The 2013 Tax Supported Budget was passed unanimously as drafted on November 28th. Despite significant efforts by NCHCA representatives at Committee and Ward budget meetings, as well as one-on-one meetings with Councillors, Council could not be convinced to increase the level of expenditure on the renewal of roads. It is however felt that the efforts of the association this year have laid a solid framework for next year’s budget process, where the NCHCA proposes to start its lobbying efforts in the early summer, so as to hopefully have more impact on the 2014 budget.
The mayor in his address to council said the budget is a year-long process. He noted that financial pressure on upper tier governments put financial pressure on the city. He talked about social service spending. He talked about Ottawa on the Move as an example of how they are investing in infrastructure renewal. The 2013 City Budget comes in with a 2.09% increase for urban homes and a 1.98% increase for rural homes and a further 2.5% increase for commercial properties. The mayor stressed that this was the lowest tax increase in five years, and that the city is well managed financially
The total Capital Budget for 2013 is $478 million. This includes $185 million in expenditures for the Ottawa on the Move program. These expenditures do not include spending on LRT or on water and sewer which will be tabled in January.
2. 2013 NCHCA Directory Advertising
Below are the prices and details regarding the 2013 NCHCA Directory advertising rates. If any members would like to reserve an ad placement in our upcoming 2013 edition, please log onto our website @ www.nchca.ca at your earliest convenience to review the many opportunities that may well suit your business needs. Ad space purchases can be found online under the menu heading E-commerce. Space has been made available to all members on a first-come/first-serve basis.
2013 Directories are a valuable source of information and will be available for our entire membership on April 10th, 2013 at our Annual General Management Meeting being held at the Centurion Conference & Event Center. Some time ago, NCHCA launched our improved website. Amongst the enhancements were a number of new modules – newsletter, calendar of events, and a showroom. The showroom is an interactive gallery for members to showcase their project work and is intended to drive awareness, and thus value, to the association and in turn its members (i.e. the more activity/interest on the nchca.ca web site, the more exposure our organization and members receive).
To that end, we would like all of you to consider contributing material for the showroom module. Simply forward digital photographs of your projects along with a brief (approx 75 words or less) textual descriptions of each submitted photo. These will be reviewed by the marketing committee and worked into the showroom as deemed appropriate. The format of the pictures/graphics should be jpg/gif of high quality.
NCHCA is also currently developing the 2013 Member Directory. It is our plan again this year to incorporate elements of the showroom into the divider design of the directory highlighting the very important work our industry does around the City. Please indicate if you would like your submitted photography/projects to be considered for inclusion in the directory. There is space for about 1-4 images/divider, so projects that best reflect the work of the association that are of superior quality will be included.
Please have your showroom material submitted by December 14,2012; the sooner the better so we can start populating the showroom module. Thank you for your participation.
2013 Directory Ad Placements:
Advertising Price List:
Ad Size and Location
¼ Page (height = 4 ¼” x width = 2 ¾”)
½ Page (height = 4 ¼” x width = 5 ½”)
Full Page (height = 8 ½” x width = 5 ½”)
Inside Cover (2 available)
$2,000.00 (SOLD OUT)
Back Cover (1 available)
$3,000.00 (SOLD OUT)
Terms and Conditions:
Cover Page and Divider advertisement will be awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis.
16 inside Divider pages are available.
The Dividers can consist of any combination of ¼, ½, or full page advertising, based on availability.
Advertisements other than the inside front, inside back and back cover will be placed randomly.
Requirement for advertisement graphic is a .jpeg or .gif file of 300 dpi formats or, preferably, the design artwork file (.ai, .eps, or as .pdf).
HST extra at 13%.
Deadline for receipt of advertising and material is February 17, 2013.
If you require assistance designing your directory advertisement, the NCHCA has asked burbek inc. to provide their expertise and services. Please contact Kyle Burry at burbek directly at 613.222.5939 or firstname.lastname@example.org; burbek inc. is the company that developed and hosts our
website and has produced the directories since 2008. Rates for ad design, or edits to existing designs, are included below. Members will be invoiced directly by the Association.
