Monthly Archive:: December 2013

CRCA announces Jacques Chevalier Scholarship Awards

The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Jacques Chevalier Scholarship Award as Mr. Pierick Lafleur and Ms. Taylor Nelson.

A Christmas wish from CRCA’s president

With the Christmas season fast approaching I would like to express sincere wishes from myself and the CRCA board members for a very joyous Christmas to all of the CRCA members and affiliate provincial associations. I would like to extend these wishes to all of our associate and industry members, and to our friends within

Understanding the CAN/ULC-S770 changes

Recent announcements by members of the Polyisocyanurate Industry Manufacturers Association (PIMA) regarding revised design LTTR values for rigid roof insulation have caused some confusion in the industry.

Deadline looms for CRCA Roofing Canada Award nominations

Time is running out to submit your nominations for CRCA’s Roofing Canada Award. On December 31, 2013, the nomination process will come to a close and the association will begin the selection process.

BASF Canada Inc. honoured in Ontario Concrete Awards

CRCA associate member BASF Canada was one of many industry notables to receive recognition during the Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 2013 Ontario Concrete Awards.

Ontario reveals Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act

The Ministry of Infrastructure introduced its Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act. If passed, the Act would encourage strategic long-term infrastructure planning through five key components.

Quebec’s Olympic Stadium in need of new roof

Quebec’s Olympic Stadium has seen better days. In the last year alone, the roof of the Montreal-based venue has accrued more than 2,000 rips, nearly doubling maintenance costs to $800,000 and leaving some to wonder if it’s time for a replacement.

Video: A case for Bill-C201

The Canadian Building Trades released a video in support of Bill C-201, the Construction Mobility Tax Credit. The presentation outlines the Bill’s intent and highlights the potential benefits of such a tax credit, arguing, “The average mobile worker spends approximately $3500 of his or her own money to temporarily relocate. A construction mobility tax credit

The Competition Bureau re-releases “The Little Black Book of Scams”

Canada’s Competition Bureau has re-released its The Little Black Book of Scams, a publication designed to help Canadians identify and protect themselves against fraudulent activity. The booklet is available online now and features a forward by James Moore, Minister of Industry.

CRCA and Enterprise introduce fleet discounts

CRCA and Enterprise Fleet Management have collaborated to bring even more value to members through additions to their affinity program partnership. Recently, the association negotiated a fleet discount on General Motors, granting members significant savings on commercial vehicles.