We had just over 900 attend the 2nd annual NCHCA Clean Water Works Heavy Construction Tradeshow on September 16th.
Feedback from exhibitors was very positive. The mayoral breakfast debate was well attended and deemed a great success. The Ontario Public Works Association luncheon also attracted delegates to the tradeshow. We were also effective at attracting a large number of students to the trade show who were interested in pursuing a career in heavy construction.
Thank you to the 2011 Tradeshow Sponsors who’s generosity was ever so much appreciated.
Clean Water Works Inc.
Graydex Ottawa Inc.
Ottawa Business Journal
Brenning Construction Ltd.
Contractor Rental Supply
City of Ottawa
D & G Landscaping
Ottawa Construction News
Ottawa Truck Centre
Deloitte Touche LLP
Royal Bank of Canada
2010 NCHCA Bursary Winners
The Association developed a bursary program that was released this past Spring. 22 applications competed for 3 bursaries, each with a value of $1500. Alex Secord won the NCHCA Industry Related Award, Amy Daoust won the Harley House Award, and Chris Vizena won The Founder’s Award – Robert Kimberley. The Association is anticipating an even greater number of participants with the release of the 2011 Bursary Program.
The Education Committee is currently preparing a multimedia presentation that will be used to help promote and encourage high school students to consider career opportunities within the heavy construction industry. Anyone who might be interested in helping are asked to contact either Lyall Steele @613.225.0780 or the Association office @613.821.5940.
2010 Municipal Election
Our campaign to keep investment in infrastructure front and center in this year’s municipal election is well underway. It is our objective to attend each and every mayoral and councillor all candidate debate to push our position that the City has to invest more in infrastructure renewal.
A backgrounder has been prepared that outlines the facts, key messages and questions to be posed at the debates. The association is paying particular attention to the Mayoral race, which is very close, as well as to four ward races where there will be new representatives as a result of sitting Councillors retiring.
Please pay close attention to the election and the positions of the candidates and encourage your workforce to get out and vote on October 25th.
WSIB 2011 FINAL Premium Rates
The WSIB and the Ministry of Labour (MOL) made some very significant announcements recently affecting construction employers.
2011 Construction Premium Rates Table – EXTRACT
2011 Premium Rate ($)
2010 Premium Rate ($)
Roadbuilding And Excavating
Heavy Civil Construction
Stimulus Funding Program
Conservative government said it will stick to their plans to cut off stimulus spending early next year, despite growing pressure to be more flexible as the recovery falters.
IECA – SWPPP Course
On March 3, 2011, International Erosion Control Association will be offering a SWPPP course in Ottawa for all of our members. Number of participants, time and location are still to be determined. The course content will consist of several modules: training overview and regulations, erosion processes, erosion control, sediment control and project planning and site assessment.
Recently you may have noticed we enhanced our website (www.nchca.ca) which included adding several new features such as electronic newsletter, calendar of events, and a project showroom. The showroom is intended to promote public interest in what the association members do and, in turn, drive even more usage of the site and value to our members.
Please participate by submitting project photography and accompanying descriptions to the association (firstname.lastname@example.org). The 2011 member directory design will incorporate elements from projects submitted by members.