¼ Page Ad
½ or Full Page Ad
Design Ad Graphic
Note: Logo, textual content, supplementary graphics are to be provided by client. Professional stock photography is an option, but at an additional price. Price to member is optimized for interactions via email, telephone or at burbek office; onsite visits (i.e. burbek design team travelling to client) would necessitate an additional charge.
3. Membership Renewals
Just a reminder that renewals come due January 1st, 2013. An email notice will be forwarded to the membership in the new year, reminding our members to log onto our secured site to process your renewal.
4. NCHCA Directory Account Profiles
It is very important for members to ensure that your account profile information is updated online as these profiles will be extracted from our database in February and used for the printing of the Directory. If anyone requires assistance or further information, please contact Alison at the association office at 613.821.5940.
5. OSWCA Annual General Management Meeting
The OSWCA AGM registration and information package is up and running online on the OSWCA website, www.oswca.org . You will need to have an access code to do the secure online, if you don’t have one just request on the top of the website page.
6. Carleton University Co-op Job Placement for Summer 2013
Post Your Co-op Job for Summer 2013
Co-op students begin their summer job search in January. Co-op and Career Services encourages you to post your summer co-op job now.
Visit our employer portal, CUHire at https://cuhire.carleton.ca to get started! Hiring a Carleton co-op student is easy and simple with our no-ranking process.
Note the following important Summer 2013 co-op recruitment dates.
January 21 – Jobs close for employers who post now!
January 22 – Applications are available for online viewing using your CUHire account
January 23 – Interview scheduling begins!
May 1 – August 30, 2013 – Summer work term start and end dates
7. Algonquin College Co-op Placements for Summer 2013
Have you considered hiring a co-op student for a posting or a support position within your company? Cooperative Education at Algonquin College is looking at aligning private sector companies with students. Many companies take advantage of hiring our students who are eager to demonstrate their skills in a professional work setting.
By participating in the Co-op process, Algonquin College becomes a recruitment pipeline for your organization. And there’s also tremendous value as companies who hire our students for co-op positions (4 months full-time) including receiving a tax benefit for up to $3000 per student hired over that 4 month period (URL below with more details). http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc/
The co-op terms are 4 months and could be used as a probationary period as you decide if the student is worthy of full-time employment, or never make the position permanent instead filling the role (or support role) with a continuous stream of students.
If you are looking at filling a current position with a co-op student, or perhaps in a support role for another position consider the Cooperative Education Office at Algonquin College, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
While Architecture Technology and Construction Engineering Technician would be easy fits, Algonquin could also offer up Accounting students, Bachelor of Applied Business students, Programming and Web Development students and more. Here’s the link:
Algonquin College has worked in close partnership with the National Capital Heavy Construction Association and a cross-section of industry representatives to develop training and professional workshops for road builders, aggregate producers, and the sewer and water main construction industries in Canada’s National Capital Region.
Taught by industry professionals who bring years of practical experience and insights into the classroom, you will find the training practical, applied and competency-based; focusing on key job responsibilities and tasks, and the critical skills needed for success on the job.
Dates: Part 1 – January 17 & 18 Part 2 – February 21 & 22, 2013
Dates: Part 1 – February 21 & 22 Part 2 – March 11 & 12, 2013 Course
Duration: 4 days
Price: $1,325.00 (plus HST)
LEEDR Green Building Strategies & Green Associate Exam Preparation
Dates: February 1 – March 22, 2013 (weekly) Course Duration: 6 days
Price: $1,945.00 (plus HST)
9. NCHCA/City of Ottawa 2013 Meeting Schedule
All meetings are posted on our website under the Calendars of Events. Dates are as follows: January 11, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20.
NCHCA 2013 Board Meeting Schedule
Dates are as follows: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 10, November 13.
