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134 On the Rise Calgary’s condo market outshines other cities

16 Construction Challenges The Calgary community steps up after the flood of the century

138 Twisted Elegance TELUS Sky transforms Calgary’s skyline with innovative architecture and functionality

28 Rising Above the City First phase of Calgary City Centre begins to take shape

142 Welcome Home The Calgary Construction Association launches a new website with memberfriendly features

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102 Here We Grow Again New mixed-use construction help fill the gaps in Calgary developments 108 Ring Around the RoadiE Calgarians and interprovincial haulers welcome the newest link to Calgary’s Ring Road 114 It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World – or is it?

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Construction Challenges

The Calgary community steps up after the flood of the century

By Colleen Biondi

Some of the steel arches of the St. Patrick’s pedestrian bridge were still on beams and shoring towers when the waters hit and were washed out by the flood.

When the mighty Bow River rose to dangerously high levels in late June 2013, a state of emergency was declared, warning residents that a major flood event would hit the city of Calgary. On June 20th it came in full force. The “flood of the century” has affected the community in unprecedented ways. There were 34,000 locations without power and over 100,000 evacuations. Bridges and businesses were closed, parks and parkades were flooded, and public transit was limited. Homes were destroyed, the downtown was closed, and towns, such as Canmore, were swallowed so rapidly by the swelling waters even Hollywood couldn’t have dreamt up such a catastrophic scene. Although “Hell or High Water” events like the Calgary Stampede went ahead successfully within two weeks of the flood, as of August 2013 it is estimated the economic impact of the flood will be $6 billion dollars, while the The Insurance Bureau of Canada states the June 2013 flood in southern Alberta is the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. The construction industry has also been hit hard, with new projects being


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Bill Campbell, P.Eng.(left), operations manager for Graham Infrastructure Ltd. and Don Herlein, NCSO, superintendent for Graham Infrastructure, A JV, move forward, rebuilding the deck of the St. Patrick’s pedestrian bridge, as well as the steel arches, which will add up to a year to the project.

revisited and existing projects subject to damage and delay. The Pedestrian Bridge Suffers a Setback Bill Campbell, professional engineer and senior project manager with Graham Construction, states “the impact of the flood was enormous” on his team’s project – the St. Patrick’s pedestrian bridge.

The company had already poured the concrete for the bridge and was beginning to attach the steel arches - but some of those arches were still on berms and shoring towers, all of which were completely washed out by the flood. And the bridge itself was destroyed. “It was sagging like a wet diaper, hanging free in some spots. It had been damaged beyond repair.”

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The first step was to restore the site to make it safe. “We had to get our access road up, bring in the trucks and get the berms and false work up again,” explains Campbell. The arches that were up had to be disassembled because they were now unstable. This process took approximately three weeks. Then, it was time to demolish the deck. To do that was “a complicated and detailed dove-tailing” of systematic stages: the arches that were up had to be worked inside of to get to the deck; some of the deck had to be temporarily shored up so that the arches which needed to be removed could be; and 200-foot towers, which were supporting the arches, also had to be removed. It was like a dangerous game of pickup sticks; each move had to be done carefully and without compromise to the plan or to the people involved. Fortunately, the arches themselves suffered mere scratches and bruises; they will be fine to reuse. And the integrity of the substructure, the foun-

dation, piles and abutments remains sound. Once everything is down, a brand-new deck will be recast and then the load transfer can take place. All in all, it will add up to a year on the project. Insurance will cover repair costs but there may be rescheduling costs to the company as staff will be now on this project, and not available for others, longer than expected. “It is like going back past square one,” says Campbell, adding it was all because of timing. “If the bridge had been done [when the flood hit], it [would have] come through unscathed.” The construction team is disappointed the bridge did not survive. Seeing the project collapse and the schedule setback so significantly was grueling. But once the determination was made that the bridge had failed, they focused on a new beginning. “We are moving forward. We are carrying on and doing the best we can,” he adds. “We’ve got a great group which is showing its true value. We’re anxious to get on with it.”

St. Patrick’s Island Gets a Second Chance You might think that the newly started revamp of St. Patrick’s Island would be just as vulnerable as the bridge crossing over to it. After all, the island sits smackdab in the middle of the Bow in the downtown area. But fortunately, that was not the case, says Susan Veres, vice president – marketing and communications for Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC). “The truth is, we were just two weeks into a two-year construction schedule. The impact was negligible.” There was significant debris which settled on the northwest tip of the island and erosion in parts. And the master plan will be reviewed, as a matter of course. “It is prudent and responsible of us to do that,” adds Veres. “That is our charge.” But it is doubtful there will be any significant changes. The plan took into consideration flooding risks and met every standard and approval at every level of government. “It is an island in the river. It will continue to flood,” she admits.

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Within two weeks of the event, the project architects – Mark Johnson with Civitas in Denver and Barbara Wilks with W Architecture in New York City – went on a three-hour walkabout, examining the island with a fine-tooth comb. “I found what I expected to find,” says Johnson. “The island performed extremely well. The patterns were fairly predictable.” It is no shock that this duo had a good idea of what they might see; they are both experienced in river work and in dealing with the influence of water on construction projects. Johnson has worked on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, on the Yakima River in the state of Washington and on the L.A. River. Wilks has monitored projects which have been through East Coast calamities like hurricanes Irene and Sandy. The flow of the river has changed. The thalweg, which is the lowest point of river flow, is now on the north side channel, which means that flow to the south side has increased. Over the next 10 to 15 years, there might be erosion to the south bank as a result and Johnson is recom-

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Over 30 million gallons of water was pumped out of the Saddledome leaving areas, such as the ice surface and up to the eighth row of seating, needing to be completely torn out and reconstructed.

across the island out toward the tip. The only place that the river created significant erosion was at that cut breach. Again, the river was acting predictably. The Confluence Walk, a narrowish walking path which was intended to zigzag quite close to the water, may be pulled back a metre or two for safety reasons, adds Wilks. The lookout area which will house the amphitheatre, shade structures and washrooms had zero damage and will proceed as planned. “We are working together to mitigate any delays,” explains Wilks. “We will be creative and find a solution. Disasters can often help people see things differently and be a force for positive change.”

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Fabrizio Carinelli, president, CANA Construction, stands in the rebuilt Saddledome which took 700,000 man hours and 400 staff working two 12-hour shifts around the clock to finish in a mere 69 days.

mending CMLC keep aside some monies to shore up the bank if necessary. The land on the island had been flattened years before when it was made into a campground in the ’60s. But when the water came over the island in June 2013, it was faced with trees and bushes which slowed down the flow. Because slow-moving water cannot carry along sediment, the sand settled in little, feather-like slivers behind each obstacle. So now the island is a more natural, lumpy landscape. “It is turning into an island again,” says Johnson. “This is exactly what we want.” There are two large scours on the island, where water takes away the dirt and you can see the action and direction of its force. They etched more deeply and became more pronounced after the flood, signifying that the river was doing what it has done for thousands of years. Johnson and Wilks were also planning on building a breach


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The Scotiabank Saddledome – Saturated, but Salvageable Some construction projects developed as a result of flood damage. On the Stampede Grounds, the iconic Scotiabank Saddledome – where the Calgary Flames play and major concerts are held – was ravaged. Ten feet of water accumulated above centre ice between Thursday night on June 20, and Friday morning, June 21. The event level, which houses the kitchen, all mechanical and electric systems, ice-makers, change rooms, staff lockers and offices, concessions, and the broadcast booth, was “completely destroyed,” explains John Bean, chief operations officer and chief financial officer of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Group. And the water did not just seep in. It came in with such force as to upend desks and credenzas. The place looked like a disaster zone. “You can imagine the destruction,” Bean comments. A small executive staff group rallied and decided to approach CANA Construction, a long-standing and well-respected partner that had been the general contractor for the original build in 1983 and had also been responsible for a major renovation in 1995, to help. They took charge as construction manager and created a strategic plan to restore the building.

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The water came in with such force into parts of the building it overturned desks, and completely destroyed entire rooms making it look like a horrific disaster zone such as this Fan Attic Storage Room. The entire basement of the Saddledome was gutted and over 30 years of Flames memorabilia was lost.

Since the water was contaminated, damaged areas were subjected to a chemical disinfecting process which was overseen by two independent environmental consultants.

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Once the water started receding on Sunday morning, CANA started pumping the water out of the building, says Fabrizio Carinelli, company president. In preparation for this step, CANA had pre-ordered the largest pumps available in North America. In 20 hours they’d removed 30 million gallons of water (at 30,000 gallons per minute), reducing the 10-foot accumulation to inches. Next up was bringing in a team to walk through the site, do a detailed damage assessment, and order the “long-lead” replacement equipment – transformers, boilers, mechanical and electrical systems, and seats. What followed was the clean-up. Anything that had paper, wood, insulation, or drywall – in other words, anything that was subject to mould – had to come out. “We took the building right back down to the concrete structure,” he states. Disinfecting the place was an extensive process and took over two weeks to complete. “The water was not just river water: it was now contaminated,” says Carinelli, adding they washed and rinsed everything, then subjected the damaged areas to chemical disinfectants. “We hired two independent environmental consultants to monitor the process. We wanted to have that comfort level that there was absolutely nothing to be concerned about.” Then came de-humidification to dry out the blocks and concrete, followed by the rebuild where permanent components such as seats (up to the eighth row in the lower bowl was completely underwater), walls, and systems were replaced. There was no slack in the schedule, so contingencies had to be built in. Plans were made in case the seats didn’t arrive or the ice plant didn’t come in on time (in the latter case, the NHL had agreed to deliver outdoor replacement ice plant). But no back-up plans needed to be used; everything fell into place. And after 69 days, 700,000 man hours, and 400 staff working two 12hour shifts around the clock, the project was completed on August 30, 2013. Permits were received and the Saddledome was ready for its first gig – the Eagles’ back-to-back concerts on September 11

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and 12, 2013. On the first night, some of the seats were wobbly so stand-by CANA staff took their tools and secured them right in the middle of the concert. The crowd roared its approval. The team working on this project was nothing short of phenomenal, says Carinelli. The trades who came forward – Botting Mechanical (Botting & Associates Alberta Limited) and Custom Electric, to name just two – were determined to get the job done, on time, on budget (Bean is not disclosing the cost of repairs, but insurance is covering it), and in the middle of the summer to boot.

Holidays were cancelled and Carinelli himself had a few sleepless nights at the outset, wondering, “What have we gotten ourselves into?” But many Calgary construction professionals took on the challenge and dedication necessary, sometimes acting first and getting permission later, to complete a job few thought was possible within the timeframe. Only one item was not completed by August 30, 2013 and that was resuming the function of the $3.5-million broadcast booth. But it was ready for the first pre-season NHL hockey game against

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First phase of Calgary City Centre begins to take shape

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Ryan Schmidt, construction manager, Wayne Kostiuk, senior superintendent, and Brian Rondeau, superintendent of PCL Construction Management Inc., are utilizing Bluebeam software, a program that takes a PDF drawing and allows it to be linked to other PDF documents, for the first time on the Calgary City Centre project.

Known as one of the more popular “hot and happening” areas of the city, the Eau Claire neighbourhood has long been synonymous with good eats, good shops, and good people. Of course, the prime location immediately north of downtown and south of the Bow River goes a long way toward increasing the area’s attraction. Another feature soon to add to its allure is the Calgary City Centre, a huge development project that will see the introduction of an entire city block of new office, retail, hotel, and residential space. Phase 1 of the project consists of a 36-storey office tower and underground parkade. Eventually, the 3.2-acre development site will include a five-star hotel and luxury condominium residences along with retail opportunities. Raising the Bar When completed in 2016, the Calgary City Centre will soar above the city as a beacon of design and engineering ingenuity. The 1.2-million-square-foot office tower is expected to be LEED Platinum Core and Shell certified, and will offer more than


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850,000 square feet of much-needed premium AA office space to potential tenants. It will also offer an expansive array of lighting fixtures – a strong aesthetic component of the project and an element to be used toward attaining the potential LEED certification. “There is a significant amount of specialty lighting planned for the interior and exterior of the building,” notes Joe Sparks, project manager, Western Electrical Management Ltd., the electrical contractor on the project. “The specialty lighting for Calgary City Centre is one of the more elaborate lighting designs with which we have been involved.” Western Electrical started on site in November 2012, and is expected to have a crew of around 30 working there during peak construction periods. What a Difference a Year Makes Back in the summer of 2012, the Calgary City Centre was basically a demolition site, with some preliminary work having begun on the shoring system and excavation. A year later, the

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PCL Construction Management Inc. will start “jacking the cranes” in the last quarter of 2013 in order to pour out the main floor and podium since the concrete core is proceeding so well.

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shoring system and excavation work have been completed and the building itself is starting to take shape - but not without some challenges. “We did encounter some very hard rock,” notes Ryan Schmidt, construction manager, PCL Construction Management Inc. “The geotechnical report had identified the likelihood of hard rock but we had hoped it would be minimal. It wasn’t. We had to hammer out the bottom two storeys of the five-storey parkade.” Another potential challenge with the project lay with the groundwater levels. A few years earlier, PCL had encountered a lot of problems with groundwater on a project that was located only two blocks away from this one. Luckily, the problems didn’t materialize. As a result, the summer of 2013 saw many milestones, including the completion of parkade levels one through five, the pouring of the ground floor, and the concrete core for the building rising two storeys above the ground floor. “Next step is to ‘jack the cranes,’” states Schmidt, who adds that because the core is proceeding so well, the cranes will be raised higher in order to start pouring out the main floor and podium. “During the second half of 2013, we will continue on the podium concrete structure, up to Level 3. Level 4 is the first floor of the tower. We hope to be through the podium in early 2014 and to spend the rest of 2014 on building the tower itself.” Backfilling of the area in between the shoring system and the foundation basement will take place in the second half of 2013.

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Already, PCL has most of its major trades lined up and/or already on site. The list includes: Arpi’s Industries Ltd. for the mechanical work; Western Electric Management Ltd. for the electrical; Harris Rebar for re-enforcing steel; and Lafarge for concrete supply. PCL is self performing the forming, placing, and finishing of the concrete structure. Like many other development projects located in Calgary, the recent floods did have an impact; albeit, in this case, it was thankfully minimal. “We were impacted by the floods but it certainly could have been worse,” comments Schmidt. “We weren’t impacted by the Bow River overflowing its banks but by the storm sewers backing up because of the high levels of the Bow. All of P5 and most of P4 was underwater at one point. We had to pump out about 28 million litres of water.” Building in the Digital Age One of the less visible components of the Calgary City Centre – but an important one nonetheless – revolves around PCL’s use of innovative technology to encourage sustainable and efficient building practices. The project marks the very first time that PCL has used Bluebeam technology in its Calgary office – the culmination of a long series of efforts towards working with paperless systems. “We have recently put a higher focus on using digital documents instead of paper ones and for this project, in particular, we really challenged ourselves to find the best way to accomplish this,” explains PCL’s Schmidt. “Over the recent past, we have tried several different methods here in Calgary, but we wanted to do better on this one. And then we came across Bluebeam technology.” Bluebeam software, available from California-based Bluebeam Software Inc., is designed to “make smart, simple solutions for paperless workflows that leverage the PDF format.” “Basically, Bluebeam is a software program that takes a PDF drawing and allows it to be linked to other PDF documents,” explains Schmidt, who cites the example of clicking on a sec-

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tion of a wall in a PDF drawing and having a separate drawing of that particular section of the wall appearing. “There are hundreds of documents involved in a project like this. We got the digital documents in PDF format from the architects and engineers and then used the software to link them all together.”

One of the companies to indirectly encounter Bluebeam

According to Schmidt, the use of Bluebeam software

based in the Toronto office. “It’s been very helpful and a lot

makes everything more efficient in terms of the updating of

more efficient than past methods. Instead of printing out

information. Any changes to the documents are readily vis-

every drawing and document, we just go to the PDC and

ible and can be explained in more detail with a mere click

find the most up-to-date issue. From there, we can navigate

of an icon. As important as this feature is, Schmidt is quick

through the set by clicking on the drawing references. This

to add that there is another more dramatic component of

method of linking drawings is in line with our workflow

working with Bluebeam technology.

in Revit. We are moving away from the traditional paper-

“PCL is managing Calgary City Centre’s Project Docu-

based drawing review and towards an electronic informa-

ment Control or PDC website on this,” he continues. “We

tion retrieval system.”

have all the documents posted there and update them every

PCL is maximizing the potential of Bluebeam technology

few days as we get the updates from the consultants. One of

by outfitting key project personnel with PC tablets – in this

the key advantages of this is that members of the team each

case HP ElitePads. The tablets provide Internet access to the

have access to the same up-to-date documents from which

PDC, where all of the latest PDF documents are stored.

the project is being built. In the past, we found that not everyone has access to the same documents all of the time. Bluebeam technology is definitely a more efficient way of doing things, but the real benefit is that more people are seeing – and using – the most current documents.”

technology via PCL’s Project Document Control is the architect on the Calgary City Centre project: Zeidler BKDI Architects. “This is the first time we’ve dealt with PCL’s PDC site,” explains Queenie Wong of Zeidler BKDI Architects, who is

Where Two Worlds Meet Construction of the Calgary City Centre is certainly providing an opportunity to use new and innovative technology designed to speed up and increase efficiencies. At the same time, it also relies upon proven years of experience and expertise to build a high-quality tower that will stand the test of time for many years to come. “This is definitely a significant project for us both in terms of size and prestige,” states Ken Cosby, area manager, Harris Rebar. “This is probably the most significant tower presently under construction in the city of Calgary.” Harris Rebar partnered with PCL and Reed Jones Cristoffersen Consulting Engineers (the Structural Engineering Consultant on the project), early on in the project in order to fine-tune the design to ensure constructability and scheduling. “The team changed the column reinforcing to a grade-500, weldable steel in order to reduce column steel congestion


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The next milestone for Harris Rebar, according to Cosby, is construction of the tower floors. “Everything really starts to flow once you’re building the tower itself,” he says. And with PCL’s Schmidt suggesting that work on the tower will begin in 2014, one can expect smooth sailing ahead. When the concrete structure stands high into the sky, the rest of the trades can move in and complete the interior, getting it ready for an early 2016 occupancy. n


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COOLNet: Online, on demand, across Alberta By Mychal Martin In 1991, the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) recognized the opportunity to become an industry leader by introducing the electronic transmission of tender information. CCA President Benny Cheung introduced the Bulletin Board System (BBS), which was the first of its kind in Canada and was introduced as a means for CCA members to view a list of projects out for tender online. Instead of physically making the trek to the plansroom, BBS users were invited to visit a webpage where a few select details about open projects were shared, including where to find hardcopies of any documents. In exploring the potential benefits of the use of electronic information sharing, CCA saw a vision of the future of tender documents: to allow members to retrieve tender information, plans, specifications and addenda via a centralized website. Here was the potential to provide a one-of-a-kind plansroom and file-transfer service that could greatly reduce the investment of time, resources, money, and effort traditionally spent in obtaining and distributing tender packages. This would thereby eliminate many of the issues associated with the production and dissemination of massive quantities of paper documents. From these innovative beginnings, the foundation of COOLNet Alberta began to take shape. By 1995, the digital world had taken giant leaps forward with the first digital cameras and the first camcorder with a computer interface hitting the market, the introduction of Java programming language, and standardized USB connections. With more options for connectivity and a platform from which to explore the opportunities of electronic media that arose from the BBS, COOLNet Alberta was born.


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Dave Robertson, president of InfiniteSource, gives a presentation to Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors (OAEC) on the benefits of COOLNet on demand, the new private plansroom service that offers document control/distribution, bid management, project communication, bid submission, submittal management, and document review.

COOLNet, which stands for Construction Opportunities On-Line Network, was designed specifically for construction document management. The COOLNet Alberta plansroom is a collaborative effort between eight local construction associations across Alberta that work to find, upload, and update projects, Requests for Proposals, and Expressions of Interest to showcase construction opportunities in Alberta. With COOLNet Edmonton currently in talks to join COOLNet Alberta, service will be expanding to province-wide project availability. Since its inception, COOLNet has stayed on the cutting-edge for electronic plansrooms by offering unique, userfriendly tools that allow estimators to efficiently and accurately complete their takeoffs and make annotations in a convenient online environment. Users can easily work with information online, download it, print it in-house, or order prints from their local construction association. Automated notification of

addenda ensures that everyone is immediately aware of any new information. Keyword searches that include all tender documents allow for more efficient browsing of projects. COOLNet’s service-providers are consistently pushing the boundaries of technology to provide more efficient and effective solutions to meet the industry’s needs. The impact that the transition from paper to electronic documents has made on the construction industry’s environmental sustainability is simply incredible. On average, online plansrooms reduce the number of drawings printed by 100, the number of spec pages by 500, and the number of trips to the plansroom by 20 per project. As of August 31, 2013, COOLNet Alberta has reduced wood use by more than 27 tons (nearly 200 trees), kept more than 17,500 pounds of solid waste from landfills, and reduced sulpher dioxide emissions by the equivalent of 37 18-wheeler big-rigs in just eight months. By reduc- EDMONTON CALGARY

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ing the number of trips to plansrooms across Alberta, the number of pages of specs reduced, and drawings per project, COOLNet also delivers a significant positive environmental impact. On Demand With COOLNet on demand, CCA is now welcoming the latest evolution of online construction administration tools. On demand creates the safe, secure, controlled environment for which contractors, owners, and design consultants have been waiting, on the established infrastructure of COOLNet Alberta which features the accessibility, service, resources, and capacity that CCA members have come to expect. COOLNet on demand is a low-cost, easy-to-use, secure subscription-based service where users can upload and download project information for simple file management. It offers unparalleled value at a price-point of $10 per month, or $100 per year for unlimited use of the system, to manage documents and receive bids.

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Security of uploaded documents is ensured via Secure Access Key technology, permission controls, and version controls. In addition, on demand keeps record of an audit trail that includes document transmittals, communication, posting and activity logs to provide detailed reports of which documents have been viewed, by whom and when. When new documents and changes are submitted, notification is sent automatically to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest information. COOLNet on demand is keeping pace by meeting industry demand for greater security and more efficient information distribution, with the ability to restrict, monitor, and track access to documents online. Online Bidding: the Next Evolution In addition to providing a secure, private site for the sharing of tender information, COOLNet on demand has also incorporated online tender bidding. Integrated online bid submission launched in British Columbia in

2012 and has been gaining momentum in Alberta with the introduction of COOLNet on demand. Online bidding works to replicate the paper-tendering process, but streamlines it into a simpler, more efficient and unified medium with all tenders submitted in one format and one location. All essential tendering steps are accounted for, including qualification, automatic, and immediate notification of addenda, bond submission as approved by the Surety Association of Canada, and bid submission. The signatory process is approximated via online authorization in accordance with Provincial Transaction Legislation. The privacy of bids until the tender closing date is respected, as is the right to withdraw any bid before the closing time. The new system is a great asset to owners, whose primary concerns regarding the bidding process, as revealed in a 2010 poll, include qualification, control, and cost-efficiency. Online bidding offers owners and consultants the opportunity to customize bid forms, ensuring they receive all essential information from bidders while minimizing non-compliant bids. With expectations clearly outlined by the electronic forms, submitting a bid is clear and concise. So far, the online bidding application has decreased non-compliant bids to less than one per cent. COOLNet on demand offers contractors the ability to submit a bid in real-time from the comfort of an office chair. Flowing seamlessly through COOLNet’s established and timetested network, there is no need to download or upload a program, and no potentially disastrous lag time on bid submissions. The transition from outdated modes of bid submission promises to be simple, efficient, and user-friendly. COOLNet continues to lead the construction industry into a brighter, more efficient, and fully sustainable future. n

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FEATURE | Eighth Avenue Place - West Tower

New Dimension Skyline Eighth Avenue Place – West Tower By Melanie Franner With a respectful nod to the commanding presence of the Rocky Mountains that form the striking backdrop to the city of Calgary, architectural design firm Pickard Chilton went above and beyond when it created the stunning Eighth Avenue Place. The two-tower complex ranks as the third tallest in the city, but it isn’t so much its height that catches the eye - rather it is the form that, in itself, is reminiscent of the Rockies. Now, with construction completion and occupancy of the West Tower anticipated for fall 2014, Eighth Avenue Place promises to once again dominate conversation and space. “We wanted in some way to speak to the beauty of Calgary and were struck by the wonder of the Rockies,” explains Jon Pickard, principal of Pickard Chilton. “We wanted the towers, in some subtle way, to recall the Rockies. The challenge was to provide as much office space as we could, while not shadowing the surrounding landscape to any large degree.” Pickard and his team achieved just this with an innovative design that offers tenants nine-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise and preserve the views of the mountains to the southwest, while incorporating large, 23,500-square-foot areas containing 45-foot clear planning spans, with the columns pushed to the exterior wall on each floor. “Although they are two independent towers, we wanted them to appear as one family,” states Pickard. “The phased buildings had to be different but still share a similar spirit so we put opposing crowns on the top of each tower. People have described them as two summits side by side, or two figures dancing. To open the views, we offered articulated floor plates and incorporated a dramatic slope to each of the buildings.”


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Brad Storey, general site superintendent, and Martin Wesley, construction manager of EllisDon Construction Services Ltd., inside Eighth Avenue Place’s West Tower, a 40-storey, 840,000-square-foot rentable office tower that is world-class in design and offers state-of-the-art operations.

Following by Example The Eighth Avenue Place – East Tower was completed in early 2011. It consists of a 49-storey, 1.1-million-square-foot rentable office tower with a 1,143-car underground parkade and a two-storey podium and Winter Garden. The building is currently fully leased. Work on the West Tower, a 40-storey, 840,000-square-foot rentable office tower, began in March 2012. It is scheduled for a late-summer 2014 completion date and is already fully leased, with the major tenants being Athabasca Oil Corporation and Crescent Point Energy Corp. The premier twin-tower office complex is owned by Ivanhoe Cambridge, Alberta Investment Management Corporation and Matco Investments. The development manager on the project is Hines, while EllisDon Construction Services Ltd. is the general contractor and the architect of record is Gibbs Gage Architects. “This is Canada’s first LEED Platinum Core and Shell high-office project,”

explains John Frank, vice president – Construction, Hines. “At the time that the first tower received pre-certification, there were only two other such pre-certified office buildings in North America. One was in Houston, Texas and the other was in New York City.” The Hines team prides itself on making a diligent effort to develop LEEDcertified or Energy Star-certified buildings. Eighth Avenue Place is the first building in Canada to use innovative heating distribution techniques to decrease operating costs. The system distributes heat through the same overhead perimeter air-delivery system that is used in cooling the building during the summer months, as opposed to using the more popular baseboard-heating system employed by most office towers in the city. Other sustainability features of the twin towers include: installation of a state-of-the-art building management and control system to monitor and manage energy consumption; reliance

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on an outside air economiser to cool the building; 40 per cent reduction water use; provision of an enclosed 300-stall bicycle parking area with adjacent showers; 75 per cent landfill diversion of construction waste; use of environmentally friendly refrigerants; and a 23,500-square-foot green roof. “We took all of the credits for the first tower that we could, which is making it more challenging to achieve the LEED Platinum certification for the second,” explains Frank. “We had to develop a lot of innovative credits that we hadn’t considered before.” According to Frank, Eighth Avenue Place is the embodiment of a new North American office building. “This is the first office building in Canada that utilises many of the things Hines has learned over the past 50 years of our development history,” states Frank. “This is the first truly North American building in Canada that is world-class in design and offers state-of-the-art operations by using a whole building approach to sustainability.”

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The West Tower Thanks to the experience generated on the first tower, construction work on the West Tower is currently well ahead of schedule and under budget. “We ironed out a lot of issues through the construction of the first tower,” explains Martyn Wesley, project manager, EllisDon. “We made some adjustments, in partnership with the architects and owners, so things have gone quicker as a result.” According to Wesley, the adjustments were primarily constructability issues, such as discovering with the first tower that the concrete core bowed slightly in one direction because it was taller and heavier at the one end of the concrete core, Wesley and his crew, and the structural engineer made adjustments to compensate for this in the second tower by essentially building the core “out of plumb,” thus allowing it to return to plumb once constructed. “This tower is just a replica of the first, except that it is rotated 180 degrees and is eight floors shorter,” adds Wesley.

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was a lot more interest and a lot more competition.” Major contractors that have been awarded tenders to date on the West Tower include: Walters Inc. of Hamilton, ON, for the structural steel; SOTA Glazing Inc. for the curtain wall (the same supplier used on the East Tower); ThyssenKrupp Canada Inc. for the elevators (the same supplier used on the East Tower); SE Johnson Ltd. for the mechanical and Western Electrical Management Ltd. for the electrical work. Construction of the concrete core and structural steel on Eighth Avenue Place – West Tower has been completed and the curtain wall enclosure is complete to L35. EllisDon is beginning to finish the trade punch lists on L4, L5, L6, and L7. They expect to have the first 19 floors ready to turn over to the owner for tenant work by the end of 2013. “An important goal for us was for the project to contribute to the quality of life in the city,” adds Pickard. “We built a wonderful, glass-enclosed winter garden at the base of the tower and integrated space for retail. I believe that once the West Tower is complete, we’ll see that aspect of the development begin to flourish.”

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Nod to the Past Although Eighth Avenue Place has been described as a striking, modern building, it is also one that respects its heritage. The owners have created a special presentation area that speaks to the site’s past as the historic location of the Penny Lane Mall and surrounding area. Parts of Penny Lane date back to the early 1900s and although it hasn’t been considered a historic site, the City did want to acknowledge its significance. “We held onto some of the original stone from the site and used it in the presentation area,” explains Hines’ Frank. “There was one building on the site, the Canadian Fairbanks Morse Co. Building, built in 1908, that had historical significance, so we integrated what we could into an ‘Interpretive Centre.’ This centre uses several pieces of the original stone sills and quoins from the original building as a base for a screened-glass panel that explains the history and significance of the buildings on the block in the early 1900s.” Today, Eighth Avenue Place extends far above its Penny Lane roots to tower over the city. “The Calgary skyline is handsome, but a bit of a quiet one,” notes Pickard. “The Bow is a beautiful building that dominates the skyline because of its massing, but one of the things that I am pleased about Eighth Avenue Place is that it is unique and offers something special. The towers are more delicate and more subtle than The Bow but remain striking in their own special way.” An Interesting Twist One of the more difficult challenges posed by the design of Eighth Avenue Place is the maintenance and life-safety aspects of the building. The development team working on the project had to do a bit of research before deciding upon a couple of innovative systems to help deal with the building’s ongoing operations. “It is a very nice-looking building but it has some unique features,” explains EllisDon’s Wesley. “For one, it isn’t a square box with a flat roof and because of that, it creates some issues for building maintenance.”

