July 27, 2021

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  • TCIC Upcoming Courses
Prevention Council Statement on Ontario’s Occupational Health & Safety Strategy & CPO Retirement

The month of July marks a couple of milestones that the Prevention Council would like to recognize. Click here to read the Ontario’s Prevention Council Chair released statement.
Ontario CPO Kelusky to leave job in September

Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky has revealed he will be leaving the job for retirement in September.  

Kelusky told Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton in March he would be retiring. The process of selecting a replacement is well underway, he said. His last full day in the office will be July 23 and he will be taking accumulated vacation days until his final week. He turns 65 in September. 

Click here, to read the full Press Release.
Amico, EllisDon and PCL teams prequalified for new Niagara Falls, Ont. hospital

Three construction teams have been prequalified to bid on an upcoming hospital project in southeastern Ontario expected to cost more than $1 billion.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Niagara Health signed off on the credentials of consortia that include contractors Amico, EllisDon and PCL after issuing a request for qualifications this February. Full breakdowns of the EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, Niagara Care Partners and Plenary PCL Niagara Health teams are included below. 

Click here, to read the full news article.
How can we reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint?

Buildings equivalent to a city the size of Paris are being built every week – but less than one per cent of them are assessed to determine their carbon footprint, according to a new report. This is despite the fact that construction accounts for 38 per cent of global emissions.

As a result, the industry “doesn’t know where it stands when it comes to carbon emissions,” said Arup building engineering director Chris Carroll, who was one of the authors of the report published by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Click here, to read the full news article. 
Sprawling new bus maintenance facility for Hamilton, Ont. to cost $264M

Half a billion dollars in funding will support construction of a new bus maintenance and storage facility in Hamilton, Ont. and six other public transit projects.

The federal, provincial and municipal governments announced nearly $519 million in funding for the city July 19, with half destined for work on a new 650,000 sq. ft. (60,000 square-metre) bus servicing hub.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Worker safety, project integrity at stake with no trades enforcement: stakeholders

Construction trade executives are shocked and concerned that the Ontario government is no longer enforcing trades certification at the province’s worksites.

Since 2009 the prescription, licensing and enforcement of compulsory trades has been the responsibility of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), but it was recently learned that the College has not issued notices of contraventions since the Doug Ford government was elected in 2018 with the promise to replace it.

Click here, to read the full news article.
Public Review - CSA Infection Control Standard

The draft new edition of CAN/CSA-Z317.13 Infection control during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities was released for Public Review on Friday July 16th, 2021. The Z317-13 Draft is going to be available for review and comments until September 14, 2021, through CSA Public Review site.

Public Review is an opportunity for all stakeholders, including members of the public, to review the Draft New Edition of the Z317.13 Standard and provide comments. 

Click here, to learn more.  
TCA Member Spotlight

Get your company in front of like-minded industry colleagues and grow your network and business opportunities! Click here, to learn more and to complete the application form.
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Important TCA Updates
LAST CHANCE to be included in TCA's Annual Construction Book and/or Online Directory! Deadline is Friday, July 30, 2021 
Get your company in front of approximately 3500 public / private buyers of Construction Services: Architects, Engineers, Designers, Developers, Property Managers, General Contractors and all TCA member companies.

Click here for the full details.
Exclusive Discount for TCA Members on publishing Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) in the Daily Commercial News (DCN)!

All certificates and notices published in the Daily Commercial News (DCN) are a flat fee of $300 (plus tax). Special Affinity Pricing of $200 per certificate is available to all ConstructConnect subscribers and TCA members.
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**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
Jul. 28 & 29 | Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

In these uncertain times of COVID-19, the potential for legal disputes is likely increased as contracting parties seek to determine and resolve who must pay for the increased prolongation costs and reduced efficiencies. This three (3) units program is designed for professionals in the construction industry looking to advance their understanding of construction claims. The program will provide industry professionals with techniques to manage the unique contractual challenges that come from different construction project delivery methods and which could lead to cost intensive disputes.


Introduction to Construction Claims Management

  • Understand the legal, contractual and claims framework.
  • Expand the understanding of different kind of construction claims.
  • Learn about the essential characteristics of a successful and persuasive claim.
  • Understand the importance of construction site records and documentation.
  • Notice requirements and its compliance.
  • Plus more.

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