Please make sure to mark these important dates in your 2013 Calendars:
Curling Bonspiel, Thursday, January 17, 2013, Nepean Sportsplex (Registration to be up on-line shortly)
AGM, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Centurion Center
Pothole, Monday, May 27, 2013, Kanata Lakes Golf Course
Manhole, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, GreyHawk Golf Course
The NCHCA would like to thank this year’s Fall Dinner Dance sponsors and Steve Turner for his time and efforts in organizing such a terrific “Hoedown”. Without your continued support, our events would not be a success. Thank you!
Platinum : Lafarge Canada
Gold: Hanson Pipe & Precast Canada, Clean Water Works, Tallman Truck Center
Silver: The Guarantee Company of North America, M-Con Products Inc.
Thank you to all our board of directors and committee chairs for your hard work through out the year!
10. Certificate of Recognition (COR)
This is a nationally trademarked program that provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system. It is a pre-qualification requirement for contractors working in and out of the province and on public and private-sector projects. Please visit the IHSA website or click on the link below for further details.
A Community Service award was given to one of our Bursary Award winners, Chris Vizena, for the Atlantic University Conference. The support that the NCHCA Bursary has given Chris has allowed him to participate in many additional activities. We are totally convinced that this investment will benefit him for his entire life.
STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Chris Vizena, Mount Allison
Chris Vizena, a right back player from Osgoode, Ont., is the 2012 AUS student-athlete community service award recipient.
A senior in biology and biochemistry, Vizena is completing his Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in global health and minoring in psychology. With a cumulative GPA over 3.7, Vizena still finds time in his busy schedule to play soccer for the Mounties, serve generously for world health, do research, tutor, volunteer, coach, teach, and give back to his community.
Vizena has played in every game and has been an Academic all-Canadian each year since arriving at Mount Allison. He has served his team, university, and community in many ways over his four seasons in Sackville.
In addition to travelling with and serving as a participant and Mount Allison branch executive of the world’s largest student-led global health organization, Global Brigades, Vizena’s “to do” list is a long one. To mention a few, this past year alone he was chairman of the University Athletic Affairs Committee, executive member with both the Psychology Society and Mounties in Motion, coach of a U-14 boys soccer team, a tutor for countless students, labs, and classes, a mentor and friend to both international students, hospital-bound seniors, disadvantaged youth, and middle-school kids.
Chris also found time to be a research assistant, a campus tour guide and an active participant in numerous charity and leadership events such as Relay for Life, Shinerama, and Leadership Mount Allison.
Vizena’s character and work ethic has provided him with the opportunity to serve the community, excel in the classroom, and support his University and soccer team in every positive way possible.
Mounties’ soccer coach, Roy Chineh says, “With a big heart, Chris works hard through it all, and as a generous contributor he quietly provides selfless service to our team and community every day he plays, learns, and works here.”
Vizena becomes the third Mount Allison recipient of the men’s soccer community service award, joining Curtis Michaelis (2008) and Stuart McAdam, who won the AUS award in 2011 and also took home the CIS honour.
11. IHSA Registration Safety Group form
Please visit the IHSA website for their safety group registration form at http://www.ihsa.ca/safetygroups/construction.cfm
12. 35 Years of Service
The NCHCA would like to congratulate and recognize Bernie Ingimundson on his 35 years of service with Ottawa Greenbelt and his dedication, time and efforts to the betterment of the heavy construction industry. Bernie is a well-respected leader in our industry and community. In his early days after graduating from Carleton University, Bernie worked with the MTO, and then Bott Construction, before joining Ottawa Greenbelt in 1977. He was also co-founder of Marathon Drilling, which was named after his love of running. Bernie is also a past president of the National Capital Heavy Construction Association. He is a wealth of knowledge and experience and an asset to the entire heavy construction industry.
The NCHCA Board of directors would like to wish you and your loved ones the best of the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!