, loaded the turbines from the rail cars onto 88-foot-long trailers that were flanked by large trucks. These trucks pushed and pulled the load nine more kilometers to the Shepard Energy Centre site. The procession made its way at night, over closed roads, going just three kilometers per hour. Once in Vancouver, the ancillary equipment was unloaded from the Millennium Falcon and was transported by 25 separate trucks to Calgary. These shipments, the turbines and generators and more than 100 additional truckloads of equipment were all in place at the Shepard Energy Centre by the end of July, ready to be installed in the next phase of construction. By the end of the summer, the turbines and generators were set on their foundations, and construction of the facility to house the equipment was well underway.

the combustion turbines, steam turbine, and water treatment system. The second building is 2,000 square metres and also has three distinct areas, for administration office space, warehousing, and maintenance space to support the operation of the facility. The equipment will be monitored and controlled from a central control room and the facility will be staffed around the clock. By the end of July 2012, 42 per cent of the Shepard Energy Centre project was complete, including 80 per cent of the engineering and procurement and 15 per cent of the actual facility construction. All major foundations are now finished and structural steel for the buildings is being constructed. The siding and roof of the administrative building is nearly complete, with interior finishing of the building planned for this winter. All pieces of equipment are now set on their foundations, and the

turbine/generator building will be fully enclosed sometime in November. At the end of summer, close to 400 tradespeople were working on the project. “Once the buildings are enclosed, we will install temporary heat for the work that will continue in winter,” says Payne. “We are targeting to get the steam turbine building enclosed this fall because it will see the majority of construction. Bulk piping, bulk electrical wiring and ancillary equipment all have to be installed, so we’ll see a lot of activity here in the coming months.” The electricity produced at the Shepard Energy Centre will be connected to the provincial grid through a new switching station, which is being installed by ENMAX Power. AltaLink is building a new 240 kilovolt, double-circuit transmission line, four kilometres in length, from the Shepard Energy Centre to the existing AltaLink Janet Substation location at Garden


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with less waste, for greater efficiency. First planned in 2007, the project is on schedule to meet its 2015 opening, with important construction milestones to achieve in the coming year. “The main challenge to the project is securing the workforce to build such a large facility,” says Payne. “We’re con-

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Uncovering New Potential By Calgary Construction Association “Everyone has inside himself a piece of good news! The good news is that you really don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is!” - Anne Frank The Calgary Construction Association Youth Employment Program (YEP) helps to cultivate a strong relationship between today’s youth and the construction industry. This is achieved by placing youth for three week work experiences in their desired trade interest, with potential subsequent employment. Individuals new to the job market often feel that they do not have the experience required to embark on a career in the trades. YEP goes beyond to provide these youth with an opportunity to excel and flourish in their career aspirations. By uncovering these newfound skills, YEP fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment which promotes hard work and determination. Cody Houlding, a YEP candidate, was unaware of the numerous career opportunities available to him. Before being introduced to YEP, he worked as a labourer eagerly seeking any odd job that was available; he was determined to work and make something of himself. Houlding never imagined that the opportunity for building a career in his dream job would become a reality. “After graduating from high-school, the sprinkler fitting position that I started to search for was specialized and it was difficult to enter into the field on my own without having any experience. I contacted the YEP office to get help with starting my career, but began to think that I might be placed in a trade that I wasn’t passionate about, but I remained hopeful that the sprinkler fitting opportunity would come along. When I got the call from the YEP coordinator saying that I had an interview for my dream job at SimplexGrinnell, I couldn’t believe it,” recalls Houlding. Houlding made a lasting impression on Carl Pollard, sprinkler operations manager for Southern Alberta at SimplexGrinnell, who, at first, was somewhat reluctant to offer Houlding a work experience opportunity. But after witnessing the extremely high energy and ethusiasm Houlding displayed, Pollard was sold. “Working with the CCA youth employment team has been a pleasure. This process of qualifying and educating candidates while gauging their interest and commitment to various opportunities within the construction industry produces top notch candidates who serve as a long term sustainable solutions for the industry. We are very pleased with the outcome in utilizing this program and will continue to look for support from the youth employment group,” explains Pollard.


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YEP participant Cody Houlding hard at work installing sprinkler heads to suit tenant floor plans in the new Quarry Park Central building.

After three weeks, Houlding was offered a full-time position at SimplexGrinnell, and both Houlding and Pollard agree that the placement has been a huge success. Houlding is thrilled about his new career path while Pollard has gained a long term, dedicated employee. Houlding continues to learn from experienced sprinkler fitters how to effectively lay out, assemble, install, and maintain automatic fire sprinkler systems in new and existing buildings. “The knowledge and experience that I have gained through this position is invaluable. YEP has given me the opportunity to start building a career that is both challenging and reward-

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ing. I love the fact that I need to actively think during each new project and that the work I am doing could potentially save lives,” says Houlding. His story is similar to many other YEP candidates. The majority of youth do not recognize the potential that they have to build a successful career in areas that actually interest them. This is one of the extremely rewarding aspects of YEP – giving youth a chance to prove themselves in a career that they are passionate about. YEP gives youth the opportunity to achieve their full potential in their career ambition, an avenue that is not commonly offered to most individuals who lack related experience. Jordan Sondergaard, a recent YEP candidate, has just completed his three week work experience with Concept Electric. He has been hired on full-time, and is currently in the process of comencing on his apprenticeship. Curtis Galambos, journeyman electrician of Concept Electric who has been supervising Sondergaard states, “He’s a good and eager kid, always keeping busy. You can tell that he really wants to learn. We get a lot of new young guys and he is one of the best.” Eager and diligent workers are an obvious perk for potential employers. Another, benefit of the program is the sense of fulfillment achieved from knowing that companies have provided someone with the opportunity to pursue a successful career, many of whom would have never been given such an opportunity. In a market where skilled labour shortages will soon become a bottleneck in the development of the construction industry, YEP will be essential in ensuring the

continual influx of young, hard workers who are eager and willing to learn. Dave MacMillan, manager, Custom Homes Division at Canyon Plumbing & Heating Ltd, has been recently introduced to the YEP program. Since participating in the program, MacMillan has hired on two YEP youth, Jordan Weitz and Randy Ming. “Jordan has been working with a senior journeyman of mine and remarkably meets all of his requirements. Randy has been placed with a senior finisher and his enthusiasm is incredible. I was skeptical at first due to the age and inexperience, however, the pre-screening at YEP has proven successful. Twice in six months I have been given candidates to consider and I have gone on to hire both as full time employees. The program has worked out extremely well and I will continue to work with the program,” states MacMillan. Both Weitz and Ming are currently working towards completing their apprenticeships. The Youth Employment Program strives to replicate this kind of success with all employers and youth interested in building a career in construction regardless of the youth’s trade of interest or personal qualifications. Every youth has a different story, and the YEP Coordinator works hard to ensure that suitable positions are found for each individual. New Coordinator Aly Pringle is the director of Construction Career Development and oversees the role of Youth Employment coordinator at the CCA. Pringle has a Bachelor of Arts - Honors Degree,

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“We are very pleased with the outcome in utilizing this program and will continue to look for support from the youth employment group!” - Carl Pollard, sprinkler operations manager for Southern Alberta at SimplexGrinnell with a major in Political Studies and a minor in Philosophy. She is excited about the future goals of the program, one of which includes expanding the role of YEP to include a wider range of employment progams. Pringle is determined to help as many youth as possible, while at the same time present employers with qualified individuals.

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berta developed Productivity Alberta as a branch dedicated to helping industry improve efficiency without eliminating jobs, looking also to offset the ongoing skilled labour shortage in Alberta and Canada. In October 2011, Productivity Alberta became a private, non-profit organization funded by government and industry, dedicated to helping businesses assess and strengthen their productivity, offering many of its services at no charge. Bob Robinson, general manager and president of Westcor Construction Ltd., sits on the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) Board of Directors and also chairs the Research and Technology Committee for the Alberta Construction Association (ACA). Allison Byrne, senior director for Program and Business Development with Productivity Alberta, also sits on that committee, and the topic of low productivity soon came up. Discussion led to the question of how the program could be of some use to members of the CCA when most are small to medium-size businesses, hardpressed to keep up day-to-day, let alone deal with predicted shortfalls of the future. The CCA and Productivity Alberta partnered on the customization of the ICT Adoption Program specifically for the construction industry here in Alberta. The program was piloted in Calgary in early 2012 with four local construction companies.

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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is more than having the latest computer system or hand-held gadget. As it is defined by Productivity Alberta, “At its most basic, ICT is a way of allowing a business and its employees to easily store, retrieve, manipulate, communicate, and otherwise use information.” It is not only technology. It’s also all forms of paperwork, and paperwork can make or break a business over time. When Robinson went to his three partners at Westcor, explained the workshop and the philosophy behind it, they quickly realized the potential for their company and agreed that he should participate. As Robinson says, “Big companies have people who look after ICT, but my company for example, is just a medium-sized outfit. We can’t have someone working full-time on ICT, and as a result, we can’t get ahead in that area.” The course was not an onerous time commitment and the price was minimal, but the opportunity was priceless. “Things are moving so fast in ICT, we’re all getting dizzy, not sure what we should look at, what’s legitimate, what’s just window-dressing. I wanted to know what would help my company,” explains Robinson. The program helped the company build a framework around how to make that investment decision, removing a lot of the grey area. Stephanie Roll, vice president of Executive Millwork of Calgary, and CCA

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board member, also took advantage of the program. “I received an invitation to participate in the pilot project through the CCA,” says Roll. “We had an idea of what we wanted in ICT and the course gave us a more defined structure, offering a real, concrete, laid-out process to implement an ICT program.” United Decorating Inc. has been in the construction business in Alberta for over 10 years, marketing their experienced staff as the foundation of the business. Dwayne Wallace, operations manager of this successful company, sits on the CCA Board of Directors and was also eager to take part in the ICT Adoption Program, seeing it as an exciting opportunity to take United Decorating to the next level. “A lot of times, construction companies are not up to par with what larger and international companies are doing. We wanted to learn about what’s out

there and what we could use and how to access it. The big picture purpose of the course was to find the technology for your business to help it be more successful.” It was hard work and took more commitment and energy than simply attending the five half-day sessions. “You’re forced to do the house-cleaning in your own business,” says Robinson. “Are we doing things right, adding value to our client at the end of the day? These were questions that had to be answered first, then, when we got to that point, we added the ICT.” The ICT Adoption Program The first job at hand was to review the company’s business strategy and put it all down in black and white. Using the assessment tools provided by Productivity Alberta’s experts in the field, the current situation of each company became clear.

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Looking at the general market environment and individual business needs, what was working and what maybe not so well, and what each business really needed in order to get there. It can be a complicated process but key staff, outsourced process engineers, and business process experts led the way, step-by-step, and every participant came away with concrete plans to achieve their goals. “The expertise that was in the room from Productivity Alberta was an extra value. If our company had to outsource

that expertise, the cost would have been prohibitive,” explains Roll. “Those people understood business and especially the construction business.” A big part of each plan became how to find the right ICT tools; how to talk to vendors, knowing what is wanted and needed, and when. In this next step, the participants in the course looked at what information and technology solutions might best fit their specific situations and provide a strong foundation for longterm success.

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New technology is constantly being developed for the construction industry, and no company can afford to overlook it and still maintain success in the future. Productivity Alberta offers many free tools online and is always adding new workshops to address ways to give companies the leading edge. What is the best way to turn these ICT needs into profitable gains for the entire organization over the long term? And what’s the best timing; when will the company and employees be ready to implement these tools? The answers depend upon each company’s situation. United Decorating got down to it right away, explains Wallace. “We started implementing things we learned at each workshop. We found it so revolutionary; we put everything in place that we learned to the best of our abilities right away. And we’ve already seen positive results. We know now that we’re on the right track and have all the right tools to get there.” Productivity Alberta offers help with accessing financial support as well as provides the knowledge and confidence to talk with vendors intelligently and find the right product for the right price. And it is well connected to government agencies or departments that provide funding for ICT adoption projects or other related services. “With the help of Productivity Alberta, we applied for funding from the NRCIRAPs Digital Technology Adoption Program - a fund set up to help small- and medium-sized businesses adopt digital technology,” says Robinson. “We made quite the presentation and just got word that we’re approved for a grant. I highly recommend participation in the program to anyone in the construction industry.” The government of Alberta has committed $7.3 million in operating funds to Productivity Alberta over the next three years. There has never been a better opportunity for companies in the construction industry to develop the tools to build a strong foundation for the future of their companies. “There is a lot of interest within the construction industry and we’re looking for new ways to provide what its members need,” explains Byrne. “We are looking at offering another set of sessions - possibly in the late fall of 2012.” n

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CPME continues to evolve to meet industry needs By Melanie Franner

The University of Calgary’s Centre for Project Management Excellence (CPME) has grown significantly since it began as a project management specialization program in 1983. Closely aligned with industry for ongoing stewardship and guidance, the CPME has evolved into a much sought-after accreditation program that delivers on its promise of preparing graduates for careers in industry, academia, or government. At the helm of this program is Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, director of the CPME for the University of Calgary, as well as Canada Research Chair and professor of Project Management Systems. It is through Ruwanpura’s ongoing dedication and guidance that the CPME is emerging as a leader in its field – cultivating a steady following of dedicated students both in Canada and abroad. The Start of a Good Thing The initial Project Management Specialization program was conceived at the University of Calgary in collaboration between the Schulich School of Engineering and the Haskayne School of Business. It was the only program of its kind in Canada to have expertise in both engineering and business. This expanded expertise continues today, and helps differentiate it from other educational initiatives that have since been introduced.

Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura (right), a former U.S. Fullbright Scholar and Founding Director of the Centre for Project Management Excellence at the University of Calgary receives the prestigious Walter Shanly Award during the 125th celebration of the Engineering Institute of Canada, now known as Canadian Society of Civil Engineers.

“The program was established in 1983 because industry, particularly industry here in Calgary, felt that there was a real need to have a project management program at the university,” explains Ruwanpura. “We operated as a specialization program for several years, but we officially became the Centre for Project Management Excellence in April 2011. This has allowed us to cater to the broader needs of industry.” Essentially, the CPME program helps graduates to ensure the safe, timely, and cost-effective delivery of a broad range of projects in a range of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, IS/IT, pharmaceutical, telecom, engineering, exploration, design, corporate management, R&D, aerospace, automotive, entrepreneurship, and new product development. “This is the first program of its kind and the only one in Canada to provide broad project management excellence ex-

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pertise across so many different industries,” states Ruwanpura, who adds that many schools focus solely on construction or engineering management. To date, the CPME graduate program offers students a choice of Master of Engineering, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Project Management, Advanced Diploma in Project Management, or Master of Business Administration. Additionally, the CPME has launched a new project management training program called Project Management Certification (PMC). “Both the graduate program and the PMC courses have been developed and taught in close co-operation with industry, and are offered to practicing engineers, project managers, and key management support personnel in those areas recognized by industry as essential for the effective execution of capital projects,” explains Ruwanpura. Working Together Originally conceived by industry, the CPME retains these close ties to this day. “A big part of our success lies in the demonstrated ability to transfer rigorous research into practical tools, processes, and competencies that can save – and have saved – industry hundreds of millions of documented dollars, as well as time for delivery, with better and more predictable end results,” comments Ruwanpura. “One of the great successes of our research program is our strong industry program liaison. We have applied a new Value-Driven Research Model themed ‘Research with Industry’ for these programs.” An example of these types of research programs that foster closer ties with industry can be found in the recent funding that was secured from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to continue CPME’s Construction Productivity Improvement research project with the Calgary Construction Association, its partner companies, and

Doug Harrison, member of the University of Calgary’s Project Management Advisory Council recognizes the advantages of a close working relationship between industry and academia.

other companies. The research project has involved over $1.5 million since 2004 and collaborates with government, contractors, and the Calgary Construction Association. Additionally, the CPME has established a new research program for benchmarking oil and gas projects in Alberta with the Construction Industry Institute (CII), Construction Owners Association of Alberta and its member companies. “The CPME has transferred expertise to industry through research and training in several industries,” explains Ruwanpura. “Documented savings on capital projects by users of research outcomes now exceeds several hundreds of millions dollars.” Ruwanpura is quick to add that these savings are the result of the hard work of all the CPME professors, including Francis Hartman, George Jergeas, Farnaz Sadeghpour, and himself.

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Industry Insight A Project Management Advisory Council (PMAC) helps the CPME remain current in its ability to meet the evolving needs of industry. This group of dedicated representatives from industry, academia, and government provides guidance and support to CPME’s initiatives and creates added value by improving the relationship between industry and the CPME’s programs. The PMAC also establishes opportunities for students to be actively involved in groundbreaking research. The council consists of approximately 20 members who volunteer their time to a number of different initiatives. The PMAC is run by a Steering Committee, which consists of a chair, vice chair, faculty members, and subcommittee chairs. There are currently five subcommittees: Strategic Needs, Education and Training, Research, Marketing and Finance, and Internationalization. Doug Harrison, executive vice president, Stuart Olson Dominion Construction, and a member of the PMAC’s Education Subcommittee, brings over 40-years of experience in design and construction to the table. “There is so much going on with the council right now,” notes Harrison. “We’re operating at a very high level. We’re trying to find ways to enhance project management, as opposed to just teach project management 101.” For that reason, Harrison believes that the role of industry in PMAC is an important one.

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“I think the close ties to industry is a good thing,” he states. “If the gap between academia and industry gets too wide, then industry will start to question its support. In this case, I think it’s a very good partnership that is producing good results.” To that end, Harrison speaks of the future of the council, one where more concrete results will soon be forthcoming. “I think the biggest challenge right now is that things are constantly changing,” he explains. “How projects are getting delivered, for example, has become a more collaborative process rather than contractual. This creates a different working environment where everyone is pulling together toward a common goal. Currently, the council is focusing on a lot of ideas and concepts, but I think that in a year or two, you will see a lot more of these ideas actually being put into practice.” Excellence in the Field Since the inception of the CPME in 1983, there have been many graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their field. One of these is Dr. Kasun Hewage, assistant professor, Construction Management, University of British Columbia. Hewage graduated from the CPME in June 2007. “I am originally from Sri Lanka and got my scholarship from the Sri Lankan government,” he explains. “I searched all over the world for graduate programs in project management and construction management. I ended up with four offers from different universities and eventually settled on the University of Calgary.”

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Dr. Kasun Hewage, a graduate of the University of Calgary’s CPME program now transfers his knowledge of construction management leadership techniques in Engineering at the UBC Okanagan campus.

The reason for his decision, explains Hewage, was the program’s collaboration with industry and the strength of Ruwanpura. “At the time, Janaka was the assistant professor and I had a long chat with him over the phone before I accepted the offer,” continues Hewage. “Janaka mentioned his plans to work with industry

and he was true to his word. Within a few months, he had secured funding to work with the Calgary Construction Association on researching ways to improve productivity.” Another benefit that attracted Hewage to the CPME was its broad focus. “The CPME was especially relevant to me because, at the time, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to work in industry or academia,” he states. “The program was good in that it trained me for both scenarios.” And, in fact, Hewage became a cost specialist with an oil and gas company upon graduation. He worked there for two years before he felt a calling of a different sort, one that would take him into the world of academia. “I approached academia and received quite a few job offers,” explains Hewage. “It wasn’t that hard for me to secure a position with the university. I think a lot of it had to do with my education.” As Assistant Professor, Construction Management, Hewage recommends the CPME program to many students who either cannot get into his program due to capacity limitations, or who he feels are more suited to the CPME program. “When I look back at the 10 years since I studied there, I can’t help but notice how significant the developments in the program have been in terms of the resources and education potential,” states Hewage. “I think Janaka has worked tirelessly for the last few years to accomplish this, and I believe that the success of the program can be attributed directly to him and his ongoing efforts to improve the curriculum.” n

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Solving the labour shortage starts with a respectful workplace

By Debbie Hicks We keep hearing the message that the construction industry will face a serious shortfall of skilled workers in the next decade, and women, immigrants, Aboriginal peoples, and older workers are where the workforce will come from. How often are we going to keep hearing this statement before we take some serious action in making changes to really embrace women and other nontraditional workers within the construction workforce? Thinking women may not be as tough as some men because they may not be able to carry heavy objects, and thus they aren’t suited to a career in construction, is not applicable today given the Worksafe legislation that restricts lifting by all persons. Today, it is often a two-person job. So let’s instead focus on how women can excel in a construction career. With women making up 47.3 per cent of the Canadian workforce, and only 12.2 per cent of them in construction, this is a workforce to tap into to help resolve industry’s labour issues. There are many areas where women can excel such as trades of finesse, lighter trades, equipment operators, health and safety coordinators, project managers, estimators, and site inspectors. “Often times I have been the only female in a training room full of men, but this week I noted seven or eight women participating in the training,” comments Sandra MacDougall, project manager at Graham Construction & Engineering. “Women who are competent and confident in their abilities and who have a personality to be a team player are as welcomed in construction management as in other industries.” How do women in construction compare to other industries? Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting see close to 29.6 per cent of their workforce made up of women, utilities have 24.7

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per cent, mining and oil and gas extraction boast 18.3, while construction lags behind at 12.2 per cent. Women represent approximately four per cent of the construction trades, and have higher representations in management and other related occupations such as safety (34.6 per cent), engineering (20.3 per cent), estimators (10.5 per cent), and construction management (7.9 per cent). Barriers such as weak educational pathways, youth not being introduced to the trades early enough, lack of a respectful workplace, and discrimination in hiring all play a role in this low percentage of female workers. Finding a Solution Whatever path we take to build and maintain women’s participation, multiple programs to improve recruitment, training, education, hiring, employment, and retention must work together.



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These issues are emphasized in the Construction Sector Council’s June 2010 report entitled Women in Construction. It notes it is very important to take a generic approach to workplace change to avoid targeting women and prevent any backlash against them; and that change must happen at all levels. So what should we be doing to foster this respectful workforce? Encourage Women of All Ages to Enter a Career in Construction: Create programs that reach out to schools to expose students to construction career choices and allow young women to test their skills at events such as the annual Calgary Construction Association Career Expo. Mentor and Educate Women in our Existing Workforce: We also need to foster, mentor, and educate women already in our construction companies to move out of administrative support roles and into construction management roles. “They are already familiar with the industry, our companies, and we know their attitude and skill level. Capitalize on what we have and know,” says Serena Holbrook, Calgary Construction Association’s (CCA) first female chair and co-owner of Pockar Masonry. “This can be our best source of new recruits.” Holbrook will be introducing a unique CCA mentorship program that will assist young women along with immigrant women to build a successful career in construction. The CCA Integrated Women’s Mentorship Program (IWMP) will be implemented as a pilot project where women who are established professionals in their respective occupations in the construction indus-

try will mentor other women one-onone on how to begin their journey to finding gainful employment in construction. Another aspect of the program, states CCA President Dave Smith, “will be for the association to host workshops for employers on how to establish and manage a respectful work site, which is imperative for women who wish to work with the tools.” The IWMP will provide networking opportunities with lunch-and-learn workshops that will cover all aspects of positive employment practices for the construction industry. “Nowhere in Canada has a program of this nature been established for the construction sector, another first for the Calgary Construction Association,” states Smith. But, maybe the most important place to start is to change the workplace culture especially on the jobsite. The Construction Owners Association of Alberta has just the tool – the Workplace Respect Toolkit. Its goal is to assist companies in building workplaces free from unprofessional conduct, harassment, and workplace violence – violations of respect. Every person who walks on a construction site should know what is considered acceptable behaviour. Ashley Leeman, a journeyperson plumber and gas fitter with Botting and Associates, states her employer helped define the workplace culture. “Management set the ground rules right from the beginning about what would not be tolerated behaviour. There was another female on site in the sheet metal trade who also helped pave the way for a re-

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spectful workplace. In fact, it has been said that having me on the job site helps to soften the edges of the construction environment and that is good for all.” So start now by creating a workplace culture that will support all the people who will continue to define our workforce. Don’t wait for prescriptive legislation, conditions in your contract documents, or collective agreement language. Do it because it is the right thing to do to foster a productive workplace. Men realize that unprofessional conduct in the traditional workplace shouldn’t happen to their wifes, daughters, nieces, or friends, but it also shouldn’t happen in construction. If we are going to solve the labour issue with immigrants, Aboriginal peoples, and women, we have to start instilling respect for them in the construction workplace – just like any other workplace. The Calgary Construction Association is exploring ways to foster women’s development in construction. If you have ideas, please let them know by calling 403-291-3350. Author’s Bio: Debbie Hicks With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and pending completion of an MBA), learning has been at the core of her career. As President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in Kelowna, B.C. for 22 years, the principles of finance, communications, project management, collaboration, problem-solving, education, facilitating, and innovative thinking fostered the association and members’ success. Taking those skills and applying them to other not-for-profit, as well as for-profit environments, is a simple transfer of skills. We all have those projects that we just don’t have time, staff, or the expertise to accomplish; that is when contracting out to a knowledgeable, focus-driven expert is helpful. You can reach Debbie at DSH Consulting 250-766-3481 or n

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Alberta Construction Association Report Brian Freemark, Chairman, Alberta Construction Association Informed advocacy and enhanced services are keys to the Alberta Construction Association’s (ACA) activity through 2012. Government Advocacy The association is reconfirming key industry positions with a new government and new cabinet in place. The ACA positions focus on: • Sustained and predictable public and private investment in infrastructure • Ensure our future skilled workforce, with emphasis on immigration • Enhancing industry competitiveness to ensure long-term capacity and fair opportunity for profit As part of advocacy concerning infrastructure investment, the ACA has submitted its recommendations regarding provincial government capital budgeting: • The capital budget be maintained at $6 - 7 billion per year. This amount reflects per capita investment averaged over the business cycle and adjusted to remove the effects of inflation, to address current levels of population. • The government to commit to long-term planning for community infrastructure, full life-cycle costing, and a separate capital account, all of which contribute to sustainable, predictable, and consistent levels of investment. • That construction procurement for government-funded infrastructure be consolidated within Alberta Infrastructure. The ACA continues to emphasize to government the importance of public funding and public delivery of apprenticeship training. We must ensure that we keep a strong public system that all industry can support, and avoid the fragmentation of other countries that have allowed private delivery. The ACA, along with local construction associations and other industry partners, will also have an opportunity to advocate policy positions to government MLAs at the ACA Caucus Dinner scheduled for late November 2012. The ACA developed industry forums to share contractor and supplier perceptions of market conditions and industry capacity with Alberta Infrastructure. These sessions are intended to become a regular part of the ACA activity. Workforce The ACA’s leadership in the creation of the Alberta Coalition for Action on Labour Shortages (ACALS) has led to great benefits for Alberta’s construction industry. A quick comparison reveals significant progress of governments responding to achieve the ACALS recommendations: • Change points system to encourage permanent immigration of skilled trades – new trades-specific stream in place


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by 2013; enhanced eligibility under Canada Employment, point system changed to favour work experience and youth • Expand opportunities to transition temporary workers to permanent immigrants – Canadian work experience requirement for CEC stream reduced from 24 to 12 months • Change NOC codes to better reflect skill levels – ACALS working with the federal and Alberta governments to include highly skilled occupations that are classified as low skill as a priority in various immigration streams • Government develop a TFW “approved employer” status, who should benefit from an expedited process for subsequent TFWs • Approved employer status for any employer that have had at least one successful LMO application and a clean record of compliance in the last two years • Alberta employers, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), find the current system to be expensive and too cumbersome to use effectively -- new online application for accelerated LMOs to cut paperwork and processing time • Timelines for LMOs do not recognize the time-sensitive nature of construction work – new accelerated labour market




opinion program will allow approved employers to obtain an LMO in 10 days. The ACA has developed brief summary documents (accessible through our website) to assist employers with the various immigration pathways, and in the selection of a foreign worker recruitment agency. The ACA continues to advocate with the Alberta and Irish governments to take advantage of the opportunities for mobility of skilled trades between the two regions. The ACA is working to develop a list of credible recruitment agencies that members can contact to assist in their foreign recruitment. The ACA is also in dialogue with the Government of Alberta to develop a new partnership to support enhanced de-

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practices. A number of best practices have been developed by Alberta Infrastructure, and these will be promoted along with industry standards such as CCDC documents. The ACA looks forward to strengthening partnerships with the Calgary Construction Association and other local construction associations in their activities that foster dialogue amongst contractors, design consultants, and owners. LCAs, such as Calgary, are the frontline of expertise in service delivery to consultants and owners. The ACA is proposing to bring on contract expertise to enhance the ability of the ACA to respond to enquiries from members and other stakeholders regarding tendering standards of practice. The ACA plans to introduce this service in pilot form in the last part of 2012. Member Dialogue The ACA benefits in articulating industry interests when hearing directly from grassroots membership. Recent dialogue has taken place with the Lethbridge, Calgary, and Lloydminster Construction Associations, and with the growing numbers of direct members from the greater Edmonton region. If you would like to add your voice and expertise to influence the many issues outlined in this article and others that affect your business, contact your local construction association or the ACA to get involved. n

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The changing face of Calgary’s condo market means exciting additions on the horizon By Melanie Franner Developers are creating new urban communities in vertical towers, cocooned within the warmth and coziness of established neighbourhoods. The Block. CALLA. NEXT. The River. These are but a few of the latest condominium developments soon to be gracing the Calgary skyline. And there are more – lots of them. Each of which promises to be exciting and interesting in its own way. The buyers? Up-and-coming professionals. First-time home owners. Singles. Married. Family. Community leaders. There will be homes for one and all. The Market The Calgary condominium market is still recovering from the recession of 2008/2009. The economic downturn, coupled with a backlog of inventory, sent the market into a tailspin. The road out has been a long and slow one. “The Calgary condominium market peaked in 2007,” states Ann-Marie Lurie, chief economist with the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB). “We’re starting to see some increased interest but because of the flush of inventory that was available, the prices aren’t really increasing. We’re still about 16 per cent shy of the peak housing prices of 2007.”

Lurie credits a lower supply of single family housing as one of the reasons for the small, but steady, increasing interest in the condo market. Condo sales in the resale market are expected to reach over 5,700 units by the end of this year, compared to the 5,377 recorded in 2011. The benchmark price, which represents the typical condo, is expected to remain relatively stable at $240,000. “I expect that prices will continue to improve but at a very moderate pace,” states Lurie. “However, it is unlikely that we will reach the peak pricing of 2007 this year or next.” According to a recent report from the Genworth Canada and The Conference Board of Canada, the market for new condominiums in Calgary is also on the rebound. The report, Metropolitan Condo Outlook Summer 2012, anticipates that condo starts will hit a four-year high of nearly 2,400 units in 2012, although the anticipated 2,753 starts that are forecasted for 2016 will still be well below the 2008 peak of 5,300 units. “The City of Calgary joins Vancouver and Toronto as one of the top three major cities in Canada to have reached

the critical stage in inner-city residential construction,” states Calvin Buss, president of Buss Marketing, a Calgary-based research and marketing firm specializing in multi-family housing. “And Calgary is set to continue on that path. We have the highest amount of available commercial office space per capita in North America. Twenty-nine per cent of our work force comes downtown to work every day, which is the highest percentage in any North American city.” As such, Buss isn’t surprised at the number of new residential towers either under construction or in the pre-sales stage. Although he attributes the primary demographic of these new towers to the young 25 to 35 year olds who are attracted to working downtown in the energy industry, he is also quick to mention that maturing baby boomers are another potentially significant market. These people, he states, are looking to spend half the year in warmer climates. They see a downtown Calgary condominium as a good place to be for the other half. All of these factors are coming together to create increased demand for condos and an increase in the number of new towers being built.