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One of these issues deals with window washing. Most office towers have a track running around the perimeter to accommodate window-washing equipment. In this case, the building required that a permanent crane be located on the roof so that it could reach every facet of the building when necessary. Another issue was the potential buildup of snow and ice and the resulting consequence of “mini avalanches” of large accumulations of ice onto the lower portions of the building, as well as the surrounding walks and streets. “We were very sensitive to the fact that snow and ice could come sliding off the building and pose a threat to the pedestrians and the building below,” notes Frank. “Early on, we performed representative tests with the original snow and ice mitigation design and originally they failed. The building never got built but during our investigations, we reviewed a building in Chicago that used a ‘deluge system’ that pumped hot water onto the exterior sloped surfaces to prevent snow and ice from accumulating and then potentially falling. Based on these investigations, we decided to pursue this option for Eighth Avenue Place. The ‘snow and ice deluge system’ uses domestic water that is heated through heat-exchangers off of the building’s heating hot-water system, and it is all done by automatic controls. After the water is delivered to the building’s exterior sloped surfaces, it is then taken back into the building’s storm drainage system. We estimate that it costs about $2,000 a year to run, which we think is a good investment.” The system has been used on the East Tower since the winter of 2010 and there have reportedly been no problems. According to EllisDon’s Wesley, the water initially was 140 degrees Fahrenheit and has since been lowered over a series of decreases to 90 degrees and returns at approximately 40 degrees, even at temperatures as low as 10 to 20 degrees below zero.

ing end of a lot of the comments and is amazed by the building’s reception. “The response has been extraordinary,” he says. “At the end of the day, these are privately owned buildings but, in a way, they are also public buildings. They occupy both a public and civic role in the city. Yes, we need to respect and fulfill the expectations of the owners but it would be a tragedy if the buildings were not well-received by the public. We have been particularly pleased by the response we’ve received to date.”

Of course, being able to successfully accomplish such an impressive result relies on teamwork and a dedicated commitment from all of the parties. “It’s been a fun project,” concludes Pickard. “The people have been great. The owners have been true visionaries and wanted to do the right thing for Calgary. This project had very high aspirations. We wanted to build the very best office building in Canada, if not in North America. And I think we did just that.” n



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It is my pleasure to serve as your chair for 2013; what a busy year it has been. Your association has been very active in the industry building relationships, enhancing construction career opportunities for youth, and delivering best-of-class services for you, the members. Building Relationships Last year the CCA struck a committee with the City of Calgary to discuss items of concern to the construction industry, initially surrounding the pre-qualification process and tendering practices. This committee meets every three months to discuss these and other issues such as sidewalk closures, standard forms of contract, construction waste, educational seminars, and a trial demonstration of COOLNet on demand. The level of understanding and trust has grown on both sides, which we believe will lead to streamlining of processes and reduced costs for members who work on City contracts. Our Try-A-Trade committee is exploring ways to build partnerships with the Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Catholic School District, SAIT, and Careers: The Next Generation in order to increase understanding amongst parents and career practitioners as to what a career in the trades looks like today, and why high school students should consider a career in the trades. We are also working on creating more job opportunities for students under the RAP program, and potential partnerships to improve trade-related teaching facilities for students in high school. The Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors (OAEC) Workshop was held in February at the BMO Centre and received rave reviews from those who attended. This now annual event is focused on having representatives from all aspects


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Rob Otway, the Calgary Construction Association’s 2013 chair, was proud of all the CCA members who stepped up to help during the June 2013 flood, as well as all who participated in the association’s many charitable and education events.

of the construction industry come together to discuss and solve common problems in an effort to improve our industry. June Flooding An unscheduled event in this year’s roster was the unprecedented flooding that occurred in Calgary, Canmore, and High River. There are numerous stories of CCA members volunteering time and resources to help people move safely back into their homes, working around the clock to restore the city’s infrastructure and get Calgary back in business. I was particularly impressed by how CCA member firms responded in such a professional, nonpartisan way when the call for help came from our neighbours and clients. Thank you to each person and firm that helped out during the flood. Your efforts are very much-appreciated and your professionalism is a true demonstration of Calgary’s community spirit. Education and Networking The CCA continues to lead the country in Gold Seal accreditation by offering numerous education seminars and courses throughout the year including Construction 101, Surety for Construction, Using Advanced Weather Forecasting to Manage Risks on Construction Sites, Trade Contractors Checklist, CDBI – Fundamentals of Design-Build Tutorial, CCDC 14 & 15 seminar, the OAEC, and the Project Management Academy workshops. Our 2013 Construction Career Expo

was held in April 2013, and was our largest event yet. Over 2,500 high school students participated in interactive construction trade events designed to generate knowledge and awareness regarding a career in construction. The CCA provides many opportunities for members and industry representatives to mingle in either an educational or social setting. This year was no exception, with industry hitting the links for the Stacey Easton Memorial Cancer Charity Golf Classic, which raised $10,000 for prostate cancer research; our OAEC Golf Classic; the Education Fund Golf Tournament, which raised $59,000 for the CCA Education Fund; and the inaugural Women in Construction Golf Tournament. Other well-attended events included the CCA Stampede BBQ, Past Chair’s Luncheon, and Market Conditions roundtable. Finally, the Women in Leadership Seminar, to be held at this year’s Buildex conference, is sure to be well-received from delegates across the province. I’d like to thank the staff of the CCA for their hard work, dedication, and professionalism throughout the year. They are the glue that keeps your association running so smoothly. As you can see, your association is very busy looking out for the interests of the members and improving the construction industry one day at a time. It is truly an honour for me to serve as this year’s chair. I encourage all of you to participate in your association and help make it even stronger as we enter into our 70th year in 2014. n

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cording to the senior specialist, the team is currently working on version 2.0. Of course, the AWFS project is just one of many initiatives the committee has pursued since their founding four years ago. Working diligently to make Calgary a safer place to live and work, the On-Site Construction Safety Committee is an initiative between the Calgary Construction Association (CCA), the City of Calgary, and Occupational Health & Safety that was formed in 2009 in response to the Michelle Krsek tragedy. The developer and builders of a downtown Calgary high-rise whose roofing material blew off and killed the three-year-old girl on the street below were eventually charged with violating the Alberta Safety Codes Act. Additional key committee initiatives include the Best Practices Guide (commonly known as “the yellow book”), the Practical Guide for construction sites in the city of Calgary, Public Protection Site Safety Plan (PPSSP), and site signage movement. Resulting from over 1,000 years of combined construction experience, the On-Site Construction Safety: Best Practices Guide highlights four key areas of construction safety – hoarding of a construction/demolition site; managing vehicular and pedestrian traffic adjacent to construction sites; lifting and hoisting operations; and securing construction materials and equipment on site. Since its development, it has been widely adopted by members of industry. “The first initiative of the committee was to develop and publish the [Best Practices Guide], now in second edition, to raise awareness of and to give guidance to owners and contractors on the various hazards and conditions at and adjacent to construction sites,” says Frederick Vine, director of Business Development for EllisDon Construction Services Inc. and industry co-chair of the On-Site Construction Safety Committee. Equally pertinent to the committee’s goal is the development of both the Practical Guide for Construction Sites, which outlines roles and responsibilities, as well as legislation that governs new construction and demolition in Calgary, and the Public

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The committee is excited about piloting a cloud-based approach to improve the review process. PCL Construction Ltd. and the City of Calgary are using COOLNet, a virtual cloudbased system, to submit and review documents on the City Centre project. The intention is to prevent multiple submissions and overlap of information by allowing all parties access to the same online form. As de Jong reports, the City Centre teams are currently working out any bugs that are

inherent with new processes, but so far, the process has been positive. Lately, site signage has been top priority for the safety committee. The initiative involves displaying informational signs on-site as a means to foster communication between citizens and prime contractors if and when site safety is being compromised. The “big orange sign,” as it’s known in industry, has a basic amount of information for the public required on each site, as well as a QR code that can be scanned with a cellphone for additional information. As de Jong reports, changes

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More People, More Places Building Alberta’s premier international gateway through ongoing airport development

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The International Facilities Project (IFP) will be part of the single largest expansion the airport authority has undertaken, and includes a five-level facility, 22 additional departure gates, new customs area, additional shops, and a 300-room hotel.

Calgary’s International Airport (YYC) is currently adorned in construction, heavy machinery, and high expectations. It’s a most anticipated endeavour involving the seamless coordination of thousands of construction workers and trade contractors to meet the tight timelines of The Calgary Airport Authority (the Authority)’s $2-billion Airport Development Program (ADP). The state-of-the-art program is anticipated to better accommodate the region’s 13.6 million passengers and solidify YYC’s position as an important economic growth generator for the city, region, and province. Commencing in 2011, the ADP involves two components: the Runway Development Project (RDP) involving the addition of a new parallel runway and infrastructure; and the International Facilities Project (IFP), which includes the expansion of the current terminal building which will be the new home for international and transborder traffic at YYC. “Calgary is a really important place for air service to focus their development and new services and destinations,”


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Even though the IFP will double the size of the terminal, there will only be a 25 per cent increase to energy costs thanks to sustainable elements such as geothermal ground-sourced energy, rainwater-harvesting tanks, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

says Jody Moseley, director, Corporate Communications & Marketing, The Calgary Airport Authority. “We’re an attractive location as it is, and I think the new runway and the new building will help us to accommodate even more. We’re constantly looking to add more services and new airlines to our network.”

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Over $1.5 billion has been invested since 1992 to renovate and expand airport infrastructure, and the international airport has more than doubled in size and passenger volume over the last 15 years. However, the current upgrade at Canada’s fourth-busiest airport will be the largest expansion in the airport’s 99-year history, and will foster a balance between terminal and airfield capacity. “Coordination and communication are huge components of a program of this size - right now, we have over 2,000 people on the job,” says Bob Schmitt, vice president of planning

and engineering. “I’ve been at the airport for 26 years and since I’ve been here we’ve doubled the size of the existing terminal; now we’re doubling it again. We’re doing what we’ve proved we’re capable of, just on a larger scale than what we’ve done in the past, and we’ve got very competent and qualified teams.” A Beacon of Sustainable Development Crews from EllisDon Construction Services, general contractor on the terminal project, have banked over 2.4 million man-hours on the $1.4-bil-

lion effort to construct a new concourse at the Calgary International Airport since April 2011. Scheduled for operation in October 2015, the International Facilities Project (IFP) will be part of the single largest expansion the airport authority has undertaken a five-level facility at 183,500 square metres with 22 additional departure gates (and a future capacity for 36) and customs facilities for international and U.S. destinations which will add an additional 70 shops and services, as well as a 300-room hotel to the airport’s current 170 amenities and hotel.



The new runway, which is a Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) structure, will increase runway capacity and aerodrome flexibility, and will feature additional project infrastructure such as an aircraft parking apron and new taxiway underpass.

Running concurrent with the RDP, the IFP is well-underway in each of the divided eight sections. To date, work completed includes building excavation to the tune of 500,000 square metres; 85,000 tonnes of gravel placed as a base for floor slabs; 76,645 cubic metres of concrete poured and placed (89 per cent of the expected 85,850 cubic metres); 620 foundation piles; and all 588 geothermal wells with a combined length of 83 kilometres. A total of 4,122 tonnes of

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energy costs, as facilitated through geothermal ground-sourced energy, rainwater-harvesting tanks (500,000 litres), and low-flow plumbing fixtures, as well as a highly efficient curtain wall, radiant floor heating and cooling and displacement ventilation, among additional eco-conscious features incorporated into the build. In addition, the design eliminates elevators and escalators wherever possible in favour of sloped floors (1:20 ratio) or ramps (1:12 ratio) so as to “move people through the building without mechanical devices wherever possible” and further reduce energy consumption. Any moving walkways and escalators incorporated in the new build, however, will operate on variable-speed drives that, when not in use, will slow down almost to a halt. A North American first, the new concourse will operate in a call-to-gate model, whereby passengers will be notified via digital screens approximately 30 minutes before scheduled departure of the gate at which they will be boarding their aircraft. The system is

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anticipated to “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,” says McFarlane. A state-of-the-art baggage-handling system will also be introduced into the new concourse—another first for North America. Over seven kilometres of conveyers with 5,000 variable-frequency drive motors and up to eight scanning machines are included in the new baggage tub tray system from Denmark that equates to a 75 per cent decrease in energy consumption, as compared to the existing system. The new concourse is also designed to be photovoltaic-ready, a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct-current electricity. As McFarlane confirms, the biggest difference between the existing terminal and the new terminal is in its operation. The Authority has allotted a six-month testing period after the building’s completion in April 2015 to ensure seamless integration of new technologies.


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Upon completion, the YYC runway will be the nation’s longest at 14,000 feet (4,267 metres) long and 200 feet (61 metres) wide. “It’s all about teamwork,” says McFarlane of the testing period. “A project of this nature takes a huge amount of teamwork. The Authority has invested the effort to build a high-performance team to operate at the highest level in order to get this project done on time and on budget and to run smoothly.” Canada’s Longest Runway Efforts to construct the $620-million Runway Development Project (RDP) at YYC have continually been on track and on budget since the project’s start in April 2011. PCL/Parsons/Dufferin Joint Venture assembled a team of experienced personnel and has worked around the clock with over 450 workers to meet the scheduled completion date in spring 2014. With over nine million cubic metres of earthworks and 400,000 cubic metres of concrete paving, the runway project required

detailed logistics and traffic management plans that were updated monthly as the work was completed from one end of the large project to the other. Calgary’s newest runway is located between the Air Terminal Building and 36 Street N.E and runs parallel to the existing north-south runway 1735. Upon completion, the YYC runway will be the nation’s longest - at 14,000 feet (4,267 metres) long and 200 feet (61 metres) wide. Additional project infrastructure includes an aircraft parking apron and new taxiway underpass servicing business areas on airport property. “The RDP has been on the books for many years,” says Joe MacNeil, director, Runway Development, The Calgary Airport Authority. “It just was very timely to open in combination with the International Facilities Project.”

The runway itself is a Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) structure. During the development stages, the rigid pavement structure was selected due to the longer life cycle before requiring costly maintenance and repairs. The current runway and taxiways were constructed of flexible pavement (having asphalt topping). The new runway and taxiway system will increase runway capacity and aerodrome flexibility. “One of the main drivers [in building the longest parallel runway in Canada] is the elevation here in Calgary,” says MacNeil. “During summer operations, it’s more difficult for larger- and heavier-bodied aircrafts to get their lift; the longer runway is required for these aircrafts. The new runway also relates to our corporate mandate, which is to aid in economic development of the region.” n

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The City of Calgary’s Airport Tunnel Project By Jillian Mitchell

Spanning the length of four-and-a-half CFL football fields, the 620-metre Airport Trail tunnel will run under the new Calgary International Airport runway, taxiway, and service roads.

The ongoing Airport Trail Tunnel Project has been on the city’s books since the early ’90s. Today, it’s in full realization with a scheduled completion date of 2014. Commencing July 2011, the $295-million Airport Trail Tunnel Project involves the construction of a tunnel under the new Calgary International Airport runway, the extension of Airport Trail from Barlow Trial to 36 Street N.E. as a six-lane roadway, and the widening of Airport Trail between Deerfoot Trail and Barlow Trail from four to six lanes. The tunnel under this new runway is anticipated to “help promote and support economic development,” says Duane Delaney, manager of the Major Road Projects division at Transportation Infrastructure at the City of Calgary, who adds it will “support growth not only in the city’s northeast quadrant, but [also] city-wide, as it provides an alternate route to/from the airport as an important eastwest connection between Deerfoot Trail and ultimately Stoney Trail.” Spanning the length of four-and-a-half CFL football fields, the 620-metre Airport Trail tunnel will run under the new Calgary International Airport runway, taxiway, and service roads. At 36-metres wide, the City’s tunnel structure is being constructed to accom-


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modate additional traffic lanes, with the provision for a future transitway. Subsequently, the road surface is approximately 12 metres underneath the new runway. “The City has been working very closely with the Airport Authority during the construction of the tunnel and the Authority’s runway development project,” says Delaney. “Regularly scheduled coordination meetings between the City and the Airport Authority has enabled the City to meet the critical milestones needed by the Airport Authority to continue its runway expansion program without delay.” As Delaney reports, approximately 12,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel (equivalent to 30 747 airplanes) and a total of 58,000 cubic metres of concrete have been used in the construction of the tunnel, as well as over 45 kilometres of electrical conduit and 1,380 lighting fixtures on the tunnel ceiling. The tunnel also features various traffic control devices such as digital message signs and lane control signs, as well as various life safety systems including linear, fibre-optic heat detector and smoke and gas detection, public address system, public emergency phone, fire extinguishers, fire doors, and dry stand pipe for Calgary Fire Department hose connections.

PCL/Parsons/Dufferin Joint Venture, led by PCL Construction Management Inc. out of Calgary, was contracted for the 17-month project which construction manager Kelly Illerbrun cites as a “massive excavation” - a total of 600,000 cubic metres. In order to meet the schedule, the project management team had to get creative, he says. “We started in the middle of the tunnel with four forms – two went to the east, two to the west. We would cast one segment and skip a segment and repeat going east and west,” he says. “Also, because it was rock, we were able to steepen the slopes and engineer steeper slopes with rock bolts and mesh. Steeper slopes equated to less excavation time and less backfill. Between the cost and time savings, it was a net of $1.5 million.” To date, the City of Calgary reports that the tunnel structure has been poured, along with completion of storm drains and stormwater retention facility, portal walls, and exterior roadworks. Work is continuing on electrical and mechanical including lighting, security, fire detection and communication systems. Construction on Airport Trail between Deerfoot Trail and Barlow Trail has commenced. n

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From policy to pipelines Over the years the construction industry has been working in somewhat of a silo, as has the design community along with those who purchase construction services. Recognizing this, the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) commenced with an initiative in 2013 to break down the barriers between Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors (OAEC). While initial response to the proposal of hosting an OAEC workshop to address issues of mutual interest was not endorsed by some organizations, it did not take long before the partners could envision a structured program to bring all four parties together in a collaborative environment to interactively discuss practical everyday topics. One of the four OAEC topics was “Collaboratively Resolve Disputes.” While there are several project delivery methods, consultant Vik Maraj noted that it is human nature for people to get themselves into conflict – not out of conflict. Add multiple disciplines that must come together in the design and construction of Calgary’s superstructures, tight time-


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lines, and historically different expectations and processes, it is inevitable that conflict will arise. Another topic for the OAEC Workshop was assessing the risk of a project and the need for trust in sharing versus shedding the risk. Recognizing all projects have risk, the workshop focused on which party was best suited to assume the risk and to mitigate any impact. A third topic is as old as the industry itself and has been discussed for decades – how to increase the quality of tender documents. It is easy to say that good drawings and specifications come from recognizing the value of sufficient fees and more design time, but it appears communication among the parties on a project may be the key factor in producing a better outcome. The fourth and final topic on the agenda was effectively managing the change-order process. This topic was of great interest and became the number one issue to be addressed following the workshop. Since then, the Calgary Construction Association has commenced

with an ad hoc committee made up of representatives from the four OAEC sectors to discuss the terminology used around the change-order process and to assist all parties in understanding how change-orders can be reduced. It is the intent of the group to develop a best practices guide on the change-order process which will assist Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors in reducing the time, energy, and money issues affiliated with change-orders. The OAEC Workshop was over-subscribed and within minutes of ending the one-day workshop, attendees were asking when the next OAEC workshop would take place. The event was regarded as a great success, and CCA’s next task is to carry the energy forward, enabling the participants to generate solutions and best practices for the industry as a whole. As 1,000 Canadian baby boomers retire daily, the Calgary Construction Association continues to address the labour shortage that will face the construction industry over the next two decades with

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two key initiatives – the Youth Employment Program (YEP), and Try-A-Trade. YEP, which came to be in 1998, set a record number of placements in 2013, reflecting how well the program has been adopted by the CCA member firms. The Try-A-Trade initiative was commenced by CCA’s 2013 Chair Rob Otway. This new effort has opened several doors with various ad hoc groups addressing such issues as training today’s high school construction shop teachers on the latest safety techniques, providing site tours of construction projects for students and their parents, along with highlighting the viable careers that are available in the construction industry. The Try-A-Trade committee is establishing a program where contractors will provide tools and materials for the various high schools whose budgets are being cut. Scholarships that are made available through the CCA Education Fund continue to be awarded to young men and women who are building careers in construction. A strong relationship has been developed between CCA stakeholders, the Calgary Board of Education, and the Calgary Catholic School District. New innovative ways to teach engaged students are being considered by the Alberta Government via a dual-credit program which is endorsed 100 per cent by the construction community. CCA sent letters of support to the Alberta Government, noting that the proposed dual-credit program will increase high school completion, post-secondary participation in trades training, and forge connections between young Albertans and the workforce. This will be of tremendous value to the construction industry and the province by shaping productive citizens. Recognizing that women account for less than 15 per cent of the construction industry workforce in Alberta, the association formed a new group called “Women in Construction.” Advocates such as CCA’s Past Chair Serena Holbrook, CCA executive member Stephanie Roll, and several other women who are leaders in the construction industry, are working on a mentoring program to encourage young ladies to build a rewarding career in construction.



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Members of the association have shown that they pursue excellence and believe in life-long learning to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The Calgary workforce has embraced the national Gold Seal Program which sets the highest standard in the management of construction. Calgary continues to lead the nation when it comes to Gold Seal certifications as numerous Gold Seal certificates were presented at various CCA networking functions throughout the year.

CCA members continue dialogue with both the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Since 2004, the Calgary Construction Association, along with other construction industry stakeholders, have worked side by side with researchers from the university; this has led to more than 25 innovative tools and best practices along with the second-generation i-Booth. This information system has brought about apps that are now common on job sites and assists contractors in their on-site

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communication processes, which leads to projects being delivered on schedule and on budget. With close to half a million dollars in donations from industry, the CCA met with the University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, resulting in a shared vision for what the university could be to the city, the country, and the world. The outcome was “Eyes High,” a strategic direction with a goal to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016. With a new President David Ross at SAIT Polytechnic, along with the new Dean of Construction Scott MacPherson, the CCA took the opportunity to maintain the industry’s relationship with SAIT’s new leaders. Discussions also followed the completion of the first year of Canada’s only four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Project Management. Due to demand, SAIT is looking to double its registration as the construction industry is clamouring for individuals with the necessary practical skill-sets who will become tomorrow’s construction leaders. In 2013, the Calgary Construction Association introduced COOLNet on demand which allows owners, design consultants, and contractors to post project tender documents on a secured site with selected access. COOLNet on demand is also being utilized in a pilot project to host documents relative to the new City of Calgary Public Protection Safety Plan, a joint initiative between CCA and the City of Calgary that was introduced on January 1, 2013. If all goes well, the COOLNet system may very well be utilized by the City of Calgary in the development and building permit process, as the City wishes to go paperless for the institutional and commercial contracting sectors by 2015. CCA continues to host meetings regularly with City officials and was successful in warding off additional red tape with regard to protection of the public around construction sites. In addition, the new Wind Warning App was introduced to complement the Advanced Weather Forecasting System, which is compulsory on all buildings under construction that are five storeys or greater in height. The app assists contractors in managing risk on construction sites. Other issues on the agenda with City officials include the process of pre-


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COOLNet Alberta which welcomes back the Edmonton Construction Association. Now all projects in the province of Alberta are online for all members, no matter where they’re located in Wild Rose Country. Quick access to CCA’s Youth Employment Program, the Gold Seal Certification Program, and our industry affiliated partner associations enhance the communication process with members. I encourage everyone to check out the industry events calendar to see the informational, educational, and networking opportunities

your industry association is hosting at any given time. Mayor Nenshi dropped by during CCA’s annual Stampede BBQ to thank the construction community for all they have done, and continue to do, following Canada’s most devastating natural disaster which resulted in insurance claims in excess of $6 billion. Nenshi recognized the admirable spirit of Calgarians and the support shown by the community through the adversity of the flood, and left everyone with the Calgary Stampede’s maxim “We’re Greatest Together.” On the business front, Calgary contractors in Q4 of 2013 indicated they have never been busier with regard to reviewing proposals for future projects large and small, with an estimate in excess of $4 billion in new projects being considered. This volume being proposed by numerous developers is unfathomable to the contracting community in most cities in North America. The oil and gas sectors are driving Alberta’s economy and the major players in that industry sector are confident the $5.3-billion Keystone XL pipeline will be built to transfer 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta’s oilsands and the Bakken formation in North Dakota to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Keystone is not the only proposed pipeline on the front pages, due to the concerns of environmentalists and politicians who are hoping to win votes. Other pipelines, such as Enbridge’s $6 billion Northern Gateway project, have received considerable press coverage. The Northern Gateway would ship oilsands crude from northern Alberta to the port of Kitimat, B.C., where it would be shipped by supertankers to Asia and other international markets. While shipping poses a concern to many Canadians, it should be known that the first recorded tanker shipments on the West Coast were undertaken 100 years ago and from the existing Kinder Morgan terminal about 60 years ago. Canada has achieved an exceptional record of safety which should bode well for the proposed $5.4-billion expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line. Should the two West Coast pipelines be approved, tanker traffic on Canada’s








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FEATURE | Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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Staying digital in a BIM new world By Geraldine Rayner, Summit BIM Consulting Ltd. There is an enormous amount of talk within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry about Building Information Modeling (BIM) with articles written, webinars, and conferences held. But why do we need it? The answer to this question will depend on whom one talks to and where they sit in the food chain of our industry. In the developed world, the AEC portion (the designers and building contractors) accounts for 10 to 12 per cent of GDP and, in July 2013, according to Statistics Canada, 11 per cent of the working population of Alberta was employed in construction. However, according to other recent statistics, the industry is roughly 30 per cent less productive than it was 50 years ago, while the manufacturing industry has become 250 per cent more productive. One could argue that, given the different dynamics of the two industries, this is not a fair comparison. However, that would not explain why, as an industry, enjoying the myriad benefits of cordless tools, GPS, and lasers (leaving aside computers for the mo-


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ment), the AEC industry appears to have actually become less efficient. The answer, I believe, is that while other industries have gone digital and we in the AEC industry do use computers (albeit to generate paper), we have not changed our basic working practices. Darwin observed that “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.� Kodak and Blockbuster are just two examples of the risk of not adapting. In fact, 40 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies of 2000 were no longer in business by 2010. So why are we averse to going digital and benefiting from its inherent advantages? Because it requires us to fundamentally change the way we work. We need to understand that BIM is a digital process enabled by software, and not simply regard it as a new piece of software designed to create 2D drawings. It is about using software to create data that can be used by other software to enable information to be generated, and thus decisions made.

Geraldine has an excellent understanding of the AEC industry, based on her broad experience as a principal and project manager/architect utilizing a variety of software solutions to deliver projects; in particular, overseeing the use of Revit and Navisworks within a BIM environment.

Unfortunately, most organizations have put BIM into the hands of those who simply operate the software. What is really needed is leadership from those who know how to manage the change that working with a digital process brings, and who can spot and develop new business opportunities arising from it. In other words: how to leverage the opportunity for their business. In simple terms, BIM to the AEC industry is what automation was to the manufacturing industry; it is adopting processes from digital prototyping and applying them to the AEC industry, with the goal

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Data, data, everywhere: Navigating a BIM Workflow.

being to test the design for fit and function along with cost and performance before it is built. Once we know how the parts go together, we can start prefabricating, maximizing efficiency, and reducing risk. A study by Kairos Future, commissioned by WSP Group, formulated what they considered to be “The 10 Truths about BIM.” The top three are: 1) BIM takes design to the next level. The software enables complex geometry to be visualized and tested prior to fabrication without ever once being rendered in 2D.


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2) The “I” is more important than the “B.” The real value lies in the digital data, and the information that can be generated from it. 3) The colour of BIM is green. The improvement in efficiency that BIM enables reduces waste, allows for efficient design solutions to be tested, and reduces construction time. If we look at BIM globally, sadly Canada is not a leader. BIM in Canada has no mandate from government to drive the industry to change and develop standards. So how do we get from

where we are currently to the promised land of BIM? First, we need to consider why we create drawings. The contract currently refers to drawings as the deliverable, but what are we actually using them for? Going back to basics, the role of drawings is to communicate. We use them to explain the design to the client and convey to the contractor what we want them to price and build. We have been using this method since the 16th century. Isn’t it about time we considered an alternative? We don’t seem to

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have a problem with using digital technology in other areas of our working and private lives, as there are now over seven billion mobile digital devices globally. If we dumb everything down to 2D black-and-white drawings on paper, we are short-circuiting the benefits of a digital process. Computers can compare variations between different iterations with ease, whether it be during design to ensure conformance with facility programs, or to aid estimators with understanding what has changed. When we

enhance this by utilizing colour, understanding and retention of information are significantly improved. To benefit from this new process, we need to stay digital and work toward creating “one version of the truth.” A true digital process allows each person to view the data in the way that maximizes the efficiency of their role. Does this involve changing the way in which we have worked for the last 500 years? Yes. Do we need new contracts? Yes. Can we, in the meantime, work with a digital process using addenda to exist-

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since, with each recreation, we reduce quality, introduce errors, waste time, and spend more money. Ready to go digital? There will be “rocks in the road” and some will require serious consideration and agreements to be worked out. Mental attitude is critical. Can we adjust our approach and change our 2D paper process to move our business into the digital age? Those who can and have are reaping the benefits but to join them, we need to face up to certain typical concerns.

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The number one worry is around what the model, and thus the data, is to be used for. Does it increase our liability? What happens if we have decided that it is not worth our while to model something, but someone else assumes we will? Spend the time needed at the outset to develop the BIM Project Execution plan, complete a Level of Development and Model Progression Specification, share these plans with project team members and there will be no surprises. What if it changes? We don’t know all

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the requirements at the beginning, so let everyone know what is different and make any adjustments required. This is all about communication. Next, is there is too much risk associated with working within this environment? Design and construction is inherently risky so the question is, what do we do to mitigate that risk or take advantage of it? Some will see that a wellstructured digital process brings new business opportunities; they will study the risks, develop processes to counter them, but grasp the opportunities offered and move ahead. Others will wait and then follow. Remember Kodak. Then, this changes our scope and our effort is providing benefit to others. Are we being suitably compensated? We need to understand what we are required to do at the beginning. Responding to an RFP that simply asks for BIM is equivalent to agreeing a fixed price to design or build a “building” with no additional clarification. Finally, who is creating the data? Typically they are the millennial generation, younger and very computer-savvy. How is the owner, project manager or project leader interacting with that data? Still via 2D black-and-white paper? Just as we now explore Google Earth and choose how we each want to view the world, we need to learn to interact with the digital data and make it work for us. Everyone on the team, from designer, to builder, to owner-operator, needs to be able to access and interact with the data being generated so that they can understand and use the inherent information to make decisions. Does that mean that we all need to learn to operate BIM-enabled software? No. It simply means we need to work with groups that can provide us with access to the data, in a way that allows us to actively participate. If we want to improve productivity and realize the dream of having the design as initially conceived be the design that is actually built, without unnecessary cost-cutting or value-engineering, we need to move our whole AECO industry into the digital age, get involved with the data, and remember the words of Aristotle: “Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it.” n


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FEATURE | Chinook Station

Moving Calgary Toward the Future

Since approximately 5,000 people use Chinook station every weekday, Calgary City Council recognized Chinook/61st Avenue as a priority growth area, and the station’s renewal hit the top of the makeover work list.

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Chinook Station’s refurbishment is just part of The City of Calgary’s transit plan

By Deb Smith

More than 100 years ago, Calgarians climbed aboard the first operating streetcar in their growing city of 30,000 people. Now every weekday, more than 300,000 citizens of this vibrant city use one of the most successful light rail transit (LRT) systems in North America - the Calgary CTrain. And the growth continues with the expertise and skilled labour force of the Calgary construction industry. Over the past 10 years, the CTrain network has undergone extensive work and additions, including the refurbishment of the entire downtown LRT corridor, making the stations seamless with sidewalks and extending the length of the platforms. In fact, all stations - most recently those along the busiest route, Calgary Transit’s Red Line - are undergoing construction in preparation for future four-car trains.


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Chinook Station, one station on the busy Red Line, has not only been extended but also completely refurbished. When it first opened in 1981, the station was state-of-the-art with escalators carrying passengers up and over the tracks to the open platform on ground level. After 30 years of intensive use, the building systems became expensive to repair and expensive to run. As well, de-icing chemicals used to remove ice and snow had deteriorated the concrete platform, and wheelchair accessibility was an at-grade crossing at the far south end of the station. With approximately 5,000 people using the station every weekday, and Calgary City Council’s recognition of Chinook/61st Avenue as a priority growth area, the station’s renewal hit the top of the makeover work list.

