The National Capital Heavy Construction Association turns 40 in 2018!
The Board of Directors is very proud to represent the NCHCA for the betterment of all our members. With well over 200-member companies and approximately 9000 employees we truly are an important part of the economics in this great City of Ottawa.
We are very pleased to have engaged Kathryn Sutherland, P.Eng., LLB, FEC as our first Executive Director. Kathryn is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of NCHCA. She will be the face of the NCHCA and work to enhance relationships with municipal, provincial and federal governments, the members of NCHCA, partner associations and the media.
Our industry growth will be greatly increased in 2018 and future years are looking very busy. The Light Rail Transit contract tender closing in 2018 will create many jobs and secure years of quality work for our industry.
Our focus for many years has been on expanding knowledge and working with the City of Ottawa through liaison meetings to promote new ideas and innovations in order to save money and increase longevity for new roads, sidewalks, sewers and bridges throughout our City.
Throughout the year the NCHCA promotes a number of social events such as our Education Series, Golf Tournaments, Fall Dinner Dance, and many others. These social functions are to promote great networking, goodwill and most of all continued and new friendships.
NCHCA will continue to work closely with the City of Ottawa to ensure that Vendor Performance Management is appropriately implemented. Our VPM Committee has been working diligently with the City of Ottawa to create a viable system that will benefit all of us.
NCHCA’s Health & Safety Committee will continue working to ensure we are all informed about new regulations and safe work practices so we all go home at the end of each day.
Working with organizations such as ORBA, OSWCA and others will help us by keeping all our members informed with all the latest information to the benefit of our members.
As the President of this great Association that I have been a part of for so many years, my goal is to promote a steady stream of communication with City Staff, consultants and all stakeholders. Communication and cooperation throughout the industry will make us all better people.
My feeling is if we can grow as an Association with the City of Ottawa and all of our stakeholders, we will enjoy the rewards of increased profits, friendships and going to work every day. This will help make our City more beautiful than it already is.
I am available to help our membership in any way I can. Please feel free to contact me at any time at 613.229.7418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to meeting our members and wish everyone great success in 2018 and in the years to come.
Stephen Turner, NCHCA President