Weekly Update November 7, 2014

The Prince George Construction Association would like to welcome the following members:
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Weekly Update
November 7, 2014
All Points Fire Protection Ltd
Westburne Electrical Supply
Clint Dahl—Royal Lepage
Maple Reinders Inc.
Prince George Construction Association
Named Official Supplier
Prince George, BC – The Prince George
Construction Association has been named
the newest Official Supplier for the 2015
Canada Winter Games.
Through the development of the 2015 Canada Winter Games Outdoor Ice Oval Enhancement Project, presented by the Prince George Construction Association, a
legacy facility will be built that will provide long-term operational efficiencies
and support future event-hosting opportunities.
“We are proud of the partnership with the Prince George Construction Association as it represents the true spirit of the 2015 Games,” says Stuart Ballantyne,
CEO of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. “Providing meaningful legacies for the
region is one of the 2015 Games’ seven pillars and we are grateful for the commitment, dedication and support of the Prince George Construction Association.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Prince George Construction Association, we are pleased that we were able to partner with the 2015 Canada Winter
Games and to be able to build the 2015 Games Outdoor Ice Oval Enhancement
Legacy Project,” says Mike Fawcett, Chair of the Prince George Construction
Association. “Thank you to the PGCA Staff and Committee Members, as well our
Member Firms who have come together to make this project a reality.”
“It is exciting for our Association to undertake this Project and build a facility
that will enhance the ability of the community to attract additional events to our
City,” says Rosalind Thorn, President, PGCA. “Through generous donations of
time, services and funding from Member Firms and Friends of the Association,
the Ice Oval Society will find numerous efficiencies in their ongoing maintenance
of the Oval.”
“The Prince George Construction Association provides a valuable service to our
community, promoting construction investment opportunities and lobbying for
increased safety in the industry,” says Mayor Shari Green of Prince George.
“PGCA’s continued commitment to this region is further evidenced by their involvement with the 2015 Canada Winter Games as an Official Supplier. Welcome to the team.”
Construction began early October 2014 and is scheduled for completion
December 2014.
Update to BOBS Rules of Procedure
Effective November 4, 2014, amended Rules of Procedure for
BidCentral Online Bidding for Subcontractors (BOBS) are in effect for
all projects closing after this date.
A summary of the amendments to the BOBS Rules of Procedure are as
follows:
● Appendix A, Standard Exclusions: Added language in the introduction to accommodate some flexibility in the amending of the
Standard Exclusions by Pre-Bid Interpretation.
● Appendix A, Standard Exclusions, Section 05100 –Metals:
amended Standard Exclusion for materials lighter than 11 gauge
(2.8 mm)
● Appendix A, Standard Exclusions, Section 05500 - Miscellaneous
Metals: amended Standard Exclusion to clarify integral ferrous
metal fabrications
● Appendix C, BCCA 204 Bond Form: amended language to accommodate bid closing date changes. Note: the Surety Industry has
been advised of this change via a separate announcement.
Please contact us if you have any questions about these updates.
Help for Local Small Business Nominations
SBBC Awards 2015
Small business owners have the opportunity to be recognized as one
of BC's top entrepreneurs for their contribution to their local community and to the global economy as part of the Small Business BC
Awards.
They have already received some very exciting nominees from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Alberni, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver,
Vernon, Victoria, Whistler and Williams Lake, among others.
Nominations and voting are open from October 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014, and are accepted by both the business owners themselves and third-party nominations.
There are 10 award categories, including two new awards for
BEST EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR and BEST IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR.
Winners will receive the Premier's Prize of $1,500 cash and a oneyear All-Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts,
professional business mentorship and
the opportunity for extensive media
exposure. As well as the honour of being
named a top BC business!
www.sbbcawards.ca
From left to right: Iain Elder, Stu Ballantyne, Mayor Shari Green, Kathy Lewis
BC Construction Association North
3851 Eighteenth Avenue ♦ Prince George, BC ♦ V2N 1B1
Ph: 250.563.1744 ♦ Fax: 250.563.1107
www.bccanorth.ca
The Prince George Construction Association would like to welcome the following members:
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November 7, 2014
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All Points Fire Protection Ltd
Westburne Electrical Supply
Clint Dahl—Royal Lepage
Maple Reinders Inc.
Never too Early to Start Planning
5 Ways to Improve Career Awareness: Parents
We are planning our Winter 2014-2015 course offerings.
If there is a course you would like us to facilitate,
please contact Jennifer Terry,
Education Coordinator at 250-614-1729 or
The Construction
Centre will be closed
Tuesday November 11th
to observe
Remembrance Day.
Construction Sector—Project Management
Tools & Techniques
Dates: 2 day workshop (8:30 - 4:30),
PRINCE GEORGE Dec 15-16, 2014
BC Construction Association - North, 3851 18th Ave, Prince George, BC
Price: Members $749 / Non-members $899
Earn Professional Credits From: Project Management Institute / Gold Seal
What the Workshop Provides
A comprehensive overview of construction sector project management
techniques so you can effectively plan, manage, and control projects.
Theory and practical examples of methodologies provided in an interactive
format. Industry professional instructors.
Parents are key influencers when it comes to their children's decisions
about post-secondary education and careers, making them an important
audience for apprenticeship stakeholders committed to promoting apprenticeship and the skilled trades.
In CAF-FCA's latest report, Parent Perceptions of Careers in the Skilled
Trades, parents identified 5 ways we can better connect youth to the
information they need:
 Provide clear information about apprenticeship requirements
 Give youth more opportunities to learn about the skilled trades
 Advise parents how to help their children find an employer
sponsor
 Encourage teachers to talk positively about careers in the skilled
trades
Outline information on course selection requirements that prepare
youth for skilled trades careers
This report is available to CAF-FCA Members
2014 Scholarship & Bursary—
Now Accepting Applications!
Deadline for application submissions is Friday November 14, 2014
For a complete application, visit www.pgca.bc.ca
For more information, contact Jennifer Terry,
Education Coordinator at 250-617-1729 or email at
[email protected]
REGISTER TODAY!
Contact Jennifer Terry at 250-614-1729
[email protected]
Upcoming Education & Training Sessions and Online Courses
Date
Course
Summary
Register
November
19 & 20, 2014
(Prince George)
COR Auditor
Training
This two day course is based on the COR National Audit Document and
teaches permanent employees how to evaluate the performance of their
company's health and safety program.
Click here for more
information and
registration
December
15 & 16, 2014
(Prince George)
Project Management
Tools & Techniques
This two day course is a comprehensive overview of construction sector
project management techniques so you can effectively plan, manage, and
control projects. Theory and practical examples of methodologies provided
in an interactive format. Industry professional instructors.
Contact Jennifer Terry
at 250.614.1729
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