“Chinook is different in that it aligns very well with the long-term 60-year land use and mobility plan,” explains Chris Jordan, manager of Strategic Planning for Calgary Transit. “It’s a small part of two different big pictures: future redevelopment and expanded transit service.” Working together, Read Jones Christofferson (RJC) Consulting Engineering, and Graham Edmunds Cartier (GEC) Architecture, both out of Calgary, designed a modern, efficient, customerfocused LRT station to fulfill the future needs of a growing city. “Our goal was to reuse as much of the existing foundation, support structures and roof system as we could while still giving it a facelift and renovation,” says Chris Knobel, project engineer with Calgary Transit. “However, we did need

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to completely remove the old station building that had a communications, signals, and electrical room beneath it, and then relocate those facilities to a new structure at the south end of the station. That was half the job right there.” On any given weekday, 180 trains run through Chinook Station in each direction, every five minutes during rush hour. With less than a three-hour window during the night when the trains don’t operate, a certain number of track shutdowns were inevitable in order to get the work done. “We knew the biggest challenge was going to be keeping the system operational while under construction. And on such an unusual construction site, safety was more of a concern than ever,” explains Knobel. PCL Construction Management Inc. (PCL) of Calgary took on the challenge as general contractor, beginning with numerous preconstruction meetings with Calgary Transit to address the safety issues and develop a construction schedule that would minimize disruption to transit users. The next step was to deliver a new utility building at the south end of the station that would house all communications, electrical, and signal controls for the station. Throughout this first phase, it was business as usual at the station; but once all the new systems were up and running, on January 14, 2013, Chinook Station closed to the public and the demolition began. Brandon Schwartz, PCL’s project manager on the job, worked with Able Demolition Services Ltd. and Calgary

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Calgary City Council ordered 60 new aluminum-walled CTrain cars that will feature larger, triple-paned windows, brighter LED lighting, air conditioning, and more comfortable front- and back-facing seats.

Transit to come up with a scheme to make it happen safely and efficiently. “Phase 2 was to demolish the old station-head building,” recalls Schwartz. “It was almost entirely recycled or taken to a recycling site for reuse.” This part of the demolition stage required two LRT closures, done over long weekends to minimize customer inconvenience. Next, crews tore out the entire platform, saving the grade beams, the vertical columns that support the canopy over the platform, and the main roof truss structure. “We removed the platform while trains were running on either side after first putting up a construction fence to help ensure worker safety and to prevent any debris from falling on the

tracks,” says Schwartz. “We used smaller equipment to demolish the old platform materials and haul them out.” By mid-May of 2013, the demolition was complete and rebuilding could begin. The foundation work included refurbishing some of the original grade beams that ran parallel to the track to support the concrete platform and laying in new beams to extend the platform to 105 metres in length in anticipation of the planned four-car trains. During the next LRT closure, a crane and roller system laid down precast concrete slabs fabricated and installed by Armtec for the new platform surface. Each textured slab weighed approximately 30,000 pounds, built in a controlled shop envi-

ronment using high-performance concrete and galvanized rebar for increased tolerance to salt and de-icing agents. “Three heated shelters are spread out along the platform to distribute the load,” says Knobel. “Previously, customers had to wait inside the stationhead to get out of the cold and then rush out to the train when it arrived.” As an added comfort, the electrical subcontractor, Concept Electric Ltd., installed heated bench seats in the platform shelters, along with new LED light panels in the ceiling canopy above. Meanwhile, PCL crews completed an at-grade sidewalk ramp entrance to the station, fully accessible, convenient for all customers and easy to maintain year-round.


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As an added comfort, the electrical subcontractor, Concept Electric Ltd., installed heated bench seats in the platform shelters, along with new LED light panels in the ceiling canopy above.

Outside the station, a huge heated bus shelter completes the project, also with temperature-controlled seats and protective tempered-glass walls. “The concrete sidewalks completed by Alsa Road Construction Ltd. and

the landscaping by Michele’s Landscaping Inc. really tie it all together,” says Schwartz. “It’s a simple, and yet elegant-looking, design.” On September 3, 2013, after being closed for just over seven months, the

new and improved Chinook Station was again open for the business of moving people, ready for its part in the future of Calgary. With the entire project completed on schedule within 15 months, PCL and Calgary Transit met the challenge to deliver an efficient and customer-oriented CTrain station with as little disruption as possible to its customers. Also key for the future of Calgary is Calgary Transit’s long-term strategic plan, RouteAhead, a 230-page blueprint for the evolution of the city’s transit system over the next 30 years that outlines a clear set of customeroriented priorities. Approved by Calgary City Council in March 2013, RouteAhead defines levels of services under two branches – the Primary Transit Network, and the Rapid Transit Network. Transit service on the Primary Transit Network will have a frequency of every 10 minutes or less, 15 hours a day, seven days a week with closely-spaced stops for customer convenience.

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“A key defining feature of the Primary Transit Network is the frequency of service needed to keep our customers satisfied with our performance. That has been established as 10 minutes maximum, and today we are already generally achieving that and better. Few North American agencies can offer that key defining feature in off-hours, as well as rush hour,” explains Jordan of Calgary Transit. The Rapid Transit Network will encompass limited non-stop service using light rail transit (LRT), bus rapid transit (BRT), and bus-only or high-occupancy vehicle lanes. The RouteAhead plan recognizes the need to better move people to major centres around the city, such as the 61st Avenue area, not just into and out of downtown. Within the RouteAhead blueprint, the existing plan to provide four-car CTrain service was established as a high-priority capital project. Aggressively pursuing a priority schedule for the completion of the four-car platforms along all the lines, including the Chinook Station project, the entire system will be ready for the longer trains by the fall of 2014 and will increase the capacity of the system by one-third. “The longer trains will be more comfortable for passengers,” says Ron Collins, communications coordinator with Calgary Transit. “Each car carries about 200 people so there will be less crowding.” In September 2013, Calgary City Council cemented its commitment to the RouteAhead plan and ordered 60 new CTrain cars, 35 to be used to expand the system and 25 to replace older cars that have exceeded their designed life expectancy and become prone to breaking down. Each S200 light rail vehicle (LRV) will cost approximately $3.2 million for a total bill of $200 million. Siemens Canada won the bid to supply the cars and will manufacture them in their Sacramento, California plant for the first delivery in August 2015. All cars will be in their new home in Calgary by December 2016. The aluminum-walled cars will feature larger, triple-paned windows, brighter LED lighting, air conditioning and more comfortable front- and back-facing

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seats as well as some along the padded side walls. Wheelchair accessibility at every door and the elimination of centre poles will allow for much easier movement on and off the train. “The new Chinook station aligns with the RouteAhead plan in improved accessibility, safety and security and the welcoming feel, includ-

ing the heated bus shelter. All the elements that our customers gave us feedback on have been incorporated into the design of the station,” says Jordan. “We want people to be able to use transit as a true alternative to using an automobile.” Short-term improvements will include WiFi service and real-time tran-

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Industry, government, and educational institutions work together with the Calgary Construction Association to promote construction trade careers By Aly Pringle In the wake of an unprecedented mass retirement by the “single largest demographic in Canada’s labour force,” there is a nation-wide concern over looming skill and labourer shortages. It is projected that the construction industry will need to “recruit 250,000 new workers by 2021 in order to keep pace with retirements and high demand for construction services.” In order to help prevent the inevitable skill and labour shortage, the CCA has spearheaded two major initiatives: the Youth Employment Program (YEP), and Try-A-Trade. Youth Employment Program Since its formation in 1998, YEP has, and continues, to help youth in their pursuit of construction careers. YEP pre-screens youth and then places them for three-week, paid work experiences in the construction industry with the potential for subsequent employment. Those new to the job market often feel that without related experience, a career in trades is unachievable. With no experience required to participate, YEP goes beyond to provide these youth with an opportunity to excel and flourish in their career aspirations.

Wayne Niddrie, owner of Cambium Woodwork 2005 Ltd. and Youth Employment Program chair, is eager to work with youth to provide meaningful career opportunities.

YEP’s success can be attributed to its committee members: active industry volunteers who are determined to make a difference in the lives of today’s youth. The CCA would like to welcome the new YEP Chair Wayne Niddrie of Cambium Woodwork 2005 Ltd. Niddrie strongly believes in YEP and its ability to attract and expose youth to the construction industry. As YEP welcomes Niddrie to the helm, the CCA would like to extend a

thank you to the immediate past chair of YEP, Victor Jensen of Botting & Associates, for his last four years of service to the program. Since the summer of 2012, YEP has expanded its parameters to include not only youth aged 16 to 24, but also all individuals aged 16 and up. The program thrives on allowing those interested in construction the chance to begin rewarding careers, and this includes people of


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all ages. The program has seen increased interest since eliminating the age cap and the program’s success rate has continued to climb. YEP has an annual goal of 50 placements. In 2010, YEP placed 34 youth for work experiences, followed by 36 placements in 2011. In 2012, YEP placed an unprecedented 72 individuals for work experiences. By the third quarter of 2013, YEP placed 55 individuals in the construction industry, surpassing the annual goal. The program continues to be an enormous success, improving yearly to provide youth with meaningful work experiences, while also providing employers with qualified and energetic employees. Julian Faltous, general manager of Moli Industries Ltd., has been working in conjunction with YEP for over three years and, in his words, “enjoys a rich and mutually beneficial relationship with the program.” “I have the pleasure of affirming that the employees referred to us by the

Miranda Clarke, first-year apprentice with Centurion Mechanical and previous YEP participant, hard at work at the University City job site.

CCA’s Youth Employment Program are some of the most excellent and selfmotivated workers we have had to date. One of those individuals, Chad JacksonIngram, has become a highly valued machine operator with a unique position at our fabrication facility. He singlehandedly manages and operates our Daito Seiki Intelligent Beam Line, which is a highly complex, cutting-edge piece of equipment. His experience in this so-

phisticated role will undoubtedly enable him to further his career with applicable and tangible accomplishments,” he explains. In addition, Moli has hired previous YEP participants Adam Coutu and Cory Lutz. Coutu started out his employment with Moli as an inexperienced labourer. Several months later, he is now enrolled in the Ironworker Apprenticeship Program and is a proven asset in Moli’s field

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operations. Lutz, their most recent hire from YEP, “demonstrates active participation and listening, as well as great motivation and attitude as a part of Moli’s shop fabrication team.” Moli is extremely impressed with his skills, safety-consciousness, and work ethic and foresees a fruitful and fulfilling career path for him at their company. In addition to testimonials such as Moli’s, youth participants also share similar sentiments. Miranda Clarke, an energetic and determined youth, contacted YEP in January 2013. Prior to participating in YEP, Clarke worked for four years as a warehouse receiver. After multiple meetings with her supervisor, Clarke was informed there would be no opportunity for her to move up in the company for several more years because she was, even after four years, one of the newest employees. After learning the disappointing news, Clarke began to research different career paths. Intrigued by a description of the plumbing trade, Clarke embarked on her search for an entry-level plumb-

ing position. After two months of applying to companies and receiving no responses, she came across CCA’s Youth Employment Program. Within the same day of meeting with the YEP coordinator, Clarke received a call for an interview from Centurion Mechanical and was hired the following day. Since commencing her employment at Centurion Mechanical, Clarke has progressed from being a general labourer to lead labourer to a first-year apprentice. “I would not have been able to have this amazing chance to become a plumber and meet some amazing individuals without this program,” states Clarke. Clarke’s story is just one of the many successes that have resulted from YEP. Employer and industry support allows these types of stories to transpire, ensuring a promising and productive future for the skilled trades. Try-A-Trade Created in 2012, Try-A-Trade, headed by 2013 CCA Chair Rob Otway, has been working to promote and enhance

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construction careers for young people, particularly those in high school (grades 10 to 12). Since the initiatives establishment, extensive progress has been made toward accomplishing the Try-A-Trade mandate. This has been achieved by building and fostering the relationships between the construction industry and key educational groups. In September 2012, the Try-A-Trade committee began meetings with the Calgary Catholic School District (CSSD), Calgary Board of Education (CBE), Careers: The Next Generation, and United Way: “All In” For Youth to address Try-A-Trade’s goal and how to best accomplish it. It was recognized that all parties share the same intent to help today’s youth by clearly identifying a variety of career options, one of which is construction. Since meetings commenced, several advancements have emerged: In January 2013, 24 CBE teachers and administrators gathered at the Calgary Construction Centre, where they were given a detailed presentation on construction-site safety by Stuart Long, safety director, B.C., AB of EllisDon. Afterwards, CBE attendees were given a site tour of the International Facilities Project at the Calgary Airport, generously hosted by EllisDon. The tour was informative and allowed teachers the opportunity to experience, first-hand, the emphasis that is put on construction-site safety, and aid them in implementing those safety measures in the classroom in order to better prepare students for construction careers. Overall, the site tour was a great success, furthering the partnership between industry and educators. The second major advancement is TryA-Trade’s participation in dual-credit applications put forward by both the CBE and CCSD in partnership with SAIT, the CCA, and several other key industry players. On May 6, 2013, Alberta Education released a call-to-action strategy for school jurisdictions, post-secondary institutions, and industry to work together as a community partnership to develop dual-credit opportunities. Dual-credit courses allow high school students the option to earn high school and post-secondary credits concurrently, resulting in the opportunity



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New mixed-use construction help fill the gaps in Calgary developments With a population of over a million and growing - the City of Calgary’s trend toward development, be it urban, commercial, or retail is continuing at a steady pace. From small to large, these projects have each contributed to the personality and culture of the city, no matter what corner of Calgary they are located. And with that comes a mix of eclectic and distinctive-growth areas poised to set the stage for many years yet to come. “This has been another strong year for Calgary in terms of economic growth,” states Tom Dixon, business development manager for Real Estate, Transportation, and Logistics, Calgary Economic Development. “We’re seeing very balanced growth between urban, office, and residential development.” Dixon points to the city’s recent upswing in suburban office growth in particular. “Take Quarry Park for example,” he notes. “There are a number of buildings already completed or under construction that are attracting larger tenants. I think the market is adapting to those companies that don’t have to be downtown. The downtown core has the lowest vacancy rates and therefore, the highest rates. At the same time, this suburban growth is not taking place at the expense of the downtown core. There is still a lot of development downtown.”

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Todd Poulsen, vice president, Elan Construction, and his team will transform a vacant site into Brookfield Residential’s Seton development, one of the most comprehensive, mixed-use developments in North America.

Dixon predicts that this “build out” will continue in both the downtown core and in the suburban areas - as long as it can interface effectively with transit. “We’re very committed to light rail transit and, in fact, we have one of the highest usages in Canada,” he states. “Future success will depend on how the new developments will interface with the LRT and/or bus routes.” A Visionary Tale One of the most significant undertakings that has characterized the city

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Over the course of 15 to 20 years, the Seton development is anticipated to rival the city’s downtown core featuring over 2.5 million square feet of office and retail space, a 16-acre regional park, public library, schools, 1,300 multi-family residences, an active main street, and a regional recreation centre.

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and retail space, a 16-acre regional park, public library, schools, 1,300 multi-family residences, an active main street, and a regional recreation centre. Seton was approved by city council in 2004, after years of planning. According to Fryklind, Brookfield Residential

has never done anything on this scale before. “We are hard-pressed to find anything equivalent to this development in scope and land-use variety anywhere in North America,” he states. The first phase of the Seton development began in May 2012. “The first phase includes the construction of a commercial centre that has 11 commercial retail units,” states Todd Poulsen, vice president, Elan Construction, the project’s general contractor. “The anchor tenant is Save-OnFoods. It is Overwaitea’s first venture into Calgary.” According to Poulsen, the commercial centre will offer a total of 125,000 square feet, with Save-On-Foods taking 42,700 square feet of that space. The grocery retailer’s unit was handed over to them in October 2013. Other tenants already announced include Shoppers Drug Mart, Bank of Montreal, TD Canada Trust, and PetroCanada. “This is a development that will allow people to live and work in that end






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of the city,” states Poulsen. “It will be self-contained and self-sustaining.” An important component of the Seton development is its proximity to the South Health Campus (SHC). “The SHC is the key to this entire development,” states Fryklind. “A fullservice hospital that employs 2,400 people with round-the-clock access is the engine that drives the ability to populate the area around it with housing offerings, commercial opportunities, and recreational amenities. Stores in the first phase of the retail sector will experience heightened sales by virtue of being in close proximity to the SHC and its vast employee base.” Construction of Seton’s residential phase is expected to begin in late 2015, market permitting. “We are expecting very encouraging sales for the tenants in Retail Phase 1 and leasing interest for Retail Phase 2,” adds Fryklind. “And interest in the medical/office buildings has been very strong. The surrounding communities of Auburn Bay and Cranston have indicated strong lot and home sales as a direct result of being placed next to the Seton development. We are excited by the public’s reaction and look forward to realizing our aspirations over the next many years.” Southern Exposure Over on Blackfoot Trail, the Centron Group of Companies is busy with the development of its 6.57-acre Blackfoot Point Business Park, an “A” class, suburban office campus located next to Deerfoot Meadows, one of Canada’s largest, open-air urban shopping districts. The business park will include two single-storey and two two-storey office buildings to offer a total of 135,378 square feet of space. The units will feature nine-foot ceilings, with leasing options starting at 2,500 square feet. “The land used for this project was previously owned by the developers of Deerfoot Meadows and the land to the north of us is zoned for retail use,” explains Michael Anderson, vice president of Development and Leasing, Centron Group of Companies.

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“The developers of Deerfoot Meadows didn’t have plans for this piece of property and the timing was good for us to purchase, after we determined that this portion of the land would make an exceptional business site.” According to Brian Bec, senior project manager, Centron Group, the development permit process for the business park began in May 2011. Stripping and grading of the site began in November 2012, and the parkade foundation – which will include 192 underground stalls and 243 surface stalls – started in February 2013. “The entire project is scheduled to be completed before December 31, 2013,” he notes. Already, Genstar Development Company has signed a lease for 5,300 square feet. Another conditional offer for a potential 33,000 square feet is in the wings. “This is a bit of a coup for us,” adds Anderson. “To have someone of this stature in the industry sign on with us is a huge milestone.” Key to the new business park development is the addition of an all-turns intersection right onto Blackfoot Trail. “We are able to offer accessibility to all major arteries,” notes Anderson, adding Blackfoot Trail itself sees upwards of 30,000 vehicles per day. “It is a prime location for tenants.” The commercial urban office space will offer a contemporary look via an exterior stucco and stone façade with a touch of traditional finishes. Construction, minus the cost of land, is expected to come in at around $28 million. Strong Growth Ahead According to Calgary Economic Development’s Dixon, both the Seton and Blackfoot Point Business Park developments bring their own strengths to the city’s continued economic growth. “I think we’re going to see an increase in mixed-use development in the coming years,” he states. “Seton is a good example of this. Brookfield is a very qualified and sophisticated developer and you are going to need a large-scale developer like this in order to pull this off. Brookfield has estab-

lished itself in both the residential and commercial markets so that points to a very successful future. Plus, this development is in a very strategic location.” The Blackfoot Point Business Park, on the other hand, is of a much smaller scale. But, according to Dixon, it’s an important one nonetheless. “I think this is significant in that it is a true infill development,” he notes. “Those lands have been undeveloped for a number of years. The lands have very good access to Blackfoot and Deerfoot.” Dixon adds the new office development rounds out the area’s existing offerings of retail, hotel, and commercial buildings. “So far, everything else in that area has been successful,” he notes. The northeast and southeast quadrants of the city accommodate the vast majority of industrial, warehousing, and distribution uses. Major examples include: the Canadian National intermodal rail yard at the city’s northeast boundary within the Calgary region; the Calgary International Airport cargo facilities close by, within the city limits; and the Canadian Pacific rail intermodal yards at Dufferin North, expanding at the heart of the southeast industrial precinct. The City of Calgary supports continued commercial growth at all four corners of the compass, says Dixon, who adds that developments like Seton and the Blackfoot Point Business Park are helping to “fill in the gaps” and contribute to economic diversification. Others, like the anticipated University of Calgary’s West Campus Trust lands, will help round-out development in the years to come. “We’ll see more distribution-type buildings being constructed in the northeast and southeast quadrants of the city,” concludes Dixon. “That leaves other areas open to support development of commercial, retail and continued growth of larger scale, mixed-use residential communities.” n

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Calgarians and interprovincial haulers welcome the newest link to Calgary’s Ring Road By Jillian Mitchell

Pictured here, facing east, the Southeast Stoney Trail (SEST), or Calgary Ring Road, has earned a standing as one of Alberta’s largest P3 (public-private partnership) road infrastructure projects, and is poised to facilitate quick inner-city and highway connections.

Calgarian commuters will no longer have to jump out of bed extra early for work, thanks to the much-anticipated Southeast Stoney Trail (SEST), the newest part of what is colloquially known as the Calgary Ring Road. Opening fall 2013, Calgary’s new section of ring road - which extends from the south side of the current Stoney Trail/17 Avenue S.E. intersection south along the east edge of the city to Stoney Trail SE (formerly Highway 22), then west to the east side of Stoney Trail SE/ Macleod Trail interchange - is noted as one of the largest single-highway projects in the province’s history. The three-


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year, multi-phase project involved the construction of an additional 25-kilometre, six-lane section of roadway in an effort to significantly reduce inner-city traffic congestion and improve traffic flow for motorists living in and visiting the Alberta city. Additionally, the $769-million project, also known as the “East Freeway”, has earned a standing as one of Alberta’s largest P3 (public-private partnership) road infrastructure projects, as facilitated by the Alberta Government and Chinook Roads Partnership (a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Acciona Infrastructures S.A.) with funding assis-

tance from the federal government. For the next 30 years, the SEST project will be maintained by Chinook Roads Partnership, who were responsible for designing, constructing, and partially financing the portion of highway. Southeast Stoney Trail is poised to well-facilitate quick inner-city and highway connections, while enabling motorists to now by-pass Calgary. The updated portion of ring road is also anticipated to “greatly reduce pressure on Calgary’s arterial roads,” insists Trent Bancarz, spokesperson for Alberta Transportation. “Deerfoot Trail has been very congested for a long time prior to the open-



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ing of SEST. It was designed for about 90,000 to 100,000 vehicles per day; currently on some parts, we have upwards of 165,000,” he says. “Stoney Trail Southeast will give people an alternative route and take some of the pressure off of Deerfoot Trail.” As the Alberta Infrastructure rep explains, the 15-kilometre north/south stretch between 17th Avenue to Stoney Trail SE is a brand-new, six-lane roadway, with the future capacity to expand to eight lanes. The remaining 10-kilometre Stoney Trail SE leg was upgraded from four to six lanes between 88th Street to Macleod Trail. In a separate contract, Alberta Transportation will upgrade the Stoney Trail SE-Macleod Trail interchange bridge to four lanes from its current two. This upgrade will prevent a potential bottleneck with the new six-lane roadway being squeezed into two on the interchange bridge. The SEST project also includes maintenance of 12 kilometres of Deerfoot Trail between Stoney Trail SE and the junction with Highway 2A south of Calgary. “Everything on [the] ring road is set up to expand quite easily; it’s just a matter of pushing the base course in and the paving,” he says of future roadway expansions. “We’re finding that traffic volumes have gone up quicker than we anticipated.” During construction, traffic peak times were observed and lane closures were avoided as much as possible. Night work was undertaken to reduce disruptions for traffic where feasible. While the SEST project was going on, other portions of Stoney Trail were also getting upgrades. The northwest section of the ring road was expanded from four lanes to six lanes (three in each direction) between Crowchild Trail and Deerfoot Trail. The project also included second-stage paving of the portions of Stoney Trail that opened in 2009, a process that occurs typically three to five years after initial paving in which a finishing layer of pavement is placed on the roadway. “What that does is fix any deficiencies [revealed by usage] in the original surface and it protects the infrastructure underneath to a greater degree,” Bancarz explains of the second-stage paving technique. “Initially, it is more expensive

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FEATURE | Southeast Stoney Trail (SEST)

The intersection of 52nd Street SE and Stoney Trail SE (formerly Highway 22) is nearing completion, and will ease the flow of traffic between the communities of McKenzie Towne and Copperfield to that of Auburn Bay and Mahogany.

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Scheduled for completion in fall 2014, the new Nosehill Drive interchange removed the last set of lights on Stoney Trail, creating a free-flowing roadway. It is a development that Bancarz cites as offering many safety benefits. “Safety goes up significantly when you don’t have stop lights and intersections - that’s where the majority of collisions occur, at intersections,” he adds. “It’s when you have conflicting movements, that’s where you get collisions. So you try to keep the traffic flowing as best you can, while considering safety.” After the fall 2013 completion, travellers of the new ring road will observe crews working diligently in the area for the next year. This, the final phase of the project as set out by the contract, includes numerous landscaping and fence-building projects as well as cleanup - all of which is not expected to impact traffic. It was back in the 1970s when Calgary’s ring road was first earmarked for development in an area dubbed the transportation and utility corridor

(TUC). And today, that vision is almost complete. Southeast Stoney Trail’s completion realizes 70 per cent of that vision—what has been described in the Transportation department as a “horseshoe” rather than a loop. The missing link? The ring’s southwest quadrant, which has been the subject of continued negotiations between the Province and the Tsuu T’ina Nation. An official referendum for First Nation members is scheduled for later 2013 regarding the fate of the reserve land. However, the new roadway as it stands is a large step in the right direction, says Bancarz, and will successfully accommodate the city’s growth for the next 50 years. “In the ring-road sections we’ve opened in both Calgary and Edmonton, we’ve found that it has really changed the whole complexion of traffic flow and even affected the way people live and where they choose to live,” he concludes. “Calgary and Edmonton are large, world-class cities and now they have the ring roads to match.” n


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to come by focusing on ways to ease the integration process and to make themselves available to offer guidance and insight along the way.

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male counterparts. These are the female “pioneers,” women who have led the way forward and, in so doing, have cleared a path for others to follow. Having attained their rightful place in the industry, these women are now looking out for those yet

Women Helping Women In a February 2012 report from the Ottawa-based Construction Sector Council (CSC), entitled The State of Women in Construction in Canada, the rate of participation for women, particularly in the trades and on-site construction management, is described as “has not grown significantly over time.” The CSC cites Census Canada occupational data to peg the rate of their employment in the construction trades as four per cent or less, with many trades showing a rate of less than two per cent. This latter group includes: plumbing, pipefitting, gasfitting, carpentry, bricklaying, concrete finishing, electrical, construction millwright, air conditioning and refrigeration, and crane operation. Those trades where women were more strongly represented are identified as cabinetmaking (7.6 per cent), insulating (seven per cent), and tile-setting (5.3 per cent). Women also accounted for 7.3 per cent of construction labourers and 8.5 per cent of others trades helpers and labourers. When it comes to management roles, women have attained a larger presence within the industry. The Census Canada data shows that women accounted for 6.5 per cent overall of contractors/supervisors in trades and transportation, 7.9 per cent of construction managers, 6.4 per cent of residential homebuilders and renovators, 10.5 per cent of estimators, 15.8 per cent of survey technologists and technicians, 33.6 per cent of mapping and related technologists and technicians, 20.3 per cent of engineering inspectors and regulatory officers, 34.6 per cent of health and occupational safety inspectors, and 12.3 per cent of construction inspectors.

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The CSC report also advises that there is still a lot to be done to increase the number of women entering the construction trades industry. It identifies an important need to raise awareness of the industry as a career opportunity – a point well-documented by the fact that half of the young women aged 18 to 34 who were surveyed by the CSC in 2008 had never received information about careers in construction trades/management.

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Industry Doing its Part In 2012, the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) officially recognized the need to attract more women to the industry by creating a separate committee to help deal with the issue. The mandate of the Women in Construction Committee is to host/attend various activities throughout the year, to stimulate interest for women in construction and facilitate opportunities, to recruit new women, and to support those already there. “I think that having women in the construction industry is still intimidating for both men and women,” states Joanne Foster, project manager, Bird Construction, and chair of the CCA’s Women in Construction Committee. “The industry is sort of like the last bastion of male domination.” The committee has already achieved some notable success in its short life. It had its own booth at the 2013 CCA Construction Career Expo, which provided exposure to thousands of students. Its members are actively involved in many industry events to help raise awareness of their cause. And, the committee is also developing a mentorship program, which is anticipated to be ready by the end of 2013. “I think mentoring is extremely important,” comments Foster. “Looking back at what I had to go through, if I had had someone to run things by or just to vent to, it would have made things a lot easier.” Foster herself went through university and attained a degree in criminology before deciding to accept a job in the industry. “I travelled for about a year after university and really needed a job when I got back,” she explains. “So when a friend of mine who was working for a condo developer at the time offered me a position, I jumped at it. I started by doing anything



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Kim Connell, vice president Construction Strategy for CANA, has done some mentoring through CCA in the past, and suggests young women take the initiative to find opportunities in their desired field.

I could in the acquisitions department and eventually worked my way up to be in charge of acquisitions nationally.” Foster admits that there were a few awkward moments throughout her career, especially in the beginning, but that things changed dramatically once she became a project manager. Experience Matters Foster’s experience isn’t unique. Kim Connell, vice president Construction Strategy for CANA and a member of the CCA Women in Construction Committee, speaks of a similar story. “I find that you do have to prove yourself as a woman,” she says. “Once you’re past that hurdle and gain everyone’s respect, then being a woman isn’t an issue.” Connell was lucky in finding her career path. After pursuing a university degree in civil engineering, she was fortunate enough to do her second co-op program with a project management group work-

ing on hotel construction. After that, she “was hooked.” “Being a woman hasn’t been a negative for me,” she states. “I have been fortunate with the companies I have worked for and haven’t faced much adversity when it comes to that.” Like Foster, Connell believes that mentorship is important and is one way to help other women in the industry. “I have done some mentoring within CANA,” she says. “I think it requires the young people to really push themselves and take the initiative. The opportunities aren’t right there in front of you. You have to have an understanding first of what you like and where you want to go.” In the Know Jill Drader, another member of CCA’s Women in Construction Committee, is a strong advocate of attracting women to the industry. Prior to and during her Journeyman Apprenticeship as a tile-setter, she 1-888-412-3626

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found it very difficult to find information about credible career choices within the trades. After attaining a university degree in the arts, Drader spent a couple years in Asia and fell in love with stone as an architectural tool. When she came back to Calgary to pursue that love, it was a trades instructor who informed her of her career opportunities. “I was lucky that my instructor really encouraged me to go ahead and learn to work with natural stone,” states Drader. “I came into the trades with an academic background and strong research skills and I found that there really wasn’t a lot of information out there about the industry and how to get involved.” Not one to let that stop her, Drader has since founded a website called Women in Work Boots (www.womeninworkboots. ca), an online resource designed to help “more women know about creating a career in the skilled trades.” One hundred profiles of “women who work” is a clear indication that if a female wishes to pursue a career in construction, she can. Through sharing the stories of other women working, she hopes others will find what they need to get to work or tell another woman about what they’ve learned. Today, Drader continues to act as a consultant, entrepreneur, tile-setter, and contract teacher at SAIT while continuing to advocate on behalf of women in the industry. Changing Tomorrow Although there may be very few women who are presently involved in the trades, it seems that the women who are there have taken the initiative to help broaden the industry’s visibility and widen its appeal among the female population. In taking on that responsibility, they are recognizing the need for more female participation. And, perhaps more important, they are working hard to change the landscape of tomorrow. “I still go into meetings of 15 people and will be the only female,” concludes Connell. “Women need to find out about the industry and get a better understanding of what we do and the many opportunities that are available. Yes, it is a maledominated industry. But once you get in, there is little to hold you back.” n

FEATURE | Brookfield Place Calgary

Building the Future Upon the Past Brookfield Place Calgary moves the city’s downtown up By Deb Smith

With the tallest of the two glass towers soaring to a height of 247 metres, Brookfield Place Calgary is destined to be the tallest building in Western Canada, and will cover the entire city block between First and Second streets and Sixth and Seventh avenues S.W.