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Buss goes on to state that the growth in the number of these towers is slowly changing the face of downtown Calgary. “I think it’s part of an evolutionary process,” he explains. “We now have an awful lot of towers downtown. And there are a lot of people who work downtown. Restaurants, bars, and other businesses are cropping up to allow the people who work downtown to play downtown. The entire inner city is almost becoming a separate and distinct village within the city. Calgary is typically divided into four quadrants, but now we have an inner city where the four quadrants come together. The population is now large enough that businesses are beginning to re-think their retail models.” The Players To help kick-start this revitalized market, condo developers are creating new-world environs that exude everything from chic to urbane to modern and familiar. Each project has an edge from which to appeal to would-be buyers. The following is a quick overview of some of these new innovative designs, all vying for a piece of the competitive Calgary condo market. THE RIVER Best known perhaps for recording the city’s highest condo sale yet at $9 million, THE RIVER development offers luxury estates ranging in size from 1,404 to 5,625 square feet. Pricing varies from $820,000 to $9 million. Already, the developer, 26th Avenue River Developments, an affiliate of Ledcor Properties Inc., is reporting that $70 million has been spoken for in the 15-storey, 27-unit tower and 11 Riverhomes. Completion is expected

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to be in late 2014. The demographic for prospective residents is primarily empty nesters with multiple properties and aged between 50 and 65. “This is a one-of-a-kind development,” explains Chris Bourassa, chief operating officer, The Ledcor Group of Companies, THE RIVER. “We really wanted to bring the art of architecture to a new level in Calgary. THE RIVER has moved the mark on what people should expect from a residential development.” According to Bourassa, THE RIVER has been designed to suit its unique location and natural boundaries, including using natural materials like limestone. Some of the more interesting amenities include green roofs, large indoor living spaces, rooftop patios and terraces for the riverfacing units, a large meeting room, a gour-

met prep kitchen (for residents or caterers to use before bringing the food to the unit), a yoga room and workout space, a gathering room and a guest suite. The Keynote Keynote Development Corporation set the stage with the 2010 opening of its 14-storey office tower to officially mark Keynote Urban Village within the greater village of Victoria Crossing. Keynote Tower 1, which was completed two years ago, consists of 26 storeys and 179 units. But these days, it’s all about Keynote Tower 2, a 29-storey, 250-unit residential tower scheduled for completion in the summer of 2013. The one-bedroom condos range in size from 566 to 675 square feet and are priced between $240,000 to $350,000+, while the two-bedroom units

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The Guardian is a prime example of Calgary’s vertical growth. Once completed the complex will be the tallest residential tower in the city at 44 storeys featuring work and retail spaces to complement the residential units.

ond-floor offices and homes in the tower above. Pricing is not yet firm but is expected to start in the low $200,000s. Sales will begin in early 2013, with an anticipated completion date of late 2015. Qualex-Landmark was also the developer of LUNA, a mixed use, 30-storey condo tower located in the west-side Beltline neighbourhood of Connaught. The tower offers 218 units that range in size from 665

to 1,150 square feet (excluding the penthouse suites), with pricing ranging from $256,000 to $516,000. Occupancy began in June, and is now complete. Cove Properties is another developer that has made its mark on the city skyline with several different condo projects. The company was responsible for the Sasso and Vetro (completed in 2006 and 2008 respectively). It also built the Nuera in 2010, a 33-storey, 231-unit tower that sits on a single-storey retail space podium. And the company is now in the process of building the Nuera’s offsetting tower, the Alura, to sit atop the same podium. The newest tower will be 29 storeys and will consist of 277 units that will measure 595 square feet for a one bedroom (available for $281,800) and 873 square feet for a two bedroom unit (priced at $326,800). Like the Nuera tower, the Alura is restricted to those over 18 years of age. Residents of the Alura will be able to access the amenities of the Nuera (lounge, state-of-the-art fitness centre and pilates studio). To date, the Alura is 75 per cent sold. Occupancy is slated for fall 2014. Also keeping with the vertical trend, once completed, the Guardian will be the tallest residential tower in the city. Describing itself as a “bold statement in modern architecture that marries both form and function in its design,” the building is a 44-storey steel and glass tower located in the heart of Victoria Park. The Guardian will be a mixed-use building, with live/ work and retail spaces available to complement the residential units. Prices range from $205,900 for a 441-square-foot one-

bedroom unit to $1.3 million for a twobedroom, two den penthouse. Occupancy is expected to be late 2014. Luxury residential options continue with The Vogue, The LaCaille Group’s 34-storey tower located at 6th Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets S.W., and The Park, 164 luxury residences (town homes, tower homes and penthouse suites), ranging in size from 500 to 1,900 square feet and pricing from $209,900 to just over $1 million. Moving on Up Although there are several innovative and interesting residential towers that have just been completed, are under construction or are in the pre-sales stage, it doesn’t look like the planning for more towers will end any time soon. According to Buss Marketing’s Buss, the recent hire of Rollin Stanley as general manager for Planning, Development & Assessment for The City of Calgary, who has an established North American reputation for promoting vertical living, clearly demonstrates the city’s desire to keep building up. “Calgary is quite a vertical city right now,” concludes Buss. “I think that the next five to 10 years will see an increased number of residential towers being built in the city. Calgary has major traffic problems because of geography. We have a lake located in the middle of the city. We have an Indian reservation. All of this contributes to congestion in the downtown city core. Growing vertically is one way to overcome this.” n



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Top tier sponsors (left to right): Richard Heine (Centron), Les LaRocque (Botting & Associates), Richard Fleurant (Custom Electric), Bruce Sonnenberg (PCL), Rob Shaw (EllisDon), Kees Cusveller (Graham), Greg Davidson (Davidson Enman Lumber), Blaine Zandbelt (CANA), Serena Holbrook (Pockar Masonry), Todd Poulsen (Elan Construction), Adam Waltho (Gracom), Don Sinclair (Ledcor), Cory Stasiuk (Inland), Richard Neal (Ferguson), Dave Kinley (Concept Electric), Jack Vanier (Harris Rebar), Bob Robinson (Westcor Construction), Dwayne Wallace (United Decorating).

“Fundraising” golf tournaments are a dime a dozen and it can be a challenge to orchestrate an event that is entertaining and enjoyable while at the same time ask the participants for funding. However, what isn’t a dime a dozen is the kind of funds generated at the annual Calgary Construction Association (CCA) Education Fund Golf Tournament. Unique in Calgary is the community support from the CCA stakeholders when it comes to donating funds for scholarships. Construction associations across the country host golf tournaments similar

to the CCA’s Education Fund Golf tournament, but no where do you see such tremendous support as from the Calgary members. On August 30, 2012, CCA hosted the eighth annual Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament at the Carnmoney Golf and Country Club which was sold out. It was another record breaking year with participants and sponsors raising a unreached level $65,000. An outstanding accomplishment and a true testament to the generousity of these member firms to invest in the future of the construction industry.



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For the first time ever, the CCA had four “president” level sponsors - CANA Construction, Davidson Enman Lumber, Elan Construction, and Pockar Masonry donated $5,000 each. The “constructor” sponsor category had BIRD Construction Company, Botting & Associates, Centron, Custom Electric, EllisDon, Graham, PCL, and Syncon Management at $2,000 each. In addition, the “master” ($1000), “journeyman” ($500), and “apprentice” ($250) sponsors all contributed to reaching the impressive $65,000. (see full sponsor listing on page 182).


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CCA Chair Serena Holbrook presents Education Fund chairman Les LaRocque with a cheque for $65,000, the total amount of funds raised at the tournament, which took place on a beautiful August day at Carnmoney Golf and Country Club.

Kudos to the many wonderful sponsors who donated generously to the growing “Education Fund” where monies are dedicated to being re-invested into construction trades training and provide scholarships for industry personnel year after year. Thanks to the success of annual golf tournaments such as this one, the fund is inching closer to the goal of raising one million dollars. In 2012, CCA provided $60,000 in scholarships for the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training program, SAIT Polytechnic, the University of Calgary, CCA’s Youth Employment Program, The City of Calgary, and individuals currently working for a CCA member firm. In 2013, the program is striving to donate $90,000 in scholarship funding. n

Les LaRocque, CCA Education Fund chairman (left) along with CCA Chair Serena Holbrook were pleased to present Scott MacPherson, dean, school of construction, and Charles Goodbrand, associate dean at SAIT Polytechnic with a $25,000 cheque which will be used for construction tools and equipment.

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A World of Change John (Johann) K. Binninger remembers his transition from Germany to Canada to CCA president

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John (Johann) K. Binninge, CCA President 1982

John (Johann) K. Binninger barely made it into this world. Born prematurely on January 30, 1929, and tipping the scales at only two pounds, he was brought home from the hospital in a tiny shoebox lined with cotton batting. Many in the village of Dienheim, Germany, located 60 kilometres southwest of Frankfurt and on the west side of the Rhine River, wondered whether he would even survive. It was brutally cold that winter; the Rhine actually froze over for the first time. Perhaps such an unusual year set the stage for John’s journey of survival, which would take its own impressive path. John was baptized into the Catholic faith and began school in 1935. As a child he contracted tuberculosis of the lungs. Fortunately, the bacillus was encapsulated and, due to John’s strong immune system, the infection completely disappeared without treatment. His doctor said the likelihood of this happening was one in a million. The family was financially poor, but abundant with love. John’s mother referred to him as her favourite “Hans,” which was his “calling name” in Germany. John was the oldest child and had three siblings – Irmgard, born in 1931, George in 1935, and Ernst in 1943. In his spare time, he served as an altar boy and joined a church youth group which subsequently travelled to neighbouring towns and villages to perform theatre for the residents.

In 1933, Hitler came to power and, almost overnight, the country changed. Work became plentiful as Hitler built the Autobahn road network and ammunition factories in preparation for the war to come. In 1938, John’s father secured work with Linde, a big company in the suburb of Mainz-Kastel. Children had access to excellent education, but even they were indoctrinated. They were forced to report anyone – including their own family – who was tarnishing the Nazi name. During the war, the family home was totally destroyed by bombing raids. “These were very hard times and I often heard mother cry,” says John. Everything was rationed; food was scarce, and people were hungry and frightened. John and his siblings spent much of the war-time period back in Dienheim at John’s maternal grandmother’s home. Some of John’s finest memories come from that place: spending time in her general store and in her vineyards, listening to her stories and comforted by her touch. “This was my home away from home,” he says. In 1942, he was sent to a province called Pommern, where many children were moved so they would be safe from the immediate action. He stayed with a family who didn’t have their own children. They treated John very well; he lost track of them

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FEATURE Past President | FeatureProfile | John K. Binninger John with wife Barbara Binninger, on a U.S.S.R cruise line in the summer of 1978 travelling from New Orleans to the Cayman Islands and Cuba, are seen with the cruise director, his wife and the captain of the M.S. Odessa.

John (left), on his birthday with his sister Irmgard, and brother George celebrated in his grandmother’s garden in the village of Dienheim in the late 1930s.

after that year and has no idea what happened to them, but will be forever grateful for their love and kindness. This is another example, John says, of the blessings that have come his way over the years. There have been difficult times, but there have been celebratory times. The year 1944 was one of those difficult times. John was drafted into the war at the age of 15. After a brief period of training, he and his young compatriots were given explosives and anti-tank weapons and commanded to stop the allied forces from advancing. The first day, when he was shot at, he threw away his weapons and headed home. It took him two weeks to make his way back to the familiar area of the Rhine, to the beautiful province of Rheinland-Platz and, finally, to his hometown.

In 1945, the war ended and it was a new era. John had apprenticed as a tool and die maker during the war. Afterward he had to train for another trade because tool and die makers were no longer needed. He pursued the sheet metal, plumbing and pipefitting trade. In 1948, he became a journeyman and found work for $1.20 per hour. There were no benefits; there was no holiday pay. The standard work week was 48 hours over six days. He got paid each Friday and by Monday was broke. Soon, he had an opportunity for a job at Linde with his father, who was the union boss there. He got a raise to $2 and entered a shift environment – two weeks of nights followed by two weeks of days. But life was tough in post-war Germany; communities were physically and

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psychologically devastated and trying to rebuild. This is when he decided to immigrate to Canada. He considered South Africa and Australia but got his papers to go to Edmonton, Alberta quickly so that is where he went. He took out a loan through the Catholic Church and boarded the Lord Beaverbrae, a small ship owned by Canadian Pacific and carrying 500 people. The seas were rough with waves up to 40 feet at times, but John didn’t get sick over the two-week voyage. He arrived in Quebec City on June 21, 1953, with $15 in his pocket. He hopped the train and took five long days across the vast prairies to get to Edmonton. His first job was as a plumber in Morinville, Alberta. Although his boss was a pleasant man, he never had enough money to pay the employees. John returned to Immigration Canada in Edmonton and was directed to the Sherritt Gordon Plant Expansion in Fort Saskatchewan, who were hiring insulator tradesmen. Remember, John was a plumber, steamfitter, and sheet metal worker by trade. But on his German certificate it read: “Installateur Journeyman.” The bosses at Sherritt Gordon understood that to mean “insulator” and John was hired. He was paid $3 each hour, double for overtime and there was plenty of that. It was a union environment, so he joined the union the second day on the job. Right away, he paid off his loan to the

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On September 15, 1982, Calgary’s Mayor Ralph Klein along with CCA President John Binninger (right) and Executive Director Bob Scrimgeour cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Calgary Construction Centre.

church in Germany and bought a small car, an Austin Mini. John proceeded to take big construction jobs in Saskatchewan and Alberta for a year and finally landed in Calgary, where he resides today. In Calgary, the Asbestos Workers Union Local 126 elected him as business agent in 1955 and 1956. He took a fiveyear correspondence course, equivalent to a masters of business administration (MBA), through the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He worked for McCready Campbell and Western Asbestos until 1961, when – as was his life-long dream – he borrowed $1,000, took out a business license and opened his own business, Calgary Asbestos & Insulation Ltd. with friend Cyril Williams. Their first job was a small boiler installation contract for the Calgary Board of Education. John had gotten married and had a young daughter, Heidimarie, just before coming to Canada, so was settling here with a family. Daughter Sylvia came along in 1954 and son Brian was born in 1957. Angela was born with a heart defect and died on the operating table at the age of two. The last child, Ramona, was born in 1969. They bought their first home in the community of Bowness, and then moved back and forth from Forest Lawn to Glamorgan. Heidimarie graduated from Ernest Manning High School and married Charlie Want, who would later become a business partner of John’s after he and Cyril split – amicably – in 1973. At that point, the company changed names to Alberta Asbestos & Insulation Ltd.

The bronze plaque commemorating this celebration hangs in the foyer of the Calgary Construction Centre.

At the same time as John’s business was booming, he and his wife were growing apart. The Binningers decided to separate in 1972, and after 24-years of marriage, divorced in 1974. John would not stay single for long. While taking lessons at the University of Calgary Ballroom Dance Club, he met Barbara Germscheid. They started dating and were married in 1976.

Business remained good. One contract netted him $1 million. “I had the Midas touch,” admits John. John was elected president of the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) in 1982, when it had 750 members, and chairman of the board for the Alberta Construction Association, when it had a membership of 2,500. This position had a seat on the board of the Canadian

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Construction Association, so John was pleased to contribute to the national scene. He was also elected president of the Alberta Insulation Contractors Association on three occasions and is a life-long member of the Thermal Insulation Association. He was awarded the prestigious Ted Walden award by the CCA for his dedication and contribution to the industry. “It was quite an achievement for me to be honoured like this by the construction industry in Alberta,” says John. Contracts continued to come hot and heavy; John worked with major construction projects like Gulf Canada Square, the Nova Building, Palliser Square, Peter Lougheed and Foothills hospitals, Southcentre Mall and the Alberta Gas Plant east of Red Deer. His business took him all over Alberta, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. In 1977, he entered into partnership with Garry Germscheid, Barbara’s son (the company was then called Alberta Insulation and Supply Services Ltd.). When John retired at the age of 60 in 1989, Garry became the major owner of the company. Since 1989, John has also had an investment company called Binninger Holdings Ltd. John has taken a brokerage course – is a lifetime member of the Oxford Investment Club – and enjoys playing the stock market. He graduated from a two-year massage therapy program at Mount Royal University (then Mount Royal College) in 1991. Although he only practiced on Barbara and neighbour Johnny Kraycir, he enjoyed the experience – mixing with the younger students and learning about the muscles, bones, and organs of the human anatomy. He and Barbara have lived in the northwest community of Silver Springs for 36 years; in 1995, they put a 500-square-foot addition onto the back. The home is across from a small park and has an excellent view of Canada Olympic Park and the majestic Rocky Mountains. John has travelled extensively with Barbara. They have visited over 52 countries by motor home, cruise line,

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and plane. As well as seeing Canada and the United States, they have gone to Germany, Portugal, Italy – including the Isle of Capri – Honduras, Australia and New Zealand, South America, the Falklands, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Once, while on a trip to Europe, they put 12,000 kilometres on their rental car. The freeway tolls ended up costing more than the gasoline. They drove from France to Andorra (a principality owned by the Vatican) to Spain, Monaco, Italy, Croatia, Austria and then to Germany. “My relatives thought we were crazy to travel a distance like this in such a short time,” explains John. “But we were used to long trips in Canada.” Retirement was shaping up to be very promising, when life took an unexpected and difficult turn 1995. John

they attend St. Stephen’s Anglican Church downtown. Barbara serves communion twice each month and John has spent time as a people’s warden, welcoming newcomers to the parish and answering any questions they may have. Recently the couple donated $50,000 to a renovation fund. Between the two of them, they have six children, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Snoopy is their beloved Shih-tzu. John loves his native Germany, but

his home has been here in Canada for almost 60 years. With determination, hard work, and a little luck, he has lived out his dream of owning his own business, having a full family life, travelling, and contributing to his industry and the community at large. He is grateful for what he has been given and for what he has achieved. There are no regrets and nothing left undone, says he. “Calgary has been the best place in the world for me to live and make a living.” n

“There are no regrets and nothing left undone,” says he. “Calgary has been the best place in the world for me to live and make a living.” began to feel unwell, but his doctor couldn’t put his finger on what was going on. After a five-day assessment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He is in pain a good deal of the time and uses a walker or cane to move around, but John doesn’t complain. He takes Sinemet to temper the symptoms and tries to live his life as fully as possible. John also attends a monthly support group for Parkinson’s patients and their families. Says fellow group member Elizabeth Stuart, “John brings encouragement and a positive outlook to the group. He is like a bright light, offering hope to all of us.” John and Barbara often have neighbours over for afternoon coffee and cake; a group of 10 friends frequent the Austrian Club to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. On Sundays

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Your National Voice John Schubert, Chairman, Canadian Construction Association

All members of the Calgary Construction Association are members of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA-National). CCA-National is your national voice and your advocate on the national scene. The Calgary Construction Association is a CCA-National Partner Association, and as such, participates and contributes to the formation of national industry policies and positions through its involvement and partnership with the CCA-National. Here are a few of the CCA-National’s recent accomplishments and current priorities: Infrastructure Investment CCA-National was initially concerned that planned spending cuts at the federal level might include infrastructure investments. In pre-budget consultations leading up to budgets 2011 and 2012, the CCA-National stressed the need for the federal government to stay the course on its long-term commitment to infrastructure renewal. The federal government has to date done just that. It passed legislation in December 2011, to make the “gas tax fund,” an annual $2 billion transfer to municipalities for municipal infrastructure rehabilitation and improvements, a permanent measure. It also re-affirmed its commitment to the government’s current $33 billion Building Canada Plan. Early in 2012, Infrastructure Canada announced a formal consultation process leading to the development of a new Long-Term Infrastructure Plan to replace the current Building Canada Plan, which expires in March 2014. The CCANational has been extremely involved in this process with representation on the department’s steering committee and serving as the private sector vice chair for the Municipal Infrastructure Forum, established by the Federation of Cana-


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dian Municipalities (FCM) to support this process. The CCA-National is currently pressing for the new Long-Term Infrastructure Plan to be unveiled in Federal Budget 2013 to ensure the new plan can be fully implemented by March 2014, to avoid any funding gaps as a result of the windup of the current Building Canada Plan. Environmental Policy/Regulation The CCA-National was very active this past year in seeking meaningful reforms to Canada’s environmental review and assessment process that would effectively limit the need for federal project assessments and, where required, expedite the process.

The federal government responded with the new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012, which became effective in July 2012, and achieves the goals sought by the CCA-National. The CCA-National is now being consulted on the development of the regulatory regime that will support the new legislation. The new measures limit the necessity for federal environmental review and assessment of proposed development projects to those that are clearly within the federal sphere and to those large projects that have a greater potential for significant adverse environmental effects. They also require the federal government to substitute the federal as-

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sessment process with a provincial process where the province has so requested and where the provincial process meets the federal requirements. This ensures a “one project – one assessment” approach. The new act also introduces strict timelines to ensure expediency at every stage of the environmental review and assessment process. Labour Supply & Training Immigration Reform – The CCANational was very active in lobbying the federal government to bring about reforms to Canada’s temporary foreign worker and permanent immigration programs to facilitate the entry of foreign-trained construction workers and supervisory personnel. There have been a number of positive developments in the last few months on this front, including the announcement in April 2012, of the government’s intent this year to introduce a separate and streamlined program for skilled tradespersons with different assessment criteria from that of the existing Federal Skilled Worker Program, which is heavily based upon postsecondary education and language proficiency. The new criteria will put more emphasis on practical training and work experience rather than formal education. With respect to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the federal government also announced April 2012, the introduction of a new accelerated process for employers with a strong track record under this program to obtain Labour Market Opinions, a pre-condition to obtaining temporary work visas for foreign workers, within 10-days of application for temporary foreign workers in high-skill occupations including skilled trades. Labour Market Intelligence - Having some idea of what skills will be required based upon future demand is a fundamental part of any prudent labour market development strategy. The CCANational continues to work with the Construction Sector Council and other interested stakeholders to ensure the continuation of the construction Labour Market Information (LMI) reports. Training – The CCA-National also continues to support the Canadian Ap-

prenticeship Forum and efforts to enhance inter-provincial mobility and national training standards. The CCA-National’s Gold Seal Certification Program continues to grow having established itself as the national certification system for construction management personnel including supervisory personnel, estimators, and safety coordinators. Innovation and Research The CCA-National led the establish-

ment of the Institute for Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Canada. The institute (see has been very busy on producing a BIM Practice Manual and on the development of standard contract language for BIM use. The IBC has also established a Canadian chapter within buildingSMART International. The CCA-National also continues to assist in efforts to establish a new Canadian Construction Innovation Institute. n

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Is BIM an effective tool or just another liability? By Trish Morrison, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.”1 A basic premise of BIM is collaboration by different stakeholders at different phases of the life cycle of a facility to insert, extract, update, or modify information in the BIM to support and reflect the roles of that stakeholder.2 What can BIM be Used For? There are many benefits that can be achieved from the proper use of BIM technology on a project. Probably the biggest benefit of BIM is early clash detection, which can avoid costly rework and schedule delay that traditionally occurs when such clashes are found in the field. If sufficiently detailed, the BIM model can be used as a scheduling and estimating tool as well. When BIM is used with full collaboration from the project team, the 3-D modeling may also allow designers to address constructability and sequencing issues. In addition, contractors and sub-contractors may be able to prefabricate sections of the project off-site in advance, in a more controlled environment which allows for better quality management. As a result, the costs of on-site changes and interferences should be greatly reduced, increasing efficiency on the project site.

Patricia Morrison of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, former CCA director representing the Canadian Bar Association, encourages contractors to establish a clear BIM protocol prior to the start of a project to help reduce risk and make the best use of this new technology.

We are living in a high-tech world where everything is focused on communicating faster and more efficiently. The same is true for construction projects. One of the more recent additions to the repertoire of technology for construction is Building Information Modeling (BIM). While not as commonly used in Canada as it is by our counterparts in the United States, the use of BIM in Canada has been steadily increasing. This has raised questions of how the use of BIM changes the allocation of risk on projects. What is BIM? The National Building Information Model Standard Project Committee defines BIM as a “digital representation of physical


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What Legal Issues Arise Through the Use of BIM? Notwithstanding the potential benefits of BIM, some members of the construction industry are concerned that it could lead to additional risk. While it’s true the use of BIM technology raises some new legal issues, as well as creating new twists on traditional risks, these can be mitigated through front end project planning, clear communication, and a properly negotiated contract. Some of the legal issues which can arise with the use of BIM are addressed below. Clear communication of roles and expectations is critical for the success of any construction project. This is equally true for projects involving BIM, where traditional roles may be redefined or altered. It’s critical that the parties understand the purpose for which BIM will be used, and the roles and responsibilities they have in relation to it. In particular, the owner needs to communicate clearly the intended use of the BIM model with the architect, construction manager, and contractors. The level of development of the BIM model also needs to be specified, which will dictate the level of detail in the BIM model. In addition, the project contracts need to clarify who is responsible for BIM model management including collection, management, archiving, and updating the information in the model, communicating the information in the model to all

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members of the project team and ensuring the BIM model data is properly preserved. A BIM protocol needs to be developed and attached to the contracts as a contract document, which outlines each party’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the BIM model, including how the BIM protocol interacts with the contract change order process and proper approvals. The ownership of intellectual property rights in the BIM model and the information contained within it are key questions that need to be addressed. As with all intellectual property issues, these rights have to be negotiated between the parties and addressed in the contract. However, given the number of potential contributors to the BIM model, it is critical that it be addressed in all of the relevant contracts, not just the contract between the architect and the owner. One significant difference between the use of BIM technology and traditional construction is that the contractors are more involved in the design phase and will, in the collaborative process, contribute changes to the BIM model. This raises issues of who is responsible for approving and controlling the content of the model, whether the design professionals can rely on changes made to the models by non-engineers or architects, and who will be responsible for stamping the final design. Most of the parties contributing to and relying on the model have no contractual relationship with each other, which raises questions on the standard of care which will apply. When BIM is used as intended, with collaboration and integration of design and construction information into the model,

insurance issues also arise as a result of the blurring of traditional roles. If design professionals are expected to add constructability information into the model, will their professional liability insurance provide coverage in the event of an error? Similarly, if the contractor is providing input into or making changes to the design, will the contractor’s commercial liability policy provide adequate coverage for this work, or will it fall within the policy exceptions? These are issues which need to be considered and addressed to ensure that proper risk management is in place on these projects. What Contracts Address BIM Related Issues? As a result of their longer use of BIM technology, standard form contract documents have been developed in the United States to address BIM issues, such as the AIA Document E2022008, Building Information Modeling Protocol Exhibit, and the ConsensusDOCS 301, Building Information Modeling (BIM) Addendum. Both documents are intended to be used as addenda to contracts forms, which generally do not alter the traditional relationships between the parties. So far, there is no standard contract document in Canada which has been tailored for BIM related issues. However, a working committee of the Institute for BIM in Canada has been formed to address the development of contract language documents for the purpose of BIM. The committee is drafting a document entitled Guiding Principles for BIM Contract Language, as well as a set of supplementary conditions for use with standard



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contract forms.3 However, until those documents are released, parties should seek legal advice on how they can best protect themselves on projects where BIM is being used.

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Disputes Involving BIM As with all technology, BIM is not infallible and is still vulnerable to human error and breakdown of communication. To date, at least two disputes have arisen which directly involve the use of BIM on construction projects in the United States. The first dispute involved the construction of a life-sciences building at a U.S. university. The architect and the engineer used BIM to design the mechanical and electrical systems, which were to be installed in a ceiling void. Given the tight spacing, a key part of the design was the specific sequencing for installation. Apparently, no one communicated this detail to the contractor who, when the installation was 70 per cent complete, ran out of space and the work had to be redone. As a result, the client sued the architect, the contractor sued the client, and the insurer sued the engineer. The dispute settled with the architect, engineer, and contractor sharing costs totalling millions of dollars.4 Another dispute has arisen in relation to the construction of a children’s hospital at Penn State University. The mechanical subcontractor, who had used traditional drawings to price the job, is claiming that the BIM model prepared by the general contractor had so many errors and clashes in it that it had to spend millions above its contract price to complete the project. The general contractor refused to pay the claimed extras and the subcontractor has commenced an arbitration and made a bond claim. The arbitration is scheduled to be heard March 2013.5 So far, there are no reported cases in Canada involving the use of BIM technology. When used properly, BIM can be an effective tool in working towards completing a project on time and on budget. However, BIM is only one part of the project execution plan and does not replace the need for communica-

use of this new technology.

clear roles, expectations, and responsibilities in the contract (including a BIM protocol) at the beginning of the project will help reduce risk and make the best Trish Morrison is a partner in the Calgary office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the regional leader of the Construction, Engineering, Surety and Fidelity Group and is a former director of the Calgary Construction Association.

Footnotes As noted on the Canada BIM Council website 2 As noted on the Canada BIM Council website 3 IBC Bulletin, February 2012 4 Frame, S. and M. Baillie, “Lessons to be learnt from across the pond: first BIM dispute in the U.S.” (December 2011) 5 Barnes, J. and R. Korman, “Sub: LateArriving BIM Model, Overruns Cost Us Almost $10 Million.” (Engineering News Record, September 2012) n 1



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Building Bridges to Better Community Development The City of Calgary sets new standard for compact urban villages with The Bridges

By Melanie Franner People say that home is where the heart is. And, thanks to an innovative initiative from The City of Calgary, home for many people in the city is now in the heart of a new urban community called Bridgeland. Built on the site of the nowdemolished Calgary General Hospital, The Bridges is a three-phase, mixed-use development made more attractive by its architectural and aesthetic style, as well as its close proximity to the Bridgeland LRT station. The master-planned community features a pedestrian-friendly landscape, with wide, tree-lined boulevards, distinctive lighting, pathways and public open spaces, including the newly created 3.5 hectare/8.6 acre Murdoch Park that features a promenade, soccer fields and toboggan run, as well as the 1.2 hectare/three acre McDougall Park. When complete, The Bridges will consist of approximately 1,575 multi-family units that will accommodate up to 2,500 residents. Making a Difference The City of Calgary opted not to sell the brown field site as a single undeveloped parcel of land, but assumed the development responsibilities itself. A major consideration in this decision was the desire to mitigate public costs. If the City had decided to sell the site as is, it would not have been able to recover enough proceeds to cover the outstanding debt on the property or the cost of providing a suburban hospital. Additionally, the City would be better positioned to achieve city-wide and local objectives, including inner-city intensification, transit-oriented development, community integration, optimum open space distribution and main street revitalization.


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Blair Roberts, superintendent (left) and Mark Dingman, project manager of Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. stand on the pedestrian overpass that connects MacPherson Place, which offers attainable housing, to Calgary’s Bridgeland LRT station.

“This was the first time that The City of Calgary operated as a land owner to develop a community like The Bridges,” states Jacqueline Arling, manager of Real Estate Sales and Marketing, The City of Calgary. “As the land owner, we had an opportunity to really do something special. The Bridges is located in one of the oldest communities in the city and it was in dire need of revitalization.” Phase 1 of the initiative was marketed in 2003 and Phase 2 in 2005. The third and final phase is expected to be marketed in late fall of this year or early spring 2013. Profit expectations for the first two phases exceeded expectations, with responses from the private sector being described as “very strong.” In on the Ground Floor In order to realize the potential of the

revitalization plan, the City obtained land use and subdivision approvals for all three phases of The Bridges. It also developed the architectural design guidelines and built the infrastructure prior to selling the lands. Interested developers were asked to respond to an Invitation of Offer, which detailed builder and city commitments. “All the terms and conditions were set out in the Invitation to Offer,” notes Arling. “There was no negotiation.” From there, the City looked at each of the offers according to a set of criteria that included price (45 per cent), financial capacity (20 per cent), purchaser experience and expertise (20 per cent), and proposed project development (20 per cent). In Phase 1 of the project, Ottawabased developer Windmill Developments Group Ltd. won the bid for two

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available land sites. The company describes itself as “visionary,” dedicated to transforming conventional development practices by using a triple bottom line approach, which, in turn, ensures strong ecological, social, and financial returns. “Everything that we do is conceived, designed and constructed to protect and enhance the local community and its ecosystems,” states Jonathan Westeinde, managing partner, Windmill Development Group, and a leading Canadian developer in building sustainable communities. He comes by this innovation naturally being the son of Shirley Westeinde, the first female chair of The Canadian Construction Association, and pioneer in her own rights. “We harness innovations in land use, water, air, energy, design, waste management, and smart building technologies to create healthy, high-performance green buildings and communities.” Phase 1 of the development saw Windmill Development Group build two three-storey, mixed-use buildings that are each approximately 18,750 square feet. Each building features six main-floor retail spaces, underground parking, two affordable townhouse units on the ground level (which are owned and managed by Calgary Housing Company), and 20 two-storey (plus roof terrace) townhouse units with courtyard access. The townhouse units varied in size from 830 to 1,260 square feet. The first building, the Vento, was completed and occupied in 2005. The second, the Acqua, in 2007. Prices for the Vento townhouses ranged from $206,400 to $302,400, which was a bit higher than the city’s new townhouse average price of $181,464 for the same year. The Acqua townhouses were again higher than the Calgary average of $273,082 in 2006. They ranged in price from $390,100 to $590,000. Additionally, Windmill Development Group achieved LEED Platinum rating for its Vento building. Both the Vento and Acqua are described as leading-edge green buildings. “The Vento allowed us to achieve our vision of creating a landmark portfolio of green real estate developments,” explains Westeinde. “We’re very proud to

have contributed to the first residential mixed-use project in North America to be awarded LEED Platinum rating.” Riding the Wave of an Economic Downturn Phase 2 of The Bridges went to market in 2005, at the height of the city’s economic boom. The City’s Invitation to Offer was met with great success and three developers were selected: Apex City Homes LP, Sandlewood Developments Ltd., and Assured Developments Ltd.