Construction has already begun in Calgary’s downtown on what is destined to be the tallest building in Western Canada. Brookfield Place Calgary, another exciting commercial development by Brookfield Office Properties, will cover the entire city block between First and Second streets, and Sixth and Seventh avenues S.W., with two striking towers of glass and steel connected by a breathtaking two-storey atrium and an open-air public plaza. At a projected cost of $800 million, with the tallest tower soaring to a height of 247 metres (810 feet), the completed complex will add a total of 2.4 million square feet of space to the city’s already vibrant business community. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2017, the project is expected to involve 7.5 million construction manhours. The first phase consists of a 56-storey office building with six underground levels to be constructed on the east side of the block. At a projected cost of $500 million, and soaring to 247 metres (810 feet), this “east” tower will be the tallest building in Western Canada. Cenovus Energy Inc., a leading North American oil company, has already committed to one million square feet of this new


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space, just over 70 per cent of the building’s total capacity. As the construction manager, EllisDon Construction Services Inc. (EllisDon) must work closely with the owner, designers, and a diverse group of stakeholders, subcontractors, and suppliers to get the job done. Along with bringing a high level of experience and construction knowledge to the table, the EllisDon management team had to address the realities of the construction site - the ground in which the feet of the first tower will be planted, and land that had a history of development from the beginning of the 20th century. The Empress Hotel was built in 1911 on the northwest corner of the block a handsome five-storey structure that became a popular watering hole for its downtown patrons until it was finally closed and then demolished in 1986. “We knew the basement of the Empress was buried, full of material from its demolition,” explains Jeff Fox, preconstruction manager with EllisDon. But that was only part of the picture. Three other older buildings on the site had to be taken down to the ground, leaving behind their own substantial basements. The Herald Building with its

white marble exterior and gothic revival ornamentation was finished in 1913, and the three-storey Herald Mechanical Building in 1964. What was known as the Heagle Building was built in 1958 to house the National System of Baking until the company shut down in 1991. Fox recalls months of exploration work in the summer of 2013, as there was very little information available on the original foundations. “We excavate small holes and numerous test pits, taking pictures, trying to figure out what was down there so we could complete our shoring designs and then go about excavating. It took us months to figure it all out so we could give the bidders enough information to understand their scope of work,” he says. Scott Thompson, EllisDon project director recalls, “We even found a couple of tunnels that no one knew about. There’s an old one that crosses Seventh Avenue, from the Bow Parkade to the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) store, delivering goods on a conveyor belt system.” The Bow Parkade, built as part of the HBC store expansion in 1929, and later extended to the full width of the western half of the block in 1961, was one of the first multi-level parking structures

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says Thompson. “We were able to use City archives and some old HBC drawings for that part of it.” The contract to take down that part of the Bow Parkade went to Bluebird Contracting Services Ltd. of Calgary under the supervision of the project manager, Daylan Lang. Vice president of Bluebird, Ken Kirk, explains the plan of attack. “The stairwell/elevator shaft extends close to 40 feet above the roof of the parkade, so first we took out the elevator to use the empty shaft as a garbage chute while we removed the exterior brick facing. We had to build a scaffold to take the brick off by hand, since the

instability of the brick won’t allow the use of equipment. With several excellent recycling facilities available in Calgary, everything possible in the demolition work will be recycled,” he states. “Bluebird has their own small recycler that can be used right on site if the conditions are right and time allows. Concrete is crushed and reused as aggregate base course/structural foundation for paving, for landscaping in retaining walls, and erosion structures. Calgary’s construction industry is a leader in the practice of recycling demolition materials to keep as much as possible out of landfill.” Included within the demolition scope

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of work for the Brookfield Place project, Bluebird was also contracted to remove the plus-15 and plus-30 walkways that cross Seventh Avenue over to the east side of the Bow Parkade. “We were involved in lots of advance planning with Calgary Transit on how to remove those pedestrian bridges as the plus-15 level supported the overhead power lines for the light rail transit (LRT) system that runs along Seventh Avenue, so we had to find a way to do everything with as little disruption to service as possible,” comments Fox. The answer was to “piggy-back” on a scheduled LRT service shutdown over the 2013 September long-weekend. “We put up temporary structural towers on either side of Seventh Avenue and trusses to span the avenue, supporting the LRT catenary lines,” explains Kirk. “We had it all fabricated and then on the Labour Day weekend shutdown, we had it craned into place. Now we’re stripping down the existing bridges, and will remove them by crane. First the plus-30 and by October 2013, the plus-15 will also be gone.”

Meanwhile, EllisDon had many other issues of infrastructure to solve beyond the parkade, pedestrian walkways and buried foundations. “The block was subdivided and had an alleyway that separated the parcels,” recalls Fox. “Through that alleyway, there was a major Enmax feed for the downtown core. We had begun working with Enmax in March 2013 to try to come up with a plan to get their infrastructure relocated so we could start building. And not only power, but also communications - all kinds of fibre optic lines, data lines, coaxial cables for different vendors. Our M&E manager Dean Jacobs has been working all along to help come up with plans to relocate those utilities.” Although work on relocating the lines was set back by the June 2013 flooding in Calgary, when Enmax crews had to change priorities, work resumed in October, only one month behind the original schedule. In what is probably the most complicated site in the city in terms of infrastructure and buried relics, EllisDon uncovered several surprises, including water

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During the extensive demolition process of The Herald Building, which included piggy-backing an LRT shutdown, EllisDon uncovered water connections that were so old they weren’t on the City of Calgary’s drawings and gas lines that had been shut off decades ago.

And through it all, EllisDon is in constant communication with the owner, Brookfield Properties, updating on costing, scheduling, and the constructability of various aspects of the project. “We are giving feedback on how to make some of the new ideas a reality with conference calls that often bridge many time-zones. The building will have some very nice architectural features that will set it apart from other buildings in the city,” says Fox. Starr Killoch Adams (SKA) Architects out of London, England, along with Calgary design company DIALOG, have collaborated on a building that will be a jewel on the Calgary horizon. One special feature is the curtain wall that will soar over 800 feet into the sky, with conical corners flaring in toward a taper from bottom to top. This transparent wall continues up to form a glass parapet that returns in on itself to come over the top of the building and back down inside, to create a “pocket” around the top of the building. In the middle, behind this glass crown, the mechanical


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penthouse will be shrouded, out of sight from the ground. The availability of the double-curved glass required to fulfill such a design became a very important question, but in the end the team was able to secure more than one supplier. Glass plays an important role as the design also features a 60-foot-high transparent glass pavilion that will join the two towers when they are both completed. As part of the Arts Brookfield Program, the company maintains its commitment to contribute to the communities in which it operates. And so they incorporated into the design a spectacular glass and steel atrium, rising almost four storeys, to be used as a venue for public events such as concerts, exhibitions, and festivals. A well-lit public plaza featuring art and cultural activities and displays, restaurants, retails shops, and amenities at the ground level can only add to the vibrancy of Calgary’s downtown. Beneath the tower, underground parking with its own dedicated access ramps will accommodate 1,100 vehicles, electric car plug-in recharge stations, and

with its own dedicated access ramps, an innovative bicycle parking facility featuring storage lockers, showers, and a bikerepair facility. As well, the building will provide direct access to the plus-15 skywalk system and Calgary LRT on Seventh Avenue. Along with the construction of the concrete core/steel and glass building, EllisDon will finish the lobby, all public spaces, and the parking facilities, all targeted to achieve LEED Gold for Core and Shell Development. The project is expected to create 1,300 construction jobs, and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017. Brookfield Office Properties owns, develops, and manages premier office properties and is already a major commercial property owner in downtown Calgary. Once completed, Brookfield Place Calgary will join the ranks of similar branded projects in Toronto, New York City, and Perth, Australia. It will be a showcase for the skill and ingenuity of the members of the Calgary construction community. n

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Alberta Construction Association Report for 2013 By Bob Robinson, chairman, Alberta Construction Association The Alberta Construction Association is delighted that the Edmonton Construction Association has rejoined this fall. This is a great step for Alberta’s construction industry. The Edmonton Construction Association is a highly respected and professional organization whose board, membership, and staff add tremendous expertise to help address the many challenges and opportunities facing our industry. A united industry provides certainty for our clients and strength to our advocacy. The value of this renewed partnership is already significant in many of the following initiatives that ACA is pursuing on behalf of the membership.

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Government Advocacy ACA advocacy priorities continue to focus on: • Sustained and predictable public and private investment in infrastructure

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• Ensure our future skilled workforce, with emphasis on immigration • Enhancing industry competitiveness to ensure long term capacity and fair opportunity for profit ACA has refined and submitted recommendations regarding Provincial Government Capital Budgeting: • The 2014-2017 capital budget be established at $6 to $7 billion per year. This amount reflects per capita investment averaged over the business cycle and adjusted to remove the effects of inflation. • Capital spending should be budgeted and held in an account separate from operating budgets and funds. Capital expenditures should be managed within multi-year funding envelopes consistent with government business plans. • The province consider the value of smart debt to take advantage of favourable construction pricing, and favourable spreads between the costs of debt and the returns on provincial savings funds. However, ACA strongly urges the use of debt be for limited duration with the intent that principal and interest obligations remain limited and appropriately funded within the capital budget. • The province implement a policy whereby government investment in infrastructure increases when the economy and construction activity is slowing thereby minimizing costs to taxpayers and providing stable employment for construction workers. A separate capital account would al-

low funds to be raised when revenues (and typically private investment) are high, and spent when private investment is lagging. • The province consolidate public sector construction procurement within Alberta Infrastructure to maximize value to taxpayers and extend procurement best practices to health care, schools, and post-secondary institutes. • Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) should supplement, not replace, traditional levels of funding and project delivery. The devastating floods in southern Alberta in the summer of 2013 have stretched the provincial government’s project management capacity to deliver on this level of capital investment. ACA has proposed to government establishing a not-for-profit industry consortium to provide project management services for projects related to the recovery, thus freeing up government staff to focus on their core program. This industry vehicle is an opportunity to showcase private sector efficiency to procure and manage projects. Once established, the corporation would be available to assist in the response to future disasters. A key message of industry forums with Alberta Infrastructure to discuss future costs is that cost escalation is directly related to workforce capacity. Stable, predictable funding allows industry to plan and invest in providing stable workforce development and employment. The Edmonton Construction Associations is now partnering with ACA to host

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this forum, similar to the partnership that has been in place with the Calgary Construction Association. 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. While supporting a strong apprenticeship system, ACA is not supportive of the concept of mandating a quota for apprentices on public sector projects. ACA has submitted an industry proposal to the provincial government and shared its proposal with the Canadian Construction Association for CCA’s discussions with the federal government, as governments assess options for promotion of apprenticeship. The ACA proposal focuses on determining if there is a problem in public construction by suggesting the development of baseline data to identify trades where there may be limited use of apprentices, then engaging in joint industry-government discussion of barriers and possible means to encourage greater use of apprentices in those trades. Workforce Each year ACA members invest millions of dollars to attract, develop, and retain Canadian workers. Examples of these investments include: • Donations and partnerships with primary and secondary schools


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Despite these efforts industry and government forecasts continue to conclude that foreign trained workers are a necessity given the combination of increased economic activities and opportunities coupled with increasing retirements of our aging Canadian workforce. These shortages are acute in western Canada, and particularly in Alberta. Consequently ACA has advocated for changes to immigration to ensure access to skilled temporary foreign workers and permanent migration of skilled trades. ACA is one of the founders of the Alberta Coalition for Action on Labour Shortages (ACALS), an industry advocacy group that has grown to 25 associations. Chief benefits of ACALS advocacy include the introduction of a new federal skilled trades stream and the reduction to 12 from 24 months for eligibility under the Canada Experience Class. Through ACALS, ACA is continuing to advocate for continuation of the Labour Marker Opinion (LMO) exempt pilot with additional occupations; for the resumption of an accelerated LMO program for approved employers; and for programs that allow for Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) mobility across projects, employers, and provincial boundaries. ACA advocacy has led to the recognition of eligibility to work in Alberta without proving hours in the trade or the requirement to write Alberta Qualifications exams for a number of Irish trades credentials. ACA is also promoting access to skilled Irish trades under the International Work Experience program. No LMO is required for qualified Irish workers.


Safety/ WCB The association continues to advocate for consultation and the use of evidence-based best practices prior to adoption of new safety regulations and policies. Areas currently under discussion with Occupational Health and Safety include: • Administrative penalties and ticketing • Code review • Occupational exposure to crystalline silica • Identification of high risk employers ACA also works as part of the Industry Task Force to foster positive change in WCB policies. Priority issues include: • Enhanced use of WCB advisory services for employers in responding to appeals of WCB claims decisions. Early indicators suggest that employers that have accessed the services are very satisfied, but that greater outreach is required from WCB to inform employers of the service. • Requesting the WCB to revisit its interpretation that nofault principles apply post-claim in situations where workers on modified duties are terminated with cause. It seems very unlikely that modified work even existed in the early 1900s when Justice Meredith formulated the no-fault principle underlying workers compensation. Standard Practices ACA’s primary focus remains on advocating adoption of industry standard practices, focused on provincial buyers of


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construction in accordance with our mandate. ACA engages with Alberta Infrastructure on numerous fronts through a variety of consultations, committees, the Infrastructure Partners Conference, and so on. Along with partners Consulting Architects of Alberta, Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, and Alberta Infrastructure, ACA is developing a website and communications outreach to public procurers of construction to promote adoption of

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velop a pilot to test a true “Integrated Project Delivery” approach. Stakeholder discussion has involved contractors, design community, public sector owners, and ACA partner Productivity Alberta. Defining outcomes, business processes, and contracts that embody the principles of shared risk/ shared reward would be developed through a pilot. To better reflect best practice, ACA has approved changes to its public policies to reflect neutrality on the owner’s choice of procurement and project delivery method provided procurement remains open, fair, and transparent, and urging the goal of procuring best value. ACA is seeking an amendment to the Builder’s Lien Act to mandate annual progress release of holdback to ensure timely access to holdback funds for subcontractors that complete work in the early part of a multi-year project. Industry consultation will likely be necessary prior to the Government adding such an amendment to the legislative agenda so ACA is encouraging consultation commence as soon as possible. ACA is also monitoring progress of Ontario Bill 69 (An act respecting payments made under contracts and subcontracts in the construction industry – informally known as Prompt Payment Act) to determine the views of Alberta’s industry about possible applicability in this province. Trade Definitions have been comprehensively revised and reviewed by industry. Approval of the revised Trade Definitions is anticipated before year’s end. ACA thanks the Edmonton Construction Association for leading this effort. Member Dialogue ACA benefits in articulating industry interests when hearing directly from grassroots membership. 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 to get involved. n




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Calgary’s condo market outshines other cities By Melanie Franner

Embassy Bosa’s multi-phase Evolution project in the East Village is just one of the examples of Calgary’s high-rise development boom which caters to people’s desire for the urban-lifestyle amenities afforded by condo living.

Urban living is the latest catch-all phrase for Calgary residents as new condo developments continue to sprout up in almost all areas of the city. Young and old are considering an ever-broadening array of locales, each of which is characterized by the carefree, maintenancefree lifestyle embodied through condo living. A new municipal development plan, adopted in 2009, is spearheading some of the more significant intensification areas around the city. Major corridors for


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these developments include the downtown inner core, the transit network and, most recently, the airport. “Right now, we have an unbelievably low vacancy rate in the city,” states Thom Mahler, manager, Established Community Planning, City of Calgary. “If we could flip a switch, we would like to see more housing developments in general.” These developments, according to Mahler, would ideally be mixed-use. Mahler cites Quarry Park, by Reming-

ton Development Corporation, as a prime example of what the city is trying to achieve. The community sits on 127 hectares of land that used to be an old gravel pit. It will eventually be home to upwards of 7,000 residents and it will include retail, office, commercial, residential, and a nature preserve – a true mixed-use community. Another example cites Mahler is Brookfield Developments’ Seton, a mixed-use community that is envisioned to include over a million square feet of retail and of-

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fice space respectively, 1,300 multi-family residential units, a hotel, a recreation centre, library, hospital, and more. “A big part of our strategy is to make sure the area offers not just housing, but also a real mixed-use community,” states Mahler. Build it and They Will Come Of course, new condo construction spurs economic growth in other sectors, like retail, institutional, and commercial. The greater the population base, the greater the need for services.

“We’re starting to build critical mass of new housing units in the inner city and Beltline areas of Calgary,” states Matthew Boukall, director, Residential Advisory Services, Altus Group. “This will encourage the building of restaurants and local retail services. Everything builds from the residential developments.” According to Boukall, sales of condos in the city are on the rise. He cites an increase of 48.9 per cent in sales of newbuild, high-rise condos in 2012 over 2011.

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“This is due strictly to supply,” he states. “After the recession, all high-rise condo construction was put on hold. Some of the developers went back into the market in late 2010, but most of them didn’t get the confidence to go back in until 2011. There was pent-up demand.” The City of Calgary describes the city centre as being home to approximately 37,000 people – just above three per cent of the city’s total population. Significant change is expected over the next 30 years, including the addition of approximately 35,000 new residents.

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Sales of Calgary’s new-build condos are doing well and resale units are also performing above last year. As more and more people flock to the urban-lifestyle amenities afforded by condo living, they are finding that retail and commercial properties soon follow – creating a real sense of community and a revitalized neighbourhood. Interest in condo living isn’t being restricted to just one or two particular developments. Boukall notes that all high-rise condo developments in the city seem to be doing well. He makes particular note of: Qualex-Landmark’s Mark on 10th, a 34-storey, 270-unit, mixed-use development located at the corner of Eighth Street and 10th Avenue SW; Keynote Urban Village and its 29-storey, 250-unit residential Tower 2; Tower 3 of the Anthem Properties’ Waterfront development; and the East Village, a mixed-use, urban neighbour-

hood where Embassy Bosa’s Evolution and FRAM+Slokker’s FIRST condo towers are well-underway and almost soldout. “With the latest new condo developments, we’ve been seeing a lot of younger people move into the downtown core,” states Boukall. “But we’re also seeing some older people downsizing to higher-end condos like those found in the neighbourhood of Eau Claire in the East Village.” Resales on the Rise Sales of Calgary’s new-build condos are doing well and resale units are also performing above last year. A recent report from The Conference Board of Canada and Genworth Canada identifies the city of Calgary as the only Canadian city of eight reviewed (Que-

bec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria) to experience a rise in condominium resales in 2012. That increase was an impressive 14 per cent. The report also had good news about the new construction condo market, noting a 22.8 per cent increase in 2012 over 2011 in new condo starts. With positive news on both the resale and new construction condo market, it looks like the city of Calgary will continue to grow higher – and will continue to grow wider – as these residential hubs form the backbone of still-evolving communities. From young Calgarians looking to make a solid real-estate investment to aging baby boomers interested in trading in the single-family home, the Calgary condo market offers something for all. n

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Twisted Elegance TELUS Sky transforms Calgary’s skyline with innovative architecture and functionality By Colleen Biondi

TELUS Sky features a distinct design form that transitions from a larger platform to a smaller platform as it moves skyward, and twists slightly.

“DIALOG has been working on one of the largest horizontal buildings in the province - the terminal expansion at the Calgary International Airport - and now we are working on one of the tallest buildings in the city. You don’t get a chance to work on a 60-storey building every day,” states Doug Cinnamon, principal at DIALOG, about his most progressive venture yet. TELUS Sky is a 750,000-square-foot, $400-million construction extravaganza that will transform Calgary’s downtown functionally and architecturally when it is complete in 2017. This mixed-use development will house 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground and Plus15 levels, over 300 rental residential units, which will occupy 250,000 square feet on the upper 29 floors, and 450,000 square feet of office space, of which 155,000 square feet will be for TELUS.


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Cinnamon and his team are the “architects of record” and are teamed with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a young and progressive design firm out of Copenhagen and New York. They converge weekly (via teleconference) to work collaboratively on the design. As they work through design issues, DIALOG brings a regional and local perspective. “This is our town and we understand what works here,” says Cinnamon. For example, BIG is not totally familiar with the plus-15 system and the character of the LRT along Seventh Avenue, where TELUS Sky will be located. “There are nuances, and BIG is listening,” he explains. Other partners on the project are TELUS, Vancouver-based developer Westbank, and Allied Properties REIT, owner of the current building that

houses Art Central, which will be taken down to make room for TELUS Sky. It is the look of TELUS Sky, which was named after the “limitless possibilities” of the organization’s brand and in honour of Alberta’s “beautiful sky and our wide open spaces, says Andrea Goertz, chief communications and sustainability officer for TELUS, that is creating current buzz. The design transitions from a larger platform and “smooth-glass façade enclosing the workspace,” to a smaller platform and “three-dimensional construct of apartments and balconies” as it moves skyward. The resultant silhouette expresses the unification of the two programs in a single gesture – in rational straight lines composed to form a feminine figure. As it does this, the tower twists slightly. What results is the building’s “distinct form,” adds Cinnamon. “You

Doug Cinnamon, principal with Dialog, the Calgary design firm teamed with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a young and progressive design firm out of Copenhagen and New York, to create the 750,000-square-foot building.

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don’t see any other twisting buildings on the skyline.” But TELUS Sky is more than just a pretty face. There are other features which will add to its notoriety after it breaks ground in July 2014. It will be the most significant “next generation” building in Calgary, says Goertz. This means it will be more technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable than any of its downtown neighbours, using 35 per cent less energy than similar size developments. Office workers will be connected across the country by TelePresence, for example, which is a high-definition videoconferencing technology that mimics face-to-face meeting experiences. Environmental features will include advanced heating and cooling systems (including recycling heat from switching equipment in TELUS buildings adjacent to the new structure), floor-toceiling windows with programmable blinds, and auto-dimming lights that will maximize natural lighting - all designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 80 per cent. Rainwater-capture programs will reduce water usage by millions of litres per year. These features will accommodate the standards necessary for LEED Platinum, the highest standard for sustainable design. Like any major construction project, there will be challenges. “We are looking to replace about 5,000 square feet of cultural use space

FEATURE | Feature TELUS Sky will not only tranform the design of downtown, but it will also be more technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable than any of its neighbours, using 35 per cent less energy than similar size developments.

that will be lost with Art Central,” explains Ian Duke, acquisitions and project manager with Westbank. “That sounds like something fairly small but it adds another whole layer to the project.” The office and residential sections of the building also demand differentsized floor plates, so the issue becomes how to make the building look unified and not like two separate parcels plunked on top of one another. “Bjarke’s group came up with a really elegant solution that is organically driven by the building’s program, not just a desire to make the building different,” he adds, referencing the twisting/stepping transition from the larger office plates to the smaller residential ones. TELUS Sky will be a stunning gift to the community, as well as the impetus for other builders and design groups to push that architectural envelope. “Calgary is a young city; we have a lot of reinventing to do as we mature,” says Cinnamon. “Experimentation and diversification are going to be important.” n


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The Calgary Construction Association launches a new website with member-friendly features By Mychal Martin The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) – your one-stop shop for construction information – now has a new home online. CCA’s website,, now features an interactive platform that is designed to enable users to access the services of their industry association from the comfort of an office chair.

The Calgary Construction Association’s new website,, hosts featured new, user-friendly features such as MyCCA, up-to-the-minute construction news, events, and services, and secure access.


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MyCCA The new website allows visitors to create personal “MyCCA” accounts in order to access all the features of the website. Enter your name and email to create your MyCCA account and get started. Once signed in with a MyCCA account, users are able to access members-only content and pay member pricing on all documents and registrations automatically. The site can also keep track of any courses or events that a user

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has attended for future reference, and any invoices that may need to be reprinted. Your MyCCA account can be used to update contact information and subscribe to various industry communications such as the COOLNet Bulletin, CCA’s e-newsletter, The CONSTRUCTOR magazine, and CCA’s education and events notices. Find Out What’s New It is important to keep track of new developments in this fast-paced industry, and CCA online aims to keep members informed with up-to-the-minute construction news, events, and services. An extensive archive of e-newsletters, as well as an online copy of The CONSTRUCTOR magazine, are great resources for all things construction past and present. A complete catalogue of CCA’s workshops, seminars, and tutorials can be found in the course listing, and for a look at upcoming topics of interest, be sure to visit the Calendar of Events or view the “all upcoming events” listing to learn more about what your industry association has planned.

Secured Convenience For event or course registration and document orders, offers secure online credit card and invoice options. One of the site’s most popular features is the CCA member directory. In order to facilitate communication while limiting unwanted and irrelevant solicitation, has several new security features. Users can send email through their MyCCA accounts without putting email information at risk to spam sites. As well, association notices have been made subscribe-able as a means of ensuring MyCCA users are receiving the information that is pertinent and of interest to them. This means the right information is being delivered to the right people. Integration Since partnerships and collaboration are essential for the construction industry, so too is the integration of information and linking to other online resources. The association’s website provides links to all affiliated in-

dustry partners such as the Alberta and Canadian construction associations, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, and the national Gold Seal Program. Other resources include access to CCA’s Youth Employment Program, as well as Construction Careers information; safety materials such as best practices guides, the City of Calgary’s Public Protection Site Safety Plan, and Advanced Weather Forecasting System; CCA’s social media outlets such as LinkedIn and YouTube channel; and the Construction Opportunities Online Network (COOLNet Alberta) plansroom bulletin and open projects listing. A direct link to COOLNet allows members who have signed in with their MyCCA account to access COOLNet, update contact information, and avoid having to keep track of multiple login names and passwords. Be sure to visit to explore all the new features. n

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FEATURE | Past President George Kermack

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Past CCA President George Kermack reflects on his 86 years By Jillian Mitchell George Kermack is a man who tells it like it is - always has, always will. But behind every truthful word, and humorous gibe, is an exceedingly kind and genuine heart. As many will agree, time around him is typically filled with compelling stories, plenty of laughter, and a handful of poignant life lessons. “He has such a philanthropic spirit and an easy, inquisitive manner that makes people comfortable during their conversations, people from all walks of life,” says Alison Kermack of her husband. “This is George doing what he likes best, teaching and sharing his vast knowledge and experiences.” Today, the self-professed “Calgary Guy” and his wife have made a home in Parksville, B.C. Their house, situated beside a golf course, proves the perfect golden-years paradise (the couple has been known to claim a few golf balls in their time). “It took many years to get to this place in life,” George Kermack admits, noting that much of his story transpired one province to the east, in the city of Calgary, where he lived and worked for over 60 years. Kermack was born on August 10,1927 at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary, a

well-known city landmark founded in 1891 by four Sisters of the Charity (commonly referred to as the Grey Nuns). At the time of his birth, Kermack’s parents, both Scottish immigrants of the early 1900s, lived in Calgary with their two

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when his father began working 16hour days training soldiers, sailors, and airmen in their trades; but he did manage to sneak in time with his father, pounding nails and cutting wood for the odd home project. It was then that Kermack’s affinity for carpentry began, and at age 16, the young sea cadet was hired on at his first construction job, working for a private housing contractor in Calgary.


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“My father got me interested in construction and I pounded a lot of nails with him. I picked it up from him as he went along. I didn’t have any formal training at this point but I just became better and better because I did it,” he says. Kermack and his father also shared a similar love of racing pigeons, eventually racing competitively in the Calgary Racing Pigeon Club. They had a pigeon pen on the property and the two men would train their pigeons to “fly home” from short and long distances, beginning at 20 miles out of town and working up to 70-plus, which then qualified entry into the flying club. “Not all of the birds found their way back – the good ones did. You might lose the odd one to a falcon. But I got out of flying pigeons when I went away to university in Edmonton,” he says. At age 20, Kermack registered at the University of Alberta (U of A) for a career in research chemistry, a seemingly

good fit for such an inquisitive personality. He went on to earn himself a bachelor of science in 1951, majoring in chemistry and physics, and after graduation took a year off, working for a local housing contractor as a carpenter where he made some money. After that year, he decided to return to university in 1952 to follow a different career path, eventually graduating in civil engineering in 1955 from the U of A. “That’s where I made money, because I knew how to do it,” he recalls of the career transition. “When I finished engineering, after paying my own way, I paid all the bills, and I had enough money to get married and pay for a suite in Calgary.” In January of 1955, Kermack met and fell in love with first wife, Maureen, a “tall, good lookin’ gal” from Crescent Beach, B.C., who worked as a nurse and an airline stewardess. The couple was married after his second graduation from the U of A in October of that year. Together, the couple boasts three daughters and two sons: Shelley (1956); Kathryn (1958); Ian (1959); David (1961); and the youngest by seven years, Shannon (1969). The proud father jokes that after he named the first four children, his wife “put a stop to it” when their fifth and last was born. “They’re just great,” says Kermack of his five children, who in turn have given him eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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During his early years of fatherhood, Kermack worked for Calgary-based Poole Construction Company Ltd. (PCL Construction), coming on board in 1955. Of course, there were many projects of note during his years at Poole as project manager, some of which include the 191-metre freestanding Calgary Tower in the city’s downtown core; the Senator Burns Building at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Polytechnic; the Oldman River Bridge north of Taber, which at the time was the longest castin-place bridge crossing in Alberta; as well as numerous bridges and overpasses through the national parks on the new Trans-Canada Highway. While at Poole, Kermack was also project engineer on the large dust collector at Canada Cement in Exshaw and he also did a lot of underground storm sewer work for the City of Calgary, as well as some cast-in-place box sewers. In 1968, Kermack moved to Watson Construction, a smaller private company owned by Charles Stollery, which he eventually bought and spent the rest of his working days. During his time at Watson, Kermack took part in building an array of projects: a school in Nanton, a car dealership on Shaganappi Road, an office building on Kensington Road, a large legion (No. 264 on Kensington Road), a sport complex for the Piegan Indians down in Brocket, and the Railroad Roundhouse and turntable, as well as the major service centre at the gate at Heritage Park. In addition, he vividly recalls slipping the concrete silos while building the Canada Malt Silos in Calgary, refacing the dam on the Bow River 60 miles west of Calgary, and adding a wing to the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. “I enjoyed the engineering projects more than building projects,” he admits. During his career, Kermack was highly interested in the health and safety of the construction industry, taking a place on many of the industry’s local boards. Time spent at the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) was among “intelligent, kindred spirits,” he recalls, during the early days of the association when the goal was to establish one central voice for the city’s industry. What excited Kermack about the establishment of an official associa-

tion was the idea that it would “encompass all trades” and make the industry “better for everybody.” After attending his first open meeting as a guest, he soon became a regular attendee and longstanding member of the CCA, where he eventually became president in 1971. Integral to Kermack’s CCA journey was his friend Charles Stollery, a fellow past president, good friend and mentor. “I was interested in the health of the industry because it was the way I made my living. And I met some of the nicest, neatest, smartest individuals that I’ve ever known through the association,” he says. “People used to think that the construction industry was a bunch of hawks, you know, but they weren’t. They were a bunch of very intelligent people, and they couldn’t do what they did by being stupid.” In addition, Kermack was also president of the Alberta Construction Association and was chairman of the first Board of Governors at SAIT in Calgary from the fall of 1981 to late spring 1988, which was formally administered by the provincial Department of Education prior to the board’s formation. In 1991, Kermack, a professional engineer, was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGGA) Life Membership Award. Of course, the gentleman’s philanthropic efforts extended well beyond the industry. Kermack was president of the Calgary Zoo from 1987-88. A major highlight was his participation as a delegate to get the pandas on loan from China (getting the pandas from China was possible because of the 1988 Winter Olympics). He was also president of Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary for two years and a willing volunteer for 23 years. Kermack retired from the industry in 1988, after his wife Maureen was diagnosed with cancer. In an effort to care for his wife, he dismantled Watson Construction, moved the couple to the West Coast, where his wife was originally from, and made a home in Victoria, B.C. Sadly, despite the couple’s best efforts, Maureen passed away in 1992. “I’ve been really lucky - twice,” he admits. “I had a super first wife and I have a super second wife.”

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Today, Kermack opts for an active lifestyle on the coast with second wife, Alison, a first cousin to Maureen. The couple married in 2001 at Summerside, PEI, during a cross-Canada camping road trip to Newfoundland; thus another daughter, Deb, became part of the family. “We had more fun than a barrel of monkeys,” he says of their eight-week trip. “We camped in the back of our pickup truck, which was beautifully set up for the trip, staying on the back roads as much as possible but occasionally getting a hotel for a change. We did lots of driving and lots of laughing.” When the weather cooperates, the Kermacks enjoy strolling the local boardwalk, relaxing at the beach together, going to the theatre and discovering new areas on Vancouver Island. Still dabbling in the trade, Kermack also loves to woodwork on occasion, though his asthma has slowed him down some. His most recent project was crafting a dining room suite for the couple’s home. He also is actively

Kermack enjoys retired life on Vancouver Island where his wife says “he’s up for anything,” especially if it involves his kids.

involved with the Men’s Club at Knox United in Parksville and particularly enjoys their monthly breakfasts. “He’s game for almost anything going,” says his wife, “especially when his kids are involved. He loves them all dearly and continually gives them free advice whenever they ask.”

Reflecting on his 86 years, Kermack had much to offer, including two pieces of advice that have led to his own success: “What I’ve learned is that when a problem arises, always immediately ask ‘How can we fix it?’” he says. “Admit when you’ve made a mistake; don’t blame others, just fix it, move on and forget it ... think and do it right the first time.” n

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CCA-National is your national voice and your advocate on the Canadian 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 CCANational. Here then are a few of CCA-National’s recent accomplishments and current priorities: Infrastructure Investment CCA-National was very much involved in the lobby that led to the announcement in Federal Budget 2013 of the new 10-year, $53.5-billion Building Canada Plan (BCP) to succeed the current seven-year, $33 billion plan that expires March 31, 2014. A key improvement was the indexation of the annual $2 billion Gas Tax Fund. One of CCA-National’s current priorities is to work with the federal and provincial governments to ensure the smooth/seamless implementation, and transition to the new BCP. Environmental Policy/Regulation CCA-National continues to provide input into the development of the supporting regulations for the new and much-improved Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. Labour Supply and Training Immigration Reform CCA-National has been very active in lobbying for reforms to Canada’s temporary foreign worker, and permanent immigration programs to facilitate the entry of foreign-trained construction workers and supervisory personnel. CCA-National will continue to monitor and provide input into the new Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the new Expression of Interest system. A further priority is to seek the lifting of the temporary suspension of the accelerated LMO process under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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In today’s industry, one must endeavour to pinpoint workplace hazards and then strive to eliminate them By Steve T. Eichler, Partner and Adam S. Oppenheim, Student-at-Law, Field LLP It’s commonplace to say that “careful planning” is an obvious and vital element of any construction project, but it’s only the first foreseeable step in prevention. As all involved in 21st century construction are (or should be) aware, occupational health and safety (OHS) is an ever-hungry, ever-present colleague. It needs constant attention and is on the project with the first set of boots to the last. Like any other kind of law, OHS law is an evolving creature. As more “opportunities” arise for lawyers and judges to tease apart and wrestle with what legislatures intended in their drafting of OHS statutes, hopefully our understanding of how those statues actually affect construction people and projects become clearer. Two recent high-level cases have considered the issues of risk and the standard of how they should be addressed. Following


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these newest additions to the ever-developing case law, employers should pay particular attention to those they insert into supervisory roles, and should always endeavour to pinpoint workplace hazards and then strive to eliminate them. ALBERTA v. XI TECHNOLOGIES INC., 2013 ABCA 282 This case garnered a considerable amount of attention mostly for its tragic aspects, the death of a young man in, frankly, bizarre circumstances. However, for OHS lawyers and employers, it was the promise that Alberta’s highest court, the Court of Appeal, would take advantage of this case to understand how risks should actually be addressed. That promise emanated from the decision granting permission (“leave”) for the Court to hear the appeal.

FEATURE | Construction Law Steve Eichler, partner at Field Law, has a practice emphasizing employment and administrative law, with a particular focus on occupational health and safety defence and compliance issues and related criminal matters. He has represented clients at all levels of court in Alberta, including the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada. Eichler is a frequent presenter on OHS issues in Alberta and nationally.

In that decision (2012 ABCA 368), Mr. Justice Clifton O’Brien stated, “The extent to which an employer may rely upon operating procedures to mitigate identified risk is a matter of general public importance. While each case is factspecific, to a degree, this appeal may assist in determining where the balance lies, and where the line may be drawn in relation to the risk versus hazard analysis.”[17] Did it? No. But first, here’s what happened. In appreciation of its customers, XI Technologies held its annual Stampede celebration on July 12, 2007. In line with the Western-themed festivities, the employer had its event planner procure a calfroping machine. Nathan Shair, an XI employee, tragically lost his life while operating the machine. The machine had been delivered absent an operator’s manual. After receiving only verbal instructions from the delivery man, XI’s employees were left to determine just how

the machine was meant to work. None of them had any experience with a calf-roping machine, but it initially appeared straightforward. A party-goer would sit a-top the horse and attempt to lasso the mechanical calf thrust forward by a large spring. The calf itself had to be hooked into the machine’s underbelly. However, after a test or two, it was established that the hook did not release as it should. The employees devised a scheme; one would reach into the back of the machine to manually release the hook. This, unfortunately, placed the employee in the vicinity of a large pull-lever. In the event a party-goer prematurely triggered the bounding calf, the lever would vault forward with marked force. On this occasion, when Shair reached into the machine to unlatch the hook, the rider prematurely triggered the calf, causing the lever to propel forward striking him in the head “with significant force and velocity”, resulting in Shair’s death. Although acquitted at trial, XI was convicted on appeal in the Court of Queen’s Bench. On appeal to Alberta’s Court of Appeal, that court held that XI had not been duly diligent. The company was cognizant that the machine was not funcAdam Oppenheim is an associate at the Field Law Calgary office. Oppenheim received his Juris Doctor and MBA from the University of Calgary in 2012. His practice area of interest is sports and entertainment law, but he also practices labour and employment law.

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The Court noted that the test to be applied is not if the exact injury is foreseeable, but if a reasonable person would foresee potential danger. tioning properly, and that a manual removal of the hook was never the designer’s intention. Further, the employees were mindful that a premature calf release was possible, and in fact had witnessed it a number of times. There were also visible marks indicating that the lever moved with substantial force, rendering the hook’s manual release a hazardous proposition. The Court noted that the test to be applied is not if the exact injury is foreseeable, but if a reasonable person would foresee potential danger. The Court pronounced that XI’s willingness to operate a machine with which it had no experience, and without a proper set of instructions, was an indicator of the company’s lack of due diligence. Subsequently, XI did not execute “all that was reasonably practicable in the circumstances to avoid the reasonably foreseeable risks.” So what can employers make of this new decision from Alberta’s highest court? Do they know more about “where the line may be drawn in relation to the risk versus hazard

analysis?” In our view, the answer is no. While the promise of clarity on the issue was tantalizing, the resulting decision left the public with the same murky pond when it comes to analysis of risk, a consideration of whether the reasonable person would foresee potential danger. R. v. METRON CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION, 2013 ONCA 541 In another highest-provincial court and well-publicized tragedy, employers have an opportunity to learn about the workplace safety standard from the point of view of the Criminal Code. As all employers should be aware, what is erroneously still called “Bill C-45”, a bill to adopt workplace safety into the Criminal Code, essentially as a version of criminal negligence, has not been a mere bill for some time and is fully entranced as a crime. In this tragic case, six employees of Metron Construction Corporation (“Metron”) were renovating a high-rise exterior using a swing stage. Upon the swing stage’s collapse, a site supervisor and three workers fell to their deaths. Those who were wearing safety equipment survived. One such employee suffered no wounds at all, while the other, whose safety equipment had not been properly affixed, endured substantial injury. To make ugly matters uglier, this all happened on Christmas Eve. Metron had leased the swing stage to satisfy a restoration agreement. The swing stage was delivered absent assembly manuals or design drawings. Regardless, this stage was built and installed under the supervision of the project manager. Following the collapse, a forensic examination revealed

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In the Crown’s submission, the accident was 100 per cent preventable; had the project manager ensured all workers were wearing the proper safety equipment, they would have survived the collapse. that the foremost causes of the accident were the swing stage’s defective design, and its inability to hold the weight of six men. Moreover, three of the four deceased, including the project manager, had marijuana in their systems. Pursuant to s.22.1(b), 217.1 and 219 of the Criminal Code, Metron pled guilty to criminal negligence causing death. Since the passing of Bill C-45, there has really been only one corporate conviction - Transpave Inc. That case was perhaps a poor precedent as the Quebec Court took into account the $650,000 in safety-related renovations the company made to its factory when it meted out a fine of $100,000. Perhaps following that decision, the sentencing court fined Metron $200,000. However, noting that a higher level of culpability is inherent in criminal offences, the Crown appealed the sentence and sought a fine of $1,000,000. In the Crown’s submission, the accident was 100 per cent preventable; had the project manager ensured all workers were wearing the proper safety equipment, they would have survived the collapse. The Ontario Court of Appeal heard the appeal and noted criminal negligence causing death is one of the most serious offences in the Criminal Code: for an offending corporation, the quantum of the fine is unlimited. Writing for the

unanimous Court, Justice Pepall noted that corporate criminal liability for criminal negligence “is intended to provide additional deterrence for morally blameworthy conduct that amounts to wanton and reckless disregard for the lives or safety of others.” The court observed that by pleading guilty, Metron had acknowledged the actions of its representative, the project manager, “demonstrated a marked and substantial departure from the standard that could be expected of a reasonably prudent person.” The consequence of that departure was the death of four individuals, and the significant injury to one other. The Court further held that the imposed sentence must be in proportion to the “gravity of the offence and the degree of responsibility of the offender” and imposed a $750,000 fine on Metron. What does this mean for employers? We would suggest the Metron case is the true herald for the arrival of workplace accident law in the Canada’s criminal law. While provincial OHS law obviously has real teeth, the full force of a criminal conviction - criminal record, huge fines - is not fully in play in Canada. Given the inherent dangers of a construction site, this has particular meaning and relevance for construction companies. n


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2013 Offers New Advancements and Improvements for Gold Seal

Certification program enhances application process, while promoting continuing value of certification By the Canadian Construction Association, Gold Seal Program This past year saw small changes to the Gold Seal Certification Program, but big benefits to those seeking certification or already in receipt of Gold Seal certification. Following the development of a new online application system last year, the Gold Seal Certification Program continued to seek improvements to the user interface, the virtual experience, and the submission process through the Gold Seal website. “We were extremely pleased with the introduction of our new online system, and heard great feedback from across the country and the construction industry from those using it,” says Stephanie Wal-

lace, manager of the Gold Seal Certification Program. “With that in mind, and through our own internal review system, we initiated new changes to make the system even better. It is now more responsive and intuitive, providing value-added [benefits] for all users.” In addition to administrative changes and the national Gold Seal Committee, some of the new enhancements to the online system include the ability to upload up to 10 documents in the application process. This allows for applicants to include more background information in their submission. This change, while small,

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does provide applicants with the additional comfort that they can use as much, or as little, documentation required to meet the application needs. Another change, meant to enhance the user experience, is the “save” function on the application. Now, applicants can start an application, complete as much information as possible, save their application, and return at a later date to complete it or make changes. Once again, this change was made to ensure a seamless and easier user experience. “We have continued to receive positive feedback on these changes,” states Wallace. “Our hope is that this system can continue to grow the Gold Seal Certification Program by providing for a wellconstructed application system for current and future applicants.” Gold Seal certification continues to make efforts to detail and showcase the benefits of Gold Seal certification to those within the industry, as well as the general public. This past year, Gold Seal staff visited several job sites to meet with Gold Seal-certified individuals and discuss just that. The result has been the creation of videos outlining the benefits of Gold Seal certification, from several different perspectives, including contractors, superintendents, and construction owners. Available on the Gold Seal certification channel, new videos are expected to talk about Gold Seal as a human resource strategy and the role of Gold Seal in professional development and education.

Outside of the office, 2013 saw the number of official Gold Seal Projects continue to grow, with two projects being registered from the Grand Valley Construction Association and one from the Construction Association of Nova Scotia. In 2014, the Calgary Construction Association will host a “Gold Seal Project” at CANA’s National Music Centre being constructed by CANA Construction. Across the country, Gold Seal Projects are a reflection of experience, competency, and excellence in the management of construction. In these projects, a firm works with their local construction association and the Gold Seal Certification Program to jointly promote Gold Seal as part of a construction project. The objective is to educate non-certified workers about Gold Seal certification and to honour those who have earned their certification by the end of the project. “We’ve seen a growing number of interested firms in Canada who want to explore how they can register a Gold Seal Project,” says Barry Brown, chair of the Gold Seal Committee. “Gold Seal Projects help increase a project’s exposure and the tangible benefits of certifying employees are felt well beyond a project’s completion. It is a great marketing tool, as well as an excellent way to promote ongoing excellence within a company.”

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Stephanie Wallace, manager of the Gold Seal Certification Program, is hopeful recent upgrades for the online system for submitting and reviewing Gold Seal applications will continue to grow the program.

Any construction company that would like to promote their excellence in the management of construction and would also like to promote Gold Seal certification is encouraged to participate in the program. The process is quite simple, whether it is through contacting the local construction association, or filling out the form on the Gold Seal website. Lastly, this past year was the final year for individuals to gain certification as “Senior Practitioners” in the Gold Seal program. This designation was created

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GOLD SEAL CERTIFICATE HOLDERS Abdelwahab, Alaa Schindler Elevator Corporation Project Manager, Specialty Trade

Anderson, Kent Layne Karson Builders Ltd. Superintendent, General

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

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

Abramson, Curtis ITC Construction Group Superintendent, General

Andison, C.E.T., Richard David Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Project Manager, General

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

Belisle, Anthony Resiance Corporation Project Manager, General

Acht, Hans Joachim DCM Mechanical Project Manager, Mechanical

Andreas, S. Nevin Canem Systems Superintendent, Electrical

Bardell, Chris Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General Contracting

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

Adeoshun, Joshua Safety Coordinator, Construction, Project Manager Ahearn, Cliff Superintendent, Roadbuilding, Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Androsoff, Terry L. Carbon Constructors Inc. Superintendent, General

Barkauskas, Paul A. Elan Construction Limited Superintendent, General

Benedet, Edward PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Barkauskas, Ronald A. Ronalco Contracting Estimator, General, Superintendent, General

Bennett, Darren Reed Atwood Builders Safety Coordinator, Construction

Armstrong, Chistopher Duncan FWS Commercial Projects Superintendent, General

Barkauskas, Alfred Estimator, General, Superintendent, General

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

Arseneault, Henry Joseph Maple Reinders Inc. Superintendent, General

Barlow, David M. Chandos Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General

Arts, Pat Ferguson Glass Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Barlow, J.R. (Bob) Project Manager, Underground Utilities

Aicken, Gregg Elan Construction Limited Project Manager, 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

Armour, Cody Ledcor Construction Limited Superintendent, General

Atkinson, Geoffrey EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Superintendent, General Ayeye, Olaniyi Stahle Construction Ltd. Estimator, General

Allan, Richard M. SimplexGrinnell Project Manager, Fire Protection

Badding, Steven S. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

Allen, Sandee L. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Bailey, Fred L. IB Jensen Masonry Ltd. Project Manager, Masonry

Allum, Curtis Wayne The State Group Inc Project Manager, Electrical

Baird P. Eng., Robert L. Project Manager, General

Almond, Patrick Douglas Amygdalus Technical Training Safety Coordinator, Construction

Baker, D’Arcy MEG Energy Safety Coordinator, Construction

Almond, Perry Wade Bluebird Contracting Services Ltd. Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Baksa, Sandor Project Manager, Electrical

Anderson, M. Douglas** Anderson Plumbing Co. Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical Anderson, Grant N. Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General


Banks, Lester Remington Development Corporation Superintendent, General Banks, C.E.T., Rob Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

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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 Bauer, Don Wheatland Contractors Superintendent, General Contracting Baxter, Lorne J. Project Manager, Mechanical, Superintendent, Mechanical

Bentley, Derrick Scott Builders Inc. Project Manager, General Contracting Berg, Keith Robert Clark Builders Superintendent, General Best, Paul Project Manager, General Bibby, Darin Brent Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General, Superintendent, General Biederstadt, Wilfred George Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General Contracting Billing, Eva Fabian Bee-Clean Building Maintenance Safety Coordinator, Construction Binder, George** Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Biscope, Lenord D. Superintendent, General

Bazowski, Carter Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General

Boan, Garry S. Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Estimator, General, Project Manager, General

Beally, Alexander J.** Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General

Boan, Nathan K. Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General

Beaton, Tyson Wesley Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Project Manager, General

Boldt, Jeremy D. Bird Construction Company Project Manager, General

CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Borhot, Mike Whissell Contracting Calgary Ltd. Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Buchan, John Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General

Cayen, Allen Trico Homes Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Botting, Walter Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical, Superintendent, Mechanical, Estimator, Mechanical

Bungay, Tyler Scott Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Cebryk, Wayne Pentagon Structures Ltd. Superintendent, General

Bunting, Graeme Devitt & Forand Construction Project Manager, General

Centis, Joseph Frank Peter Project Manager, 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 Bremner, Lorne Tarpon Energy Service Project Manager, Electrical Broadhurst, Giovanna CANA Construction Management Project Manager, General Contracting

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 Cadman, Michael Spring Creek Safety Coordinator, Construction Caldwell, Sherry L. Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General Callfas, Darrel Alpine Drywall (Calgary) Ltd. Superintendent, Drywall/Acoustics

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 Charlton, Christopher Persimmon Contracting Ltd. Superintendent, General Chase, Marcie PCL Construction Management Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Chow, Terry S. Project Manager, General Christensen, William (Bill) Matthews Development (Alberta) Inc. Project Manager, General Clark, Kevin CANA Construction Management 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 Clouthier, Jason EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Project Manager, General 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

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

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

Carinelli, Fabrizio CANA Construction Project Manager, General

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

Corbett, Neil J. Superintendent, General

Carr, Andrew Dean Canem Systems Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

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

Corbin, Cheryl Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Safety Coordinator, Construction

Carr, Ronald A. Ledcor Construction Limited Superintendent, General

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

Coulton, Cheyenne Michelle CANA Construction Safety Coordinator, Construction

Carter, Rod CDM Mechanical Project Manager, General

Chiang, Kenneth D. Alberta Health Services Project Manager, Owner

Coultry, William H.** Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General

Casano, Scott Mackenzie Bechtel International Safety Coordinator, Construction

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

Cousins, Barry Arpi’s Industries Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Bryant, Danielle L. Project Manager, General

Castronuovo, Frank Mario Castronuovo Developments Ltd. Superintendent, General

Chisholm, Joe EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Superintendent, General

Couture, P. Douglas PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General

Buchan, R. Blair Standard General Inc. Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Cayabyab, Imelda Soriano Bird Construction Company Estimator, General

Chmiliar, Dwayne Pentagon Structures Ltd. Project Manager, General

Crawford, Frank Eric EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Project Manager, General

Brooks, Alan G. Con-Force Structures Estimator, General, Superintendent, General Brophy, Gerry P. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General Brown, Dean BYZ Construction Ltd. Superintendent, Roadbuilding Brown, Kelly L. Clark Builders Safety Coordinator, Construction Brunner, Michael J. Allied Projects Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Brusse, Willy J. Estimator, General

Cook, Merle Standard General Inc. Superintendent, Roadbuilding



CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Ens, Bradford J. Estimator, General

Derkat, C.E.T., John DCI Construction Inc. Project Manager, General

Downey, Charles J. Calgary Precision Metal Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Cromartie, Philip** Custom Electric Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical, Project Manager, General

Desaulniers, Peter Joseph Superintendent, Mechanical

Doyle, Johnny Boyd Clark Builders Superintendent, General

Cucciniello, Marino Cannex Contracting 2000 Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Deviat, Arthur S. Griffin Glass (1981) Ltd. Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Cunningham, Donald Project Manager, Mechanical

Dewar, Glenda Alberta Glass Estimator, Door/Wind/Glaze

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

Dickason, Thomas Jason Estimator, Electrical

Cutforth, Gerry A. Clark Builders Project Manager, General

Dickinson, Trevor Desa Glass Safety Coordinator, Construction

Darling, Nicholas CANA Construction Project Manager, General

Diebold, Nathan Tarpon Energy Service Project Manager, Electrical

Dubois, Robert S. Superintendent, General

Facette, Richard S SimplexGrinnell Project Manager, Low Voltage Control

Daskal, Boris Estimator, Trade

Diggens, Bradley George MJS Mechanical Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Duffield, Jeffrey Alan PCL Constructors Inc. Project Manager, General

Fairbairn, Dennis R. Falco Electrical Services Ltd. Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical

Dingman, A. Mark Devitt-Forand Contractors Inc. Project Manager, General

Dulle, Ryan Project Manager, Electrical

Faraci, Robin Westcor Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General

Crawford, Jerry Estimator, General

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 Dayman, William XPS Contracting Superintendent, General Deighton, Stephen T. Project Manager, General Dekker, Wm. D. Estimator, General Delorme, Robert A.** PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, 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

Draper, Doug A.* Bird Construction Company Superintendent, General Driver, Dana Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited Safety Coordinator, Construction DubĂŠ, Quinton R. Project Manager, General Dubois, Lee Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General

Dumais, Magella G. Superintendent, Mechanical Dumont, Patrick J. CANA Construction Estimator, General Dupuis, Michel Superintendent, General, General Dyck, Fred** Superintendent, General, Project Manager, General

Ernst, Bruce H. Project Manager, General Estabrooks, Steve Honeywell Ltd. Project Manager, Elec. Controls Estereicher, Chris Western Electrical Management Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical Estey, P. Eng., John Kane CH2M Hill Canada Ltd. Project Manager, Roadbuilding Evans, Thomas George PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General, 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

Eberhardt, Mark Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Superintendent, General

Figueroa, German Sebastian Ledcor Technical Services Project Manager, General

Ebner, Scott Ryan Iconic Power and Control Inc. Project Manager, Electrical

Fink-Jensen, Kjeld Superintendent, General

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

Finn, Sean Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Fischer, Shane Dean Southpaw Metal Ltd. Project Manager, Specialty Trade Flores Contreras, P. Eng., Esteban Resin Systems Inc. Project Manager, General

DeMerchant, Les Superintendent, General

Donnelly, Michael Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Ellis, Maurice Safety Coordinator, Construction

Fong, Colin Bird Construction Company Estimator, General

Dendy, Scott B. CANA Management Ltd. Superintendent, General

Donovan, Chris D. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Project Manager, General

Elzinga, Bill PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General

Forrest, Douglas M. Westglas Insulation Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Denholm, Blain Alberta Glass Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Dourado, PQS, Cleto T.** PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General

Enders, Kim C. Canem Systems Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical

Fortin, Roger C.* EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Superintendent, General


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CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Fournier, Lawrence Joseph NVR Construction Project Manager, General

Germscheid, Garry Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

Halko, Pete Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Superintendent, General

Foy, Thomas J. Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Superintendent, General

Giannelia, Paul Project Manager, General

Hames, Mark William CANA Construction Project Manager, General

Frank, Peter Superintendent, General

Gibson, Michael Canem Systems Project Manager, Electrical

Hamilton, Patrick R. Project Manager, Mechanical

Gibson, Scott Custom Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical

Hammond, Brad Westcor Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General

Giesbrecht, Douglas W. Custom Electric Ltd. Superintendent, Electrical

Hansford, Krista Dakota Reclamators Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Gilbert, Bruce Scott Builders Inc. Project Manager, General

Hanson, Doug PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General

Gonzalez, Jessel Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Estimator, General

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

Gordon, Douglas Ferguson Glass Superintendent, Door/Wind/Glaze

Harms, Richard XPS Contracting Project Manager, General

Goucher, John Inglis Allied Projects Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Harrison, Philip A.* EllisDon Construction Services Inc. Estimator, General, Project Manager, General

Graf, Mathias Michael ITC Construction Group Project Manager, General

Harrison, G. Kay Mount Royal College Project Manager, General

Fulton, Roy Scott Keystone Excavating Ltd. Safety Coordinator, Construction

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

Hartley, P. Eng., Syd Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General

Fyith, Jamily Project Manager, General

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

Hartmanshenn, Dieter Hans 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

Gair, Gordon PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General Gale, Larry A. L.J.R Electric Ltd. Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Gardner, Malcolm D. Finning Safety Coordinator, Construction Garner, James Westcor Construction Ltd. Superintendent, General Gauthier, Shane Ameco Safety Coordinator, Construction Geist, Norman G. Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Geoffrion, David TransCanada Safety Coordinator, Construction

Grant, James J. Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General Graul, Ted Harris Rebar Safety Coordinator, Construction Gray, Nathalie Harris Rebar Safety Coordinator, Construction Gray, Rick Koralta Construction Superintendent, General Grieder, P. Eng., Jeff Project Manager, Foundation Sys. Gunter, Rick CANA Construction Project Manager, General Hahn, Troy Project Manager, Electrical

Hay, Stuart I.** Custom Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical Haydu, Kim S.E. Johnson Management Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical Hayes, Kenneth J. Standard General Inc. Estimator, Road Building & Heavy Construction Heath, Andrew Peter Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General Heiber, P. Eng., Irvin Project Manager, General Henderson, Daniel A. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General Henderson, C.E.T., Richard Dale Scott Builders Inc. Estimator, General

Henn, Shawn Aaron Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Heringa, Pierre Centron Construction Corp. Superintendent, General Herlein, Don Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Superintendent, General Herman, Dave Flint Canada Ltd. Superintendent, Roofing Herten, Ralph PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Project Manager, General Hetherington, Nikki Demers Contracting Safety Coordinator, Construction Hewko, Colin Tim Iconic Power and Controls Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Heyens, Paul Alberta Glass Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Hildenbrandt, Robert P. Ledcor Construction Limited Project Manager, General Hobbs, Wendy BTY Group Project Manager, General Contracting Hoffman, Dallas G. Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction Holbrook, Malcolm J. Pockar Masonry Ltd. Project Manager, Masonry 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 Howse, Kathryn DMP Construction Management Safety Coordinator, Construction



CCA | Gold Seal Certificate Holders Huang, Wei (David) Lear construction Management Ltd. Estimator, General Contracting

Jones, Gordon Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Superintendent, General

Kiefer, Klaus Keller Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General

Kuipers, Peter Maple Reinders Inc. Project Manager, General

Huber, Bradley C. Safety Coordinator, Construction

Jones, Ron** Project Manager, General, Estimator, General

Kinley, Dave Concept Electric Ltd. Project Manager, Electrical

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

Hubert, Brian A. Project Manager, General

Jozwiak, Brian Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical

Kirk, Ken S. Bluebird Contracting Superintendent, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction

Kuysters, Alan PCL Construction Management Inc. Project Manager, General

Kirkpatrick, Gerry North American Caisson Ltd. Project Manager, Piling & Foundation Systems

Kuzek, Richard P.** Custom Electric Ltd. Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical

Kabatoff, Jack** Lockerbie & Hole Co. Ltd. Superintendent, Mechanical

Kirkpatrick, Ron C. North American Caisson Ltd. Project Manager, Piling & Foundation Systems

Laforest, Roger A. Estimator, Roadbuilding

Kadylo, Morris Project Manager, General

Kirsch, Rob Hopewell Group of Companies Safety Coordinator, Construction

Huculak, Lyle Superintendent, Mechanical Hull, Douglas W. PCL Builders Inc. Superintendent, General Hull, Bonny PCL Construction Management Inc. Safety Coordinator, Construction 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 Januszewski, Randy Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Safety Coordinator, Construction Jessa, Shamshir Salim Aman Construction Project Manager, General Jeynes, David Estimator, Mechanical, Project Manager, Mechanical Jiang, Vincent Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Estimator, General

Jungwirth, Shawn North American Caisson Ltd. Project Manager, Foundation Systems

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

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Kernl, Lothar Bauer Fondations Project Manager, Specialty Trade, , Piling & Foundation Systems

Johnson, P.Eng., Chad Akela Construction Ltd. Project Manager, General Johnston, Bob Adler Insulation & Firestopping Safety Coordinator, Construction


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Kost, Robert Caliber Systems Inc. Project Manager, Roadbuilding & Heavy Construction Kostiuk, Wayne E. PCL Construction Management Inc. Superintendent, General

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

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

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

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

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

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

McKinty, Myles J.S. Landis Construction Alberta Project Manager, General

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

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Mitschke, Darrell Alberta Infrastructure Superintendent, General

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Mei, Hong Lie (Henry) Watts Mechanical Services Ltd. Project Manager, Mechanical

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

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

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Marko, Steve Alva Superintendent, General

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Saretsky, Don Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. Superintendent, General

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Thompson, Robert Ritchie Brothers Auctioneer Project Manager, General

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Walroth, Kathleen Closs Alberta Construction Safety Association Safety Coordinator, Construction

Tatterton, Ron PCL Construction Management Inc. Estimator, General

Thomson, Ron Devitt & Forand Contractors Inc. Superintendent, General

Van Es, John Western Construction & Combustion Safety Coordinator, Construction

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Calgary students take inspiration from the north to compete on the international stage of sustainable design By Deb Smith On Sunday, September 15, 2013, three wide-load trucks left the University of Calgary (U of C) campus carrying some of the dreams of the Alberta construction industry’s future into the international spotlight of competition in the U.S. Solar Decathlon, 2,500 kilometres south in sunny California. Team Alberta, comprised of more than 100 students from both the U of C and Mount Royal University (MRU), along with professionals from the Calgary construction industry, put their heads, ideas, and muscles together to construct this year’s entry to the Decathlon - the Borealis, a state-of-the-art building named after both the northern lights and the Alberta boreal forest. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Decathlon challenges student teams from around the world to design, construct, and operate energy-efficient solar-powered homes. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excel-

Colin Aitken, vice president of construction with Graham Construction and alumnus of the U of C Engineering program, in front of Cenovus TRTL, the first U.S. Solar Decathlon project the company and U of C partnered on in 2011.

lence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. Calgary students from diverse academic disciplines, including architectural design, environmental studies, and engineering, competed against 19 other teams from around the world. Their design had to accomplish net-zero solar energy and be able to produce as much energy as it uses in the course of one

year. As well, they looked for a viable solution to achieving sustainable living in remote environments, such as within northern Alberta’s resource industry. Their answer: the Borealis, 84 square metres (904 square feet) of practical solutions and comfortable living with an estimated construction cost of less than $350,000. The house is designed in three modular pieces, making it easy

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At 904 square feet, the completed Borealis is a state-of-the-art building, named after both the northern lights and the Alberta boreal forest, is a showpiece for the sustainable technology and techniques available in today’s construction industry.

reconstruct it on site, always paying special attention to safety issues. “A volunteer student component was used for labour, but they did manage to raise money to hire some professional trades to help with certain scopes, and Graham helped them locate those trades,” says McDougall. “As well, the mechanical and electrical hookup contractors accommodated the student volunteers, to work with them so they could

learn as much as possible.” Unveiled to the public in August 2013, the Borealis is a showpiece for the sustainable technology and techniques available in today’s construction industry. “It has a steel-base frame and steel around the large openings. All the infill walls are staggered two-by-fours. This is a double stud-wall system so no stud is in contact with both the interior and exterior walls. This prevents temperature

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This energy-efficient home features a green wall of living plants in the bathroom, donated by DIRTT Environmental Solutions, which serves to bring nature indoors for more pleasant surroundings, lighten the load of the HVAC system, and detoxify interior spaces.

transfer and preserves the heat,” says Adam Cripps, team lead for engineering on the project. “But also, we knew we had a fixed transportation size, so we wanted to create the thinnest walls that would still perform very well.” That meant two-pound polyurethane spray foam, donated by BASF Chemical Company and applied by Ener-Spray Systems Inc. of Calgary to a thickness of seven and one-half inches. “We designed that wall to optimize the insulation system for that fixed house size. It will perform the same as a 12-inch wall of standard insulation,” he explains. A major component of design is the building’s solar energy system. Peddie Roofing & Waterproofing Ltd. of Calgary laid down the base and then SkyFire Energy, a leading solar contractor in Western Canada, supplied and installed the grid-tied system that features a 10-kW array made up of 40 solar panels, each at 250 watts. “We needed a design that would keep the roof on since ease of transportation was one of the goals of the project,” says Cripps. “That meant a trade-off for the optimal solar angle, using a flat roof as opposed to the usual solution of angling toward the sun. The panels are individu-

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ally monitored so that if one panel isn’t working properly, we can see there’s a problem and fix it directly, unlike in a traditional system where you can only see the overall input.” One criterion in the judging for the Decathlon is hot water. Judges assess whether a house’s water-heating system can supply all the hot water needed for daily washing and bathing. A team scores points by successfully completing several “hot water draws,” with an overall goal to deliver 15 gallons (56.8 litres) of hot water (110°F/43.3°C) in 10 minutes or less. The Borealis uses a system of black glass vacuum tubes to act as solar collectors that heat the water as it passes through copper elements at the top. “Because the tubes are vacuumed, they work year-round, even in cold climates. We can also use any excess heat to help warm the house,” says Cripps. Large picture windows are coated to reflect heat in summer and keep it inside during cold weather. Donated by EnerTech Window & Door Renovations, these European-style windows feature one of the highest R-values available and are considered to be more efficient than the standard North American window. Adding to overall energy-efficiency, Calgary’s Custom Electric Ltd. donated their time to install LED lighting and the electrical components of the building, while Great Northern Plumbing Inc. supplied the know-how for the mechanical systems. As well, the house features an “intelligent”, fully automated control system to keep everything on track. Although he has been deeply involved in the engineering aspects of the Borealis, Cripps finds his favourite aspect of the building is not structural in the usual sense. “The most special part of the building is the green wall in the bathroom, donated by DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions.” The DIRTT Breathe™ system incorporates living plants mounted onto walls to bring nature indoors for more pleasant surroundings, lighten the load of the HVAC system, and detoxify interior spaces. “We can’t move our own plants to California, so the DIRTT office down there will supply them for the competition,” he explains.