In-House Attainable Housing was later selected as the organization responsible for developing the not-for-profit portion of Phase 2, which consisted of Site 15. The non-profit company teamed up with New Urban Consulting Inc. on the project, a private development firm that specializes in urban development projects. “We sold Phase 2 in 2005 and then the market dropped and the whole financing structure changed,” explains the city’s Arling. “This caused some delays.


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But today, Calgary is one of the strongest markets in the country and we feel that market conditions have changed for the better.” That being said, Sandlewood Developments has yet to announce when they will begin marketing their development. Assured Developments has been working with UBC Group, which was well on its way to getting development permits before filing for receivership earlier this summer. And, Apex City Homes is also unable to provide any construction dates. “We have the approved development permits but are not marketing the project at this time,” states Alex Ferguson of Apex City Homes, who adds that the company closed its sales office – which was located in The Bridges – in December 2008 because of the market downturn. “We’ve definitely seen some signs that the condo market is slowly recovering. There are a lot of positive things happening in Calgary right now, including The Bridges. I’ve lived here for over a decade and there is a real positive feel starting to grow in the community.”

According to Ferguson, the company’s land site can accommodate at least 271 condo units. In total, Phase 2 will include 707 multifamily residential units, as well as some main-level commercial development. According to the development agreements, construction on all Phase 2 sites has to commence by the spring of 2014. Accent on home equity options The one parcel of land in Phase 2 that has seen some development is the one overseen by In-House Attainable Housing and being developed by New Urban Consulting Inc. “We formed an alliance with a notfor-profit on a shared-equity, homeownership development and the site was awarded to us in 2009,” explains Dan Van Leeuwen, president and CEO, New Urban Consulting. “Construction began in January 2011, and the project is on schedule to be completed December 2012.” The new development will consist of a single six-storey building with 160

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units in total. Unit sizes will vary from the bachelor 600-square-foot model to a 950-square-foot two-bedroom model. The building is being built to LEED Bronze standard. “This development was a good fit for us because it met our basic criteria of providing affordable housing close to transit, close to employment, and in an area where the City is promoting a great community,” explains Van Leeuwen. The affordable housing model being used in this development calls for the units to be built to market standards and to be appraised at market value. The only difference is that the not-for-profit company shares the home equity responsibility. The developer sells the unit to the purchaser at 65 per cent of the market rate and retains the remaining 35 per cent equity. As the units sell and turnover, the owner gets the benefit of appreciation on his/her 65 per cent home equity and the not-for-profit gets the same on the remaining 35 per cent. After 10 years, the owner can opt to purchase the remaining 35 per cent equity or can “trade-up” to the typical home ownership market. The model is designed to allow people to transition from rental to partial equity ownership to full home ownership. While there is no cost to the tax payer, Van Leeuwen states government, whether it be provincial or municipal, must partner with the non-profit sector and companies like New Urban Consulting to make all the elements of the model work, including deferring land payment for 10 years, even though the property was purchased at market value. New Urban Consulting began advertising its development in The Bridges just prior to the start of construction and the building has been sold out for several months now. “I’m not surprised at the response,” states Van Leeuwen. “The cost of living in Calgary is outpacing incomes. We think that the program has proven to be very, very successful because it did sell out so quickly. I think this what Calgarians need in terms of another housing option.” So firm in his belief that this sort of development is a good fit for Calgary, Van Leeuwen is quick to set his sights on Phase 3.

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“If Phase 3 calls for a similar housing model to be built, we would definitely be interested in getting involved again,” he states. “I think the City has done a great job with the conversion of the General Hospital site and the revitalization of the community through planned urban development.” Let the Construction Begin Despite the fact that the developers involved in Phase 2 of The Bridges have yet to finish construction (and in most cases, start), The City of Calgary has gone ahead with implementing the infrastructure for Phase 3 of the project. This phase had been designed initially to accommodate multi-family residential development, with building heights of up to seven-storeys. “We’re just finishing the infrastructure of Phase 3,” explains The City of Calgary’s Arling. “There was a lot of pressure to get the sidewalks in from the local residents and businesses, so we made the commitment to continuing funding the land servicing and infrastructure, which will be completed later this year. The land will then be out on the market for sale to developers.” One feature that may change prior to this sale is a redesignation of land use. “Phase 3 was initially designed to have the same land use as we saw in Phase 2,” explains Arling. “We have applied for a land-use redesignation that would allow smaller units in the same building form and massing.” According to Arling, there is no shortage of interest from developers in the land being allotted for Phase 3, which is expected to be marketed late 2012 or early 2013. Recognition Abounds Over the last few years, The Bridges has been singled out for recognition locally, nationally, and internationally – such as its being awarded the National Urban Design Award in recognition of urban design and achievement in enhancing the quality of life in Calgary. “Outside of winning a number of awards, we continue to give regular tours of the community,” notes Arling, who cites participants of the tours as including

members of the Jane Jacobs Association, the University of Calgary’s Planning and Urban Design Studies, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Institute of Planning. “We’ve probably done 50 tours to date.” Arling goes on to attribute a lot of the success of The Bridges to the hard work and tireless determination that went into the planning and conceptualization of the community. “We had very clear, strategic objectives at the start of the project,” she explains. “We had a comprehensive public process that included a broad range of stakeholders so we had input from all areas. The City implemented the plan by developing all of the infrastructure, open space and public amenities. By doing so, we helped reduce the risk for developers to come into an established community to build their individual projects.” A Focused and Committed City The key to the success of The Bridges is the ability for The City of Calgary to create a vision and to implement that vi-

sion for the betterment of its residents. “We’ve shown how to achieve smart growth in a city, growth in a quality development that intensifies density by having links to alternative transportation,” concludes Arling. “By having the City create the opportunity to project its ideas to the developers, we were able to show that we support smart growth and sustainability.” Add to that the type of growth that includes non-profit housing and one can see why the City’s recent work has created such interest from both a national and international perspective. And, if this recent success is any indication of the City’s determination to move forward with its vision of future growth, then one can rest assured that there will be more urban developments to add to the list in the many years to come. “Our philosophy was ‘build it and they will come,’” concludes Arling. And, for now at least, this seems to be a philosophy that is working well for The City of Calgary. n

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CCA CONSTRUCTION CAREER EXPO CONTINUES TO BUILD EXCITEMENT By Mychal Martin On a bright April morning in Calgary down at the Stampede grounds, things were buzzing. While it was a little early to be kicking off the Calgary Stampede’s grand Centennial celebration, Calgary-area high-school students soon discovered that it’s never too early to get inspired. A row of more than 10 school buses stretched from the entrance to the BMO Centre away into the distance and around a corner. Excited young people streamed steadily into the exhibition hall, drawn by the inimitable sounds of tools in use: the metallic whine of a table saw, the pounding of hammers, and the shrill warning signal of a scissor lift in motion all adding to the hum of animated conversation. For Calgary students, the annual CCA CONSTRUCTION CAREER EXPO means a full day of exploration and interaction hosted by the Calgary Construction Association (CCA), CCA members and affiliated industry associations. The CCA’s sixth annual EXPO, held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, boasted a record attendance and the most varied and exciting exhibition yet. Armed with safety glasses, a Work Construction in Calgary bag and sporting a unique construction themed Off to Work We Go! T-shirt, high-school students ventured into the 50,000-square-foot exhibition hall looking to explore the world of the trades. The 1,700 guests were greeted by an abundance of construction possibilities at the various exhibitor booths, featuring everything from the heaviest of machinery (CAT 637E Scraper) to the more delicate art of electrical wiring, and everything in between. Each student was issued a challenge in the form of a construction quiz, and the lucky winners from St. Joan of Arc, Light of Christ, Heritage Christian Academy, Bishop McNally, and Chestermere high schools took home one of two 32G iPod Touchs or one of four sets of Skullcandy Earbuds. The answers to the quiz were hidden among the displays throughout the vast exhibition to spark discussion and interaction between students and exhibitors. Representatives from over 55 companies and trade associations demonstrated and displayed the latest trades technology, dispensed career and academic advice, and shared their passion. Buoyed by the success of last year’s effort, Sean Bartlett of Carbon Constructors Inc. and his team of volunteers once again helped students gain valuable experience building dog houses, to be donated this year to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society. Other perennial favourites such as concrete, masonry, painting, and woodworking were joined by many new and imaginative interactive displays, as more exhibitors opted to present activities and projects as an effective way to spark interest. One innovative approach employed by Standard General involved the introduction of a heavy equipment operation simulator, which allowed students the unique opportunity to try their hand behind the controls of an excavator.


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Sean Bartlett of Carbon Constructors Inc. helped students to make six dog houses for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.

From their vantage point (left to right) Bob Robinson (Westcor Construction Ltd.), EXPO Chairman Grant Symon (Graham Construction & Engineering Inc.), and EXPO Coordinator Amy Smith (CCA) take in the bird’s-eye view of the 50,000-square-foot exhibition hall that hosted 1,700 high-school-age students.

Enthusiastic participants pose in their EXPO T-shirts while waiting for their turn at United Decorating Inc.’s popular interactive painting exhibit.

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The interactive roofing display from the Alberta Allied Roofing Association.

The amazing industry volunteers who made this year’s EXPO a smash hit.

Going big with a Cat 637E Scraper provided by Kidco Construction.

The Masonry Contractors Association’s exhibit tested the skills of future masons.

With no shortage of opportunities for skilled tradespeople in the foreseeable future, exposing students to the wide array of different trades is a great way to kick-start a rewarding career. For the industry, the importance of events like this year’s EXPO cannot be understated. Showcasing career possibilities for young people is also an investment in the industry’s future, and can help to ensure a trained and eager young workforce in the years to come. The annual CCA CONSTRUCTION CAREER EXPO embodies the true spirit of mentorship and hands-on learning that defines the construction industry. Once again, the Calgary community came through to support the EXPO with generous donations of supplies, sponsorships and volunteer hours. Thanks to a crew of 60 enthusiastic volunteers who made the day and to the friendly, knowledgeable mentors who encouraged students to try out the various tools of the trades. The CCA CONSTRUCTION CAREER EXPO is the biggest of its kind in the country, and it wouldn’t be possible without industry support and volunteers who work collaboratively to make it happen. n

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Gold Seal Certification launches new website and initiatives

By Stephanie Wallace

Stephanie Wallace, Gold Seal program manager is excited about the launch of the new Gold Seal website and is working to finalize new online features to the program which will enhance and streamline the application process.

As part of ongoing efforts to promote Gold Seal Certification, and to grow and enhance the construction industry’s most respected certification program, Gold Seal Certification has launched a new website and introduced new features to the program. The new site, available at, features a more intuitive menu structure, enhanced content, and a more efficient application process. It was designed to create greater awareness of the Gold Seal Certification program for all industry professionals, as well as owners of construction projects, employers of Gold Seal Certified individuals, and those organizations interested in sponsoring the program. The site features more concise information about the types of certification levels available, including the Gold Seal Intern program amongst others, more information about how to get started on the path to certification, and how Gold Seal is being actively utilized across the country, including a new projects section that features the various Gold Seal projects to date. The new website was also launched in conjunction with a new, simplified application process for Gold Seal Certification. A new online system, called My Gold Seal, will guide applicants through the entire online application process, allow individuals to check their application status, check on any fulfillments required to complete their application, and update their addresses and contact information. In addition to these new developments, the Gold Seal Certification program has also created a new sponsorship program


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which includes the Gold Seal Champion and two new categories; The Gold Seal Employer and the Gold Seal Sponsor, highlighting those who promote their own involvement with Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Champion program is open to all individuals, signifies individual support for the program, which is re-invested into the program to assist with developmental of the profiles and examinations. The Gold Seal Employer distinguishes firms that have committed to using Gold Seal Certification as part of their human resources strategy, while also employing Gold Seal Certified individuals. Gold Seal Sponsors are those organizations who would like to actively support the program, while showcasing their involvement with Gold Seal Certification. All Gold Seal Champions, Gold Seal Employers, and Gold Seal Sponsors will be acknowledged on the new Gold Seal website. On the branding side, small modifications were made to the Gold Seal logo to help modernize it while still maintaining the brand integrity of Gold Seal Certification as a symbol of excellence. The new logo is a cleaner design, and manages to combine the history of the Gold Seal Certification program with new, modern branding elements. Central to the new logo remains the plumb-bob, which itself is symbolic of accuracy, diligence, and quality. As Gold Seal Certification is also representative of these elements, the plumb-bob remains a fitting component of the logo. To see the new website, logo, or to simply learn more about Gold Seal Certification, visit n

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GOLD SEAL CERTIFICATE HOLDERS Abramson, Curtis ITC Construction Group Superintendent, General

Armstrong, Chistopher Duncan FWS Commercial Projects Superintendent, General

Acht, Hans Joachim DCM Mechanical Project Manager, Mechanical Adeoshun, Joshua Safety Coordinator, Construction, Project Manager Ahearn, Cliff Superintendent, Roadbuilding, Project Manager, Roadbuilding Aicken, Gregg Elan Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Arseneault, Henry Joseph Maple Reinders Inc. Superintendent, General

Aitken, Colin R. Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General Aldecoa, Cyren Ledcor Construction Limited Estimator, General Alexander, R. Wayne** Bird Construction Company Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Allan, Brad Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General

Arts, Pat Ferguson Glass Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Atkinson, Geoffrey EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Superintendent, General Ayeye, Olaniyi Stahle Construction Ltd. Estimator, General Badding, Steven S. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General Bailey, Fred L. IB Jensen Masonry Ltd. Project Manager, Masonry Baird P. Eng., Robert L. Project Manager, General Baker, D’Arcy MEG Energy Safety Coordinator, Construction

Barlow, J.R. (Bob) Project Manager, Underground Utilities Bartle, David J. Project Manager, General Bateman, Terry Bird Construction Company Project Manager, General Bateman, Jim Westcor Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General Batula, James Strike Energy Services Inc. Superintendent, Mechanical Baxter, Lorne J. Project Manager, Mechanical, Superintendent, Mechanical Bazowski, Carter Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Beally, Alexander J.** Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General Beaton, Tyson Wesley Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General

Baksa, Sandor Project Manager, Electrical

Bec, Brian Paul Centron Group of Companies Project Manager, General

Allen, Sandee L. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Banks, Lester Remington Development Corporation Superintendent, General

Belisle, Anthony Resiance Corporation Project Manager, General

Almond, Patrick Douglas Amygdalus Technical Training Safety Coordinator, Construction

Banks, C.E.T., Rob Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Belisle, Roger Whissell Contracting Calgary Ltd. Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Anderson, M. Douglas** Anderson Plumbing Co. Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Barclay, Colin A. Canem Systems Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Benedet, Edward PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Barclay, Kirk Palmer Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Bennett, Darren Reed Atwood Builders Safety Coordinator, Construction

Barkauskas, Paul A. Elan Construction Limited Superintendent, General

Benson, Richard W. EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Estimator, General

Barkauskas, Ronald A. Ronalco Contracting Estimator, General, Superintendent, General Barkauskas, Alfred Estimator, General, Superintendent, General Barlow, David M. Chandos Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General

Berg, Keith Robert Clark Builders Superintendent, General

Allan, Richard M. SimplexGrinnell Project Manager, Fire Protection

Anderson, Grant N. Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General Anderson, Kent Layne Karson Builders Ltd. Superintendent, General Andison, C.E.T., Richard David Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Project Manager, General Androsoff, Terry L. Carbon Constructors Inc. Superintendent, General Armour, Cody Ledcor Construction Limited Superintendent, General

Binder, George** Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Biscope, Lenord D. Superintendent, General Boan, Garry S. Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Boan, Nathan K. Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General Boldt, Jeremy D. Bird Construction Company Project Manager, General Borhot, Mike Whissell Contracting Calgary Ltd. Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction Botting, Walter Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical, Superintendent, Mechanical, Estimator, Mechanical Boudreau, Darcy R. Sabal Homes Safety Coordinator, Construction Bourassa, Christopher A. Ledcor Properties Inc. Project Manager, General, Estimator, General Bourne, Thomas E. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Project Manager, General Bowers, Keith George PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General Boys, Gordon R. Canem Systems Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Brabant, Kirk A. Concept Electric Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical Breault, Daryl Ledcor Construction Limited Superintendent, General

Best, Paul Project Manager, General

Brooks, Alan G. Con-Force Structures Estimator, General, Superintendent, General Brophy, Gerry P. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Bibby, Darin Brent Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General, Superintendent, General

Brown, Dean BYZ Construction Ltd. Superintendent, Roadbuilding



CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Brown, Kelly L. Clark Builders Safety Coordinator, Construction

Carter, Rod CDM Mechanical Project Manager, General

Chiasson, Marc C. PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General

Brunner, Michael J. Allied Projects Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Brusse, Willy J. Estimator, General

Casano, Scott Mackenzie Bechtel International Safety Coordinator, Construction

Chisholm, Joe EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Superintendent, General

Cromartie, Philip** Custom Electric Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical, Project Manager, General Cucciniello, Marino Cannex Contracting 2000 Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Castronuovo, Frank Mario Castronuovo Developments Ltd. Superintendent, General

Chmiliar, Dwayne Pentagon Structures Ltd. Project Manager, General

Cunningham, Donald Project Manager, Mechanical

Chow, Terry S. Project Manager, General

Cusveller, Kees Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General

Bryant, Danielle L. Project Manager, General Buchan, R. Blair Standard General Inc. Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction Buchan, John Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Bungay, Tyler Scott Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Bunting, Graeme Devitt & Forand Construction Project Manager, General Burnett, Brad ITC Construction Group Estimator, General Burns, David Aaron Joseph Aquarius Building Consultants Estimator, General Busic, Dennis Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction Bussing, William A. Project Manager, Electrical Bye, Tracey Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Cayabyab, Imelda Soriano Bird Construction Company Estimator, General Cayen, Allen Trico Homes Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Cebryk, Wayne Pentagon Structures Ltd. Superintendent, General Centis, Joseph Frank Peter Project Manager, Mechanical Chabot, Cyrille Normand Project Manager, Mechanical, Estimator, Mechanical Chadbolt, Daniel G. Ledcor Construction Limited Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Chamberlain, Darrell Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Champness, Pierre J. CANA Construction Superintendent, General Chan, Merak Wai-Keung Bird Construction Company Project Manager, General Chanski, William J. SimplexGrinnell Superintendent, Fire Protection

Cadman, Michael Spring Creek Safety Coordinator, Construction

Charlton, Christopher Persimmon Contracting Ltd. Superintendent, General

Caldwell, Sherry L. Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Chase, Marcie PCL Construction Management Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Callfas, Darrel Alpine Drywall (Calgary) Ltd. Superintendent, Drywall/Acoustics

Chatten, Ashley Primary Engineering and Construction Corp. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Campbell, Daryl Keith PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Chene, Dave Blue-Con Excavating Ltd. Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Carinelli, Fabrizio CANA Construction Project Manager, General

Cherry, Richard S.E. Johnson Management Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Carr, Andrew Dean Canem Systems Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Chester, David Huson EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Estimator, General

Carr, Ronald A. Ledcor Construction Limited Superintendent, General

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Christensen, William (Bill) Matthews Development (Alberta) Inc. Project Manager, General Clark, William A. Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Clark, Glen A. Scott Builders Inc. Project Manager, General Clement, Jim Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General Cline, Vicki ASM Industries Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction Conlon, Kevin Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General Connell, P. Eng., Kim CANA Management Ltd. Project Manager, General Connolly, John Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General Cook, Merle Standard General Inc. Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Cutforth, Gerry A. Clark Builders Project Manager, General Darling, Nicholas CANA Construction Project Manager, General Daskal, Boris Estimator, Trade Davidson, Bert Thomas Superintendent, Mechanical Davies, Bruce Superintendent, Mechanical Davison, Chris Innova Development Coordination Inc. Project Manager, Owner Davoli, Vincent Joseph EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Estimator, General Dawson, Rick Superintendent, General Dayman, Carl F. Clark Builders Superintendent, General

Corbett, Neil J. Superintendent, General

Dayman, William XPS Contracting Superintendent, General

Corbin, Cheryl Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Safety Coordinator, Construction

Deighton, Stephen T. Project Manager, General

Coulton, Cheyenne Michelle CANA Construction Safety Coordinator, Construction

Dekker, Wm. D. Estimator, General

Coultry, William H.** Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General Cousins, Barry Arpi’s Industries Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Couture, P. Douglas PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General Crawford, Frank Eric EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Project Manager, General Crawford, Jerry Estimator, General

Delorme, Robert A.** PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General DeMerchant, Les Superintendent, General Dendy, Scott B. CANA Management Ltd. Superintendent, General Denholm, Blain Alberta Glass Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Derkat, C.E.T., John DCI Construction Inc. Project Manager, General

CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Desaulniers, Peter Joseph Superintendent, Mechanical Deviat, Arthur S. Griffin Glass (1981) Ltd. Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Dewar, Glenda Alberta Glass Estimator, Door/Wind/Glaze Dickason, Thomas Jason Estimator, Electrical Dickinson, Trevor Desa Glass Safety Coordinator, Construction Diebold, Nathan Tarpon Energy Service Project Manager, Electrical Diggens, Bradley George MJS Mechanical Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Dingman, A. Mark Devitt-Forand Contractors Inc. Project Manager, General DiPalma, Lino Ledcor Construction Limited Estimator, General Dmitrieva, Elena CANA Management Ltd. Project Manager, General Dodd, Brian Project Manager, General Doell, John E. Project Manager, General Doiron, John CANA Construction Superintendent, General Domanko, Jim** Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Domenjoz, Peter Robert Viking Fire Protection Project Manager, Fire Protection Donaghy, Kenneth Michael Canem Systems Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Donnelly, Michael Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Donovan, Chris D. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Project Manager, General Dourado, PQS, Cleto T.** PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General Downey, Charles J. Calgary Precision Metal Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Doyle, Johnny Boyd Clark Builders Superintendent, General

Estabrooks, Steve Honeywell Ltd. Project Manager, Elec. Controls

Draper, Doug A.* Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General

Estereicher, Chris Western Electrical Management Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Driver, Dana Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited Safety Coordinator, Construction

Estey, P. Eng., John Kane CH2M Hill Canada Ltd. Project Manager, Roadbuilding

DubĂŠ, Quinton R. Project Manager, General

Evans, Thomas George PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General, Project Manager, General Facette, Richard S SimplexGrinnell Project Manager, Low Voltage Control

Dubois, Lee Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Dubois, Robert S. Superintendent, General Duffield, Jeffrey Alan PCL Constructors Inc. Project Manager, General Dulle, Ryan Project Manager, Electrical Dumais, Magella G. Superintendent, Mechanical Dumont, Patrick J. CANA Construction Estimator, General Dupuis, Michel Superintendent, General, General Dyck, Fred** Superintendent, General, Project Manager, General Eberhardt, Mark Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Superintendent, General Ebner, Scott Ryan Iconic Power and Control Inc. Project Manager, Electrical Eckstein, Donald William Bird Construction Company Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Edmunds, Garth Superintendent, General Elford, Neil J. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Project Manager, General Ellis, Maurice Safety Coordinator, Construction Elzinga, Bill PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General Enders, Kim C. Canem Systems LTD. Project Manager, Electrical Ens, Bradford J. Estimator, General Ernst, Bruce H. Project Manager, General

Fairbairn, Dennis R. Falco Electrical Services Ltd. Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Faraci, Robin Westcor Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General Farnum, Sean Farnum Construction Management & Consulting Ltd. Project Manager, General Faulk, Steven Trotter & Morton Constructors Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Fedor, Gordon L.** Superintendent, General Figueroa, German Sebastian Ledcor Technical Services Project Manager, General Fink-Jensen, Kjeld Superintendent, General

Frank, Peter Superintendent, General Franken, Bert Estimator, Masonry Fraser, Shawn D. PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General Friesen, Gary Dale Clark Builders Superintendent, General Friesen, Lindsay RS Line Contracting Safety Coordinator, Construction Friesen, Lonnie Scott Builders Inc. Superintendent, General Friesen, Harold James Project Manager, General, Superintendent, General Friesz, Rhett Brian Ledcor Group of Companies Superintendent, General Froning, Timothy D. Viking Fire Protection Superintendent, Fire Protection Fulton, Roy Scott Keystone Excavating Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction Fyith, Jamily Project Manager, General Gair, Gordon PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General

Fischer, Shane Dean Southpaw Metal Ltd. Project Manager, Specialty Trade

Gale, Larry A. L.J.R Electric Ltd. Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Gardner, Malcolm D. Finning Safety Coordinator, Construction

Flores Contreras, P. Eng., Esteban Resin Systems Inc. Project Manager, General

Garner, James Westcor Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General

Finn, Sean Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Fong, Colin Bird Construction Company Estimator, General Forrest, Douglas M. Westglas Insulation Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction Fortin, Roger C.* EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Superintendent, General Fournier, Lawrence Joseph NVR Construction Project Manager, General Foy, Thomas J. Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Superintendent, General

Gauthier, Shane Ameco Safety Coordinator, Construction Geist, Norman G. Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Geoffrion, David TransCanada Safety Coordinator, Construction Germscheid, Garry Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Giannelia, Paul Project Manager, General



CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Giesbrecht, Douglas W. Custom Electric Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Harder, Brent Ferguson Glass Estimator, Door/Wind/Glaze

Heyens, Paul Alberta Glass Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Januszewski, Randy Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Safety Coordinator, Construction

Gilbert, Bruce Scott Builders Inc. Project Manager, General

Harms, Richard XPS Contracting Project Manager, General

Hildenbrandt, Robert P. Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Jessa, Shamshir Salim Aman Construction Project Manager, General

Gonzalez, Jessel Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Estimator, General

Harrison, Philip A.* EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Harrison, G. Kay Mount Royal College Project Manager, General

Hoffman, Dallas G. Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Jeynes, David Estimator, Mechanical, Project Manager, Mechanical Jiang, Vincent Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Estimator, General

Gordon, Douglas Ferguson Glass Superintendent, Door/Wind/Glaze Goucher, John Inglis Allied Projects Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction Graf, Mathias Michael ITC Construction Group Project Manager, General

Hartley, P. Eng., Syd Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General Hartmanshenn, Dieter Hans Superintendent, General

Graham, Gordon Ronald Hurst Construction Co. Ltd. Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Graham, David P. Hurst Construction Co. Ltd. Project Manager, General

Hay, Stuart I.** Custom Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical

Grant, James J. Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Hayes, Kenneth J. Standard General Inc. Estimator, Road Building & Heavy Construction

Graul, Ted Harris Rebar Safety Coordinator, Construction

Heiber, P. Eng., Irvin Project Manager, General

Gray, Nathalie Harris Rebar Safety Coordinator, Construction Grieder, P. Eng., Jeff Project Manager, Foundation Sys. Gunter, Rick CANA Construction Project Manager, General Hahn, Troy Project Manager, Electrical Halko, Pete Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Superintendent, General Hames, Mark William CANA Construction Project Manager, General Hamilton, Patrick R. Project Manager, Mechanical

Haydu, Kim S.E. Johnson Management Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical

Henderson, Daniel A. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Holt, Graham R. Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Superintendent, General Hope, Paul Estimator, General Hopper, Mark Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Horn, Donald G. Remington Development Corporation Estimator, Precast Concrete Horobec, Michael D. EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Superintendent, General Horton, John Charles Superintendent, Mechanical Huber, Bradley C. Safety Coordinator, Construction Hubert, Brian A. Project Manager, General

Henderson, C.E.T., Richard Dale Scott Builders Inc. Estimator, General

Huculak, Lyle Superintendent, Mechanical

Henn, Shawn Aaron Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Hull, Douglas W. PCL Builders Inc. Superintendent, General

Heringa, Pierre Centron Construction Corp. Superintendent, General

Hull, Bonny PCL Construction Management Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Herlein, Don Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Superintendent, General Herman, Dave Flint Canada Ltd. Superintendent, Roofing

Hammond, Brad Westcor Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General

Herten, Ralph PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Project Manager, General

Hansford, Krista Dakota Reclamators Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Hetherington, Nikki Demers Contracting Safety Coordinator, Construction

Hanson, Doug PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General

Hewko, Colin Tim Iconic Power and Controls Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction


Holbrook, Malcolm J. Pockar Masonry Ltd. Project Manager, Masonry

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Hullah, Michael** Hullah Malcolm & Associates Inc. Project Manager, General Hunter, Bryson G. Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Huska, Stephen F. Viking Fire Protection Superintendent, Specialty Trade Hutchings, John C. Estimator, General Illerbrun, Kelly L. PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General Inman, Edward J. Project Manager, General

Johnson, Melvin B. Dynasound Communications Inc. Estimator, Sound Contractor, Project Manager, Sound Contractor Johnson, P.Eng., Chad Akela Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General Johnston, Bob Adler Insulation & Firestopping Safety Coordinator, Construction Jones, Gordon Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Jones, Ron** Project Manager, General, Estimator, General Jozwiak, Brian Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Jungwirth, Shawn North American Caisson Ltd. Project Manager, Foundation Systems Kabatoff, Jack** Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Kadylo, Morris Project Manager, General Kambeitz, Duane Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Kang, Dennis D. Hoover Mechanical Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Estimator, Mechanical Karim, Mohammed Shamsul Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General Kean, Kevin Bruce Project Manager, General Kelleher, Jason Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Kelly, William William Kelly & Sons Plumbing Contractors 1989 Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Kelly, Liam William Kelly & Sons Plumbing Contractors 1989 Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Kelly, Anthony CENTURION MECHANICAL LTD. Project Manager, Mechanical Kendall, Edwin Ariel Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Kernl, Lothar Bauer Fondations Project Manager, Specialty Trade, Piling & Foundation Systems Kerr, Ian Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Project Manager, General Kharey, Baldev JBS Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Kiefer, Klaus Keller Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General Kinley, Dave Concept Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Kirk, Ken S. Bluebird Contracting Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction Kirkpatrick, Gerry North American Caisson Ltd. Project Manager, Piling & Foundation Systems Kirkpatrick, Ron C. North American Caisson Ltd. Project Manager, Piling & Foundation Systems Kirsch, Rob Hopewell Group of Companies Safety Coordinator, Construction

Kostiuk, Wayne E. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Link, Randal A. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Majcher, Tyler Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Krause, Landis G. Project Manager, General

Loader, Paul J. Falco Electrical Services Ltd. Estimator, Electrical

Malberg, Rhonda Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Lockie, Blaine Tri-Alta Mechanical (1997) Ltd. Project Manager, Sheet Metal

Maloff, Moreley James EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Project Manager, General

Logue, Bob Blue-Con Excavating Ltd. Project Manager, Utility Construction

Manders, Barclay Barclay & Associates Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Long, Gary Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Project Manager, General

Marhoffer, Frank J. Falco Electrical Services Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Kuipers, Peter Maple Reinders Inc. Project Manager, General

Long, Stuart EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Marko, Steve Alva Superintendent, General

Kuntz, Joseph G. Chandos Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General

Loppe, Brad Project Manager, Electrical

Kroon, Paul Solaris Electric Inc. Project Manager, Electrical Kucy, Frank Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Superintendent, General Kuhn, Jerry Chandos Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General