Cedar tongue-and-groove ceilings, water-saving fixtures, recycled glass tiles in the kitchen, and a table salvaged from another project in Calgary are all features carefully added to increase the comfort and sustainability of the project. Ceramictile floors and walls in the bathroom are strong and durable and help balance the costs of other more expensive techniques used in the design construction. McDougall has nothing but praise for the thought put into the project. “The whole house has plywood sheeting on the inside. Movement and shifting during transportation could cause cracks in the interior drywall, but the plywood should provide additional stability,” she says. On the exterior, Hardie fiber-cement board on the two outer modules and cedar siding on the centre module will add to the strength and endurance of the Borealis both under the hot California sun and in the harsh conditions of the north. The Borealis arrived safely at its destination halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego to await reconstruction over the course of nine days on a large flat field outside the city of Irvine, California. Once the students assembled their entry, under the management of Graham Superintendent Andrew Nelson, they then prepared for the 10 days of rigorous competition against teams from the United States, Ontario, Austria and the Czech Republic.

At the end of it all, the Borealis will make its way home again to Calgary where it may be used for research projects, teaching, and inspiration for students and the public. “There are always new things coming, constantly changing technology and business practices. But that’s not what essentially drove us to participate. We consider the U of C to be a great partner, a great place to learn and an important part of the development of our industry’s up-andcomers,” says Aitken. The total overall budget for the project, from initial spark of design to completion, was approximately $1 million with contributions from the Province of Alberta, the U.S. Department of Energy, Cenovus and many more. The Borealis is a building that works and inspires. It is an impressive testimony to both the ingenuity of Calgary’s students and the expertise and generosity of the city’s construction trade professionals, always working toward the future. n Editors Note: Just before press time, Team Alberta completed the U.S. Solar Decathlon scoring 913 points out of 1,000, ranking ninth place against some strong competition. The Borealis’s engineering systems worked beautifully, scoring two first place ties, and full points within the hot water and energy balance categories, while it also ranked high in the market appeal, affordability, and comfort zone classifications.

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A bird’s-eye-view of the Construction Career Expo which welcomed over 2,500 students at Stampede Park’s BMO Centre.

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The seventh annual Construction Career Expo hit the nail on the head setting a record-breaking attendance with nearly 2,500 students pounding their way through the entrance doors of Hall B at Stampede Park’s BMO Centre. On April 24, 2013, 50 exhibitors representing trade contracting associations and Calgary Construction Association (CCA) member firms were ready to showcase their industry sector to thousands of youth in grades seven to 12. Within minutes of the expo welcoming its first guests, the 50,000 square feet of exhibit space resembled that of a disturbed ant hill. The buzz of hundreds of students mingling throughout the exhibits accompanied the usual sounds of construction sites that build our vibrant city. Electric powertools, lift operators, simulators, concrete trucks, bobcats, hammers, mallets, and trowels were just a few of the instruments contributing to the music of excitement. The atmosphere of the room quickly changed from anticipation to incorporation as all exhibitors welcomed groups of students into their space to showcase their unique hands-on interactive activities. New trades to the expo this year included rebar activities, fire-alarm safety, quantity surveying, heavy construction, and landscaping. These exhibits joined a host of returning activities representing flooring, roofing, siding, painting, masonry, electrical, glass and glazing, welding, plumbing, and sheet metal industries. A staple at the expo is a carpentry exercise sponsored by the Calgary General Contractors Association and hosted by Sean Bartlett of Carbon Constructors Inc. In advance, Bartlett constructed a doghouse that was used as a model for students to fol-

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The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta hosted an interactive display involving electrical wiring, switches, and the process of bending of conduit.

The amazing industry volunteer team that made the expo a huge success.

low at the expo and by the end of day, six new doghouses were constructed. Following the expo, Bartlett travelled across the city to deliver the doghouses to seven different schools. The recipient schools were Blessed John XXIII, H.D. Cartwright School, Henry Wisewood High School, Heritage Christian Academy, Ian Bazalgette School, St. Gabriel the Archangel, and Third Academy School. Students from each school had helped assemble the doghouses, and many of the schools used them as an auction item to raise money for a construction scholarship. In addition to the local Calgary junior and senior high school students, many expo guests travelled to the expo from rural areas including Okotoks, High River, Strathmore, Chestermere, and as far as Carmangay to explore the myriad of career opportunities available in the construction industry. Students from approximately 50 schools attended the expo. The Calgary Construction Association and many industry representatives have been working closely in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) and the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) to enhance relations and find meaningful ways to endorse the construction industry as a viable career option to their students. By enhancing the lines of communication with the school boards, the construction industry has managed to share dif-

Dan Gammond of CF Construction Services Ltd. worked with the Alberta Ready Mix Concrete Association to teach students the art of concrete pouring and finishing.

Amidst the sawdust, the Architectural Woodworking Manufacturers Association of Canada taught students the craft of cabinetry and assembled stools for them to take home as souvenirs.



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CCA’s Expo Committee Chairman Grant Symon of Graham Construction & Engineering presents grade 9 student Matthew W. with an iPad Mini seen here with Assistant Principal Annie Gauthier from St. Matthew School. Three iPad minis were awarded as prizes to students who completed the construction quiz at the expo and received 100 per cent.

Sean Bartlett, operations manager of Carbon Constructors presents teacher Deanna Brennan and a student from Heritage Christian Academy with one of the completed doghouses seen here with CCA Expo Coordinator Amy Smith.



ferent career options from apprenticeship training, skilled journeymen, and project management to that of running one’s own business and entrepreneurship. In the past, construction has been painted (pardon the pun) as an industry for those less educated, or as a “second choice.” Through research and statistical evidence, it is clear the world of skilled trades is in demand for a future workforce but can also provide challenging and fulfilling career lifestyles. In addition, salaries offered in the construction industry are higher than the national average. The construction industry has it all and includes room for women to build their niche, as well. With women making up only 15 per cent of the workforce and only four per cent representation in the field, there are opportunities for women who have tactile skills or simply don’t want to be stuck in a cubicle. A recently formed CCA committee aptly called “Women in Construction” was in attendance at the expo to express these sentiments and encouraged women to consider a career in what has been deemed a predominantly male industry. The CCA would like to thank all of the participants who brought in 180 employees to showcase construction career opportunities to youth. Thank you to over 50 volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring together every detail from chalking the floors, to loading the supplies and giveaways, to greeting buses or handing out over 2,000 shirts, safety glasses, and bags. The expo would not have been possible if it wasn’t for all the support and sponsorship received from industry. The association looks forward to making next year’s expo an even greater success. n

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FEATURE | CCA Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament Putting the “Fun” in Fundraising

By Amy Smith

Top Row (left to right): Richard Neal (Ferguson Glass), Edwin Garcia (Alvarez & Garcia Services Ltd.), Greg Mazor (The State Group), Kim Connell (CANA), Rob Shaw (EllisDon), Tyler Bungay (Botting & Associates), Brent White (Scott Builders), Serena Holbrook (CCA Ed Fund Trustee), Greg Davidson (Davidson Enman Lumber Ltd.), Bill Black (Skyline Building Envelope Solutions), Rob Otway (PCL Construction Management), Richard Heine (Centron Group), Sean Penn (Chandos Construction), Dave Kinley (Concept Electric), Bill Fitzsimmons (Inland Concrete), and Colin Aitken (Graham Construction & Engineering). Lower Level (left to right): Andy Carr (Canem Systems Ltd.), Bob Robinson (Westcor Construction Ltd.), Jim Beeton (Ledcor Construction), Dwayne Wallace (United Decorating), and Barry Young (Burnco Rock Products).

In a sign summer was drawing to a close, the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) hosted its ninth annual Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 29, 2013. On what was one of the nicest days Calgary experienced all year, CCA welcomed another full house of 144 golfers to the tournament.

This year, the best ball tournament had excitement on every corner, with more activities on each hole than ever before. Just after first tee-off, Grant Thorton LLP provided Jell-O shots and an entertaining poker game where, if you didn’t like the hand you were dealt, for $5 you could buy a card to make that hand better. The

individual with the best hand at the end of the day would win a lovely gift basket filled with two bottles of wine and other various vino-inspired goodies. To no one’s surprise, after purchasing 32 cards, the winner of the lovely basket was enthusiastic poker player Bob Robinson of Westcor Construction Ltd.

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Golfers were greeted on hole four with a Spolumbo’s Gourmet Sausage and water sponsored by Davidson Enman Lumber. This tournament staple snack was delicious and refreshing as always. Investor’s Group hosted a “Marshmallow Long Drive” where they sponsored a hole-in-one at the 11th tee-off. Chris Bardell of Ledcor Construction proudly took home top prize for hitting a marshmallow the furthest in the competition. Brooks Harvey from Stromtec Filtration conducted a “Closest to the Pin” contest for $5 in a beat-the-pro-style competition called “Beat Brooks”. After aiming for hole number 13 all day, Brooks got a hole-inone. Unfortunately, he wasn’t eligible to win any “hole-in-one” prizes, but a fantastic feat nonetheless as he is not actually a golf pro. Teams were afforded the opportunity to use his shot instead of theirs but they had to pay for it, allowing him to raise a total of $610. The guys who chose to buy his hole-in-one shot ended up winning the tournament’s low-gross prize so it was a good investment on their part. All Weather Windows raked in a generous $500 for conducting the “Chip-into-Win” contest where golfers paid a $5 entry fee to receive three chances to chip their golf ball through a window frame. Don’t be fooled, it was harder than it looked. Thank-you All Weather Windows for this creative, and yet appropriately themed, challenge. Cambium Woodwork sponsored a “Target Challenge” where participants took a shot at CCA’s moose Ferdinand. It looked like golfers enjoyed aiming for the almost life-sized moose sporting a bright orange CCA shirt.

CCA Chair Rob Otway proudly presents Education Fund Trustee Serena Holbrook with a cheque for $59,000, the total amount of funds raised at the tournament which took place at Carnmoney Golf and Country Club.

Left to right: Jeff Smart, Lisa Siborne, Mark Babienko and Richard Neal, all four from Ferguson Glass enjoy a margarita break at the putting challenge hosted by the CCA’s Youth Employment Program.

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Since the inception of the CCA Education Fund, CCA members have raised an impressive $944,500.

CCA Chair Rob Otway (left) and Education Fund Trustee Serena Holbrook were pleased to present Scott MacPherson, dean, school of construction at SAIT Polytechnic, with a $25,000 cheque which will be used to purchase new construction tools and equipment for SAIT’s trades classrooms.

Following the tabulation of sponsorships and money raised on the course through all of these friendly competitions, the fantastic grand total of $59,000 was announced. Immediately after the cheque presentation to CCA’s Education Fund Trustee Serena Holbrook, the 50/50 draw winner Brian Claggett of Alpine Glass produced his winnings and donated them back to the fund raising the total to $59,500. Since the inception of the CCA Education Fund, CCA members have raised an impressive $944,500, which is outstanding and evidence of the commitment from members to invest in sustaining the future of their industry. n

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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:

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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: Apex Earth Works Ltd. Ron D’Amour Deervalley RPO Box 4311 Calgary, Alberta T2J 7A7 Tel: 403-464-4712 | Fax: 403-386-2397 Apex Tile & Flooring Ltd. Dean Larence Bay #7, 3529 - 12 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6P4 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: Arctic Arrow Powerline Group Ltd. Michael McAdam 18509 - 96 Avenue Surrey, B.C. V4N 3P7 Tel: 604-507-7424 | Fax: 604-507-7428 Email: Ardivan Enterprises Ltd. Ariel Garcia 172 Taralea Green N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 4Y4 Tel: 403-708-3043 | Fax: 403-207-3377 Email:


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CCA | Membership Armour Equipment Richard McLennan 5316 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1K5 Tel: 403-252-6067 | Fax: 403-319-0950 Email:

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

Automated Entrances (Alberta) Ltd. Steve Petersen 4710 14th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6L7 Tel: 403-219-3206 | Fax: 403-219-3256 Email:

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

ASCCI (All Systems Contracting Calgary Inc.) Mike Tattersall 3633 - 8 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A5 Tel: 403-253-7222 | Fax: 403-253-3773 Email:

Aviva Insurance Company of Canada Stephen Green 71 Sheep River Drive Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1S2 Tel: 403-995-0159 | Fax: 403-995-0645 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:

As-One Plumbing Inc. Adrian Swain 177 Mt. Allan Cir. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 2S5 Tel: 403-710-5830 | Fax: 403-452-1675 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:

ARTE Roofing & Construction Inc. Boaz Shilmover 4300 5th Street NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C8 Tel: 403-640-4559 | Fax: 403-259-3735 Email:

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Janice Hansen Bay 6 1826 25 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K1 Tel: 403-777-8383 | Fax: 403-777-6937 Email:

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:

Artec Construction Ltd. Marvin Boyko 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:

Axiom Builders Inc. Connie Mair 1002, 838 West Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C. V6C 0A6 Tel: 604-433-5711 | Fax: 604-4335717 Email:

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

BCL Brothers Masonry Contracting Ltd. Imdat Ulutas 190 Somerside Park S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 3G3 Tel: 403-542-8095 | Fax: 403-474-6937 Email: Behrends Linda Schlegel 2137B - 4 Ave. N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 0N6 Tel: 403-283-4728 | Fax: 403-283-3690 Email:

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:

B.A.R. Placers Glen Shaw 7 Cambrille Cres. Strathmore, AB T1P 1M1 Tel: 403-969-3654 | Fax: 403-901-6347 Email:

Bell Davidson Insurance Brokers Ltd. Dick Vaive Suite 108 10333 Southport Road SW Calgary, Alberta T2W 3X6 Tel: 403-228-5888 | Fax: 403-228-6682 Email:

B.B.C. Plastering & Stucco Ltd. Serkan Coksurer 57 Weston Court SW Calgary, Alberta T3H 5E7 Tel: 403-401-2402 | Fax: 403-775-4454 Email:

Bell Mobility James Barlow #400, 2925 Virtual Way Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4X5 Tel: 604-626-6178 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:

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

Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. Sean Holkestad 2322 Dominion Road Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 2W8 Tel: 250-769-3811 | Fax: 250-769-5477 Email:

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

Bailes Mechanical Ltd. Bill Bailes #38, 4816 - 35B St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3N1 Tel: 403-207-3290 | Fax: 403-207-4313 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:

Baldwin Construction Services Ltd. Mike Baldwin 263230 Butte Hills Way Rocky View, AB T4A 0P6 Tel: 403-899-5321 | Fax: 403-590-2597 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: Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd. Rick March 4300 21 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 9A6 Tel: 403-291-1099 | Fax: 403-291-2849 Bauer Foundations Canada Inc. John Kozicki 5050 - 74 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3C9 Tel: 403-723-0159 | Fax: 403-723-0169 Email:


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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: Big Steel Box Corporation David Lister 4103 Glenmore Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2R8 Tel: 403-998-8511 | Fax: 403-236-0188 Email:

Blackie Site Works Ltd. Harvey Leslie Box 357 Blackie, Alberta T0L 0J0 Tel: 403-336-1243 | Fax: 403-601-6397 Email:

Blue Ridge Excavating Ltd. Damon Grover 235103 Ryan Road Rockyview AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-254-5883 | Fax: 403-254-9581 Email: Blue Rock Builders Kas Eccles 5613B Burbank Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z5 Tel: 403-474-7548 | Fax: 403-770-8801 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 Email: Blue-Con Excavating Ltd. Matt Haasen 285010 Wrangler Way Rockyview, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-273-1144 | Fax: 403-248-3730 Email:

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

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:

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:

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

Bogdan’s Construction Ltd. Bogdan Buziak 813 - 14 Street Canmore, Alberta T1W 1W7 Tel: 403-688-7474 | Fax: 403-609-0401 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:

Brock White Canada Company Gina Slaney 2703 - 61 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X3 Tel: 403-287-5889 | Fax: 403-287-5881 Email:

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

Bow Mark Paving Ltd. Sean McArthur P.O. Box 730 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A8 Tel: 403-938-7920 | Fax: 403-938-7283 Email:

Brooks Asphalt & Aggregate Ltd. Byron Smith Box 1360 Brooks, Alberta T1R 1C3 Tel: 403-362-5597 | Fax: 403-362-3671 Email:

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CCA | Membership 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: 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 Aggregate Recycling Ltd. Brad Langdon 6020 - 94 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3Z3 Tel: 403-279-8330 | Fax: 403-279-1761 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 Tinsmith Industries Ltd. 616 - 35 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2L1 Tel: 403-276-5306 | Fax: 403-276-2112 Email:


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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 Developments Inc. Derrick Prince 6224 - 29 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1W3 Tel: 403-287-7366 | Fax: 403-287-7792 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: 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: 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: CANA Construction Co. Ltd. Fabrizio Carinelli 5720 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1K7 Tel: 403-255-5521 | Fax: 403-259-4004 Email:

CANA Utilities Ltd. Richard Revesz 5720 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1X5 Tel: 403-253-0002 | Fax: 403-253-8861 Email: Canadian Acoustical Ceiling Supply Ltd. Lorne Anderson #108, 2331 - 50 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 0N1 Tel: 403-724-2330 | Fax: 403-724-3333 Email: Canadian Dewatering LP Shaun Fielding 8816 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P2 Tel: 403-945-2643 | Fax: 403-945-8847 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: Canem Systems Ltd. Andy Carr 7110 Fairmount Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0X4 Tel: 403-259-2221 | Fax: 403-259-0171 Email: Canfind Cons Inc. Joe Callan 125 Woodpark Court S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 6E5 Tel: 587-225-1952 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: 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:

CCA | Membership 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:

Carbon Constructors Inc. Terry Androsoff 3915 - 8 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A5 Tel: 403-203-4900 | Fax: 403-203-2229 Email:

Carrier Enterprise Canada LP Tony Schwengler Bay 1, 3201 Ogden Road SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4N4 Tel: 403-287-4800 | Fax: 403-243-3556 Email:

CANWEST Elevator & Lifts Andrew Smith 7413 Macleod Tr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L8 Tel: 403-203-3244 | Fax: 403-203-3292 Email:

Carlson Commercial & Industrial Services Ltd. Dan Bartmanovich 1035 Mission Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 0A4 Tel: 204-233-0671 | Fax: 204-233-6938 Email:

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:

Caon Services Inc. Verne Cornwell 1143 42nd Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Z3 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:

Carmacks Enterprises Gary Brooks 13930 - 52 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3N 1B7 Tel: 403-543-0305 | Fax: 403-543-0314 Email: Proof

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Carpet Superstores Cameron Lang 8/31/11 Bay 6, 1825 - 32 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C8 Tel: 403-290-0006 | Fax: 403-290-0030 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: Cas-Lin Industries Donna Savard P.O. Box 878, #10 McCool Crescent Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0 Tel: 403-946-0348 | Fax: 403-946-0148 Email:

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CCA | Membership Cast Supply Edmonton Inc. Douglas Scorgie 12135 Fort Road Edmonton, AB T5B 4H2 Tel: 780-479-2278 | Fax: 780-479-2274 Email:

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

CCD Western Limited Graham Loubert #101, 616 - 71 Ave. SE Calgary, Alberta T2H 2R1 Tel: 403-255-9567 | Fax: 403-255-6479 Email:

Central Door & Access Systems Inc. Dave Sikora #33, 2419 - 52 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X7 Tel: 403-263-0030 | Fax: 403-263-0035 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:

CCS Contracting Ltd. Richard Cushman Bay 1, 3516 80 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1J3 Tel: 403-215-4040 | Fax: 403-215-4044 Email:

Central Painting Inc. Rick Luft 11624 - 145 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5M 1V8 Tel: 780-628-1850 x301 | Fax: 780-478-1649 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:

CDI Spaces Simon Beaumont 9319 - 47 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2R7 Tel: 780-440-2750 | Fax: 780-440-2770 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. Rod Boivin 4510 - 10 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6K3 Tel: 403-250-3809 | Fax: 403-250-1220 Email:

CDL Carpet & Floor Centre Colin Haugard 7265 - 11th St. SE Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S1 Tel: 403-255-1811 | Fax: 403-255-0656 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:

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:

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:

Cedar Crest Lands (Alta) Ltd. Kevin Szymanek Bay #145, 2727 Centre Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L4 Tel: 403-295-0400 | Fax: 403-275-8909 Email:

Century Group Inc. Anthony Minniti 5150 Cordova Bay Road Victoria, B.C. V8Y 2K6 Tel: 250-727-6560 | Fax: 250-727-6865 Email:

Cematrix (Canada) Inc. Steve Bent 5440 - 53 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4B6 Tel: 403-219-0484 | Fax: 403-243-9839 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:

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:


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Certified Painting Systems Ltd. Ray Smith 25 Hidden 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: City Core Commercial Contracting Ltd. Allen Clayton #301, 227 - 10 St. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V5 Tel: 403-244-9030 | Fax: 403-244-9031 Email: Clark Builders Bruce Brunette 7535 Flint Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G3 Tel: 403-253-0565 | Fax: 403-255-2523 Email:

CCA | Membership 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: Claw Roofing Specialists Heather Sawula #902, 4555 Varsity Lane N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3A 2V6 Tel: 403-969-2439 | Fax: 403-284-2204 Email: 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: Clifton Associates Ltd. Andrew Korytynski 2222 - 30 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K9 Tel: 403-263-2556 | Fax: 403-234-9033 Email: CNA Canada Dan Nakonechny 700 - 2 St. S.W., Suite 2450 Calgary, Alberta T2P 2W2 Tel: 403-508-9941 | Fax: 403-508-9962 Email: Cobra Corporate Management Inc. Len Verhulst #10, 11410 27th Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3R6 Tel: 403-235-6303 | Fax: 403-235-6373 Email:

Concept Electric Ltd. Dave Kinley 1260 Highfield Crescent S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5M3 Tel: 403-287-8777 | Fax: 403-287-8781 Concrete Solutions Inc. Tony Gandossi Bay #15 3716 56th Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2B5 Tel: 403-203-8733 | Fax: 403-203-8753 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: Contava Carl Enright #1, 3030 Sunridge Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7G4 Tel: 1-800-661-9821 | Fax: 403-724-9397 Email: Contemporary Office Interiors Ltd. Dean Whittaker 2206 Portland St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4M6 Tel: 403-265-1133 | Fax: 403-237-7458 Email:

Comfort-Aire Ltd. Douglas Habberfield 215 - 35 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2K5 Tel: 403-230-7061 | Fax: 403-277-3812 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:

Commercial Paving Ltd. Tony Montagnese 901 - 84 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X4 Tel: 403-235-1813 | Fax: 403-248-0347 Email:

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

Community Electric Ltd. Devon Brent Unit 104, 2850 - 107 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3R7 Tel: 403-234-7448 | Fax: 1-888-865-1959 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:

Convergint Technologies LTD Lorne Ponath #2, 6020 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L7 Tel: 403-291-3241 | Fax: 403-291-2577 Email: Convoy Supply Ltd. Paul Farrar 3716 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2B4 Tel: 403-207-3400 | Fax: 403-207-3404 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: CorMac Projects Inc. Chris MacKenzie Bay #4, 1815 - 27 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E1 Tel: 403-457-4080 | Fax: 403-457-4082 Email: Costa Del Sol Painting Fernando Vazguez 23 Morningside Mews Calgary, Alberta T4B 0X2 Tel: 403-912-4901 Email: Countryside Landscape & Garden Centre Glen Hubick Box 194 DeWinton, Alberta T0L 0X0 Tel: 403-938-1835 | Fax: 403-938-1955 Email: CP Distributors Ltd. Glenn Hermann #29, 3900 - 106 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5B6 Tel: 403-253-2006 | Fax: 403-255-3345 Email: Cranbrook Interior Woodwork Ltd. Blair Cooke 801 Industrial Road #2 Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 4C9 Tel: 250-426-8562 | Fax: 250-426-3077 Email:



CCA | Membership Crane Supply Dwayne Winderum 324 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0P1 Tel: 403-252-7811 | Fax: 403-255-2665 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: Crestview Electric Ltd. Tim Engel 10805 - 50 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3E5 Tel: 403-279-6661 | Fax: 403-279-6604 Email: Crosstown Heating & Ventilating Rita Popowich 4615 - 6A St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4B4 Tel: 403-250-7424 | Fax: 403-250-8279 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: Cut Just Right Woodworks Norman Vandale #107, 3396 Sexsmith Rd. Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7S5 Tel: 250-862-0852 Email: D & D Steel Re-Enforcing Ltd. David Huber 7638 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, B.C. V9M 2E4 Tel: 250-652-8381 | Fax: 250-652-8371 Email: D. Floyd Construction Ltd. Dan Floyd 9250 - 48 Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 2R2 Tel: 403-201-8317 | Fax: 403-254-8929 Email:


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D. Owen Construction Ltd. Dan Owen Box 54 Langdon, Alberta T0J 1X0 Tel: 403-936-0083 | Fax: 403-936-5535 Email: D.A. Watt Consulting Group Ltd. Rudi Weckel #310, 3016 - 5 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 6K4 Tel: 403-273-9001 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: D.E.S. Construction Ltd. Eric Desbiens 125 Rockcliff Bay N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 5Z5 Tel: 403-923-3979 | Fax: 587-353-8824 Email: 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: Dakota Reclamators Ltd. Michelle Rees 1915 Highfield Crescent S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5M1 Tel: 403-294-0330 | Fax: 403-294-0390 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: Davenport Millwright Services Ltd. Richard Couch 115 Fallswater Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 1B5 Tel: 403-510-9392 | Fax: 403-451-6904 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:

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: Dayton Superior Canada Ltd. Jim Fennessy 396 Attwell Dr. Rexdale, ON M9W 5C3 Tel: 416-798-2000 | Fax: 416-798-1103 DC Sales Ltd. Barry Graham #13, 6130 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2B6 Tel: 403-253-6808 | Fax: 403-259-8331 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: Defined Glass & Design Ltd. Brandon Fischer 215 Exploration Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0B6 Tel: 403-616-7329 | Fax: 403-290-7338 Email: Delco Automation Inc. Mark Peterson 3735 Thatcher Ave. Saskatoon, SK S7R 1B8 Tel: 306-244-6449 | Fax: 306-665-7500 Email: Dell-Core Edge Protection Ltd. Dylan Cadman #10, 6304 Burbank Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2C2 Tel: 403-723-0801 | Fax: 403-723-0802 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: 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:

CCA | Membership Desa Glass Dan Barker 3195 - 9 st. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3C1 Tel: 403-230-5011 | Fax: 403-230-5040 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 Dirtt Environmental Solutions Ltd. Julie Pithers 7303 - 30 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1N6 Tel: 403-723-5034 | Fax: 403-723-6644 Email:

Dessau/LVM Engineering Yvonne Monette 4530 - 50 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3R4 Tel: 403-255-3273 | Fax: 403-266-8825 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:

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:

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

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

Dewar Western Inc. Don O’Kurley 12261 - 163 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5V 1P9 Tel: 780-486-2422 | Fax: 780-486-2499 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:

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


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CCA | Membership Doortech Mfg and Distribution Ltd. Glenn Trost #120, 5726 Burleigh Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z8 Tel: 587-353-3667 | Fax: 587-353-3677 Email:

E.F. Contracting 2006 Ltd. Peter Feigs #39 Hooke Road S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2V 3K6 Tel: 403-312-6140 | Fax: 403-255-3159 Email:

Ecosse Welding Ltd. Robert Cochrane 3522 - 80 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1J3 Tel: 403-237-9922 | Fax: 403-279-3031 Email:

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

EFC Developments Ltd. John Groothius Suite 190, 3025 - 12 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2 Tel: 587-880-3025 | Fax: 403-444-1202 Email:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dywidag-Systems International BJ Reinhard #205, 2816 - 21 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z2 Tel: 403-291-4414 | Fax: 403-250-5221 Email:

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

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:

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:

Emco HVAC David MacTavish 5480 - 76 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4S3 Tel: 403-258-2225 | Fax: 403-640-1397 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:

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:

Double Dutch Woodworking Ltd. Bernice Vandervalk Box 9, Site 9, RR2 Carstairs, Alberta T0M 0N0 Tel: 403-888-7702 Email: Downer Contracting Brian Paskin #100, 1350 Railway Avenue Canmore, Alberta T1W 3E3 Tel: 403-609-8272 | Fax: 403-609-9529 Email: DPL Painting Ltd. Otto Deppner Box 3116 Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2A6 Tel: 780-416-1019 | Fax: 780-416-1013 Email: Driving Force Inc. Cary Pickering 2332 - 23 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8N3 Tel: 403-296-0770 | Fax: 403-296-0786 Email: Durabond Products Ltd. Neil Dechamplain 14345 - 120 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2R8 Tel: 780-451-6364 | Fax: 780-453-9056 Email:


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

CCA | Membership Energy Fluid Services Karl Cross 1940, 335 - 8 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 1C9 Tel: 403-796-2694 | Fax: 403-457-4697 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: Enerscope Systems Inc. Marcia Rube 15859 - 116 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3W1 Tel: 403-269-9006 | Fax: 780-439-7877 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:

Equipco Ltd. Lorne Reitenbach #27, 4948 - 126 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0A9 Tel: 403-201-4188 | Fax: 403-201-4877 Email:

Evolution Excavation Alberta Timothy Hazelaar 20 Applecrest Crescent S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 7N7 Tel: 403-462-3521 | Fax: 1-250-483-1999 Email:

ESC Automation Bob Swan #104, 3639 - 27 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5E4 Tel: 403-270-0333 | Fax: 403-283-9160 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:

Everest Construction Management Michael Simonot 3632 Burnsland Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z2 Tel: 403-685-6609 | Fax: 403-217-5224 Email:

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:

Everline Coatings and Services John Evans 253 Martindale Blvd. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 2X8 Tel: 403-479-4619 Email:

Executive Millwork Stephanie Roll #5, 1212 - 38 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6N2 Tel: 403-291-0400 | Fax: 403-250-3932 Email:

Engineered Air Phil Bracewell Bay 5, 6120 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L7 Tel: 403-444-4095 | Fax: 403-250-1325 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: 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: EPCOR Technologies Inc. Nick Lilley 13410 St. Albert Trail Edmonton, AB T5L 4P2 Tel: 780-412-3414 | Fax: 780-412-3888 Email:

GEOMATICS & ENGINEERING LTD. “Building relationships of trust by setting a standard of excellence” Eclipse Geomatics & Engineering Ltd. is a Canadian based, employee owned engineering company providing engineering and surveying services to the oil and gas, land development and construction industry. Eclipse offers comprehensive, integrated services including engineering, construction and legal surveying, and construction management. 201, 1530 – 27 Avenue N.E. | Calgary, Alberta T2E 7S6

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CCA | Membership Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd Bruce Dick RR3, Site 17, Comp 21 Airdrie, Alberta T4A 0P7 Tel: 403-279-0404 | Fax: 403-279-5177 Email:

Finest Touch Renovations Ltd. Al Majauskas 230 Woodpark Court S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 6E6 Tel: 403-560-8015 | Fax: 403-281-7608 Email:

Ex-Tech Contracting Ltd. Terry Mayor P.O. Box 42161 Calgary, Alberta T2J 7A6 Tel: 403-804-4245 | Fax: 403-215-4417 Email:

Firetec Health & Safety Mitesh Mehta 9243 - 50 St. Edmonton, Alberta T6B 3B6 Tel: 780-463-9490 | Fax: 780-463-6074 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.) Bryon Spence #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: Falco Electrical Systems Ltd. Miles Gillham 3606 Manchester Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Z5 Tel: 403-287-7632 | Fax: 403-243-3736 Email: Farnum Construction Management & Consulting Ltd. Sean Farnum 1703 10th Ave S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K1 Tel: 403-984-3410 | Fax: 403-984-3411 Email:

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:

Fish Creek Excavating Ltd. Leah Bergen 7515 - 84 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4Y1 Tel: 403-248-8222 | Fax: 403-569-0390 Email:

Fraser Valley Industries Ltd. Marta Heyde 30781 Simpson Road Abbotsford, BC V2T 6X4 Tel: 604-852-6696 | Fax: 604-852-9066 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:

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:

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

Focus 4 Development Ltd. Shayne Greer Bay D, 8616 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P6 Tel: 403-201-6774 | Fax: 403-201-6744 Email:

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Formula Contractors Ltd. Wes Erickson 4 Boulder Blvd Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V7 Tel: 780-968-1102 | Fax: 780-968-1105 Email:

Firmus Contracting Inc. Marco DeDominicis 2516 - 14A Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 3X5 Tel: 587-880-1994 | Fax: 403-244-1118 Email:

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


Foran Equipment Ltd. Gregg Foran Box 765 Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0 Tel: 403-946-5190 | Fax: 403-946-0372 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: Frontline Integrated Services Ltd. Susan Tiffin 7708 - 48 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5H5 Tel: 403-720-6011 | Fax: 403-720-6007 Email: FWS Commercial Projects Ltd. Jonathan Quiring #6, 3419 - 12 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6S6 Tel: 403-717-0422 | Fax: 403-717-0442 Email:

CCA | Membership G & E Contracting LP Kevin Breti 10141 - 201 Street Langley, B.C. V1L 3Y5 Tel: 604-341-5376 | Fax: 604-881-4370 Email:

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

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:

Gestion C.G. Inc. Chrystian Girouard 11404 Coventry Blvd N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3K 4B1 Tel: 403-764-1363 | Fax: 403-770-8545 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:

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

G.M. Mechanical Ltd. Joe McCormick 504B - 21 St. S.E. High River, Alberta T1V 2A7 Tel: 403-652-1282 | Fax: 403-601-8274 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:

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: Golder Construction Inc. John Estey 102, 2535-3rd Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2A 7W5 Tel: 403-299-5600 | Fax: 299-5606 Email:

Gabion Wall Systems Ltd. Shawn Fadear Box 597 Barriere, B.C. V0E 1E0 Tel: 250-672-9753 | Fax: 250-672-9753 Email: Gateway Mechanical Services Ken Stewart 4001 - 16A Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3T5 Tel: 403-265-0010 | Fax: 403-265-1293 Email: Gemini Group Inc. Curtis DoBush 583 Everbrook Way S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2Y 0E7 Tel: 403-254-6950 | Fax: 403-770-8608 Email: General Site Services Inc. Chuck Smallman 3397 - 84 Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7H3 Tel: 403-274-7666 | Fax: 403-274-4996 Email:

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Genesis Building Corporation Larry Mielnichuk #100, 2107 Sirocco Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 5P1 Tel: 403-257-1116 | Fax: 403-257-2589 Email:

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George & Asmussen Ltd. Kevin Gowerluk 4808 - 30 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 2Z1 Tel: 403-235-1592 | Fax: 403-248-6603 Email:

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

Great Canadian Roofing & Siding (Cgy) Ltd. Tim Blackmore 4020 4th Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W3 Tel: 403-263-7667 | Fax: 403-263-7669 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:

Great Northern Engineering Consultants Inc. Jatinder Hayer 8703 - 53 Ave. N.W., 2nd Floor Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5E9 Tel: 780-490-7141 | Fax: 877-765-8551 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: 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 N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 1W4 Tel: 403-250-3636 | Fax: 403-250-3638 Email: Gran-Lee Electric Ltd. Grant Wrathall Box 847, Station T Calgary, Alberta T2H 2H3 Tel: 403-207-4941 | Fax: 403-207-4963 Email: Grant Metal Products John Reitmeier 291210 Wagon Wheel Road Rocky View, Alberta T4A 0E2 Tel: 403-590-8000 | Fax: 403-590-7990 Email: Grant Thornton LLP Shauna Walsh Cann Suite 900, 833 - 4 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T5 Tel: 403-260-2510 | Fax: 403-260-2571 Email: Graybar Canada Ltd. Curtis Burkevitch #105, 2765 - 48 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 5M9 Tel: 403-250-5554 | Fax: 403-250-2050 Email:


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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: Green Earth Environmental Solutions Gerry Lamontagne 1106 - 33 Street West Saskatoon, SK S7L 0W8 Tel: 306-931-8014 | Fax: 306-931-8412 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: 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: 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: 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: GSM Industries Ltd. Don Hollier #101, 1324 - 44 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6L6 Tel: 403-295-8197 | Fax: 403-274-6272 Email: Guardian Chemicals Inc. Kelvin Maguire Box 3029 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2T1 Tel: 403-251-0236 | Fax: 403-251-0226 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 Peters 4220A Blackfoot Tr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4E6 Tel: 403-287-1680 | Fax: 403-243-5728 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: Harco Developments Inc. Ken Coward 3313 Lassiter Court S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 6J8 Tel: 403-239-9528 | Fax: 403-241-5359 Email:

CCA | Membership 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: Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide Jim Fearon Suite 510, 630 - 6 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 0S8 Tel: 403-269-4297 | Fax: 403-705-3395 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: HCM Contractors Inc. Brittany Fontaine Bay A, 235038 Wrangler Rd Rocky View, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-248-4884 | Fax: 403-248-4897 Email: HD Supply Clif Horton 5760 - 9 St. S.E., Unit 101 Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z9 Tel: 403-253-7033 | Fax: 403-253-4749 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:

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:

Henry’s Electric Service John Padgett P.O. Box 181 Banff, Alberta T1L 1A3 Tel: 403-762-3287 | Fax: 403-762-2168 Hestia Construction Inc. H Patel 11095 - 48 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G8 Tel: 403-873-8144 | Fax: 403-873-8155 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:

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

Hydro-West Scaffolding Ltd. Andy Fell 4106 - 14 Street Vernon, B.C. V1T 8B9 Tel: 250-260-5885 | Fax: 250-558-9858 Email: Hy-Pro Plastics Inc. Wes Tully 2628 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G5 Tel: 403-263-4373 | Fax: 403-236-1051 Email:

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

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

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

HTH Heatech Inc. Greg Pachal 8916 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P6 Tel: 403-279-1990 | Fax: 403-236-5145 Email:

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

Icynene Inc. Scott Ruffett 6747 Campobello Road Mississauga, ON L5N 2L7 Tel: 1-800-758-7325 | Fax: 1-888-340-2252 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:

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Imasco Minerals Inc. James Lancaster 19287 - 98A Avenue Surrey, B.C. V4N 4C8 Tel: 604-888-3848 | Fax: 604-888-5671 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: Incom Electric Corp. Todd Owens 4301G - 9 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3C8 Tel: 403-455-6515 | Fax: 403-455-6516 Email:

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Inland Concrete Corey Stasiuk #222, 885 - 42 Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1Y8 Tel: 403-214-4137 | Fax: 403-531-3001 Email: Inland Pipe Sab Singh 7336 - 112 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3R 1R8 Tel: 403-279-5531 | Fax: 403-279-7648 Email: Insign Architectural Signage Bob Lang 124 Somme Manor S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 6J4 Tel: 403-201-9085 | Fax: 403-201-9084 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:

CCA | Membership Inter City Insulation Ltd. Matthew Plumb 6747 - 3 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 3H5 Tel: 403-369-6655 | Fax: 403-569-1679 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: Ion Projects Inc. Greg Brown #2, 5915 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2H6 Tel: 403-277-7225 | Fax: 403-277-7232 Email: IPEX Management Inc. Wayne Allen 8460 - 60 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3C7 Tel: 403-236-8333 | Fax: 403-279-8443 Email:

Ironclad Earthworks Ltd. Stephen Herman 2011 - 10 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K4 Tel: 403-830-8000 | Fax: 403-452-8910 Email:

Island Architectural Millwork Ltd. Jeffrey Marshall 1995 Boxwood Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 5X9 Tel: 250-753-3327 | Fax: 250-753-6327 Email:

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:

ISO Canada Mike Clements 7003 - 5 St. S.E. Building H Calgary, Alberta T2H 2G2 Tel: 403-253-4441 | Fax: 403-255-2839 Email:

Ironplanet Stacey Gerber 470 Sogowood Pk S.W. Airdrie, Alberta T4B 3A9 Tel: 587-437-8322 Email:

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

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:

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

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CCA | Membership I-XL Masonry Supplies Ltd. Joe Black 4900 - 102 Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2C 2X8 Tel: 403-243-6031 | Fax: 403-243-8713 Email:

JKR Excavating Ltd. Bob Bowyer Box 625 Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 Tel: 403-933-3008 | Fax: 403-933-3918 Email:

J.S. Ferguson Construction Inc. Patrick Auclair 1250 Hornby Street Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1W2 Tel: 604-331-0755 | Fax: 604-331-0785 Email:

JLC Electric Ltd. Duane Knittle #7, 215 - 39 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E3 Tel: 403-240-0173 | Fax: 403-240-4915 Email:

James Electric Motor Services Ltd. Ron McElroy 4020 - 8 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A7 Tel: 403-252-5477 | Fax: 403-253-8026 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:

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. Elaine Lee Suite 400, 220 - 12 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E9 Tel: 403-264-8600 | Fax: 403-770-2740 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:

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

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

Jatec Electric Ltd. Karen King 7224 - 50 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2J8 Tel: 780-466-5832 | Fax: 780-465-7020 Email:

JSK Group Canada Inc. Salvador Montaloo 1249 - 38 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M2 Tel: 403-516-0926 | Fax: 403-230-0572 Email:

Jeffpro Fluid Solutions (A Division of JeffPro Services Ltd.) Wayne Jefferis 9482 - 51 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6 Tel: 1-866-469-4170 | Fax: 780-469-2812 Email:

K Link Development Inc. Kevin Brown 919 - 1A Street S.E. High River, Alberta T1V 1E6 Tel: 403-652-1913 | Fax: 403-652-1813 Email:

JHP Concrete Construction Limited John-Henry Palmer 135 Country Hills Hts. NW Calgary, Alberta T3K 5C6 Tel: 403-371-4678 Email: JK Contracting Ltd. James Koenig Box 172 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A4 Tel: 403-995-4555 | Fax: 403-995-4553 Email:


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Kang Construction Ltd. Alvin Kang #3, 1725 - 30 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7P6 Tel: 403-250-8868 | Fax: 403-250-1788 Email: Kayben Inc. Claude Kolk Box 60, Site 2, RR 2 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2 Tel: 403-938-2857 | Fax: 403-938-2647 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: KCK Contracting LTD Ken Vincent 1213 Westerra Boulevard Stony Plain, AB T7Z 0B2 Tel: 780-968-1166 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: 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: Keison Mechanical Ltd. Brady Fraser 56 Sun Harbour Pl. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 3B2 Tel: 403-837-7697 | Fax: 403-454-2817 Email: Keller Foundation Ron Kirkpatrick 2820 3rd Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2A 2L5 Tel: 403-503-0599 | Fax: 403-503-0191 Email: KELLERDENALI Construction Klaus Kiefer #7, 5918 - 5 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1L4 Tel: 403-253-7288 | Fax: 403-253-2133 Email: Key Concrete Products Ltd. Doug Dalton #110, 8615 - 48 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2P8 Tel: 403-261-3851 | Fax: 403-261-2879 Email: Keystone Excavating Ltd. Holly Goulard 4860 - 35 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3M6 Tel: 403-274-5452 | Fax: 403-274-1526 Email:

CCA | Membership Ki International Gordon Williamson Bay 308, 151 East Lake Blvd.N.E. Airdrie, Alberta T4A 2G1 Tel: 403-912-6008 | Fax: 403-912-2007 Email:

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:

Kidco Construction Ltd. Todd Virostek 4949 - 76 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3C6 Tel: 403-730-2029 | Fax: 403-730-7660 Email:

Kon-Strux Developments Inc. Shannon Lenstra 2509 - 2 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 0H7 Tel: 403-769-1440 | Fax: 403-769-1441 Email:

Lark Group Larry Fisher Building A, Unit 101, 17802 - 66 Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3S 7X1 Tel: 780-328-3182 | Fax: 780-328-3185 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 Val Kilback Bay 116, 7139 - 44 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4E8 Tel: 403-589-2146 | Fax: 403-279-7994 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:

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:

Lazic Services and Graffiti Gone Ltd. Dario Lazic 4604 Manitoba Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B8 Tel: 403-888-1155 | Fax: 403-245-1112 Email:

Knelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd. Bill Dyck 489 Exploration Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0B4 Tel: 403-338-1911 | Fax: 403-338-1912

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

LCL-Bridge Products Technology Inc. Karim Ladicani 1 Provost Street, Suite 315 Lachine, Quebec H8S 4H2 Tel: 514-634-3777 | Fax: 514-634-3760 Email:

Knibb Developments Ltd. Jason Knibb Box 184 Standard, Alberta T0J 3G0 Tel: 403-644-2222 | Fax: 403-644-2959 Email:



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:

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

Liquid Diamond Products Earl Tjosthiem 15715 - 116 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3W1 Tel: 780-489-1901 | Fax: 780-489-1902 Email:

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

LFLS Tiling Contractors Sjaak Meester 28 Redwood Meadows Dr. Redwood Meadows, AB T3Z 1H3 Tel: 403-478-2995 | Fax: 403-478-2995 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: LoBello Manufacturing Ltd. Brad Welliver 3650 - 12 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6N1 Tel: 403-250-2800 | Fax: 403-250-2920 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: Longboard Construction Inc. Bryce Dillabough #102, 2903 Kingsview Blvd. Airdrie, Alberta T4A 0C4 Tel: 403-912-4080 | Fax: 403-912-5410 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: 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: Lt Earth Services Ltd. Mhairi Lavocque Box 706 Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0 Tel: 403-949-3003 | Fax: 403-290-7302 Email:


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CCA | Membership Lux Windows & Glass Ltd. Norma Ambrogiano 6875 - 9 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8R9 Tel: 403-276-7770 | Fax: 403-276-7792 Email: Luxe Developments Martin Langlois #204, 1109 - 17 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2T 5R9 Tel: 403-802-5822 | Fax: 403-802-5824 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: Lynx Brand Fence Products Alta. Ltd. Jason Madsen 4330 - 76 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2J2 Tel: 403-273-4821 | Fax: 403-273-5563 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: 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. Tim Pederson 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. Calleen Crough 234150 Wrangler Road Rocky View, AB T1X 0K2 Tel: 403-287-3370 | Fax: 403-243-0942 Email: Man-Shield (Alta) Construction Inc. Kevin Juby #170, 3025 - 12 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7J2 Tel: 403-204-8100 | Fax: 403-204-4969 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 Reinders Inc. Peter Kuipers #200, 5414 - 11 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E9 Tel: 403-216-1455 | Fax: 403-216-1459 Email:


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

Metro Fire Protection Ltd. Colin Moore Bay #103, 4430 -112 ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2C 2K2 Tel: 403-236-8801 | Fax: 403-236-5477 Email:

Mechanical Equipment Sales Co. Ltd. Michael Andersen #9, 2625 - 18 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E6 Tel: 403-205-4517 | Fax: 403-239-9271 Email:

Metro Glass Products Ltd. Mei Whyte 2003 - 39 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6R7 Tel: 403-250-9290 | Fax: 403-291-0599 Email:

Meech Creek Contracting Jamie Tardiff 34 Cranberry Close S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3M 0B4 Tel: 403-888-1966 | Fax: 403-454-1966 Email:

Metro Industries Ltd. James Scott 17 Columbia Pl. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2L 0R4 Tel: 403-520-5200 | Fax: 403-520-5201 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: Merit Roofing John Muldoon 6023 - 3 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1K2 Tel: 403-255-7259 | Fax: 403-255-7252 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:

Metro Paving & Roadbuilding Ltd. David Tham 7615 - 40 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 4H2 Tel: 403-293-0890 | Fax: 403-285-1456 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: 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: Midwest Engineering Ltd. (AB) Debbie Hole 117 - 10836 24 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4C9 Tel: 403-287-1018 | Fax: 403-287-1139 Email: Mike’s Electric Marc Green Box 1737 Banff, Alberta T1L 1B6 Tel: 403-762-2871 | Fax: 403-762-8180 Email: Milltech Millwork Ltd. Frank Huether #103, 5421 - 11 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M4 Tel: 403-291-6640 | Fax: 403-291-6639 Email:

CCA | Membership Mini Dig Corp. Ken Haggart 2222 Alyth Place S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3K9 Tel: 403-274-0090 | Fax: 403-274-4260 Email: Mircom Engineered Systems Ltd. Lawrence Bunyan 4574 14th Street NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6T7 Tel: 403-873-1091 | Fax: 403-873-1092 Email: MJS Mechanical Ltd. Sandi Dixon 2401 - 144 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T4B 2T3 Tel: 403-250-1355 | Fax: 403-250-3101 Email: MMFX Technologies Corporation Arash Davani 2415 Campus Drive, Suite 100 Irvine, CA, USA 92612 Tel: 949-476-7600 | Fax: 949-474-1130 Email: MNP LLP Darren Demchuk #1500, 640 - 5 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 2X6 Tel: 403-263-3385 | Fax: 403-269-8450 Email: Mobile Mini ULC Steve Killen P.O. 89161, 70 High Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3W3 Tel: 403-252-5996 | Fax: 403-253-2434 Email: Mobile On-Site Recycling Inc. Dan Wischniwsky 1015 - 24 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2M 1Y4 Tel: 403-463-2191 Email:

Moli Industries Ltd. Emily Faltous 1880 Centre Avenue N. E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 0A6 Tel: 403-250-2733 | Fax: 403-250-3323 Email:

Mullen Rigging & Industrial Services Inc. Jamie Mullen Unit #3, 261106 Wagon Wheel Crescent Rocky View, AB T4A 0E2 Tel: 403-276-9955 | Fax: 403-276-9966 Email:

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

Nabco Entrances of Western Canada Inc. Frank Farevaag 246 - 62 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2E6 Tel: 403-294-9331 | Fax: 403-294-9338 Email:

Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd. Jason Sauve 10340 - 50 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3E4 Tel: 403-540-5083 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:

MSU Mississauga Ltd. Paul Grassa 2222 South Sheridan Way Mississauga, ON L5J 2M4 Tel: 1-800-268-5336 | Fax: 1-888-220-2213 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:

MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT SALES CO. LTD. #9, 2625-18th Street N.E Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E6 Phone: (403) 205-4517 Fax: (403) 239-9271

Modco Structures Ltd. Patrick Griffith P.O. Box 8510 Canmore, Alberta T1W 2V2 Tel: 403-678-5954 | Fax: 403-673-3252 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: Moen Inc. (Canada) Jerry Fairborn 2816 Bristol Circle Oakville, ON L6H 5S7 Tel: 1-800-465-6130 | Fax: 905-829-3008 Email:

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North Star Contracting Inc. Steve Skiba 6155 - 6 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1L9 Tel: 403-228-3421 | Fax: 403-228-3481 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:

Nite Owl Energy Services Ltd. Jim Begg Box 518 Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A7 Tel: 403-803-2188 Email:

Northcal Insulation Services Ltd. Sam Ferrise 2410B 2 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6J9 Tel: 403-277-4511 | Fax: 403-276-9143

Next Level Tile and Stone Ltd. Dan Weber 2852 Ceder Brea Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 1X9 Tel: 403-829-0326 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:

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Nucleus Electrical Systems Rick Barr 432 Blackthorn Road NW Calgary, Alberta T2K 3S3 Tel: 403-295-9415 | Fax: 403-295-9415 Email:

OHL Construction Canada Inc. John Krasko 5945 Airport Road, Suite 144 Mississauga, ON L4V 1R9 Tel: 647-260-4882 | Fax: 647-723-7457 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:

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

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Olympia Tile International Inc. Laurie Savage 3308 - 11 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G8 Tel: 403-287-1070 | Fax: 403-243-1888 Email:

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CCA | Membership Omicron Construction Management Ltd. Nav Ghali 500, 833 4 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T5 Tel: 403-262-9733 | Fax: 403-262-9750 Email: Omni Sport Trevor Burant 14 Boulder Blvd. Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V7 Tel: 780-968-2344 | Fax: 780-968-2217 Email: Optimus Building Corporation Bruce Mydland 2nd Floor, 734 - 42 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5N9 Tel: 403-283-0000 | Fax: 403-244-8895 Email:

Pactor Construction Management Ltd. John Lisson 129 Silverado Creek Cres. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2X 0C5 Tel: 403-901-3289 Email: Paladin Services Inc. Wendy Blake Bay J, 1145 - 44 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4X4 Tel: 403-262-8203 | Fax: 403-290-0711 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:

Oskar Construction Ltd. Oskar Pietrasik P.O. Box 774 Banff, Alberta T1L 1A8 Tel: 403-762-3131 | Fax: 403-762-3135 Email:

Parker Johnston Industries (Alberta) Ltd. Rod Parker 759 Vanalman Avenue Victoria, B.C. V8Z 3B8 Tel: 250-382-9181 | Fax: 250-382-9183 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:

PCL Construction Management Inc. Dave Passingham 2282 - 11 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7S7 Tel: 403-250-4800 | Fax: 403-250-2332 Email:

Otis Excavating Ltd. Trevor Tomlinson 11 Glenmore View Place Rockyview, AB T1X 0H3 Tel: 403-803-8511 | Fax: 403-568-8995 Email:

PDN Masonry Ltd. Isa Ali Kaya 815 - 17 Ave. S.W., P.O. Box 16045 Calgary, Alberta T2T 5H7 Tel: 403-973-0851 | Fax: 403-206-7428 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:

PDS Fire Protection Inc. Don Purdy 915 A - 48 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 2A7 Tel: 403-243-4546 | Fax: 403-243-4551 Email:

Pace Chemicals Limited Leslie Martin 8321 Willard Street Burnaby, B.C. V3W 2X3 Tel: 1-800-799-6211 | Fax: 604-521-5927 Email: Pacer Corporation Richard Pelletier 1105 - 7th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B2 Tel: 403-301-0201 | Fax: 403-301-0206 Email:


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Peak Contracting Services Inc. Dave Lepage Bay #63, 451 Glenmore Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2R9 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:

Penner Doors & Hardware David Rae 4828 - 52 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3R2 Tel: 403-204-7664 | Fax: 403-204-7665 Email: Pentagon Structures Ltd. Dwayne Chmiliar 9505 - 63 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6E 0G2 Tel: 780-436-1525 | Fax: 780-438-2415 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: Permacast Concrete Contracting Ltd. John McLeod 114 Pannatella Circle N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3K 5Z7 Tel: 403-275-9626 | Fax: 403-275-5581 Perreca Construction Ltd. Tony Perreca 4401 - 23 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 0B7 Tel: 403-680-0990 | Fax: 403-735-0694 Email: Petrin Mechanical (Alberta) Ltd. Selene Fisher 6445 - 10 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2Z9 Tel: 403-279-6881 | Fax: 403-279-6898 Email: Petrocom Construction Ltd. Matt Gifford 17505 - 109A Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W4 Tel: 780-481-5181 | Fax: 780-481-5180 Email: Phoenix Fence Ltd. Dave Dickson 6204 - 2 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1J4 Tel: 403-259-5155 | Fax: 403-259-2262 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: Phoenix Floor & Wall Products Inc. Michael Tunney 111 Westmore Drive Toronto, ON M9V 3Y6 Tel: 800-268-8108 | Fax: 877-893-4680 Email:

CCA | Membership Pilot Group Inc. Larry Shoesmith 3240 Cedarille Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 2H1 Tel: 403-251-5593 | Fax: 403-251-5597 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: Platinum Roofing Ltd. Mark Moffatt 4630 - 11 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2W7 Tel: 403-370-4756 | Fax: 403-719-5699 Email: Plumb-Line Group of Companies Chris Althorp 1212 - 34 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1V7 Tel: 403-569-1955 | Fax: 403-248-0198 Email: Ply Gem Jayme Minor 2008 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 2E5 Tel: 403-272-8871 | Fax: 403-273-0900 Email: PNR Railworks Inc. Oscar Duran 325 Railway Street Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B2 Tel: 403-932-6966 | Fax: 403-932-6973 Email: Pockar Masonry Ltd. Malcolm Holbrook 4632 - 5 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C3 Tel: 403-276-5591 | Fax: 403-277-0702 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: 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:

Porter Tile & Marble (1991) Ltd. Rick Porter 5752 Burleigh Cr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z8 Tel: 403-258-2258 | Fax: 403-255-2775 Email:

ProCura Real Estate Ltd. Debra Voss Suite 2800, 817 - 15 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 0H8 Tel: 403-245-8171 | Fax: 403-245-8166 Email:

Premium Portable Washrooms (Calgary) Ltd. Brendan Engdahl 45 McKenzie Towne Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3Y6 Tel: 403-978-6220 Email:

Production Lighting Trevor McDonald 4630 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2W7 Tel: 403-250-1185 | Fax: 403-250-1190 Email:

Prestwick Resources Inc. Janice Conley P.O. Box 89147 Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3W3 Tel: 403-880-3569 | Fax: 403-452-4045 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: Primco Limited Kelly Deulin 12300 - 44 Street S.E. Calgary, Albertar T2Z 4A2 Tel: 403-255-4416 | Fax: 403-275-8313 Email: Priority Communication Systems Ltd. Ducan Perry #129, 3901 - 54 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3J 3W5 Tel: 403-234-0334 | Fax: 403-234-0373 Email: Pro West Exteriors Inc. Mark Morin Box 68027, #28 Crowfoot Terrace N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 3N8 Tel: 403-852-2251 | Fax: 403-239-8152 Email: 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: 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:

Professional Excavators Ltd. Jan Gryckiewicz 10919 - 84 Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5A6 Tel: 403-236-5686 | Fax: 403-236-7930 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: Putzheim Stucco & Fireproofing Cornel Draguta 216 Whitestone Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 1S8 Tel: 587-351-2485 | Fax: 587-351-2486 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:



CCA | Membership 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:

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CCA | Membership R2K Roofing Inc. Brad Lamb 274 Silverado Bank Circle S.W. Calgary, AB T2X 0L3 Tel: 403-455-5012 | Fax: 403-455-2649 Email:

Refrigerative Supply Bob McKenzie 4616 Manhattan Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B4 Tel: 403-243-8191 | Fax: 403-243-8670 Email:

Rapicon Inc. Jim Keay 285130 Duff Drive Rockyview, Alberta T1X 0K1 Tel: 403-203-8101 | Fax: 403-203-7090 Email:

Reggin Industries Inc. Dave Alle 10605 - 42 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5B9 Tel: 403-255-8141 | Fax: 403-252-7931 Email:

Raven Glass Ltd. Stuart Massey 894 Mobley Rd. Tappen, B.C. V0E 2X1 Tel: 250-454-9650 | Fax: 250-434-4295 Email: Rayden TMI Electrical Services Rob Swynar P.O. Box: 74111, 148-555 Strathcona Blvd S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0E7 Tel: 403-984-3100 | Fax: 403-984-3117 Email: Red Star Drywall Ltd. Alin Betolian 48 Covepark Green N.E. Calgary, Alberta T3K 6K9 Tel: 403-888-6597 | Fax: 403-338-0165 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:

Reggin Technical Services Ltd. Jodi McInnis 4550 - 35 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3S4 Tel: 403-287-2540 | Fax: 403-287-2519 Email:

Rezcom Electrical Contractors Don Cunningham B8, Suite 12, 2526 Battleford Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 7J4 Tel: 403-252-9766 | Fax: 403-250-1808 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:

Renfrew Insurance Ltd. Chris Sikorski #300, 334 - 11 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y2 Tel: 403-216-1911 | Fax: 403-266-5177 Email:

Rice Lake Canada Kevin Pytyck #401, 237 - 8 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M3 Tel: 403-804-6339 Email:

Results Canada Inc. Tim O’Connor Suite 210, 1040 - 7 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G9 Tel: 403-234-0999 Email:

Richard McDonald & Associates Richard McDonald 1224 9th Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0T1 Tel: 403-266-6249 | Fax: 403-266-5582 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:

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CCA | Membership 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:

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: Ron T. Masonry Ltd. Mary Jane Duckworth Bay #3, 1826 - 25 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K1 Tel: 403-250-3500 | Fax: 403-250-3025 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:

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:

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:

Royal Stewart Ltd. Paul Stewart Box 2 Group 329 RR#3 Selkirk, MB R1A 2A8 Tel: 204-757-4534 | Fax: 204-757-4618 Email:

Riverside Contracting (Montana) Inc. Angel Bordner 5571 Alloy South Missoula, Montana 59808 USA Tel: 406-721-9267 | Fax: 406-721-9394 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:

Riverstone Formworks Ltd. Kris Wilson P.O. Box 459, Station Main Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A7 Tel: 403-995-5623 | Fax: 403-995-2893 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:

Rocky Mountain Exteriors Inc. Ryan Nagy 27 Chapman Place S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 3T3 Tel: 403-289-8139 Email: Rocky Mountain Sundeck Ltd. Brock Hanson Box 1078 Banff, Alberta T1L 1B1 Tel: 403-996-0720 | Fax: 403-762-9466 Email: Rogers Insurance Ltd. Greg Stewart #600, 1000 Centre Street North Calgary, Alberta T2E 7W6 Tel: 403-296-2400 | Fax: 403-296-2439 Email: Rolling Mix Concrete LLP Leo Brassard 7209 Railway St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2V6 Tel: 403-253-6426 | Fax: 403-252-5442 Email:


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Rubydale Asphalt Works Ltd. Kevin Ruby #205, 3928 Edmonton Trail N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 3P6 Tel: 403-284-4600 | Fax: 403-284-4478 Email: Russpet Constructon Ltd. Russell Peterson 1132 Marcombe Cres. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 4H7 Tel: 403-862-6046 Rusty Pipe Mechanical Inc. Rusty Welch 4616 - 4 Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB T2A 0A2 Tel: 403-235-1373 | Fax: 403-248-8822 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:

Ryan-Murphy Construction Lara Murphy Suite #11, 1922 - 9th ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0V2 Tel: 403-542-7530 | Fax: 403-265-6178 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: S.D.W. Contracting Ltd. Steve Webb 1110 Child Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 5C5 Tel: 403-880-1991 | Fax: 403-284-9168 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: 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: Sabre Instrument Services Ltd. Rob Lippa 6702 Fairmount Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0X3 Tel: 403-258-0566 | Fax: 403-255-8251 Email: Safeguard Safety Inc. Jeffrey Fiaschelti 4515 112th Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 5C5 Tel: 403-236-0752 | Fax: 403-236-0813 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: Schindler Elevator Corp. Ian MacDonald 527 Manitou Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2 Tel: 403-243-0715 | Fax: 403-243-1833 Email:

CCA | Membership 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:

Schuettlaw Adrianna Worman #200, 602 - 11 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J8 Tel: 403-705-1263 | Fax: 403-705-1265 Email:

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CCA | Membership Shea Foams Ltd. Don Smith 2323 - 24 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8L9 Tel: 403-240-4710 | Fax: 403-246-2834 Email:

SkyFire Energy Inc. Tim Schulhauser 4038 - 7 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 2Y8 Tel: 403-251-0668 | Fax: 403-407-7736 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:

ShearForce Equipment Neil Bodenmann #107, 2707 Progressive Way Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 0A7 Tel: 403-620-4336 | Fax: 604-859-7799 Email:

Sealtech Restorations Ltd. Ernst Greiner 6224D - 2 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1J4 Tel: 403-253-5002 | Fax: 403-253-2636 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:

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:

Sebring Construction Ltd. Monte Taylor 200, 1112 - 40 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 5T8 Tel: 403-735-1008 | Fax: 403-735-1010 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:

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:

Select Window Fashions Brian Gourlie #105, 200 Dougall Rd. N. Kelowna, B.C. V1X 3K5 Tel: 778-753-5970 | Fax: 778-753-5930 Email: Senior Flexonics Canada Brenda Thomas 6041 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2A5 Tel: 403-253-7919 | Fax: 403-253-7921 Email: SGS Canada Inc. Stephanie Morrison Unit #1, 2419 - 52 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X7 Tel: 403-771-2392 | Fax: 403-278-9748 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: Sharp Resurfacing Ltd. Brett Mykyte 19019 - 16 Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3S 9V3 Tel: 604-538-0289 | Fax: 604-538-0218 Email: Shawne Excavating Trucking Ltd. Wes Shaw P.O. Box 5572 High River, AB T1V 1M6 Tel: 403-684-3636 | Fax: 403-450-9252 Email:


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Siemens Canada Limited Carlos Franco #24, 1930 Maynard Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6J8 Tel: 403-259-3404 | Fax: 403-252-8578 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 106 Copperpond Heights S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0W9 Tel: 403-281-7605 | Fax: 403-281-7602 Email: SIMS Overhead Door Ltd. Iris LeTourneau #44, 4216 - 54 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E3 Tel: 403-279-7455 | Fax: 403-236-5793 Email: Simson Maxwell Andrew Keats 5711 - 80 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4S6 Tel: 403-252-8131 | Fax: 403-252-6666

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: Skytech Drywall Ltd. Steeve Nadeau 42 Copperfield Heath S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 4V2 Tel: 403-899-5155 | Fax: 403-366-8008 Email: Slimdor Contracting Ltd. Ian Britton 42 Griffin Industrial Point Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0A3 Tel: 403-932-4666 | Fax: 403-932-7552 Email: Smart Choice Fire Protection Inc. Brian Speelman #20, 161 Broadway Blvd. Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2A8 Tel: 780-416-2729 | Fax: 780-416-7579 Email: Solvera Enterprise Solutions Olof Ryden #340, 734 - 7 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 3P8 Tel: 403-781-5504 | Fax: 403-261-9710 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: Sound-Rite Inc. Marty Dahl #9, 2821 - 3 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2A 7P3 Tel: 403-296-0505 | Fax: 403-296-0511 Email: Source Projects Inc. Peter Vandermey 816, 105-150 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 3T2 Tel: 403-288-5678 Email:

South Rock Ltd. Kirk Alton 9700 Endeavor Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A1 Tel: 403-293-9300 | Fax: 403-568-1327 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:

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:

Specon Construction Inc. Peter Czarnecki 24 - 235105 Wrangler Drive Rocky View, AB T1X 0K3 Tel: 403-630-4836 | Fax: 403-248-2491 Email:

Southpaw Metal Ltd. Shane Fischer 263024 Butte Hills Way Rocky View, Alberta T4A 0N9 Tel: 403-293-3991 | Fax: 403-291-3979 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:

Spalding Hardware Systems Ltd. John Manes 1616 - 10 Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J5 Tel: 403-244-5531 | Fax: 403-228-5222 Email:

Stahle Construction (Alberta) Inc. Lynn Molnar 132, 1530 - 27 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7S6 Tel: 403-735-0761 | Fax: 403-735-0762 Email:

Spartan Controls Ltd. Sheldon Araki 7500 Winston Street Burnaby, B.C. V5A 4X5 Tel: 604-422-3700 | Fax: 604-422-3788 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:

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CCA | Membership Standard General Inc. Terry Gale 9660 Enterprise Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A1 Tel: 403-255-1131 | Fax: 403-212-4755 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: Star Building Materials (Alberta) Limited Ken Crockett 2345 Alyth Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5T8 Tel: 403-720-0010 | Fax: 403-720-0085 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: Startec Refrigeration Services Ltd. Joel Cawthorn 7664 10 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 8W1 Tel: 403-295-5855 | Fax: 403-571-6190 Email: Steam Specialty Sales Richard Drozdowski 40 Corstate Avenue Vaughan, ON L4K 4X2 Tel: 416-291-1111 | Fax: 416-754-3481 Email: Sterling Western Star Trucks (Alberta) Ltd. Cindy Clark 9115 - 52 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2R4 Tel: 403-720-3400 | Fax: 403-720-3409 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: Stormtec Filtration Inc. Chris Jakul 7132 Barlow Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E1 Tel: 403-717-9644 | Fax: 403-717-9633 Email: Strathcona Mechanical Ltd. Neil Touw 6612 - 44 Street Leduc, Alberta T9E 7E4 Tel: 780-980-1122 | Fax: 780-980-1129 Email:


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Strathmore Flooring Concepts Inc. Garry Bleier 42A Spruce Park Dr. Strathmore, AB T1P 1J2 Tel: 403-934-4954 | Fax: 403-934-4962 Email: Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Inc. Arthur Atkinson Suite 600, 4838 Richard Rd. S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 2L1 Tel: 403-520-6565 | Fax: 403-230-5323 Email: Stylish Construction Ltd. Abbey Ilhanli 63 Erin Cres. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2B 3C8 Tel: 403-629-3739 | Fax: 403-455-0403 Email: Sumco Technologies Ltd. Mike Bunz 639 Willesden Dr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 2G2 Tel: 403-212-8200 | Fax: 403-252-1405 Email:

SynCon Management Ltd. Gord Tate 232 Initiative Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0B7 Tel: 403-258-3773 | Fax: 403-258-4499 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: Taenly Office Services Ltd. Lyle Pelletier 4024 - 4 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 3W3 Tel: 403-243-3882 | Fax: 403-243-3884 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:

Sunco Drywall Ltd. Steve Manzuik 7835 Flint Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G3 Tel: 403-250-9701 | Fax: 403-250-9703 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:

Supermetal Structures Inc. Allan Metzger 3813 - 75 Ave. Leduc, Alberta T9E 0K3 Tel: 780-980-4830 | Fax: 780-980-4834 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:

Sure Seal Contracting Ltd. Alan Metzler 3605B Bonnybrook Rd. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 0B8 Tel: 403-265-8677 | Fax: 403-265-8747 Email:

Tekton Construction Ltd. Dennis Plett 4612 Whitehorn Dr. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 1X3 Tel: 403-571-0230 | Fax: 403-571-0235 Email:

Surespan Construction Ltd. Ilonka Noble #301, 38 Fell Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7P 3S2 Tel: 604-998-1133 | Fax: 604-998-1132 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:

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:

Tervita Corporation (Environmental Services) Tony Ciarla #500, 140 - 10 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0R1 Tel: 403-233-3666 | Fax: 403-261-5612 Email:

CCA | Membership Tervita Drilling & Coring Services Ltd. Garry Wegleitner #500, 140 - 10 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 0R1 Tel: 403-297-1399 | Fax: 403-297-1390 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:

Tervita Drilling & Coring Services Ltd. Nick Baldwin 9919 Shepard Rd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 3C5 Tel: 403-297-1399 | Fax: 403-297-1390 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:

Tevmar Masonry Marcel Thevenot 231 Arbour Wood Close N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3G 4C3 Tel: 403-239-3964 | Fax: 403-241-3964 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:

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 Highmark Group Chad Condie 14193 S. Minuteman Drive, Suite 200 Draper, UT 84020 U.S.A. Tel: 801-619-0550 | Fax: 801-619-0770 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:

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: 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:

Thermal Systems KWC Ltd. Trevor Kent 2780 - 24 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6V7 Tel: 403-250-5507 | Fax: 403-250-6891 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:

Thermo Design Insulation Ltd. Jaicon Handford 7124 Barlow Tr. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E1 Tel: 403-720-8203 | Fax: 403-236-0820 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:

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:

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Blaine Coupal #5, 2419 - 52 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X7 Tel: 403-259-4183 | Fax: 403-252-8722 Email:

Total Power Ltd. Kevin Cation 942 - 55 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Y4 Tel: 403-730-9800 | Fax: 403-730-0810 Email:

Tiki International Inc. Bay 2D - 624 Beaver Dam Road N.E. Calgary, AB T2K 4W6 Phone: (403) 241-1093 Fax: (403) 241-8250 Toll Free: 1-866-806-TIKI (8454) |



CCA | Membership Trane Canada Inc. Frank Nishimura #157, 10905 - 48 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G8 Tel: 403-301-0090 | Fax: 403-301-0092 Email:

Tri-City Canada Inc. Karen Walch 7004B - 5 St. S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 2G3 Tel: 403-287-1114 | Fax: 403-287-8279 Email:

Triumph Roofing & Sheet Metal Orlando Silva 340 - 40 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2M7 Tel: 403-452-4114 | Fax: 403-452-4330 Email:

Travelers Insurance Company of Canada Aimee Mather #2500, 650 W. Georgia Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4N7 Tel: 1-800-555-9431 | Fax: 604-682-2664 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:

Trevcon Enterprises Ltd. Trevor Haddow 39 Hamptons Dr. N.W. Calgary, AB T3A 5H7 Tel: 403-239-8803 | Fax: 403-547-5486 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:

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:

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:

Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. David McIlwrick 5045 - 13 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 5N1 Tel: 403-547-1647 | Fax: 403-547-1196 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: TSE Steel Ltd. George Chapman 4436 - 90 Ave. S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2S7 Tel: 403-279-6060 | Fax: 403-279-2054 Email:

Tundra Process Solutions Austin Vlooswyk 7523 Flint Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 1G3 Tel: 403-255-5222 | Fax: 403-253-4448 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:

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Twin Peaks Construction Ltd. Tate Towes 4307 - 54 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2A2 Tel: 403-457-3364 | Fax: 403-457-5722 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:

CCA | Membership Ultralite Overhead Doors Ltd. Elaine Abrahamson 7307 - 40 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2K4 Tel: 403-280-2000 | Fax: 403-280-1558 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:

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:

Unicon Concrete Specialties Jody Desroches 1311 - 25 Ave. N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 7L6 Tel: 403-291-9885 | Fax: 403-291-9226 Email:

United Rentals Richard Nurse 3639 8th St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3A5 Tel: 403-313-9464 | Fax: 403-313-0266 Email:

Uponor Ltd. Kevin Price Suite 200, Plaza 1, 200 Argentia Rd. Mississauga, ON L5N 1W1 Tel: 416-432-0249 | Fax: 866-638-9517 Email:

Unified Systems Group Inc. George Tamminen #4A, 1235 - 64 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2J7 Tel: 403-686-8088 | Fax: 403-686-8087 Email:

United Roofing Inc. Patrick Genest 1010 - 8 Ave. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 0S3 Tel: 403-870-2753 Email:

Urban One Management Inc. Jason Woods #301, 611 Alexander St. Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1E1 Tel: 604-873-5100 | Fax: 604-873-5101 Email:

Unitech Electrical Contracting Inc. Adran Borne Bay 11, 700 - 58 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2E2 Tel: 403-255-2277 | Fax: 403-255-9785 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:

Urban Systems Ltd. Roberto Binda #101, 2716 Sunridge Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 0A5 Tel: 403-291-1193 | Fax: 403-291-1374 Email:



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CCA | Membership URS Flint Bob Hildenbrandt Suite 240, 6025 - 11 St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2Z2 Tel: 403-386-1000 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:

Victory Painting Trevor Andres 3605 - 29th Street NE, Suite 100 Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5W4 Tel: 403-375-0800 | Fax: 403-375-0732 Email:

Wajax Power Systems Robert Hughes 4343 - 114 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3M5 Tel: 403-253-7601 | Fax: 403-259-0260 Email:

Viking Fire Protection Inc. Peter Domenjoz 4220 - 76 Ave. S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2J2 Tel: 403-236-7151 | Fax: 403-236-7493 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:

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:

Viper Concrete 2000 LP Mike Maksymic 4 Industry Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta T3S 0A2 Tel: 403-720-2212 | Fax: 403-217-7795 Email:

Varko Excavating Inc. Attila Varga 89 Panamount Green N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3K 5R7 Tel: 403-630-4868 | Fax: 403-730-8760 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:

Venture Painting Ltd. Chris Kulbaba 7725 46th Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2C 2Y5 Tel: 403-230-2656 | Fax: 403-230-9029 Email:

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Great Plains Recreation Facility will serve over 100,000 citizens, and focus its offerings on ice sports such as hockey, ringette, and sledge hockey by featuring two NHL-sized boarded ice rinks.

Recreational vision for Calgary takes a giant leap forward By Colleen Biondi By 2018, Calgary will have four brandnew recreation centres – three in the southeast communities of Seton, Quarry Park, and Great Plains, and one in the northwest community of Rocky Ridge. This $480-million investment, which includes costs such as land acquisition, site development and construction, permits, adjustments to transportation infrastructure, and cost escalations, is one city council is prepared to make to serve the needs of a burgeoning population. “These will be great facilities for people to learn, play, grow, and connect,”

says Karen Young, director of Community and Neighbourhood Services with the City of Calgary. The decision as to what to build, where to build, and what amenities to offer in each location was determined by way of an exhaustive research and public-consultation process which began in 2006. The reports that resulted have informed a working document called the “Functional Program and Concept Design Report” and are consistent with a mothership document called the “Recreation Masterplan 2010-2020,” which

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provides the broad-based guidelines and city-wide plans for Calgary’s recreational infrastructure. The “10 Year Strategic Plan for Sport Facility Development and Enhancement” acknowledged that there are currently over 320,000 citizens actively involved in more than 85 different activities administered by over 400 sport organizations in Calgary. But it highlighted some weaknesses in the current system, including the pressure on existing and aging facilities, lack of facilities that meet national and international standards for competition, unwieldy booking systems and single-purpose facilities, limited access to school-based venues, and a lack of awareness as to what exists in the community. Recommendations for future facility development included adaptable design with emphasis on community wellness, accessibility, sustainability, availability, and activity coverage. “Calgarians need to be physically active to improve their quality of life as they age and help them fight off conditions such as coronary artery disease, osteoporosis, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes,” says Tim Bjornson, executive director of Sport Calgary. “In a time when childhood obesity is on the rise, we need not only to improve the diets of our children but [also] get them re-engaged with sport and physical activity in indoor facilities, [as well as] in the great outdoors in sport fields and parks.”

At approximately 100,000 square feet in size, Quarry Park Recreation Facility will take on an urban, more sophisticated design to tie into the high-quality architecture and landscape of the community.

The “Arts Space Strategy Report” determined that culture and the arts (including artists’ studios, theatre spaces, and satellite library branches) are deemed to be an integral part of a healthy community and need to be integrated into these community hubs. The “Recreational Amenities Gap Analysis,” conducted by HarGroup Management Consultants Inc. and K. Knights and Associates Ltd., looked at how the community perceives the provision of recreation and leisure activities in the city. Key findings included support for the development of diverse sport and leisure activity in Calgary, recognition of demographic shifts (from the disadvantaged to the young family to the aging boomer and the senior), changing needs in various communities, concerns about affordability and access, and clear confirmation that the City of Calgary should have a key role in developing viable recreational facilities and activities for everyone. A Program and Amenity Market Assessment (PAMA) showed Calgarians favoured sport plex/community centre amenities - aquatic, fitness training, ice rinks, and library services. After the research was complete and the community was consulted, the City supported the following sites and plans: Great Plains Recreation Facility Sitting on a 12.4-acre site north of Glenmore Trail, and just east of 52nd Avenue, the Great Plains Recreation Facility will be approximately 85,000 square feet in size, and serve over 100,000 citizens from all parts of the city. It will be a

team-based sports facility concentrating on ice sports such as hockey, ringette, and sledge hockey (this sport is a version of ice hockey played on sleds for individuals with physical disabilities in the lower body) and will have two NHLsized, boarded ice rinks. “We are thrilled to have two new ice surfaces opening in Calgary,” says Christina Rogers, manager of Communications, Marketing and Events for Hockey Calgary. “With over 13,000 kids in the minor hockey system, these new rinks will provide teams with more ice time to practice and work on skill development.” One of the unique things about Great Plains, says John Souleles, senior project





architect with Marshall Tittemore Architects, is the “warm side/cold side” public space that will bisect the arenas. This means you can have a coffee or burger and watch the ice action from the comfort of the concession area, or go through the doors to the spectator or “cold” area to watch from the sidelines. This offers a “more humane and rich viewing experience for the community.” Also, the rec centre will distinguish itself from box-like neighbours in this industrial area by tying into hills and mounds that will be added to the site plan’s landscape. This will not only minimize the look of the building mass from the outside, but will also make the locale “a more attractive and tenable space to be.”





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Quarry Park’s aquatic component piece will have a 25-metre, six-lane lap pool and an adjacent small-scale leisure pool all behind a wall of windows at the front of the building so people can walk by and watch.

The basic concept design was revealed in spring 2013 with construction beginning in the fall; the scheduled completion is slated for winter 2015, with Canlan Ice Sports operatoring this facility. Quarry Park Recreation Facility Approximately 100,000 square feet in size, Quarry Park Recreation Facility will

concentrate on introductory, unstructured recreational activities and basic (non-competitive) skill development to suit surrounding residents and businesspark clientele. It will have an aquatic component, a single-court gymnasium, and a large fitness centre. The aquatic piece will have a 25-metre, six-lane lap pool and an

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adjacent small-scale leisure pool which will also be used as a teaching pool. The fitness centre will include cardio and strength equipment, studios and stretch areas, a walking/running track and personal training rooms. The gym will have multipurpose flooring to accommodate a wide variety of indoor sports like basketball, volleyball, badminton, field and

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windows, providing a unique, striped look, as well as the functional back-up structure needed to anchor them to the roof. Speaking of the roof, it will be one sweeping structure over the entire facility. “So you get the sense of one big space, of a larger community of people doing different activities,” explains Tankard. And since Quarry Park is right on the regional pathway system, people will have the advantage of biking right up to the facility. Public transit will also be available. Construction began in fall 2013, and will be completed by spring 2015. YMCA Calgary will oversee the opperations of the facility. Along with sporting activities, Rocky Ridge Regional Recreation Facility will feature a central gathering hub, as well as arts and cultural spaces including a self-service library, theatre, multi-purpose rooms, and studio areas.

floor hockey, futsal (football-like game played indoors), and indoor soccer. The Glenmore Square Library will also be relocated here. “This facility will be a more urban, more sophisticated design,” says Andrew Tankard, partner with GEC Architecture,

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be a central gathering space, as well as arts and cultural spaces such as a self-service library, theatre, multi-purpose rooms, and studio areas. The aquatic segment of the site will include a 25-metre, eight-lane lap pool and a recreation pool. There will be two ice rinks - one a NHL-sized space and, unique to this facility, a recreation space for pleasure skating. The gym will have three courts to accommodate dry sports. One of the courts will be slightly oversized to allow for the newly popular sport of netball (a basketball-like sport). A 200-metre running track will also “float” over the community space, says GEC’s Tankard, who is also the lead on this project. This facility is all about connection – both visibly and acoustically. “You can go to the fitness centre and see, as well as hear, people in the pool or using the library.” That connectedness extends to the outside, as well; the low-lying facility will be tucked into the bottom of a hill, submerged in part and lending itself to an aerodynamic look, and unobtrusive line consistent with the natural landscape. Outdoor options will be important at Rocky Ridge. Along with a basketball court, tennis courts, a skateboard park, and children’s play structures, the site will encourage people to enjoy outdoor interpretive trails (the location is home to archeological sites) and paths for walking, hiking, biking, crosscountry skiing, and snowshoeing. With much glazing on the expansive and curvilinear building, working sensitively and consistently with the local landscape’s shapes and forms, the intent is to “blur the distinction between outside and inside activities.” The timeline for the centre is set for construction to begin in fall 2014 with a completion date of fall 2016. YMCA Calgary will be the operator of this facility. Seton Regional Recreation Facility Even though it’s in the early design phase, Seton Regional Recreation Facility will sit on a 20-acre parcel of land and the building will be approximately 330,000 square feet in size. Amenities are expected to include an aquatics segment with a large pool, a wave pool, waterslide, lap pool with diving, climbing walls, a vortex (play spot), and hot tubs. There will be two NHL-sized rinks for hockey and ringette practices, figure-skating rehearsals, and learn-to-skate sessions. The gym-



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nasium will have three courts; one court, like at the Rocky Ridge location, will be oversized to accommodate netball. The 2,400-square-metre library, 300-seat theatre, artists’ studios, youth centre, and multipurpose rooms will provide the cultural component to the facility. Skateboarders, watch for a park just for you in the future. And because of its proximity to the South Health Campus, there will be opportunity for regenerative and rehabilitative programs. Construction will begin in winter 2015 and will be completed by summer 2017. The planning for these facilities continues to incorporate ongoing community feedback and direction via community advisory groups (CAGs). “The City identified the importance of having a partnership with the communities closest to the proposed recreational catchment area to ensure community needs are being met,” says the chair of the northwest group, Paul Sinclair. “The northwest group determined early on that our facility be multi-use, multi-generational – a community hub.” “It is vital to the success of any public project to have community buy-in,” adds Stephanie Campbell, chair of the Southeast Advisory Committee. “We have given input at every level. Our job is to make sure the voice of the community is heard.” There will be ongoing challenges with the advancement of such a grand project. LRT alignment may cause design challenges for parking and storm water management with the Seton location. Bus routes, shelters, and road adjustments need to be considered for optimal access to these new locations at the same time as preserving the ecology of the areas and their unique environmental sensitivities. Calgary’s weather can cause havoc with construction projects and partnerships take hard work to maintain. Design plans are subject to change. Cost-escalation risks, which exist with most large initiatives, have been tempered by contingency that has been built into the budget. Speaking of money, the original financial plan for these sites was a P3 model (public-private partnerships), but when the federal government withdrew $100 million for the project, a new model was required that would not add a tax burden to Calgarians. City council has now approved a budget based on multiple funding sources such as the Community and Recreation Levy, the Municipal Sustainability Fund, the Community Investment Fund, and the City’s GST rebate. There will be additional benefits to building these facilities. They will draw individuals and businesses to the community, and offer employment opportunities to construction and design personnel both initially and through the day-to-day operations of the facilities upon completion. But at day’s end, they will contribute to one fundamental goal, says Young. “They will be critical in developing healthy, vibrant, and complete communities.” n

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1966 – J.H. Tims 1967 – E.R. Mowbray 1968 – C.E. McDougall

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Uncovering the Past The 2013 CCA Past Chairmens’ Luncheon

Front Row (left to right): Ted Wealleans (1989), Eldon Loucks (1980), Bob Steele (1973), Rob Otway (2013 CCA Chair), John Binninger (1982), and Ron Jones (1972). Back Row (left to right): Dave Smith (CCA President), Bob Robinson (2009), Gord Graham (1983), Barry Young (2008), Mike D’Attolico (1999), Serena Holbrook (2012), Grant Symon (2006), Kees Cusveller (2005), and Fabrizio Carinelli (CCA Senior Vice Chair).

At what has become a highly anticipated event each year, Calgary Construction Association (CCA) past chairpersons gathered on July 24, 2013, to share memories over lunch and refreshments. The historic and picturesque Fort Calgary served as their venue this year, and provided the eloquent ambience needed to inspire these fellows and lady (Serena Holbrook, the

first female chair of the CCA, joined the ranks of these male leaders in 2012) to remember days gone by. Despite the location of Fort Calgary just southwest of the Bow River, it held up and was still operational after the floods hit hard in late June 2013. While this group strolled past the images of chairs gone by, it became evident that a documented history of the

tales they have to tell would be valuable record of CCA history. With that, the CCA has commenced a project where they will meet with a historian to uncover the hidden stories of these men and women from our past. The CCA looks forward to working with these individuals to uncover some links to our past and keep a record for future generations. n

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ISL Engineering and Land Services


LMS Reinforcing Steel Group


DoubleDutch Woodworking Ltd.


ITC Construction Group


Loadrite 85

Dpl Painting Ltd.


JAD Environmental Sevices Inc.

EAP Construction



Lockerbie & Hole Contracting


James Electric


Lone Star Mercedes Benz


EBA 141

Jensen Contract Flooring Ltd.


Lucas & Wright Insurance Services


Ecco Waste Systems


JMB Waste Management


M & B Technical Testing Services Ltd.


Eclipse Geomatics & Engineering Ltd.


K & F Rollshutter Manufacturing


Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.

ECO Building & Technical Services Ltd.


Kae West Contracting Inc.


Matkovic Contracting Ltd.


E.D.M. Interiors Ltd.


KBM Commercial Floor Coverings Inc.


Mechanical Equipment Sales Co. Ltd.


Elan Construction Limited


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Menzies Metal Products


Keystone Excavating Ltd.


Merit Contractors Association


Kinetic Systems Inc.


Mermac Construction Ltd.


Electrical Contractors Assocaition of Alberta (ECAA) & IBEW Local Union 424



EllisDon Construction Services Inc.


Knelsen Sand & Gravel Ltd.


Moody’s Equipment


Emco Waterworks


Lear Construction Management Ltd.


Nabco Entrances of Western Canada Inc.

148 IFC 46

Enviro-Vac 26

Ledcor Construction


National Concrete Accessories Canada Inc.

Evolution Glass

Lehigh Hansen


North Star Contracting Inc.

Executive Millwork


Executive Royal Inn


Ferguson Corporation


Ferguson Glass / Pockar Masonry Ltd.


Field LLP


Fish Creek Excavating


Formula Contractors Ltd.


Fraser Shingling & Exteriors Future Buildings

44 144

Giusti Group of Companies


Graham Group Ltd.


Grant Metal Products, Ltd.


Grant Thornton


Guillevin International Co.


GWP Wallworks Group Inc.


Harco Developments Inc.


Harris Rebar HCM Contractors Inc. HD Supply Canada Hemisphere Engineering

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Igloo Erectors Ltd.


Incom Electric Corp.


Intact Insurance


Interstate Batteries


Ipex Inc.


Ironclad Earthworks Ltd.


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Norwood Waterworks


Rogers Insurance Ltd.


Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Inc.

Nu Trend Industries


Rollison Mechanical Contractors Inc.


Supermetal Structures Inc.


NVR Construction

SynCon Management Ltd.


Taiga Building Products


Tanas Concrete Industries Ltd.



Rubico Framing Company Ltd.


Omicron 63

S.E. Johnson Management Ltd.


Pacer Corporation

SAIT Polytechnic

PCL Construction Management Inc.

89 11, 151

PDN Masonry Ltd. Peak Contracting Services Inc.

45 179

111, 145, 177

Schuett Law


Scott Construction (Alberta) Ltd.


Sealtech Restoration Ltd.

100 136

Plumb-Line Group of Companies


Sherwood Steel Ltd.

Pockar Masonry Ltd.


Shift Elevators And Lifts

Premium Portable Washrooms


Simon Maxwell

38 223

Production Lighting


SimplexGrinnell 87

Pumps & Pressure


SIS / Supply Install Services

Qualitec Distributors Inc.


Skyline Roofing Ltd.

R & M Plumbing & Heating Inc.


Small Business Legal Centre

R.S. Foundation Systems


Smart Choice Fire Protection Inc.

R2K Roofing Inc.


Spatial Technologies

Rapicon Inc.


Read Jones Christoffersen


Reggin Industries Inc.

218, 219

Renfrew Insurance Ltd.


Richard Mcdonald & Associates Ltd.


180 73 113


The Law Firm of W. Donald Goodfellow, Q.C.


TIC Interiors Ltd.


Tiki International Inc.`


Top Spray


Travelers Canada


Triangle Steel


Trimen Electric Ltd.


Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company


Tritech Group


Triumph Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.



TSE Steel Ltd.


Spraytek Insulation Ltd.


Tyco Integrated Security

Stampede Crane & Rigging


Ultra Lite Doors

Standard General


Unicon Concrete Specialties

Sterling Western Star Trucks Alberta Ltd. Strathcona Mechanical Limited


70 130

United Decorating Inc. United Roofing Inc.

227 27 5 OBC 61

Varco Pruden Builders


Varko Excavating Inc.


Victaulic 54 Wayne Building Products


Westburne Electric Supply


Westcon Precast Inc. 121

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Westcor Construction Ltd.


Westend Electrial Contracting Ltd.


Western Air & Power Ltd.


Western Electrical Management Ltd.


Western Louiseville Fiberboard


Western One


Western Pump


Williams Scotsman Saels and Rentals


Wilson M. Beck Insurance Servcies (Alberta) Inc.


Winwood Construction Ltd.


Wolseley Express


World of Concrete


ZLK Inc.


Zybertech Construction Software Services


Zytech Building Systems Inc.


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