Kuysters, Alan PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General Kuzek, Richard P.** Custom Electric Ltd. Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Laforest, Roger A. Estimator, Roadbuilding Laidlaw, N. James Canem Systems Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Lamb, Brad Project Manager, Roofing

Loughlin, Michael J. Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Project Manager, Mechanical Lucas, Robert Ferguson Glass Superintendent, Door/Wind/Glaze Ludwar, A.Sc.T., Randy Modus Group of Companies Project Manager, General Ludwig, Heinz** Genesis Building Corporation Project Manager, General, Estimator, General MacArthur, Douglas John EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Estimator, General

Markovich, Peter SNC Lavalin Pacific Contractors Inc. Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction Marshall, Jeffrey S. Safety Coordinator, Construction Mathews, Robert Eric Project Manager, General Mathews, William A. Project Manager, Drywall/Acoustic Matkovic, Peter Matkovic Holdings Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Insulator , Estimator, General Matlo, Darryl J. Canem Systems Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Mattheis, Herbert Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General

Landon, Darrell Qualico Developments Safety Coordinator, Construction

Machado, Alfredo Manuel Canem Systems Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical

Knecht, Art Superintendent, General

Lapinskie Jr., David CANA Management Ltd. Superintendent, General

Maciborsky, Blaine PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General

Knowles, Paul PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General

LaRocque, Leslie Allan Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

MacKeigan, P. Eng., Al Blue-Con Excavating Ltd. Estimator, Civil

Kopriva, David J. Project Manager, General

Lauinger, Dale Superintendent, General

MacLachlan, C. Darrell Karson Builders Ltd. Project Manager, General

Korethoski, John S. Superintendent, General

Lawson, Terry W. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Koropatwa, Vaughn EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Leask, Terry Superintendent, Mechanical

Maerz, Lyle Superintendent, General

McDougall, Denis J. CANA Construction Superintendent, General

Koscher, Kevin CANA Construction Superintendent, General

Leddy, Glen Alberta Construction Safety Association Safety Coordinator, Construction

Magnusson, John Executive Millwork Inc. Estimator, Finish Carpentry/Millwork

McIlvenna, Jamieson A.R. Alberta Construction Safety Association Safety Coordinator, Construction

Kost, Robert Caliber Systems Inc. Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Lindsay, Mark Oracle Construction Services Safety Coordinator, Construction

Mah, P. Eng., PMP, Alan Timothy Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

McIntyre, Scott Craig CANA Construction Safety Coordinator, Construction

Klassen, George Jacob Project Manager, General

MacLeod, Don Superintendent, Mechanical

Maxwell, Wendy Matrix Labour Leasing Safety Coordinator, Construction McClernon, Bernie** Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Estimator, General McCormac, Joe Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General McDonnell, Seamus Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Estimator, General



CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders McKay, William Ronald Falco Electrical Services Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical McKinty, Myles J.S. Landis Construction Alberta Project Manager, General McLean, J. Peter Superintendent, Mechanical

Missiaen, Guy S. Project Manager, General Mitchell, Terance Robert PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General Mitschke, Darrell Alberta Infrastructure Superintendent, General

Neal, Richard Ferguson Glass Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Otway, Robert J. PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General

Nelson, Andrew Wright Construction Western Inc. Superintendent, General

Page, Alan Paul SMP Engineering Superintendent, Electrical

Neufeld, Irvin Project Manager, Mechanical

Pappas, Dan B.** Griffin Glass (1981) Ltd. Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Moffatt, Neil Canem Systems Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Neufeld, Brad Safety Coordinator, Construction

Montpetit, Jason Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Newhouse, Gary C. BrockWhite Geotechnical Project Manager, General

Meier, Joseph Max Project Manager, General

Moore, Timothy Matthews Development (Alberta) Inc. Project Manager, General

Nicholls, Georgina S.C.H. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Mejia, Marco Antonio Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Morgan, Andrew Westcor Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General

Nichols, Randy Superintendent, General

McLennan, Norm** PCL Constructors Inc. Project Manager, General, Superintendent, General Mei, Hong Lie (Henry) Watts Mechanical Services Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Melanson, Gary Edward Remington Development Corporation Estimator, General

Morrow, Bill Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Merrill, David MCI Safety Coordinator, Construction

Mortenson, Norman D.** Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical

Messner, Marvin EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Project Manager, General

Muhunthan, Sitham CANA Management Ltd. Estimator, General

Mew, Henry J. PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General Michalezki, Mike Ledcor Construction Limited Superintendent, General Mickalyk, Lyle Dwayne Estimator, General

Mulzet, John J. Maple Reinders Inc. Superintendent, General Murphy, John J. Norfab MFG (1993) Inc. Project Manager, General Murphy, Lori J. Project Manager, General

Mickelson, Peter Project Manager, Specialty Trade

Murray, Richard James Hurst Construction Co. Ltd. Estimator, General

Mielnichuk, Michael Genesis Building Corporation Owner’s Project Manager, General

Myers, Reginald E.** Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General

Mielnichuk, Larry David Genesis Building Corporation Project Manager, General

Mysek, Steve Canem Systems Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Miglierina, Mario L. Ledcor Construction Limited Superintendent, General, Project Manager, General Miller, Dale V. Superintendent, Mechanical

Nagel, Tammie Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Construction , Safety Coordinator Nagie, Nathen Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Nicolson, Michael S. EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Project Manager, General Nielsen, Gary Kurt Project Manager, Electrical Niemack, John W. Estimator, General Nippard, Dorman PCL Construction Management Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Niznik, Alen Superintendent, General Nordmark, Owen PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General North, Jason M. CANA Management Ltd. Project Manager, General Noye, John Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Superintendent, Petroleum Installations Nyberg, Dale Elan Construction Limited Superintendent, General Ogston, Gary PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General Ogston, Bradly Michael Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Parker, David J. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Parnell, Thomas Andrew Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General Patchin, Curtis Keith Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Pawliuk, Terrance David Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Estimator, Sheet Metal Pearce, Derek Wayne PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General Pearson, Darcy Cord WorleyParsons Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Pearson, Rob Robert J. Pearson Safety Training and Auditing Safety Coordinator, Construction Pedersen, Rick E. Superintendent, General Penn, Sean Chandos Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General Pennoyer, Ron** PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General Peters, Brian W. Elan Construction Limited Project Manager, General Pfeiffer, Rudy E.** Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General Pfeiffer, Harold R. Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General Pfeiffer, Michael R. Superintendent, General

Milne, Kenneth Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Nahirney, Harvey B. Clark Builders Estimator, General

Ohrn, Al** Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General

Phelps, Brian E. Custom Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical

Milo, Theodore Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Superintendent, General

Natt, Frank Morrison Homes Safety Coordinator, Construction

Opheim, Kim XL Excavating & General Contracting Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

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FEATURE | Feature Stampede Park | Year-Round Destination

The Spirit of the West

The Stampede Park development project

By Deb Smith

Warren Connell, vice president of park development for the Calgary Stampede, stands in front of the new bronze sculpture, unveiled in time for the 2012 Centennial Stampede. Weighing approximately 14,500 pounds, this masterpiece named “By the Banks of the Bow,” was one of the largest sculpture installations in North America and includes 15 horses, and two riders.

In the true western spirit of enthusiasm and vision, Stampede Park celebrated its 100th anniversary this year with events and festivities that engaged the entire world, not the least of which were the spectacular fireworks displays that were launched from the four quadrants of the City of Calgary. It was a six-month-long party that will go down in history as not only a success for the Calgary Stampede, but as a source of pride for all those who work and live in Calgary and Alberta. And it doesn’t stop there. The Stampede Board plans to improve and expand their vision not only for the “Greatest Show on Earth,” but bolster the park’s reputation as a year-round attraction and an integral part of the life of the surrounding community. There’s no better example of “idea turned to action” than this exciting new development plan, gearing up for full-


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speed ahead over the next eight years. A new vision for the park and its bordering communities rose from the ashes of Calgary’s bid for the 2005 World Fair. Although the city did not win the bid to host the event, members of the committee held onto the excitement and inspiration they had found working together in the western spirit. By sharing a purpose to build a legacy for the future, many different stakeholders sat down and worked together to find common ground for the rejuvenation of community and the betterment of Stampede Park. The joint effort to achieve this revitalization began back in 1999, when the basic framework was sent to city council for approval. Within a year, sharing plans and ideas throughout with all those involved, the Stampede Park Development Committee had a master plan that was massive in scope and vision: a nearly

$1 billion redevelopment of the area to make it a truly year-round destination locally, nationally, and internationally. Warren Connell, vice president of Stampede Park Development has been with the project from the beginning and is justifiably proud to be part of such a huge collaborative effort. He explains how one of the first commitments to the plan was to transform the area along the east bank of the Elbow River from a light industrial site to a green public space. A tunnel was built under Spiller Road to access the new home for Stampede operations equipment at the south end of the community of Ramsay in the Manchester yards. The award-winning “Stay” bridge, designed to “stay” off the top of the riverbank, was suspended over the river to connect the proposed new park area to the Stampede grounds. By 2007, Stampede Park had a new casino and then in

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The Agrium Western Event Centre will be the largest agricultural facility in Canada once it is finished in the spring of 2014.

2008, an addition to the BMO Centre was completed. This year, the first public phase of the development plan has begun with a projected budget of $100 million to spend over the next three years. It includes the Agrium Western Event Centre, the Youth Campus, and Riverfront Park. The Agrium Western Event Centre has several components with a share of the overall budget of $61.2 million to accomplish new construction, renovations, and reuse of long-standing structures. “We have just started ripping out the race track with the intention of reducing its overall size,” Connell explains. The original agricultural building remains, but with a $4.4 million facelift to facilitate expanded foodservices, modern lavatories, power upgrades, and new and even removable animal stalls all aimed at maximizing the flexibility of this important structure. Again, the underlying theme of celebrating both the past and the future are apparent with the retention of the historic Victoria arena that has hosted many events ranging from Alberta’s oldest Bull Sale to Stampede wrestling. This summer, land was stripped and graded in preparation for construction of a new arena and exhibition hall. With Gibbs Gage Architects as the designer, Ledcor Construction Ltd. is going for Silver LEED certification. “It’s difficult to achieve LEED certification on a public assembly building,” says Connell. “But when it’s done, ours will be the first agricultural facility in Canada to have it. We will also earn the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for environmental and safety practices on Stampede Park. And that’s vital


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for us to be a destination for many international organizations.” The new building will cover 150,000 square feet with 2,500 spectator seats, a 31,000-square-foot show arena, and 20,000 square feet for a multi-purpose exhibition hall that could double as a warm-up area when several events are going on. There will even be a large pile of sterilized dirt in the back, ready to cover the floor as needed for events with animals. At an estimated cost of $42.6 million, it will be the largest agricultural facility in Canada once it is finished in the spring of 2014. The second component of Phase 1 is the unique Youth Campus. Slated to begin construction immediately after the 2013 Calgary Stampede, the first phase of this project is budgeted at $30 million and will be a clear reflection of the overall strategy to make Stampede Park an integral part of the community. Connell says,“It is being built for our youth, focused on development and education through the arts.” That will mean flexible, multi-purpose buildings to house the TransAlta Young Canadian Centre of Excellence, the Calgary Stampede Show Band, a new home for the Calgary Arts Academy, and an amphitheatre on the river, specially designed for youth singers, performers, and musicians. The historic Westbourne Church, currently located on Olympia Way, will be relocated to the Youth Campus area to fulfill its new role as a recital hall for young artists. “When we’re done, we will be able to accommodate bands, youth groups, equine activities, sports, even a gymnasium,” says Connell. “Any Calgary youth group will be able to have access to book

the facilities; it’s part of the bigger picture, not just for Stampede Park. Fundraising for most of these projects is going on right now, and we hope to finish the first phase in 2016.” Stampede School, an ongoing partnership with the City and Alberta schools, currently has a three-year waiting list to take part in some of the 1,800 events/year in which students learn about Alberta history through the Stampede archives, trade shows, and Aboriginal culture. It will also receive a new home in the future as part of the development plan, either within the Youth Campus or the new Riverfront Park. And that is the third component of Phase 1: Riverfront Park, 18 acres on the east side of the Elbow River envisioned to become a kind of “open-air museum,” designed by Carson-McCulloch Associates Ltd. Construction began in 2011 with Professional Excavators working on the entryway and promenade, and the construction contract for the remainder going to market in 2013. The backbone of this new park will be the 310 metres making up the Western Heritage Trail. “With financial support from Cenovus, the trail will celebrate the history of the Stampede and its relationship to The City of Calgary, to southern Alberta, and to Treaty 7,” explains Connell. “It will include interpretative signs and five major pieces of art to be commissioned through the public process.” One of the best-known and respected components of Stampede Park, Indian Village will relocate to Riverfront, allowing a doubling of the current outdoor space to accommodate the traditional size and shape of teepees. This is especial-

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Riverfront Park, 18 acres on the east side of the Elbow River, will feature the Western Heritage Trail and the relocated Indian Village, which will allow for double the current outdoor space to accommodate the traditional size and shape of teepees.

ly meaningful because that side of the river was a traditional Aboriginal campsite in the past. In addition, a new building will be constructed to provide amenities to the Village. During the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede, the area will be Indian Village, but the Stampede is working with The City of Calgary to find ways to use the space the rest of the year to help with festivals and other events, taking some pressure off Prince’s Island Park. “The new PennWest Exploration Stage will also move there as its current location does not allow full use of the facility,” says Connell. “It will be a great opportunity for the training of Aboriginal performers, community use, youth development and cross-cultural training.” As well, Rotary House will relocate to eight acres at the north end of the park with open grounds all around it. There is a great deal of work ahead in the next three years for the Calgary construction community and the Stampede Park, and even more to come until into 2020 with the addition of at least one major hotel, a new Main Street concept within the Park and the 17th Avenue level crossing, to name a few.. The Park will continue to be a gathering place, but more than that, it will become an important part of the greater community and a representative of western spirit and pride of accomplishment. As it states on the Stampede Park website, “Our vision is to continue to evolve Stampede Park into a year-round community hub in the heart of Calgary.” “Here. All Year.” That is the concept that has shaped this new development plan from the beginning.

The Youth Campus is part of the overall strategy to make Stampede Park a yearround, integral part of the community. Focused on development and education through the arts, the campus will feature multi-purpose buildings and an amphitheatre seen here on the river, specifically designed for youth singers, performers and musicians.

Today that vision is coming into focus as symbolized by the massive bronze sculpture, “By the Banks of the Bow,” settled onto the prairie soil in 2012 in front of the old agricultural building on the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Fifteen horses and two cowboys, brought into reality from the dreams of two Alberta artists, represent what has been the lifeblood of this vibrant province: looking to the successes of the future by building on the work of the past.

It is history in the making. Every construction project that goes on in Alberta today will someday be a page in the success story of this province. “This particular time in the history of Stampede Park is profoundly important,” says Connell. The Stampede Park Development plan is a testimonial to what can be accomplished when community and industry come together with a shared vision of the future. n

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FEATURE Mount Royal | Feature University | New Conservatory and Concert Hall

Music to The Ears

Mount Royal University gets new conservatory and concert hall

By Melanie Franner Calgary-based Sahuri & Partners Architecture Inc. looked to the history and natural surroundings of the area for inspiration when designing the exterior of MRU’s new conservatory. Interior elements pay homage to Alberta’s rural heritage utilizing wood for aesthetic and acoustic purposes.

Although a few tears may be shed as the oldest department of Mount Royal University prepares for yet another iteration in its longstanding 100+-year history, those tears will be tears of joy at the construction of an architecturally stunning and inspiring new Conservatory. From the university’s earliest days, the Conservatory’s performing arts programming has nurtured students of all ages, some of whom went on to become leaders in their 1 2/23/2009 9:22:42 AM proudly carry on this tradition field. The new Conservatory will


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of excellence, but in a more accessible and fitting location that will serve to broaden its finely tuned instructional programs and performances. Setting the Stage When the doors of the new facility open in June 2015, they will welcome in a new era of music instruction that will be complemented by specifically defined spaces. The new facility, which is planned to be 8,767 gross metres in size, will include a purposebuilt early childhood instructional suite, flexible teaching rooms, master-class rooms, ensemble rehearsal spaces, a percussion room, a student lounge, a spacious board room, and a multi-level lobby suitable for a variety of uses. “It will be great to have the new space,” states Paul Dornian, director of the Conservatory at Mount Royal University. “We’re not in an ideal location right now. We’re sort of surrounded by academia. The new facility will be located on the perimeter of the university, which will be more child-friendly and more accessible. Plus, we’ve been tapped for space since 1992.” According to Stephen Foster, associate vice president, Physical Resources, Mount Royal University, the land being developed for the new Conservatory is being repurposed from an existing vehicle parking lot. This land is in the Lincoln Park Campus. The existing Conservatory, which is located in the main building, will be repurposed for future academic use. The new Conservatory will deliver more than just better acoustics. Each year, the facility offers private instruction and group classes for participants of all ages. This year, there were some 5,000 registrants in total. Most of these registrants are young students below the age of 18. “The new facility will allow us to grow,” continues Dornian. “It will give us approximately 60 per cent more space and betterdefined spaces that will be purpose built. One of the problems with our current space is that it wasn’t necessarily built for music activities. The space isn’t that well treated acoustically for sound.”

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Setting the Tone The architects responsible for the new Conservatory include Los Angeles-based Pfeiffer Partner Architects Inc. and Calgarybased Sahuri & Partners Architecture Inc., with the former being the architect on record for the project. “We’re providing the local expertise,” explains Lee Miller, intern architect, Sahuri & Partners Architecture. “We’re consulting on the building envelope and have knowledge of local jurisdictional authority. The design itself came from Pfeffier, who have a lot of experience in designing performing arts centres.” That design ended up being a very innovative facility that reflects the surrounding landscaping and the functionality of the building itself. “Aesthetically, we looked to history and the natural environment of the area for inspiration,” explains Pfeiffer Partner Architects’, William Murray, AIA. “We were more inspired by the prairies, Rocky Mountains, and the glacial history that occurred in the natural environment in Alberta. We also drew from the history of the conservatory and music for clues to help shape the building. We followed that theme in the massing of the building, as well as the shaping and curves of the exterior walls. We created openings in the skin of architectural metallic paneling, punctuating windows as openings in a proscenium.” Beauty to Behold At the heart of the new Conservatory will be a world-class musical theatre, to be known as the Bella Concert Hall. The name is in honour of Mary Belle Taylor (1891-1972), matriarch of the city’s well-distinguished and philanthropic Taylor family, who made a $20 million donation toward the new Conservatory – the largest private donation in the history of Mount Royal University. “Bella was the nickname of Don Taylor’s mother,” explains Mount Royal’s Dornian. “Don wanted to do something of significance in recognition of his mother and he thought the concert hall would be a good idea. Bella means beautiful in Italian so it is a good fit.” The fact that the concert hall is going to play such an important role in the new Conservatory was something that the architects took into consideration. “When we started the design process, the university knew that the concert hall was going to be the primary revenue generator for the facility,” states Pfeiffer Partner’s Murray. “The concert hall was the jewel in the crown. So we made it the centrepiece of the building, with the other program elements wrapping around the jewel.” The Bella Concert Hall will provide a unique venue to the City of Calgary. At 774 seats, it offers a smaller alternative to the city’s prestigious Jack Singer Concert Hall, which seats 1,700 people. The Bella Concert Hall will be used primarily for music events, including choirs, chamber music, ensembles, and orchestras. Although the Calgary Philharmonic performs at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Dornian believes that there may be

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A Graduating Scale The Mount Royal Conservatory has played an important role in the musical careers of many of its graduates. Among these are esteemed individuals such as Daniel Okulitch, Jan Lisiecki, and Yuja Wang. Okulitch has distinguished himself as a successful bass-baritone. He attended the Conservatory in the early and mid-1990s, continuing his studies at the Oberlin College Conservatory, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Okulitch made his L.A. Opera debut in the title role of Seth Brundle in Howard

Shore’s The Fly in September 2008. Two years ago, at the age of 15, Jan Lisiecki signed an exclusive recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon. A student at the Conservatory from 2001 to 2011, Lisiecki has already received several awards for his poetic and mature piano playing. Some of his performance highlights for the 2011-2012 season include the opening concert of the Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel, and debuts with the BBC Symphony at the Barbican in London. European recital debuts include Berlin,

occasion for the orchestra to perform smaller concerts at the new hall. Either way, the Bella Concert Hall will undoubtedly be a popular venue. Interest has already begun. Inside an Icon The concert hall’s interior will be designed with acoustics in mind and will offer innovative features like adjustable acoustical paneling and versatile spaces. It will also incorporate extensive technical capabilities, like the ability to have a screen hidden in the stage. “It will be a classic ‘shoebox’ design, like most great concert halls,” notes Mount Royal’s Dornian. The building will feature expansive glass fronts, with a balcony area located over the boxes and a relatively low choir loft that can be used for additional audience seating if the need arises. A lovely, large space off of the balcony can be used as a rehearsal area for the youth orchestra, or as a special events space for groups of 100 people or fewer. The interior of the hall’s design will pay homage to Alberta’s rural heritage, with structural elements reminiscent of the weathered barns that dot the province’s prairie landscape. “We took the draping concept that was used on the building exterior and created layers within the building,” explains Pfeiffer

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Brussels, Frankfurt, Gstaad, Hamburg, Lisbon, Vienna, and Zurich. At 25-years of age, Yuja Wang has already been widely recognized for her piano playing. Since her 2005 debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Wang has performed with many of the world’s prestigious orchestras. Wang attended the Mount Royal Conservatory as part of an artistic and cultural exchange program between Canada and China from 1999 to 2001. She then moved to Canada and continued her studies at the Conservatory.

Partner’s Murray. “The concert hall was inspired by the prairie, which is reflected in the steel, interior barn structural theme. The tent structures of the ceiling are created out of woven wire metal that was inspired by history of the Indian tents on the prairies. With the wood balcony fascias and major walls being wood, acoustics will be excellent. The wood canopy structure that presides over the hall is based upon the Alberta Rose, creating an aural diffusion that will make the hall a wonderfully sounding room. This allows us to bring nature into the hall making the interior experience more organic. “All of the interiors, including carpets and fabrics, were inspired by the foliage and landscape of the prairies and Rocky Mountains. Architectural lighting will add a whole other dimension, with the fixtures hanging from the ceiling and making the halls ambience not unlike the experience of Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen. The concert hall is going to be large but it will feel very intimate. When it comes to the overall design, I think we have managed to bring what have been singularly historically interesting objects on the prairie into a single cohesive language representing the best of the campus and Calgary/Alberta at large.” “This is one of the larger projects that The City of Calgary has been involved in,” comments Dornian. “As part of its funding towards infrastructure projects, the City asks that one per cent be put toward public art. We went through the selection process late last fall to select the artist who will create the piece. It will be unveiled at the same time as the hall is officially opened.” The City of Calgary has committed $10 million to the new Conservatory. The other two levels of government have contributed $20 million each. The projected budget for the new Conservatory and Concert Hall is $71.8 million, excluding land costs. As such, it will be the highest cost single building built by the university to date. In experienced hands The general contractor working on the Conservatory project is CANA Management Ltd., a well-established company currently celebrating its 70th anniversary. According to Fabrizio Carinelli,

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Carinelli suggests that the Conservatory project is more unusual than most projects due to the high-performance functionality required for the hall, as well as the strict acoustical requirements and functionality required of the educational classrooms. The project will also be a very prestigious one. “This state-of-the-art building will be a landmark on the campus, and one that will garner national and international exposure as a high-performing music conservatory,” he continues. Construction on the new Conservatory is expected to start in mid-October of this year, with total completion and occupancy currently scheduled for June 2015, contingent on approval by Mount Royal’s Board of Governors to proceed. Paul Dornian, director of the conservatory at Mount Royal University, states the new conservatory and concert hall will give the department 60 per cent more space to run classes for students, programs for youth, and public functions.

vice president, CANA, the firm brings a lot of experience to the table. “We are currently working on the National Music Centre for Cantos, which has many similar traits as this project with respect to complex designs and acoustical requirements,” he states. “Over the years, we have worked on a number of projects at Mount Royal including the East Wing Academic expansion, West Wing Athletic expansion, and the Student Union expansion.”

A New Day Has Begun Although the Conservatory is three years away from completion, plans are already in the works to ensure that the opening is celebrated in a way that will successfully reflect the grandeur and scale of the new facility. This will be an important moment for the university, the people, and the city. “This is one of the most interesting and distinguishing projects that Mount Royal University has ever undertaken,” concludes Dornian. “It is a very special and complex building that we think will be iconic. It will be a big feature for the university and for the arts and culture scene in Calgary.” n

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A.T.M. Mechanical Ltd. Paris Saraceni #21, 10 Wrangler Place S.E. Calgary, Alberta T1X 0L7 Tel: 403-863-4185 | Fax: 403-730-9485 Email:

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A-1 Cement Contractors Ltd. Travis Vanderveen 134 Forge Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0S8 Tel: 403-249-4515 | Fax: 403-252-4777 Email:

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AA Windows & Doors Repair Inc. Devendra Vijay 4621 Marcombe Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 3G6 Tel: 403-921-3986 | Fax: 403-207-1341 Email:

Accurate Contracting Inc. Mohamad El-Turk 260011 Symons Valley Rd. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3R 1E7 Tel: 403-899-7558 | Fax: 403-250-5230 Email:

AAA Steel Ltd. Lyle Muenchrath 121 Mt. Reliant Place S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 2G2 Tel: 403-236-4625 | Fax: 403-720-3897 Email:

Acklands Grainger Inc. Rannie MacDonald 4340 Manhattan Rd. S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B2 Tel: 403-243-4291 | Fax: 403-287-1234 Email:

Aahead Contracting Inc. Mohammad Hachem 1410 - 1 St. S.E., RPO 93028 Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X6 Tel: 403-383-1033 Email:

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CCA | Membership Acutech Electric Ltd. Tim Lang 7 Skyline Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2K 5X2 Tel: 403-241-5804 | Fax: 403-241-5224 Email: ADJ Roofing Co. Ltd. Cynthia Huang 6 Arbour Lake Pl. N.W. Calgary, AB T3G 3W9 Tel: 403-891-6987 | Fax: 403-208-3988 Email: Adler Insulation 2005 Ltd. David Eikeland #105, 3851 - 54 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 3W5 Tel: 403-590-0758 | Fax: 403-590-0742 Email: Advantage Sport Inc. David Van der Torre C2, 6215 - 3 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L2 Tel: 403-265-5966 | Fax: 403-265-5988 Email: AG Creations Inc. Ali Gursoy Suite 412, 1711 - 4 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2S 1V8 Tel: 403-457-4855 | Fax: 403-457-4856 Email:

Akela Construction Ltd. Chad Johnson #33, 9151 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P7 Tel: 403-720-8405 | Fax: 403-720-9801 Email:

Alberta Bolt Makers (2002) Ltd. Chris Thompson 5004 - 20 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 2S8 Tel: 403-272-7082 | Fax: 403-235-5944

AKX Lumber Ltd. Ted Anderson 4009 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3H1 Tel: 403-287-2728 | Fax: 403-287-2769 Email:

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CCA | Membership Alberta Glass Company Inc. Paul Heyens #101, 2616 - 18 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7R1 Tel: 403-219-7466 | Fax: 403-219-3300 Email: Alberta Hardwood Flooring (CGY) 1985 Ltd. Calvin Onyszchuk 621 Manitou Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2 Tel: 403-287-6077 | Fax: 403-243-3347 Email:

Alcon Electrical Corp. Shayne Easson #103, 11769 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4M8 Tel: 403-532-2681 | Fax: 403-532-2682 Email: All Span Building Systems Ltd. Russ Nicol 424 Griffin Road East Cochrane, Alberta T4C 2E1 Tel: 403-932-7878 | Fax: 403-932-7892 Email:

Allmar Distributors Limited Earl Blakie 4910 - 76 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2X2 Tel: 403-236-2604 | Fax: 403-236-2119 Email: Allstar Rebar B.C. Ltd. Mike Gamberg 1061 Maughan Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9X 1J2 Tel: 250-722-3064 | Fax: 250-722-0361 Email:

All Weather Windows Gordon Mah #5, 5342 - 72 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X5 Tel: 403-720-0022 | Fax: 403-720-0050 Email:

Alpha Construction (Calgary) Inc. Bernie Thomas Bay 9, 4709 - 14 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6S4 Tel: 403-769-1280 | Fax: 403-668-4560 Email:

Alberta Marble & Tile Co. Ltd. Andy Giacomin 2020 Pegasus Road N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8K7 Tel: 403-287-0944 | Fax: 403-287-2379 Email:

Allied Contractors Inc. Sheila Harder #204, 1109 - 17 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 5R9 Tel: 403-243-3311 | Fax: 403-243-3318 Email:

Alpha Steel Builders Inc. Asad Virk 9390 Enterprise Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A1 Tel: 403-236-7023 | Fax: 403-236-7498 Email:

Alberta Paving Ltd. Adolf Friesen 4620 Manilla Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B7 Tel: 403-827-7772 | Fax: 403-250-1370 Email:

Allied Projects Ltd. Mike Brunner 7017 Farrell Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0T3 Tel: 403-543-4530 | Fax: 403-543-4540 Email:

Alpine Drywall (Calgary) Ltd. Lyle Wunderlich 315 - 39 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 1X5 Tel: 403-243-3455 | Fax: 403-287-3913 Email:

Alberta Journeymen Inc. Jason Lockhart #3, 90 Cranleigh Cr. S.E., Box 28005 Calgary, Alberta T3M 0J1 Tel: 403-689-9353 | Fax: 888-391-9353 Email:

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CCA | Membership Alpine Glass Inc. Brian Claggett 2288 - 18 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8R1 Tel: 403-291-2205 | Fax: 403-291-2124 Email: Alrevar Construction Ltd. Walter Galoc #6 3601 19 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6S8 Tel: 403-276-2524 | Fax: 403-226-5250 Email: Alsa Road Construction Ltd. Carlos Fuentes 321 - 50 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2B3 Tel: 403-243-9313 | Fax: 403-243-9660 Email:

Anderson Plumbing Company Ltd. Murray Anderson 4510 6A Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 4B3 Tel: 403-277-3344 | Fax: 403-277-3359 Email: Anglia Steel Industries (1984) Ltd. Andrew Nelson 6120 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary,Alberta T2C 1Z3 Tel: 403-720-2363 | Fax: 403-720-2710 Email: Anthem Properties Carlos Gollega P.O. Box 20236, 224-205 - 5 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 4L2 Tel: 403-532-7612 | Fax: 403-532-7610 Email:

Aluma Systems Canada Inc. Gordon Watt 831 - 48 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2A7 Tel: 403-212-4825 | Fax: 403-255-9649 Email:

Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. Dustin Linke 1100 - 1 St. S.E., 4th Floor Calgary, Alberta T2G 1B1 Tel: 403-267-7010 | Fax: 403-261-0897 Email:

Alumicor Limited Alan Ryland 303 Douglasbank Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 2C8 Tel: 403-615-7220 | Fax: 403-279-0630 Email:

Apex Earth Works Ltd. Ron D’Amour Deervalley RPO Box 4311 Calgary, Alberta T2J 7A7 Tel: 403-464-4712 | Fax: 403-386-2397

Alvarez & Garcia Services Ltd. Edwin Garcia Main Floor, 6404 Burbank Rd. S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 2C2 Tel: 403-888-3312 | Fax: 403-333-6782 Email: Aman Builders Inc. Faizal Jiwani 6933 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5A4 Tel: 403-724-9246 | Fax: 403-724-9322 Email: Ambassador Carpets & Tile Inc. Andy Isenberg Bay K, 1007 - 55 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6W1 Tel: 403-295-1166 | Fax: 403-275-8010 Email: AMELCO Electric (Calgary) Ltd. Mark Morrill 2230 - 22 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8B7 Tel: 403-250-1270 | Fax: 403-250-6709 Email: AMVM Contracting Ltd. Michele Greco #212, 602 - 16 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2M 0J7 Tel: 403-265-2610 | Fax: 403-265-2611 Email:

Apex Tile & Flooring Ltd. Dean Larence #3, 5708 - 1 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2W9 Tel: 403-280-3011 | Fax: 403-280-1623 Email: Aqua Air Systems Ltd. David Lima #30, 12180 44 Street. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4A2 Tel: 403-279-7958 | Fax: 587-352-9745 Email: Aquateck West Ltd. Jim Burke #125, 2727 Centre Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L4 Tel: 403-272-0052 | Fax: 403-272-0998 Email: Arboricultural Services Inc. John Land P.O. Box 68192 Crowfoot RPO Calgary, Alberta T3G 3N8 Tel: 403-852-8733 | Fax: 403-280-9620 Arcan Roofing & Cladding Ltd. Derin Franzen Box 958 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1B1 Tel: 403-938-3131 | Fax: 403-938-3188 Email:

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Ardivan Enterprises Ltd. Ariel Garcia 172 Taralea Green N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 4Y4 Tel: 403-708-3043 | Fax: 403-207-3377 Email:

Artec Construction Ltd. Kathy Johnson 193 Everoak Close S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 0C2 Tel: 403-242-1861 | Fax: 403-225-9550 Email:

Atco Structures & Logistics Ltd. Wade Brunette 115 Peacekeepers Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 7X4 Tel: 403-292-7600 | Fax: 403-292-7624 Email:

Armtec Kevin Quinn 8916 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P9 Tel: 403-279-8161 | Fax: 403-279-6027 Email:

Artek Inc. Bernard Head 1323 - 43 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2A3 Tel: 403-243-6040 | Fax: 403-287-0760 Email:

Aurora Masonry Ltd. Danine McDougall Suite 250, #132, 250 Shawville Blvd S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 2Z7 Tel: 403-266-2186 | Fax: 403-450-5122 Email:

Arpi’s Industries Ltd. Barry Cousins 6815 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2W7 Tel: 403-236-2444 | Fax: 403-236-8345 Email:

Artelia Canada Inc. Nicolas Maillet Suite 300, Bldg 11, 5045 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y4 Tel: 905-766-2576 Email:

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CCA | Membership AVA Maintenance Management Inc. Chris Fraser 2302 Carleton Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 3K7 Tel: 403-771-5444

Aztec Renovations & Refit Inc. Doug Dumelie 3635 - 8 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A5 Tel: 403-807-5155 | Fax: 403-263-7778 Email:

Baldwin Construction Services Ltd. Mike Baldwin 263230 Butte Hills Way Rocky View, AB T4A 0P6 Tel: 403-899-5321 | Fax: 403-590-2597 Email:

B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. Kerry Wall 5452 - 53 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4R3 Tel: 403-723-9030 | Fax: 403-723-9031 Email:

Balzer’s Canada Inc. Nils Nordin 235051 Wrangler Dr. S.E. Rocky View, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-243-4481 | Fax: 403-243-8842 Email:

AW-NRG Insulation Services Chris Ceraldi #102, 4116 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2B3 Tel: 403-279-0714 | Fax: 403-282-0715 Email:

B.B.C. Plastering & Stucco Ltd. Serkam Coksurer 2327 Osborne Cres. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 0Y7 Tel: 403-401-2402 | Fax: 403-775-4454 Email:

Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd. Rick March 4300 21 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 9A6 Tel: 403-291-1099 | Fax: 403-291-2849

Axford Agencies Alberta Ltd. Rick Wigle #21, 11651 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2Z 4M8 Tel: 403-214-3699 | Fax: 403-243-7588 Email:

B.C. Drywall Installations Ltd. Ngaire Afele 1423 Grant St. Vancouver, B.C. V5L 2X9 Tel: 604-648-2688 | Fax: 403-253-8402 Email:

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Bell Canada Jim Holleran 140 - 10 Ave. S.E., 14th Floor Calgary, Alberta T2G 0R1 Tel: 403-410-8969 | Fax: 403-410-4052 Email:

Behrends Linda Schlegel 2137B - 4 Ave. N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 0N6 Tel: 403-283-4728 | Fax: 403-283-3690 Email:

Bell Davidson Insurance Brokers Ltd. Dick Vaive #101, 708 - 11 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E4 Tel: 403-228-5888 | Fax: 403-228-6682 Email:

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Bell Mobility James Barlow #400, 2925 Virtual Way Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4X5 Tel: 604-626-6178 Email: Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. Sean Holkestad 2322 Dominion Road Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 2W8 Tel: 250-769-3811 | Fax: 250-769-5477 Email: Bennett Millwork Western Ltd. Luigi Mangone 3805 - 2 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 3H8 Tel: 403-276-1121 | Fax: 403-230-8380 Email: BFL CANADA Insurance Services Inc. Ann Donald Suite 200, 1167 Kensington Cres. NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1X7 Tel: 403-451-4132 | Fax: 403-313-3365 Email: Big 5 Exteriors Ltd. Al Perzylo Bay 7, 1319 - 45 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P3 Tel: 403-291-3093 | Fax: 403-291-2705 Email: Big Sky Equipment & Excavating Ltd. Bill Josephison 307 Strathaven Bay Strathmore, AB T1P 1N4 Tel: 403-934-5601 | Fax: 403-934-2025 Email:

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Bird Construction Group Ian Reid #106, 12143 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4E6 Tel: 403-319-0470 | Fax: 403-319-0476 Email: Black & McDonald Limited. Dave Morrow 1071 - 26 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 6K8 Tel: 403-235-0331 | Fax: 403-272-2134 Email:

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Blackie Site Works Ltd. Harvey Leslie Box 357 Blackie, Alberta T0L 0J0 Tel: 403-336-1243 | Fax: 403-601-6397 Email: Blackwater Fire Protection Inc. Kale Morton 2731 King’s Heights Gate S.E. Airdrie, Alberta T4A 0K2 Tel: 403-969-1669 | Fax: 403-980-1038 Email:

CCA | Membership Blue Grass Ltd. Bill McEwen 260130B Writing Creek Crescent Rocky View, AB T4A 0M9 Tel: 403-226-0468 | Fax: 403-226-0713

BMP Mechanical Ltd. Brad Shalagan #1100, 2600 Portland Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4M6 Tel: 403-816-4409 | Fax: 403-697-1549 Email:

Bossi Construction Jeff Poulin #2, 2915 - 19 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7A2 Tel: 403-605-9000 | Fax: 403-452-6289 Email:

Bock Roofing Ltd. Howard Bock Bay H, 7131 - 6 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2M8 Tel: 403-640-4173 | Fax: 403-640-4194 Email:

Blue Ridge Excavating Ltd. Damon Grover 235103 Ryan Road Rockyview AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-254-5883 | Fax: 403-254-9581 Email:

Botting and Associates Alberta Ltd. Les LaRocque #215, 340 Midpark Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 1P1 Tel: 403-256-6544 | Fax: 403-256-7039 Email:

Bo-Lanco Commercial Construction Ltd. Rocco Cambareri #203, 3916 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2B4 Tel: 403-203-0707 | Fax: 403-203-0717 Email:

Bluebird Contracting Services Ltd. Gerry Van Ginkel 3652 - 44 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3J9 Tel: 403-279-9094 | Fax: 403-720-3268

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Trish Morrison Centennial Place East Tower Suite 1900, 520 3rd Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R3 Tel: 403-232-9500 | Fax: 403-266-1395 Email:

Bouygues Building Canada Jean-Jacques Brossier 110 Country Hills Landing N.W., Suite 203 Calgary, Alberta T3K 5P3 Tel: 403-630-2295 | Fax: 604-683-0783 Email:

Blue-Con Excavating Ltd. Matt Haasen 285010 Wrangler Way Rockyview, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-273-1144 | Fax: 403-248-3730 Email:

Bordt & Sons Tile & Stone Ltd. Cliff Bordt 3624 Manchester Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z5 Tel: 403-287-1548 | Fax: 403-287-0692 Email:

Blue Ox Corp. Marc Bouchard Box 428 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 Tel: 403-651-1812 | Fax: 403-398-0575 Email:

Bow Mark Paving Ltd. Sean McArthur P.O. Box 730 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A8 Tel: 403-938-7920 | Fax: 403-938-7283 Email: Bow West Wall Systems Inc. Robert Condic Bay 123, 5065 - 13 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 5M8 Tel: 403-291-2726 | Fax: 403-717-9795 Email:



CCA | Membership Boxx Modular, a Division of Black Diamond LP Steve Nomura #2000, 715 - 5 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 2X6 Tel: 403-206-4747 | Fax: 403-264-9281 Email: Brett Young Seeds Ltd. Ken Dyck RR #4 Calmar, Alberta T0C 0V0 Tel: 780-985-7300 | Fax: 780-985-8580 Email: Brian’s Porta-Potties Brian Levant 9564 - 21 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4J1 Tel: 403-235-4335 | Fax: 403-248-6648 Email: Brock White Canada Company Larry Benner 2703 - 61 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X3 Tel: 403-287-5889 | Fax: 403-287-5881 Email: Brooks Asphalt & Aggregate Ltd. Byron Smith Box 1360 Brooks, Alberta T1R 1C3 Tel: 403-362-5597 | Fax: 403-362-3671 Email: Building Works Ltd. Erich Krause 2726 - 5 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 4V4 Tel: 403-235-5400 | Fax: 403-248-6263 Email: Buildtech Framing Inc. Pierre Simpson 11 Cranwell Lane S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3M 0B8 Tel: 403-369-4135 | Fax: 403-453-1440 Email:

Burnco Rock Products Ltd. Barry Young P. O. Box 1480, Stn. T Calgary, Alberta T2H 2P9 Tel: 403-255-2600 | Fax: 403-255-0323 Email:

Calgary Skylights Michael Youden 720 Willacy Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 2E1 Tel: 403-921-8077 | Fax: 403-592-0258 Email:

C & G Hatch Associates Greg Hatch 4525 101 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5C6 Tel: 780-988-6997 | Fax: 780-988-8411 Email: C & T Reinforcing Steel Co. (Alberta) Ltd. Sam Costa 235062 Wrangler Rd. Rockyview, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-720-5565 | Fax: 403-720-5567 Email: C3 Integrated Solutions Inc. Rick Bongers 12220 Vickers Way Richmond, B.C. V6V 1H9 Tel: 604-277-9777 | Fax: 604-277-9776 Email: Cactus Waterproofing & Roofing Inc. Dean Sziva Box 80, Site 8, RR 1 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A1 Tel: 403-590-0109 | Fax: 403-590-8989 Email: Cal Tech Glass Services Ltd. Bert Green 4450 - 104 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1R7 Tel: 403-250-5726 | Fax: 403-291-1093 Email: Calgary Fasteners & Tools Tim Sikora 2211 - 32 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 Tel: 403-291-9177 | Fax: 403-287-5381 Email: Calgary Skylights Michael Youden 720 Willacy Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 2E1 Tel: 403-921-8077 | Fax: 403-592-0258 Email:

Calgary Tinsmith Industries Ltd. 616 - 35 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2L1 Tel: 403-276-5306 | Fax: 403-276-2112 Email: Calgary Tunnelling & Horizontal Augering Ltd. Jeff Stephens 9424 - 60 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4V8 Tel: 403-289-4522 | Fax: 403-289-4894 Email: Calibre Coatings Ltd. Shayne Butcher 6224 - 29 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1W3 Tel: 403-287-7728 | Fax: 403-287-7792 Callaway Exteriors Ltd. Dan Attridge 278 Cranleigh View S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3M 0A2 Tel: 403-452-7174 | Fax: 403-452-7125 Email: Cambium Woodwork (2005) Ltd. Wayne Niddrie 1200 - 26 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5S2 Tel: 403-249-2025 | Fax: 403-240-3916 Email: Cameron & Associates Construction Ltd. Clayton Cameron P.O. Box 5875, Stn. Main High River, AB T1V 1P6 Tel: 403-652-7015 | Fax: 403-652-7774 Email:


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CCA | Membership Cameron & Son Excavating Ltd. Gerald Cameron 4703 - 70 Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3B 2K8 Tel: 403-247-5070 | Fax: 403-247-5049 Email: Cameron Construction Services Ltd. John Cameron #5, 285145 Wrangler Way SE Rocky View, Alberta T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-630-6240 | Fax: 866-899-1089 Email: Camino Modular Systems Dave Chuter 89 Carlingview Drive Etobicoke, ON M9W 5E4 Tel: 403-640-2407 | Fax: 403-640-2422 Email: Camwood Construction Ltd. Jeremy Woodman 8160 Dorothea Court Mission, B.C. V2V 6Z9 Tel: 604-826-8608 | Fax: 604-826-8610 Email: Can Traffic Services Ltd. David Nickerson RR 2, Site 17, Box 19 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A2 Tel: 403-851-4972 | Fax: 403-851-4904 Email:

Canadian Acoustical Ceiling Supply Ltd. Brad Warrington #108, 2331 - 50 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 0N1 Tel: 403-724-2330 | Fax: 403-724-3333 Email:

Cansel Survey Equipment Ltd. (Canada) Tejvir Minhas 236 40 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2M7 Tel: 403-243-1836 | Fax: 403-243-3145 Email:

Canadian Dewatering LP Shaun Fielding 8816 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P2 Tel: 403-945-2643 | Fax: 403-945-8847 Email:

Canwest Concrete Cutting & Coring Inc. Jonelle Reid 5025 - 13 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5N1 Tel: 403-225-4445 | Fax: 403-219-0452 Email:

Canam Steel Works Stephan Croteau 323 - 53 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0N2 Tel: 403-252-7591 | Fax: 403-252-8824 Email: Canbar Steel Fabricators Ltd. John Uhrich 9216 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2N4 Tel: 403-279-5161 | Fax: 403-236-8783 Email: Candesto Enterprises Inc. Chris Bokenfohr Box #84073 Market Mall P.O. Calgary, Alberta T3A 5C4 Tel: 403-286-7922 | Fax: 403-398-0574 Email:

CANA Construction Co. Ltd. Fabrizio Carinelli 5720 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1K7 Tel: 403-255-5521 | Fax: 403-259-4004 Email:

Canem Systems Ltd. Andy Carr 7110 Fairmount Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0X4 Tel: 403-259-2221 | Fax: 403-259-0171 Email:

CANA Utilities Ltd. Richard Revesz 5720 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1X5 Tel: 403-253-0002 | Fax: 403-253-8861 Email:

Cannex Contracting 2000 Inc. David Chamberland #205, 4100 - 6A St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 4B1 Tel: 403-531-9110 | Fax: 403-531-9699 Email:

CANWEST Elevator & Lifts Andrew Smith 7413 Macleod Tr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L8 Tel: 403-203-3244 | Fax: 403-203-3292 Email: Caon Services Inc. Verne Cornwell #4, 3515 - 27 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5E4 Tel: 403-279-6641 | Fax: 403-279-6812 Email: Capital H2O Systems Inc. Paul Wong 12315 - 17 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 4A1 Tel: 403-251-2438 | Fax: 403-251-0428 Email: Carbon Constructors Inc. Terry Androsoff 3915 - 8 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A5 Tel: 403-203-4900 | Fax: 403-203-2229 Email: Carmacks Enterprises Gary Brooks 13930 - 52 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3N 1B7 Tel: 403-543-0305 | Fax: 403-543-0314 Email:

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CCA | Membership Carrier Enterprise Canada LP Tony Schwengler Bay 1, 3201 Ogden Road SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4N4 Tel: 403-287-4800 | Fax: 403-243-3556 Carsteel Manufacturing Ltd. Martin Kneblewski Bay 3, 4420 - 75 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2H8 Tel: 403-720-2237 | Fax: 1-866-279-0718 Email: Cascade Aqua-Tech (Alberta) Ltd. Ben Servais Bay 232, 2880 - 45 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3M1 Tel: 403-571-4080 | Fax: 403-571-4084 Email: Cast Supply Edmonton Inc. Douglas Scorgie 12135 Fort Road Edmonton, AB T5B 4H2 Tel: 780-479-2278 | Fax: 780-479-2274 Email: CCD Western Limited Graham Loubert #101, 616 - 71 Ave. SE Calgary, Alberta T2H 2R1 Tel: 403-255-9567 | Fax: 403-255-6479 Email: CDC Recreation Inc. Gary Debney 8240C - 31 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1J1 Tel: 403-291-1970 | Fax: 403-291-1995 Email: CDI Spaces Simon Beaumont 9319 - 47 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2R7 Tel: 780-440-2750 | Fax: 780-440-2770 Email: CDM Mechanical Ltd. Carl McGovern Bay 8, 55 - 9 Ave. S.E. High River, Alberta T1V 1E6 Tel: 403-652-1777 | Fax: 403-652-2372 Email: Cedar Crest Lands (Alta) Ltd. Kevin Szymanek 2727 Centre Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L4 Tel: 403-295-0400 | Fax: 403-275-8909 Email: Cematrix (Canada) Inc. Steve Bent 5440 - 53 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4B6 Tel: 403-219-0484 | Fax: 403-243-9839 Email:


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Cemrock Concrete & Construction Ltd. Luis Ferreira #121, 2432 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 1M4 Tel: 403-263-7168 | Fax: 403-263-2391 Email:

Champion Concrete Cutting (Calgary) Inc. Todd Maurer Unit 1, 261106 Wagon Wheel Crescent Rocky View, Alberta T4A 0E2 Tel: 403-277-2233 | Fax: 403-277-2223 Email:

Centaur Products Inc. James Monteith 1145H - 44 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4X4 Tel: 403-243-5111 | Fax: 403-243-5199 Email:

Chandos Construction Ltd. Mike Coyne #120, 6330 - 12 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2X2 Tel: 403-640-0101 | Fax: 403-640-3737 Email:

Central Air Equipment Ltd. Jarin Wildeman #2, 1540 Hastings Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4E1 Tel: 403-243-8003 | Fax: 403-243-8023 Email:

Changing Spaces Remodeling Inc. Richard Lynch 59 Bridgtonwoods Bay S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0R1 Tel: 403-630-5779 | Fax: 403-764-4139 Email:

Centrex Contracting Inc. Kevin Ogle Suite 720, 101 6 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3P4 Tel: 403-508-4343 | Fax: 403-508-6599 Email:

Chateau Exteriors Ltd. Mick Ryan 4510 - 10 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6K3 Tel: 403-250-3809 | Fax: 403-250-1220 Email:

Centron Group of Companies Georgia Pattison #175, 4639 Manhattan Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B3 Tel: 403-252-1120 | Fax: 403-255-8525 Email: Centurion Mechanical Ltd. Anne Marie Patmore Bldg. E5, 13 - 2690 Hochwald Ave. S.W. Calgary, AB T3E 7H5 Tel: 403-452-6761 | Fax: 403-452-6797 Email: Certainteed Gypsum and Insulation Canada Vivian Hall 2424 Lakeshore Road West Mississauga, ON L5J 1K4 Tel: 905-823-9881 | Fax: 905-823-7557 Email: Certified Painting Systems Ltd. Ray Smith 25 Hippon Ranch Cir. Calgary, Alberta T3A 5N8 Tel: 403-815-2147 | Fax: 403-210-5608 Email:

Chief Construction Company Ltd. Joe Hlavay 6215 90th Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5A1 Tel: 403-569-1200 | Fax: 403-569-1337 Email: Chisholm Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Bill Chisholm 4427B - 72 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2G5 Tel: 403-279-7868 | Fax: 403-236-9374 Email: Chubb Edwards Steve Maudsley 1470 - 28 St. N.E., Unit 8 Calgary, Alberta T2A 7W6 Tel: 403-233-9191 | Fax: 403-237-7744 Email: Clark Builders Bruce Brunette 7535 Flint Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G3 Tel: 403-253-0565 | Fax: 403-255-2523 Email:

CGC Inc. Sheris Rashed 5025 - 52 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4N7 Tel: 403-216-8400 | Fax: 403-216-8410

Classic Wall Systems Glen McKillop P.O. Box 2383, RPO Banks Center Kelowna, B.C. V1X 6A5 Tel: 1-800-574-3897 | Fax: 1-250-807-2214 Email:

Challenger Geomatics Ltd. Andrea Whitlock #300, 6940 Fisher Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0W3 Tel: 403-259-8101 | Fax: 403-253-1985 Email:

Claw Roofing Specialists Heather Sawula #902, 4555 Varsity Lane N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3A 2V6 Tel: 403-969-2439 | Fax: 403-284-2204 Email:

CCA | Membership Clean Air Services Inc. Andrew Crook Bay C, 7017 Farrell Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0T3 Tel: 403-254-2714 | Fax: 403-243-8149 Email:

Concrete Solutions Inc. Tony Gandossi #53, 4216 - 54 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E3 Tel: 403-203-8733 | Fax: 403-203-8753 Email:

Contract Glaziers West Inc. Steve LeBlanc Unit 112, 2719 - 7 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L9 Tel: 1-888-536-0677 | Fax: 519-946-3509 Email:

Clean Energy Developments Richard Fish Suite 215, 4000 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0C5 Tel: 403-244-0111 | Fax: 403-244-6866 Email:

Concure Restoration Steve Breithaupt 1327 Hastings Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C8 Tel: 403-278-3300 | Fax: 403-251-5840 Email:

Convergint Technologies LTD Lorne Ponath 6020 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L7 Tel: 403-291-3241 | Fax: 403-291-2577 Email:

Clifton Associates Ltd. Andrew Korytynski 2222 - 30 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K9 Tel: 403-263-2556 | Fax: 403-234-9033 Email:

Con-Forte Contracting Company, Inc. Dave Kuntz 1212 - 34 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1V7 Tel: 403-569-1955 | Fax: 403-248-0198

Convoy Supply Ltd. Paul Farrar 3716 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2B4 Tel: 403-207-3400 | Fax: 403-207-3404 Email:

Cobra Corporate Management Inc. Len Verhulst #225, 2770 - 3 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L5 Tel: 403-235-6303 | Fax: 403-235-6373 Email: Comfort-Aire Ltd. Douglas Habberfield 215 - 35 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2K5 Tel: 403-230-7061 | Fax: 403-277-3812 Email: Commercial Paving Ltd. Tony Montagnese 901 - 84 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X4 Tel: 403-235-1813 | Fax: 403-248-0347 Email: Community Electric Ltd. Connie Kosinski #2, 4617 - 41 Street Camrose, Alberta T4V 2Y8 Tel: 780-672-1942 | Fax: 780-672-2360 Email:

Consolidated Gypsum Supply Ltd. Daryl Armstrong 4140 - 120 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4H4 Tel: 403-243-2633 | Fax: 403-243-2695 Email: Constant Fire Protection Systems Ltd. Jim Anderson 5442 - 56 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4M6 Tel: 403-279-7973 | Fax: 403-279-9643 Email: Constructive Solutions Donna Baker #3 - 175 East 15th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T 2P6 Tel: 604-878-8100 | Fax: 604-684-8150 Email: Contava Carl Enright #1, 3030 Sunridge Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7G4 Tel: 1-800-661-9821 | Fax: 403-724-9397 Email:

Corix Control Solutions (Formally Besco) David Lloyd 8807 - 58 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5X1 Tel: 1-877-468-1784 | Fax: 780-440-2667 Email: Corix Utilities Inc. Tammy Stafford #2 8515 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P8 Tel: 403-273-8676 | Fax: 403-273-7382 Email: Corix Water Products Richard Regier 8515 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P8 Tel: 403-203-4100 | Fax: 403-203-9231 Email: Cornforth Excavating Ltd. Kate Deagle Box 922 Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A9 Tel: 403-932-0703 | Fax: 403-851-0773 Email:

Concept Electric Ltd. Dave Kinley 1260 Highfield Crescent S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5M3 Tel: 403-287-8777 | Fax: 403-287-8781

Contemporary Office Interiors Ltd. Dean Whittaker 2206 Portland St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4M6 Tel: 403-265-1133 | Fax: 403-237-7458 Email:

Costa Del Sol Painting Fernando Vazguez 23 Morningside Mews Calgary, Alberta T4B 0X2 Tel: 403-912-4901 Email:

Conco Contracting Corp. Paul Molyneaux 147 Flavelle Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G1 Tel: 403-255-9009 | Fax: 403-255-9041 Email:

Continental Developments Corp. Dianne Cordic #120, 5050 - 106 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5E9 Tel: 403-243-6446 | Fax: 403-686-2858 Email:

Countryside Landscape & Garden Centre Glen Hubick Box 194 DeWinton, Alberta T0L 0X0 Tel: 403-938-1835 | Fax: 403-938-1955 Email:

Concor Construction Ltd. Bilal Akil 405 - 54 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2V 0C6 Tel: 403-767-7777 | Fax: 1-866-453-1008 Email:

Contour Earthmoving Ltd. Kevin Middlemiss 285019 Wrangler Way Rocky View, Alberta T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-275-0154 | Fax: 403-275-0247 Email:

CP Distributors Ltd. Glenn Hermann #29, 3900 - 106 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5B6 Tel: 403-253-2006 | Fax: 403-255-3345



CCA | Membership Cranbrook Interior Woodwork Ltd. Blair Cooke 801 Industrial Road #2 Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 4C9 Tel: 250-426-8562 | Fax: 250-426-3077 Email:

D. Floyd Construction Ltd. Dan Floyd 9250 - 48 Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 2R2 Tel: 403-201-8317 | Fax: 403-254-8929 Email:

Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd. Myron Grunsky Bay 28, 2015 - 32 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 Tel: 403-735-5988 | Fax: 403-735-5977 Email:

Crane Supply Charles Dussault 324 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0P1 Tel: 403-252-7811 | Fax: 403-255-2665 Email:

D. Owen Construction Ltd. Dan Owen Box 54 Langdon, Alberta T0J 1X0 Tel: 403-936-0083 | Fax: 403-936-5535 Email:

Dayton Superior Canada Ltd. Jim Fennessy 396 Attwell Dr. Rexdale, ON M9W 5C3 Tel: 416-798-2000 | Fax: 416-798-1103

D.A. Watt Consulting Group Ltd. Rudi Weckel #310, 3016 - 5 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 6K4 Tel: 403-273-9001 Email:

DC Sales Ltd. Barry Graham #13, 6130 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2B6 Tel: 403-253-6808 | Fax: 403-259-8331 Email:

D.C.M. Mechanical Ltd. Dan McHugh 6335 - 10 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2Z9 Tel: 403-255-9161 | Fax: 403-255-9473 Email:

Deerfoot Carpet & Flooring Inc. Cecilia Grinham 6170 - 12 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2X2 Tel: 403-255-5880 | Fax: 403-253-1571 Email:

Creative Door Services Ltd. Stephen Curran #8 3740 27 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5E2 Tel: 403-291-2375 | Fax: 403-291-4969 Email: Creative Marble & Tile Ltd. Brian Stroick 63 Pinebrook Way S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3Z 3K3 Tel: 403-249-5535 | Fax: 403-242-1221 Email: Crestview Electric Ltd. Tim Engel 10805 - 50 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3E5 Tel: 403-279-6661 | Fax: 403-279-6604 Crosstown Heating & Ventilating Rita Popowich 4615 - 6A St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4B4 Tel: 403-250-7424 | Fax: 403-250-8279 Email: Crown Sports Floors Leo Visser #143, 4205 - 116 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3Z4 Tel: 403-720-8338 | Fax: 403-236-2360 Email: Custom Electric Ltd. Richard Fleurant 1725 - 27 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E1 Tel: 403-291-3303 | Fax: 403-291-4473 Email: Custom Metal Contracting Ltd. Don Tull #49, 5342 - 72 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X5 Tel: 403-291-9767 | Fax: 403-291-9416 Email: D & D Exterior Contracting Ltd. Daniel Goje 217 Evergreen Plaza S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 5B2 Tel: 403-201-7799 | Fax: 403-201-7791 Email:


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D.G.’S Millshop Ltd. Dave Pennell 2904 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G8 Tel: 403-243-5633 | Fax: 403-243-8187 Email:

Delnor Construction (2012) Ltd. Joshua St. Cyr 3699- 63 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 0G7 Tel: 403-294-1650 | Fax: 403-771-6224 Email:

Dakota Reclamators Ltd. Edita Sakarova 1915 Highfield Crescent S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5M1 Tel: 403-294-0330 | Fax: 403-294-0390 Email:

Deltec Power & Control Systems Bruce Peterson #115, 12159 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4H3 Tel: 403-720-0717 | Fax: 403-720-0773 Email:

Davco Power Systems Ltd. Andre Varga 1931 Highfield Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5M1 Tel: 403-253-9051 | Fax: 403-252-9510 Email:

Desa Glass Dan Barker 3195 - 9 st. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3C1 Tel: 403-230-5011 | Fax: 403-230-5040 Email:

Davenport Millwright Services Ltd. Richard Couch 115 Fallswater Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 1B5 Tel: 403-510-9392 | Fax: 403-451-6904 Email:

Devitt & Forand Contractors Bruce Ryan 5716 Burbank Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z6 Tel: 403-255-8565 | Fax: 403-255-8501 Email:

Davidson Enman Lumber Ltd. Greg Davidson 452 - 42 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Y5 Tel: 403-243-2566 | Fax: 403-243-7958 Email:

Direct Energy Business Services Limited Trent Davis 3003 - 16 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 7K8 Tel: 403-974-4400 | Fax: 403-253-0185

Davis Foundation Spray Ltd. Grant Day 3828 - 15A Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3N8 Tel: 403-265-1222 | Fax: 403-265-5418 Email:

Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd. Julie Pithers 7303 - 30 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N6 Tel: 403-723-5034 | Fax: 403-723-6644 Email:

CCA | Membership Diversified Staffing Services Ltd. Joe Clay #100, 805 - 5 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 0N6 Tel: 403-237-5577 | Fax: 403-705-2347 Email:

Driving Force Inc. Cary Pickering 2332 - 23 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8N3 Tel: 403-296-0770 | Fax: 403-296-0786 Email:

EAP Construction Ltd. Eduar Acosta-Perrony 125 Douglas Glen Gardens S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 3S8 Tel: 403-585-3809 | Fax: 403-770-8942 Email:

Divine Hardwood Flooring Ltd. Tim Simpson 6717 Fairmount Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0X6 Tel: 403-285-2188 | Fax: 403-291-9889 Email:

Durabond Products Ltd. Jaromir Kaszewski 14345 - 120 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2R8 Tel: 780-451-6364 | Fax: 780-453-9056 Email:

Earth Tek Landscape Construction Inc. Mitch Leavitt #11, 9510 - 114 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A5 Tel: 403-938-1600 | Fax: 403-873-0766 Email:

Division 8 Doors Inc. Rene Monz Bay 5, 6112 - 30 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2A6 Tel: 403-236-3760 | Fax: 403-236-3678 Email:

Durwest Construction Systems (Alta) Ltd. David Cook 10665 - 46 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5C2 Tel: 403-253-7385 | Fax: 403-287-1059 Email:

Eaton Corporation Dave Hannon #133, 2611 Hopewell Pl. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7J7 Tel: 403-717-4905 | Fax: 403-640-1876 Email:

Division 9, A Shnier Company Candace Wolfe 4000 - 106 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5B6 Tel: 403-214-3118 | Fax: 403-214-3109 Email:

Dynasound Communications Inc. Melvin Johnson #987, 105-150 Crowfoot Cres. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 3T2 Tel: 403-253-3364 | Fax: 403-547-3810 Email:

Ecco Supply Bob Kingdon #13, 303 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0P3 Tel: 403-259-4344 | Fax: 403-259-2772 Email:

DMP Construction Management Ltd. Brent Miglierina #233, 2770 - 3 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L5 Tel: 403-717-9666 | Fax: 403-717-9622 Email:

Dywidag-Systems International BJ Reinhard #204, 2816 - 21 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z2 Tel: 403-291-4414 | Fax: 403-250-5221 Email:

Eclipse Geomatics and Engineering Ltd. Ross Woolgar #201, 1530 - 27 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7S6 Tel: 403-250-1278 | Fax: 403-291-0399 Email:

Dobbyn Electrical Services Ltd. Jack Dobbyn 9243 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P7 Tel: 403-236-8877 | Fax: 403-720-2773 Email:

E. H. Price Sales Ltd. Rick Davies #130, 2730 39th Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7H6 Tel: 403-777-2790 | Fax: 403-777-2791 Email:

Doka Canada Ltd. Preston Eipert 5404 - 36 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1P1 Tel: 403-243-6629 | Fax: 403-243-6787 Email:

E.D.M. Interiors Ltd. Martin Brodeur #5, 3515 - 27 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5E4 Tel: 403-735-6099 | Fax: 403-735-6399 Email:

Donalco Western Inc. Randy Watts 535 Cleveland Cresent S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4R8 Tel: 403-275-1418 | Fax: 403-275-1433 Email:

Eagle Builders LP Dennis Haan Box 1690 Blackfalds, Alberta T0M 0J0 Tel: 403-885-5525 | Fax: 403-885-5516 Email:

Downer Contracting Brian Paskin #100, 1350 Railway Avenue Canmore, Alberta T1W 3E3 Tel: 403-609-8272 | Fax: 403-609-9529 Email:

Eagle Lake Landscape Supply Bill McDonald 285177 Frontier Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T1X 0N2 Tel: 403-262-5600 | Fax: 403-262-5603 Email:

Eecol Electric Corp. Mike Cumberland 11004 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3E1 Tel: 403-243-5594 | Fax: 403-243-2286 Email:

DPL Painting Ltd. Otto Deppner Box 3116 Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2A6 Tel: 780-416-1019 | Fax: 780-416-1013 Email:

Eagle Masonry Ltd. Robert Montanini 79 Kincora View N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3R 1M4 Tel: 403-274-8644 | Fax: 403-275-3461 Email:

EFCO Canada Jeff Dergousoff 527 East Lake Blvd N.E. Airdrie, Alberta T4A 2G3 Tel: 403-948-5426 | Fax: 403-948-2135 Email:

Eco Building and Technical Services Ltd. Gordon White #370, 5222 - 130 Ave. S.E., Suite 305 Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0G4 Tel: 403-808-8146 Email: Economy Paving Ltd. Randy Holloway 48 Deersaxon Circle S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 6R5 Tel: 403-278-7727 | Fax: 403-278-0961 Email: Ecosse Welding Ltd. Robert Cochrane 3522 - 80 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1J3 Tel: 403-237-9922 | Fax: 403-279-3031 Email:



CCA | Membership Elan Construction Limited Todd Poulsen 100, 3639 - 27 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5E4 Tel: 403-291-1165 | Fax: 403-291-5396 Email:

Energy Technology Products Ltd. Jerry Leduc #205, 1135 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2J7 Tel: 403-253-8987 | Fax: 403-259-2148 Email:

Enmax Power Services Wade Wilson 141 - 50 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S7 Tel: 403-514-2897 | Fax: 403-514-2080 Email:

Electrical Wholesalers Calgary Ltd. Gary Popoff 1323 36 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6T6 Tel: 403-250-7060 | Fax: 403-291-4898

Enerscope Systems Inc. Marcia Rube 15859 - 116 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3W1 Tel: 403-269-9006 | Fax: 780-439-7877 Email:

Enviro-Metrics Technical Services Ltd. Larry Reid #1121, 3961 - 52 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 0J7 Tel: 403-250-1113 | Fax: 403-250-1422 Email: Environmental Renovations & Abatement Inc. Bob Davies #5, 4312 Ogden Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4V3 Tel: 403-261-0917 | Fax: 403-279-7463 Email:

Elite Formwork Inc. Steve Jensen 9935 Enterprise Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A1 Tel: 403-236-7751 | Fax: 403-720-2202 Email:

Ener-Spray Commercial Contracting Ltd. Kevin Cooper #7, 285145 Wrangler Way S.E. Rockyview, Alberta T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-256-8024 | Fax: 403-254-8009 Email:

EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Vince Davoli #300, 7330 Fisher St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2H8 Tel: 403-259-6627 | Fax: 403-253-4191 Email:

Engineered Air Bob Lounsberry Bay 5, 6120 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L7 Tel: 403-444-4095 | Fax: 403-250-1325 Email:

Enviro-Vac Division of Paragon Remediation Group Ltd. Russell Gustafson #5, 6304 Burbank Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2C2 Tel: 403-255-1162 | Fax: 403-255-1172 Email:

Emco Waterworks Chris Philpott 9716 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P3 Tel: 403-720-0288 | Fax: 403-720-0020 Email:

Engineered Surface Systems (Calgary) Ltd. Darrell Reboul P.O. Box 571, Stn Main Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A7 Tel: 403-519-8606 | Fax: 403-265-4151 Email:

EPCOR Technologies Inc. Jatinder Hayer 13410 St. Albert Trail Edmonton, AB T5L 4P2 Tel: 780-412-3117 | Fax: 780-412-3888


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CCA | Membership Equipco Ltd. Lorne Reitenbach #27, 4948 - 126 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0A9 Tel: 403-201-4188 | Fax: 403-201-4877 Email: Everblue Nursery Steve Bouchet 5822 Dalgleish Rd. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3A 1K6 Tel: 403-247-2787 | Fax: 403-663-1427 Everest Construction Management Michael Simonot 3632 Burnsland Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z2 Tel: 403-685-6609 | Fax: 403-217-5224 Email: Evolution Glass Inc. Richard Munro #1, 1411 - 25 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7L6 Tel: 403-250-2353 | Fax: 403-250-2657 Email:

Falco Electrical Systems Ltd. Miles Gillham 3606 Manchester Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z5 Tel: 403-287-7632 | Fax: 403-243-3736 Email:

Fashion Flooring Bilal Uran 6229 Centre St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0C7 Tel: 403-252-5200 | Fax: 403-252-5261 Email:

Farnum Construction Management & Consulting Ltd. Lexie Ritchie 102B, 1026 - 16 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2M 0K3 Tel: 403-984-3410 | Fax: 403-984-3411 Email:

Ferguson Corporation Pat Arts 3620 Blackburn Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4A5 Tel: 403-287-4499 | Fax: 403-243-2198 Email:

Building Your Visions

Excel Wall Systems Inc. Dean Fraser Unit A, 2670 Progressive Way Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6H9 Tel: 604-504-5800 | Fax: 604-852-3057 Email:

Curtain Wall High Performance Glazing Structural Glazing Skylights

Executive Millwork Stephanie Roll #5, 1212 - 38 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6N2 Tel: 403-291-0400 | Fax: 403-250-3932 Email: Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd Bruce Dick Box 40 Balzac, Alberta T0M 0E0 Tel: 403-279-0404 | Fax: 403-279-5177 Email: F & D Scene Changes Ltd. Leyton Morris Box 2B, 803 - 24 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1P5 Tel: 403-233-7633 | Fax: 403-266-7597 Email: F.B.C. (Farm Business Consultants Inc.) Anne Carpenter #150, 3015 - 5 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 6T8 Tel: 403-735-6105 | Fax: 403-735-5087 Email: Fabco Plastics Western Limited Sean McLoughlan 12938 - 148 Street Edmonton, AB T5L 2H8 Tel: 780-451-0238 | Fax: 780-455-4816 Email:

Ferguson Corporation Phone: (403) 287-4499 Fax: (403) 243-2198



CCA | Membership Ferropol Industries Ltd. Piotr Dajak #9, 4451 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2C8 Tel: 403-605-3913 | Fax: 403-254-2404 Email:

Firetec Health & Safety Mitesh Mehta 9243 - 50 St. Edmonton, Alberta T6B 3B6 Tel: 780-463-9490 | Fax: 780-463-6074 Email:

Field LLP Jean C. van der Lee #400, 604 - 1 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M7 Tel: 403-260-8500 | Fax: 403-264-7084 Email:

First Class Exteriors & Glass Ltd. Geoff Normandeau 216 Heritage Bay Cochrane, AB T4C 0L5 Tel: 403-968-2559 | Fax: 403-981-1921 Email:

Your project deserves a solid Legal Foundation

Fish Creek Excavating Ltd. Leah Bergen 7515 - 84 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4Y1 Tel: 403-248-8222 | Fax: 403-569-0390 Email: Fleet Fabrication and Welding Yvano Seguin #651, 25 Ave. S.E., Building “Q” Calgary, Alberta T2G 4K8 Tel: 403-268-4359 | Fax: 403-537-3080 Email: Flesher Marble & Tile (1910) Ltd. Wayne Juke 4420 - 1 St. S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2L3 Tel: 403-287-0886 | Fax: 403-243-1242 Email: Flintstone Concrete Breakers & Contractors Ltd. Bill Dekort 6212 - 90 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2T3 Tel: 403-279-2500 | Fax: 403-236-5408 Email:


Flocor Inc. Ben Nielsen 9144 - 52 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5A9 Tel: 403-246-0033 | Fax: 403-246-0051 Email:

Dedicated to the Field of Safety

Flynn Canada Ltd. Pete Taylor 285221 Kleysen Way SE, RR #5 Rockyview, AB T1X 0K1 Tel: 403-720-8155 | Fax: 403-720-8160 Email:


Focus Corporation Trent Purvis 916 42 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Z2 Tel: 403-255-9440 Email: Foran Equipment Ltd. Gregg Foran Box 765 Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0 Tel: 403-946-5190 | Fax: 403-946-0372 Email: Formula Contractors Ltd. Wes Erickson Box 2148 Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X6 Tel: 780-968-1102 | Fax: 780-968-1105 Email:



Calgary Construction Association Magazine

Fraser Shingling & Exteriors Ltd. Boyd Foster #15, 3515 - 27 St. N.E. Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4 Tel: 403-250-2204 | Fax: 403-250-2272 Email:

CCA | Membership Fraser Valley Industries Ltd. Marta Heyde 30781 Simpson Road Abbotsford, BC V2T 6X4 Tel: 604-852-6696 | Fax: 604-852-9066 Email: Freeze Maxwell Roofing (Calgary) Ltd. Sue Baker 4635 1 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2L2 Tel: 403-253-0101 | Fax: 403-258-2812 Email: Frontier Plumbing & Heating Supply Wayne Walker 302 - 50 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2A9 Tel: 403-259-6671 | Fax: 403-252-6039 Frontier Power Products Joe Leskovjan 10547 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5B9 Tel: 403-720-3735 | Fax: 403-203-4411 Email: Frontier Projects Canada Ltd. Alan Kurtz #300, 1601 Westmount Rd. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 3M2 Tel: 403-265-3900 | Fax: 403-266-1250 Email: Frontline Integrated Services Ltd. Susan Tiffin 7708 - 48 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5H5 Tel: 403-720-6011 | Fax: 403-720-6007 Email:

G4S Secure Solutions Dwayne Singer Bay 13, 6143 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2H9 Tel: 403-259-3029 | Fax: 403-259-3036 Email:

Gateway Mechanical Services Ken Stewart 4001 - 16A Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3T5 Tel: 403-265-0010 | Fax: 403-265-1293 Email:

Gabion Wall Systems Ltd. Shawn Fadear Box 597 Barriere, B.C. V0E 1E0 Tel: 250-672-9753 | Fax: 250-672-9753 Email:

GCG Roofing Inc (Gestion CG Inc) Chrystian Girouard 11404 Coventry Blvd. NE Calgary, Alberta T3K 4B1 Tel: 403-764-1363 | Fax: 403-770-8545 Email:

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FWS Commercial Projects Ltd. Brent Clegg #6, 3419 - 12 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6S6 Tel: 403-717-0422 | Fax: 403-717-0442 Email: G & E Contracting LP Kevin Breti 10141 - 201 Street Langley, B.C. V1L 3Y5 Tel: 604-341-5376 | Fax: 604-881-4370 Email: G & L Johnson Construction Ltd. Lorin Johnson Box 18010, 300-85 Shawville Blvd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 3W5 Tel: 403-651-7702 | Fax: 403-931-4805 Email: G & V Paving and Contracting Ltd. Brent Holmes RR6, Site 12 Calgary, Alberta T2M 4L5 Tel: 403-273-7894 | Fax: 403-207-5057 Email:


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CCA | Membership Gemini Group Inc. Curtis DoBush 583 Everbrook Way S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 0E7 Tel: 403-254-6950 | Fax: 403-770-8608 Email:

Gescan Ltd. Stephen Dunne 5005 - 12A St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5L5 Tel: 403-253-7171 | Fax: 403-255-7141

General Site Services Inc. Chuck Smallman 3397 - 84 Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7H3 Tel: 403-274-7666 | Fax: 403-274-4996 Email:

Gibbs Wilson Contracting Inc. Shannon Hilton P.O. Box 37040 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8V1 Tel: 403-441-9852 | Fax: 403-441-9968 Email:

Genesis Building Corporation Larry Mielnichuk #100, 2107 Sirocco Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 5P1 Tel: 403-257-1116 | Fax: 403-257-2589 Genesis Integration Inc. Dan Moran 14721 - 123 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2Y6 Tel: 403-287-8057 | Fax: 403-287-8097 Email: George & Asmussen Ltd. Kevin Gowerluk 4808 - 30 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 2Z1 Tel: 403-235-1592 | Fax: 403-248-6603 Email:

Gienow Windows & Doors Gerrit Heikamp 7140 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2B6 Tel: 403-203-8220 | Fax: 403-239-0216 Email: Giusti Group Limited Partnership Robert Fisher 4 Industry Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A2 Tel: 403-203-0492 | Fax: 403-217-7795 Email:

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403-540-8185 1-800-538-6710 #170, 2210 Premier Way Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 2L2 Fax: 780-400-3471 E-mail:


Calgary Construction Association Magazine

Glass Unlimited Inc. Gord Germiquet 6413 - 35 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N2 Tel: 403-236-2911 | Fax: 403-720-0925 Email: Goldbar Mechanical Co. Ltd. Renee Neumann #101, 3851 - 54 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 3W5 Tel: 403-777-1265 | Fax: 403-291-5182 Email: Golden Triangle Construction Management Inc. James Peloso Site 2, Box 87, RR #2 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A2 Tel: 403-938-7447 | Fax: 403-938-3455 Email: Golfscape Construction Ltd. Lucas Rimer RR #1 Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2A3 Tel: 403-945-3627 | Fax: 403-945-3455 Email:

CCA | Membership Goodfellow Bros. Inc. Monty Clark Unit 315, 7326 - 10 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8W1 Tel: 403-879-1290 | Fax: 403-879-1626 Email:

Great Northern Plumbing Ltd. John Romney #8, 343 Forge Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0S9 Tel: 403-777-0813 | Fax: 403-777-0814 Email:

Griffin Glass (1981) Ltd. Travis Ward 1307 Hastings Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C8 Tel: 403-287-0835 | Fax: 403-243-3409 Email:

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Kerry Powell #1400, 700 - 2 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 4V5 Tel: 403-298-1000 | Fax: 403-263-9193 Email:

Green Earth Environmental Solutions Gerry Lamontagne 374200 Auction Mart Road Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J5 Tel: 306-931-8014 | Fax: 306-931-8412 Email:

Groupe MCL Inc. Carol Leclerc 200 Sunset Cir Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0C6 Tel: 403-367-8988 | Fax: 403-932-7315 Email:

Gracom Masonry Ltd. Adam Waltho #227, 11979 - 40 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4M3 Tel: 403-271-9666 | Fax: 403-271-1037 Email:

Green Patch Environmental Consulting Ltd. (GPEC Ltd.) Shaun Dyck 1364 Potter Greens Dr. Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6A3 Tel: 888-550-9188 | Fax: 866-394-8145 Email:

Graham Construction & Engineering Inc. Kees Cusveller 10840 - 27 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3R6 Tel: 403-253-1314 | Fax: 403-258-2807 Email: Granite Gallery Ltd. Hillary Poon 1089-57 Avenue NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 1W4 Tel: 403-250-3636 | Fax: 403-250-3638 Email:

Green Tree Eco-Friendly Landscaping Gordon Neustaeter #234, 5149 Country Hills Blvd. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3A 5S8 Tel: 403-827-7460 Email: Greenlife Landscaping (1995) Ltd. Daniel Pockar #6, 4429 - 6 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 3Z6 Tel: 403-230-0222 | Fax: 403-230-0133 Email:

Graybar Canada Ltd. Warren Neumeier #105, 2765 - 48 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 5M9 Tel: 403-250-5554 | Fax: 403-250-2050 Email:

Greg Martineau Projects Inc. Greg Martineau Unit 5, 2816 - 21 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z2 Tel: 403-250-8201 | Fax: 403-250-8285 Email:

Great Canadian Roofing & Siding (Cgy) Ltd. Tim Blackmore 7070E Farrell Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0T2 Tel: 403-263-7667 | Fax: 403-263-7669 Email:

Greyleith Construction Limited John Miller 12624 Hwy. 7, RR 1 Carleton Place, ON K7C 0C5 Tel: 613-253-3771 | Fax: 613-253-4658 Email:

Groupe Piche Construction Yourik Piche Suite 700, 1816 Crowchild Trail N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2M 3Y7 Tel: 403-374-1237 | Fax: 403-374-1702 Email: Guest Automation Inc. Tony Guest Box 56, Site 8, RR 1 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A1 Tel: 403-605-4334 | Fax: 403-995-9829 Email: Guillevin International Co. Doug Smith 4220A Blackfoot Tr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4E6 Tel: 403-287-1680 | Fax: 403-243-5728 Email: Gunther’s Masonry Construction Ltd. Gary Ouellette 3655- 18 Ave. N Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 6T2 Tel: 403-808-7462 | Fax: 403-381-6759 Email: Hamilton & Rosenthal, Chartered Accountants David Hamilton Suite 210, 2424 - 4 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2S 2T4 Tel: 403-266-2175 | Fax: 403-514-2211 Email:

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CCA | Membership Hanover Wall Systems Corp. Ahmet Aslanbay 25 Elgin Meadows Green S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0L9 Tel: 403-453-1033 | Fax: 403-453-1034 Email:

Hilti (Canada) Limited Scott Ferguson 2360 Meadowpine Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5N 6S2 Tel: 1-800-363-4458 | Fax: 1-800-363-4459 Email:

ICE Western Sales Ltd. Jim Clancy 9732 - 52 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2R5 Tel: 403-252-5577 | Fax: 403-252-5556 Email:

Harco Developments Inc. Ken Coward 3313 Lassiter Court S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 6J8 Tel: 403-239-9528 | Fax: 403-241-5359 Email:

Honeywell Ltd. Matthew Dart 2840 2 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X9 Tel: 403-221-2225 | Fax: 403-252-2022 Email:

ICS Group Inc. Chris Seenandan 250081 Mountain View Trail Calgary, Alberta T3Z 3S3 Tel: 403-247-4440 | Fax: 403-247-9993 Email:

Harcourt Recruiting Specialist Laura Walker #400, 10339 - 124 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3W1 Tel: 780-425-5555 | Fax: 780-990-1891 Email: Harris Steel Services Ltd. Ken Cosby 3208 - 52 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 1N2 Tel: 403-272-8801 | Fax: 403-273-0841 Email:

Hoover Mechanical Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Rod Sjolie 2005A - 10 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K4 Tel: 403-217-5655 | Fax: 403-217-5646 Email: HTH Heatech Inc. Greg Pachal 8916 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P6 Tel: 403-279-1990 | Fax: 403-236-5145 Email:

Igloo Erectors Ltd. Richard Nesbitt 3468 - 46 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3J2 Tel: 403-253-1121 | Fax: 403-253-3880 Email: IKO Industries Ltd. Jay Simpson 1600 - 42 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5B5 Tel: 403-265-6022 | Fax: 403-263-0516 Email:

HBI - Heritage Business Interiors Inc. Jennifer Schuster 2050-2600 Portland St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4M6 Tel: 403-252-2888 | Fax: 403-252-3775 Email:

Hughes Construction Services Ltd. Kevin Hughes #105, 2432 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 1M4 Tel: 403-291-5001 | Fax: 403-291-3430 Email:

Imasco Minerals Inc. James Lancaster 19287 - 98A Avenue Surrey, B.C. V4N 4C8 Tel: 604-888-3848 | Fax: 604-888-5671 Email:

HCM Contractors Inc. Brittany Fontaine Bay A, 235038 Wrangler Rd Rocky View, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-248-4884 | Fax: 403-248-4897 Email:

Hunter Residential Developments Inc. Lorraine Broz 1101, 230 Eversyde Boulevard S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 0J4 Tel: 403-201-0162 | Fax: 403-873-0848 Email:

IMG Design Build Ltd. Brad Franssen #116, 4600 - 104 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1R4 Tel: 403-503-9997 | Fax: 403-291-3006 Email:

Henderco Enterprises Ltd. Mike Henderson 216 Valley Brook Circle N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3B 5S9 Tel: 403-860-0707 | Fax: 403-202-3841 Email:

Hurst Construction Management Inc. Gord Graham 3637 Manchester Rd. S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z7 Tel: 403-243-0331 | Fax: 403-287-3992 Email:

Impact Stone Ltd. Ed Bot 10569 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5B9 Tel: 403-250-5431 | Fax: 403-250-2929 Email:

Henry’s Electric Service John Padgett P.O. Box 181 Banff, Alberta T1L 1A3 Tel: 403-762-3287 | Fax: 403-762-2168

Hy-Pro Plastics Inc. Wes Tully 2628 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G5 Tel: 403-263-4373 | Fax: 403-236-1051 Email:

Incom Electric Corp. Todd Owens 4301G - 9 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3C8 Tel: 403-455-6515 | Fax: 403-455-6516 Email:

Hestia Construction Inc. Dr. H Patel 11095 - 48 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G8 Tel: 403-873-8144 | Fax: 403-873-8155

IB Jensen Masonry Ltd. Fred Bailey 3632 Manchester Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z5 Tel: 403-243-6303 | Fax: 403-243-1197

Inland Concrete Corey Stasiuk #222, 885 - 42 Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Y8 Tel: 403-214-4137 | Fax: 403-531-3001 Email:

High Line Electrical Constructors Ltd. Tony Broadhurst 5005 - 77 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2X4 Tel: 403-287-7727 | Fax: 403-287-7774 Email:

IBI Group Mark Wyllie #400, 1167 Kensington Cr. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1X7 Tel: 403-270-5600 | Fax: 403-270-5610 Email:

Inland Pipe Sab Singh 7336 - 112 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3R 1R8 Tel: 403-279-5531 | Fax: 403-279-7648 Email:


Calgary Construction Association Magazine

CCA | Membership Insign Architectural Signage Bob Lang 124 Somme Manor S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 6J4 Tel: 403-201-9085 | Fax: 403-201-9084 Email:

Ital Steel Inc. Rosangela Spadafora 7667 - 40 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 4H2 Tel: 403-272-8099 | Fax: 403-272-8078 Email:

ITC Construction Al Stowkowy #400, 906 - 12 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 0H7 Tel: 403-718-0510 | Fax: 403-718-0511 Email:

Intact Insurance Jennifer Paranuik Suite 600, 220 - 12 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E9 Tel: 403-269-9900 | Fax: 403-231-8324 Email: Interior Wood Ltd. Heidi Neumann #4, 7635 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2K6 Tel: 403-279-0142 | Fax: 403-236-7975 Email:

Why not take the leap?

IPEX Management Inc. Wayne Allen 8460 - 60 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3C7 Tel: 403-236-8333 | Fax: 403-279-8443 Email: Iron Horse Earthworks Christopher Bews 235090 Wrangler Dr. Rockyview, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-217-2711 | Fax: 403-217-0233 Email: Ironclad Earthworks Ltd. Stephen Herman 2011 - 10 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K4 Tel: 403-830-8000 | Fax: 403-452-8910 Email:

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Ironhorse Railroad Contractors Ltd. Ed Meier Bay 112 1010 Railway Ave. PO Box 1589 Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0 Tel: 403-946-0169 | Fax: 403-946-0179 Email:

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ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. Calvin McClary #1, 6325 - 12 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2K1 Tel: 403-254-0544 | Fax: 403-254-9186 Email: Ismet Yilmaz Masonry Contracting Ismet Yilmaz #303, 316 - 1 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 0B2 Tel: 403-589-5917 | Fax: 403-230-0154 Email: ISO Canada Mike Clements 7003 - 5 St. S.E. Building H Calgary, Alberta T2H 2G2 Tel: 403-253-4441 | Fax: 403-255-2839 Email:

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J & S Engineered Solutions Inc. John Clancy 500-3605 29 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5W4 Tel: 403-474-2877 | Fax: 403-474-5005 Email:

JASA Engineering Inc. Jared Smith #8, 5555 - 2 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2W4 Tel: 403-543-6080 | Fax: 403-543-6083 Email:

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JK Contracting Ltd. James Koenig Box 172 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A4 Tel: 403-995-4555 | Fax: 403-995-4553 Email: JKR Excavating Ltd. Bob Bowyer Box 625 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 Tel: 403-933-3008 | Fax: 403-933-3918 JLC Electric Ltd. Duane Knittle #7, 215 - 39 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E3 Tel: 403-240-0173 | Fax: 403-240-4915 Email: JM Construction Services Ltd. Jim Hauser 5081 - 14 St. N.E. Salmon Arms, BC V1E 3M8 Tel: 250-832-0643 | Fax: 250-832-8421 Email: Jo-Co Interiors Ltd. Mike Gilhooly 55 Spokane St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 0M6 Tel: 403-815-7302 | Fax: 403-313-1223 Email:

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CCA | Membership John Deere Landscapes Ryan Osaka 9421 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2R1 Tel: 403-236-0102 | Fax: 403-236-0120 Email:

Kayben Inc. Claude Kolk Box 60, Site 2, RR 2 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2 Tel: 403-938-2857 | Fax: 403-938-2647 Email:

Johnson Controls Doug Capp 104, 6046 - 12 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2X2 Tel: 403-640-1700 | Fax: 403-640-1600 Email:

KBM Commercial Floor Covering Inc. Mike Kulyk 1260 - 26 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5S2 Tel: 403-274-5292 | Fax: 403-275-4119 Email:

Jones Brown Inc. Stephanie Beekhuizen 800, 639 - 5 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M9 Tel: 403-298-4315 | Fax: 403-265-1922 Email:

Keepsake Developments Corp. Sunny Sharma P.O. Box 38066, RPO Country Hills Calgary, Alberta T3K 5G9 Tel: 403-293-9191 | Fax: 403-536-9169 Email:

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Kehoe Equipment Ltd. Denton Hocking Suite 4039, 614 - 33 Heritage Meadows Way SE Calgary, Alberta T2H 3B8 Tel: 403-803-1920 | Fax: 403-775-4101 Email:

Kasco Construction (Alta) Ltd. Yves Turmaine #117, 2770 - 3 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L5 Tel: 403-256-9779 | Fax: 403-452-2013 Email:

Keison Mechanical Ltd. Brady Fraser 56 Sun Harbour Pl. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 3B2 Tel: 403-837-7697 | Fax: 403-454-2817 Email:

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Knight Signs Roland House 7462 Progress Way Delta, B.C. V4G 1E1 Tel: 604-940-2211 | Fax: 604-940-8010 Email:

Lambert Bros. Paving Andre Lambert 4620 Manilla Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B7 Tel: 403-287-3252 | Fax: 403-251-0554 Email:

Klass Mechanical Sales Ltd Joe Klassen Bay 10, 3610 - 29 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5Z7 Tel: 403-286-7467 | Fax: 403-247-0336 Email:

Kraus Floors LP Christine Itcush Bay 116, 7139 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4E8 Tel: 403-589-2146 | Fax: 403-279-7994 Email:

Landsun Electric Ltd. Brian Nichol 715 Cantrell Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 1W9 Tel: 403-238-6959 | Fax: 403-238-6980 Email:

KLS Earthworks Inc. Trent Bradley 2882 Glenmore Tr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Tel: 403-240-3030 | Fax: 403-240-3311 Email:

Krawford Construction (2011) Inc. Mike Kelly Bay 2, 11166 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 0J9 Tel: 403-203-2651 | Fax: 403-203-2657 Email:

Lark Group Michael Kazda Building A, Unit 101, 17802 - 66 Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3S 7X1 Tel: 780-328-3182 | Fax: 780-328-3185 Email:

Knelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd. Bill Dyck 489 Exploration Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0B4 Tel: 403-338-1911 | Fax: 403-338-1912 Knibb Developments Ltd. Jason Knibb Box 184 Standard, Alberta T0J 3G0 Tel: 403-644-2222 | Fax: 403-644-2959 Email:

KT Construction Services Inc. Keith Thomas 7015 - 8 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8A2 Tel: 403-277-1115 | Fax: 403-277-1119 Email:

Larmco Mechanical Contractors Bob Wallace 206, 332 - 41 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2N3 Tel: 403-230-0580 | Fax: 403-277-6268 Email:

Lafarge Canada Inc. Vern Stefanyshyn 10511 - 15 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 7H7 Tel: 403-292-1555 | Fax: 403-292-9213 Email:

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CCA | Membership Lear Construction Management Ltd. Ryan Bazant 4200 - 10 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6K3 Tel: 403-250-3818 | Fax: 403-291-0590 Email:

Liquid Diamond Products earl Tjosthiem 16726 - 113 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5M 2X3 Tel: 780-489-1901 | Fax: 780-489-1902 Email:

Ledcor Construction Limited Bob Hildenbrandt Bay 28, 1930 Maynard Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6J8 Tel: 403-264-9155 | Fax: 403-264-9166 Email:

LMS Reinforcing Steel Group Greg Hubbard 387 Exploration Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A2 Tel: 403-723-9930 | Fax: 403-723-9931 Email:

Leviton Manufacturing of Canada Ltd. Paul Cassley 165 Hymus Blvd. Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1E9 Tel: 1-800-461-2002 Email:

Lockerbie & Hole Contracting Ltd. William Clark 7335 Flint Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G3 Tel: 403-571-2121 | Fax: 403-253-5725 Email:

Lux Windows & Glass Ltd. Norma Ambrogiano 6875 - 9 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8R9 Tel: 403-276-7770 | Fax: 403-276-7792 Email:

LFLS Tiling Contractors Sjaak Meester 28 Redwood Meadows Dr. Redwood Meadows, AB T3Z 1H3 Tel: 403-478-2995 | Fax: 403-478-2995 Email:

Longboard Construction Inc. Bryce Dillabough #102, 2903 Kingsview Blvd. Airdrie, Alberta T4A 0C4 Tel: 403-912-4080 | Fax: 403-912-5410 Email:

Luxe Developments Martin Langlois #204, 1109 - 17 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 5R9 Tel: 403-802-5822 | Fax: 403-802-5824 Email:

Light-weight Buiding Systems Inc. Jeff Sawers #300, 160 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Tel: 403-775-9801 | Fax: 403-668-1142 Email:

Longbow Sales Inc. Ken Kilroe #7 1435 - 40 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8N6 Tel: 403-291-3166 | Fax: 403-291-4774 Email:

Lynnwood Roofing (1991) Inc. Roger Cote 4073 Ogden Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4P6 Tel: 403-217-4114 | Fax: 403-217-4180 Email:

Lorraine Hydro-Seeding Inc. Terry Lutz #102, 4080 - 23 St. NE. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6W9 Tel: 403-717-2334 | Fax: 403-717-2341 Email: Lowe Agencies Sales & Marketing Inc. Aaron Lowe 17 Heritage Harbour RR3 Calgary, Alberta T0L 0X0 Tel: 403-460-3777 | Fax: 403-460-3779 Email:

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Marcon Metal Fab Inc. Mike Moffat #201, 7156 Brown Street Delta, B.C. V4G 1G8 Tel: 604-940-0977 | Fax: 604-940-0978 Email:

McQuay Factory Service Jeff Lee #117, 10836 - 24 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2Z 4C9 Tel: 1-888-419-0629 | Fax: 1-888-419-0631 Email:

M & B Technical Testing Services Ltd. Mike O’Connor 11551 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4K4 Tel: 403-243-9733 | Fax: 403-243-9736 Email:

Maritime Fence Ltd. Joey Michaud P.O. Box 7365, 574 West River Rd. Grand Falls, NB E3Z 3E7 Tel: 1-506-475-8274 | Fax: 1-506-475-1139 Email:

MDM Trenching & Excavating Ltd. Mario Boisvert P.O. Box 10129 Airdrie, Alberta T4A 0H5 Tel: 403-264-2513 | Fax: 403-275-4716 Email:

M & L Painting (1999) Ltd. Stuart Oliver P.O. Box 10277 Airdrie, Alberta T4A 0H6 Tel: 403-912-2639 | Fax: 403-912-2641 Email: M.A. Stewart & Sons Ltd. Daryn Vanstone 6125 - 56 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6B 3E2 Tel: 780-436-9051 | Fax: 780-435-0463 Email: Maccaferri Canada Ltd. Maulik Upadhyay 230 Taracove Place N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 4T4 Tel: 403-244-6556 | Fax: 403-244-6553 Email: Maco Paving Ltd. Rhonda Hodge 234150 Wrangler Road Rocky View, AB T1X 0K2 Tel: 403-287-3370 | Fax: 403-243-0942 Email: Mantei Woodcraft Ltd. Carey Mantei 5935 - 6 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2K 5R5 Tel: 403-295-0028 | Fax: 403-295-7158 Email: Maple Leaf Gold Inc. Trevor Burant 14 Boulder Blvd. Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V7 Tel: 780-963-3756 | Fax: 780-963-3707 Email:

Marmot Concrete Services Ltd. Greg Niven 636 Beaver Dam Road N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2K 4W6 Tel: 403-730-8711 | Fax: 403-730-7879 Email: Marsh Canada Limited Lois Innes #1100, 222 - 3 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 0B4 Tel: 403-476-3551 | Fax: 403-266-4090 Email: Marshall Tittemore Architects Heather Wright #301, 215 - 10 Ave. SW. Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A4 Tel: 403-264-8700 | Fax: 403-264-8029 Email: Master Mechanical Plumbing & Heating (1986) Ltd. Gary Gellhaus #15, 6025 - 12 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2K1 Tel: 403-243-5880 | Fax: 403-243-5831 Email: Matkovic Contracting Ltd. Martin Matkovic 4004 - 4 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0B6 Tel: 403-984-3324 | Fax: 403-984-3166 Email: Matkovic Holdings Ltd. Mike Matkovic Box 45, Site 2, RR 1 Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A1 Tel: 403-932-4471 | Fax: 403-932-1923 Email:

Maple Millwork Ltd. Niyazi Yahyavali 6119 Maddock Dr. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 3W3 Tel: 403-290-1717 | Fax: 403-290-1713 Email:

McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd. Paul Garvin 4574 - 14 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6T7 Tel: 403-250-9311 | Fax: 403-250-9313 Email:

Maple Reinders Inc. Peter Kuipers #200, 5414 - 11 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E9 Tel: 403-216-1455 | Fax: 403-216-1459 Email:

McIlveen Lumber Industries (Alta) Ltd. Tim Snell 2607 - 10 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2M2 Tel: 403-273-5333 | Fax: 403-272-7763 Email:


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Meech Creek Contracting Jamie Tardiff 34 Cranberry Close S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3M 0B4 Tel: 403-888-1966 | Fax: 403-454-1966 Email: Menzies Metal Products Scott Richardsen #2, 7115 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5A4 Tel: 403-203-7330 | Fax: 403-203-7348 Email: Mequipco Ltd. Danielle Gauvreau #101, 5126 - 126 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0H2 Tel: 403-259-8333 | Fax: 403-259-8335 Email: Mercury Steel Limited Charlene Stacey 4020 6A Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 4B1 Tel: 403-230-4771 | Fax: 403-276-9796 Email: Mermac Construction Ltd. Darren Bailey 4799 - 68 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5C1 Tel: 403-720-8001 | Fax: 403-720-8122 Email: Metal Fab Industries Ltd. Reiner Patuschka 9808 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P3 Tel: 403-236-5211 | Fax: 403-236-9133 Email: Metala-Con Construction South Jeff Braun #12, 3515 - 27 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5E4 Tel: 403-769-1886 | Fax: 403-769-1887 Email: Metro Aluminum Products Ltd. Darryl Flack 19045 - 24 Ave Surrey, B.C. V3S 3S9 Tel: 604-535-5316 | Fax: 604-535-5319 Email:

CCA | Membership Metro Fire Protection Ltd. Colin Moore #15, 6991 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5A4 Tel: 403-236-8801 | Fax: 403-236-5477 Email:

Mini Dig Corp. Ken Haggart 2222 Alyth Place S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3K9 Tel: 403-274-0090 | Fax: 403-274-4260 Email: higman

Monarch Metal Systems Inc. Rob MacCannell 4390 - 106 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 0Y4 Tel: 403-287-9222 | Fax: 403-723-9945

Metro Industries Ltd. James Scott 17 Columbia Pl. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2L 0R4 Tel: 403-520-5200 | Fax: 403-520-5201 Email:

Mircom Engineered Systems Ltd. Lawrence Bunyan B17, 6020 - 2 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L8 Tel: 403-873-1091 | Fax: 403-873-1092 Email:

Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd. Jason Sauve #25, 1725 - 30 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7P6 Tel: 403-540-5083 Email:

Metro Paving & Roadbuilding Ltd. David Tham 7615 - 40 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 4H2 Tel: 403-293-0890 | Fax: 403-285-1456 Email:

MMR Canada Limited Mike Wilson 11083 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G8 Tel: 403-720-9000 | Fax: 403-201-9628 Email:

Metropolis Glass Inc. Jean-Louis Caron Bay 39, 235105 Wrangler Drive SE Rocky View, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-278-6690 | Fax: 403-278-6695 Email:

MNP LLP Darren Demchuk #1500, 640 - 5 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 2X6 Tel: 403-263-3385 | Fax: 403-269-8450 Email:

Michele’s Landscaping Michele Motta 210, 5126 - 126 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0H2 Tel: 403-248-8668 | Fax: 403-235-1947 Email: Midoram Concrete Construction Ltd. Tom Jones P.O. Box 1462 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1B4 Tel: 403-861-0943 | Fax: 403-995-0214 Email:

Mod 3 Inc. Colin Becker 611 Bearspaw Village Road - West Calgary, Alberta T3L 2P1 Tel: 403-245-5433 Email: Modco Structures Ltd. Patrick Griffith P.O. Box 8510 Canmore, Alberta T1W 2V2 Tel: 403-678-5954 | Fax: 403-673-3252 Email:

Mid-West Design & Construction Ltd. Curtis Graham Bay 101, 4800 - 104 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2H3 Tel: 403-279-3355 | Fax: 403-279-3383 Email:

Modern Niagara Alberta Inc. Doug MacDonald #105, 3510 - 29 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7E5 Tel: 403-230-3225 | Fax: 403-230-3226 Email:

Midwest Engineering Ltd. (AB) Debbie Hole 117 - 10836 24 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4C9 Tel: 403-287-1018 | Fax: 403-287-1139 Email:

Modus Steel Inc. Deborah Ward 1797 - 120 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T0M 0S0 Tel: 403-274-2422 | Fax: 403-275-3987 Email:

Mike’s Electric Marc Green Box 1737 Banff, Alberta T1L 1B6 Tel: 403-762-2871 | Fax: 403-762-8180 Email:

Moen Inc. (Canada) Jerry Fairborn 2816 Bristol Circle Oakville, ON L6H 5S7 Tel: 1-800-465-6130 | Fax: 905-829-3008 Email:

Milltech Millwork Ltd. Kerry Herrington #103, 5421 - 11 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M4 Tel: 403-291-6640 | Fax: 403-291-6639 Email:

Mold Plus Ltd. Bret McKay 10 Ranchers Place Okotoks, Alberta T1S 0G5 Tel: 403-801-4350 | Fax: 403-982-5256 Email:

Movin’ air Sheet Metal Ltd. Allan Helpin #26, 4550 - 112 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2K2 Tel: 403-225-6082 | Fax: 403-225-6083 Email: MSU Mississauga Ltd. Paul Grassa 2222 South Sheridan Way Mississauga, ON L5J 2M4 Tel: 1-800-268-5336 | Fax: 1-888-220-2213 Email: Mullen Rigging & Industrial Services Inc. Jamie Mullen Unit #2, 261106 Wagon Wheel Crescent Rocky View, AB T4A 0E2 Tel: 403-276-9955 | Fax: 403-276-9966 Email: NAC Constructors Ltd. Steve Scott P.O. Box 3011, 614-33 Heritage Meadows Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 3B8 Tel: 587-892-4578 | Fax: 587-352-9451 Email: National Concrete Accessories Canada Inc. Tom Mesic 3834 - 54 Ave. S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2K9 Tel: 403-279-7089 | Fax: 403-279-4397 Email: National Process Equipment Inc. Dave Harvey 5049 74 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3H2 Tel: 403-219-0270 | Fax: 403-291-4919 Email: Nedco Paul Simon 4324 - 12 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 3H9 Tel: 403-508-7999 Email: New West Electric Ltd. Jim Nealon #8, 2280 - 39 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6P7 Tel: 403-286-5317 | Fax: 403-288-2718 Email:



CCA | Membership Nuera Platinum (Canada) Ltd. Walter Fritz Suite 80, 215 - 36 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2L4 Tel: 403-457-5709 | Fax: 858-946-0524 Email:

Nick’s Woodcraft Industries Ltd. Robert Ling 112 Skyline Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2K 5X7 Tel: 403-275-6432 | Fax: 403-275-2452 Email:

Northern Electric Canada Ltd. Cole Fiddler 4610 112 Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2K2 Tel: 403-257-4434 | Fax: 403-257-8825 Email:

Nilex Inc. Mike Nelson 9222 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P3 Tel: 403-543-5454 | Fax: 403-543-5455 Email:

Northwest Equipment Ltd. Terry Nickel 415 East Lake Road Airdrie, Alberta T4A 2J7 Tel: 403-945-1988 | Fax: 403-945-1910 Email:

Norfab Mfg. (1993) Inc. Ron Van Halst 16425 - 130 Ave. N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5V 1K5 Tel: 780-447-5454 | Fax: 780-447-5455 Email:

Norwood Water Works Joey Sleno 2825 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 0B4 Tel: 403-203-2553 | Fax: 403-203-2533 Email:

Norpac Controls Sheldon Araki 7500 Winston St. Burnaby, B.C. V5A 4X5 Tel: 604-422-3748 | Fax: 604-422-3788 Email:

Nose Creek Electrical Services Inc. Richard Rogi 239 Bracewood Road S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 3C2 Tel: 403-516-1984 | Fax: 403-251-1625 Email:

Okotoks Rentals Ltd. Chris Ridge P.O. Box 687, 101-1111 North Railway St. Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A8 Tel: 403-938-5399 | Fax: 403-938-7395 Email:

Nova Pole International Inc. Sandra Atkins Unit 203, 26229 Township Road 531A Acheson, AB T7X 5A4 Tel: 780-962-0010 | Fax: 780-962-9538 Email:

Olympia Tile International Inc. Garnet Siry 3308 - 11 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G8 Tel: 403-287-1070 | Fax: 403-243-1888 Email:

NRG Concrete Specialists Inc. George Andrich 1124 Sanford Street Winnipeg, MB R3E 2Z9 Tel: 204-788-4117 | Fax: 204-788-4161 Email:

Omega Joists Brian Moon #15, 2000 Pegasus Road N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8K7 Tel: 403-250-7871 | Fax: 403-250-7178 Email:

Nucleus Electrical Systems Rick Barr 432 Blackthorn Road NW Calgary, Alberta T2K 3S3 Tel: 403-295-9415 | Fax: 403-295-9415 Email:

Omicron Construction Management Ltd. Nav Ghali 500, 833 4 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T5 Tel: 403-262-9733 | Fax: 403-262-9750 Email:

North American Caisson Ltd. Ron Kirkpatrick 2820 3rd Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L5 Tel: 403-503-0599 | Fax: 403-503-0191 Email: North Star Contracting Inc. Steve Skiba 6155 - 6 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1L9 Tel: 403-228-3421 | Fax: 403-228-3481 Email: Northcal Insulation Services Ltd. Sam Ferrise 2410B 2 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6J9 Tel: 403-277-4511 | Fax: 403-276-9143

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Nu-Trend Industries Inc. Joel Brown 120 Glacier Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 5A1 Tel: 403-247-4342 | Fax: 403-247-3747 Email: NVR Construction Limited Larry Fournier Unit #1, 4127 - 6 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V5 Tel: 403-250-3152 | Fax: 403-250-5159 Email:

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CCA | Membership Oskar Construction Ltd. Oskar Pietrasik P.O. Box 774 Banff, Alberta T1L 1A8 Tel: 403-762-3131 | Fax: 403-762-3135 Email:

PCL Construction Management Inc. Dave Passingham 2282 - 11 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7S7 Tel: 403-250-4800 | Fax: 403-250-2332 Email:

Pentagon Structures Ltd. Dwayne Chmiliar 9505 - 63 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6E 0G2 Tel: 780-436-1525 | Fax: 780-438-2415 Email:

Otis Canada Inc. Tracey Webb Unit #7, 777 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2C3 Tel: 403-541-5261 | Fax: 403-245-5515 Email:

PDS Fire Protection Inc. Don Purdy 915 A - 48 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 2A7 Tel: 403-243-4546 | Fax: 403-243-4551 Email:

Peri Formwork Systems Inc. Dan Machin #250, 7505 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4C7 Tel: 403-203-8112 | Fax: 403-203-8123 Email:

Over & Above Reno’s & Contracting Ltd. John Wipf Bay 122, 8490 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P6 Tel: 403-726-1299 | Fax: 403-726-1229 Email: Owens Corning Canada Mark Geres 3450 McNicoll Avenue Scarborough, ON M1V 1Z5 Tel: 1-866-446-0432 | Fax: 1-866-262-2607 Email: Pace Chemicals Ltd. Mr. Wes 8321 Willard Street Burnaby, B.C. V3W 2X3 Tel: 604-520-6211 | Fax: 604-521-5927 Email: Paladin Services Inc. Jim Palmer Bay J, 1145 - 44 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4X4 Tel: 403-262-8203 | Fax: 403-290-0711 Email: Palliser Contracting Ltd. Grant MacDonald #56030 Airways R.P.O Calgary, Alberta T2E 8K5 Tel: 403-200-2032 | Fax: 403-451-1791 Email: Pan Provincial Painting & Decorating Alberta Ltd. Irwin Freedman #D9, 6115 3 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L2 Tel: 403-640-0155 | Fax: 403-640-0150 Email: Park Derochie Inc. Jim Panko 11850 - 28 Street NE Edmonton, AB T6S 1G6 Tel: 780-478-4688 | Fax: 780-475-9832 Email:

Peak Contracting Services Inc. Dave Lepage 107 Bedwood Crescent N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3K 2G8 Tel: 403-274-1991 | Fax: 403-274-1925 Email: Peddie Roofing & Waterproofing Ltd. Ashley Peddie 3352 - 46 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3J2 Tel: 403-273-7000 | Fax: 403-273-7701 Email:

Permacast Concrete Contracting Ltd. John McLeod 114 Pannatella Circle N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3K 5Z7 Tel: 403-275-9626 | Fax: 403-275-5581 Petrin Mechanical (Alberta) Ltd. Selene Fisher 6445 - 10 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2Z9 Tel: 403-279-6881 | Fax: 403-279-6898 Email:

Pennecon Heavy Civil Ltd. Kevin Mouland 1309 Topsail Road, P.O. Box 8274, Stn. A St. John’s, NL A1B 3N4 Tel: 709-782-3404 | Fax: 709-782-0129 Email:

Petrocom Construction Ltd. Matt Gifford 17505 - 109A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W4 Tel: 780-481-5181 | Fax: 780-481-5180 Email:

Penner Doors & Hardware Robert McPherson 4828 - 52 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3R2 Tel: 403-204-7664 | Fax: 403-204-7665 Email:

Phoenix Fire & Insulation Inc. Nickolas Fox 1255 - 38 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M2 Tel: 403-472-0090 | Fax: 403-800-9390 Email:


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CCA | Membership Phoenix Floor & Wall Products Inc. Michael Tunney 111 Westmore Drive Toronto, ON M9V 3Y6 Tel: 800-268-8108 | Fax: 877-893-4680 Email:

Pockar Masonry Ltd. Malcolm Holbrook 4632 - 5 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C3 Tel: 403-276-5591 | Fax: 403-277-0702 Email:

Prestwick Resources Inc. Janice Conley P.O. Box 89147 Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3W3 Tel: 403-880-3569 | Fax: 403-452-4045 Email:

Pilot Group Inc. Larry Shoesmith 3240 Cedarille Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 2H1 Tel: 403-251-5593 | Fax: 403-251-5597 Email:

Pointwest Hardware Group Inc. Terry Livery 1251 - 38 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M2 Tel: 403-774-1215 | Fax: 403-774-1231 Email:

Primary Engineering and Construction Chuck Hurl 285220 61 Ave. S.E. Rocky View, Alberta T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-236-4113 | Fax: 403-263-3006 Email:

Plasti-Fab Ltd. Ed Djonlich #100, 2886 Sunridge Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7H9 Tel: 403-569-4321 | Fax: 403-248-9325 Email:

Polar Bear Mechanical Ltd. John Eagleson 2nd Floor, 2402 - 10 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K6 Tel: 403-242-2464 | Fax: 403-242-2998 Email:

Priority Communication Systems Ltd. James Perry #129, 3901 - 54 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 3W5 Tel: 403-234-0334 | Fax: 403-234-0373 Email:

Platinum Roofing Ltd. Mark Moffatt 206 - 11 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2M 0B8 Tel: 403-370-4756 | Fax: 403-719-5699 Email:

Porter Tile & Marble (1991) Ltd. Rick Porter 5752 Burleigh Cr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z8 Tel: 403-258-2258 | Fax: 403-255-2775

Pro West Exteriors Inc. Shelley Morin Box 68027, #28 Crowfoot Terrace N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 3N8 Tel: 403-852-2251 | Fax: 403-239-8152 Email:

Premium Portable Washrooms (Calgary) Ltd. Brendan Engdahl 45 McKenzie Towne Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3Y6 Tel: 403-978-6220 Email:

Ply Gem Jayme Minor 2008 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 2E5 Tel: 403-272-8871 | Fax: 403-273-0900 Email:

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Pro-Bel Enterprises Ltd. Lee Hughes #103, 350 East Kent Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5X 4N6 Tel: 604-687-1301 | Fax: 604-687-1306 Email:

CCA | Membership Pro-Con Road Works Ltd. Craig Meadus 285135 Duff Drive, Patton Industrial Park Rocky View, AB T1X 0K1 Tel: 403-248-5200 | Fax: 403-273-7329 Email: Productive Contractors Group (PCG) Eyad Hindash 1103, 215 - 86 Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 2K5 Tel: 403-369-8282 | Fax: 403-212-8965 Email: Professional Excavators Ltd. Jan Gryckiewicz 10919 - 84 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5A6 Tel: 403-236-5686 | Fax: 403-236-7930 Email: Pronghorn Controls Ltd. Yves Tremblay #101, 4919 - 72 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3H3 Tel: 403-720-2526 | Fax: 403-720-6815 Email: Pro-Tech Insulation Services Ltd. Darcy Aquin 196 Citadel Forest Close N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 4W8 Tel: 403-239-4009 | Fax: 403-282-7900 Email: Protective Surface Enterprises Ltd. Stacy Wolf #18, 666 Goddard Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2K 5X3 Tel: 403-295-0202 | Fax: 403-295-0244 Email:

Pro-Yuzar Construction Ltd. Jacobo Hernandez 7504C Bowness Rd. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3B 0G9 Tel: 403-397-5932 | Fax: 403-764-0289 Email: Quality HVAC Products Ltd. John Johnston 15706 - 116 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3S5 Tel: 780-643-3215 | Fax: 780-455-1446 Email: Quality Stage Drapery Ltd. Dawn Sherlock #6, 3800 - 19 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V2 Tel: 403-291-4966 | Fax: 403-250-8390 Quantum Murray LP Joe Turenne Unit 3, 3640 - 61 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2J3 Tel: 1-800-251-7773 | Fax: 403-520-9998 Email: R & M Insulation Reg Frew 59 Millpark Rise S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 2M8 Tel: 403-256-6993 | Fax: 403-256-6993 Email: R & M Plumbing & Heating Inc. Steven Rayner Box 23, Site 26, RR1 DeWinton, Alberta T0L 0X0 Tel: 403-995-4040 | Fax: 403-995-9686 Email: R Plus Industries Inc. Joan MacLaren 3616 - 14A Sreet S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3L2 Tel: 403-265-1700 | Fax: 403-233-9145 Email:

R.A.C. Group Jason Burbine #19 Skyline Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2K 5X2 Tel: 403-264-2023 | Fax: 403-264-2066 Email: R.S. Foundation Systems Ltd. Geoff Muller 3661 - 48 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3N8 Tel: 403-569-6986 | Fax: 403-569-6978 Email: R2K Roofing Inc. Brad Lamb 274 Silverado Bank Circle S.W. Calgary, AB T2X 0L3 Tel: 403-455-5012 | Fax: 403-455-2649 Email: Rapicon Inc. Jim Keay 285130 Duff Drive Rocky View, Alberta T1X 0K1 Tel: 403-203-8101 | Fax: 403-203-7090 Email: Redhorn Construction Inc. Huseyin Harmankaya 74, 9530 Bonaventure Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 0E5 Tel: 403-703-8623 | Fax: 403-457-2204 Email: Reed Atwood Builders Inc. Marlin Slemp 5716 - 35 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2G3 Tel: 403-279-2295 | Fax: 403-252-2985 Email:



CCA | Membership Refrigerative Supply Bob McKenzie 4616 Manhattan Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B4 Tel: 403-243-8191 | Fax: 403-243-8670 Email:

Reggin Technical Services Ltd. Brad O’Connor 4550 - 35 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3S4 Tel: 403-287-2540 | Fax: 403-287-2519 Email:

Reggin Industries Inc. Dave Alle 10605 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5B9 Tel: 403-255-8141 | Fax: 403-252-7931 Email:

Rembrandt Stucco Bill Baturin 1203, 105 - 26 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2S 0M3 Tel: 403-383-0511 | Fax: 403-229-0312 Email:

Renfrew Insurance Ltd. Chris Sikorski #300, 334 - 11 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y2 Tel: 403-216-1911 | Fax: 403-266-5177 Email: Revay and Associates Limited Steve Revay Suite 540, 10655 Southport Rd SW Calgary, Alberta T2W 4Y1 Tel: 403-777-4900 | Fax: 403-777-4903 Email: RGO Office Products Ltd. Cathy Orr #100, 229 - 33 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 4Y6 Tel: 403-569-4509 | Fax: 403-569-4408 Email: RGT Integrated Projects Ltd. Richard Tatro Box 80050, Towerlane RPO Airdrie, AB T4B 2V8 Tel: 403-948-5515 | Fax: 403-912-5675 Email: Richard J. Record Ltd. Mathew McNabb 11850 - 28 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T6S 1G6 Tel: 780-701-9280 | Fax: 780-475-9832 Email:

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Richard McDonald & Associates Richard McDonald 1115 - 46 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2A5 Tel: 403-266-6249 | Fax: 403-266-5582 Email: Richardson Bros. (Olds) Ltd. Frank Richardson RR #3, Site #11, Box #19 Olds, Alberta T4H 1P4 Tel: 403-556-6366 | Fax: 403-556-2044 Email: Richelieu Building Specialists Stephane Coderre 5211 - 52 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4T2 Tel: 403-203-1830 | Fax: 403-203-2562 Email: Ricklan Construction Ltd. Tom Lanz 298 Initiative Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T3S 0B7 Tel: 403-236-7621 | Fax: 403-236-5522 Email: Rieger Architectural Products Ryan Rieger 100 Dorcon Drive East St. Paul, Manitoba R2E 0H6 Tel: 1-866-385-8318 | Fax: 1-866-385-1992 Email:

CCA | Membership Rite-Way Fencing (2000) Inc. Scott Ruzesky 7710 40th Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3S4 Tel: 403-243-8733 | Fax: 403-287-9174 Email: Riverside Contracting (Montana) Inc. Angel Bordner 5571 Alloy South Missoula, Montana 59808 USA Tel: 406-721-9267 | Fax: 406-721-9394 Email: Riverstone Cribbing & Concrete Ltd. Darrin Newnham P.O. Box 459, Station Main Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A7 Tel: 403-995-5623 | Fax: 403-995-2893 Email: Rogers Insurance Ltd. Greg Stewart #600, 1000 Centre Street North Calgary, Alberta T2E 7W6 Tel: 403-296-2400 | Fax: 403-296-2439 Email:

Royal-21 Exterior Ltd. Ozgur Taskiran 38 San Diego Manor NE Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7B6 Tel: 403-875-9775 | Fax: 403-454-5213 Email:

Rusty Pipe Mechanical Inc. Rusty Welch 4616 - 4 Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB T2A 0A2 Tel: 403-235-1373 | Fax: 403-248-8822 Email:

Rubico Framing Company Ltd. Mylene Quesenel Theberge 311, 16 Ave N.E. PO Box 52231 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8K9 Tel: 403-890-5406 | Fax: 403-455-5909 Email:

RWJ Construction Inc. Chris Hunt Suite 300 160 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Tel: 403-279-6689 | Fax: 403-279-6608 Email: S P Building Systems Inc. Satish Prasad 92 Taracove Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 4R4 Tel: 403-923-2503 | Fax: 403-233-2503 Email:

Rubydale Asphalt Works Ltd. Kevin Ruby #205, 3928 Edmonton Trail N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 3P6 Tel: 403-284-4600 | Fax: 403-284-4478 Rural Road Construction Ltd. Keith Hall Suite 307, 259 Midpark Way, Midpark Centre Calgary, AB T2X 1M2 Tel: 403-265-3389 | Fax: 403-265-3379 Email:

S.E. Johnson Management Ltd. Bruce Thorlakson 4330 - 122 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0A6 Tel: 403-291-9600 | Fax: 403-291-9630 Email:

Rollison Mechanical Contractors Inc. Brian Rollison #103, 11198 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 0J9 Tel: 403-291-3234 | Fax: 403-279-2399 Email: Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada Rob Lipsey #300, 326 - 11 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 0C5 Tel: 403-233-6000 | Fax: 403-233-6065 Email: Royal Stewart Ltd. Paul Stewart Box 2 Group 329 RR#3 Selkirk, MB R1A 2A8 Tel: 204-757-4534 | Fax: 204-757-4618 Email:

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CCA | Membership S.I.S. Supply Install Services Ltd. Jody Roberts 3517 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N3 Tel: 403-640-1334 | Fax: 403-640-1337 Email:

Scafco Corporation Matt Duncan 4010 - 6A St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 4B1 Tel: 403-265-9005 | Fax: 403-265-9085 Email:

Sealtech Restorations Ltd. Ernst Greiner 6224D - 2 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1J4 Tel: 403-253-5002 | Fax: 403-253-2636 Email:

Sabre Instrument Services Ltd. Rob Lippa 6702 Fairmount Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0X3 Tel: 403-258-0566 | Fax: 403-255-8251 Email:

Schindler Elevator Corp. Ian MacDonald 527 Manitou Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2 Tel: 403-243-0715 | Fax: 403-243-1833

Sebring Construction Ltd. Monte Taylor 200, 1112 - 40 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 5T8 Tel: 403-735-1008 | Fax: 403-735-1010 Email:

Safeguard Safety Inc. Jeffrey Fiaschelti Bay #3, 6328 - 30 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1V6 Tel: 403-236-0752 | Fax: 403-236-0813 Email: SAI Water A Division PACE Chemicals Limited Enock Geddam 3331 - 8 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 3A4 Tel: 1-800-799-6211 | Fax: 403-206-7353 Email: Sanket Construction Management Inc. Dashrath Chaudhari 91 Cougartown Close S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 0B3 Tel: 403-389-8180 | Fax: 403-770-8771 Email: Sapphire Water International Corp. Sasha Naumchik Suite #1600, 530 - 8 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3S8 Tel: 403-537-8474 | Fax: 403-231-7632 Email:

Schneider Electric Canada Inc. Rob Little #288, 2880 -45 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3M1 Tel: 403-214-3130 | Fax: 403-243-4770 Email:

Seltrek Electric Ltd. Cory Salekin Bay 3, 2928 - 18 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7B1 Tel: 403-452-3101 | Fax: 403-475-4655 Email:

Schuettlaw Adrianna Worman #200, 602 - 11 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J8 Tel: 403-705-1263 | Fax: 403-705-1265 Email:

Senior Flexonics Canada Brenda Thomas 6041 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2A5 Tel: 403-253-7919 | Fax: 403-253-7921 Email:

Scott Builders Inc. Bruce Gilbert 1224 - 34 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6L9 Tel: 403-274-9393 | Fax: 403-274-9395

Sentinel Stucco Inc. Brian Desjarlais P.O. Box 2860 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 Tel: 403-968-9351 | Fax: 403-518-1992 Email: sentinalstucco@shaw.cca

Scott Construction (Alberta) Ltd. Michael McCreadie Suite 300, 110 - 9 Ave., Le Germain Office Tower Calgary, AB T2P 0T1 Tel: 403-660-8166 | Fax: 403-695-3094 Email:

Shanahan’s Limited Partnership Carrie Rogers 2808 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 0B3 Tel: 403-279-2782 | Fax: 403-279-3972 Email:

Scott Roofing Ltd. Bruce Eggen #137, 2432 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 1M4 Tel: 403-251-3000 | Fax: 403-274-1959 Email:

Sharp Resurfacing Ltd. Brett Mykyte 19019 - 16 Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3S 9V3 Tel: 604-538-0289 | Fax: 604-538-0218 Email:

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CCA | Membership Shawne Excavating Trucking Ltd. Wes Shaw P.O. Box 5572 High River, AB T1V 1M6 Tel: 403-684-3636 | Fax: 403-450-9252 Email: Shea Foams Ltd. Don Smith 2323 - 24 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8L9 Tel: 403-240-4710 | Fax: 403-246-2834 Email: Shelter Industries Inc. Bryan Depedrina 3294 - 252 Street, Box 1318 Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 2V1 Tel: 604-856-1311 | Fax: 604-856-5200 Email: Sherwin Williams Paint Kiril Beggs 4411 - 1 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2L2 Tel: 403-243-1766 | Fax: 403-243-1789 Email: Shift Elevators and Lifts Mike Woods 6149 - 6 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1L9 Tel: 403-475-1190 | Fax: 403-457-1373 Email: Shunda Consulting & Construction Management Ltd. Tanya Kure 6204 - 46 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4G 1T8 Tel: 403-347-6931 | Fax: 403-343-1248 Email:

Skyline Building Envelope Solutions (CGY) Inc. Bill Arnott 261185 Wagon Wheel Way Rocky View, AB T4A 0E2 Tel: 403-277-0700 | Fax: 403-277-4373 Email:

Siemens Canada Limited Kevin Wulder #24, 1930 Maynard Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6J8 Tel: 403-259-3404 | Fax: 403-252-8578 Email: Signal Signs & Graphics Gavin Sedres 5340 - 1A St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Y5 Tel: 403-973-6700 Email:

Skyline Concrete Services Ltd. Tim Brabant #26, 5610 - 46 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4P9 Tel: 403-692-3202 | Fax: 403-692-3201 Email:

Sika Canada Inc. Sean Coghlan 226 Cimarron Park Mews Okotoks, Alberta T1S 2K3 Tel: 403-861-3456 | Fax: 403-995-3571 Email: SimplexGrinnell Scott Adamson 431 Manitou Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2 Tel: 403-287-3202 | Fax: 403-243-6966 Email: Simply Stone Landscapes Ltd. Jason Pillon 73 Evercreek Bluffs Cres. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 4P2 Tel: 403-281-7605 | Fax: 403-281-7602 Email: Simson Maxwell Andrew Keats 5711 - 80 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4S6 Tel: 403-252-8131 | Fax: 403-252-6666 SkyFire Energy Inc. Tim Schulhauser 4038 - 7 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2Y8 Tel: 403-251-0668 | Fax: 403-407-7736 Email:

Skytech Drywall Ltd. Steeve Nadeau 42 Copperfield Heath S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4V2 Tel: 403-899-5155 | Fax: 403-366-8008 Email: Skyway Canada Limited Courtney Tivadar 11565 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4A1 Tel: 403-276-6666 | Fax: 403-230-9308 Email: Slimdor Contracting Ltd. Ian Britton 42 Griffin Industrial Point Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0A3 Tel: 403-932-4666 | Fax: 403-932-7552 Email: Soprema Canada Inc. Shawn Frayn #5, 1815 - 27 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E1 Tel: 403-248-8837 | Fax: 403-248-8842 Email:

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CCA | Membership Sound-Rite Inc. Marty Dahl #9, 2821 - 3 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 7P3 Tel: 403-296-0505 | Fax: 403-296-0511 Email:

Standard General Inc. Terry Gale 9660 Enterprise Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A1 Tel: 403-255-1131 | Fax: 403-212-4755 Email:

Stormtec Filtration Inc. Chris Jakul 7132 Barlow Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E1 Tel: 403-717-9644 | Fax: 403-717-9633 Email:

South Rock Ltd. Kirk Alton 9700 Endeavor Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A1 Tel: 403-293-9300 | Fax: 403-568-1327 Email:

Stanley Access Technologies Russell Normandeau Bay 6, 1305 - 33 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 5P1 Tel: 403-248-8000 | Fax: 403-248-3667 Email:

Strathcona Mechanical Ltd. Neil Touw 6612 - 44 Street Leduc, Alberta T9E 7E4 Tel: 780-980-1122 | Fax: 780-980-1129 Email:

Southern Alberta Construction Services Inc. Mark Reinhart 612 - 36 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 1K1 Tel: 403-616-5041 | Fax: 403-457-4617 Email:

Star Building Materials (Alberta) Limited Ken Crockett 2345 Alyth Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5T8 Tel: 403-720-0010 | Fax: 403-720-0085

Southpaw Metal Ltd. Shane Fischer 263024 Butte Hills Way Rocky View, Alberta T4A 0N9 Tel: 403-293-3991 | Fax: 403-291-3979 Email:

Star Concrete Floor Treatments Inc. Chris Peterson #5, 2080 - 39 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6P7 Tel: 403-287-2388 | Fax: 403-287-2620 Email:

Strathmore Flooring Concepts Inc. Garry Bleier 42A Spruce Park Dr. Strathmore, AB T1P 1J2 Tel: 403-934-4954 | Fax: 403-934-4962 Email:

Spalding Hardware Systems Ltd. John Manes 1616 - 10 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J5 Tel: 403-244-5531 | Fax: 403-228-5222 Email:

Starcraft Construction Ltd. Joe Nuttall Bay F, 1235 - 40 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M9 Tel: 403-250-7610 | Fax: 403-250-8566 Email:

Spartan Controls Ltd. Sheldon Araki 7500 Winston Street Burnaby, B.C. V5A 4X5 Tel: 604-422-3700 | Fax: 604-422-3788 Email:

Startec Refrigeration Services Ltd. Joel Cawthorn 7664 10 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8W1 Tel: 403-295-5855 | Fax: 403-571-6190 Email:

Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Inc. Michael McCreadie Suite 600, 4838 Richard Rd. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 2L1 Tel: 403-520-6565 | Fax: 403-230-5323 Email: Sumco Technologies Ltd. Mike Bunz 639 Willesden Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 2G2 Tel: 403-212-8200 | Fax: 403-252-1405 Email: Sunco Drywall Ltd. Steve Manzuik 7835 Flint Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G3 Tel: 403-250-9701 | Fax: 403-250-9703 Email:

Steam Specialty Sales Richard Drozdowski 40 Corstate Avenue Vaughan, ON L4K 4X2 Tel: 416-291-1111 | Fax: 416-754-3481 Email:

Superior Spray Foam Devon Sheldon 3830 - 7 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2Y8 Tel: 403-617-9419 | Fax: 403-452-6929 Email:

Specon Construction Inc. Peter Czarnecki 24 - 235105 Wrangler Drive Rocky View, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-630-4836 | Fax: 403-248-2491 Email:

Steels Industrial Products Blayne Duthie 4880 - 104 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2H3 Tel: 403-279-2710 | Fax: 403-236-3357 Email:

Supermetal Structures Inc. Allan Metzger 3813 - 75 Ave. Leduc, Alberta T9E 0K3 Tel: 780-980-4830 | Fax: 780-980-4834 Email:

Spring Air Acoustics Ltd. Jerry Anderson 263236 Range Road 293 Rocky View, AB T4A 0N3 Tel: 403-295-6110 | Fax: 403-295-2518 Email:

Sterling Western Star Trucks (Alberta) Ltd. Cindy Clark 9115-52 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2C 2R4 Tel: 403-720-3400 | Fax: 403-720-3409 Email:

Sure Seal Contracting Ltd. Alan Metzler 3605B Bonnybrook Rd. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 0B8 Tel: 403-265-8677 | Fax: 403-265-8747 Email:

Stampede Crane & Rigging Inc. Colin Barby 4115 - 116 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3Z4 Tel: 403-571-6800 | Fax: 403-571-6804 Email:

StonCor Group Mike Ford PO Box 68249, 28 Crowfoot Terrace N.W. Calgary, AB T3G 3N8 Tel: 1-866-340-6333 | Fax: 1-800-786-6329 Email:

Surespan Construction Ltd. Ilonka Noble #301, 38 Fell Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7P 3S2 Tel: 604-998-1133 | Fax: 604-998-1132 Email:

Specified Technical Sales Ltd. Christopher Wedge Bay 214 3750 46 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 0L1 Tel: 403-253-2881 | Fax: 403-253-7442 Email:


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CCA | Membership Switched-On Electrical Services Ltd. Scott Chalpan 17 Rockyspring Hill N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 5Z9 Tel: 403-284-1703 | Fax: 403-241-8411 Email:

TDH Fluid Systems Inc. Bernhard Tabert #112, 422 - 11 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y4 Tel: 403-228-7018 | Fax: 403-245-9120 Email:

Terra Erosion Control Ltd. Pierre Raymond 2304 Silver King Road Nelson, B.C. V1L 1C9 Tel: 250-352-2757 | Fax: 250-352-2756 Email:

SynCon Management Ltd. Gord Tate 232 Initiative Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0B7 Tel: 403-258-3773 | Fax: 403-258-4499 Email:

Tech-Cost Consultants Ltd. Kevin Drake 2725 - 12 Street NE, Unit 209 Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2 Tel: 403-291-5566 | Fax: 403-291-0983 Email:

Terry’s Masonry and Renovations Terry Bojarski P.O. Box 887, Station Main Kamloops, B.C. V2C 5M8 Tel: 250-319-6418 | Fax: 250-828-6634 Email:

T.A.T. Enjoy Groups Ltd. Nurettin Taskiran 312 Temple Close N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 3B6 Tel: 403-968-3543 | Fax: 403-248-2602 Email:

Tech-Wood Building Components Ltd. Jim Wellwood 235165 Ryan Road S.E. Rocky View, Alberta T1X 0K1 Tel: 403-230-2002 | Fax: 403-230-2050 Email:

Tervita Corporation (Environmental Services) Mona Finlay #103, 3355 - 114 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0K7 Tel: 403-297-0444 | Fax: 403-253-3188 Email:

Taenly Office Services Ltd. Lyle Pelletier 4024 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 3W3 Tel: 403-243-3882 | Fax: 403-243-3884 Email:

Tekton Construction Ltd. Dennis Plett 4612 Whitehorn Dr. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 1X3 Tel: 403-571-0230 | Fax: 403-571-0235 Email:

Tervita Drilling & Coring Services Ltd. Trampas Mayfield 9919 Shepard Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3C5 Tel: 403-297-1399 | Fax: 403-297-1390 Email:


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CCA | Membership Tevmar Masonry Marcel Thevenot 231 Arbour Wood Close N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 4C3 Tel: 403-239-3964 | Fax: 403-241-3964 Email: The Barclay Construction Group Inc. Betty Ann Elms 55 Morley Street Hamilton, ON L8H 3R8 Tel: 905-547-5200 | Fax: 905-547-5211 Email: The Cedar Shop Building Materials Brad Palko 404 - 42 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Y4 Tel: 403-243-5720 | Fax: 403-243-4382 Email: The Fence Store Ltd. Brian Luzi 2919 - 49 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3J3 Tel: 403-240-4269 | Fax: 403-217-6190 Email: The Guarantee Company of North America Bob Gallimore 1402, 10025 - 102A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 2Z2 Tel: 780-4242266 | Fax: 780-424-3310 Email:

The Sovereign General Insurance Company Connie Rogers #140, 6700 MacLeod Tr. SE Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3 Tel: 403-298-4283 | Fax: 1-866-754-7311 Email: The State Group Inc. Brian Twa Bay 101, 2750 22 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7L9 Tel: 403-291-7049 | Fax: 403-296-0061 Email: Thermal Systems KWC Ltd. Trevor Kent 2780 - 24 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6V7 Tel: 403-250-5507 | Fax: 403-250-6891 Email: Thermo Design Insulation Ltd. Jaicon Handford 7124 Barlow Tr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E1 Tel: 403-720-8203 | Fax: 403-236-0820 Email: Thibeault Masonry Ltd. Ron Thibeault #7, 1815 - 27 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E1 Tel: 403-291-3317 | Fax: 403-291-1301 Email:

The Law Firm of W. Donald Goodfellow, Q.C. Don Goodfellow 715, 999 - 8 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J5 Tel: 403-228-7102 | Fax: 403-228-7199 Email:

Three Star Steel (Calgary) Ltd. Mel Gunderson 6313 - 35 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N1 Tel: 403-279-2633 | Fax: 403-279-6315 Email:

The Rain Man Plumbing Carlo Cerminara 10215 - 218 Street N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5S 2C3 Tel: 780-447-3960 | Fax: 1-888-445-2998 Email:

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Blaine Coupal #5, 2419 - 52 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X7 Tel: 403-259-4183 | Fax: 403-252-8722 Email:


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TIC Interiors Ltd. Keith Robson 4960 - 13 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5M9 Tel: 403-214-7808 | Fax: 403-214-7678 Email: Tiger Lily Landscaping Inc. Terry Riley 52 Harvest Glen Rise N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3K 4C1 Tel: 403-226-9835 | Fax: 403-730-5459 Email: TigerTel Communications Inc. Valerie Noblett 200, 1032 - 17 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A5 Tel: 403-228-8049 | Fax: 403-244-2505 Email: Tiki International Inc. Radenko Vujadinovic Bay 2D, 624 Beaver Dam Rd. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2K 4W6 Tel: 403-241-1093 | Fax: 403-241-8250 Email: Titan Roofing Inc. Patrick Regan 4024 - 15A St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3P1 Tel: 403-261-6822 | Fax: 403-261-6826 Email: Toole, Peet & Co. Limited Rob Johnson 1135 - 17 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 5R5 Tel: 403-209-5463 | Fax: 403-228-0231 Email: Top Spray (A Division of Spray Lake Sawmills) Rob Olenick 305 Griffin Rd. West Cochrane, Alberta T4C 2C4 Tel: 403-932-1464 | Fax: 403-932-5733 Email:

CCA | Membership Total Power Ltd. Kevin Cation 942 - 55 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Y4 Tel: 403-730-9800 | Fax: 403-730-0810 Email:

Tremco Roofing Canada Bill Corrigan 50 Beth Nealson Toronto, ON M4H 1M6 Tel: 905-542-7436 | Fax: 905-331-6989 Email:

Tri-City Canada Inc. Karen Walch 7004E - 5 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 2G3 Tel: 403-287-1114 | Fax: 403-287-8279 Email:

Trace Landscaping Inc. Tony Apt R.R. 1, Site 24, Box 15 Dewinton, AB T0L 0X0 Tel: 403-478-9281 | Fax: 403-454-4732 Email:

Trevcon Enterprises Ltd. Trevor Haddow 39 Hamptons Dr. N.W. Calgary, AB T3A 5H7 Tel: 403-239-8803 | Fax: 403-547-5486 Email:

Trimen Electric Ltd. Roy Dawe #11, 4351 - 104 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5C6 Tel: 403-723-0003 | Fax: 403-201-1418 Email:

Trane Canada Inc. Frank Nishimura #157, 10905 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G8 Tel: 403-301-0090 | Fax: 403-301-0092 Email:

Trian Custom Cabinetmakers Ltd. Domenic Lapaolo 624 - 36 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2L7 Tel: 403-230-7940 | Fax: 403-230-7946 Email:

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company Richard Grant Suite 3360, 150 - 6 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3Y7 Tel: 403-663-3343 | Fax: 403-663-3344 Email:

Travelers Insurance Company of Canada Aimee Mather #2500, 650 W. Georgia Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4N7 Tel: 1-800-555-9431 | Fax: 604-684-5172 Email:

Triangle Steel Ltd. Bruce Bungay 2915 - 54 Ave. S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 0A9 Tel: 403-279-2622 | Fax: 403-236-7917 Email:

Tritech Group Ltd. Sandeep Pandher 3949 - 54 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 3W5 Tel: 604-607-8878 | Fax: 604-607-8872 Email:

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CCA | Membership Triumph Roofing & Sheet Metal Orlando Silva 340 - 40 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2M7 Tel: 403-452-4114 | Fax: 403-452-4330 Email:

Unified Systems Group Inc. Dez Horwood #4A, 1235 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2J7 Tel: 403-240-2280 | Fax: 403-240-2380 Email:

Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Mike Watson 5711 - 1 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1H9 Tel: 403-255-7535 | Fax: 403-640-0767 Email:

Unitech Construction Management Ltd. Brad Stevenson #400, 1530 - 56 Street Delta, B.C. V4L 2A8 Tel: 604-943-8845 | Fax: 604-943-0912 Email:

Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. Kevin Churcher 5045 - 13 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5N1 Tel: 403-547-1647 | Fax: 403-547-1196 Email:

Unitech Electrical Contracting Inc. Keith Brooke Bay 11, 700 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2E2 Tel: 403-255-2277 | Fax: 403-255-9785 Email:

Tru-Craft Roofing (2005) Ltd. Bob James 123, 16 Midlake Blvd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 2X7 Tel: 403-264-7225 | Fax: 403-279-9669 Email:

United Decorating Inc. Dwayne Wallace Bay #5, 2820 Center Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 7P5 Tel: 403-569-1101 | Fax: 403-569-1211 Email:

TSE Steel Ltd. George Chapman 4436 - 90 Ave. S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2S7 Tel: 403-279-6060 | Fax: 403-279-2054 Email:

United Rentals Richard Nurse 3639 8th St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A5 Tel: 403-313-9464 | Fax: 403-313-0266 Email:

Tundra Process Solutions Austin Vlooswyk 7523 Flint Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 1G3 Tel: 403-255-5222 | Fax: 403-253-4448 Email:

United Roofing Inc. Patrick Genest 1010 - 8 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 0S3 Tel: 403-870-2753 Email:

Ture-Art Painting Ltd. Habib Sesen 1360 Shawnee Rd. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 2T1 Tel: 403-975-8893 | Fax: 403-457-4279 Email:

Universal Flooring Systems Ltd. John Teed #1, 1820 - 30 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7M5 Tel: 403-250-3900 | Fax: 403-250-3939 Email:

Tyco Integrated Security/Intercon Security Colin Macsween #200, 720 - 28 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 6R3 Tel: 403-291-2868 | Fax: 403-291-2884 Email:

UPA Construction Group (AB) Ltd. Richard Allen Suite 1130, 10655 South Port Road SW Calgary, Alberta T2W 4Y1 Tel: 403-262-4440 | Fax: 403-262-8991 Email:

Ultralite Overhead Doors Ltd. Elaine Abrahamson 7307 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2K4 Tel: 403-280-2000 | Fax: 403-280-1558 Email:

Uponor Ltd. Kevin Price Suite 200, Plaza 1, 200 Argentia Rd. Mississauga, ON L9N 1W1 Tel: 416-432-0249 | Fax: 866-638-9517 Email:

Unicon Concrete Specialties Jody Desroches 1311 - 25 Ave. N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 7L6 Tel: 403-291-9885 | Fax: 403-291-9226 Email:

Urban Edge Shading Inc. Douglas Hare 155 Shields Court Markham, ON L3R 9T5 Tel: 905-470-6901 | Fax: 905-470-6906 Email:


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Urban Projects Corporation Cam Johnson P.O. Box 58056, Chaparral RPO Calgary, Alberta T2X 3V2 Tel: 403-256-7778 | Fax: 403-256-7771 Email: Urban Systems Ltd. Roberto Binda #101, 2716 Sunridge Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 0A5 Tel: 403-291-1193 | Fax: 403-291-1374 Email: Vadel Inc. Peter Vadel Bay 9, 6304 Burbank Road s.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2C2 Tel: 403-813-1805 | Fax: 403-717-9680 Email: Van Mason Coatings Ltd. Erwin Nycholat Bay 100, 512 Moraine Rd. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2P2 Tel: 403-272-1178 | Fax: 403-273-7896 Email: Varko Excavating Inc. Attila Varga 89 Panamount Green N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3K 5R7 Tel: 403-630-4868 | Fax: 403-730-8760 Email: Venture Painting Ltd. Chris Kulbaba 7725 46th Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2Y5 Tel: 403-230-2656 | Fax: 403-230-9029 Email: Vermilion Energy/ YWCA Skills Training Centre Lindsey Dawn 4086 Ogden Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4P7 Tel: 403-705-5770 | Fax: 403-718-0521 Email: Victaulic Steve Adams 11659 180 St. N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5S 2H6 Tel: 780-452-0680 | Fax: 780-452-2430 Email: Victory Painting Trevor Andres 3605 - 29th Street NE, Suite 100 Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5W4 Tel: 403-375-0800 | Fax: 403-375-0732 Email:

CCA | Membership Viking Fire Protection Inc. Peter Domenjoz 4220 - 76 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2J2 Tel: 403-236-7151 | Fax: 403-236-7493 Email:

Water Blast Manufacturing LPRay Moher 3611 - 60 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E5 Tel: 403-717-4280 | Fax: 403-717-4280 Email:

Weatherguard Metals Ltd. David Badock #102, 4215 - 72 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2G5 Tel: 403-203-9304 | Fax: 403-203-1075 Email:

Viking Installations Limited Jeff Neuls 4770 - 104 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2H3 Tel: 403-235-1150 | Fax: 403-273-7716 Email:

Watson Refrigeration Ltd. Alan Sorochak 1423 - 9 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0T4 Tel: 403-266-6274 | Fax: 403-269-8958 Email:

WEIR Canada Ltd., Weir Minerals Division Nevin Henn 2715 - 18 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E6 Tel: 403-250-7000 | Fax: 403-250-8461 Email:

Viper Concrete 2000 LP Mike Maksymic 4 Industry Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A2 Tel: 403-720-2212 | Fax: 403-217-7795 Email: Vipond Inc. Byron Witherspoon Bay 1, 415 60 Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2J5 Tel: 403-253-6500 | Fax: 403-259-4727 Email: Volker Stevin Canada Linda Tisdale P. O. Box 5850, Stn. A Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Y3 Tel: 403-571-5800 | Fax: 403-571-5850 Email: Wajax Equipment Tony Hodgins 5735 - 53 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4V1 Tel: 403-279-7278 | Fax: 403-236-4071 Email: Wajax Power Systems Robert Hughes 4343 - 114 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3M5 Tel: 403-253-7601 | Fax: 403-259-0260 Email: Wallworks Acoustic Architectural Products Inc. Lyle Fuller 424 - 51st Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0M7 Tel: 403-255-3550 | Fax: 403-686-2592 Email: Waste Management Sharlene Cook 4668 - 25 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3M2 Tel: 403-387-7546 | Fax: 403-720-3188 Email:



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CCA | Membership Welding Solutions Inc. Greg Walker P.O. Box 558 Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0 Tel: 403-803-8647 | Fax: 1-877-284-5124 Email: Wercholoz Canada Inc. Stephanie Moffett #2, 95 Cascade Street Hamilton, ON L8E 3B7 Tel: 905-560-5064 | Fax: 905-560-7070 Email: Werner Construction Historical Consultant Bernard Werner 560 Beale Avenue Kimberley, B.C. V1A 2A7 Tel: 403-860-8176 | Fax: 250-427-1901 Email: Wescom Glass & Aluminum Ltd. Stephen Hargrove 3807 - 9 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3C7 Tel: 403-255-9144 | Fax: 403-255-8669 Email: West Air Sheet Metal Ltd. Sandy Volponi 1238 - 45 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P1 Tel: 403-250-7518 | Fax: 403-250-2849

Westburne Electric Supply Tony Simmonds 3724 - 8 St. S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A7 Tel: 403-243-4214 | Fax: 403-214-6239 Email:

Westcon Precast Inc. Dave Rudd 4412 - 54 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2B9 Tel: 403-279-2534 | Fax: 403-279-6583 Email:

Westcal Insulation Limited Mike Cesto 54 Springbank Crescent S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 3S6 Tel: 403-242-1357 | Fax: 403-249-9122 Email:

Westcor Construction Ltd. Bob Robinson 2420 - 39 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6X1 Tel: 403-663-8677 | Fax: 403-663-8678 Email:

Westcan HVAC Sales Ltd. Kelly Johnson Suite 104, 406-917 - 85 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 5Z9 Tel: 403-278-7555 | Fax: 403-278-7558 Email:

Westend Electrical Contracting Ltd. Jerry Adrian 6165 - 6 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1L9 Tel: 403-258-0272 | Fax: 403-253-7726 Email:

Westcana Electric Inc. Greg Goudy Bay 600, 3605 - 29 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5W4 Tel: 403-276-3944 | Fax: 403-276-3998 Email:

Western Air & Power Ltd. Nevin Burne 1919 Highfield Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5M1 Tel: 403-243-2822 | Fax: 403-243-2720 Email:



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CCA | Membership Western Electrical Management Ltd. Ken Rickbeil 3770 - 12 St. N. E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8H9 Tel: 403-291-2333 | Fax: 403-291-5118 Email: Western Labour Services Tyler Clark #100, 5824 - 2 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0H2 Tel: 403-204-1238 | Fax: 403-455-1238 Email: Western Louiseville Fiberboard Kris Christiansen 4321 - 15 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3M9 Tel: 403-532-8700 | Fax: 403-532-0033 Email: Western One Rentals and Sales Steve Taylor 1156 Kingsway Avenue Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 3Y9 Tel: 604-945-5004 | Fax: 604-945-1009 Email: Western Pump Ltd. Gavin Meikle 11346 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5C4 Tel: 403-287-0256 | Fax: 403-243-7218 Email: Western Weather Protector Ltd. Gary Bruens 7650 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2V4 Tel: 403-273-9511 | Fax: 403-273-8610 Email:

Westpro Infrastructure Ltd. Pat Blais Bay 9B, 6120 - 2 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L8 Tel: 403-233-2799 etc 224 | Fax: 403-266-2792 Email:

Wildstone Construction & Engineering Ltd. Mike Melissen #1, 1101 Main Street Penticton, BC V2A 5E6 Tel: 403-873-7667 | Fax: 250-493-9238 Email:

Westridge Electric Ltd. Bob Wagler PO Box 447, Bay 1-109 Stockton Point Okotoks, AB T1S 1A6 Tel: 403-938-6862 | Fax: 403-938-6898 Email:

Williams Engineering Canada Inc. (Calgary) Rebecca Jones N195, 3015 - 5 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 6T8 Tel: 403-263-2393 | Fax: 403-262-9075 Email:

Westvalley Carpet & Flooring Ltd. Ray Daya 101, 12018 Symons Valley Rd. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3P 0A3 Tel: 403-275-0036 | Fax: 403-275-3219 Email: Whissell Contracting Calgary Ltd. Brian Whissell #200, 2500 - 107 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3R7 Tel: 403-236-2200 | Fax: 403-236-8834 Email: Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc. Dan Maat 4700 - 110 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2T8 Tel: 403-225-2930 | Fax: 403-225-2931 Email:

Williams Scotsman of Canada Inc. Ed Beesbrook 285221 Frontier Road Rockyview, AB T1X 0K1 Tel: 403-241-5357 | Fax: 403-208-0405 Email: Wilo Canada Inc. Sheldon Schiffner Bay 7, 2915 - 10 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 5L4 Tel: 403-276-9456 | Fax: 403-277-9456 Email: Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Alberta) Inc. Steven Pavelich #640, 1414 - 8 St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J6 Tel: 403-229-2060 | Fax: 403-229-2021 Email:

Westglas Insulation Ltd. David Forrest #17, 7003 - 30 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N6 Tel: 403-236-5839 | Fax: 403-236-7958 Email: Westpoint Construction Inc. Tina Stadnek #5, 75 Mary Street Aurora, ON L4G 1G3 Tel: 905-726-3500 | Fax: 905-726-3506 Email: Westport Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Patricia Neufeld 1122 S.W. Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z3 Tel: 1-800-663-9587 | Fax: 604-261-3783 Email:



CCA | Membership Winwood Construction Ltd. Kevin Stanwood 6163 - 6 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1L9 Tel: 403-250-7640 | Fax: 403-250-7287 Email: Wood Buffalo Scaffolding Ltd. AJ Reid 6215 - 82 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6B 0E8 Tel: 780-440-3099 | Fax: 780-440-3211 Email: WRD Borger Construction Ltd. Darryl Conroy 7719 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2G9 Tel: 403-279-7235 | Fax: 403-279-6943 Email: Wright Construction Western Inc. Dean Worobey #605, 5920 - 1A St. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G3 Tel: 403-770-1310 | Fax: 403-234-0596 Email:

Xian Xtreme Metal & Contracting Ltd. Cyril Jensen 414A - 53 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0N4 Tel: 403-266-3321 | Fax: 403-248-9373 Email: XL Excavating and General Contracting Ltd. Kim Opheim 232130, RR 284 Rockyview, AB T1X 0K7 Tel: 403-720-0482 | Fax: 403-720-0492 Email: XPS Contracting Ltd. Rick Harms #139, 808 - 42 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Y9 Tel: 403-212-0800 | Fax: 403-212-1920 Email: Xylem Water Solutions Michael McBeth 6704 - 30 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N9 Tel: 403-279-8371 | Fax: 403-279-0948 Email: Year Round Landscaping Inc. Rino Caputo 222 - 35 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2K4 Tel: 403-236-1948 | Fax: 403-236-1562 Email:

Zenith Metal Cladding Ltd. Rod Hauser 100 - 4th Street SE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1H7 Tel: 250-832-0428 | Fax: 250-832-0438 Email: Zerodraft Calgary Julie Bender 23 Midpark Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 1S7 Tel: 403-651-8822 | Fax: 403-237-8851 Email: ZLK Inc. Zane Komarniski 4308 - 26 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 0P7 Tel: 403-703-0336 | Fax: 403-242-2490 Email: Zytech Building Systems Inc. Stephen Kelba 262029 Range Road 10 Balzac, Alberta T0M 0E0 Tel: 403-912-3232 | Fax: 403-226-8776 Email:

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PAST PRESIDENTS 1945 – E. Walden 1947 – O.J. Hurst 1949 – J.R.McTavish

1951 – C.A. Stollery 1952 – G.W. Blake 1953 – T.W. Osborn

1954 – D.H. Evers 1955 – W. Watson 1956 – A.M. Irish

1957 – W.P. Williams 1958 – G.F. McAulay 1959 – D.E. Smith

1960 – P.R. Anderson 1961 – E.H. Watson 1962 – R.A. Lott


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1963 – W.J. Trueman 1964 – I.W. Campbell 1965 – G.H. Schuett

1966 – J.H. Tims 1967 – E.R. Mowbray 1968 – C.E. McDougall

1969 – E.S. Easton 1970 – G.D. Kermack 1971 – William J. Clark

1972 – R.W. Jones 1973 – R.A. Steele 1974 – O.A. Reggin

1975 – D.C. McMechan 1976 – R.R. Anderson 1977 – A.S. Green

1978 – John Kaye 1979 – Tibor Bardos 1980 – Eldon Loucks



PAST PRESIDENTS 1981 – Les Beyak 1982 – John Binninger 1983 – Gord Graham

1984 – Jerry Hanson 1985 – Ed O’Neil 1986 – F.R. Babienko

1987 – C.P. (Pat) Barry 1988 – M.D. (Doug) Anderson 1989 – Ted Wealleans

1990 – Mike Hullah 1991 – Benny Cheung 1992 – Don Ward

1993 – Les Daniels 1994 – Bill Fox 1995 – Robert McKibbon


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1996 – Kim Walters 1997 –Greg Davidson 1998 – Ken Trueman

1999 – Mike D’Attolico

2000 – Heinz Ludwig 2001 – Dean Slater

2002 – Bob Hildebrandt 2003 – Bill Arnott 2004 – Malcolm Holbrook

2005 – Kees Cusveller 2006 – Grant Symon 2007 – Barry Cousins

2008 – Barry Young 2009 – Bob Robinson 2010 – Ian Reid

2011 – Jim Clement



FEATURE CCA | Past Presidents’ | Feature Luncheon

Observing Change

Past presidents reflect on their time leading the CCA, and how the industry has evolved since By Amy Smith

Front Row (left to right): Jerry Hanson (1984); Eldon Loucks (1980), Jim Clement (2011), John Binninger (1982), Serena Holbrook (2012 Chair), Malcolm Holbrook (2004), Mike D’Attolico (1999), Barry Young (2008), Dean Slater (2001), Dave McMechan (1975). Back Row (left to Right): Dave Smith (CCA President), Bill Arnott (2003), Ian Reid (2010), Don Ward (1992), Todd Poulsen (CCA Vice Chair), Frank Babienko (1986), Bob Steele (1973), Bud Watson (1961), Gord Graham (1983), Ted Wealleans (1989).

The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) celebrates its 68th anniversary in 2012 by welcoming Serena Holbrook, the first female chairwoman, to the helm. This is an exciting milestone for women in the construction industry and a reflection of the

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changing times, with more women involved in the construction sector, particularly those in leadership roles. Serena Holbrook, co-owner of the Pockar Group, along with fellow CCA executive Vice Chair Todd Poulsen of Elan Construction, welcomed 20 old-timers, some older than others, to the majestic Lougheed House in July for the annual past presidents’ luncheon. The history rich surroundings of the vintage mansion provided an appropriate atmosphere for the gentlemen to visit and share stories from their days leading the association to where it is today. Following a lovely three-course meal, the Lougheed House’s Executive Director Blane Hogue offered his time, sharing with the group some history on the 14,000-square-foot Victorianstyle home. Although located in what is considered downtown Calgary today (7th Street and 13th Avenue), in 1891 when it was built near the outskirts of the city. At that time, Calgary was home to only 4,000 people and the Lougheed’s were among

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Built in 1981, and originally known as “Beaulieu,” the French meaning “beautiful place,” Lougheed House is now a national historic site located in Calgary’s Beltline district. Display of the home’s original electrical wiring preserved for observation.

the city’s most influential citizens. Yet, residents of the town in that day questioned the senator’s selected location for this social hub. Hogue gave our historians a tour of the complete house including the attic, basement, archives, and mechanical room. While the renovations of the home now meet today’s code requirements, some of the original features, such as sections of the electrical wiring and plumbing, have been preserved and are showcased behind a glass window for observation. These displays were created after the restoration of the house prior to Alberta’s Centennial in 2005. It’s obvious from the way the home was wired with 25 watt bulbs and a mix of plumbing fixtures that construction techniques have evolved since then. Times and issues facing the local construction industry have also changed, advancing from the day when the words “electronic plansroom” didn’t exist to today where companies not only use CCA’s Construction Opportunities On-Line Network (COOLNet Alberta), but new software technologies, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), have been introduced. Another change the association saw this year was the titles of the executive members from president and vice president to chair and vice chair, respectively. From 2012 onward, the future leaders of the industry will hold the position of chair, a change that was made to be consistent with the Canadian Construction Association executive classifications. The CCA values the continued participation from our former leaders, some still active in the construction community. The association, and more importantly the past presidents (chairs), look forward to the reunion next year which is scheduled to be held at Fort Calgary, the birth place of our city. n






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Reggin Industries Inc. 225 Renfrew Insurance Ltd. 33 RGO Office Products 224 Riverstone Cribbing & Concrtete Ltd. 227 Rogers Insurance Ltd. 226 Rollison Mechanical 227 Royal 21 Exterior Ltd. 136 Rubico Framing Company Ltd. 8 S.E. Johnson Management Ltd. 228 Sait 76, 139 SAIT Polytechnic 65 Scott Construction Group 229 Sealtech Restoration Ltd. 90 Sherwood Steel Ltd. 143

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